LIVING YOGA: SIDEMEN & UBUD BALI RETREAT
Wed 5 Oct to Sun 9 Oct 2022

One thing my Yoga practice has taught me is that the practice doesn't end with savasana. In fact, once we begin with intention, the practice never ends. Every moment in life is Yoga — something Mama Bali always reminds me of whenever I'm in her warm embrace. 

I have breathed in Bali's magic for over 10 years, and many participants on my Ubud retreat earlier in July have also fallen under her spell. I am enthralled and enchanted, and I don't want to wait till 2023 to share her magic with you. So we are returning, as a small group of 12 pax max, in October — both to healing Ubud, as well as the less traipsed grounds of Sidemen, an up-and-coming destination in east Bali.

We'll start our retreat in the lush environs of Sidemen, where its laidback pace will support us to take a step back from city rhythms and slow down. We will stay for two nights in Darmada, a family-run eco resort surrounded by traditional villages and rice fields. You can head out for temple visits and river rafting, or simply stay in, kick back and relax with a book or your thoughts. This is a part of Bali that's not quite on the tourist track yet, so the invitation is to slow down and be! :)

 

After that, we will take 1.5-hour drive towards Ubud, the Yoga hub of Bali where I spend time in study and contemplation every year. We will spend our last two nights at Bagus Jati, a gorgeous wellness and retreat centre set on five hectares of hillside gardens. We will be in the Superior Chalet rooms, surrounded by greenery. The property is set to the north of Ubud so it's tucked away from the hustle and bustle. That said, there is a daily complimentary shuttle (about a 45-minute drive) to take you to and fro Ubud town, if you'd like to visit the cafes or go shopping.

All rooms have ensuite baths and toilets, and can be outfitted with either a double or twin beds.

Note that the rooms are fan-cooled with no A/C; temperatures can go down to 21 degrees in Bagus Jati due to high elevation.

Fee: S$1,200 twin-share; S$1,800 single occupancy (subject to availability)

Inclusions

  • Accommodation

  • Daily vegetarian breakfast and dinner (let Leigh know if you have further dietary restrictions)

  • Twice-daily Yoga practice

  • Car transfer between Darmada Sidemen and Bagus Jati Ubud on 7 Oct (3-4 pax in a car)

Exclusions

  • Air tickets

  • Compulsory travel insurance

  • Airport pick-up and drop-off (or from within Bali)

  • Lunch

  • Expenses incurred should you test positive for Covid in Bali. Please make sure your travel insurance adequately covers this.

  • Any necessary Covid tests, should regulations require them then

  • Optional activities

  • All personal expenses eg. laundry

Recommended flights

  • 5 Oct 2022 Scoot flight, departing Singapore at 07:15 hrs

  • 9 Oct 2022 Scoot flight, departing Bali at 14:30 hrs

The retreat starts at 4:30pm on Wed 5 October, and ends at 10am on Sunday 9 October after morning practice and breakfast.

If you have time to spare, it is always a good idea to spend a little more time in Bali. We can make arrangements to pick you up from or drop you off at wherever you need to be.

Booking and cancellation policy

For ease of entry and travel throughout Bali, I can only host fully vaccinated participants.

The retreat will go on so long as international travel regulations allow quarantine-free travel between Indonesisa and Singapore. Please stay updated with the latest information on the ICA website here.

Please email Leigh to register. A non-refundable S$500 deposit will be required to secure your spot. Your space is not confirmed until I confirm that I have received your deposit. The remaining fee is to be paid in full by Mon, 15 August 2022.

  • Cancellations communicated in writing by 1 Sep 2022 will receive a 50% refund.

  • Cancellations communicated in writing by 27 Sep 2022 will receive a 25% refund.

  • No refunds will be made after 27 Sep 2022.

  • To avoid paying the cancellation surcharge, you can get someone else to take your place on the retreat.

  • The cancellation policy above will remain in place regardless of your reason for cancellation, including spikes in Covid cases and acts beyond our control. This is a risk you assume upon registration. Please purchase adequate travel insurance upon confirmation of your spot on the retreat.