25th~30th August 2013 ~ Ubud~Bali
THIS RETREAT IS NOW FULLY BOOKED – however there is the option of using two rooms with views of the rice fields, a double bed, ensuite bathroom with shower and a kitchen from a neighbouring property. There is an entrance from Kumara to these rooms and the room service comes from Kumara (the neighbours are not involved in this) and the guests can of course use all the facilities of Kumara. You will need to come into the resort for all of your meals and workshops etc. For the inconvenience of being located at a neighbouring property you would receive a 10% discount. One of these rooms has already been taken. The remaining room can be twin share so bring a friend and grab a bargain!! If you would like to know more about this option please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
IF YOU MISSED OUT ON THIS ONE WE STILL HAVE 2 ROOMS LEFT FOR ART & SOUL BALI - 8 – 13 SEPTEMBER 2013 (only 1 twin share)
Alternatively you might like to check out some of next years retreats
• The Women’s Compassionate Heart Retreat Yamba - March 2014 – Explore the Four Limitless Qualities, loving Kindness, Compassion, Joy and Equanimity.
• A moving meditation ~ Tai Chi in Thailand ~ Easter 2014 ~ for beginner and experienced practitioners
• The Bali International Meditation Festival ~ September 2014 ~ Tammie is taking a group of women to this wonderful festival
The purpose of this retreat is to learn to use the skills of mindfulness to restore your sense of balance and equanimity. Leave the human race behind and cultivate a sense of inner, abiding peace and contentment.
Your retreat leader:
Tammie Day is a counsellor and group facilitator of 17 years. She runs retreats and workshops throughout Asia and has a particular interest in the positive psychology movement and cultivating mindfulness. She is the author of “Personal Baggage: Lighten Your Load and Improve Your Relationships”.
- 5 nights accommodation package
- Delicious breakfasts, lunches and dinners
- 1 included pre booked luxury Spa treatments – 110 minutes – includes massage, exfoliation and rose petal bath
- All meditation instruction – morning evening workshop sessions
- Agnihotra Fire ritual-very special…
- Trip to Gunung Batur volcano for sunrise meditation & healing hot springs baths
- Purification ritual at Tirta Empul – a very sacred place
- Guided walk & lunch in the rice paddies at Sari Organic restaurant
- Silence discovery day
- Airport transfer to and from the resort
- Tax and service fees
Optional extra’s (additional cost)
Morning yoga classes
Visit to traditional Balinese Healer
The price is inclusive of everything described above
The tuition fee is calculated in Indonesian Rupiah
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In Indonesian Rupiah
ONEWORLD retreats at Kumara
The ten bedrooms Holistic Retreat is located 1.5 km from the heart of Ubud in Bali. Bordered to the west by a small creek the eco-friendly retreat is surrounded by jungle and rice fields. The centre offers 2 swimming pools, dining room, Spa and a 100 sq. meter Yoga studio open to nature. This retreat is built on the side of a gorge and has many steep steps, it is only possible for people with good mobility (and knees) to attend this retreat. Keep in mind also that Balinese beds are quite firm
Soothe your Soul, Calm your Mind, and Relax your Body with 5 Days and Nights in tropical paradise.
Mindfulness refers to the practice of remembering to bring attention to present moment experience in a non-judgmental and open-minded manner. Mindfulness has been used for thousands of years in spiritual traditions and in the last 40 years practices similar to mindfulness have been used in a number of psychotherapies. In the last 15 years mindfulness practices have become increasingly popular in contemporary psychology and in the literature related to this contemporary use, mindfulness is considered as a meditation practice, a coping skill and a mode of being. Mindfulness can be learnt individually or within group settings and is not limited to any one particular mental, emotional or spiritual approach. During this retreat Mindfulness will be explored from a Buddhist, neuroscience and a psychological perspective, making it practical and useful for people who live modern busy lives.
This retreat provides you with the opportunity to find peace in a busy world.
Mindfulness is a form of mental trainings. It is NOT:
- a religion, although there may be a spiritual element to the practice.
- about sitting cross-legged on the floor (but you can if you want to), chairs will be provided at every session.
- about emptying your mind, it’s about tuning in and becoming more aware or “awake” to what is.
- complicated, nor is it about success or failure. Every persons experience is unique to them and cannot be compared.
How This Wellness Retreat May Benefit You:
1. Quieten the mind and bring awareness to the way you think about life
2. Explore and deepen your meditation practice
3. Relax and refresh
4. Deeply rest and rejuvenate
5. Take peaceful time away from usual routine and surroundings
6. Start to become a human ‘being’, instead of a human ‘doing’
7. Embark on a journey of self-discovery
8. Develop ways of introducing mindfulness into your everyday routine
9. Set your priorities thereby changing or reinforcing your outlook on life
10. Find a community of like-minded people
This retreat is designed to support busy women to slow down and connect with themselves, in a beautiful location, in a fun and supportive way, whilst in the company of other like-minded women.
17th century Javanese royal treatment. A traditional body massage followed by a body scrub with turmeric, sandal wood and rice powder, an exfoliation of yogurt to eliminate toxins, and a fragrant blossom bath!
A true royal treatment!
Other treatments are available on site, you may wish to view the spa menu
Over a dozen female lifestyle and travel journalists have written about their experience of attendng a retreat at Kumara Sakti. You can read their stories here.
Day 1 – Sunday – 25th August
Check in from 2 pm
4.00 – 5.30 PM – Overview of retreat and introductory session. Setting your intentions for the week. *IT IS COMPULSORY TO ATTEND THIS INTRODUCTORY SESSION. PLEASE ENSURE YOU ARRIVE AT THE RESORT IN TIME TO ATTEND.
- Coming here now
- The four domains of mindfulness
- Setting your personal intentions for the week
- Introductions and housekeeping
+/- 18:00 Agnihotra Evening Fire ceremony at sunset
At sunset we will attend the powerful Agnihotra purification ceremony in the yoga pavilion right after dinner. During that ceremony, two pinches of uncooked rice grains, smeared with a few drops of cow’s ghee, are offered into the Fire while two simple Vedic mantras are chanted. The Fire is prepared in a semi-pyramid shaped copper-pot. Agnihotra has many positive effects in addition to balancing the cycle of nature and nourishing human life. It creates pure, clean and medicinal atmosphere.
7.30 PM – Opening night dinner
Day 2 – Monday - 26th August
7 AM – Optional Morning Yoga (additional cost)
8 AM – Breakfast
9.30 – 11.30 AM – Morning workshop
Waking up to the Auto-pilot
This sessions helps you to see the auto-pilot at work and encourages you to explore what happens when you wake up.
- Explore the 7 characteristics of ‘Doing’ and ‘Being’ modes of mind.
- Understand the benefits of using mindfulness
- Start to use habit releasers
- Mindfulness of breath and body
- Mindful Eating
12 PM – Lunch
13:00 Spa Treatment or healer visit and/or free time
16:00 – 17.30 PM – Afternoon workshop
Attitudes, Skills and hindrances in Meditation
- It’s not about ‘tuning out’ it’s about ‘tuning in’
- Explore the attitudes and skills necessary for practicing mindfulness
- Know the 5 hinderances
- Develop some tools to manage the wandering mind
20:00 – 20:30 After Dinner Meditation
Keeping Your body in Mind
This after dinner session uses body scan meditation to help explore the difference between thinking about sensation and experiencing it. Many of us spend so much time living ‘in our heads’ that we almost forget about the world experienced directly through our senses. The body scan meditation helps to train your mind so you can focus your attention directly on your bodily sensations without judging or analysing what you find. This helps you to see, ever more clearly, when the mind has begun to wander away by itself, so that you gradually learn to ‘taste’ the difference between the ‘thinking mind’ and the ‘sensing mind’. Body scan can also be used to create an experience of deep relaxation. Lovely to do just before bed.
Day 3 - Tuesday – 27th August
5:00 – Departure for Gunung Batur – Bali’s most spectacular volcano Driving time +/- 45 minutes
Witnessing the sunrise of the volcano Batur during a yoga session is an incredible experience, leaving the hotel at 05:00 takes the participants on the hill at 05:45. Following the yoga session, we serve breakfast and by 08:30 we are ready to leave for the natural hot springs on Lake Batur for a spa & refreshing swim by the lake. Light refreshments provided.
12:30 Lunch at Kumara Sakti
13.30 Spa Treatments or healer visit or free time
4 – 5.30 PM – Afternoon workshop
Use the practice of mindful walking and being in your body to help the mind to continue the process of re-integrating with the body. You’ll gradually learn that the body is exquisitely sensitive to emerging unsettling feelings when you are becoming too goal focussed – and this allows you to see how tense, angry or unhappy you become when things don’t turn out the way you want. It’s an early warning system of profound power and significance that allows you to head off problems before they gain unstoppable momentum.
17:30 Preparation for day of silence tomorrow & trip to Tirta Empul.
Day 4 – Wednesday – 28th of August
7 AM – Optional Morning Yoga and meditation (additional cost)
Start of day of silence
8:30 AM - Breakfast – provided to your room, so you can stay centred in silence and peace
9:30 – 12:00 – Spa Treatment or time for reflection
12:00 Lunch – provided to your room, so you can stay centred in silence and peace
13:00 – 16:00 – Spa Treatment or time for reflection
16:00 – End of day of silence. Gathering for afternoon tea and reflection on day of silence, includes preparation for Tirta Empul.
17:30 Light Dinner
18:30 – 21:30 Purification Ritual at Tirta Empul
After dinner, we will be taking you to Tirta Empul, Bali’s most sacred spring pools for a purification ritual. This mystical place is visited by Balinese from all over the island, a local mangku (priest) will carry out the prayers
Day 5 - Thursday – 29th August
7 AM – Optional Morning Yoga (additional cost)
8 AM – Breakfast
9.30 – 11.00 AM – Morning workshop
Re-Balancing our Lives
Explore the close connection between our daily routines, behaviour and mood. When we are stressed and exhausted we often give up the things that ‘nourish’ us to make time for the more ‘pressing’ and ‘important’ things. Begin to use meditation to help you make skillful choices, so you can do more of the things that nourish you, and limit the downside of the those things that drain and deplete your inner resources. This will help you to enter a virtuous cycle that leads to greater creativity, resilience and the ability to enjoy life spontaneously as it is, rather than how you wish it to be. Explore the Four Noble Truths and The Noble eightfold Path and how these can be used as a framework for living and ethical and spiritual living.
11:30 AM – Morning activity – Walking the rice fields of Bali
This morning, we will take you on a gentle nature walk, first through a small village (Sakti) and then we will follow the rice field’s path all the way to Sari Organic where a delicious lunch will be served.
14:00 Free time to relax or visit to Bumi Sehat birthing Clinic our retreat charity centre. Scroll to the end of the page for more info on Bumi Sehat and their wish list.
16:00 – 17.30 PM – Afternoon workshop
Loving Kindness and Compassion
Learn about the Tibetan concept of ‘Tonglen’, or ‘giving and taking’. Find out how loving kindness can be used to manage difficult situations and relationships. Anxiety, stresses and worries will still come, but they are more likely to melt way as you learn to meet them with kindness.
19:00 Closing Dinner – Bridges Restaurant – Ubud
Day 6 - Friday – 30th August
7 AM – Optional Morning Yoga (additional cost)
8am – Morning Meditation
9am – Substantial Farewell breakfast
10:00 - 11:30 Balinese Offering Class
The ritual of presenting offerings to the Gods is an integral part of the daily life for every Balinese. This interesting class is to help you understand the construction of the simplest offering and to explain the meaning behind the ritual.
Following the offering class, you will take these offerings to the resort temple and offer them to the Balinese Gods. Allow the process to leave you feeling cleansed and purified ready to join the world again!
12:00 PM End of the program
If you are leaving today, we can take you to your next destination
If you are staying longer with us… enjoy!
Deposit required at the time of booking is $300 AUD, the remainder is to be paid on arrival at the Resort.
To reserve your place click here!
*Please note that sometime changes are necessary to the program outline.
Extra night prices prior or after the retreat
Single IDR 880,000
Twin/per person IDR 480,000
Our Charity – Bumi Sehat Birthing Clinic
Founded in 1995, Bumi Sehat is a non-profit, village-based organization that runs two by-donation community health centers in Bali and Aceh, Indonesia. We provide over 17,000 health consultations for both children and adults per year. Midwifery services to ensure gentle births is at the heart of Bumi Sehat and our clinics welcome approximately 600 new babies into the world each year.
Our mission is to reduce maternal and child morbidity and mortality and to support the health and wise development of communities. Toward this goal, we provide general health services, emergency care, prenatal, postpartum, birth services and breastfeeding support, in addition to education and environmental programs. Yayasan Bumi Sehat is devoted to working in partnership with people to improve quality of life and to improve peace.
If you would like to support this charity during your Soul Journey to Bali you can view their wish list here cash donations are also welcome
Facebook Events Page for Women’s Mindfulness Retreat click HERE