There are no dates currently set for this retreat, you can however grab 6 buddies and book this retreat for a private group, this requires 7 people in total, please contact us for more details or complete the expression of interest below 🙂
This retreat is a relaxed and educational introduction to the raw food philosophy. A raw foods diet is made up of fresh, whole, unrefined, living, plant-based foods: fruits, vegetables, leafy greens, nuts, and seeds, which are consumed in their natural state, without cooking or steaming. During this retreat you can learn about the fundamentals of a raw food diet and how you can incorporate elements, (if not all) into your daily life.
Living foods provide life force. Fundamental to personal health and a healthy planet, they support natural healing through cleansing to help us reach our highest potential. By integrating raw living foods into our daily lives, we can look forward to wellness, greater energy and mental clarity, a positive outlook on life and spiritual awakening.
Living or raw foods are highly rejuvenating. Plant-based foods in their original, un-heated (uncooked) state are considered raw and alive. When prepared uncooked or in a special dehydrating food dryer at less than 48 °C / 118°F , they retain the vital life force nutrients (vitamins, minerals, amino acids, oxygen) and living enzymes required to digest food, repair cellular damage and create billions of healthy new cells every day.
Raw foods provide the maximum amount of energy with minimal bodily effort, and have been proven to help heal degenerative conditions such as heart disease, diabetes and cancer. These nutrient-rich foods are also effective in treating allergies, digestive disorders, weak immune systems, high cholesterol, obesity and weight problems, as well as various mental, emotional and skin disorders.
We invite you to experience nature’s healing foods with us on this wonderful journey to health through using food as medicine. Although raw food will be available for each meal only breakfast is provided in your package, there are several raw food cafes within walking distance to our villa, you may from time to time also prefer a cooked meal, this is totally fine, listen to your body. This retreat is an introduction only and there are no hard and fast rules, well except to enjoy yourself!
Ubud is culture, yes. It’s also home to good restaurants, cafes and streets of shops, many selling goods from the region’s artisans. The local village of Penestanan where we are staying in is home to “The Young Artists of Bali” and several raw food and vegan cafes.
Ubud’s popularity continues to grow, adding on the hoopla created by the bestselling Eat, Pray, Love.
During this retreat you will be cocooned along a footpath, behind some high walls to a serene paradise, the centre of town, markets and shopping district is just a 30 minute walk away.
Our Villa is located in the compound of the Bali residence of Indonesia’s famous art and craft guru Warwick Purser. Spread over a three-storey building, seven en-suite bedrooms with six double and one twin beds will accommodate us.
The Villa has many little sheltered break out areas over three levels so you can always find a quiet space to read a book or catch up and chat with a friend over coffee.
At the ground floor we will prepare your breakfast in an open-style kitchen and you will be enjoying it facing a tropical garden and a long lap pool. You will find two living rooms – one opened, one closed – and one bedroom. You can even relax at the sauna, which is quite exceptional in Bali.
The first floor gathers three bedrooms – two double and one twin – three salons and a opened terrace. The top floor bedroom – called “The Honeymoon suite” – features a pavilion and open terrace. You will enjoy massages in a quiet atmosphere, close to heaven… On the other side of the pool a small villa houses the additional two bedrooms and small kitchen and living space.
There are no televisions in the rooms, which leaves time for reading, relaxing, swimming, spa treatments and taking afternoon naps. Please note that at our villa we have six white doves and lots of fish, (The poodle below, Adele was just visiting). If you have allergies to these animals please let us know, you do not need to interact with them but we think its important you know they will be around from time to time to make you smile and keep you entertained.
We are also located in a local village within walking distance to Ubud town, however nature is prevalent so it is important to know that village life and nature may also contribute to your experience in the form of religious ceremonies, small geckos, insects and crowing roosters. Apart from this you can expect to have a peaceful time.
Check in from 2pm (Additional nights accommodation may be able to be arranged for $150AUD per room per night, depending on availability please discuss your needs with us) spend the afternoon, unpacking, familiarising yourself with the villa or having a swim in the pool.
3pm – Overview and introductory session, includes walking tour of local area and dinner out in Ubud (*self pay)
*IT IS COMPULSORY TO ATTEND THIS INTRODUCTORY SESSION. PLEASE ENSURE YOUR ARRIVE AT THE VILLA IN TIME TO ATTEND.
7.30 – 8:30am – Optional morning yoga
9am – Breakfast
10am – Depart for our Raw Food Class
Class 1: 10:30-12:30: Raw Food introduction-healthy and quick brunch without dehydrator. Talk on :what is and why raw food , tips to start raw living life style, raw kitchen equipment where to buy & how to use, sprouting & soaking
☆ Easy nut milk
☆ chia porridge
☆ pasta marinara
☆ yogi’ s must- bliss ball
Class 2: 12:30-14:30: raw chocolate & cheesecake. Talk on: natural sweeteners, cacao, swirl technic flavors & extract
☆ Raw chocolate with super foods & make your own flavor
☆ truffle- soft center chocolate
☆ cheesecake with swirl
Free afternoon to wander and shop
Meet up for dinner at 7pm
7:30 – 8:30am – Tai chi, meditation and breathing techniques
9:00 – Breakfast
10am – More about Raw Food Presentation at the Villa, including how to make coconut milk, sun tea, soups and essential oils in the raw food diet.
12pm – Lunch
3pm – Spa Treatments. Total pampering is scheduled for this afternoon as you indulge in one of Ubuds finest spa sanctuaries for their “Ayurvedic Spa” package. Some people will go today and some tomorrow.
The Ayurvedic Chakra Dhara massage is both sensual and spiritual. It includes the dripping of one liter of warm herbal oil onto the chakra points. Our therapists use this oil ritual to balance the energy flow and purify the body, mind and spirit.
The therapist skillfully and respectfully treats your body with an array of repetitive and slow movements, alternatively stimulating and soothing, to eliminate toxins and other impurities. This deeply relaxing treatment also promotes blood circulation, increases flexibility and relieves pain and stiffness. A truly holistic experience! This is followed by a body exfoliation and flower petal bath.
Meet up for dinner
6 – 7.30am – Optional Morning Walk – Camphuan Ridge
8:00 – Breakfast
9am – Depart for Green School and Bamboo and Jewellery Factory Tour
This half-day tours begin at Green School with a guided walk around the unique school environment where our students immerse in hands-on, nature-based learning experience. This is followed by Bamboo Factory tour, an informative walk through the factory where the architecture of the Green School campus was conceptualized and constructed. We complete the tour with a visit to the amazing John Hardy Jewellery Factory.
Agni Hotra Fire Ceremony and 3 course raw food dinner – 5 Elements Puri Ahimsa (included)
7.30 – 8:30am – Optional morning yoga
9am – Breakfast
10am – Today we will visit Moksa a Place of Awakening the Senses: a restaurant that creates and presents healthy food in the most extraordinary and inspiring of manners, in a space that inspires beauty and creativity, with an attention to detail that encourages a second and third look an appreciation to the depth of character of every one and every thing involved. We will also view their permaculture garden and enjoy a beautiful plant based raw and non raw food cooking class and lunch
2pm onwards free time to relax, swim, take a nap or shop
Optional silversmith class – make a pair of earring or pendant to remind you of your holiday
7pm – Meet for Dinner
Sleep in on the last morning
10am – Brunch
12:00pm Departure Time – We hope you have had a fantastic time with us. We will take you to your next destination.
Click here to view testimonials from the last retreat and here if you would like to visit the photo gallery.
* Please note that the program outline is subject to change, not dramatically, but it is Bali people and things happen 🙂
5 nights accommodation in clean, comfortable rooms
Ayurvedic Spa Treatment – 3 hours 15 minutes – An Ayurvedic spa experience for a healthy life – physically and spiritually. Includes Chakra Dhara and body exfoliation and bath.
Meditation, yoga and dance classes
Jamu making class and herbal walk
One 4 hour Introduction to Raw Food class
Tour of Green School, bamboo and jewellery factory
Visit to Moksa permaculture garden and restaurant for raw and non raw food cooking class
Morning class on raw food fundamentals
Raw Food Cookbook
All materials and workshop instruction
Airport transfer to and from the villa
Tax and service fees of 21%
What is not included
Airfares to and from Denpasar Bali, Indonesia.
Entry and exit taxes from Indonesia – Australians are no longer required to pay for a visa on arrival to Indonesia, yay!! You can stay for 30 days.
Lunches and Dinners (budget between $10 and $15 per meal)
Travel Insurance (which is compulsory)