Ayurveda yoga retreat in Bali

With Anne-Marie and James Burford

Rejuvenate, refresh, restore and heal with Anne-Marie and James. You will be immersed in Ayurvedic and yoga practices to create healing and balance in all areas of your life. As you reawaken your senses you will recover your underlying true nature and radiant disposition restoring you physically, mentally and spiritually in the beautiful, healing surroundings of Bali.

The retreat is for all levels of experience and ages with appropriate and safe options given when necessary. Anne-Marie and James’ Yorkshire Centre for Wellbeing in the spa town of Harrogate, England is recognised as one Yorkshires premier Ayurvedic /yoga and Pilates centres with many students coming as a result of medical referrals.

Inclusions

  • Airport transfers to and from the resort
  • 5 nights of comfortable accommodations
  • 10 well-prepared meals
  • A Relaxing herbal massage
  • 5 morning yoga and meditation sessions - 2hr
  • 4 evening restorative yoga, meditation and yoga Nidra sessions
  • Optional Ayurvedic seminar
  • Sunrise yoga at Gunung (volcano) Batur
  • Visit of hot springs
  • Purification ceremony at Tirta empul temple
  • Taxes and service charge

The aim of the retreat is to offer a nourishing and secure environment for students to explore yoga, meditation and the basic principles of Ayurveda.

Retreat Leaders
Janet Anne-Marie Burford, Yoga Instructor and retreat leader
Anne-Marie is a highly qualified and experienced teacher with over 27 years of teaching experience. She was named as one of the top Pilates instructors in the UK by Harpers and Queen Magazine - Feb 2002 and is a certified “Seven Spiritual Laws of Yoga” teacher with the world renowned Chopra Centre for Well Being, California who are recognised as world leaders in the field of mind / body medicine.

Together with her son James, Anne-Marie runs the Yorkshire Centre for Wellbeing and Harrogate Yoga Retreats.

James James Burford, Yoga Instructor and retreat leader

James has spent over 5 years of study and training in India . He was granted one of only two scholarships given each year by the Indian High commission to Commonwealth students. James completed his post graduate degree in Indian Philosophy and Comparative Religion at the world famous Banaras Hindu University. His academic studies and personal sadhana has focused primarily on Yoga, Vedanta and Tantric traditions, including extensive personal retreat and immersion into the esoteric teachings of Kashmir Shaivism.

He is a Sivananda yoga teacher and an Ayurvedic massage therapist and a Reiki master.

Read an interview with the retreat leaders here

Read "The healing power of Ayurveda and Yoga", an article about Anne-Marie and James published in OM Yoga magazine, on our blog.

Price

  • The price is inclusive of everything described above
  • The tuition fee is calculated in Indonesian Rupiah (IDR)
  • Use the following exchange converter for today’s accurate rates.

CURRENCY CONVERTER

Currency Single Twin/per person
IDR
(fixed rate)
IDR 15,300,000 IDR 12,900,000
US Dollars 
(approximately)
± US$ 1,536 ± US$ 1,295

Ayurveda yoga retreat in Bali – 6 days and 5 nights

ONEWORLD retreats at Kumara

THE PLACE

The fourteen bedroom 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.

THE YOGA

Ayurveda (the science of life) is the 5,000 year old healing tradition of India is founded on the principle that health is more than the absence of disease but rather a dynamic integrated state of balance in body, mind and spirit. It uses special foods, seasonal lifestyle tips, massage, yoga and herbal remedies as part of its regime to help you stay optimally healthy. Ayurveda encourages us to seek experiences that are harmonising to our senses so we can learn to minimise toxic input and maximise nourishing experiences into our bodies and mind. 

James will lead you through a unique Sivananda yoga class in the morning. Anne-Marie will guide you through a unique personalized Ayurvedic/yoga style practice in the afternoon.

The afternoon practice will be more restorative and yin-based with meditation and yoga Nidra, yoga Nidra is a deep meditative practice which can be used for transformation, healing and creating balance in all areas of your life. Anne-Marie's warm and welcoming teaching style, interlaced with gentle humor and fun allows you to explore all aspects of your being in a safe and nurturing environment. An optional Ayurvedic seminar will also be offered. The classes are structured to suit all levels from the total beginner to the more advanced practioner in all sessions there will be an emphasis on alignment, posture and on each individual's specific needs with suitable variations given for any particular issues such as back/neck other joint stiffness.  All are welcomed and nurtured enabling each participant to fulfill their potential.

THE MEALS

Most meals are included and healthy, organic meals are provided, which are prepared by our well trained chefs. All dietary requirements are catered for.

SPA

You will enjoy a Relaxing Signature massage as part of your retreat. Other treatments are available on site, you may wish to view our spa menu.

 

PROGRAM ITINERARY

Day 1 - Sunday December 1, 2013

Arrival from 2 pm.

Check into your room, time to settle in...

17:00 Retreat opening – introductions / meet and greet / go over the week.

19:00 Dinner

 

Day 2 - Monday December 2, 2013

07:00 Yoga and meditation session – 2 hours

09:00 Breakfast

Time for spa treatments or explore Ubud

Free afternoon

17:00 Restorative yoga, meditation and yoga Nidra session

18:00 Early dinner

19:15 Evening meditation and purification ritual

tirta empul  melukat  praying

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. An exceptional way to begin the holistic retreat 

 

Day 3 - Tuesday December 3, 2013

07:00 Yoga and meditation session – 2 hours

9:00 Breakfast

Time for spa treatments or explore Ubud

Free afternoon

17:30 Restorative yoga, meditation and yoga Nidra session

19:00 Dinner

 

Day 4 - Wednesday December 4, 2013

05:00 - Departure for Gunung Batur - One of Bali's most spectacular volcanoes - Driving time +/- 45 minutes

06:00 - Yoga program With a splendid view of the sunrise behind the Volcano Batur

08:00 - Breakfast

Drive to Toya Devasya Hot Springs

09.30 Enjoy the hot springs on Lake Batur

Time to relax in the warm spring pools. Enjoy a refreshing swim, good conversation, soak up the view and incredible energy. Light refreshments provided.

11.00 Drive back to Kumara

Lunch at the resort

17:30 Restorative yoga, meditation and yoga Nidra session

19:00 Dinner

 

Day 5 - Thursday December 5, 2013

07:00 Yoga and meditation session – 2 hours           

09:00 breakfast

Time for spa treatments or explore Ubud

Free afternoon

17:30 Restorative yoga, meditation and yoga Nidra session

19:00 Farewell Dinner

 

Day 6 – Friday December 6, 2013

07:00 Yoga and meditation session – 2 hours           

09:15 Brunch

End of retreat

12:00 Check out of your rooms

Extend Your Stay in Bali!

EXTRA NIGHT FOR RETREAT GUESTS
Enjoy your privilege of being our retreat guests by booking an extra night at ONEWORLD retreats Kumara (Kumara Sakti). You may wish to enjoy one night prior or after the retreat with this special price below.

Currency
Single
Twin/per person
IDR
IDR 880,000 IDR 480,000

YOUR NEXT JOURNEY IN BALI
After completing the retreat, you may want to challenge yourself to explore other locations in Bali or simply to self pamper yourself, enjoying the spa treatments.

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