13th - 20th October, 2018
Do you ever get the feeling that there is just SO much of this world to see and the time we have to explore it is quickly running out? I do.
Born out of a conversation a little like that with my wonderful friend and co-teacher, Suzie Hunter-Smith, we came up with this: a week-long, yoga-filled retreat-from-the-ordinary on the beautiful island of Bali! And we’d like to have you with us…
A real chance to switch off from the everyday - phones, work, responsibilities - and, through the company of good people, the therapy of lush natural surroundings, deep rest, adventure, creative playtime, and the always-astounding multifaceted practice of yoga, an opportunity to get back in touch with the parts of you that really matter!
Bali is a lush, forested Indonesian island full of volcanic mountains, iconic rice paddies, beaches and coral reefs. The temperature when we're there in October will average at a balmy 28c and the days are reliably sunny and blue-skied.
Our home for the week, located on the South side of the island, near Cangu, will be this (pretty incredible) private villa, with sprawling lush grounds and loads of space to roam around, soak in the sun and find a quiet spot for reading or reflection, as well as an expansive swimming pool to take the weight off your feet!
There are nine large double bedrooms, each with a huge bed, earthy wooden features, and the most amazing compilation of artefacts and treasures sourced from Indonesia and beyond. They are all en-suite with incredible bathrooms and every suite also has its own outdoors terrace.
Like all good people, Suzie and I are total foodies, and ensuring the food is delicious, veggie based and nourishing is a priority on this retreat! The villa has a team of amazing local chefs who will be making healthy wholesome breakfast, lunch and dinner for us everyday. There will be fish and seafood options for those who wish to eat fish, and we can accommodate any of your dietary requirements and requests if you let us know before hand.
Meals will be shared together family-style, and there will be the option to have a glass of wine at dinner if you wish. We don't want anyone to feel that they have to drink, but we know its nice to let your hair down with a glass of something in the evening so we wanted to make this an option.
One afternoon we will take a trip out to the beach (this beach right below!!) together and if you wish to take other trips out at any time you are of course free to do so! There is a concierge on site who can help you with any arrangements for this.
We can also arrange massages and treatments if you wish to indulge and really treat yourself! These are not included in the retreat price and will be an additional cost.
Suzie and Kate have 8 years of teaching experience between them and have completed thousands of hours of training. They have been going to classes, doing trainings, and laughing uncontrollably together in London for a couple of years and it made perfect sense to explore their shared love of adventures, yoga and FREEDOM by leading their own retreat together to top-of-their-bucket-list destination Bali.
There will be a dynamic, energising Vinyasa yoga classes in the mornings and relaxing, soothing Yin yoga each evening. Classes are not mandatory, this is your holiday and you are free to do as much or as little as you please! Suzie and Kate will share the teaching each day, with one leading the class and the other either assisting - to give you more hands on help if you want it - or practicing together with the group.
We'll also offer up yoga workshops on some afternoons to breakdown certain postures or delve a bit deeper into elements of the practice and some days we'll hold workshops which resonate with our own individual passions, such as voice work and singing and expressive painting (no skills in any of these things required to get involved!)
Prices for the retreat are per person (see below) based on two people sharing a room and a queen-size bed. If you are coming in a group of three or more and would like to share a room together then we can add extra single beds to rooms to accommodate this. Also if you're coming along solo - which LOADS of people do as it's such a lovely way to make new friends - then we'll do our best to group you in with others who want to share too. You can also have an entire bedroom to yourself for a supplementary cost, just drop me a line and I'll send you more details.
£900 PER PERSON
EARLY BIRD BOOKED BY 1ST MAY
£1150 PER PERSON AFTER 1ST MAY
We want to make this adventure as accessible as possible, so to take advantage of the early bird price we suggest these payment instalments: £300 immediate deposit to secure space | £300 paid by 1st May | £300 paid by 1st October
Of course if you wish to pay the total that is fine, or if you need to discuss other payment instalments please pop us a message :)
* 7 NIGHTS ACCOMMODATION 13th October - 20th October 2018
• TRANSFERS TO AND FROM AIRPORT
* ALL MEALS, DRINKS AND SNACKS
• 2 YOGA CLASSES A DAY
* EXCURSION TO THE BEACH
FLIGHTS NOT INCLUDED
FLYING IN TO DENPASAR AIRPORT
The villa is about 40 mins from Denpasar airport and we will arrange and cover the transfers for you. Flights however are completely up to you to choose and book. At the moment prices are around £500 return from London, we recommend booking sooner rather than later!
There is a flight which leaves London on the morning of Friday 12th October and arrives one the morning of Saturday 13th October (with time difference) which would be perfect as we'll arrange a morning pick up from the airport. However, if you wish to travel out earlier and arrange a couple of nights in a hotel for yourself then that's of course an option too! Just let us know so we can coordinate transport to the villa on Saturday 13th October.
The same applies for the final day, October 20th. We will arrange transport for everyone back to the airport. Although we'll try to help and be flexible with transfers, we can't unfortunately guarantee that we can transport everyone to different locations if you're doing some further travels.
To secure your spot just click the book now button below, and send an email to Suzie, who will then give you the payment details to transfer the deposit amount. If you have any questions whatsoever then pop Suzie a message here on the website, or have a chat to Suzie or Kate after class in London sometime :)