We invite you to join us on the magical island of Bali for a transformational yoga retreat and cultural adventure. We will practice heartfelt yoga and meditation, while immersed in the rich and sacred culture of this land.

Bali, known as the Island of the Gods, is a tranquil and lush garden paradise. We will be staying at three exquisite resorts, in the mountains, at the ocean, and in an artists’ community. Each resort is handcrafted in traditional Balinese style, surrounded by lush tropical gardens and peaceful ground. We will visit many of Bali’s sacred temples and journey to the mountains.

This retreat is truly a gift to yourself. As you relax and renew, you will deepen your knowledge of the vastness through heart-centered and inspiring practices. Practicing yoga in the warmth and beauty of this land, you will connect with your deepest essence. We will explore yoga as a practice of embodying spirit in a loving and mindful way. This retreat is open to people with all levels of yoga experience as each student will practice according to their individual needs.

To find out more click here.

“Come home to yourself. Heal and Transform your life”

In this 6-day Training you will learn how to give a complete Hawaiian Lomi Lomi Nui Massage session. Hands, elbows and forearms are used in dynamic, deep movements that mimic the ebb and flow of the ocean. During this weeklong retreat, in addition to the massage technique you will learn about Hawaiian philosophy HUNA, and other resources, which will support you to effectively give the Lomi transmission during the massage session.

This Training is hosted by an amazing resort at the seaside, north of Bali, the perfect setting for an immersion into Lomi. The Venue is a place of beauty, peace, harmony and comfort. Since it is located in front of the sea, you will be serenaded by the sounds of the waves, cleansing and blessing all day and all night. The lush mountains are just 10 minutes away. At the resort they serve delicious food made of mostly organic products grown on their own land.

We will begin the retreat with a traditional Balinese welcome, honoring the spirits and ancestors of the land and sea where we will be working, asking for permission and support for our intentions. We will take part in a cleansing and blessing ceremony with a traditional priest, in the sea and in the temple, before diving into the Lomi journey together. We will spend time with the sea every day, in meditation, movement and joy. We will also go on a boat trip to commune with dolphins, diving deeper into the heart principle of Huna. There will be meditations using fire and in nature, all supporting the Huna transmission. At the end of the retreat, we will celebrate with a special dinner and Balinese cultural sharing as closure for our journey together.

At the successful completion of the 6-day Training, you will receive a certificate as a Lomi Lomi Nui practitioner, certified by the European Institute Of Body Oriented Healing Arts. More than a massage, the ancient wisdom and Spirit of Aloha will guide, heal and inspire you towards your true potential!

To find out more click here.

Melasti

 

Melasti, Three days before Nyepi, this event is held to cleanse the holy artifacts held in local temples, and to focus the mind on God. The ceremony is aimed to clean all of Nature and to take Amerta (the source of eternal life) from the ocean or other water sources (lake, river, etc).

Nyepi

Nyepi, This holiday is the Balinese Çaka New Year, a day of total silence throughout the island. It is a day of complete stillness, no work, no activity, no traffic, no people at all on the roads or the beach, no noise, no light, no electricity. The New Year is marked with meditation, in line with Balinese Hindu principles, to ensure the world is “clean’ at the start of the year.

Coconut Spice Yoga is hosting a 7-day, 6-night yoga retreat in Bali in May, allowing you the opportunity to deepen your yoga practice in paradise amongst palm trees.

Give yourself the luxury of escaping the busyness of day to day life and experience the healing energy of Bali and its culture on the untouched north of Bali at Gaia Oasis.

You will feel rejuvenated as you sleep next to the ocean in hand-built bungalows, eat organic nourishing from Gaia’s garden, truly connecting with the beauty of nature.

Take time out to go within and connect to your true purpose and meet other beautiful yogis.

You will learn new meditation and breathing techniques to go deeper within. Yoga & meditation classes cater to all levels. There will be some silent periods to allow for a deeper inquiry.

I will also run workshops and allow for additional one-on-one time to answer any questions or to help with any current physical, mental and emotional issues that may arise.

Includes:

Sunrise Hatha flow yoga overlooking the ocean and palm trees (all levels)
Daily meditation & pranayama
Evening Candlelight Yin Yoga/ Yoga Nidra/ Sound healing
Traditional Balinese ocean-view 2 share cottage accommodation (supplement for own room)
3 daily delicious, Ayurvedic & naturopath-inspired, organic nourishing meals
Yummy afternoon tea, fresh fruit & ginger tea available every day
Workshops on yoga coaching, asana & philosophy
One-on-one yoga coaching session
There’s also plenty of time to rest and have a massage or go on a side trip to experience the local culture and dolphin spot in fishermen boats at sunrise, experience spiritual cleansing rituals at a sacred temple or go on a hike.

Daily example program (all is optional):
07:00 – 07:45 Meditation/Pranayama
07:45 – 09:00 Hatha Vinyasa flow
09.00 – 10:30 Breakfast + break in silence
11.00 – 12:00 Workshops/free time
13:00 – 16:30 Lunch/Free time/outings
17:00 – 18:30 Talk, Inquiry, Yin/Restorative/Yoga Nidra
19:00 – 20:00 Dinner and free time
20:00 – 21:30 Optional restorative yoga/relaxation/movie/sound healing

To find out more click here.

Full Moon

Purnama or full moon is a special day for the Balinese. On this day, extra offerings are made to be placed on the ground at the entrance and around the family compound.


Be guided by Mark Breadner in a variety of meditations anchored in deep science of inner experience in this 50-hour retreat style training program.

This 50 hour retreat style training program will offer you the opportunity to explore a meditation techniques based on deep inner science and to gain an understanding of methods for teaching them to others. You will also enjoy asana classes and philosophy sessions with senior teachers and benefit from time to relax at Gaia Oasis Resort, North Bali.

You will also learn methods to effectively guide and teach others. The program is a combination of practical classes and theoretical sessions plus time to reflect and integrate the knowledge and your experiences in the beautiful tropical seaside grounds of Gaia Oasis.

This 50 hour training will provide you with the skills to add meditation techniques to your teaching tools and it will also offer you the time to explore your own direct understanding of meditation and philosophy. Be guided by Mark in a variety of meditation anchored in deep science of Inner experienc.

Mastery of your mind creates clarity, the first steps towards wisdom, joy and freedom!

Course content:

Meditation techniques and teaching methods
Yoga as a science of meditation
Establishing pranayama that lead us to meditation
Kriya yoga practice – refining and activating inner energies
The Physiological and Psychological effects of meditation
Raja Yoga minimising distractions and settling the mind
Goal of Yoga Sutra’s 1 to 4

Daily Program

Early morning asana, meditation and pranayama classes

Theory sessions on meditation techniques and teaching methods

Workshops on philosophy and key yogic text

Time for self-practice, self-study (Svadhyaya), relaxation and integration

Evening program of guided meditation, restorative practice, pranayama and Yoga Nidra

Participants receive a certificate of completion that can be counted as 50Hr towards 350 or 500 hour of YogaCoach training pathways. Hours can be counted as CPD (Continuous Professional Development) as required by Yoga Alliance and Yoga Australia

To find out more click here.

Entry possible from 2019 March 28. – April 1., Completion after 9-10 days.

Sabine D.

2019 – My Most Fulfilling Year!

Transformation, Inner Mental Freedom, Joy of Life and Success

Facilitation: Sabine Debes, Founder of Gaia-Oasis (May 1998)

 A Realistic Path to Put Your Personal and Professional Goals into Action.

RESTART IN BALI

In the wonderful, harmonious surround of Gaia-Oasis Beach Resort you have time to relax and regenerate. Instead of making quick resolutions for your future better take time to reflect thoroughly what is really important for you: Imagine a future for which you want to live. Set your goals exactly as it feels perfectly right for you. Subsequently you will work on a concrete path to realize them. This means to learn to keep your focus on your vision and on the way to dissolve inner and outer blockages. The Avatar-Course is not a process involving group-dynamics, but it provides generous time for individual support. That’s why one trainer can at the most only take care of 4 new students! You are learning here effective methods to make your life as wide and beautiful as you want to.

This course is right for you if you want:

  • to improve your character, your sense of self confidence and self-worth/self-value,
  • to develop a beneficial relationship with your body, mind and heart,
  • to feel more able and skillful to create the life you want,
  • to evolve joyfully and successful in a meaningful profession
  • to ?

What are you passionate about?

You will find out what is really important for YOU, crystalize concrete goals from your dreams and find ways to overcome obstacles – inside and outside of you.
We all function in “thought-patterns”, a very useful outfit of our mind, only it’s important to regularly check their effectivity regarding your present goals. When your goals have changed, old habits may be very much in the way. In the Avatar-course you will get to know amazing tools to explore your own patterns and paradigms and find ways to improve or to change them substantially, exactly as you choose.

Which of your mind patterns would you like to change?

The Avatar-Course is well known as a most effective human-development course, it provides the perfect set of tools to reconnect to what is important for you, and to live accordingly. We call this: to live deliberately.

The Avatar-Course was developed 1987 by Harry Palmer and has so far been delivered in 153 countries and 24 languages through licensed trainers of Star’s Edge Inc.

I have been delivering the AVATAR-Course since 1992 with growing enthusiasm. It is my passion and my mission to encourage myself and others in our development of mental freedom to live a meaningful, successful and happy life.

I will help also you to align with what is personally important for you and to live exactly the life you have set out for.

Two special offers:

We offer a money-back guarantee: In the unlikely case that you notice that the course does not provide the described results for you, we provide a money-back guarantee: Until the end of section II, around day 6 or 7 of the course, you can talk to your trainer and you will get a full refund of the course fee.

Second: We offer a very low-cost review of the course in any place on the planet as many times as you want to. It is highly appreciated by many, as working on ones conditioning is an ongoing process, and each time you can go deeper, resolve more and make space for more freedom, love and patience in your heart.

Moving on: If you want to you can do further and more professional courses to expand your ability to support others to grow and blossom the same as you have experienced it for yourself.

Your investment:

The course price varies depending on nationality, for example for Danish passport holders/residents it’s 15.000DKK, for Germans, Dutch, Belgian, Austrian French and Finnish people it’s 2.000€, for US citizens 2.295USD, for Canadians 2.295 CAD, for Australians 2.900AUS$. As I am German, to be added 19% German VAT.

With the tools of the Avatar class you can implement what you really want and make the future as successful and happy as you really want it to be.

 Details:

Start: Introduction from March 28 to first of April, always after dinner. During the following days we will have optional working times from 9am to 7pm with a 2 hour lunch break and some small breaks morning and afternoon.

Latest completion: April 10th before dinner.

 

RELAX,REJUVENATE,REJOICE!

A Spiritual Immersion mixed with some Serious You Time

 

6-12 April 2019 Bali Indonesia

“By the end of this retreat, you’ll be rejoicing in the magic that has been awakened by your immersion into wellness. Afterimmersing yourself in deep, restorative yoga and meditation,illuminating spiritual rituals, rich encounters with the locals, and “YOU TIME” to do simply nothing, you’ll emerge totally de-stressed, joyful and ready for the time of your life!”

Imagine starting each day…

 

As the sun rises over the shimmering ocean, you walk quietly along a

cobbles tone path through the tropica lgardens to your yoga shala.

 

Anticipating the relaxation to come, you stop for a moment to savour

the sweet smell of incense wafting on the morning breeze.

 

Moments later, you enter the shala to the melodic sound of a stringed

instrument- not so different to a harp. Its soothing notes transport

you into to an even deeper space of serenity.

 

Through out the guided yoga and meditation practices, you move

effortlessly, naturally, peacefully. Your body and mind revel at this

opportunity to let go and return to the rhythm of your true nature.

 

Only moment slateror so it seemsyou emerge deeply nourished

and satisfied, ready for even more relaxation.

 

Later that day, sinking into a beachside daybed,you find yourself

smiling with delight as you sip on a fresh lemon grass tea, reflectingon

the highlights of the past few days.

 

And those highlights Include: rubbing shoulders with the locals;

playing music with the village children; taking part in spiritual

cleansing rituals; luxuriating in sensual spa treatments and diningon

scrumptious cuisine.

 

“Ahhh,what delights!”

 

Read more: Buttonto Gaia’sextended page

So What Do You Have to Gain…

A great deal i f you’re needing some serious YOU time and ready to Relax,

Rejuvenate and Rejoice, as I have the antidote!

 

So,prepare yourself, because you will get all that and more, as this retreat has been created with you in mind…

 

Have a peek, get excited, and see what you will experience:

 

  • Be immersed in yoga, guided meditation and a mantra practice that will nourish your body, mind and soul.
  • Luxuriate in an amazing traditional spa treatment. You’ll definitely return home feeling replenished, rebalanced and recharged.
  • Learn mindful breathing techniques which melt away the stresses of life, leaving you replenished, calm and centred.
  • Let go in the daily sessions of Yoga Nidra. A supine meditation practice that is equivalent to 3hours deep sleep done in only 30 minutes. One yogic capsule you definitely don’t want to miss.
  • No phone calls or emails to respond to, no children to care for, no place to be, nothing but 7 glorious day so fpampering for YOU to enjoy…Bliss!
  • You’ll learn a simple mantra meditation practice, with profound benefits resulting in clarity of mind, so you can maintain balance and joy in your day-to-day life when returning home.
  • Gather a toolbox of easy yogic/meditation practices that will maintain balance and joy in your life.You won’t go home empty handed…
  • Oh, and let’s not forget those wonderful connections and friendships you will make with like-mindedfolk…

AreyoureadytoinvestinyourselfonthistropicalescapetoRelax,Rejuvenate

&Rejoice?

 

I sure think so!

 

A Little About Chetana…

I love to travel and run culturally rich yoga and meditation retreats!

For me, rubbing shoulders with the locals, immersing myself in diverse and spiritually rich cultures, and sharing all that with others is my passion.

It all started back in my 20s when I bought a one-way ticket to Eastern Europe and beyond.

I travelled through Africa, the Middle East and Asia, often well off the beaten track. Oh, what stories I have to share!

Five years later I returned to Australia where I found my self seeking more from life.

I began to work and study in Outdoor Leadership and Guiding where I enjoyed leading people on outdoor adventures through out Australia.

However, something was still missing, that elusive thing called “happiness”. Oh, and a third car accident I’d just been involved in,yes three under my belt, this really got me thinking, WHY?

I began to study metaphysics and spiritual healing, and it was only when I discovered yoga and meditation that I found an inner peace and contentment that I had never quite experienced in life.

Before I knew it I had immersed myself in a life of yogic philosophy and lifestyle for the better part of ten years, living within an ashram environment in Australia, India, and a Buddhist centre in Nepal.

Now, all these years later, I’m living my dream–drawing on all my experiences and sharing these wisdom teachings and spectacular countries with others.

And creating retreats like noother!

 

For more information, please click here .

Full Moon

Purnama or full moon is a special day for the Balinese. On this day, extra offerings are made to be placed on the ground at the entrance and around the family compound.

Saraswati Logo

Saraswati, This day is devoted to God’s Manifestation as Dewi Saraswati, the beautiful Goddess of Knowledge, Art and Literature. On this day, books of knowledge, manuscripts and the Wedas are blessed and special offerings are made for them. In recognition of the Goddess’s gift, no writing or reading is allowed.


Pagerwesi is the concluding day for the ‘wealth’ series of celebrations. It signifies spiritual ‘reinforcement’. Its name, combining the words pager and wesi, suggests ‘iron fence’ in English. Anything of high importance, the soul and spirit in this sense, should be protected from negative influences. The day is the final significant highlight in this series of holy days in Bali. It aims to protect the blessed subjects of spiritual assets celebrated in the previous days.

Gaia-Oasis Birthday

Join us for our annual celebration!

Full Moon

Purnama or full moon is a special day for the Balinese. On this day, extra offerings are made to be placed on the ground at the entrance and around the family compound.

Tumpek Landep: The Aspicious Ceremony for Sharpening Metallic Objects, Hearts and Minds.
At least four times a year visitors to Bali will bear witness to cars and motorbikes cruising the streets of the island decorated with ‘sampian’ and ‘lamak’ – offerings made of young coconut leaves and fl owers. The decorations mark that the cars and motorbikes have been blessed through ceremonious rituals.
Ceremonies held on Tumpek Landep day are uniquely held to bless metallic objects, including cars, motorbikes, and machinery. The rituals aim to honor Sang Hyang Pasupati, Lord of Heirlooms, for the creation of steel goods.
Initially, Tumpek Landep was a day of rituals given to specifi c sharp tools made of steel like weapons, ‘tombak’ (spear) and ‘keris’ (a traditional wavy double-bladed dagger). Both ‘keris’ and ‘tombak’ are symbolically used by temples during festivals and processions. Keris is also an essential tool used in the performing arts. Almost all male dancers representing a hero or the upper class have a keris across their backs and use it as a weapon during a war or fight.
Today, ceremonies on Tumpek Landep are extended to ritualize all objects made of metal, including cars, motorbikes, trucks, computers, televisions, digital cameras and machinery. Machinery, vehicles, and other goods are washed and cleaned prior to the ceremony. Transport companies who own several cars or buses, printing companies, rice-milling factories and all other factories normally close operations on Tumpek Landep day.

Full Moon

Purnama or full moon is a special day for the Balinese. On this day, extra offerings are made to be placed on the ground at the entrance and around the family compound.

Full Moon

Purnama or full moon is a special day for the Balinese. On this day, extra offerings are made to be placed on the ground at the entrance and around the family compound.

Galungan

Galungan, This is a major holiday lasting 10 days, during which the gods and ancestors descend to earth, and Good (Dharma) triumphs over Evil (Adharma). Galungan features sacred temple dances, and ‘penjor’, tall bamboo poles splendidly decorated with woven young coconut leaves, fruit and flowers, beside every house entrance. Ceremonies are held throughout the island.

Kuningan Logo

Kuningan, This takes place ten days after Galungan, bringing the holiday period to a close. On this day, a special ritual ceremony is held for Ancestral spirits.

Full Moon

Purnama or full moon is a special day for the Balinese. On this day, extra offerings are made to be placed on the ground at the entrance and around the family compound.

Full Moon

Purnama or full moon is a special day for the Balinese. On this day, extra offerings are made to be placed on the ground at the entrance and around the family compound.

Full Moon

Purnama or full moon is a special day for the Balinese. On this day, extra offerings are made to be placed on the ground at the entrance and around the family compound.

Full Moon

Purnama or full moon is a special day for the Balinese. On this day, extra offerings are made to be placed on the ground at the entrance and around the family compound.

Saraswati Logo

Saraswati, This day is devoted to God’s Manifestation as Dewi Saraswati, the beautiful Goddess of Knowledge, Art and Literature. On this day, books of knowledge, manuscripts and the Wedas are blessed and special offerings are made for them. In recognition of the Goddess’s gift, no writing or reading is allowed.


Pagerwesi is the concluding day for the ‘wealth’ series of celebrations. It signifies spiritual ‘reinforcement’. Its name, combining the words pager and wesi, suggests ‘iron fence’ in English. Anything of high importance, the soul and spirit in this sense, should be protected from negative influences. The day is the final significant highlight in this series of holy days in Bali. It aims to protect the blessed subjects of spiritual assets celebrated in the previous days.

Full Moon

Purnama or full moon is a special day for the Balinese. On this day, extra offerings are made to be placed on the ground at the entrance and around the family compound.