Sabine D.

The 8-Step Success-Set
Bookings available from 15th of February to 05th of April 2018

Programme For Sustainable Success  
Sabine Debes, Founder of Gaia-Oasis

Imagine that you have resolved your main life concern to your satisfaction … how does that resonate? How does that look? Please fully imagine how that feels and how this could change your self-esteem, lift your daily spirit to have a clear outlook. How would that then effect your relationships? How would that effect your professional life?

Whatever your life concern is, you sure can handle it. Everyone deserves to be happy, everyone has been given the fundamental ability to fully utilize their potential, everyone has been given the fundamental ability to change.

If you would like to realize certain visions, or would like to resolve your life concern effectively for the long term, then I invite you to become acquainted with my newly developed, proved and tested 8-Step SuccessSet:

The Success-Set in 8 steps:

The experience of being able to create a small stable success leads to strengthening your self-confidence and is just the start for all bigger successes to come, acquired by ourselves! The purpose of the SuccessSet is to get used to effective actions. The pathway involves a positive change in character, not just in behaviour. Thus, the result is not only success in one certain area, but success that radiates throughout your life.

If you want to stay successful, it is not enough to implement an actual PLAN, but you need to INTEGRATE it and REALLY find your destructive habits. And recognize their impact. Otherwise, these habits will keep recreating similar situations. When we realize their devastating impact, motivation and energy to change is generated.

Eight meetings are just a minimum unit to achieve anything SUSTAINABLE and to understand the dynamics of a change process.

After the 8-Step Programme for Sustainable Success, you may like further mentoring:

I offer packages over one or more years to keep you aligned with your ever-evolving goals.

How and where:

We can start our meetings person in Gaia-Oasis any time you wish between the 15th of February and the 5th of April. Gaia-Oasis provides an optimal setting. And later we go on by phone, Skype or WhatsApp, as it suits best. You will see, it works fine. The sequence can be agreed upon together, sometimes maybe more frequent in the beginning and then longer intervals.

Requirements, costs and deadlines:

The basic requirement is that you are willing to take enough time for the 8-step SuccessSet. You will need to set aside one hour a day, just for you. This commitment to yourself is small compared to the benefits your desired outcome.

I offer a trial one-on-one meeting for half price, if we have not yet worked together, €60 (normal price is €120). If you consider my work style matches your needs, you can book the 8-step SuccessSet (8 subsequent sessions) for € 900. (In Bali this price is negotiable)

For more information or to register, please write to sabine@gaia-oasis.com

“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.

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.

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.

Sabine D.
Forgiveness At The Roots

8. – 11. March 2018

Retreat at Gaia-Oasis Beach Resort.

Facilitator: Sabine Debes, Founder of Gaia-Oasis.

True forgiveness enables us to let go of past issues and guides us towards openness and freedom for a happy future.

Colin Tipping developed this effective work to heal old wounds, no matter how difficult or unjust the situation was. Holding on to grudges creates damage for us, – but how to really forgive? Some fatal sicknesses have nothing else at their roots than some past experiences we can’t digest. We may come to an understanding of that, what needs to heal inside us, and integrating such experiences, allowing twisted energies inside ourselves to subside opens the door to a rewarding life, unburdened and curious. Understanding and compassion for ourselves and for others, natural human qualities, resurface again, friendships can deepen and the feeling of safety and connection with those around us can shine.

The processes and exercises are very simple and efficient, everyone can do them. Tensions subside and breath flows again easily. You feel newly born.

 

Program:

Mornings: Yoga at 7am (optional and highly recommended), breakfast 8:30, group-meeting 9:30 for about 3 to 4 hours.

Afternoons: includes massages, a waterfall tour and group meetings, yoga at 5pm (optional), dinner at 7pm.

 

The Retreat includes:

4 nights with double occupation (if available, single room costs extra, see below)

4 days half pension (full pension available, cost see below)

Approximately 15 hours Forgiveness- and healing processes

1 airport pick up – or pick up wherever you are

1 ½ hour massage of your choice

1 early morning dolphin-tour

1 tour to the nearby waterfall in Less, including some beautiful hiking

1 ½ hour yoga and meditation at 7am and/or again at 5pm

Always available: Fruits and a variety of teas, coffee or chocolate.

Package-price: 520€, single room costs additionally 60€, full pension costs additional 28€)

For more information and for booking please contact Sabine:sabine@gaia-oasis.com

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).

Ogoh-Ogoh

 

Tawur Kesanga, The dark moon of the Spring Equinox, one day before Nyepi, is the climax of the exorcism ceremonies (mecaru) held at every level of society to cleanse the village before the New Year. Rituals are performed in order to vanquish the negative elements. Parades are held featuring Ogoh – Ogoh (fantastic monsters and evil spirits or Bhuta Kala made of bamboo and paper mâché). Everyone makes noise and carries burning torches, and it is a carnival-like atmosphere.

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.

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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.


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

This training will offer you the opportunity to explore meditation techniques based on deep inner science and you will gain an understanding of methods for teaching them to others; it will also offer you the time to explore your own direct understanding of meditation and philosophy integrating the knowledge and your experiences in the beautiful tropical seaside grounds of Gaia Oasis, Bali.

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

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.

Ngembak Geni

The silence of the Saka New Year celebration ‘breaks’ as the morning does at 06:00; the day is a local holiday in Bali and families visit each other as it is a time for gatherings and short travels.


Omed-Omedan is a traditional festivity restricted to the village of Sesetan. It is held on the day after Nyepi (see above), when the youth and whole sub-village of Banjar Kaja Sesetan take to the street where water is splashed and sprayed, and the highlight being two sides of the crowd in a tug-o-war-like scene with a pair in the middle ‘forced’ to smooch at each interval.


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.

Sabine D.

Your Most Successful Year: 2018!

Learn To Pilot Your Life Effectively

Find and plan the concrete and realistic path

to realize your personal and professional goals.

10 days Avatar®-Course : 23.March-01.April in Gaia-Oasis Beach Resort

Facilitator : Sabine Debes, Founder of Gaia-Oasis

In the harmonious surround of Gaia-Oasis Beach Resort you will have leisure time to regenerate and relax and to look at your life goals, especially those for 2018, and the concrete path to realize them. The Avatar-Course provides generous time for individual coaching as well as learning the effective, specific exercises to enhance your life.

This course is right for you if you would like to improve, for example, your ability to develop a more stable wellbeing of your body, to generate supportive and joyful relationships with family and friends, to create a cosy and comfortable home base, experience inspiring holidays, evolve in a satisfying, joy- and meaningful profession with good income etc.
You will find out what is really important for YOU, crystalize concrete goals from your dreams and find ways to overcome obstacles – inside or outside of you. We all function in “thought-patterns”, and it’s important to check their effectively regarding your goals from time to time. You will be supplied with exercises to explore your own patterns and paradigms, and with ways to improve them palpably.

The Avatar-Course is known as one of the most effective human development courses, as it’s the perfect tool to reconnect to what is important for you.
It was developed 1987 by Harry Palmer and is currently taught in more than 78 countries through licenced trainers of Star’s Edge Inc.

In a sensitive and thoroughgoing way Sabine Debes supports participants since 1982 in their development and helps them to align with what is personally important for them.
For more information or questions please write to: sabine@gaia-oasis.com


Tumpek Landep is a day in Bali dedicated to the blessings of metal items. It’s meant towards their better use in daily life. These could range from heirloom kris daggers to various other metal objects such as modern machinery, automobiles and such. On this day you’re in for an interesting sight in Bali. You’ll see cars and motorcycles decorated with intricate stitched-leaf ornaments called sampian roaming the streets in Bali.

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.

Please see the detail in German calender here


Bali Spirit Festival 2018 will see its 11th annual running this April 2-8, once again gathering like-minded yoga instructors and practitioners of all different levels from Bali and around the world. The festival is also a celebration of east and west through world arts, dance and music through colourful concerts and performances. A packed agenda features numerous health and wellbeing workshops held in various yoga centres in Ubud and around Bali. As in its preceding years, Bali Spirit Festival 2018 anticipates over 6,000 festival-goers from various countries, who’ll descend upon the festival’s outdoor festival grounds. The festival’s concept is rooted in ‘Tri Hita Karana’, a Balinese philosophical axiom that translates to a harmonious relationship spiritually, within society and the natural environment. In all, the festival sets out to foster positive change and spread messages of love and peace toward a global impact.

For more information please click here.

A Bali Yoga Retreat to nourish the mind, body and soul.

A spiritual yoga retreat in beautiful Bali promises blissful relaxation for your body, mind, and soul…

Join Chetana on 15 – 22 April 2018, for a yoga retreat which offers a depth of experience on and off your yoga mat…

You won’t be ticking off the tourist sites, rather you’ll be having an authentic experience of rubbing shoulders with the locals and participating in the rich culture and spiritual practices that Bali offers…

There is a depth to the teachings of yoga and meditation where many have said these retreats to be life changing…

All to be enjoyed at the Gaia-Oasis on Bali’s northeast coast.

This peaceful resort nestled on 2.5 acres by the Pacific Ocean will immerse you in the natural beauty of the island and envelope you in its rich culture.

To find out more click here.


Ubud Food Festival returns this year on April 13-15, 2018, as a celebration of diverse Indonesian cuisine and local produce, while also serving as a gathering of the island’s most prominent chefs through a variety of presentations, live cooking demonstrations and culinary tours. This year’s festival once again brings together a host of restaurateurs, food producers, professionals and celebrated figures in the Indonesian food and beverage industry. The annual event is held over the three days, besides offering you the opportunity to discover the wealth and variety of Indonesian cuisine, the Ubud Food Festival also features special events such as organic and culinary markets that allow you to discover and purchase the freshest farm items from the island’s best producers. Side events also include live music concerts highlighting local bands, as well as yoga, film screenings and food photography workshops.

For more information please click here.

Immersion in Breath, Movement & Meditation

Combine your blissful holiday with self exploration & deep relaxation

This Fully Experiential group process and training is designed to break through layers of body armoring, releasing mental, emotional and physical resistance down to your core. As a result you will intimately re-connect with true yourself and your longing for an open heart. Going through this experience will leave you with ability to intimately connect with yourself and others. BioDynamic Breath & Trauma Release® enables you to experience the full range of sensations and emotions available to a human being. Furthermore expanding your capacity to contain and support the free flow of your energy. This work restructures at a cellular level, supporting the opening of your spine and ultimately transforms you into being increasingly present and conscious in your life. You open up to acceptance of yourself and others, celebrating life in it’s fullest.
Gaia Oasis on Bali’s North Shore is a carefully chosen venue for this experience. It provides perfect support through a very beautiful ecologically conscious environment, comfortable accommodations, delicious wholesome food and and great supportive staff.

Giten Tonkov and Chetana Barkan will support you through your journey with their expertise in working with people, outmost loving care and dedication.

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.


The Ulun Danu Beratan Temple is both a famous picturesque landmark and a significant temple complex located on the western side of the Beratan Lake in Bedugul, central Bali. The whole Bedugul area is actually a favorite cool upland weekend and holiday retreat for locals and island visitors alike from the southern and urban areas, as it is strategically located, connecting the island’s north and south. Ulun Danu Beratan, literally ‘the source temple of Lake Beratan’, is easily the island’s most iconic sanctuary sharing the scenic qualities with the seaside temples of Uluwatu and Tanah Lot. The smooth reflective surface of the lake surrounding most of the temple’s base creates a unique floating impression, while the mountain range of the Bedugul region encircling the lake provides the temple with a scenic backdrop.

Welcome to Living Unity, a new expression of Inner and Outer Adventures Pty. Ltd. Living Unity is an invitation for just that:
To Live in Unity.
Living Unity supports the vision of one earth and one humanity, a vision of peace, love, freedom and oneness consciousness. It facilitates a total transformation of the individual and the awakening to a new consciousness. You are very welcome to join us on this adventure.

Among many touching commentaries and feedback, a well known couple from Sweden wrote:

“You’ve taken us on a journey we didn’t know possible, into a world we thought we knew but had barely touched. We’ve also learned how to explore the rest of this vital world on our own.”

As always each course will be held at the beautiful and tranquil Gaia Oasis, Tejakula, Bali, Indonesia
Please write us soon to secure your place and we will send you the price and more information.
For English speaking please write to rahasyanura@gmail.com
For Chinese speaking please write to udayasun@gmail.com

To find out more click here.


The Bali Blues Festival is a standalone part of the annual Nusa Dua Fiesta’s agenda. It habitually features great local and national jazz and blues bands. Those who performed in the past include Gugun Blues Shelter (featuring Indonesian Jazz musician Indra Lesmana), The Six Strings, Krakatau Reunion, Balinese band Cazy Horse, Balinese tapping guitarist Wayan Balawan, and Indonesian musician Gilang Ramadhan.

Are you in? A small, spirited group of adventurous souls are taking a once in a lifetime 11 day Transformational Spirit-filled Journey into the heart and belly of Bali, the land of Gods, Goddesses and Mysticism.

I am super excited to share that the dates for our Retreat have been set for May 24th-June 4th of 2018! Reservations for the most beautiful accommodations in Ubud and Tejakula have been secured. It’s still 10 months away but I can hardly wait to share this experience with you!

Location, location, location! We will be spending our first two and last two days and nights in Ubud, the artistic and bohemian heartbeat of Bali, and the other six days and nights in Tejakula, a beautiful beach town in Northern Bali.

In case you want to check out our lovely accommodations on the net, here are the links. Our rest and renew center in Ubud is Ananda Cottages, a beautiful Balinese gem. In Tejakula, we’ll be staying at Gaia Oasis, where every hut has a beautiful view of the ocean. Gaia Oasis is so sought-after that I had to book it a year and a half in advance! In my opinion, this space is beyond breathtaking, and the perfect location to do our deeper soul work.

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Vesak or Waisak is a holiday observed traditionally by Buddhists. It marks the birth of prince Siddharta Gautama. The date varies each year on the Gregorian calendar but usually coincides in April or May and in June on leap years. Unique to Buddhists in Bali is that some rituals share slight resemblance to Balinese Hindu features. You can witness this in the use of temple ornaments.

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.


Batukaru Temple, referred to by locals as Pura Luhur Batukaru, is one of Bali’s key temples, located at the foot of namesake Mount Batukaru. At an altitude of 2,270m above sea level on the second highest peak in Bali after Mount Agung, the temple is surrounded by cool natural forests, providing a pleasant sightseeing stopover for nature lovers. Moreover, the island’s most impressive expanse of rice paddies, Jatiluwih, is within a two-kilometre drive from the temple, making popular stopovers on excursions to Bali’s central highlands.

The main structure of Batukaru Temple features a multitude of shrines with tiered roofs, and the complex is filled with ancient structures heavily covered in green moss. The walled compounds contain several shrines, as well as high ‘meru’ towers, and ‘bale’ pavilions with unmistakably ancient Balinese features, such as the dark grass roofs and intricate wall carvings. There are different courtyards inside the complex, sparsely positioned and on different elevations, connected through a series of flowering gardens and statue-lined steps. Within the main temple courtyard there is a freshwater spring that serves as the holy water source for prayers and ceremonies. Another separate spring serves cleansing and purification rituals.

Mount Batukaru as a whole is considered a sacred site and the misty slopes of the heavily forested mountain enhances its spiritual vibe. The temple complex is frequented by visitors on any given day; however several parts of the temple’s inner sanctum remain off-limits to non-pilgrims. The temple is devoted to the Hindu god Mahadeva, considered the master of the air, water and plants. The 11th century Batukaru Temple shares the cool and quiet upland vicinity of the Wongaya Gede farming community in the Penebel Village of Tabanan regency. The best time to visit is during the temple’s biannual ‘piodalan’ temple anniversaries, which coincides each Thursday after the Galungan celebrations. Balinese families from adjacent villages in Wangaya Gede and from all over the island make pilgrimages to this mountain temple for blessings.

Old Balinese chronicles state that the temple suffered major destruction following a siege by the neighbouring Buleleng kingdom during the warring times of 1605 AD. The temple remained in ruins for a considerable period, until major restorations began in 1959 for over two decades, reinstating Batukaru Temple back to its current form. A visit to the temple calls for proper attire and conduct. As with any Balinese temple visit, you must wear a sash around your waist, which are available for free at the security post before the temple entrance, and women during their periods are not allowed to the temple grounds. There is a large parking area a kilometre down from the temple, where a variety of local kiosks and warungs offer local cuisine, snacks and refreshments. One of the traditional must-try cakes in the Tabanan region include klepon, palm sugar-filled gelatinous steamed rice flour balls served with shredded coconut.

The Bali Retreat has become the most celebrated and anticipated event on the Meditators calendar, bringing a rare opportunity to escape to paradise with like-minded people, gain advanced knowledge and above all partake in an intensive meditation program.
The Retreat Program
Each participant will engage in their own individually tailored program and receive instruction into the art of ‘Rounding’. For the unfamiliar Rounding is an advanced system which combines a specific Yoga Asana sequence (physical postures), Pranayama (Yogic breathing technique) Meditation and Shavasana (resting technique) which serves to prepare the mind for the deepest possible dive in meditation.

The Benefits
A ‘Rounding’ retreat of this intensity brings the equivalent benefit of 1-2 years daily meditation! Years of accumulated stress dissolve in only 7 days!! This explains why the Bali Retreat is considered one of the most accelerated ways to establish oneself in a higher state of consciousness. It is also a time when Gary devotes special time to enlightening the intellect, mind and heart revealing practical and profound knowledge guaranteed to transform how you think about the world and yourself.
Accommodation
This place is paradise. You will be staying at the beautiful ‘Beach Oasis’ where the calm ocean is literally at your doorstep. Participants will have their own private rooms with en suite, double bed, hot water and plenty of room for your program.

Who Should Attend?
Everyone! Meditators of all levels of experience are invited to take part. The only prerequisite is that you have learned the Vedic Meditation Technique. If you have not yet learned then you can do so in Bali with Gary prior to the Retreat. Contact us for more information.

Reserve Your Place.
This Retreat grows in popularity every year and is guaranteed to fill up. To secure your place you simply need to send us an email declaring your interest. Don’t hesitate to contact us for more info.

To find out more click here.

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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.


Sakenan Temple or ‘Pura Sakenan’ as referred to by locals, is an important temple in the southern region of Bali, located on the north-western shore of Serangan, a small island located 10km south of Denpasar. Once strong for its unique feature of pilgrimages during the 210-day piodalan temple anniversary celebrations with processions leading to the Serangan Island on foot or by traditional wooden boats, reclamations in the 90s have changed the ways, as well as the natural landscape of the island.

Sakenan Temple was built in the tenth century by high priest Mpu Kuturan, who arrived in Bali in 1001AD before the fall of the Majapahit Kingdom, on a mission to restructure the socio-religious aspects of the Balinese communities. The temple is comprised of two significant areas, the largest having undergone renovation except for its antique walls around the temple grounds, and a smaller part that retains its olden features. The old temple was built of limestone and corals sourced from the surrounding coastal reefs. Within and around the temple grounds are large and towering trees that are silent witnesses of the temple’s past. Given the infusion of dynamism in Balinese Hinduism, these trees are adorned with chequered cloths and are regarded as dwellings of guardian spirits of the temple grounds. Hundreds of pilgrims from the various village temples in southern Denpasar flock to the Sakenan Temple for its 210-day piodalan temple anniversary celebrations which coincides with the holy day of Kuningan, 10 days after the Galungan Day celebrations, another major Balinese Hindu observation. Before the reclamations that took place in the 90s pilgrims would carry ancient heirlooms and sacred temple objects at low tide by foot through mangrove forests towards Serangan. At high tide, traditional outriggers taxi the crowd over the waters. Now, the land mass is easily reachable by automobiles via a 110m bridge, making the colourful and unique boat rides memories of the past. Upon arrival, devotees proceed towards the Pura Susunan Wadon, a temple separate from the main Sakenan Temple grounds, located an approximate half kilometre to the east. Then prayers continue at the Pura Susunan Agung, and then the Pura Dalem Sakenan close to the westernmost shore of Serangan Island.

Pujawali or the grand celebrations and the piodalan or temple anniversary of Sakenan Temple falls on every Kliwon Kuningan Saturday, the day of the Kuningan observation in the Balinese 210-day Pawukon calendar and is held over three days with the height of the revelries on the Sunday. Access to the Sakenan Temple and the Serangan Island is easy via the bridge. However during the three-day temple celebrations, entrance fees apply to both pilgrims and visitors on cars and motorcycles. Fees range from IDR 2,000-5,000 and are collected by the village officials for the community’s fund. Several exceptional ritual dances are performed during the height of the piodalan celebrations, usually over the Kuningan weekend. These range from Barong dances to various Tari Topeng or mask dances, and all provide rare, spur-of-the-moment photo opportunities. As with any Bali temple visit, you may enter in proper temple attire, that is, a simple sarong and waist sash. Try to walk around offerings placed on the ground instead of stepping over them. Try not to obstruct a line of procession in progress. Also, women must remember not to enter temples during their periods.


The Bali Arts Festival is a cultural treat for lucky visitors who are in Bali until mid July. The festival traditionally starts on the second Saturday of June and runs through the month of July. It is the perfect moment to witness Bali’s wealth of performing arts. You’ll also catch a glimpse of various cultural highlights from other islands in Indonesia. It’s one of the main highlights in Bali’s calendar of events. The annual celebration showcases various artworks and cultural achievements. It invites the public to the Taman Werdhi Budaya Arts Centre in Denpasar. Most of the daily exhibitions and art performances are focused here. On regular days, a visit to the Denpasar Art Centre is a small tour to admire magnificent sculptures and Balinese architectural features. It’s also a venue of choice for photo shoots with exotic backdrops. But throughout the Bali Arts Festival in June and July, the complex becomes alive with colourful traditional bamboo and coconut leaf decorations and banners. Crowds gather in front of its open stages, auditoriums and outdoor pavilions. You can witness a variety of traditional and contemporary dances, shadow puppetry, music compositions and youth competitions that fill the festival agenda. Hundreds of artists from Denpasar, Bali’s eight provinces, neighbouring islands, and even art troupes from abroad, participate and showcase their talents here. Now in its 40th year, the Bali Arts Festival returns June 9 to July 7.

The Bali Arts Festival usually kicks off with an opening parade in front of the Bajra Sandhi monument in Denpasar. At the Ardha Chandra stage of the Bali Arts Centre, witness a series of stage performances by the Indonesia Arts Institute (ISI) of Denpasar. On the following days up to July 7, the various stages and different venues come to life with the wide and colourful variety of performances from different art groups from all over the island and Indonesia. The month-long festival offers you the best showcase of Balinese and Indonesian arts and culture in the entire year!

Enjoy traditional music and gamelan recitals at the Ayodya and Angsoka stages. Witness evening Balinese documentary film screenings at the Ksirarnawa auditorium. There are Balinese children’s Gong Kebyar gamelan jam sessions at the Ardha Candra amphitheatre. You can also enjoy vocal, musical and dance collaborations. Browse through handicrafts, paintings and sculptures at exhibition. Traditional culinary bazaars feature favourite Balinese dishes. The Bali Arts Festival customarily closes with a lively ceremony. This includes an evening traditional ballet known as ‘sendratari’. The show is held at the Ardha Candra open stage from 20:00.


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

This training will offer you the opportunity to explore meditation techniques based on deep inner science and you will gain an understanding of methods for teaching them to others; it will also offer you the time to explore your own direct understanding of meditation and philosophy integrating the knowledge and your experiences in the beautiful tropical seaside grounds of Gaia Oasis, Bali.

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

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.


Uluwatu Temple, or Pura Luhur Uluwatu, one of six key temples believed to be Bali’s spiritual pillars, is renowned for its magnificent location, perched on top of a steep cliff approximately 70 metres above sea level. This temple also shares the splendid sunset backdrops as that of Tanah Lot Temple, another important sea temple located in the island’s western shores. Pura Luhur Uluwatu is definitely one of the top places on the island to go to for sunset delights, with direct views overlooking the beautiful Indian Ocean and daily Kecak dance performances. Balinese architecture, traditionally-designed gateways, and ancient sculptures add to Uluwatu Temple’s appeal.
Without a doubt, what makes Uluwatu Temple spectacular is its cliff-top setting at the edge of a plateau 250 feet above the waves of the Indian Ocean. ‘Ulu’ means the ‘top’ or the ‘tip’ and ‘watu’ means a ‘stone’ or a ‘rock’ in Balinese. Several archaeological remains found here prove the temple to be of megalithic origin, dating back to around the 10th century. There are two entrances to Uluwatu Temple, from the south and the north. A small forest lies at the front and hundreds of monkeys dwell here. They are believed to guard the temple from bad influences. The serpentine pathway to the temple is fortified by concrete walls on the cliff side. It takes about an hour to get from one end to another as there are several fenced points along the way to stop. The views from the bottom of the water surging up against rocks and the ocean horizon are remarkable. The Balinese Hindus believe that the three divine powers of Brahma, Vishnu, and Siva become one here. That belief results in making Uluwatu Temple a place of worship of Siva Rudra, the Balinese Hindu deity of all elements and aspects of life in the universe. Pura Uluwatu is also dedicated to protect Bali from evil sea 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.


The Bali Kites Festival is a kiting event that takes place annually, between July and August (sometimes through October). It kicks off notably at the start of the windy season in Bali. The main festival takes place along the eastern coast of Padanggalak, just north of Sanur. This is usually held near the end of June and confirmed following favourable weather. Hundreds of competing kite troupes gather from all over the island to pilot their traditional kites. Oftentimes, alongside international teams with modern kites in various shapes and sizes. The kite festival in Bali started off as a seasonal agrarian festival. It was held to thank the heavens for abundant crops and harvests. The festivals then became a competitive ground for communal ‘banjar’ youth groups, who send their ‘sekaa layangan’ kite teams to participate and win prize money. A competition is also usually held for ‘new creation’ kites. These may include detailed three-dimensional figures and unusual designs, ranging from Hindu gods, cars and motorbikes, to mascots and brand sponsors. A gamelan orchestra accompanies each troupe. This adds to the joyous spirit of the Bali Kites Festival and the dramatic take-offs.

The Balinese traditional kites are gigantic, measuring up to four metres in width and 10 metres in length. Some other versions, such as the ‘janggan’ type have impressive flowing ribbon tails. Tails often reach 100 metres or more in length. Jointly built at the communal ‘banjar’ village halls all over Bali, skilled youths, supervised by elders, craft bamboo frameworks for weeks up to the major event. Lightweight fabrics are selected according to an agreed-upon colour scheme. Some are fitted with intricately carved heads. The final results await transport – usually by truck and requiring special escort along small Balinese roads – towards the Bali Kites Festival flying grounds on Padanggalak Beach. The ‘bebean’ type is the most common design with a traditional outline of a fish. This is the common ‘giant kite’ of Bali that dominates the skies. The ‘janggan’ somewhat resembles birds, with shorter and rounder wings. Their long flowing ‘kedeber’ ribbon tails also often outshine the kite’s body once airborne. In each competition, the task of assembling and flying the entailing ‘kedeber’ is major challenge for the piloting troupe. A troupe normally comprises a dozen or so boys and men. Categories to win include ‘best launch’, ‘best design’ and ‘longest flight’. Occasionally, the kites descend over nearby rice paddies. Team members must dash onto the fields to retrieve their painstakingly built kites.

The skies over Padanggalak are dominated by these flying giants during the Bali Kites Festival. Nevertheless, you’ll witness kite-filled skies on any given day between June and August – every year. Skies over Bali are just as elaborately decorated as any Balinese procession this windy time of the year. Some kites are even fitted with sound instruments in the form vibrating bows called ‘guwang’. These generate a resonating hum that can be heard from far. Enjoy Bali’s windy season sights and sounds! Don’t worry if you missed out on the main opening festival events in July. There are various side events and competitions to witness throughout the second half of the year. These are also highlighted annually as part of the festivity. Following is the tentative line-up of 2018 Bali kite events. Updates are announced throughout the year by the Bali Kites Association or Pelangi (Persatuan Layang-Layang Indonesia, Bali chapter).


Treat yourself to 10 (or more) days in paradise! On the untouched north side of Bali, behind the holy mountains in the midst of a tropical park and directly on the ocean, lies the lovely Gaia-Oasis Seminar Center, whose 20 bungalows, a seminar room, a restaurant and a swimming pool, are nested within a beautiful grove of palm trees. Here is where our seminar will take place, a place which also encompasses the beauty and strength of nature and of the sea, so that we can discover and feel our true and original essence through movement, dance, sound and silence, and let it enfold.
It is a place and a seminar for awakening tenderness, healing, deep zest for life, complete genuineness and self-responsibility, for coming in contact with your own truth and loving self-acceptance.
This 10 day retreat offers a unique opportunity to discover the power of silence as the true source within you, and to learn to hear the tender voice of your heart and give it expression.

Through the healing power of nature and of Bali, and with the seminar’s deep-taking, yet open atmosphere, together with the beauty provided by the „Gaia Oasis“ center itself, you will easily be able to step into a deep connection to the original nature of your Self (your essence).
This place and this seminar offer an optimal chance to discover your body and its expression, with all of its capabilities and limitations. This is the entryway to paradise within you – the complete unfolding of your Soul’s potential, in here and now.
Through movement, dance, sound, singing, soul language and meditation, you will find a deep connection between Soul and body, and you will be able to reach an integration of your Soul’s potential. In this work, you will be able to realize your limitations and recognize behavior patterns that you are caught in. Each person has his or her own healing path, which can be mastered for each individual in his or her own way due to the sacred space provided by the seminar and through the expert guidance provided by the seminar’s team.
Outings in the untouched nature are also included as part of the seminar, such as taking a trip small fisher boats to watch dolphins at sunrise or taking a hike to the holy waterfalls.

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.


Treat yourself to 10 (or more) days in paradise! On the untouched north side of Bali, behind the holy mountains in the midst of a tropical park and directly on the ocean, lies the lovely Gaia-Oasis Seminar Center, whose 20 bungalows, a seminar room, a restaurant and a swimming pool, are nested within a beautiful grove of palm trees. Here is where our seminar will take place, a place which also encompasses the beauty and strength of nature and of the sea, so that we can discover and feel our true and original essence through movement, dance, sound and silence, and let it enfold.
It is a place and a seminar for awakening tenderness, healing, deep zest for life, complete genuineness and self-responsibility, for coming in contact with your own truth and loving self-acceptance.
This 10 day retreat offers a unique opportunity to discover the power of silence as the true source within you, and to learn to hear the tender voice of your heart and give it expression.

Through the healing power of nature and of Bali, and with the seminar’s deep-taking, yet open atmosphere, together with the beauty provided by the „Gaia Oasis“ center itself, you will easily be able to step into a deep connection to the original nature of your Self (your essence).
This place and this seminar offer an optimal chance to discover your body and its expression, with all of its capabilities and limitations. This is the entryway to paradise within you – the complete unfolding of your Soul’s potential, in here and now.
Through movement, dance, sound, singing, soul language and meditation, you will find a deep connection between Soul and body, and you will be able to reach an integration of your Soul’s potential. In this work, you will be able to realize your limitations and recognize behavior patterns that you are caught in. Each person has his or her own healing path, which can be mastered for each individual in his or her own way due to the sacred space provided by the seminar and through the expert guidance provided by the seminar’s team.
Outings in the untouched nature are also included as part of the seminar, such as taking a trip small fisher boats to watch dolphins at sunrise or taking a hike to the holy waterfalls.

To find out more click here.


This marks Indonesia’s 72nd year of independence. The day is celebrated on August 17, when red-and-white flags adorn the street sides and flag raising ceremonies take place at government offices and a major ceremony takes place in Jakarta, attended by the state head and officials. Households and communities throughout the archipelago also post flags and decorations at front of houses. Some communities also hold sack-run races and other revelries in the spirit of nationality. Check out your hotel’s food and beverage highlights for some Independence Day promos and menu specials that usually feature national culinary delights.

 

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.

Open Your Heart in the Island of Gods

The mere mention of Bali evokes thoughts of a paradise. It’s more than a place; it’s a mood, an aspiration, a tropical state of mind.

From magnificent mountains to rugged coastlines to volcanic hillsides to black sandy beaches, Bali is also known as the Island of the Gods, housing thousands of Hindu and Buddhist temples.

During this retreat we will immerse ourselves in Balinese traditions and ceremonies while practicing and deepening our own spiritual journey. Spend 10 days rejuvenating with yoga, meditation, chanting, spa treatments, lounging by the pool or on the beach plus a selection of Bali’s best cultural, spiritual and wellness activities.

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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.


Tirta Empul is an important temple complex and holy mountain spring, located in the village of Manukaya in central Bali. The site serves as a legendary setting of a traditional tale about good versus evil. It is also a national cultural heritage site. The complex, built circa 960 AD, is also a silent witness to the old Balinese kingdom years, particularly at the time of the Warmadewa Dynasty. Another nearby and prominent site on top of a hill is the presidential palace, Istana Tampaksiring, built during the years of the nation’s first president, Soekarno. Tirta Empul, meaning ‘holy water spring’ is actually the name of a water source located within the temple. The spring feeds various purification baths, pools and fish ponds surrounding the outer perimeter, which all flow to the Tukad Pakerisan River. Various sites throughout the region and many other archaeological relics relate to local myths and legends.

As is common with Balinese temples, the Tirta Empul Temple complex has three key divisions, namely a front, secondary and inner courtyard. Visitors to Tirta Empul first come upon the lush gardens and pathways adorned with statues and tropical plants that lead to its entrance. After stepping through this typical ‘candi bentar’ (temple gate), a vast walled courtyard welcomes visitors to the bathing pools where a large ‘wantilan’ meeting hall stands at the right. Inside the central courtyard, referred to as ‘madya mandala’ or ‘jaba tengah’, pilgrims first approach a rectangular purification bath where a total of 13 elaborately sculpted spouts that line the edge from west to east. After solemn prayers at an altar-like shrine, they proceed to enter the crystal-clear, cold mountain water. With hands pressed together, they bow under the gushing water of the first spout, carrying on to the eleventh. The water from the last two of the 13 spouts is meant for purification purposes in funerary rites. The myth behind the curative and purifying spring tells of a Balinese ruler, known by the title Mayadenawa, who is depicted to have defied the influence of Hinduism and denied his subjects religious prayers and practices. The legend goes that this eventually angered the gods, and in a campaign, god Indra sought Mayadenawa’s subdual.
Tirta Empul Temple Highlights The hide-and-seek tactics of Mayadenawa fleeing Indra’s troops took place at various places all over the region, from the rivers Petanu to Pakerisan, and up to the north of Tampaksiring. Hence, the names of the sites and natural features all reflect an episode from the tale, such as Tampaksiring – tampak meaning ‘feet’, and siring meaning ‘sideways’, depicting an episode when the fleeing king left his footprints up the hill. It was here that through his magical powers Mayadenawa created a poisoned spring from which Indra’s exhausted troops drank and succumbed. Indra noticed the fall of his men, and soon thrust his staff into the ground where a holy purifying spring spurted out, to cure the troops and to even bring some of them back to life. This escapade became the legendary background to the holy spring of Tirta Empul, as well as the holy days of Galungan and Kuningan celebrated by the Balinese Hindus.


Besakih Temple, known as Bali’s ‘Mother Temple’ for over 1,000 years, sits 1,000 metres high on the southwestern slopes of Mount Agung. Besakih is an artistic and unique complex that comprises at least 86 temples which include the main Pura Penataran Agung (the Great Temple of State) and 18 others. Besakih is the biggest and holiest of the island’s temples and is surrounded by breathtaking and scenic rice paddies, hills, mountains, streams, and more.

To the Balinese, visiting the temple sanctuaries is a special pilgrimage. Mount Agung’s high location gives it an almost mystical quality. Many stairs lead up to the sacred mountain, leading to the many temples that vary according to types, status, and functions. Pura Besakih features three temples dedicated to the Hindu trinity. Pura Penataran Agung in the centre has white banners for Shiva, the destroyer; Pura Kiduling Kreteg on the right side is with red banners for Brahma, the creator; and Pura Batu Madeg represents Vishnu, the preserver, with its black banners. You can visit other temples in Pura Besakih, but many of their inner courtyards are closed to the public as they’re reserved for pilgrims. Pura Besakih is the only temple open to every devotee from any caste groups. This is because of its nature as the primal centre of all ceremonial activities.

History of Besakih Temple Pura Batu Madeg, containing a central stone, indicates that the area of Pura Besakih was already regarded a holy place since ancient times. In the 8th century, a Hindustani monk had revelations to build homes for people during his isolation. Throughout the process, many of his followers died due to illness and accidents. On its completion it was called ‘Basuki’, referring to the dragon deity ‘Naga Besukian’, believed to inhabit Mount Agung. The name eventually evolved into ‘Besakih’. Other shrines were gradually built and Pura Besakih was made the main temple during the conquering of Bali by the Majapahit Empire in 1343. Since then, Pura Besakih has had several restorations as earthquakes in 1917 and Mount Agung’s series of eruptions in 1963 damaged the complex. The lava flow passed by Pura Besakih and it is believed to be a miraculous signal from the deities that they wanted to demonstrate their power without completely destroying the holy complex their devotees had built for them.

Besakih Temple Highlights and Features The largest temple in the complex, Pura Penataran Agung, has different areas representing seven layers of the universe, each with their own shrines. Pura Pasimpangan on the downstream side (on the east of the main street) and Pura Pangubengan upstream are approximately three kilometres apart. Located on higher ground, the closest to Mount Agung’s peak, Pura Pangubengan has great vistas and it’s about a 30-minute walk from the main Pura Penataran Agung. Around 10 minutes to the east of Pura Pangubengan is Pura Batu Tirtha. It is where holy water is sourced for the ‘karya agung’ ceremonies at Pura Besakih and Pekraman villages. Four temples in the complex reflect four forms of God at compass points: Pura Batu Madeg in the north, Pura Kiduling Kreteg to the south, Pura Gelap in the east, and Pura Ulun Kulkul in the west. ‘Batu ngadeg’, literally ‘standing stone’, is found in the shrine of Meru Tumpang Sebelas at Pura Batu Madeg. This is where Vishnu is believed to descend. Still in the courtyard of Pura Batu Madeg, in front of Meru Tumpang Sebelas is the Pesamuan shrine (quadrangle-shaped with two lines of 16 poles) as a symbol of how Vishnu’s power interrelates with the world. At least 20 minutes to the northwest from Pura Batu Madeg, down the footpath to the valley and along the river, is Pura Peninjoan – erected on a tiny hill. The beautiful views from here include all the shrines of Pura Penataran Agung, beaches and southern Bali in the distance. On the west is Pura Ulun Kulkul, famous for the main and most precious ‘kulkul’ (Balinese wooden slit gong) on the island. Kulkul is a signaling device to summon or convey special messages. On the northern side of Pura Ulun Kulkul is Pura Merajan Selonding where the ‘Bredah’ inscription mentions a king in Besakih, and a set of ancient gamelan called ‘Selonding’ are kept. Pura Gua, located on the eastern side of the main street, is the home of the dragon deity. There’s a big cave at the canyon of the river on the east that has its mouth closed due to erosion, but people still sometimes practise yoga there. Pura Jenggala, southwest of Pura Penataran Agung, is also often called Pura Hyang Haluh by the local devotees. The ‘Setra Agung’ burial grounds is south of the temple. Here are sacred ancient stone statues in the form of the mythical garuda bird. Pura Basukian Puseh Jagat is located southeast of Pura Penataran Agung, the main foundation of Pura Besakih.

Welcome to Living Unity, a new expression of Inner and Outer Adventures Pty. Ltd. Living Unity is an invitation for just that:
To Live in Unity.
Living Unity supports the vision of one earth and one humanity, a vision of peace, love, freedom and oneness consciousness. It facilitates a total transformation of the individual and the awakening to a new consciousness. You are very welcome to join us on this adventure.

Among many touching commentaries and feedback, a well known couple from Sweden wrote:

“You’ve taken us on a journey we didn’t know possible, into a world we thought we knew but had barely touched. We’ve also learned how to explore the rest of this vital world on our own.”

As always each course will be held at the beautiful and tranquil Gaia Oasis, Tejakula, Bali, Indonesia
Please write us soon to secure your place and we will send you the price and more information.
For English speaking please write to rahasyanura@gmail.com
For Chinese speaking please write to udayasun@gmail.com

To find out more click here.

Welcome to Living Unity, a new expression of Inner and Outer Adventures Pty. Ltd. Living Unity is an invitation for just that:
To Live in Unity.
Living Unity supports the vision of one earth and one humanity, a vision of peace, love, freedom and oneness consciousness. It facilitates a total transformation of the individual and the awakening to a new consciousness. You are very welcome to join us on this adventure.

Among many touching commentaries and feedback, a well known couple from Sweden wrote:

“You’ve taken us on a journey we didn’t know possible, into a world we thought we knew but had barely touched. We’ve also learned how to explore the rest of this vital world on our own.”

As always each course will be held at the beautiful and tranquil Gaia Oasis, Tejakula, Bali, Indonesia
Please write us soon to secure your place and we will send you the price and more information.
For English speaking please write to rahasyanura@gmail.com
For Chinese speaking please write to udayasun@gmail.com

To find out more click here.


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.

Tribal Tantra is a 200 hour Month Long training experience using Tantric Ceremony, Shamanic Ritual and Conscious Dance meditation as tools to transform and empower lives in a practical and lasting way.

We will be held by the magical and breathtakingly beautiful waterfront GAIA-OASIS Resort in Bali, Indonesia. This secluded location offers the perfect support for this deep and transformational dive.

Additional details, photos, graduate testimonials and payment information 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.

Far from the chaotic tourist regions, the village of Tejakula awaits to nourish
your Soul.
Looking out across the ocean, the beautiful beachside resort of Gaia Oasis
Pantai has a serenity of traditional Bali from yesteryear. I invite you to come
and revitalise your essence on a progressive journey through the gross and
subtle energies of your being, with an intention of renewal.
Using ancient yogic practices, specic to the design of this retreat, the natu
ral
world and our innate knowledge, we journey into a deeper connection with
our physical, mental, emotional and spiritual self. We will explore the natural
flow of our life force as it is lived through us, helping realign to that which is
ever present – our essential nature.
This retreat is open to both men and women and is accessible for beginners
to advanced students. Come and explore yoga beyond the postures. There
will also be plenty of free time daily; to journal, enjoy the pool, beach and
massages.

To find out more click here.

In the of calmness of this unique location – the “Gaia Oasis” resort on Bali, all conditions are met to rebalance body, mind and spirit. Especially for people in responsible positions this is seems a permanent challenge.

The healing atmosphere of this beach resort will help us to come to ourselves. Here stress and destructive mental pressure falls away very easily. Being with people in comparable professional positions makes it easier to identify our own roles in life in order to re-adjust them.

The time is largely spent in silence and with considerably reduced communication. The focus is on Zen practice: sitting in silence, meditative wandering and focused dialogues in between. As with all seminars of “Zen for Leadership”, here the physical balance is a major concern. This happens with carefully prepared vegetarian meals and special physiotherapeutic exercises.

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Immersion in Breath, Movement & Meditation

Combine your blissful holiday with self exploration & deep relaxation

This Fully Experiential group process and training is designed to break through layers of body armoring, releasing mental, emotional and physical resistance down to your core. As a result you will intimately re-connect with true yourself and your longing for an open heart. Going through this experience will leave you with ability to intimately connect with yourself and others. BioDynamic Breath & Trauma Release® enables you to experience the full range of sensations and emotions available to a human being. Furthermore expanding your capacity to contain and support the free flow of your energy. This work restructures at a cellular level, supporting the opening of your spine and ultimately transforms you into being increasingly present and conscious in your life. You open up to acceptance of yourself and others, celebrating life in it’s fullest.
Gaia Oasis on Bali’s North Shore is a carefully chosen venue for this experience. It provides perfect support through a very beautiful ecologically conscious environment, comfortable accommodations, delicious wholesome food and and great supportive staff.

Giten Tonkov and Chetana Barkan will support you through your journey with their expertise in working with people, outmost loving care and dedication.

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.

The founders and directors of the Learning Love Institute, Krishnananda and Amana offer a holiday intensive in Bali once a year over New Years, called “Learning Love in Paradise”.

“Learning Love in Paradise” is an opportunity to explore the Learning Love Work in a relaxed tropical setting combined with group adventures. The work focuses on learning how to develop self-love and how to be in a deep intimate and committed relationship. This seminar is an opportunity to have a holiday combined with a deep experience of inner work.

It is open both to individuals and couples and those who have worked with us before or who are new to the work.

This is an eleven-day workshop in a beautiful meditation resort center directly on the ocean on the North side of the magical island of Bali.

During these days, we will be exploring love, relating, and meditation in a relaxed and gentle way.

We will also be taking excursions like walking to a 50 m waterfall, visit and meditate in a Buddhist temple overlooking the island and taking an early morning boat ride to watch the sunrise and if we are lucky the wild dolphins.

The resort has a spa which offers massages and many kinds of beauty treatments at very reasonable prices.

Because of the length of the seminar and the lovely setting, it is a joy for us to offer this deep, intimate, and relaxed experience.

Space is limited because of room availability so it is good to book early. It is recommended to arrive a few days in advance to relax and adjust to the change of environment.

The quality of meditation and witnessing is a foundation for this work, a theme that we integrate into the seminar. We explore what it means for each of us to relax and we do specific meditations and guided meditations to strengthen our quality of watchfulness and acceptance.

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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.