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.

On our 350-Hour Teacher Training with Mark Breadner, you will learn more than how to teach yoga and how to take your own practice to deeper levels but to also unlock possibilities you never dreamed possible. It’s a Total Yoga Transformation.

YogaCoach teacher training is a unique and transformative offering in the market. Through the YogaCoach System you will learn the science and essence of Yoga, understanding and integrate the yoga practices to help you align the four aspects of being human;  your body, your inner energies, your emotions, and your mind. A science that continues to empower human beings to blossom to the ultimate potential.

The YogaCoach approach will support you to become a confident teacher, a leader for transformation and holistic health and to add value to your world more than you ever dreamed possible. You will learn to impart the incredible benefits of a yoga methodology properly understood and implemented. The focus of the YogaCoach 350-hour teacher training course is on building a solid foundation of teaching group yoga classes, small groups and the entry steps to working as a personal yoga trainer (PYT) This course will allow you to take your skills anywhere in the world with confidence, integrity, and purpose.

Yoga is an ancient system 15000 years old and it has been tried, tested and proven many, many times through direct experience on how to live an exceptional life. Are you ready to unlock new possibilities, nurturing your health and happiness and using your unique gifts and talents to impact change in your world

What you will learn

MODULE 1:  YOGA COACH- METHODOLOGY OF YOGA, HISTORY AND PHILOSOPHY OF YOGA

40 hrs contact – 10 hrs non-contact

The western world often understands yoga as a physical pursuit. Yet, asana is one part of a whole system, and teaching only one segment of a complete science limits the potentiality for change. To practice yoga we need to know the whole system, the science that supports it, and methodology for implementing it.

These practices were originally taught 15,000 years ago and around 5,000 thousand years ago were shaped into a comprehensive document by people dedicated to understanding and mapping the human mechanism. Viewed as inner scientists, through direct experience they have provided a road map for living our highest human potential.

Using Patanjali’s Yoga sutras and the Koshas, we can develop an essential understanding of yoga, allowing our teaching to have full effect and transfer the greatest impact. Yoga is a complete science, providing a framework for individuals to explore their potential. Yoga coach provides the structure to understand and implement the practices that create change.

THIS COMPONENT INCLUDES:

  • Understanding the roots of Yoga Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras, and how to apply to modern life.
  • Understanding the Hatha Yoga Pradipika.
  • Yoga as a science.
  • General history of yoga.
  • Yogic physiology- understanding the koshas – multi-level beings
  • Establishing Vinyasa practice.
  • Establishing pranayama and meditation practice
  • Kriya yoga practice – refining and activating inner energise

This component takes the science and philosophies of Yoga and applies them in practical, simple and effective ways.

MODULE 2- LIFE PURPOSE COACH

40 hrs face to face- 10 hrs non contact

 Creating life purpose means playing by your own rules. Stepping out into the world with complete self-governance, guided by your values, your vision and the legacy you want to leave. Naturally, humans want to have it all, they get focused on the outside world where creation manifests when the focus needs to be internally at the source of creation (Yoga).

Living in alignment with your most authentic self takes courage. It requires a body that supports a high-energy system and a razor-sharp focus to help set aside the things that don’t support your path. Combining clarity and purpose enables you to become a very powerful manifestor within the world.

This module teaches you how to establish a “value container” for yourself and your students, so you can identify how you want to impact in the world, who you want to become, and the legacy you would like to leave. As obstacles arise and provide challenges to living in integrity, you will learn the practices to help set aside the habits, tendencies (karma) that aren’t in alignment with your path.

THIS COMPONENT INCLUDES:

  • Creating a vision that is inclusive- what I want for me, I also want for others
  •  How to turn life lessons into gifts that you offer your students
  • Teaching in alignment with where you are the most effective and benefit
  •  Developing and communicating your brand /niche
  •  Seeing all beings as ATMA- see, support and remove the obstacles to the potential you see in your students
  • Supporting a higher energy possibility
  •  Learning to let the inside inform the outside- being guided by intuition

It’s important to know how to teach the “formula” of a class but more importantly how to see, support and encourage students to live with more potency, compassion and wisdom.

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.

 

BALI,TEJAKULA RETREAT
GRAEME & LEONIE
ASHTANGA YOGA CHIKITSA

Tejakula, ‘Place of Light’

There is a legend that a miracle once took place in Tejakula. A bright light with a yellowish glow began shining from the village and could be seen from all over Bali and beyond.

Tejakula is a place where the magic of Bali still exists. May its light and peace touch the heart of your practice and life.

Yoga Fee Only

1-Week Retreat $550 (7 Nights)

2-Week Retreat $1000 (14 nights)

50% deposit with balance due July 25

Please register for the Retreat with Leonie & direct room & meal bookings to Gaia-Oasis.

Cancellation Fee: $100 up to July 1

No return deposit after July 1

Booking & Banking

Contact Leonie
ashtangayogachikitsa@gmail.com
www.AshtangaYogaChikitsa.com

Accommodation,Meals& Facilities

Contact Gaia-Oasis Resort

www.gaia-oasis.com
eta@gaia-oasis.com
+62 362 3436304

The Retreat

Graeme and Leonie direct their teaching towards connecting students to the powerful healing potential of Ashtanga Yoga through body-mind awareness, increasing fitness, promoting relaxation and the pure enjoyment of practice. Especially for those wishing to deepen and explore their practice in a place of light and tranquil beauty far from tourist crowds and distractions.

‘Breath of the Sea’ Regaining Balance, Sensing Space &Time, Breathing Deeply, Rhythm of the Waves

Arrival Saturday August 25 – Departure Saturday September 8

Commences Saturday 4pm with Gaia’s Welcome Ceremony, followed by the group introduction, Practice begins Sunday am. 1- week retre at completes Friday pm August 31, with departure Sat September 1.

Mornings: 2 hr Ashtanga self-practice with the occasional Informative Led Class

Afternoons: 1-1/2hr sessions on alternate days, to deepen awareness and understanding in physical asana practice and relaxation practices for body/mind/spirit.

Pantai : On the beach, time is measured by the turning of the tides. Enjoy quiet beaches, swimming in a clean clear ocean or snorkelling the colourful offshore reefs. Plenty of time for hammock hanging, pool lounging, and great massages and body treatments at the Wellness Spas.

Bungalow Rates per night: Single Occupancy IDR 750,000/Twin-Share IDR 500,000p.p.

Daily Menu : Wholesome vegetarian meals from homegrown organic produce, fresh fish caught daily, tropical fruit juices, lassies, specialty coffees and complimentary afternoon teas served daily.

1/2 Board Recommended : IDR 220,000 (buffet breakfast/dinner) Optional a la Carte lunch from menu

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.

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.

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.

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 kilometers 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.

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 natural
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.

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.

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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.

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.