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.

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.

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“A truly beautiful experience. Haven’t been as energized and relaxed in a long time .“

“This retreat will be restorative, nourishing and a perfect opportunity to take time out for self-care, it will be a chance to have a taste of Bali’s rich spiritual culture in a picturesque outdoor setting while surrounded by friends from a like-minded community.”

A spiritual retreat in beautiful Bali promises blissful relaxation for mind, body and soul.

In April 2017, founder of Yoga for the Soul Retreats, Chetana Meehan, will lead a retreat 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.

While there will be plenty of time to relax, enjoy a massage, go snorkeling and swim in the pool, the Gaia-Oasis is far more than your average beach resort.

During your stay you will enjoy a sunrise dolphin cruise in a traditional Balinese fishing boat and have the chance to participate in a Balinese art class.

For more information, please click here .

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.

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.

Kuningan Logo

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

Full Moon

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

Gaia-Oasis Birthday

Join us for our annual celebration!

Full Moon

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

Tumpek Kandang

Tumpek Kandang is a special day filled with dedicated blessings for animals, livestock and pets. Various offerings are made to the Hindu god Rudra for successful farming and animal welfare, aimed at the harmony of the environment and which contribute to human sustenance and happiness. The day is part of a series of other Tumpek days aimed at the blessings of different subjects, namely Tumpek Uduh for plants, Tumpek Landep for metal objects and tools, Tumpek Kuningan for ancestral spirits, Tumpek Wayang for wayang shadow puppets and Tumpek Krulut for traditional gamelan music instruments – all which occur in a 210-day cycle on the Pawukon calendar.

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 Art in Yoga

Find your feet and enjoy 8 magical days of yoga with Madeline. Walk, breath and  draw your way through the labyrinthine rhythms of Bali. Restore truth in balance in the peaceful surrounds of Gaia-Oasis Mountain Retreat.

For more information, please click here.

 

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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.

Since 30 years Lex van Someren is supporting people in his workshops and seminars on their inner journey. With great clarity, focus and compassion he is guiding people into presence – into truthfulness. He invites to look beyond the usual – beyond the normal. He encourages each one to realise his/her innermost potential – the Essence of the Soul – and to part from his/her limited ideas and concepts of “I” and the self, to be able to experience the freedom and timeless power of creation and life.
From the sharing’s, meditations and the active seminar work with movement, dance and voice arises a vibrant silent and sacred space from which Lex explores with each one the actual personal life themes. And from there for each person an individual path of healing, transformation and new awareness crystallizes itself into Being.

Please click here for more information.

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Bali Kite Festival, Traditional giant kites measuring around four metres in width take flight near Sanur Beach during the annual Bali Kite Festival. The three-day event welcomes kites in all shapes and colours and sees a traditional gamelan orchestra provide music and entertainment.

Tumpek Wayang

Tumpek Wayang is a special day filled with blessings dedicated towards the traditional performing art form of shadow puppetry. Various offerings are made to the equipment and range of character puppets involved in the traditional theatrical art. Tumpek Wayang is one part in a series of Tumpek days for blessing different subjects. The others include Tumpek Kandang celebrated earlier in January, Tumpek Uduh for plants, Tumpek Landep for metal objects and tools, Tumpek Kuningan for ancestral spirits, and Tumpek Krulut for traditional gamelan music instruments – all which occur in a 210-day cycle on the Pawukon calendar.

Lex II

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.

For more details, please see the same seminar held from 21-30 July 2017 or 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.

foto- ubud jazz festival

Ubud village jazz festival is a music festival situated in the artistic surroundings of Ubud Bali, Indonesia.

Since 2010 Yuri Mahatma, a musician/composer/music teacher, and a founder of Underground Jazz Movement together with Anom Darsana, the director and owner of ANTIDA Music Productions, had worked together for some routine  projects of jazz concerts, each time with different theme.

For more information please click here.

Full Moon

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

tanishka

Feeling the need to connect with your true feminine power?

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Activating your Shakti Goddess essence in every chakra so your shine with radiance.

Facilitated by best selling author, Tanishka.

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Suitable for women of all ages…you will experience soul-centred sisterhood & have the time of your life as you transform how you see yourself as a woman.

Your Retreat Process Include :

- Chakra Yoga

- Archetypal Teachings

- Guided Meditation

- Trance Dance

- Sacred Ceremony

- Art Therapy

- 2 Goddess Spa Treatments!

This event has sold out every year so book now to avoid disappointment!

Monthly payment plans available!

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.

Full Moon

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

Full Moon

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