Relax, de-Stress and Rejuvenate – Authentic Indian Yoga in Ubud, Bali
9 days of Yoga & Pranayama with Ravi Dixit
March 20th – 29th, 2023 – new availability due to cancellation: 1 room (for 1 or 2 people)
Breathe, stretch, relax.. Join Ravi for 9 days of Yoga and relaxation on the paradise island of Bali. This retreat offers you an opportunity to de-stress and reconnect with yourself though Yoga, Pranayama and Ayurveda. We’ll be staying at the beautiful Bansundari Retreat Centre, a dream location to relax and feel in harmony with nature. Set within Ubud’s rice fields, Basundari offers a peaceful space to rest, retreat and return back to yourself.
This retreat will be a true immersion into authentic Yoga while balancing it with plenty of free time to explore the beautiful Balinese nature and culture. It will be a transformative and sociable time, with a traditional Puja welcome ceremony, daily group meals catered by a private retreat chef, Meditation and Ayurveda workshops, a complimentary Balinese massage, optional excursions to Ubud’s Monkey Forest, an Ancient Water Healing Ceremony, a beach day in Uluwatu and Indian themed evening.
Whether you want to deepen your knowledge of traditional Yoga or just need to slow down, unplug and de-stress , please feel welcome to join.
We will be located just outside the historic town of Ubud, the spiritual heart of Bali, known for its ancient temples, royal palaces and rice terraces. This Balinese town is the home of world renowned Monkey Forest, Tegenungan Waterfall, Campuhan Ridge walk and so much more!
Guests will have exclusive and private access to our boutique retreat just a 5 min drive from the heart of Ubud. Set amongst jungle, rice fields and the magnificence of nature, Basundari retreat centre is a beautiful, relaxed and stimulating venue to retreat. With 3 pools across the property there are plenty of spaces to enjoy peace and relax after your Yoga practice in a fantastic natural setting.
The retreat centre has additional features such as a cafe with juice bar, a private sauna and ice bath.
Yoga with Ravi
Immerse yourself in the practice of authentic Indian Yoga. This retreat will focus de-stressing the body and mind and regulating the nervous system to our natural state of relaxation and peace.
Mornings will start with a gentle Pranayama practice, followed by a dynamic Yoga class, focused on connecting breath with movement, working on flexibility, balance and strength.
Ravi will share his years of experience of teaching Hatha Yoga, Ashtanga and Iyengar Yoga to create a holistic practice, bringing harmony to body and mind, leaving you feeling energised and with more clarity.
Afternoons will be free time with a late afternoon Yoga session. These classes will be slightly shorter and generally slower paced. On some days this session may be a meditation or a time for going deeper into our pranayama practice. Topics such as Mantras, Mudras, Bandhas and Yoga philosophy will be explored. We will finish in time to have a moment to relax and refresh before dinner.
The retreat include 3 specialised workshops: Meditation for Stress relief, Ayurveda Basic and Ayurvedic Nutrition & Lifestyle.
We’ll practice in a spacious open-aired yoga Shala, placed deep in the jungle, where you can immerse in nature, with breathtaking views of giant bamboos and soothing sounds of the flowing river. Yoga mats and props such as bolsters, bricks and belts are all available at the venue.
Our Bali retreat centre offers large and earthy beautifully furnished rooms, with dreamy King or Twin beds. All rooms have unique designs, private ensuite bathrooms, luxury toiletries and Balinese dressing gowns.
Each room has a lovely view and many areas to rest and relax. Equipped with either hanging basket chairs, reclined day beds or hammocks, this magical place will provide for all those that want to chill and be at ease.
All rooms have mosquito nets, eco-friendly AC, ceiling fans, coffee & tea making facilities and complimentary mineral water.
Update: as the retreat sold out very quickly, we have added additional accommodation at Villa Harta, a beautiful villa next door to the retreat centre, luxury rooms with rice fields views and an infinity pool, just 2 mins walk to Basundari.
VILLA HARTA BEDROOMS:
Area & Things To Do
Between yoga sessions there will be plenty of time for relaxation and activities. The retreat centre offers lots of quiet relaxation spots, three beautiful swimming pools or you can treat yourself to a massage or sauna visit. With comfortable lounge areas, there’s plenty of choice for those wanting to chill or read a book.
From the venue it is a short drive to the centre of Ubud, with its rich culture, plenty of local sightseeing, shops, restaurants and walks along the rice fields.
For those who enjoy surfing it’s an hour drive to the beaches of the Canggu famous for its surfing waves.
We’ll be organising two days of group excursions: One day we will explore the best of Ubud; we will visit Tirta Empul Temple for a secret water blessing ceremony and will spend some time in Ubud’s famous Monkey Forest. Through the day we will taste some the wonderful foods that Bali has to offer. The second outing will be a trip to Uluwatu to spend a day on the beach, relaxing and swimming in the ocean, we will complete the trip with a visit to Uluwatu Temple and traditional Balinese dancing .
Expect beautiful plant-based cuisine; traditional Indonesian dishes as well as International and pan-Asian inspired meals, prepared with local organic produce. The food will be fresh, healthy, creative and filling.
Tea and fruits will be available before yoga and there will be a hearty brunch afterwards. We will eat dinner at the retreat venue for five nights, with one Indian themed evening and enjoy meals out in Ubud and Uluwatu for four nights. Snacks are served in the afternoons during time off and coffee, tea, water and fruits are available all day.
Basundari has its own cafe with juice bar where you can order fresh juices and coconut water.
All meals will be vegetarian and mostly plant based. Dietary requirements such as pure vegan or gluten-free can easily be accommodated.
(from previous destination retreats)
“Ravi is an inspiring, motivating and very detailed and articulate yoga teacher. After 5 days of yoga classes my body felt more stretched and flexible than ever and learning his techniques has encouraged me to incorporate practice every day since returning home to London. For this I am very grateful as I can feel the benefits already. The food is also very tasty and healthy and they were incredibly accommodating to our vegan and GF requirements”
“I am so thankful to Talita and Ravi! I was super exhausted when I got there and my stay there really saved me! Ravi is such a great yoga teacher, I could work on alignments and respiration which was super helpful to lower my stress down and finally get to be the most relaxed person on Earth! The food (veggie) was varied, colorful, delicious and made with love. If you are looking for some place to feel in harmony with nature, this is THE one!”
Rooms & pricing:
Double or Twin Room with ensuite
Early bird pricing (valid until October 20th, 2022) – SOLD OUT
Shared occupancy (2 Twins or 1 King bed) – £1099 per person
Single occupancy (1 King bed) – £1399 per person
Regular pricing (after October 20th, 2022) – 1 ROOM AVAILABLE DUE TO CANCELLATION (for single or double occupancy)
Shared occupancy (2 Twins or 1 King bed) – £1199 per person
Single occupancy (1 King bed) – £1499 per person
- Daily Yoga, Pranayama & meditation sessions with Ravi
- 9 x nights luxury accommodation at Basundari Retreat
- 1 x Workshop: Meditation for stress relief
- 1 x Workshop: Ayurveda basics and philosophy
- 1 x Workshop: Ayurvedic nutrition and lifestyle
- 1 x 60 min Balinese massage treatment
- Daily Brunch and 5 dinners catered by a private chef
- Indian dinner night
- Afternoon snacks
- Minibar with complimentary fruit and snacks, mineral water, tea & coffee
- Use of private sauna & ice bath
- Use of Yoga mats, blocks, belts, bolsters
- High speed Wifi
- 21% tax and service charges (standard rate in Indonesia)
- Indonesian Visa (Bali issues Visa on arrival for approx £30)
- Airport transfers
- Any meals out
- Scooter available to rent
- Taxis to central Ubud (approx £6 each way)
- Optional excursions (excursions are priced around £40 for a full day trip)
If you’re coming on your own and would like to share a room, we will do our best to pair you up with another guest of the same sex who would also like to share, but this is not guaranteed. We may request you to book the room as a single to secure your space and we can adjust your booking later if possible.
To confirm your space, a deposit of £400 is payable on booking. The final balance is due 20th January 2022. Payments can be made as a transfer to a UK bank account, or we can send a link for online card payments. Payment plans are available upon request. (with set dates and payments are non refundable once made)
Invoices and payment receipts are available.
The deposit is refundable up to 60 days before the retreat. If you decide to cancel your booking within 60 days of the retreat date, any payments made will only be refundable or transferable if the space can be filled. If the retreat needs to be cancelled due to changing covid regulations either in Bali or the UK your money will be refunded.Book now
Arrival day is Monday, March 20th – check in from 4pm and welcome ceremony & first Yoga class at 5:30pm.
Departure is Wednesday March 29th – check out by 11am.
A typical day:
8am: Tea & fruits available
8.30-10.30am: Dynamic morning Yoga & Pranayama
11am: Delicious Brunch
5.30-6.30pm: Afternoon Yoga or Meditation
7.30pm: Dinner at the retreat (or dinner out)
Snacks, tea and juices will be available in the afternoon.
On the arrival & departure day there will be only one Yoga class. There will be two days with an earlier Yoga class and breakfast to allow for optional excursions
If you’d like to arrive a few days before the retreat or stay in Ubud a bit longer, we’re happy to make suggestions for accommodation in the area.
Travel / Flights:
The Airport for Bali is Denpasar.
There are many flights from major cities in UK & Europe to Bali via Singapore, Kuala Lumpur or Dubai.
Tip: To find a cheaper flight, if you don’t mind a layover where you have to check your luggage in again, it’s worth checking flight prices with end destination Singapore and book the flight to Bali separately with a different airline. There are multiple cheap flights between Singapore and Bali every day , the flight takes just 2 hours 45 mins.
A Visa is required to enter Indonesia. Bali offers Visa on arrival (cost approx £30)
Please check Covid entry requirements for Indonesia before booking your travel.
Taxi / airport transfers:
The drive from Denpasar airport to the retreat centre is about an hour. We can arrange airport transfers for arrival & departure.
If you’d like to arrive a few days before the retreat or stay in Ubud a bit longer, we’re happy to make some suggestions for accommodation in the area.
The deposit is refundable up to 60 days before the retreat. If you decide to cancel your booking within 60 days of the retreat date, any payments made will only be refundable or transferable if the space can be filled. If the retreat needs to be cancelled due to changing covid regulations either in Bali or the UK your money will be fully refundable or transferable.
NOTE: It is important to check entry requirements for Indonesia and Bali before booking this retreat. It’s the attendees responsibility to ensure they can comply with local entry requirements such as vaccination status before booking.
It is a condition of this retreat that you purchase travel insurance which includes cancellation insurance. Unfortunately, we can’t predict unexpected events in our lives: family emergencies, work conflicts, etc. By purchasing a comprehensive plan, you will ensure being covered in full should you need to cancel after the said cancellation period. It is partcularly important to make sure you are covered incase you cannot travel because you catch covid.
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