Beachside in Bali

March 21-28, 2020

Get ready for an epic adventure to the blissful island of Bali, Indonesia. We will enjoy a rejuvenating beachside experience to inspire your soul. As an intimate community we will sing with Katie Wise + Bhakti Explosion, practice Prana Vinyasa yoga with Monica Mesa Dasi, visit sacred sites, attend ceremonies, and Yoshi Aono will set the stage for meaningful service excursions!

Location

West Coast of Bali

Our stay at Puri Dajuma Eco-Resort will be relaxing and rejuvenating. Situated on a breathtaking stretch of ocean, the lush tropics will nourish body, mind and spirit with sun, water and warmth. The staff members of this eco-resort are friendly, helpful and generously accommodating to all of your needs. The food is clean and delicious. We will take in and learn from the ancient history, spirituality and culture of the region through visits to temples and experiences of traditional dance and ceremony.

Yoga

yoga-room-gajah-minaDaily Practice

Yoga may have originated in India, but it’s the majestic island of Bali that embodies the true inner sacredness found in the daily rituals and humble devotion. Every day the Balinese people practice Bhakti in their actions and deeds, an unconditional gratitude for life. Here, yoga is a way of living.

We have the privilege of practicing Soulful Bhakti Prana Vinyasa Yoga daily with Monica Mesa Dasi. The practices will rejuvenate your soul and bring joy to your heart.

Seva

Supporting Balinese in Need

You will also be invited to give. A core value of Hanuman Adventures is SEVA (selfless service). We enjoy meaningful volunteer opportunities by giving that is both nourishing and sustainable for us. We will spend time as a community preparing for our service work, as well as integrating the service experience towards the end of our time together.

In 2016 we brought music, laughter and joy to Balinese children living with disabilities. We also worked with a local village and collected a ton of plastic water bottles. This was an eye-opener for the village elders who made plans to educate the village on sustainable practices with plastic products.

For 2020 we will bring the joy of music to a local orphanage. We will also pay attention to how we may be of service to help the local environment

Music

The Gift of Your Voice

A powerful aspect of this retreat is opening our voice, as individuals and as a community.  Many of us have experienced some level of shutting down in our throat chakra.  Through the practices of Bhakti yoga and chanting, as well as embodied vocal coaching from Katie, each participant is invited into an alchemical process of transformation through their voice.  You will have the opportunity to sing, chant and awaken your true nature through singing. In our voice, we have access to our true yeses and nos, our power to manifest the life of our dreams, and to communicate fully with the divine and our communities.

Practices will include learning mantras and the power of Sanskrit, the devotional language of India.  We will also have the opportunity to learn to lead a chant with others.  We will explore the energetic principles of the voice, learning to build the strength and power of our own voices, as well as to learn to place the voice in a way that makes it easier to be heard and have greater impact in the world, as teachers, leaders, and people.  Participants are invited to set an intention at the beginning of the trip, a Sankalpa, and watch the magic unfold as we dive into these practices in the sacred container of our retreat on this blessed land.

In addition, we are bringing the full band, Katie Wise & Bhakti explosion, so we will have incredible musical adventures together.  Those that feel called to stay and join us at the Bali Spirit Festival immediately following the retreat are cordially invited.  We have discounted passes available for our retreat participants as well.

Cultural & Recreational Activities

The Balinese are known for their gentle culture and devotional nature. It has been said that Balinese people are some of the most content folks on the planet, and that when asked what heaven is like, many say “just like Bali, without the worries of mundane life.”

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Ceremony

We also have the wonderful privilege to participate in a private water purification ceremony with Ida Resi Alit, high priestess in Bali at her ashram.  Ida is the only high priestess in Bali to ever marry or become a mother, to ever leave Bali, and to be ordained at age twenty.  Her story is quite moving, how she discovered her dharma, even though she was not born into the right caste to be a priestess.  Her mission on this planet is very in alignment with ours, and we feel very blessed to have this rare opportunity.   You can see more about her at https://idaresialit.org/

 

Sacred Sites

Tirta Empul Temple 

Water Purification Temple – For more than a thousand years, Balinese worshipers have been drawn to Pura Tirta Empul, whose sacred spring is said to have been created by Indra and to have curative properties. The tradition continues almost unchanged at the temple today.
 
The Tirta Empul Temple includes the traditional Balinese split gate along with shrines to Shiva, Vishnu, Braham, Mt. Batur, and Indra. There is also a large open pavilion in the main courtyard, useful for relaxing in the shade.
 
But the main attraction here is a long rectangular pool carved of stone, filled with koi and fed by the sacred spring via 12 fountains. Worshippers first make an offering at the temple, then climb into the main pool to bathe and pray. Many collect the holy water in bottles to take home. Nearby there are two smaller pools fed by the spring.

Our Leadership Team

 


Yoshi Aono is a yogi, guitarist and humanitarian. His humanitarian work spans over a decade and has led him to Africa, Haiti, Cambodia, Thailand and Louisiana.
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Monica Mesa Dasi

Monica Mesa Dasi is a bhakti devotional yogini, senior teacher, and an facilitator of Teacher Trainings in Shiva Rea’s Samudra Global School of Living Yoga.

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Katie Wise

Katie Wise is a Boulder, Colorado conscious music artist fusing the sweetness of devotional mantra with roots Americana.
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Are you ready for a yoga adventure of a lifetime?

Join us on the Coast of Bali
March 21-28, 2020

Investment:

$1995 – Shared Room
$2395 – Private Room
$750 deposit required to hold your spot.

Payment Plans available. Please inquire.
Payments must be completed 4 weeks
prior to the retreat.

ALERT: Receive a FREE 3-Day Yoga Pass to the 2020 10th Anniversary Hanuman Festival when you register by December 31st, 2019 (a $379 value).

Register & Reserve Your Spot

 

Payment Options



Questions?
Don’t hesitate to contact us! We would be happy to schedule a phone conversation to answer all of your questions.

 


Bonus
Bali Spirit Festival

Join us after the retreat for Bali Spirit Festival, a yoga, dance and music festival in Ubud, Bali March 29-April 5, 2020. Produced by dear friends of Hanuman Festival, this international energy-charged event showcases the world’s best in health, yoga, lifestyle, wellbeing, world music, community and social change.

Your Package Rate Includes:

  • 7 nights of lodging at the beautiful Puri Dajuma eco-resort
  • 3 meals per day in our retreat community at Puri Dajuma or at a local restaurant (if we are out on an excursion)
  • Transportation from the Denpasar airport to Puri Dajuma on March 21th
  • Transportation from Puri Dajuma to the Denpasar airport or to Ubud on March 28th
  • Yoga practice daily
  • Music events with Katie Wise and Bhakti Explosion
  • Evening restorative/yin yoga or bhakti yoga practice
  • Vocal Transformation sessions with Katie
  • Entrance tickets to temples and other sacred sites per itinerary
  • Tour guides & ceremonies per itinerary
  • All domestic transportation per retreat itinerary
  • Service work project
  • Lots of time, space and nature for you to relax and renew

Your Package Rate Does Not Include:

  • International airfare to/from Denpasar, Bali (DPS)
  • Gratuities to service providers and guides
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Bali Spirit Festival (begins after the retreat, March 29 – April 5, 2020)
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Snacks and meals outside of group setting
  • Any accommodations and travel arrangements needed outside of the week of March 21-28, 2020
  • Personal shopping

Travel to Bali

Flights

The Hanuman Adventures retreat to Bali begins and ends in Denpasar.

Book your flight to Denpasar, Indonesia. The airport code is DPS. There are no non-stop flights from the United States to Indonesia. You must make at least one connecting flight, and depending on the airline, a stopover may be required, usually in Asia. It takes about a day and a half, including connections, to arrive in Indonesia, and you will lose half a day by crossing the date line. Therefore, the date of your arrival will usually be two days after leaving the states.

Passport/Visa

A valid passport is required for all foreign visitors to Bali. All passports must be valid for a minimum of 6 months from the date of entry into Indonesia and have at least 2 blank pages available for stamps. You will need to pay approximately $35 for a visa upon arrival at the airport. The visa is valid for 30 days and we recommend that you bring a print out of your return flight ticket just in case.

Weather

March is the very end of the rainy season in Bali, and the landscape will be green and lush. It is possible that we will get some rainfall that will come in short and refreshing bursts. Humidity averages 70% and temperatures range from 75 to 90 degrees. The cool ocean breezes combined with sunshine create the perfect climate to enjoy the ocean and bluffs.

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