maitri yoga retreat - bali
This retreat is designed to melt the edges and give you space to relax. Supported by the daily practises of asana to stretch the body and bring flexibility, combined with breathwork to help us unwind the mind and let go of anxiety and stress...and some quiet time so we can start to declutter and re-find a sense of peace. Giving ourselves the opportunity to reset and be nourished by the freshly home cooked delights from our inhouse chef and to rest and restore in the lush garden and its beautiful surrounds, right near the sea, in a quiet part of Bali. We look after you so you can look after yourself.
These classic maitri yoga retreats take place twice a year in Bali at the beautiful Silversand Villa at Kedungu Beach, just a few minutes drive from famous temple Tanah Lot. For 5 days in November and May we gather together to practise, rest, eat clean and connect.
We focus on a holistic approach to yoga so we combine asana (postures) to move the body releasing tension, with breathing techniques to regulate the emotional body and mantra chanting to calm and focus the mind. We are situated right near the beautiful Kedungu beach so mindful walks (particularly stunning at sunset) to just take time to be by the ocean is so healing. These retreats are very relaxed. We are flexible and adaptable depending on the needs of the group and individuals.
What is included?
A twice daily hatha yoga practice
Breathing classes to balance and calm the emotional body
Mantra and meditation practise to free the mind
Three in-villa massages
Shared ensuite, air-conditioned bedrooms – all linen, towels and toiletries provided
Use of 16m pool and two plunge pools
All meals provided - home cooked vegetarian food
Delicious healthy snacks, smoothies and non-alcoholic beverages
SILVERSAND VILLA consists of two connected luxury villas in a verdant garden. We have a spacious dining and sitting area with an open kitchen. The yoga space looks out to the pool and garden. Yoga classes and sunrise meditation is also held on the rooftop with spectacular views of the surrounding rice fields and the ocean. www.silversand-villa.com
All bedrooms have air-conditioning, a luxurious en-suite indoor/outdoor bathroom, toiletries, fluffy towels, daily housekeeping, luxury linens, pool towels and a turn-down service.
There are four spacious bedrooms in the villa that are shared by the retreat participants. Two bedrooms on the ground floor level
each have two single beds. The upstairs bedroom suites have three single beds and a sitting area.
Food & Replenishment
We are serving locally sourced, clean, vegetarian food - a nice mix of localBalinese, Asian and Western plant based dishes. Our meals and snacks include lot's of goodies like nuts, seeds, fresh tropical fruit and superfoods and as many organic vegetables we can find. We'll have snacks like smoothies/ smoothie bowls, chia puddings, and energy balls every day. Apart frombottled water there will be fresh young coconuts, golden turmeric tea, chai tea,local coffee & tea, Arabica coffee and English Tea, herbal teas and fresh fruitwater or juice.
What do I need to bring to the retreat?
An open heart, an open mind and a willingness to drop into the flow
Comfortable clothing for yoga
Fly to Denpasar International Airport Ngurah Rai.
We will arrange shared airport transfers if you let us know your flight details upfront.
Arrival day is always a Monday, check in anytime after 2pm.
We will be providing supper on Monday evening and yoga and breakfast on Saturday morning.
Departure any time after breakfast on Saturday, check out is 11:30 am unless you booked an extra night*.
For departure the villa staff will help to arrange your airport drop-offs or onwards journey (at cost).
There will be 2 hatha yoga classes a day. The morning class takes place before breakfast and the afternoon or evening class before sunset or yin classes after dinner.
A big breakfast is served everyday that is served right after yoga, family style in the open-air dining room. At lunch we serve a light and flexible buffet. People who want to connect stay but you can take you food and find a place for a meal & me time, too. Healthy snacks & smoothies available throughout the day. A hearty dinner will be served, family style again, after sunset.
In addition we will practise pranayama (breathing) to calm the mind as well as a daily sunrise meditation.
There will be plenty of downtime for massages, swimming, reading and exploring the surrounds.
The schedule is not set in stone and is subject to how we are all feeling, what we need and what works each day. This is part of the journey and the experience and helps each of us to practise the disciplines of flexibility and open mindedness.
* Optional: Extend your stay
Participants can book add-on nights for HK$500 p.n. for accommodation & breakfast only, in the same shared room. Please check availability at the time of your retreat booking.
Please check out our latest retreat schedule here.
If you have questions or would like to book in person, you can always send me an e-mail or use this contact form: