Retreats

2019 Yoga, Culture and Balinese New Year

March 3rd – March 10th

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Join Chrissy Gonzalez for a week long retreat at a beautiful location nestled in the center of Bali, Ubud. Our home for the week is a perfect environment for expanding your practice and classes will be designed in harmony with this auspicious time of year. You will dive deep into the Balinese culture and learn about the significance of their New Year and its unique rituals while embarking on an exploration of asana, pranayama, meditation, and philosophy. Each day will be a mixture of both practice and participation as you experience the distinctive ceremonies done in preparation for the day of silence.

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This is truly one of the most incredible weeks of the year to be in Bali as they prepare for the Balinese New Year, called Nyepi or “The Day of Silence.” For the Balinese, it’s a time for self-reflection and cleansing as they observe 24 hours of total silence, preceded by firecrackers, singing, laughter, parades and general excitement everywhere. It’s an unforgettable experience to witness the whole island shutting down (no electricity, no driving on the roads, no one working) and to be a part of this powerful ancient tradition. We, as guests, will also take part in the authentic Nyepi rituals and celebrations, which happen just once a year. It’s truly an experience that will invite you to go inward and stay with you forever.

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What’s Included:

  • 7 Nights Accommodations
  • Group Ground Transportation to/from Airport
  • 3 Whole Foods Meals each Day
  • Twice Daily Yoga Sessions
  • All excursions and NYEPI activities
  • Extensive Pre-Trip Assistance and taxes
Not Included: International Airfare, Gratuities, Travelers Insurance

Accommodations:

The retreat will be held at beautiful retreat center created as a sanctuary to reconnect with our essence and realign with nature. This is a place of peace, wellness and connection, offering a beautiful environment for Yoga, conscious living and wholesome vegetarian food – all within the tranquility and seclusion of the rice fields for which Ubud is renowned. The picturesque and inspiring setting of this beautiful yoga facility, though only walking distance to Ubud town center, is a tranquil retreat from the thriving and exciting arts, crafts and culture capital of Bali.

The Bali Institute, Ubud’s premiere cultural organization, will guide us on exclusive immersion experiences to some of Bali’s most colorful markets and sacred local temples. We will observe ancient spiritual practices and meet community leaders and dignitaries to develop a better understanding of this unique culture.

Registration

$2495 USD – Deluxe Room Double Occupancy
$2695 USD – Traditional Standard Room Double Occupancy

Place your deposit before May 18th and save an extra $100!

Single Rooms Available but Limited, Please Contact International Yoga For Details

To register, visit http://www.internationalyoga.com/retreats/yoga-culture-bali-new-year-chrissy-gonzales

or Click HERE

Paying your initial deposit of $500 will lock in your tuition rate and hold your space for the trip.

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