Dates: 15 - 22 March 2017
Price: £550 - £950
Location: Ananda Cottages, Ubud
Teacher: Katy Appleton
Be inspired in Bali by leading yoga teacher Katy Appleton, as you immerse yourself in the richness of yoga & the culture, art & sunshine of Bali.
appleyoga is delighted to offer this fantastic trip to the cool & tranquil hills of mystical Bali. As well as enjoying the transformational yoga, you can explore vibrant Bali with its healers, therapists and more that are on call for you during your stay, making this a truly unique life experience. Ananda cottages offers traditional Balinese accommodation with swimming pools, a beautiful spa, exquisite walks, cooking & art lessons, and a gorgeous outdoor shala set among the lush green rice fields.
appleyoga's Bali retreat will be a blissful adventure that will open you
up to richness of Balinese culture, whilst infusing yoga into your
daily retreat allowing you unwind, rejuvenate & expand into LIFE!
The retreat will give you a hands on, fun and transformational experience -
you are an experienced yogi, or have always wanted to learn, this is an
invitation to dive in and explore the many delights that yoga has to
offer. Packaged with the incredible immediate surroundings and the
Balinese culture, this retreat will offer you time
to rest, rejuvenate and
discover a deeper connection to the abundant joy within you.
On this trip there are opportunities to enjoy visits to sites,
cultural events, temples, beaches, white water rafting, elephant trips, volcano hikes, diving, cooking
classes, massages, shopping, or simply time spent alone relaxing into
your own world.
One week retreat includes
Retreat doesn't include
- 7 Transformational Vinyasa flow yoga sessions with Katy - one each morning
- 5 Evening Lunar yoga practices with Katy - one each evening
- 7 nights accommodation at the beautiful Ananda Cottages, Ubud
- Yummy Breakfast/Brunch
- Opening retreat dinner
- Closing dinner
Sample Daily Schedule:
- Flights and transfers
- Food and beverages other than brunch
- Excursions or trips
- Taxis to and from places
Transformational solar vinyasa flow yoga: a variety of active asana
practices for all levels: dynamic prana vinyasa flow, energetic and
alignment-based hatha yoga, pilates core
inspiration, invocations, heart opening practices to
liberate body and mind.
Suitable for all levels - just bring your heart and spirit!
Brunch is a variety of hot and cold delights: fruits,
cereals, yoghurt, traditional continental brekkie with yummy jams,
cheeses, eggs made a variety of styles.
Soak in Bali's lush radiant energy, sunbathe and swim by the pool, have
blissful massages and take some time out to just rest and recharge or
go see some of the many wonderful places Bali and Ubud offer just near
Introspective & awaking lunar yoga practices.
These sessions will consist of various techniques such as pranayama,
meditation, mantra, yoga nidra, nada yoga, discussions and insights within yoga to bring you home to yourself.
More fun stuff:
The final evening will be a celebration and reflection of the time
spent together with a closing dinner and fun in Ubud town!!!
If you are interested in diving, there are some beautiful dive sites
and if you love to walk, there are some breath taking treks, wonderful
art galleries, wood carvings, shopping, Balinese cooking classes,
painting classes, visits to healers and that's just for starters!
a beautiful, enchanted island full of mystery and adventure. It is
located near the main Indonesian island of Java. Unlike the rest of
Indonesia, Bali stands alone as an oasis of Hindu culture. It is filled
with temples and everywhere one goes you are constantly reminded of
their deep spirituality. Its landscape is lush and tropical. Rice
paddies terrace down hillsides like giant steps. Volcanoes soar through
the clouds and the beaches are lapped by the warm waters of the Indian
is a remarkable town in the middle of the island of Bali.
For more than a century, it has been the island's preeminent centre for
fine arts, dance and music. Ubud is a hot spot for literati,
glitterati, art collectors, connoisseurs, cosmic seekers, artists and
bohemians to name a few.
Ubud is arguably the best place to use as a base if you're visiting
Bali; if you're looking for culture, comfort, nature and inspiration.
Ubud is surrounded by most of the things that bring people to Bali -
scenic rice fields, small villages, markets, art and craft communities,
ancient temples and places. Its central location makes it easy to get
from Ubud to the mountains, beaches, and major towns.
What's near Ubud
- About an hour and a half from Ubud is Kuta, Seminyak,
where long stretches of beaches belong to unbelievable sunsets -
- Scuba diving, trekking, white water rafting, sacred
sites and temples, shopping, art galleries, amazing wood carvings,
Balinese cooking classes, art lessons, visits to healers.
Here are some links to info on Bali & Ubud
has been handpicked by Katy who has run over 10 retreats here over the past 9 years and is located in the cool tranquil hills
just 20 minutes walk from the centre of Ubud, it offers lovely rural
views surrounded by lush, green, fertile rice paddies.
Ananda's accommodation is simply beautiful Balinese architecture and décor set amongst the paddy fields.
There are a few types of accommodation:
Standard A/C rooms with twin and double beds availability - beautifully
decorated in the beautiful Balinese architecture and décor surrounded
by an abundance of lush paddy fields.
£550 pp sharing | £850 single
Superior spacious rooms with twin and double bed availability - beautifully decorated in the beautiful Balinese architecture with
balconies and bigger bathrooms if you want that touch more luxury.
£650 pp sharing | £950 single
The yoga space
is outside; a beautiful cover teak wooden platform
over looking the rice fields. It is one of the most incredible and
tranquil places to practice yoga because of the high energy around in nature.
|There are several swimming pools nestled in the grounds, great walks
and they can organise for us cooking classes, art and wood carving
lessons as well as much more.
|The spa has lots of yummy massages and treatments to help you unwind and
relax into your retreat including Balinese massages, body scrubs,
flower baths, tropical fruit facials to name a few.
- The open-air restaurant serves European and Indonesian cuisines, as well as room service is provided.
Brunch, which is included in the retreat, is a variety of hot and cold
delights: fruits, cereals, yoghurt, traditional continental brekkie
with jams, cheeses, eggs made a variety of styles.
The location has an away-from-it-all feel. It is an ideal place to relax, unwind and simply 'be'.
Sense of pure bliss from head to toe (Located amidst rice fields)
OUR SPA MENU
Open daily : 9am - 9pm
(Massage available in room)
10% goverment tax & service
1) Balinese Relaxing Massage ( 1 hour ) Price Rp 120.000
( 1 hour 30 minutes ) Price Rp 185.000
Rejuvenation of your body with Bali's own traditional massage, handed
down through generations. Greatly improves blood circulation, reduces
tension and stress.
2) Aromatherapy Massage ( 1 hour 30 minutes ) Price Rp 185.000
To relieve tiredness with combination massage, Balinese and Swedish.
The aroma is effective in reinvigorating both body and mind.
3) Back Massage ( 30 minutes ) Price Rp 100.000
Feel the relaxation on your back, shoulders and neck
4) Foot Reflexology Massage ( 30 minutes ) Price Rp 100.000
The reflexology is based on the principles that there are reflex points
located on the feet and hands which correspond to each organ, and
structure in the body
5) Ayurvedic Shirodara Massage (1 hour 30 minutes) Price Rp 335.000
Traditional therapy from India for hair and body treatment with the
extract from plants and spices, mixed with coconut oil and flowers.
This ancient treatment gives you energy, balancing body, mind and
6) Body Scrubs ( 2 hours ) Price Rp 240.000
This treatment includes:
choice of scrub: lulur, coffee scrub, green tea
choice of bath : flower bath or milk bath
7) Body Mask ( 2 hours ) Price Rp 240.000
This treatment includes :
choice of mask : boreh bali or honey yoghurt
- choice of bath : spice bath or flower bath
1) Tropical Fruit Facial ( 1 hour ) Price Rp 140.000
From natural tropical fresh fruit, this facial refreshes and nourishes your skin, including arm and leg pressure massage.
2) Detox Facial ( 1 hour ) Price Rp 140.000
Eliminates dead skin cells and removes toxins with papaya enzyme.
Contains vitamins A,E, and natural scrubs, making the skin clean, soft
1) Crème Bath and hair treatment ( 1 hour ) Price Rp 140.000
Treatment for your hair followed by hair cream then head and shoulder
massage, back and arm scrub, followed by shampoo, conditioner, hair
tonic and hair dry.
2) Hair wash ( 30 minutes ) Price Rp 60.000
Shampoo, conditioner, head massage, hair tonic and hair dry.
3) Hair Braiding
HAND AND FOOT TREATMENT
- Long : Rp 320.000
Medium : Rp 250.000
Short : Rp 240.000
1) Manicure ( 1 hour )
Hand bath, cuticle treatment, nail cutting and shaping, hand and lower arm massage:
With polish : Price Rp 160.000
Without polish : Price Rp 140.000
French manicure : Price Rp 170.000
2) Pedicure (1 hour )
Foot bath, cuticle treatment, nail cutting and shaping, foot and lower leg massage:
With polish : Price Rp 160.000
Without polish : Price Rp 140.000
Half Leg : Price Rp 145.000
Full leg : Price Rp 220.000
1) Bliss Spa Package ( 5 hours ) Price Rp 675.000
Revitalising & healthy Bliss includes :
- massage and body scrub
- facial treatment
- hair crème bath
- manicure & pedicure
- light lunch & healthy juice
2) Honeymoon Spa Package (3 hours ) Price Rp 375.000
Experience a romantic honeymoon including :
- aromatherapy massage
- choice of bath : flower bath or milk bath
- healthy juice
3) Chocolate Lover Spa (2 hours ) Price Rp 325.000
Pamper your body with chocolate includes chocolate body massage, scrub with chocolate cream and have a nice chocolate milk bath.
Finish or start your treatment at 6.30pm to see the sunset
Flights to Bali
Here are some links to different travel companies but do shop around for the best deals:
Joelle is an independent travel agent, an excellent service that takes the hassle out of booking flights.
Mob: 07747 133457
Transfers aren't included in the retreat but when you arrive at the
Airport there is a prepaid taxi rank, where you can give them the
The cost is minimal and takes an hour from Densapar international airport.
Ananda cottages can also arrange to have a taxi meet you at the airport, this costs around US$30 and takes about an hour...
Please contact Yani with your flight details to arrange this:
Arrival and Departure at Ananda Cottages - Ubud
15- 22 March 2017
You can arrive on 15 March from midday; this is a day to land and ground before we begin the yoga retreat the following day, we will have an opening puja for the retreat that evening of the 15th at around 6.30pm for 30minutes.
Departure is after breakfast on 22 March with a practice only in the morning.
It may be a really great idea to arrive a few days before the retreat so you can unwind, get into the Bali time zone and feel refreshed and ready for the retreat or as another option perhaps stay on for a few additional days after to deepen your
If so please contact Yani:
Please bring with you, or if you arrive early to Ubud there is a yoga shop selling all of this in town, Ananda Cottages will let you know the address:
2 firm yoga bricks
Sun cream and block
Journal and pens
You must have a valid passport to be allowed in Indonesia. If you are an EU, Australian or American citizen there is Visa on arrival at the Denpaser airport for US $25, exact change required. Members of ASEAN countries do need a visa. If you are from another country, please read about visa requirements and other important details in the Travel Bali Section of www.balispirit.com
The exchange rate is approximately Rp.15,000 = UK£1.00. Basically, things cost a lot less in Bali. There are ATM's all over the place that take Cirrus and Plus. PLEASE tell your bank and credit card companies the dates that you will be in Bali or elsewhere, as they might cut off your funds for fraud protection if they don't know it is you. Asia loves Visa or Master card.
Few restaurants and shops take American Express.
A typical dinner at Kafe Ubud will cost you between UK £5-10
What About Credit Cards, Cash, Exchange Rates & Money Changers?
Most small shops, restaurants & tour companies run on cash. ATM machines are rampant on the island, most having the Cirrus and Plus connection. You often get a very good exchange rate via ATM and its convenient. Money Changers are all over Bali, although not all over them trustworthy. Try and stay away from the small storefront Balinese money changers - the guys with hand written signs and made up rates.... The larger establishments, or those that say 'authorized money changer', will be a safer bet. For Credit Cards in Bali - Diners is non-existent & American Express is rarely accepted, although there is an American Express office somewhere on the island where you can go to buy travelers checks and report stolen cards if need be. Visa and MasterCard are the cards of choice. Remember to inform your credit card's issuing bank about your intended trip or else you will risk getting your credit card accounts frozen from 'un-expected activity'. Lastly, to see the most recent exchange rate, check here: www.xe.com, but realize that the online rate is rarely 100% correct and will be off by a few cents.
Calling Home There is IDD in most hotel rooms. The code to call outside the country is: 008+country code+area code+number
What to Wear
Your rooms and the hotel are air conditioned. But it is hot outside. Bathing suits are a good idea. There is an infinity pool at the hotel overlooking the rice fields. Good walking sandals are a must. Bermuda shorts or pedal pushers are a good idea. We also recommend light folding umbrella.
When touring a sacred site in Bali it is improper for women or men to enter wearing shorts or a very short skirt. One is provided with a sarong to cover the legs. Be aware of the respect accorded these areas and dress appropriately. I suggest that you pack cool cotton clothing What kind of clothes will I need? A rain poncho or umbrella will come in handy, and both can be purchased inexpensively here. As this time is Bali's summer, the rains tend to be warm and humid, but a light jacket can be useful for evenings. Comfortable sandals are a must, and should be easy to take off as most Balinese do not wear shoes indoors. Same day laundry service is inexpensive and plentiful, so you're better off to pack light. Don't forget your swimming costumes!
Although the Balinese are used to western tourists, they are still a modest culture, so walking down city streets with no shirt on will likely get you a sideways glance or two. Anytime you go into a temple for a ceremony or tourist attraction you MUST wear a long sleeve shirt, trousers or preferably sarong that cover your knees. Women and men have separate requirements, and the Balinese are only to happy to explain the rules and outfit you accordingly if you're minus an appropriate item or two.