Yoga Pranala Retreat - A Unique Journey of Purification in Bali
1-7 October 2017
Join us in a multi-dimensional retreat that combines traditional yoga-mudra, mantra, chanting, postures, pranayama and ancient Balinese self-healing techniques to help balance and purify yourself at all the levels of your being.
Bali, often referred to as the Island of the Gods because of its spiritual energy, is a magical place in which to immerse yourself in these life-changing experiences. The week-long retreat will completely shift your energy and perception of the world.
Yoga is a path to self-awareness, balance and purification. The ancient Rishis understood the importance of a healthy body for all activities, whether worldly or spiritual.
Pranayama purifies the mind and body through the balance and cultivation of energy throughout the whole body.
Asana purifies the body through movements that increase and improve the flow of blood, oxygen and prana in the tissues, muscles and organs.
Yoga Pranala helps you to clear your mind, focus your intentions, reinvigorate your body and start the self-healing process.
Fire ceremonies: Fire represents transformation. The Fire Blessing is a healing ritual which helps us to release negative thoughts or unwanted energy into the fire, transform it into more positive energy and bring in and manifest new intentions and new life. A fire ritual called Havan, dating back millennia, is still practised in these parts of the world.
The participants of this retreat will have a unique, authentic experience of this fire purification ceremony.
Water purification: Water represents the flow of energy or prana connecting us to emotion and intuition. The Balinese believe that water rituals assist in cleansing us on the physical, emotional and spiritual levels.
Uplifting kirtan sessions are performed during evenings with musical instruments indigenous to the local culture. Participants are encouraged to sing along to the harmonious music. Sounds are known to have healing and calming effects and the experience will leave you rejuvenated and energized.
You will be introduced to and immersed in the Balinese culture by participating in a purification ritual in one of the oldest temples in Bali, Tirta Empul temple. The name ‘Tirta Empul’ means ‘crystal clear stream’, which signifies that it is used as holy water for religious ceremonies.
The breathtaking Gunung Kawi, an ancient temple set in a lush green landscape, offers a view of rice paddies, gardens and jungle.
We have prepared a special course for you in which you will learn the intricacies of creating silk batik. Batik is both an art and a craft, and has become popular in the West as a wonderfully decorative medium.
The retreat will be based at Ananda Cottages, near the yogic centre of Ubud. The resort is a spacious oasis of tranquility, offering several pools and a spa area where you can relax and pamper yourself.
Beautifully prepared, perfectly balanced, nutritious meals will complete the process of healing and nurture of your body and soul, while you enjoy comfortable accommodation in shared twin or single rooms.
Details and reservation on the website