Bali Yoga Retreat

Bali Retreat

Byron Yoga Lounge Bali Retreat

November 2017 dates TBA

Located in central Bali – Munduk provides a stunning backdrop to experience a 7 night Iyengar Yoga Retreat. Enjoy breath taking panoramic mountain views in a retreat which aims to provide you with a deeper understanding of yoga and assist you to develop and maintain a daily practice and learn more about yoga philosophy/ and the reason why we practice yoga.
Experience the real Bali in an eco village in North Bali which is dedicated to the discovery, conservation and enhancement of the unspoiled area around Munduk in Singaraga Province. The eco village not only provides employment, but engage local activities that maintain the tropical rainforest and promote water conservation as well as encouragement for young villagers to keep their cultural heritage alive with traditional dance, music and crafts.
The Retreat is hosted by Liz Costigan from the Byron Yoga Lounge – who is a Certified Junior Intermediate I Iyengar teacher and who brings years of dedication and experience for both beginners and students wishing to expand their knowledge and practice of yoga. Liz has undertaken years of training in the most recognized form of yoga that is a tool for awareness – catering for each individual to cultivate a deeper sense of the self to restore balance of the body mind and heart.
Take the time for yourself and start your year in a supported, beautiful environment where you can set your intentions, goals and dreams for the coming year.

Accommodation

The ‘lumbung’ or rice granary is part of Bali’s unique cultural heritage. Traditionally used to store rice under the protection of the goddess Dewi Sri, lumbungs are now seldom used because farming techniques have changed. Several disused lumbungs were discovered averaging 80 years old, and with minor adjustments adapted them into simple but charming accommodation. The cottages are set in the cool mountain air where fans / air-con are unnecessary.

The compound is designed in the traditional Balinese manner modeled on the sacred human form with shrines at the head, guest accommodation at the heart and other facilities at the foot.

Guests enjoy spectacular sunsets and stunning panoramas of the rice fields and coast line in the distance while listening to the calming and peaceful sound of the mini waterfalls which run through the property and around some of the accommodation options. The compound is planted with an array of tropical fruits and herbs which attract multi-coloured butterflies and dragonflies….

Planning

Airport pick ups are available from Denpasar airport or from Ubud. The retreat starts in the afternoon of with a Restorative Class and Introduction to Pranayama at 4pm. I suggest if you are making your own way to Munduk that you arrive a day earlier and pay an extra nights accommodation so you are ready to start the retreat refreshed and rested.

Retreat Includes
– 7 night’s accommodation
– All meals – vegetarian/seafood option – special diets catered
– Two yoga classes per day (full schedule on request/booking)
– Daily early morning Meditation
– Balinese Cooking Course (optional)
– One traditional Balinese Massage
– Airport transfers from Denpasar or Ubud
– Two Treks
1. “Tanah Barak” Waterfall Trek – observe the traditional farming methods in the country side before refreshing/swimming at the spectacular Red Coral Waterfall (as pictured)
2. Inter-Village Trek – experience Gesing – the neighbouring village and witness the gorgeous Balinese landscape carved by layers of rice terraces on the journey. Walk across rice paddies and swim in natural water pools…

Sample Schedule

– 600-700 Sitting meditation

– 700-9 am Asana Practice
– 1pm Lunch
– Trek / Activities/ Free time
– 4.30 – 6 pm Restorative / Pranayama / Guided Relaxation
– 600 pm – Dinner

*Full schedule will be emailed before departure

Cost – $1750 pp

Non practicing partners – $1350
*Includes all activities listed excluding yoga classes.

For your information
A non refundable deposit of $250 is required to book the retreat.
Payments can be made in installments but must be paid in full one month prior to Retreat Date

Prefered method of payment is direct deposit to
K. Williams & E. Costigan
Bsb – 722 744
Acc – 131395

Or use our secure paypal account by clicking the pay now link.

Or email yogawithliz@gmail.com for other arrangements.

General Information

Visa Please check internet for updates. Australian residents are eligible for a 30 day Visa on Arrival and for an additional $25 (US dollars) the visa may be extended for a further 30 days. Ideally have US dollars available and if this is not possible money changers are available at the airport. Your passport must be valid for at least 6 months from arrival date and proof of onward passage may be requested. A departure tax of 150,000 Rupiah ($15) is required when leaving the country.

Health – When traveling in any country it is important to have comprehensive health insurance. Visit your Doctor at least six weeks before you travel to find out about Recommended Vaccinations or medications when visiting Asian Countries.

Seasons (from Bali Trip advisor) . January is very rainy – short sharp showers and delightful nighttime down pours – perfect for sleeping and relaxing! Bring rain gear and warm clothes as it does get cooler at night time in the mountains. Monsoon is a great time to visit Munduk as the view of the clouds coming over the mountains is magical!

Around Munduk

North Bali and especially Munduk Village are famous for beautiful scenery and a variety of fascinating walks and treks. Munduk is surrounded by tropical rainforest, rice terraces and farms producing traditional commodities. Visitors are welcome to explore this delightful microcosm of traditional Bali. The Munduk area with its unique nature and very agreeable temperatures (20-25 degrees Celcius) is extremely suitable for all kinds of outdoor activities.

About Liz Costigan

Liz is a Certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher (Intro 2) and is the founder of Byron Yoga Lounge in Byron Bay NSW Australia. She has a background as a Registered Nurse. “Yoga brings us to a conscious state of awareness to restore balance to our body, mind, breath, heart and soul” I have travelled extensively through Asia and many many times to Bali. I find the culture and the people uplifting for my soul and spirit. Liz conducts Yoga retreats in Cambodia/Myanmar and Byron Bay where she resides. Liz is committed to studying in the Iyengar Yoga and has done so for the past 11 years. She has a daily practice and currently studies with Senior Iyengar Teacher’s Glenn Ceresoli and Caroline Coggins.

Testimonial

I have been a Yoga student since my early 50’s practicing under Liz’s guidance. Her commitment to the discipline, and the years she has spent studying is truly inspiring! After practicing/attending regular classes with Liz it has inspired me to a higher level in my own life. Liz is a compassionate, caring and disciplined top shelf teacher – not to mention joyful and fun to be with! It doesn’t matter what level or age of the student – she will recognize that in an instant and assist as appropriate, to help all students who walk through her door. I highly recommend any of her Retreats!

Danny Cahill cahill@quikdsl.com.au.

It is evident through Liz’s teachings that she sees yoga as a way of life not merely a hobby or source of income. Liz has constantly challenged me with my practice while caring for me as a person. Each class is different and Liz creates a safe environment for students to explore and deepen their practice. She has an incredible ability to keep an eye on everyone in the room and tailor poses to individuals needs. I have attended 2 Retreats with Liz and look forward to many more Kylie Betts (Sydney)

Cancellation Policy for all Retreats Up to 2 months prior – $250 Administration Fee Up to 1 month prior – 50% refund No show-100% – 0 refund For more information email Liz – yogawithliz@gmail.com or call 0402 770 441