Yoga, Culture and Nyepi in Bali with Erika Trice
March 27 - April 3, 2014
Join Erika on a trip of a lifetime to explore the beauty and rich culture of Bali. Delve deeper into your yoga practice in one of the most gorgeous settings in the world. The Bali Institute, Ubud’s premiere cultural organization, will guide us on exclusive, off-the-beaten-track tours 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.
Our daily yoga practices will take place on a spectacular open-air platform overlooking terraced green rice paddies. Accommodation in a 5-star hotel resort is in private villas with their own spring-fed pools. Enjoy spa treatments, gourmet cuisine and great company for an unparalleled exploration into the heart of Bali.
***And this is one of the best 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 is 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 Nyepi rituals and celebrations which happen just once a year and it’s an experience that will stay with you forever!***
What people are saying...
"Erika's yoga retreat to Bali was a transformational experience... Bali is one of the most magical places I've ever been to... Erika is a phenomenal yoga teacher, who holds the transition of yoga very firmly, and is able to incorporate the themes of the retreat into her classes. This makes for a deep experience and one that I will never forget!" --Jessica S.
"Loved all the cultural excursions, LOVED the Furama, Erika, everything..." --Cathy C.
Awards and Accolades...
Our retreat takes place at one of the finest resorts in Ubud. Some of the awards they have received lately include:
* Padi Restaurant, Indonesia Best Restaurant by Indonesia Tatler 2011
* The Best Service Excellence by International Business & Company Awards 2010
* Gold Security Certification by Regional Bali Police Department 2010
* Gold Medal ( Tri Hita Karana Tourism Award 2011/12 )
* Indonesia Leading Thematic Resort by Indonesia Travel & Tourism Award 2011/12
* The Finalist Of World Luxury Spa Awards 2012 by World Luxury Spa Awards
* The Winner Of Certificate Of Excellence 2012 by Tripadvisor
Erika Trice began studying yoga in 1988 in a variety of styles including lyengar, Ashtanga, Anusara, Yin and Theraputic Yoga, and has also been a longtime student and teacher of the Oriental Arts of Qi Gong and Tai Chi. Some of Erika's primary influences in yoga have been Donna Farhi, Judith Lasater, Tony Briggs, Sarah Powers, Rod Stryker and Sianna Sherman. Most recently, Erika became certified with YogaWorks, and she currently leads their teacher training programs both here and abroad. Prior to yoga, Erika spent 15 years training for a career in dance, which she credits for giving her the discipline to work hard and the passion for movement. www.erikatrice.com
- Yoga and meditation with Erika
- 7 nights in a private villa with private pool
- Arrival and departure airport transfers
- Light breakfast and full brunch
- Cultural side trips
- One massage
- Shuttle service to town
- International airfare
- Additional spa treatments
Single rooms are limited but available at an additional cost. Payment plans are also available. Please contact us for details
*Price increase after February 1, 2014
A non-refundable deposit of $500 is required to hold your space. A second payment of $1,000 is due December 1, 2013. Final Balance Policy: Final payment must be received by February 1, 2014 in order to be eligible for the early bird pricing and is non-refundable. Cancellation Policy: In the event of cancellation your entire payment will be refunded less the $500 deposit if the cancellation is made before February 1, 2014. Payments are non-refundable after this date. Travel Insurance: We strongly recommend that you purchase travel insurance for your trip. There are many travel insurance companies to choose from but Travelex and STA are two reputable organizations for worldwide travel coverage.
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What People Are Saying
“… Working with International Yoga was truly incredible. Michelle and Marnee handled all the logistics; collecting payments, travel arrangements, marketing, organizing side trips, and coordinating with the hotel. This allowed Billy [Gill] and I to simply do our jobs as teachers, holding the space for our incredible group. Furama was stunning. The people in Ubud were so kind, and living their yoga so beautifully. If you’ve ever dreamed about doing a retreat abroad, connecting with International Yoga, is a fantastic way to help make that dream a reality!” –Ashley Rideaux