Join Mary Bruce in the sublime beauty of Ubud, Bali for a weeklong immersion into the Six Gems of Para Yoga. Through a full spectrum of techniques that include asana, pranayama, bandha, mudra, mantra, kriya, meditation and more we will explore these relevant teachings that open the door to supreme accomplishment in both practice and life. Sva Dharma is self destiny: become who you were born to be. Tantra is self mastery: weaving Yoga into your life. Vidya is knowledge drawn from ancient wisdom. Agni is fire: embodying the capacity to overcome limitation. Sri is resplendence: experiencing the world as beautiful and remembering that life is a gift. Parampara is honoring your brightest light and sharing it with others. Woven together these gems reveal the entire extent and sacred power of Yoga.
Set back into the verdant rice fields our retreat center for the week will provide the perfect environment for this deep and nourishing work. You will enjoy beautifully decorated rooms, delicious vegetarian meals and excursions to some of Bali’s most colorful markets and sacred local temples. The Bali Institute, Ubud’s premiere cultural organization, will guide us on our outings to observe ancient spiritual practices and meet community leaders and dignitaries to develop a better understanding of this unique culture.
A non-refundable deposit of $500 is required to hold your space. Final Balance Policy: Final payment must be received by ... February 15, 2018, in order to be eligible for the early bird pricing, and all payments are 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 15, 2018. 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 World Nomads are two reputable organizations for worldwide travel coverage.expand
You will book your international ticket into and out of Denpasar (airport code: DPS) to Arrive on April 28th and Depart on May 6th.
If you wish to arrive a day early to settle in and get acclimated we can request additional nights at our group hotel. Please contact us directly for rates.
No, if you are planning to stay in Indonesia for under 30 days, the Visa on arrival is free and also the departure tax is waived.
If you plan to stay longer then 30 days, you will need to obtain a Visa before leaving the US. For more information on this please visit the Embassy of Indonesia website.
IMPORTANT: If your passport expires within six months of your arrival date to Indonesia, please be sure to renew your passport before you go to avoid any issues at immigration. There are no exceptions.
We get hundreds of travelers each year who go on retreat alone. If you are traveling without a friend or partner, but prefer to share your room, we will do our best to match you with another traveler of the same gender. If for some reason, we are not able to match you with a roommate, a single supplement will apply.
If you prefer to have your own private room, a single supplement will apply.
There are no required vaccinations for travel to Bali. However, there are some recommended (suggested) vaccinations given by the CDC. To see the complete list of what is recommended please visit the CDC Website and consult with your primary care physician to make a decision on what is best for you.
Yes, private airport transfers are included in the price of your trip. Whenever you arrive, day or night you will be met by a private driver and transported to the group hotel. Note if you arrive early and decide to stay at an alternate location other than our group hotel, you will be responsible for coordinating and paying for your own transportation directly with the hotel where you will be staying.
Cocooned amongst rice paddies and coconut palms, The Shala Bali is a place of peace, wellness and connection to nature. Nestled in the spiritual center of the island, rooms are spacious and breezy and decorated in a Balinese chic style. Each Villa boasts its own varying views of lush rice fields, tropical gardens and jungle vistas. Luxurious bathroom amenities will entice you to refresh and rejuvenate between practices. Sink in to this slice of paradise for the week.
Note: The rooms at The Shala are open air style and do not have air-conditioning. All rooms are equipped with fans and windows that can be opened for ventilation.
The Shala Bali Cafe offers tasty, healthy vegetarian food, all with vegan options. They offer a range of organic spelt, sourdough and gluten free breads baked in house as well as an eclectic menu of dishes from around the world. Sourcing the best organic produce, the Shala creates changing menus of scrumptious dishes, savory and sweet, alive with color and flavor.