Besides daily yoga classes, our MOVE+MANIFEST retreats offer a series of mindful workshops that will guide you in the exploration of creative self-expression in your life. Plus, this special CHAKRA Theme further explores the role Chakras play in our lives and our health. Every day we will focus on a different chakra within our yoga classes, workshops, sensory experiences and day trip activities.
This MOVE+MANIFEST retreat will honor the deeply spiritual nature of Bali, or “Island of the Gods,” by offering a series of workshops exploring the Chakra System, the seven spiritual centers in the human body. Every day, you will be guided into awareness and understanding of how these swirling wheels of energy assist you in staying balanced and healthy. Complimenting the workshops, we will extend the chakra focus through corresponding daily yoga postures, sensory experiences, and cultural local activities. We will begin the week with the 1st chakra and work our way up to the 7th by the last day, offering a complete immersion into the world of chakras using all the senses. You will surely end the week feeling balanced in mind, body, and spirit.
Some of what to expect from the workshops:
Understanding the Chakra System and how it affects your life
Connect with your true power and find out where & how you're losing power through your Chakras
GIVE BACK RETREAT
This retreat is part of our GIVE BACK initiative, where EPM will donate at least 10% of profits to a humanitarian partner in the community where each retreat is held. Our partner in India is THREADS OF LIFE a "fair trade business that works with culture and conservation to alleviate poverty in rural Indonesia."
Our time in Bali will be spent in it's most famous town, the spiritual/cultural center of Ubud. We'll be hosted in luxury accommodations at Alila Ubud, a tranquil and secluded hillside retreat that sits high up on the edge of the rich green Ayung River valley in Bali's central foothills, in the traditional Balinese hill village of Payangan. The hotel features award-winning design accommodations and one of the "Top 50 Pools in the World."
Guests will not only enjoy the grounds of the hotel, the outdoor areas, including a lovely pool, patio and lounges, but the retreat also includes some amazing day-trips to the surrounding sites. A guided day in and around Ubud will lead guests through an introduction to the area, the sites and temples. We'll enjoy participating in activities that mirror the elements for our chakra-themed days, such as visiting the rice paddies (earth), a water temple (water), a Balinese healing and fire ritual (fire), as well as experience the traditional Balinese dance (air). There will be freetime to explore more of the amazing town of Ubud, as well as relax and renew poolside, overlooking the rainforest.
The final full day entails a trip to a luxurious 5* hotel and spa where we'll indulge in personalized chakra ceremony spa treatments and plenty of time to relax in the lush surroundings - the perfect way to balance out a week of soul-work and mindfulness.
Healthful, vegetarian food is part of the retreat experience, including daily breakfast, plus lunch or dinner either hosted at our hotel or out and about in town...some even come served on a banana leaf! The cuisine is simple, delicious and Balinese, using fresh ingredients from local markets. We'll enjoy a gourmet dinner after our fire ceremony, a meal in a temple followed by traditional Balinese dance, as well as a tasting meal + drink pairing at one of Bali's most sought-after restaurants: ranking in the top 2 dozen restaurants in all of Asia, complete with a fully local and sustainable cuisine, it is sure to offer guests a perfect foundation for creative Balinese flavor.
Daily yoga classes will be offered in a way to relax, stimulate, and help guests grow in their own personal practice and prepare bodies and minds for the personal development done in the manifest workshops. Classes are open to all levels, beginner to practiced, and are daily 60-75 minute vinyasa flow style. Depending on each retreat location, classes will be held in a dedicated indoor yoga space and some also offer outdoor options as well for us to use if the weather is agreeable.
Certified yoga instructor and EPM founder, Erin Lewis, will facilitate the classes, helping each student focus on improving their practice and gaining new insights into their bodies and movements. She's studied various types of yoga disciplines since 1998, concentrating on the Ashtanga discipline since 2008. She received her teacher certification in Florence, Italy and has continued her education with various specialty certifications throughout the years. She now combines powerful movements with more anatomical-based core vinyasa flow and restorative movement in her personal practice and teaching style.
MOVE+MANIFEST retreats feature life-coaching workshops by our collaborator, Michelle Lee. After leading a successful 13-year career in the corporate world, Michelle transitioned her career into a life & financial consultant, retreat organizer & leader, and internationally certified yoga instructor - following her passions and sharing this with others around the globe. She now leads our Move+Manifest retreats which, besides yoga, add workshops for life development, manifesting your dreams, and vision board creation.
* Participation in classes and activities is optional throughout the retreat. All levels welcome!
DETAILS / PRICING
7 days / 6 nights (Mar 17-23, 2019)
Inclusive Retreat Price = $3,495 (shared room*), +$650 (single room)
Deposit to hold space = $950
Max # Guests = 12
* Guests traveling alone can choose the shared room and we match up based on guest profile. Rooms are spacious with separate beds and private bathrooms.
** Final balance due 45 days before retreat start date.
Read full cancellation policy in our Terms & Conditions.
Luxury hotel accommodation (spacious bedrooms, each with private bathrooms, linens)
Dinner Daily (on site or in town)
Select lunches on day-trips
Transfer to/from airport on retreat start/end days
Transportation to/from day trips
Daily meditation and yoga classes
Use of estate premises (terraces, pool, etc.)
Tour guide on various day trips
Entrance fees during day trips
Visits to local sites
Indonesian textile class
Boat ride and beach day
Balinese healing & fire ceremony
Rice Farming experience
Free time in Ubud
Market visit and cooking class
*airfare and staff tips not included
** all meals are vegetarian. special dietary restrictions can be accommodated
Visit to various sites in Bali
Balinese market visit with chef + cooking class
Boating excursion + beach day
Spa day + Treatment
"Rice Farming Experience "
Batik dying class
Balinese healing + fire ceremony
Nearest major airports: Bali Ngurah Rai International Airport, also known as Denpasar International Airport (DPS). We will arrange your transfers between the airport and the villa. Full travel details will be given when you sign up. We can help with the details so you can find the best route for you!
Besides the basic packing and travel needs, here are a few things to think about bringing with you.
*YOGA MATS PROVIDED*
Bathing suit (pool, spa, beach)
Comfortable walking/hiking shoes
Plug adaptors / converters