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R E T R E A T  

 

When?

5 - 10th July 2018

Join Bianca Milione on the Breathe Wellbeing Yoga Retreat in Ubud, Bali. The retreat will focus on the practice of Iyengar Yoga, Pranayama and Meditation.  

Set deep in the heart of Bali, Ubud is a lush span of green landscapes with terraced hills and paddy fields. The sparkling water of the Ayung River strings together numerous waterfalls waiting to be discovered. This verdant charm is very different to the bustle of Kuta or Seminyak.

Ubud has long been a favourite destination for travellers in search of serenity. Here, you will renew your bond with nature in the purest and most intimate sense. You will come to discover a new side to the Island of the Gods, its cultural legacy, intricate temples and rich history.

What?

Five nights luxury accommodation

Return Airport Transfers

Daily Breakfast & Dinner (incl. special Welcome & Farewell dinner)

Daily afternoon tea of traditional Balinese delicacies

Daily sunrise & sunset yoga

2 x 90 minute workshops

Access to 2 on-site pools, spa & organic cafe

Sunrise Yoga at Mount Batur 

Excursion to Jatiluwih Rice Terraces

and lots of little surprises along the way!

 


How?

Spaces are strictly limited on this intimate retreat. Register by 31 March 2018 to secure your spot! Payment plans are available.

Twin Share:  $2,610 pp
Single:   $3,210 pp

Breathe Member Discount
Breathe members are entitled to a 20% discount on retreat package prices.

Twin Share: $2,088 pp
Single: $2,568 pp


*Prices exclude flights

 
 

SHOULD I COME ALONG?

With a perfect balance between invigorating activities and quiet time, this retreat is the perfect mid-year escape that is both grounding and uplifting, to get you through the chilly winter months.

The Breathe Yoga Retreat will allow you space to delve into both your inner fire and your inner peace. 

Bianca’s classes will take you on a journey to explore this contrasting dynamic - so you can take the poise, equanimity and openness you discover on the mat and weave them into your daily life back at home.

You will return feeling rejuvenated, re-energised and balanced, ready to take on the rest of the year with a new found strength of the body and stillness of the mind.

THE RESORT

We have handpicked the most intimate acommodation in the heart of Ubud as your retreat home for the week. Set amongst the lush greenery of Ubud, this luxurious boutique resort seamlessly melds traditional Balinese culture and architecture with luxurious comfort.

Your daily practice will be held in this stunning handmade bamboo yoga shala. 

You will enjoy daily meals at the on-site organic restaurant which overlooks a local temple. Indulge at the on-site spa or relax at your choice of two serene pools. This tropical retreat is the ideal base for you to break away from the frantic pace of daily life, reconnect with yourself and and experience true tranquility.

THE PROGRAM

In Bianca's classes, you can expect to find an emphasis on connecting to stillness in the midst of a dynamic physical practice. Iyengar yoga differs from other styles in its sequencing, timing and intricacies. Iyengar yoga includes the practice of a broader range of more challenging asanas including inversions and backbends while developing steadiness of mind and the ability to look inside.

Daily Sunrise Yoga (75 minutes)
Dynamic Iyengar Yoga and pranayama

Daily Sunset Yoga (60 minutes)
Restorative and Opening Iyengar yoga and meditation 

Workshops - Inversions, Arm Balances and Backbends (90 minutes)
In these technique focused workshops, more challenging and advanced asanas such as inversions, arm balances and backbends will be broken down and made accessible, allowing you to progress your practice in a safe and encouraging manner.

BIANCA MILIONE



Bianca began her practice of yoga in 1998. She has completed her teacher training with Peter Scott (Senior Intermediate Iyengar yoga teacher) and continues her study with him on a regular basis. Bianca holds a Junior Intermediate 1 certificate in Iyengar yoga. She has also previously trained in Hatha yoga with Acharya Venkatesh, and in the Knoff style of yoga with Nicky Knoff.

Bianca is also a naturopath. Her roots are in Italy, she is an Italian speaker and comes from a long line of organic farmers.

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THE ACTIVITIES


In between classes, we have curated a selection of activities allowing you to immerse yourself in the tranquility of Bali’s lush tropical landscape.

All activities are completely optional and included within the retreat at no extra cost.

There will also be plenty of free time to unwind, relax and pamper yourself.

Lounge on the sunbeds by the pool, treat yourself to some TLC at the spa, enjoy some retail therapy at Ubud's famous markets, go on a beach excursion or get adventurous and explore nearby waterfalls! 

 

SUNRISE YOGA AT MOUNT BATUR

Enjoy a sunrise yoga session to the stunning backdrop of Mount Batur. Mount Batur is an active volcano located at the center of two concentric calderas north west of Mount Agung on the island of Bali. This will be followed by a healthy nourishing breakfast with a stunning view.

You will then have the option to take a scenic 22km downhill bicycle through traditional Balinese villages, getting up close and personal with local life on your way back to Ubud.

RICE TERRACE & TEMPLE VISITS

We will spend the morning exploring Balinese traditional cultures. Take a leisurely stroll through the breathtaking UNESCO World Heritage Listed Jatiluwih Rice Terraces. You will be enveloped in the lush green landscape of staggered rice terraces unfolding as far as the eyes can see. Farmers continue to harvest rice paddy specially sought after from this region.

We will then enjoy relaxing breakfast overlooking the terraces, followed by a visit to the Ulun Danu Bratan temple. Set in the Bedugul Highlands it is one of Bali’s most iconic temples with its thatched multi-roofed shrines reflected by the lake, and its misty mountain backdrop highlighting its serene beauty.

SUGGESTED FLIGHTS & ADDITIONAL NIGHTS

Check-in is at 2pm, however please ensure you arrive by 4pm on 5 July 2018

There are direct flights from most major Australian cities to Bali with the following airlines:

Qantas (from $1200), Jetstar (from $875) or Garuda Airways (from $870)


If you would like to arrive ahead of the retreat or extend your stay, we will be able to offer preferred rates for Breathe Retreaters.

Please let us know your extension dates in the registration form.


Cancellation policy

Any cancellations prior to 31 March 2018 - $500 non-refundable deposit;  

Cancellations from 31 March 18 - 30 April 18 - 50% refund of total retreat price.

No refunds for any cancellations post 30 April 2018.

 

Travel Insurance

All participants must have adequate travel insurance which covers all adventure sport activities, medical emergencies, lost baggage, baggage or flight delay and trip cancellation.