retreats

Currents of the heart retreat in bali

with Julie Sichlau & Pernille aven lupai

March 3-9, 2019

Follow the currents of your heart and [re]treat yourself in paradise with us.

The waves of life will take you through deep currents, stormy waters and silent rivers. Feeling, flowing and listening to the currents of your heart will make the ride ever so more graceful, even when you are being challenged on an unfamiliar waters.

We are truly excited to welcome you to the Island of the Gods, Bali, March 3rd - 9th, 2019 for an exclusive and luxurious yoga and meditation retreat at Desa Seni Village Resort.
A week filled with yoga, meditation and ceremonial rituals in a beautiful, exclusive resort village near the ocean. All to reconnect you to the Currents of your Heart. On this magical retreat we will flow with the currents, experience our hearts opening and allow our bodies to move freely.
We’ll invoke fierce and auspicious Goddesses, ignite our inner spark, rediscover our radiant power of grace, and feel the ocean of abundance flow within us.

Join us for an absolutely stunning journey to Bali at our exclusive, lush and green paradise at Desa Seni.

For info in Danish please go Julie's website here 

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the yogic practices

Every morning after waking up in our traditional Indonesian huts, slowly reawakening, sipping herbal tea, we will start our yoga Sadhana Practice (building a daily spiritual practice) which will include pranayama (breathwork), chanting (singing mantras) and moving into our asana practice (invigorating vinyasa flow - movement of your body, mind and spirit). This practice will open up your body to start your day and new adventure on Bali.

Later in the afternoon we will rejoin in a more gentle yoga asana practice with lots of opportunities to dive deep into our hearts and closely feel into the currents of any transformational change. When we find ourselves in a more slow pace in gentle hatha and restorative yoga, we are devoting ourselves to reflection and contemplation, balancing the rush of our busy lives. 

Our evening yoga practice will be a variety of exploring the traditional yoga practices and will include yoga nidra (yoga sleep), meditation techniques, journaling and ceremonial rituals to reconnect and remember the forces of energy that runs through us as an embodiment of love and vessel of all life.

Here is an example of a the daily program:
8.00-10.00 Morning practice
10.00-11.00 Breakfast/Brunch
11.00-16.30 Free time to explore Bali
16.30-18.30 Afternoon practice
18.30-19.30 Dinner
20.00-21.00 Evening sadhana
 

The Food

At Desa Seni, you will enjoy and pamper your senses with an eclectic Asian-Western cuisine with a focus on organic, healthy and fresh food. Desa Seni grows almost 80% of their own produce and working with local businesses enables them to focus on bringing great meals directly from farm to table. We will marvel in their restaurant for a beautiful breakfast feast and an extraordinary, healthy and tasteful dinner. And while you are tickling your tastebuds it will be overlooking the tropical garden setting.


Desa Seni village resort in Canggu

Tucked away in a lushful garden not far from the beach in Canggu we will reside in a beautiful Bali Resort. It is a magical space, an Art Village, showcasing culture, religion, and traditions from the archipelago of Indonesia.
Wake up in a traditional Indonesian village, birds chirping above high in the trees as the sun rises on a bright blue sky. These unique accommodations are decorated in original antique wooden interior, imported from the many islands of Indonesia. Beautifully restored and refurbished, here you will live amidst original artifacts and antiques reflecting true Indonesian culture and heritage.

After morning yoga, meditation and pranayama, take a meditative walk through the garden to the organic, farm to table goodness breakfast. Followed by a swim in the salt water pool or if you long for extensive self love options, stroll to the Merapu Svaasthya Spa for a treatment. Merapu Svaasthya Spa, Spiritual forces of Wellbeing, offers traditional and holistic treatments with Western and Eastern therapies. Here your body’s healing and health are in focus. Restore and revitalize your body, mind and soul. Desa Seni offers a 25% discount on all spa treatments that are pre-booked prior to arrival.

 

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Room options and prices

Early Bird Discount - Deposit paid before or on the Full Moon September 25th, 2018:
Single Occupancy DKK 10.700
Double/Triple Occupancy DKK 7.700

Full Price - Deposit paid after September 25th, 2018:
Single Occupancy DKK 11.700
Double/Triple Occupancy DKK 8.700

A DKK 3.000 non refundable deposit is required to reserve your space upon booking, the rest to be paid up to 8 weeks before arrival. 


the goodness included

Accommodation for 7 days / 6 nights at the beautiful, luxurious Desa Seni Village Resort in Canggu - 3 daily yoga sessions (Sadhana), morning, afternoon - Breakfast & Dinner, organic, vegetarian and locally produced - Transformational exercises, journaling, ceremonies, rituals and much more - Welcome cleansing ceremony - A life transforming journey and breathtaking experiences ♥

Practical info:
Save your spot by sending us an email to artofheartyoga@gmail.com and at the same time pay your deposit of DKK 3.000 to Arbejdernes Landsbank reg nr. 5321 account number 0000250635.
Please write your full name and choice of room. For other questions about this retreat please write us on the same email address. 

Not included:
Flights to Denpasar (DPS) - Airport transfer to Desa Seni - Travel insurance (highly recommended) - Optional activities and sightseeing - Snacks and additional meals - Alcoholic beverages.

A visa is not required for Danish travellers but traveller's passport must be valid for at least 6 months from the date of entry into Indonesia, and must carry proof of onward passage (either return or onward tickets). 
 

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Bali  - and exploring the island of the gods

In Bali you will instantly feel the spiritual journey take flight with its rituals, festivals and ancient culture. Everywhere you look small offerings are being made outside and on every corner to the thousands of temples that reside everywhere on Bali. Everywhere you look, you will see ceremony, ritual and sacred offerings. The Balinese families carry out their rituals and offerings with pride and everyone takes part from the youngest child, through to grandparents, all dressed immaculately for the temple. 

Explore everything Bali has to offer with incredible tours around the Island. If you want to explore Bali by yourself you can either rent a scooter or hire a driver. If you want an organised tour, Desa Seni is ready to help out. The tours highlighted on their website have been carefully selected and specifically designed to maximize your Bali experience, including the most important highlights. 
 

About Your teachers and facilitators on the retreat

Julie & Pernille

Collectively we are called to engage with our intuition, and the currents of our hearts in remembrance of our core truth as loving and compassionate beings. S(he) who celebrates, energizes, ignites passion, illuminates, transforms and will call us forward to show up in life and live from the heart. Join us for reactivation of body, mind, and spirit through dynamic flow, dance, song and play. We will go through the depths of our intuitive bodies through meditative movement and contemplation on our own inner dharma dance. We will partner up to really see each other, to witness the universal remembrance of compassion and healing. We will reconnect to our primal nature and celebrate life the currents of the heart.

 

 

Julie Sichlau

 

Julie is a creator, a seeker, a priestess, a mother, a lover and a wild woman. Her teachings are characterized by capturing and play with themes from the poetry of the yoga and mystical realms. She feel a longing to create spiritual joy on the yoga mat that will stick to you like glue and brought out into the world long after the session has ended.
Julie has a deep love for the dynamic, meditative flow where we can express ourselves creatively and have fun. When we find ourselves in slowing down in to restorative yoga and meditation she teach devotedly, with deep reflection in my own practice, with a sense of contemplation and trust, that balances the rush of our busy lives. 

Read more about Julie on her website here

pernille

Pernille Aven Lupai

Pernille is an entrepreneur of heart, a yoga teacher and owner of Pakhus Yoga in Copenhagen, a priestess, magic facilitator and co-creator of True North Sisters.

Her teachings aim to inspire, empower and connect you deeper to your Self, through playful exploration, intuitive listening and bodily wisdom. She is on a mission to accelerate your personal growth and awaken your desire for living a wild, authentic life.

Read more about Pernille Aven here

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