The Magical Island of Bali Bali Bliss with Papayawellness Bali is Indonesia’s most famous island and with good reason! Bali is a blend of spectacular mountain scenery, super lush, tropical jungles and stunning beaches. The people are friendly and the culture is vibrant. Known as the Land of the Gods, the appeal of Bali is seen through its sheer natural beauty, volcanoes, lush vegetation, rich culture, reverence for spirit, amazing fresh food and the abundance of things to do.
A surf haven, Bali is home to some of the most sought after surf breaks in the world and is host to many international competitions. For those looking to relax, unwind and take in the tranquility of the present moment, Bali has historical temples everywhere, where you can pass an afternoon in reflective peace, as well as many beautiful spas and yoga spaces to pass introspective and restorative afternoon. The sheer natural beauty of the island paints a peaceful and stunning setting for someone looking to recharge, find balance and gain some inner perspective.
This November, Papaya Wellness will be heading back to Bali to lead our second annual 10 day Yoga and Surf Retreat! For our first seven nights, we will be at a beautiful retreat center in quiet fishing village, with pools and sculptures everywhere . The retreat center is within close walking distance to the beach, and the cruisey surf break with great beginner waves! The fishing village is called Balian which means sacred. Balian was given this name because of the huge and very famous sacred river that passes into the ocean (right in front of where we will be surfing). Many Balienese make pilgrimage to the river, and bathe in the sacred water every morning. The last three nights of our retreat, will be spent in the cultural and spiritual centre of the island, Ubud. A captivating and soulful feel, Ubud is full of good vibes and promises to be a remarkable and memorable visit. We will soak in some history, visiting ancient temples and rice paddies, and will have plenty of time to hit the markets and explore!
Bali is like a second home for us and we are very stoked to share this special place with you, Papaya Wellness style! This will be ten days of practicing wellness for the body and the mind, exploring new locales and rich cultures with a good sprinkle of luxurious relaxation. Our days will be spent on picture perfect beaches challenging our bodies as we learn to surf and our nights spent laying in hammocks soaking in the stars. By taking time to relax, and restore, and by taking a step away from regular life, you will have the huge opportunity for greater perspective and growth. Coming back alive, inspired and renewed!
There is so much more that we would love share with you. We are such a small entity in such an immense and breathtaking world. We feel like it is our calling and our honour to explore, learn, share and experience new cultures and different perspectives. All while enhancing and supporting those around us, our communities and the communities that we visit. Through the teaching of movement in very different yet complimentary ways, yoga and surfing, we want to connect with those who are looking to think outside the box, see something new and challenge themselves to achieve what they think impossible. We would love you to be a part of this. For more information please visit our retreat page at www.papayawellness. com.