The hills, forrests and rice fields of Ubud, Bali, provide inspiration and sanctuary to a thriving community of local and international artists. Everywhere you look there are people creating and enjoying stunning examples of masterful self expression.
Whether you are a painter or poet, sculpter or chef, musician or massage therapist – the collective creative energy of Ubud is sure to awaken your artistic spirit and propel your practice into a whole new realm.
For this reason, we have chosen Ubud as the location for our Integral Artestry Retreat. This retreat is designed for the advanced Thai Yoga Massage practitioner who is ready to deconstruct, clarify, refine, reinvent and fully embrace their practice as only a true artist can.
Under the guidance of an impressive selection of local and international artists, we will explore several artistic mediums (painting, poetry, dancing, music, cooking, sacred ritual), and themes (visualization, intuition, pattern, balance, communication, fluidity, transitions, surrender) with the intention of highlighting the common threads and applications within the art of Thai Yoga Massage.
“The defining function of the artist is to cherish consciousness” ~ Pablo Picasso
TBA: Ubud, Bali
Accommodation: Santra Putra Retreat Center and Art Gallery
A spacious compound with peaceful gardens located in the rice fields of Penestanen – just a short walk to several darling cafes, a grocery store, yoga studio, spa, pool, and downtown Ubud – simple, decorative double and triple occupancy rooms – hot showers – WiFi.
Thai Yoga Massage Intensive: 60 NCBTMB and THAI Approved Continuing Education Credits Available
The intention of this innovative and comprehensive 60-hour intensive is designed to help advanced practitioners transform their practice into an art.
Typical Daily Schedule:
6:30-8:30 yoga and meditation
10 -12 “Art Class”
12- 4:00 lunch/siesta – the perfect time to enjoy all that Ubud has to offer!
3:30-6:30 Thai Yoga Massage “Divine Play”
This journey will begin at 2:00 PM on March 10th at Santra Putra, and will end at 10:00 AM on March 22th at Santra Putra.
Transfers from the Airport to Ubud are not included.
Getting to Ubud: Please make your own travel arrangements to Denpasar’s Ngurah Rai Airport. From the airport, a taxi to Ubud should cost about $30.
It is wise to plan on arriving in Bali a day before our journey together begins so that you have time to adjust to the time difference.
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Please bring: yoga mat, meditation shall, journal, pens, head-lamp, alarm clock, watch, comfortable clothing to practice yoga and Thai Yoga Massage, sun-hat, sunglasses, day-pack or shoulder bag, bathing suit, sleepwear, sandals or flip-flops, walking shoes, toiletries, medications, camera.
Don’t bring: anything fancy or valuable – you won’t need it!
Internet connection: Internet cafes are plentiful in Ubud so you won’t have any trouble communicating with loved ones while we are in Bali, however; we suggest that you do your best to stay “unplugged”!
Mobile Phones: If you have an unlocked mobile phone, we suggest that you bring it with you. It is very easy and inexpensive to buy a local SIM card and pay-as-you-go minutes at the local grocery store.
Money: The exchange rate is approximately 13,000 IDR (indonesian Rupiah) to 1 US dollar. ATM’s are conveniently located everywhere in Ubud, and tend to offer a very good exchange rate. Most small shops, local markets and restaurants only take cash, but occasionally Visa and MasterCard are accepted at higher-end hotels and boutiques. PLEASE tell your bank and credit card companies the dates that you will be in Bali to avoid having your accounts frozen due to “unexpected activity”.
Budget: This journey includes all of your accommodation, course fees, entrance fees, breakfast and some other special meals from 2:00 PM on March 10th through 10 AM on March 22nd. We suggest that you budget about $300 to pay for internet, gifts, massage treatments, tips, and non-group meals.
Passports: You must have a passport valid for at least 90 days following your departure from Bali to enter the country. If you are an EU, Australian or American citizen you will receive a visa on arrival good for 30 days for a cost of $25(US currency is required). If you are from another country or plan on staying in Bali longer than 30-days please read about visa requirements and other important details at http:// www.visahq.com
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Price includes 12 nights’ accommodation, classes, breakfasts and group transportation.
Price does not include airport transfer, most lunches and dinners, optional activities, travel insurance (required) or tips.
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