A Journey to Your True Self: Feel your body, observe your mind, be present, enjoy, and relax with Bilyana

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Bilyana Iliykova, a computer science graduate working in London, had her life pretty sorted out but felt she was missing something. She found the path of yoga in 2006 and since then she has been training and practicing in some of the best yoga schools recognized internationally - Jivamukti yoga, Dharma yoga, Ashtanga vinyasa yoga, and learning from amazing teachers. She´s been teaching yoga for 15 years in many different schools and projects in Spain and Bulgaria. She´s worked with a variety of students from different ages and conditions and she feels very passionate about making people feel better and find harmony in their body and mind. She is the founder of the La Shala Yoga School and Tattva Yoga Studio in Barcelona. She is the creator of the online yoga platform Passion Yoga. “I have experienced on my own the wonderful benefits of practicing yoga, the feeling after a class, and how little by little over the years of practice this brings changes in my life towards more harmony, inner peace, and knowing myself better. I knew very early on that one day I wanted to be able to share all this with other people.”

Duration

7 days · 6 nights

Travel Date

Nov 15 – 21, 2024

Activity Level

Moderate (we offer variations to all levels)

Group Size

6 – 15

Transportation

Van, boat

Tour Price

USD 1,649
/ person
USD 599 deposit only
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Age range

21+

Travel interest

Yoga, transformation, mindfulness, inner peace, rejuvenation, relaxation

Your Local Guide

MAE DMC

MAE DMC is a Destination Management Company based in Indonesia with offices in Jakarta, Jogjakarta, and Bali. They are led by a team that has years of experience in inbound tourism in South Asia. Their main goal is to provide the best service in the organization and deliver memorable experiences to their customers. The MAE staff is well equipped to assist you, as your journey will be handled by their superb, dedicated personnel and their partners around the world. They are ready to work as a team to ensure you have the best travel experience possible.

Indonesia>A Journey to Your True Self: Feel your body, observe your mind, be present, enjoy, and relax with Bilyana

Surround yourself with the healing majesty of mystical Bali on this transformative 7-day retreat, set in the tranquil Puri Bagus Candidasa. This holistic journey invites you to engage in mindful healing practices and connect with a supportive community. Discover the essence of holistic wellness with daily sessions led by Bilyana, encompassing breathing, meditation, and yoga, designed to align body, mind, and spirit. This all-encompassing experience includes nourishing breakfasts and dinners, enlightening cultural and spiritual activities like a water purification ceremony at Tirta Empul Temple and a cruise to Pasir Putih, and a delightful cooking class to connect you with local flavors.

Embrace this opportunity to be present, relax, and enjoy the transformative power of nature and self-reflection. By the end of your journey, you will leave feeling rejuvenated, enlightened, and profoundly connected to your truest self.

Cancellation policy

TourHero, the retreat host, and the tour operator reserve the right to cancel or reschedule this trip up until August 10, 2024. If the departure is canceled out of your control, you will be alerted by this date and will receive a full refund.

In this case, TourHero is not responsible for your preparation expenses, such as airline tickets, extra accommodations, loss of work, or any other cost associated with preparing for your trip. We recommend booking travel insurance, along with refundable flights/accommodations in case of cancellation.

Refunds for deposits
We will hold your spot as soon as you put down your deposit. However, if you decide to cancel your trip, we will be unable to refund your deposit.

Refunds for fully-paid trips
You may change or cancel your trip by August 10, 2024 for a refund, excluding the deposit. After this date, no refunds will be given. You can change or cancel your trip in your TourHero account by clicking on Your Trips.

Your TourHero

Image provided by Bilyana Iliykova

Bilyana Iliykova, a computer science graduate working in London, had her life pretty sorted out but felt she was missing something. She found the path of yoga in 2006 and since then she has been training and practicing in some of the best yoga schools recognized internationally - Jivamukti yoga, Dharma yoga, Ashtanga vinyasa yoga, and learning from amazing teachers. She´s been teaching yoga for 15 years in many different schools and projects in Spain and Bulgaria. She´s worked with a variety of students from different ages and conditions and she feels very passionate about making people feel better and find harmony in their body and mind. She is the founder of the La Shala Yoga School and Tattva Yoga Studio in Barcelona. She is the creator of the online yoga platform Passion Yoga. “I have experienced on my own the wonderful benefits of practicing yoga, the feeling after a class, and how little by little over the years of practice this brings changes in my life towards more harmony, inner peace, and knowing myself better. I knew very early on that one day I wanted to be able to share all this with other people.”

Duration

7 days · 6 nights

Travel Date

Nov 15 – 21, 2024

Activity Level

Moderate (we offer variations to all levels)

Group Size

6 – 15

Transportation

Van, boat

Indonesia>A Journey to Your True Self: Feel your body, observe your mind, be present, enjoy, and relax with Bilyana

Surround yourself with the healing majesty of mystical Bali on this transformative 7-day retreat, set in the tranquil Puri Bagus Candidasa. This holistic journey invites you to engage in mindful healing practices and connect with a supportive community. Discover the essence of holistic wellness with daily sessions led by Bilyana, encompassing breathing, meditation, and yoga, designed to align body, mind, and spirit. This all-encompassing experience includes nourishing breakfasts and dinners, enlightening cultural and spiritual activities like a water purification ceremony at Tirta Empul Temple and a cruise to Pasir Putih, and a delightful cooking class to connect you with local flavors.

Embrace this opportunity to be present, relax, and enjoy the transformative power of nature and self-reflection. By the end of your journey, you will leave feeling rejuvenated, enlightened, and profoundly connected to your truest self.

Timeline

  • Day 1 · November 15, 2024 · Bali
  • Arrive in Bali
  • Group transfer from airport to accommodation
  • Check-in at Puri Bagus Candidasa Resort (or similar according to availability)
  • 11:00 am Beach and relax
  • 5:00 pm Welcome and opening ceremony
  • 6:00 pm Gentle evening practice and deep healing relaxation
  • 8:00 pm Dinner
  • 9:00 pm Guided meditation - 'Start the journey within'
  • Day 2 · November 16, 2024 · Bali
  • 8:00 – 9:30 am Breathing, meditation, and morning practice - 'Purify and regenerate'
  • 10:00 am Breakfast
  • 11:00 am Cruise to Pasir Putih with a local fisherman's boat
  • 6:00 pm Gentle evening practice - 'mobility of the spine' - and deep healing relaxation
  • 8:00 pm Dinner
  • 9:00 pm Chanting and spiritual discourse - 'The method of yoga - how does it work?'
  • Day 3 · November 17, 2024 · Bali
  • 8:00 – 9:30 am Breathing, meditation, and morning practice - 'Forward bends - time for introspection'
  • 10:00 am Breakfast
  • 11:00 am Beach and relax, a group walk
  • 6:00 pm Gentle evening practice - 'mobility of the hips' - and deep healing relaxation
  • 8:00 pm Dinner
  • 9:00 pm Guided 'candle flame' meditation
  • Day 4 · November 18, 2024 · Bali
  • 8:00 – 9:30 am Breathing, meditation, and morning practice - 'Happy hips - let the energy moves'
  • 10:00 am Breakfast
  • 11:00 am Water purification ceremony at Tirta Empul Temple
  • 6:00 pm Gentle evening practice - 'mobility of the shoulders' - and deep healing relaxation
  • 8:00 pm Dinner
  • 9:00 pm Chanting and spiritual discourse 'The nature of I AM'
  • Day 5 · November 19, 2024 · Bali
  • 8:00 – 9:30 am Breathing, meditation, and morning practice - 'Open the heart - feel the space'
  • 10:00 am Breakfast
  • 11:00 am Exploring the nearby village and culture
  • 6:00 pm Gentle evening practice and deep healing relaxation
  • 8:00 pm Dinner
  • 9:00 pm Guided meditation - 'The power of SoHam'
  • Day 6 · November 20, 2024 · Bali
  • 8:00 – 9:30 am Breathing, meditation, and morning practice - 'Inversions: see the world from a new'
  • 10:00 am Breakfast
  • 11:00 am Cooking class
  • 6:00 pm Yoga nidra (deep meditative relaxation) - journey towards the Self
  • 8:00 pm Dinner
  • 9:00 pm Chanting and spiritual discourse - 'The law of karma'
  • Day 7 · November 21, 2024 · Departure
  • 8:00 – 9:30 am Breathing, meditation, and morning practice - 'Full integration - body, breath and mind'
  • 10:00 am Breakfast
  • 11:00 am 'Take yoga in your daily life' - Closing ceremony and farewell'
  • Check out of accommodation
  • Group transfer from accommodation to airport
  • Journey ends

Details

Day 1 · November 15, 2024

Your journey begins — embrace the tranquility and magic of Bali

Welcome to the beginning of your journey towards self-discovery and inner peace. From the moment you step off the plane, feel the warm embrace of Bali's healing energy as you are whisked away from the airport to the exquisite retreat of Puri Bagus Candidasa. As you travel, let the stresses of your hectic life dissolve into the lush landscapes passing by. Upon arrival, you'll be ushered into an oasis of tranquility, designed to harmonize with the breathtaking natural beauty of Bali. The resort, a sanctuary of calm, is perfectly poised between the healing touch of the sun and the soothing rhythms of the sea, offering you every opportunity to unwind and reconnect with the earth's grounding energy. Check into your room and settle into paradise.

As the day unfolds, allow yourself to be lulled by the gentle ebb and flow of the ocean tides, inviting you to a state of peaceful reflection and relaxation on the beach. Come evening, as the sun dips below the horizon, join Bilyana for a welcome and opening ceremony, followed by a gentle evening practice and deep healing relaxation session, surrounded by the soothing sounds of nature. Afterwards, we'll gather for a nourishing group dinner to truly embrace our new sense of community and connection! Finally, the day concludes with a guided meditation, allowing you space to communicate with your inner self, setting intentions for the journey ahead. Embrace this moment, for it is the first step towards uncovering the harmony and inner peace that reside within you.

Day 2 · November 16, 2024

Harmonizing with nature — tranquil morning beginnings, serene sea adventures, and enriching evening communion

Begin your day bathed in the soft light of dawn, engaging in a session of breathing, meditation, and morning practice, designed to harmonize body, mind, and spirit. This tranquil morning ritual in the resort's serene yoga shala sets a tone of clarity and calm for the day ahead. After we revitalize ourselves with a nourishing breakfast, we'll embark on a journey across the waters to the pristine Pasir Putih aboard a traditional fisherman's boat. This journey is an ode to the beauty of Bali and a moment to reflect on the vastness of life's possibilities amidst the stunning scenes of Mother Nature.

As evening falls, unwind with a session of gentle yoga and deep healing relaxation, allowing the day's experiences to settle and soothe your soul. Enjoy a communal dinner under the stars, sharing stories and laughter, further bonding with your fellow retreat companions. End the day uplifted by a session of chanting and spiritual discourse, a profound opportunity to connect deeper with your inner self, fostering a sense of peace and unity.

Day 3 · November 17, 2024

Embracing the day’s rhythms — guided practices and beachside wanderings for the soul

Rise with the sun to greet another day of self-exploration with an integrated session of breathing, meditation, and morning practice. This peaceful beginning in the tranquil yoga shala primes you for the day, infusing your spirit with calm and your mind with clarity. After a wholesome breakfast, embrace the simple joy of relaxation at the beach or join a mindful group walk, an opportunity to connect with nature and the collective energy of your companions.

As dusk approaches, find solace in gentle evening yoga and deep healing relaxation, a nurturing moment to reflect on the day and harmonize your inner state. Following this, gather for a shared dinner, an occasion to foster connections and nourish your body and soul. Conclude your day with guided meditation, a serene journey inward, fostering a peaceful transition into night and deepening your journey towards inner tranquility and awareness.

Day 4 · November 18, 2024

The spiritual awakening — experiencing Tirta Empul's healing waters

We begin day 4 with authenticity, engaging in breathing, meditation, and morning practice, embracing the day's transformative potential. After nourishing your body with a healthful breakfast, immerse yourself in the mystical experience of a water purification ceremony at the sacred Tirta Empul Temple, a moment of profound healing and spiritual growth.

As evening unfurls, join in a session of gentle yoga and deep healing relaxation to restore balance and relax deeply, reflecting on the day's holistic journey. Bond over dinner, sharing insights and experiences with your fellow companions. End the day with chanting and spiritual discourse where you’ll focus on the nature of I AM presence.

Day 5 · November 19, 2024

Rhythms of the land — a day of cultural connection

Welcome the dawn with a symphony of breath, stillness, and mindful movement, weaving together a tapestry of peace and self-awareness to start your day. Following breakfast, we embark on a journey beyond the confines of the retreat, delving into the heart of a nearby village to absorb its unique culture and traditions. This excursion is not merely a walk but a voyage into the soul of the land, offering insights and connections to the vibrant community that pulsates with the rhythms of time.

As twilight paints the sky, retreat inward with a serene evening practice, a sanctuary of calm where body and mind can unfurl and bask in the glow of gentle healing and relaxation. The communal feast that follows is more than a meal; it's a celebration of the day's discoveries and a nurturing of bonds formed under the banner of shared experience. Conclude your evening with guided meditation, a lantern guiding you back to the core of your being.

Day 6 · November 20, 2024

A symphony of flavors and flow — a cooking class to celebrate the culinary arts

We greet the morning with our usual practice routine as we set the stage for a day imbued with discovery and sensory delight. After breakfast, prepare for an enchanting journey into the heart of culinary magic with a delightful cooking class. Here, amid the spices and flavors that define the island's heritage, find a unique blend of culture, creativity, and community — a celebration of life’s simplest yet profound pleasures.

As the day unfolds into evening, immerse yourself once more in the soothing embrace of a gentle yoga and relaxation session, a balm for the soul, preparing you for the night's festivities. Gather under the canopy of stars for a communal dinner, a prelude to the night's pinnacle: the closing ceremony. This final gathering is a tapestry of reflections, connections, and heartfelt farewells, a magical conclusion to a journey of transformation and inner peace, leaving you with memories and lessons that echo the timeless spirit of this island sanctuary.

Day 7 · November 21, 2024

Farewells and departure

As the sun ascends, weave together the last threads of this transformative journey with a final session of breathing, meditation, and morning practice, sealing the gifts of tranquility and insight you've gathered. After a reflective breakfast, we join hands and hearts in the closing ceremony, a poignant moment to honor the shared experiences, growth, and bonds we've forged. As we say our farewells, carry with you the essence of this retreat — a beacon of light and love, as you are guided back to the world, enriched and renewed.

Accommodation

  • Puri Bagus Candidasa Resort

    Puri Bagus Candidasa is the perfect resort for those who want to experience the natural majesty of southern Bali. Its position on the coast makes it easy to go for a quick swim (or dive), and a beach bar and an outdoor swimming pool invite you to spend as much time as possible lounging in the warm, calming rays of the sun. The hotel boasts an array of amenities to make your experience as tranquil as possible, with a spa and yoga shala providing relaxing spaces when you're not out and enjoying the beach. The comfortable rooms feature beautiful views of either the hotel garden or the nearby sea and are all equipped with plush bedding, spa-like en suites, and all the comforts of home. Room type: Double occupancy. Room configuration: Twin beds.

Included

  • 6 nights at Puri Bagus Candidasa Resort
  • Shared double occupancy in accommodation
  • All breakfasts
  • All dinners
  • Local English-speaking guide
  • Water purification ceremony at Tirta Empul Temple
  • Cruise to Pasir Putih with local fisherman boat
  • Cooking class
  • All wellness sessions described in the itinerary
  • One group airport arrival transfer
  • One group airport departure transfer

Not included

  • Flights
  • All food and drinks not mentioned in inclusions
  • Optional add-ons
  • Travel insurance
  • Gratuities

FAQ

What happens if I need to cancel my trip?

Please check the cancellation policy section on this itinerary page for specific details.

Will TourHero or the operator take care of my visa (if applicable)?

Travelers are responsible for researching visa requirements and obtaining a visa if needed. Please check government websites to ensure you have the necessary documents, along with passport requirements, before your departure date. This includes necessary transit visas, permits, and vaccinations required prior to travel and any required reciprocity fees for the destination. TourHero will provide a booking confirmation document after purchase, which may be needed to obtain a visa.

If your visa is denied for any reason, TourHero will issue a refund based on the cancellation policy. However, we are unable to provide a refund after the cancellation due date has passed.

Do I need a passport for this trip?

A full and valid passport is required for all persons traveling to any destination outside of one’s home country. Most international tours require a passport that's valid for at least six (6) months beyond the scheduled end of your itinerary. TourHero will not issue refunds based on passport issues such as renewals or lost passports.

What's included in the price?

Please check the inclusion and exclusion sections above. You'll find information about included meals, transfers, flights, and activities. If you have any questions or need support, please contact hello@tourhero.com.

Available add-on

Single room upgrade

Looking for privacy? Upgrade to a single room for the duration of the retreat.

Price: USD 599

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Puri Bagus Candidasa Resort

Cancellation policy

TourHero, the retreat host, and the tour operator reserve the right to cancel or reschedule this trip up until August 10, 2024. If the departure is canceled out of your control, you will be alerted by this date and will receive a full refund.

In this case, TourHero is not responsible for your preparation expenses, such as airline tickets, extra accommodations, loss of work, or any other cost associated with preparing for your trip. We recommend booking travel insurance, along with refundable flights/accommodations in case of cancellation.

Refunds for deposits
We will hold your spot as soon as you put down your deposit. However, if you decide to cancel your trip, we will be unable to refund your deposit.

Refunds for fully-paid trips
You may change or cancel your trip by August 10, 2024 for a refund, excluding the deposit. After this date, no refunds will be given. You can change or cancel your trip in your TourHero account by clicking on Your Trips.

USD 1,649
Per person