Spirit of Bali: Sacred Healing Yoga Retreat with Bruce Taylor, founder of rootsoflife.org

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Bruce Taylor
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Hello, I'm Bruce Taylor...a Holistic Wellness Practitioner and Reiki Healer currently based in France but who teaches/practices & trains globally via rootsoflife.org I'm looking forward to meeting you on one of my wellness retreats offered here via Tour Hero! Be well and see you soon!

Duration

7 days · 6 nights

Travel Date

23-29 Mar, 2023

Activity Level

Moderate

Group Size

10 – 20

Transportation

Bus, minivan

Tour Price

USD 1,200
/ person
Flexible payment plans available
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Age range

18+

Travel interest

Culture, yoga, meditation, nature, healing

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Bruce

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Guide Bali Private Tours

Founded by Nyoman Gede Mahayuna in 2010 with the assistance of local guides, Bali Private tours was born. The team was carefully selected and approved, focusing on authentic cultural experiences within the country. They specialize in guided tours, retreats, and adventure excursions throughout Bali and will ensure you have a perfect experience on your vacation.

Indonesia>Spirit of Bali: Sacred Healing Yoga Retreat with Bruce Taylor, founder of rootsoflife.org

Let the magic of beautiful Bali enchant you as you disconnect from the fast-paced energy of daily life and reconnect with yourself on a special yoga retreat in Ubud. Breathe easy and release all your inner tension as you wrap yourself in a jungle landscape and partake in sessions of movement and introspection designed to help you unwind, recharge, and renew yourself. As this retreat unfolds, you will enjoy daily meals carefully prepared with healthy and wholesome ingredients, engage in various yoga and group activities, and discover Bali through spectacular day trips to some of the island's best hidden treasures, including the Banyumala Waterfall and the Sebatu Temple. This is the journey you deserve — don't miss this special experience.

Cancellation policy

Refunds for deposits
If you cancel your trip after placing a deposit but before your card on file is charged for the full payment, you can request a full refund of your deposit up to 30 days before the tour departure.

Refunds for fully-paid trips
If you cancel your trip after making the full payment, you may change or cancel your trip up to 30 days before the tour departure for a refund.

Trip cancellation due to COVID-19
A full credit will be issued if the tour is canceled when there is full border closure due to COVID-19 travel restrictions. This credit can go towards booking a future TourHero tour (see our COVID-19 guarantee on the tour itinerary page). We suggest buying your own travel insurance for coverage of cancellations within 30 days of the tour commencing for reasons other than a full tour cancellation.

Your TourHero

Your TourHero
TOURHERO
Bruce Taylor
BIO
Hello, I'm Bruce Taylor...a Holistic Wellness Practitioner and Reiki Healer currently based in France but who teaches/practices & trains globally via rootsoflife.org I'm looking forward to meeting you on one of my wellness retreats offered here via Tour Hero! Be well and see you soon!

Duration

7 days · 6 nights

Travel Date

23-29 Mar, 2023

Activity Level

Moderate

Group Size

10 – 20

Transportation

Bus, minivan

Indonesia>Spirit of Bali: Sacred Healing Yoga Retreat with Bruce Taylor, founder of rootsoflife.org

Let the magic of beautiful Bali enchant you as you disconnect from the fast-paced energy of daily life and reconnect with yourself on a special yoga retreat in Ubud. Breathe easy and release all your inner tension as you wrap yourself in a jungle landscape and partake in sessions of movement and introspection designed to help you unwind, recharge, and renew yourself. As this retreat unfolds, you will enjoy daily meals carefully prepared with healthy and wholesome ingredients, engage in various yoga and group activities, and discover Bali through spectacular day trips to some of the island's best hidden treasures, including the Banyumala Waterfall and the Sebatu Temple. This is the journey you deserve — don't miss this special experience.

Timeline

  • Day 1 · Ubud
  • Arrive at Ngurah Rai International Airport
  • Transfer to accommodation
  • Check-in at Ubud Riverside (or similar according to availability)
  • Free time
  • Dinner
  • Day 2 · Ubud
  • Morning yoga session
  • Breakfast
  • Reiki energy healing practice and discussion on how energy heals
  • Lunch and dinner
  • Day 3 · Ubud & Banyumala Waterfall
  • Breakfast
  • Treks/outings to Banyumala Waterfall or Reiki level one training course (training not included in price)
  • Lunch box meal (Balinese-style vegetarian menu)
  • Return to accommodation
  • 2-hour Ayurvedic spa treatment
  • Dinner at Raw Food Cafe & Tonic Bar
  • Day 4 · Ubud & Sebatu Temple
  • Morning meditation and yin yoga session
  • Breakfast
  • Sebatu Temple visit & purification ritual
  • Vegetarian lunch at Clear Cafe Ubud
  • Return to accommodation
  • Vegetarian dinner
  • Day 5 · Ubud
  • Morning yin yoga and Reiki circle
  • Breakfast
  • Private group activities & free time
  • Lunch and dinner
  • Day 6 · Ubud
  • Morning power animal Shamanic retrieval meditation and integration for healing session
  • Breakfast
  • Private group activities & free time
  • 1 x lunch or dinner
  • Day 7 · Departure
  • Morning yin Reiki-infused yoga practice
  • Breakfast and check out of accommodation
  • 1 x lunch or dinner before flight out
  • Transfer to airport
  • Journey ends

Details

Day 1

Welcome to Bali, the perfect island escape for a healing wellness journey

Welcome to Bali, Indonesia's tropical island haven and “Land of a Thousand Temples”, famed for its spiritual atmosphere, surfside beaches, and lush jungles. We are very pleased to have you here with us for a rejuvenating and restful experience in paradise. Over the next few days, partake in a variety of activities to help you recharge your mind, body, and soul. As this wellness retreat unfolds, embrace experiences that involve movement, health, culture, and the exploration of our natural surroundings. Upon arrival, you’ll clear customs, meet your driver, and be whisked away to your jungle paradise. After checking in, you’ll have some free time to enjoy the property before we enjoy our first meal together. Get to know your fellow retreaters and celebrate the start of this transformative journey.

Day 2

Rise with the sun during a morning yoga session, then experience a Reiki energy healing practice and discussion about energy healing

Rise and shine — we hope you had a restful sleep. On our first full day in Ubud, we’ll begin with a restorative yoga session. This is a time where we can engage our minds and bodies and set our intentions for the day through breath and movement. Then, we'll boost our energy levels with a healthy breakfast before we engage in a Reiki energy healing practice and discussion on how energy heals. From here, the day is yours to command. Enjoy the delicious lunch and dinner spreads carefully prepared with your health in mind, spend time by the poolside soaking in the warm rays of the sun, and enjoy the peace that our sanctuary creates.

Reiki energy healing practice and discussion on how energy heals
In these sessions, you will come together with Reiki Master Teacher/Practitioner Bruce Taylor to experience how the practice of Reiki helps promote healing and how we all have the power within to heal. Sessions will be individual and group healing circles, followed by conversations on the practice and theory of energy healing. Bruce was trained in Kyoto, Japan and is a globally recognized Reiki healer. This is a very unique opportunity to sit with him and learn this beautiful art in a small and private setting. To see more about Bruce, his background with Reiki, and his journey with wellness you can find him at www.rootsoflife.org

Day 3

Discover the magic of the Banyumala Waterfall or participate in a Reiki level one training course

Awaken to an early breakfast this morning. We will start the day at around 7:00 am with a spectacular excursion up into the steep mountains of Bali's secluded interior to marvel at the twin cascades of the Banyumala Waterfall. With a professional local guide, we'll be led on a special hour-long trek to find this beautiful waterfall. Once we arrive, we'll be greeted with lush views and an inviting natural pool filled with clear water. Here, you can refresh yourself with a swim as you listen to the thunderous roar of cascading waters and enjoy the magnificence of raw nature in all its glory. Our guide will then lead us to a special spot for some jungle meditation in the midst of Mother Nature's nurturing embrace. We'll finish off our excursion with a meal together — enjoy a Balinese vegetarian lunch box prepared specially for this occasion. After, we'll return to our accommodation to freshen up. Alternatively, you can opt to stay at the villa for a Reiki level one training course. (Please note: You will be billed $400 USD for this course. Price will be paid on site.)

At 5:00 pm, we'll be taken to enjoy a healing Ayurvedic spa treatment consisting of an hour-long tranquil Balinese massage followed by a reviving Ayurvedic healing session or a coffee salt scrub. After this rejuvenating session, we'll enjoy dinner at the Raw Food Cafe & Tonic Bar in Ubud Town — a wonderful way to close the night.

Reiki- level one training course
For those who are compelled to learn Reiki for themselves, this is an opportunity that you won't want to pass up.  Bruce has been working with Reiki since 2006, and his lineage places him just three teachers removed from the founder of Usui Reiki Ryoho (Usui Sensei). Most Reiki teachers have a lineage that is many, many teachers removed from Usui Sensei, and while lineage is not a deciding characteristic in your teacher, you should always be striving to learn Reiki as close to the source as possible. This is simply because, with more and more splits in lineage, there are increasing opportunities for the original teachings to be diluted and altered. Bruce works closely with his teacher in Kyoto, Japan, and it is Bruce's sincere honor and pleasure to bring you your Reiki training as it is taught at its roots. This is an opportunity that you just can't find anywhere else.

To have a better understanding of lineage in Reiki (both why it matters and why it doesn’t), you can see Bruce discussing it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AXxwjIsf7Wk

In this level one training, students will dive into the initial practice of Usui Reiki Ryoho and learn how to begin working with Reiki for self healing.  This course will help students to open their practice and connection to the flow of Energy within themselves and help them to begin to understand how this can be used for self-healing. Included with this training, all students will also be enrolled in the Level One online course component that Bruce offers via rootsoflife.org. While this is the same content that you will learn in person, this allows you the videos and teachings to fall back on if you have questions or need a refresher. This alone is a 295 EUR benefit!

Included in the course is your course manual, level one attunement and certificate.

Day 4

After a revitalizing yin yoga session, journey to the sacred Sebatu Temple and experience a purification ritual

We start the day with positivity and wellness, as we engage in a morning yin yoga and meditation session. After refueling ourselves with a wholesome breakfast, we will make the journey to Sebatu Temple to experience the Balinese-Hindu ritual of ‘Melukat’. Taking place at the Sebatu holy spring, this is a purification ritual that will spiritually cleanse your mind and soul. The spring has been sacred to the locals for several centuries, and according to a priest of the temple, the spring water was found to change color in accordance with the karmic condition of those who bathed in it, back in 2007. After the cleansing procession, we will enjoy lunch at Clear Cafe Ubud. After, we will return to our accommodation. In the evening, we'll enjoy a vegetarian set menu for dinner.

Yin Reiki infused yoga practice
With the healing work of this retreat, and indeed, with the healing energy of Bali, there will be practices in which we can also simply surrender and relax. Bruce is a certified Yoga instructor focusing on Yin and Ashtanga. During this retreat, we will let go and relax into the gentle and stabilizing practice of Yin Yoga. If you aren't familiar with Yin, it is a practice where poses are held for longer durations, perhaps a few minutes or longer, which allows for deep releases within the mind and body. This is a perfect complement to the healing pace of this retreat and to the energy of Bali.

Day 5

Wake up with a morning yin yoga session and Reiki circle, then spend the day enjoying group activities in our sanctuary amidst nature

This morning, we begin the day with another yin yoga session to reconnect with ourselves and find our center, then participate in a Reiki circle with the group. A hearty breakfast will follow to fuel up for the remainder of the day, with free time to enjoy the beauty of our surroundings. Breathe, stretch, and surrender to the magical energy all around.

Reiki circle
During the Reiki circle practice, Bruce will hold space for all participants and help everyone tune into the healing power of Reiki. In these group settings, we will begin to cultivate and feel the flow of Reiki energy between all participants, and we will surrender into the energy to allow a deep moment of peace and healing.

Day 6

After a morning guided power animal session, connect with nature and enjoy group activities

Good morning! On our last full day in Bali, we rise with the sun and partake in a morning guided power animal session before enjoying a delicious and healthy breakfast together. Like yesterday, we will let the rest of the day unfold with various sessions of group activities. One meal (either lunch or dinner) will be provided today.

Power animal Shamanic retrieval meditation and integration for healing
Beyond Reiki, and among many other modalities, Bruce is also a Shamanic Journey practitioner. In this unique offering, he will guide all participants into a Shamanic Journey to connect to their power animals or past lives. These sessions can be immensely transformative, as we are diving deep into the subconscious to allow our true selves to release and heal. Bruce is trained as a Trauma Informed Practitioner and has been leading journeys like this safely and effectively for over 6 years now, having helped thousands of people journey and return without any issue. This is an experience not to be missed.

Day 7

Round off this spectacular retreat with one last yoga session before it’s time to say goodbye

It’s the final day of this retreat — we hope you have had a wonderful journey in connecting with your mind, body, and spirit. After one last yoga session and breakfast this morning, it’s time to leave the hotel behind and depart Bali. Before your flight, you'll have the chance to refuel with one final meal (either lunch or dinner), depending on your schedule.

Accommodation

  • Ubud Raya Resort (or similar according to availability)

    Ubud Raya Resort is the ultimate place to relax in Bali. With a spa, a yoga studio, and incredibly comfortable rooms, you'll be able to fully sink into your retreat and forget all about your stresses. Located in Ubud, it gives travelers access to both the town and the untouched nature surroundings it, ensuring that every guest will have something to do. Stay in comfort and heal yourself at the same time!

Included

  • 6 nights at Ubud Riverside (or similar)
  • Single occupancy in accommodation
  • Healthy breakfasts, lunches & dinners on days indicated
  • Use of private yoga shala studio, large dining area, and night movie area with projector
  • All activities as described in the itinerary (guide & entry fees included)
  • Airport transfers
  • Activity transportation (2 minivans on standby for 8 hours each day from 10 am)

Not included

  • Flights
  • Optional add-ons
  • Travel insurance
  • Gratuities
  • Personal expenses

COVID-19 guarantee

We know many of you are yearning to travel, but also want to do it in a safe and enjoyable way.

To ensure your wellbeing, we’re working with each of our partners to ensure that exhaustive precautionary health and safety measures are in place. This includes reducing group sizes, incorporating more outdoor adventures, and closely monitoring the spread on the ground.

At the same time, we also know that this is a holiday for you and that you want to experience the best of each location, with minimal inconvenience. We’re confident that each of our trips will be both safe and enjoyable, but if we cannot keep to either of those promises, we will defer or cancel the trip if necessary and gladly issue you credit for a future tour to be used towards any tour within 2 years.

Cancellation policy

Refunds for deposits
If you cancel your trip after placing a deposit but before your card on file is charged for the full payment, you can request a full refund of your deposit up to 30 days before the tour departure.

Refunds for fully-paid trips
If you cancel your trip after making the full payment, you may change or cancel your trip up to 30 days before the tour departure for a refund.

Trip cancellation due to COVID-19
A full credit will be issued if the tour is canceled when there is full border closure due to COVID-19 travel restrictions. This credit can go towards booking a future TourHero tour (see our COVID-19 guarantee on the tour itinerary page). We suggest buying your own travel insurance for coverage of cancellations within 30 days of the tour commencing for reasons other than a full tour cancellation.

USD 1,200
Per person