Bali, Indonesia is often regarded as one of the most precious and beautiful islands on Earth.
The natural surroundings, weather and rich spiritual heritage make it a premiere Yoga Destination.
Villa Gaia, the Retreat location, is one of Bali’s favorite yoga retreat centers.
Morning and evening Ashtanga Yoga Workshops with Clayton Horton
Brunch and Dinner Included by celebrity Raw Foods Chef, Sayuri Tanaka
All Levels welcome.
Price: $1,195. shared rooms (x2), single room $1,595
2 free massages
juccuzi hot tub
Kirtan Music night
Inner Dance evening
Healing Breathwork session
Arrival TIme on March 24: After 3:00pm
Departure Time, April1, anytime after 8:00am
Drop In’s welcome – text Clayton at +62-812-389-13900 for info
Daily Schedule: (detailed schedule below)
Afternoon Free Time
4:00 – 6:00 pm, Restroative Yoga, Yoga Philosophy, Asana Technique, Kirtan music & chanting
IMPORTANT NOTE: NYEPI, the Balinese Holiday is March 31.
Technically the retreat ends on March 31,
but guests will need to stay until April 1 due to
the complete shutdown of commerce and transportation on March 31.
Nyepi Day, from the religious and philosophy point of view, is meant to be a day of self introspection to decide on values, eg: humanity, love, patience, kindness, etc., that should kept forever.
Westerners open the New Year in revelry, however, in contrast, the Balinese open their New Year in silence. This is called Nyepi Day, the Balinese day of Silence, which falls on the day following the dark moon of the spring equinox, and opens a new year of the Saka Hindu era which began in 78 A.D.
During this Day, we will be totally in Silent ; no outside activities, Guests are not allowed to go outside from the Retreat Center, No Electricity, NO outside activities for all kinds of transportation, car or International flights as well.
VILLA GAIA website: Click Here
Sayuri and Ben’s website: www.theseedsoflife.net
Detailed Schedule: (subject to change)
3:00 pm, Guests arrive,
4:00 pm, Opening Circle – Light Asana
6:00 pm, Dinner
7:00 Morning Meditation and Asana
4:00 – 6:00 pm, Afternoon Yoga Session: Basics of Breath and Movement
7:30, Jeffrey Armstrong, Ayurvedic Astrology Presentation, open to the public, free to Villa Gaia guests
26th, Wednesday: Regular Schedule,
4:00 Session: Backbends and Twists
After Dinner: Kirtan with Clayton, open to the public,
27th, Thursday: 7:00 Morning Meditation and Asana
11:00, Water Temple Outing
Evening Free Time, Optional in – town Dinner as a group
28th, Friday: Regular Schedule,
4:00 Session: Refining the Ashtanga Primary Series,
After Dinner: Ecstatic Dance – Yoga Barn Ubud
29th, Saturday: Regular Schedule,
4:00 Session: Arm Balances and Inversions
After Dinner: Inner Dance Session
30th, Sunday: Regular Schedule,
4:00 Session: Restorative Yoga and Yoga Nidra
After Dinner: Local festival (Ogoh – Ogoh) around Bali , most public streets will be closed for this festival from 2pm-8pm
Ecstatic Dance w Ambhika and DJ Claytonious
31st, Monday: NYEPI, in house activities to be announced. No outside activities
1st, Tuesday: 7:00 am Light Practice, Light Breakfast, Closing Ceremony