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    Yoga & Balinese Culture Retreat with Nicky Sudianta, Balian Spirit Yoga

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    Join Nicky Sudianta in his home village of Balian in the beautiful and remote West Bali over 5 days for a journey into traditional yoga and Balinese culture, at the exquisite Yama resort. With 20+ years of yoga experience in Bali, Balian local Nicky Sudianta is your guide for this immersive experience that includes ceremony, twice daily hatha yoga, pranayama, meditation, mantra, sound bowl, and yoga nidra – all wrapped in nature on the banks of the healing Balian River. This offering is suitable for those both new to yoga or experienced.

    FULL RETREAT DETAILS HERE:Β April 2023 Bali Retreat


    Allow yourself the space to nurture your inner being, touch your heart, and connect with the wisdom that Bali offers.

    LOCATION – Yama, Balian Beach

    A natural sanctuary facing BaliΒ΄s sacred river, covered in palm trees, and tuned to the roar of the Indian ocean, is YamaΒ΄s set up for connection in balance with nature, your home away from home. A home where your inner child can live joyfully and playfully. Yama promotes balance through a connection with the environment, through the activities that promote mental and spiritual steadiness, and supported with the right food to nourish our bodies, enhancing our inner wellbeing.

    Practice in the open air yoga shala with its natural ocean breezes and the gentle sound of the waves in the distance, a perfect setting to relax and let go. Aligning with the April new moon, this is an opportunity to re-set and invite positive energy into your life and be part of traditional Balinese cultural activities such as the purification ceremony at the local temple to cleanse your body, soul and spirit.

    If you want to get away from the hustle and bustle of the more populated areas of Bali, Balian Beach is your haven. Balian (which means 'healer') is reminiscent of the old Bali - no hectic traffic, one main street, the beautiful Balian River, and a surf beach full of rugged beauty known for its great waves and laid-back hospitality. There is a small mini mart and night market. Small warungs dot the main street and many overlook the ocean where you’ll find it easy to sink in and become mesmerised by the rolling surf, lulled by natures rhythm. You’ve found the right place if you want to step off the tourist traps. Embrace the slow life in Balian.

    PROGRAM – what to expect

    The 5-day / 4-night program starts 4pm Wednesday 19 April, concluding 12pm Sunday 23 April and includes:

      • Welcome gift
      • Meals (twice daily plus snacks)Β and accommodation
      • Twice daily yoga
      • Opening circle and Balinese blessing
      • Balinese purification ceremony in local temple
      • Mandala creation
      • Making Balinese offerings with the local village ladies
      • Intention setting, and letting go (fire) ceremony
      • Walking tour of Balian village and/or night markets with Nicky
      • Healing singing bowl meditations and yoga nidra
      • Introduction to mantra practice
      • Use of yoga mats
      • Free time to relax, get a massage etc

    Sample Full Day Timetable…

    7.30am: Quiet meditation in shala / morning drink

    8.00am: Morning yoga

    10.00am: Brunch / break

    12.00pm: Activity (from above) and / or free time

    4.00pm: Afternoon yoga and / or meditation, singing bowls, yoga nidra

    6.30pm: Dinner

    The program is an example, and will be subject to some minor variation.

    CATERING - caring for your body through food

    Food is a vital part of any yoga retreat and at Yama Balian it is of upmost importance. Experience the real nourishment of healthy and energising food. Be delighted by balanced meals to support yoga and exercise, that are both visually stimulating and delicious. A nourishing brunch and dinner is provided daily, as well as morning and afternoon snacks/drinks. The focus on a farm to table plant based menu with light proteins invigorates the body, and dietary needs will be catered for. The food is truly amazing and you will be happily looked after here!


    The 10 Rooms are carefully designed with a nod to Mediterranean style and finished with graceful Balinese touches. All rooms are located along a beautiful, central, gently sloping down garden which offers spectacular views over Balian river. Every room opens via sliding glass doors to a lush tropical garden and features coconut and teak wood accents. They all feature an open-air shower and private terrace with daybed, and are intimate hideaways that combine privacy with a connection to the outdoors, as well as provide an authentic Bali adventure experience for spirited travelers seeking rustic refinement.

    Shared Room Option

    The 4 Suite Bungalow Rooms are located on the left wing along the central garden. They offer a large spacious room combined with an extended wood porch and a comfortable day bed with oversized cushions. It also features a two sink big bathroom with a large open shower, so lend themselves to room sharing.

    • 1 king bed or 2 twin beds
    • 1 open shower
    • 1 or 2 adults
    • 48 m2
    • Balian River view
    • Free Wifi
    • Private terrace and day bed
    • Yama amenities
    • Air conditioning

    Private Room Option

    The 6 Deluxe Bungalow Rooms are located on the right wing along the central garden facing sunrise. They offer a spacious bedroom and embrace a new level of luxury of design and style and feature a relaxing day bed and seating area with views of the tropical garden.

    • 1 king bed
    • 1 open shower
    • 2 adults
    • 36 m2
    • Balian River view
    • Free Wifi
    • Private terrace and day bed
    • Yama amenities
    • Air conditioning


    • Twice daily meals and snacks
    • 4 nights accommodation
    • Twice daily yoga / meditation and mats
    • Retreat activities outlined in program


    • Flights
    • Travel insurance
    • Transport to/from airport (suggestions can be provided - please reach out!)
    • Additional food/beverage that is not included in the group catering


    Payment in full required OR $500 deposit to secure your place with remainder to be paid by 15 January to access the early bird discount. Contact for a special group booking incentive (3+ people).

    * $1,195 AUD per person - Shared Room (early bird discount until 15 January 2023)
    * $1,495 AUD per person - Private Room (early bird discount until 15 January 2023)
    * $1,395 AUD per person - Shared Room (normal rate)
    * $1,695 AUD per person - Private Room (normal rate)

    • Payment is in AUD.
    • Price does not include any booking / bank / conversion fees that may apply.
    • Retreat capacity is limited to facilitate a small group.
    • Feel free to discuss a payment plan.

    A place for growth, restful awareness, ease and contentment awaits ... are you ready?

    For any questions or more information, please reach out to:

    Nicky Sudianta, Yoga Teacher / Retreat Facilitator -Β

    S U K S M A! We can't wait to retreat with you, at Yama, Balian!

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    Refund policy

    In the unlikely event that Balian Spirit Yoga or Yama Balian need to cancel the event, a full refund of all monies will be returned to the registrant. ​If a registrant withdraws from the course before 75Β days of the retreat start date, they will be refunded the full retreat amount. ​If a registrant withdraws between 75 days and 45 days before the retreat start date, they will get a 50% refund. Due to our need to commit to the costs of accommodation and other arrangements in advance, your understanding on this matter is appreciated. If a registrant withdraws with less than 45 days before the retreat start date, the amount already paid will not be refunded unless there is genuinely a paying customer to fill that space, we of course will be happy to try to accommodate this. Cancellations due to flight interruptions, volcanic activity, Covid, or other circumstances that result in inability to attend are not the responsibility of the organiser, and unfortunately will not be able to be refunded.