Bali Ashtanga Yoga Retreat with Clayton Horton, Raw Food w Sayuri Tanaka and Ben Richards

March 24, 2014 @ 3:00 pm – April 1, 2014 @ 8:00 am
Villa Gaia
Gianyar 80571
$1,195. Base rate, shared rooms (x2)
Ben Richards

IMG_2171IMG_2178IMG_2207IMG_2204Bali Kirtan Villa GaiaBali, 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
infared sauna
juccuzi hot tub
Kirtan Music night
Inner Dance evening
Healing Breathwork session
Airport transport

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)

7:00 Morning Meditation and Asana
9:45 Brunch
Afternoon Free Time
4:00 – 6:00 pm, Restroative Yoga, Yoga Philosophy, Asana Technique, Kirtan music & chanting
6:30 Dinner

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.

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Detailed Schedule: (subject to change)
24th, Monday:
3:00 pm, Guests arrive,
4:00 pm, Opening Circle – Light Asana
6:00 pm, Dinner
25th, Tuesday:
7:00 Morning Meditation and Asana
9:45, Brunch
4:00 – 6:00 pm, Afternoon Yoga Session: Basics of Breath and Movement
6:30 Dinner
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,
by Donation.
27th, Thursday: 7:00 Morning Meditation and Asana
9:45 Brunch
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