True Nature Retreat

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Immerse in 7 nights of yoga and connection in the remote jungles of Bali. Join Triton and Tessa next May 2nd – 9th.

This retreat immersion is for those who want to get off the beaten track and spend a week diving to new depths in their asana, yogic studies and meditation practice. Connect back to your own true nature that is vibrant, peaceful and in love with life.

Alongside yoga practices, you’ll swim under giant waterfalls, explore rockpools, trek through pristine jungle forests, sleep in open-air bungalows, experience rustic local villages, and enjoy organic permaculture gardens and food forests.

The perfect option for those who want to take the next step in expanding their practice, get back to the earth and re-connect to themselves, and eachother.

 

THE PRACTICE

Each morning begins with meditation, to bathe in the stillness of dawn amidst the birdsong and sun rays in the treetops.

After breakfast we dive into education and asana. We’ll focus on a different aspect of the physical practice each day. These workshops will include deep anatomy and alignment sessions, followed by an expansive practice to explore movement principles in your body with lots of personalised support. Expect to work strong, flow, sweat, learn lots and feel empowered to evolve your practice to new places. All levels will be catered for with plenty of options to work at your own pace.

The afternoons will be rich philosophical discussions, talks and activities to explore the modern yogic way of life. You’ll have time for personal reflection and assimilation to absorb the beauty of these ancient teachings into your being. We’ll take a look at some of the most beautiful yogic texts to gain a refreshed perspective of the world around you, and your true self.

Some afternoons will include special community excursions and one day we’ll have an adventure into different parts of the island. After dinner every evening we’ll sink into stillness under the stars with a deeply surrendering yin practice before drifting off to the sounds of the flowing river.

All activities are optional. You are free to choose what suits you best on any given day, and participate as much or as little as you need.

 

THE FOOD

We believe nourishment is a vital part of deep rest and the healing process, which is why you’ll receive the purest breakfasts, lunches, dinners and snacks every day served fresh from the organic permaculture garden onsite.
Experience traditional Balinese cuisine, from ingredients harvested by hand from diverse local communities. Fruits and vegetables are grown in the surrounding forests, spices are freshly ground each day, all chemical free and grown in rich volcanic soil. All meals will be vegetarian and special dietary needs can be catered for.

 

THE LAND

Located in the heart of Bali near Mt Batukaru, the creators of this eco resort built the site in harmony with nature to preserve its pristine natural beauty. Their permaculture systems integrate resources, people and the environment to work with nature rather than against it. Whatever we use from the land we give back, so it’s a never ending cycle. We will only take what we need and limit waste as much as possible. You’ll get a chance to explore with your own eyes how farm to table really works with a guided tour of the permaculture gardens, aquaculture ponds, rice fields and food forests.

The venue is focused on responsible water use and conservation, all bungalows are equipped with filtered spring water and are entirely plastic bottle free! Natural soaps and shampoos are provided and all wastewater is used for the garden. We especially love that 60% of the resort’s electricity is hydro power fuelled by the local river.

 

THE BUNGALOWS

Spend your evenings in open-air bungalows, to immerse yourself in nature for a totally liberating experience. Surrounded by waterfalls, rice paddies, mountain streams and jungle food forests, each unique bungalow is a mini sanctuary, specially designed using locally sourced materials that blend into the mountain scenery. From your terrace, watch the light show of fireflies as you drift to sleep while listening to the chorus of crickets and rushing water.

The open-air structures provide a natural cooling system, and it is 5 to 10 degrees cooler in the mountains than the coastal areas of Bali. Each room has bamboo sheets, filtered spring water, organic shampoo, body wash and insect repellent, which are all locally handmade.
All meals will be shared together in the beautifully handcrafted communal restaurant with expansive views overlooking the Indian Ocean in the far distance.

 

PRICING OPTIONS

Below options all inclusive of:

  • 7 nights accommodation in open air bungalows
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner, plus morning and afternoon tea each day
  • Filtered pure spring water on tap
  • Daily sunrise meditation
  • Daily 3 hour asana workshop
  • Daily yin yoga class
  • Daily yoga philosophy and literature talks and discussions
  • One hour Balinese massage to relax and unwind
  • Swimming under the giant waterfall
  • Complimentary yoga mats, blocks, straps, bolsters and meditation cushions
  • Workshop to learn and make traditional Balinese Canang Sari offerings and ceremony
  • Guided trek through local permaculture gardens, food forests and surrounding villages
  • Mid-week island adventure!
  • Transfers to & from Denpasar airport provided for those arriving on 2 May and departing on 9 May. Those arriving earlier or staying later are free to make their own arrangements.

 

Three different options available to suit all budgets and needs:

Option 1: Partner share room (one queen bed) $1,340 early bird, $1,490 from Feb (per person all inclusive).

Option 2: Twin share room (two single beds) $1,540 early bird, $1,690 from Feb (per person all inclusive).

Option 3: Private room (queen bed) $1,990 early bird, $2,140 from Feb (per person all inclusive).

Early bird discount available now. Book before 31 Jan to save!

$300 deposit required on booking to reserve your place (non-refundable). Full payment required two months prior to retreat. Payment plans available – ask us.

 

For any questions or more info contact adelaide.programs@powerliving.com.au – Book online in full now or email us to pay deposit or installments via bank transfer.

Date: 2 to 9 May 2020

Time TBC

From $1,340 AUD

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Meet Tessa

As a co-owner of Australia’s most influential yoga community, Tessa has spent the past 7 years studying, practicing and teaching the tools of self-awareness to thousands of people from all walks of life. Her commitment, as leader of the vibrant Adelaide studios, is to shine brighter light onto everyday life, through ancient teachings made relevant and accessible to today’s world. Before yoga took centre stage, Tessa spent 15 years as an award-winning writer and performing artist, travelling to festivals around Australia and the world. Her artistry is still expressed now through the poetry of teaching and sharing learnt experience. Spanning the past decade, she’s completed over 1000hrs of formal yoga industry certifications. Including studies in traditional hatha yoga, modern vinyasa, yin yoga, yogic literature and philosophy, buddhism, meditation, anatomy and advanced assisting. She acknowledges her most influential teachers; Duncan Peak, Sarah Powers, Annie Carpenter, Rod Stryker and the late Georg Feuerstein for the influences she carries today. For Tessa, yoga is the connection to modern life through ancient wisdom and open-hearted community. Alongside the rest of the Power Living team, she’s honoured to offer, and engage in, this transformational practice with Adelaide.

Meet Triton

Triton comes to yoga from a long history of body knowledge and practice. This includes over 30 years of training, performing and teaching acrobatics across Australia and the globe. Alongside this, Triton completed a Bachelor or Physiotherapy in 2004 and has spent more than 12 years as a musculoskeletal therapist, helping people both recover from injury and find their full physical potential. The physical and acrobatic nature of asana come naturally to Triton. However it is the meditative and philosophical aspects that have lifted his yoga practice from being merely another way to move, to being the practice that supports living a life that is bold, generous and meaningful. Triton’s yoga practice has been interwoven throughout his acrobatic training but kicked off formally with teacher training in 2012. Retraining more recently with Power Living lifted the lid on what yoga in a modern world can look like. He is currently working towards his 500hr qualification. Alongside his partner Tessa and the rest of the team, he is pumped to bring Power Living’s transformational practice to the Adelaide yoga scene.

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