Programs, Tours and Workshops

Yoga, Meditation and Healing in Bali with Jane and Tiffany Loney

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February 6-18, 2019

Bali is famous for its stunning physical beauty, rich spiritual life, and gracious hospitality. It’s a lush, emerald gem of an island full of majestic volcanoes and terraced rice fields that spill gently into an azure sea. Bali’s rich cultural heritage and deep reverence for life are legendary and make it more than just another tropical island paradise. Bali-Hinduism (an exceptional mix of Hinduism, Buddhism and Animism) guides every aspect of life. Ritual and reverence are everywhere you look, creating an artistic and spiritual mecca unlike anywhere else in the world

Our trip will bring you into three distinct regions of Bali. We will stay in small, locally owned hotels—each with its own yoga space—away from the tourist scene—so you can fully immerse yourself in this unique, evocative culture. In addition to daily yoga classes our excursions will include rice field hikes, treks in the rain forest, snorkeling expeditions among tropical coral gardens, walks through coffee and clove plantations, and lush waterfalls. Each day, your tour guides will give you an insider’s view of Balinese dance, music, art, and sacred ceremonies.

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The Spirit of Buddhism in Bali. The Mountains, the Sea, and the Cultural Center.

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June 11-23, 2019

Bali, the justly renowned diamond in the necklace of islands that makes up the world’s largest archipelago, is well-known for its inner and outer beauty. Bali Hinduism is the predominant local religion and one that nurtures and encourages the arts. Bali’s stunning geographical beauty includes majestic volcanoes surrounded by terraced rice fields  that gently spill into an azure sea.

Bali is also known for its friendly hospitality. Beyond the high-rise tourist hype found at the resorts on the southern tip of the island are back roads never traveled by the conventional tour bus. There are native villages where a foreign face is still an unfamiliar sight.

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Balinese Healers and Healing: a Five-Day Intensive

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  • July 16-20, 2019

There has been a strong, dynamic and extended movement in western culture to explore traditional medicine from many ancient cultures which received momentum in the early 1970’s. The study of Asian medicine has been in the forefront of this movement, particularly Chinese acupuncture, herbal medicine and the practice of Feng Shui. This workshop is conceived as an introduction to the philosophy and use of traditional medicine in Bali—why Balinese use it, its causes–both internal and external, material and spiritual.

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Balinese Rites of Passage: from Birth to the Great Departure.

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August 12 – 25 , 2020

A Cultural, Spiritual, and Personal Healing Journey in Bali

“A journey can become a sacred thing . . .
May you travel in an awakened way,
Gathered wisely into your inner ground;
That you may not waste the invitations
Which wait along the way to transform you.”
– John O’Donohue

Overview:

Rich in dramatic scenery, ancient temples and graceful people, Bali remains one of the few places in the world where the traveler can explore and discover untouched places and witness religious rituals that have not diminished with the passing of time. Every back road is a gateway to the heart of the Balinese people Continue Reading

The Best of Bali : Art, Spirituality and Healing.

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August 15- 28, 2019

Bali is famous for its stunning physical beauty, rich spiritual life, and gracious hospitality. It’s a lush, emerald gem of an island full of majestic volcanoes and terraced rice fields that spill gently into an azure sea. Bali’s rich cultural heritage and deep reverence for life are legendary, rendering it more than just another tropical island paradise. Bali-Hinduism (an exceptional mix of Hinduism, Buddhism and Animism) guides every aspect of life. Ritual and reverence are everywhere you look, creating an artistic and spiritual mecca unlike anywhere else in the world.

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Understanding Balinese Spirituality: A One Day Workshop

Bali Understanding

It is impossible to visit the enchanting island without being aware of the devotion the Balinese show every day in the practice of their religion. With its roots in Indian Hinduism, Bali-Hinduism is a blend of that, Buddhist philosophy, and elements of Animism as well.

Made Surya, the son of a priest, was given special training in religion as a young man, and continues his studies, researching and reading lontar books. Spend the day with Made and discover what a multi-layered spiritual practice this is.

Elements covered include a brief history of the arrival of Hinduism in Bali, traces of Siva Tantra and Sakta School of Hinduism, applied concept of Macro & Microcosm on the island, Agama Tirtha ( “Holy Water Religion” )in practice and Balinese Rites of Passages. Applied concepts of body, mind and spirit concluded the workshop

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