“Dear Made Surya,
It’s difficult to put into words how much I appreciate everything you gave our group during our recent Bali adventure. Your knowledge of Bali and your pride in your family and heritage are exceptional. Combined with your extensive connections with so many wonderful people and places, your many skills and abilities, your patience, your geniality, your interest and willingness to share so much with us, the result was a truly unusual and special journey. I didn’t feel that we were only tourists; you opened doors into Bali’s culture and people and invited us in. Whether it was the old villages, the rice fields, the visit to your family compound and yours and Judy’s remarkable home, the dances, the music, the shadow puppet-makers, the sacred masks, the spices, coffee and cacao, the Buddhist temple, the children’s dance class, the remarkable high school musicians’ group, the baby-naming ceremony, the specially ordered food in Munduk and so much more, I felt invited into a very different and yet very welcoming society. You were our special bridge from our world to the world of Bali. The experience is unforgettable. It’s difficult to express the depth of my thanks and appreciation for this very special journey.
I will also treasure Nyoman Tomblos’ beautiful elephant-ear plant painting I purchased when we visited yours and Judy’s home. I look forward to having it framed soon and will find just the right place to display it in my home, always reminding me of Bali, you and Judy and Nyoman Tomblos’ artistry. Please thank him again for me.
May you and yours continue to prosper in all ways. I am richer for these two wonderful weeks with you in Bali. I hope our paths will cross again, whether in California or on tour. I’ve attached a photo
With warmest regards and deep appreciation – Terema Kasih”
Made Jessica, Stratford, CT , July 24, 2018
“You couldn’t possibly have a better guide for Bali. Surya is a remarkable renaissance man, incredibly articulate and knows everything you’d ever want to know about Balinese culture, spirituality, arts, mask-carving, food, etc. His connections are unparalleled. He’s terrific.”
Laura Davis, Santa Cruz CA, January 15, 2018
“Dear Surya,I hope you have been well.
I wanted to write and say thank you for the organisation and the very inspiring morning I spent with Surya 2 weeks ago.
I hope our paths will cross again and in the meantime I look forward to reading the article about traditional healing in Bali you helped with.
I wish you all the best,
Emmanuelle Le Courtois
Le Courtois, Paris France, Apr 9, 2018
I just landed in frankfurt and just wanted to thank you again! What an experience!
Can you please remind me what the meditation was with the face and the sea? Thanks!
Alexandra von Korff, Frankfurt Germany
“I took the five day intensive Balinese Healing workshop with Made Surya. He took me to see different Balinese healers and introduced me to the history of Balinese culture and the art of making Jamu.I really enjoyed meeting and interviewing various clients of the Balinese healers. Experiences of participants, including that of my own, all varied, but it was certain that all our lives were invaluably affected and touched by these people.As an energy practitioner and holistic lifestyle designer, my favourite portion in the workshop by far, was learning about the different medicinal plants that can so easily enrich our lives, but have often been overlooked and forgotten by today’s modern world. This piece of learning will undoubtedly help me help others more.I’m so grateful that everything aligned for me to be able to attend this workshop. The pieces of information and knowledge that I have gained in this intensive have awakened my curiosity even further and have opened the doors of my mind to the unlimited potential of vibrational medicine and healing.
Joan, USA Feb 26, 2018
“This is Julie L, we met yesterday June 22.
I wanted to write to you for several things.
First I wanted to thank both of you for your time, your kindness, your help and your knowledge.
My skin seems to get better, we’ll see with time 😊
Thank you anyway for your commitment and your concern.
I apply conscientiously the mixture otherwise.
Thank you again for everything, it has been something really important and powerfull to me.
Maybe we’ll see again some day, I wish you the best for you.”
Julie Lannot, USA June 22, 2018
“Thanks so much for organizing my private with Surya. I am very pleased with what I learnt, please let him know that I am grateful for the knowledge he imparted to me.”Kind Regards,
Paul Malony, USA June 22, 2018
“It was a deep and strong experience with the healer and you.
I hope the good energy I felt there will remain for ever.. And for sure , I ll come back again to Ubud soon.“
Leila Chaieb, Tunisia March 6, 2017
Surya, you are so much more than “trip organizer/leader”
You are a:
- Cultural ambassador
- Communications specialist
- Interpersonal facilitator
- Linguistic expert
- Artist, dancer, sacred mask carver
- Arts advocate
- Interfaith explorer
Love to you and Judy
Kate Munger, Inverness CA USA Dec. 2016
“Made Surya best resembles him of a man, who is fitted with a great character and a man “of an excellent spirit.” I bow to his knowledge, wisdom and dedication towards spirituality and Bali Tradition. His deep interest in sharing his knowledge and spreading the Spiritual Art of Bali to many is indeed one of the most scared contributions he has ever done to the emerging society. Made Surya has not just left with me with a honourable impression but he has given me some of the most remarkable experiences engraved into moments of my life.
I am also truly indebt to Surya who has given me the opportunity to meet with the professor, Dr. Adi Putera of the University of Bali, who is another remarkable person, who consistently energetic and inspiring in the spread the Best of Bali Spiritualism and Science to the next enterprising generation of the society.
I am very lucky to meet these two gentlemen in Bali, who have amazingly transformed and inspire me to experience authentic retreats and reconnect with their innate wisdom, strength and kindness. God Bless Them!”
Master Scribal, Singapore July 2016
I just want you to know how much I appreciate uyour presence & strength yesterday. You were such a healing presence and helped me clear emotional pain that I didn’t even know existed. Thank your for being an angel on earth.”
With love, Tanya” LA CA. June 21, 2016
Thanks for yesterday. I can’t explain it but i feel different. My posture feels more upright and open! And my emotions feel lighter. Thanks for a wonderful experience. Please thank Dewa G also.”
With best wishes,
Kirsty Finnigan, UK. June 18, 2016
“We wanted to thank you SO much for our day yesterday. It was so incredible to be able to ask so many questions so we could have the kind of in depth look at a piece of Bali that we wanted. Surya was very gracious in sharing so much with all of us!”
Marilee Ford, Tiburon CA, March 13, ’16
“After 17 years visiting Bali, speaking some Bahasa and knowing some Balians I am so greatful i did Made’s Balian programme. Distinct and very usefull information, awesome Balian Visits and last but not least, Made’s knowledge and enthousiasm is beyond words! A must do for everyone interested in healing practice and backgrounds on Bali!”
Bas B. Amsterdam Holland
I just want to express my gratitude to you and the healer as my stomach problems are no more.
Thank you thank you
Clare Barrett, Ireland.
“Made Surya was very informative and he was answering every question of ours patiently. Nowadays, it commonly seen that the tour just don’t do enough good job and their only objective is to get money out of your wallet. But, Danu tour delivers an incredible service and gives a very pleasant experience.
Me (Magdalena) and Guenter are very happy with the tour, Made Surya’s companion and want to take a moment to thank you for making it such a worthwhile experience. The workshops were relevant and very helpful. I especially liked Surya’s selection of the Balian.
We definitely will recommended the tour to our friends and relatives. Thanks again for making the tour so worthwhile and all the best for both of you.”
Maggie Schulz, Bisbane Aus.
“The workshop was a rather overwhelming experience (in a good way!) and it changed my life. Subsequent practitioners I have seen here described my peculiar condition in the same way…almost the same words as Surya”s translation of what the healers were describing/diagnosing me in Bali. I have learnt so much about myself, a much deeper connection to ‘Me” and therefore more confidence to be who I am in the world. Its a challenging but highly creative path. “
Patrick S., Byron Bay Australia
“ The course you presented was a very good introduction to Bali culture and healing traditions of Bali. My sisters and I know that there is more to learn and 1 week is not enough. I like the general informality of the learning process further made interesting by your enthusiasm for Bali culture, your inherent spirituality, and the fact that you yourself are an artist of several kinds. Thank you too for so many personal touches throughout the course. We had a wonderful time.”
Agnes G. , Lower Hutt, New Zealand
“Thank you for sharing your culture…and for the unusual learning experiences.
I came back to the Philippines with a clear mind and a light heart.
I no longer try to get in the middle of everything and zoom in for an immediate solution. It’s a circle of balance which always comes to the forefront. We are slowly pushing through with the hospital’s alternative therapy center. It will take a lot of patience and determination but… hopefully… it will become…
May you be able to share with more people the essence of Bali.”
Z. R. Cagape, M.D., Philippines
“Thank you for your willingness to share your understandings with us. I appreciate all that I have learned over the past 5 days and know that my education and in turn my understanding will continue for the rest of this lifetime and beyond. Your knowledge will be important to pass on to westerners, but also your own people.”
L. Gully, Busselton Australia
“Honestly, It was the most personally challenging and amazing thing I’ve ever done. I feel I’ve made life long connections in Bali and cannot wait to return.”
Nicky Farrar, NSW Australia July 2015
“I am so glad that we were blessed with you as our guide and translator.
Thank you so very much, this was truly a special day for us.
I send you much light and many blessings. May your days be full of wonderful moments.”
S. Bush, Abu Dhabi / UAE
“I would like to thank you for the course that I just did in Bali. It was a unique experience one that I am grateful for and still processing. I met some lovely people on it and learnt an untold amount of information that will always sit well with me. It was great to see the healers , especially the trance medium as I am a medium myself and work on a similar vibrations. I had a fantastic time.”
Kathy Perkins, Perth Australia
“Thank you for this wonderful course that you have both put together
I went to Bali with very heavy energy because of what is happening in my life at the moment and had noticed from the first day and the purification ceremony that this energy began to lift and was so light when I finished the course
I also enjoyed sharing the moments with the healers and insight I to how they do their healing and how trusting they were with their connections
I loved the herbs and concoctions that you show us and am introducing them into my life once I source them here in Australia
Surya you completed the course with your humbleness, knowledge and wonderful energy and I have taken in all that you shared with us and it has changed many things for me on various levels and would not hesitate to recommend this to my friends and associates.”
Beverley Bryant, Capel Australia
“Surria I just wanted to say thank you again for this morning. The healing, the knowledge, and just meeting and being able to connect with you. I learnt a lot. I can’t wait till our paths cross again.”
Love Michael, Melbourne Australia