Bali Retreat 2024

Thu August 8th – Tue August 13th

Introducing SlowLane Bali Retreat 2024

We are super excited to be traveling to the beautiful, spiritual island of Bali in 2024 to host our annual yoga retreat full of SlowLane vibes and good times – we would love for you to join us. 

An intimate retreat held over 6 days and 5 nights, we will have sole use of the property Basundari, a hidden gem set in a tropical oasis in the heart of the jungle, only a 5 minute drive to the centre of Ubud. This retreat has been designed for anyone who wants to embrace a slowing down, an unwinding and an unplugging from the demands of regular life. Imagine starting your day surrounded by the jungle immersed in mother nature watching the sunrise, practicing yoga in a dreamy outdoor shala, relaxing by the pool and closing the day with a delicious shared family style dinner with new friends. We don’t think it gets much better…

Date: Thursday August 8th until Tuesday 13th August (2024)

 Your Retreat: Join  us, iest and feebs ( Slowlane yoga founders) to travel to the beautiful Island of Bali.
Join us for 6 days and 5 nights of relaxation and nourishment, full of delicious sustainable organic and delicious food, yoga and connection. 

Your Setting: Basundari is a hidden gem set in a tropical oasis in the heart of the jungle, only a 5 minute drive to the centre of Ubud. Immersed in the sounds of nature you will be surrounded by rice fields, bamboo and coconut trees promoting relaxation and transformation.

Your Teachers for This Retreat

 
We are Phoebe and Iestyn – yoga teachers and studio owners of SlowLane Yoga located in Moonee Ponds, Melbourne Australia. 
 
We see life as an adventure with many chapters – teaching yoga and sharing our passion with the studio community is our biggest joy. 
 
After searching the world to find a space that resonates with our SlowLane vibes, we are stoked to share the details of our Bali Retreat 2024 … we would love for you to join us.
 

Join us for 5 nights and 6 days on this retreat full of relaxation, nourishment, yoga and connection in the tropical jungle.

 

We can’t wait to meet you.

What is Included ?

  • 6 days and 5 nights at Basundari
  • 2 x daily yoga and meditation classes
  • Vinyasa, Yin, Restorative, Meditation and Pranayama (breath work) practices
  • Complimentary yoga props provided: blankets, mats, straps, blocks, bolsters and cushions
  • Daily breakfast and dinner, feasting on vegetarian, sustainable and organic local produce
  • 1 x dinner out to a local restaurant (drinks not included but can be added on at the time)
  • Access to onsite infrared sauna and ice bath
  • Access to chill and cool off in 2 x swimming pools in the dreamiest of settings
  • Temple day trip and blessing 
  • Tea, coffee, snacks available all day
  • Free time to explore Ubud and the surrounding areas of Bali

What is NOT Included ?

Flights | Transfers (ask us, we can help you with this) | Travel Insurance

Schedule

Over 6 days and 5 nights we will spend dreamy days at our retreat venue immersed in the magical Balinese jungle. Arriving Thursday afternoon, we will begin the retreat with a special opening ceremony followed by a delicious meal getting to know one another. The rest of our days will be spent immersed in yoga practice, rejuvenating in nature and slowing down whilst appreciating the sensation of sun on our skins and maybe a little tropical rain if we are lucky.

An example of a typical day is below:

      • 06:30- 7:30 Enjoy a sleep in or watch the sunrise through the coconut trees. Start your day with a coffee or a lemon and ginger tea amongst the sounds of nature
      • 07:30- 09:30 Morning yoga and meditation
      • 09:30- 11:00 Wholesome Breakfast/ brunch
      • 11:00 Pre planned activity or free time. Chill with a book by one of the pools, enjoy walks around the local rice fields or a shopping trip into town
      • 16:30- 18:00 Evening yoga and meditation
      • 18:30 Group Dinner

The Food

If you haven’t experienced Balinese food before you are in for a real treat.

The traditional cuisine of Bali is a celebration of the abundance provided by the unique geography and climate of mother Bali – fresh vegetables from the volcanic soils, rice from the surrounding paddy field, coconuts that thrive in the tropical climate, the spices from local ginger, tumeric, chillies and lemongrass. Additionally, the varied cuisine is a fusion of all the influences on the history of this island – Hindu and Indian, Chinese and of course Indonesian.

We will feast on sustainable, vegetarian organic and healthy produce. Dishes will be shared in a family style setting.

You Let us know any dietary requirements beforehand and we can cater to your needs.

Alcoholic drinks are not included in your retreat package but can be purchased onsite.

Who is This Retreat For?

Anyone who wants to embrace a slowing down, an unwinding, an unplugging from the demands of regular life.

All of our activities including the yoga practices are optional, so you have the choice to make this your own yogi experience!

Our daily yoga practice will cater to all levels. There is no requirement to have a regular or advanced yoga practice. All practices are optional.

For those who want to dive deeper into their personal practice, this is a perfect opportunity to cultivate consistency and reap the benefits that Yoga offers, under the guidance of SlowLane founders Phoebe and Iestyn.

This retreat is an opportunity to meet like minded people and make lifelong friends. Come alone or bring a friend, family member or partner. Both solo and shared rooms available.

 

The Yoga

 If you have not practiced before in a tropical climate, you might be amazed by how good it feels! The warmth and humidify do wonders to help open the body and the tranquil surroundings provide a calm and grounding environment for your practice. 
 
We will practice each day in the spacious on site Yoga Shala, made from natural materials, surrounded by the jungle and large bamboo trees. If it rains you will hear the water cascades behind the shala flowing into the river.
 
Every morning we will practice Vinyasa (flow) to open the day with an energising yet grounding practice. Every evening we will practice a Yin and/or Restorative class with soothing longer holds to help set us up for a restful night. Subtle practices such as pranayama (breathwork) and meditation will be included in both classes each day.
 
Our yoga will cater to all levels – there is no requirement to have a regular or advanced yoga practice. All practices are optional.
 
 

Why We Chose Bali / Ubud / Basundari

Bali holds a very special place for us. We have been fortunate enough to travel to the Island of Bali and we wanted to share this magical land with you.
 
Something happens here when you practice yoga, the body seems more receptive, the mind more easily focussed, the experience more in congruence with the surrounds. 
 
The culture of the Balinese people and traditions are truly unique. In Balinese hinduism and culture, there is a concept called “Tridatu”. Tridatu serves as a guiding principle in Balinese spirituality, emphasizing the importance of balance and harmony in all aspects of life. It reminds the Balinese people of the interconnectedness of existence, encouraging them to nurture equilibrium within themselves and their surroundings. This is visible every day in Ubud and manifests in so many ways : the kindness of a stranger, the sacrifice of time made to create daily offerings, the temperament on display in traffic. There is much we can learn!

Basundari its set amongst the jungle in the heart of mother nature and offers opportunity for a truly transformative experience – where the SlowLane meets the jungle of Mother Bali.

 

Accommodation

Our retreat venue has 11 rooms for accommodation:
  • Every room is unique – see photos
  • All rooms have their own en-suite bathroom (shower and toilet)
  • All beds are “super king size” (can be split into 2 for shared rooms) and have cotton linen
  • You can choose to share a room (even if you coming alone), which is more economical
  • You can choose to have the room to yourself “sole occupancy”

Rates and Booking

  • See the “Rooms and Rates” page for our pricing 
  • Non refundable $1000 AUD deposit is required to secure your spot
  • The balance must be paid by May 31st 2024
  • Monthly payment plans are available on request by email to [email protected]

FAQs

What time does the retreat start and finish?

Our retreat starts at 4pm Thursday 8th August and finishes at 10am Tuesday 13th August (2024). If your flight / transfer time interferes with this just let us know in advance. 

Can I bring my kids?
Sorry, this one is for adults only. Teenagers over 16 are welcome but must pay the adult price.
Can I travel solo?

Absolutely, we have lots of solo yogis joining us, we have option of solo rooms ( king bed) or we can pair you up with another yogi in a shared room ( 2 x single beds per room )

How much yoga can I expect on this retreat?

As much or as little as you like. We will be offering 2 x daily yoga practices.

Our daily yoga practice will cater to all levels. There is no requirement to have a regular or advanced yoga practice. All practices are optional.

For those who want to dive deeper into their personal practice, this is a perfect opportunity to cultivate consistency and reap the benefits that Yoga offers, under the guidance of SlowLane founders Phoebe and Iestyn.

Can you accommodate my dietary requirements?

We sure can, please email us with your requests – [email protected]

How do I get there?

It is very easy to organise transport in Bali, either from the airport or from your accommodation prior.

Please email us if you would like to know costs / how to arrange transport – you will need to book this directly with local providers but we can connect you.

[email protected]

Terms, Conditions and Exclusions

  • Currency – all monies are in Australian Dollars (AUD)
  • Deposit – bookings require a non refundable deposit of $1000 AUD
  • Balance – the balance in must be paid to us by paypal or direct bank transfer on or before 31st May 2024
  • Monthly payment plan – please write to us to request this [email protected] (all monies under payment plans must be paid on or before 31st May 2024)
  • All payments are non refundable
  • If you personally are unwell or unable to travel, there is no refund (you must get travel insurance)
  • If you are restricted from travelling for any reason – including COVID or any other government related restrictions – there is no refund (you must get travel insurance)
  • If you wish to transfer your booking to another person this is possible but you must inform us in writing at least two weeks ahead of the retreat start date
  • We require that you have travel insurance and provide us with your certificate of currency from your insurance provider one month before the retreat commences.  (check that insurance covers you for cancellation if you are unwell or unable to travel, including COVID travel insurance)

The fees you pay SlowLane Yoga do not include:

  • Travel to the venue (international airfares, local transfers)
  • Travel Insurance / COVID Travel Insurance
  • Wine/Alcohol at the retreat
  • Any meals/snacks outside of those listed