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Bali Retreat

16 – 22 June

 This retreat is fully booked. Please email annabel@humakindstudios.com.au to add your name to the waitlist.
Sunset over the ocean

Expand your horizons.

“Body like a mountain, heart like the ocean, mind like the sky.”

– Zen master Dogen

 

This retreat is a soulful journey of practice, culture, and connection. You’re invited to spend a week surrounded by mountains, ocean and sky with Human.Kind Lead Facilitators Adam Whiting and Tessa Leon.

 

Explore your edges in daily meditations, progressive asana workshops, and luxurious restorative sessions. All held in the cloud shala where you gaze to the horizon as sea breezes caress your skin. Explore the sacred culture of Eastern Bali visiting a local water temple, and get intimate with the land on a trekking tour of luscious rice paddies and local villages.

 

Nurture yourself with massages, facials and body treatments from the delightful onsite day spa. Your first one’s on us.

 

In your free time, relax in your spacious, private room, wander down to the local beach, or hang by the pool (waterslide included). Once the sky turns pink it’s time to feast on another tropical vegetarian banquet overlooking the sunset.

Dates:

Sun 16 – Sat 22 June, 2024

Location:

Padangbai, Eastern Bali.

Indonesia.

Cost:

Prices start from $1,899 partner share. Including all accom, meals, classes and activites. Subsidised rates available.
 
Contact: Retreats Coordinator  annabel@humankindstudios.com.au
 
Email Annabel to join the waitlist. This retreat is currently fully booked. 
Group of people sitting on a deck overlooking the ocean
blowing curtain and ocean in the background
Person coming out of swimming pool with pink flowers

Your retreat

Join us for 6 nights to create space for personal exploration, community connection, deep rest and of course, play!

 

Awaken each morning in your private room with ocean views to watch the spectacular sunrise over the water. Each day begins with gentle meditation and breathwork before a tropical breakfast overlooking the sunlight on the ocean. Mid-mornings will be your progressive asana workshop. Two hours of movement with a different focus each day to uncover new possibilities in your body. Be inspired by the vast horizon in the shala as you move to your own rhthym of breath and flow.

 

After a leisurely lunch and a rest, afternoons will be for exploring, rejuvinating, and following your curiosity. There will be two cultural excursions, one to a sacred water temple where you can bathe in the waters and learn about Balinese blessings. Another day we will take an easy trek along rice paddies with Mt Agung in the background, visiting local villages and sampling their homemade teas and honey.

 

Some afternoons we invite you to sink into an extended restorative or yin practice, including long yoga nidras to help you drop in and fully reset your nervous system. There will be free time for you to wander down to the day spa and be nurtured with massages, facials, manicures or body treatments. We’ll gift you your first 1hr Balinese healing massage. After that, there is plenty of space to enjoy being taken care of at this luxurious and very accessibly-priced spa.

 

The dining room overlooks the big sky so sunset is a highlight. As you sip on tropical juices from the local fruit trees we’ll connect and share stories from the day. Some evenings we’ll drift from there into sleep, other times we’ll climb back into the cloud shala to stargaze and be guided into spacious states of big sky consciousness. 

 

The entire schedule is optional, and you are free to choose what best suits your needs, day to day, hour to hour. No pressure, no timelines. For those who wish, other additional activities are available at very reasonable prices, should you wish to take a cooking class, go snorkelling, or adventure further into the island.

swimming pool
Balinese women
Temple offerings
Villas amidst gardens

Location

We select venues that align with our values of ‘healthy humans for a healthy planet’. This eco retreat in the far eastern edge of Bali is nestled above Blue Lagoon beach. Overlooking the village of Padangbai, it has panoramic views of Mt Agung and the vast ocean. The team is committed to the Balinese Hindu philosophy of ‘Tri Hita Karana’, the principle of harmony between humans, the divine, and nature. This applies to landcare practices including coral restoration on local reefs. They received an ‘Environmental Management’ award for ongoing commitment to sustainability.

view of villa against ocean and sky

Accomodation

This retreat offers spacious privacy with all villas in lush garden settings with expansive ocean views. Each bedroom has a double bed with a private indoor/outdoor bathroom, many set into the gardens themselves, as well as a loft and a daybed for relaxing, and a kitchen dining space to lounge in. Most villas are two bedroom. With a few one bedroom private villas available. Details below.

 

The villas are designed open-air to catch maximum breezes. Very few have aircon as it is too energy intensive. Instead, ceiling fans and natures breezes on the hilltop help keep the rooms cool. A few rooms have aircon installed so let us know if this is important to you.

 

As the villas are partly open to nature you can expect to be part of an an ecosystem that includes birds, butterflies, frogs, geckos, and plants. Occasionally monkeys and monitor lizards may swing by. Since the venue does not fog with pesticides there are sometimes bees, ants and mosquitoes. They have planted neem trees, a natural mosquito repellent, and provide mosquito nets for the beds. Expect to be lulled by nature sounds and a chorus of birdsong each day. 

View overlooking ocean from villa
bed with mozzie net
wooden doorway

Food

Three full meals a day; breakfast, lunch and dinner are all provided, as well as a light refreshments for morning and afternoon tea.

All meals will be clean and pure vegetarian food, and all dietary requirements can be catered for. 

All meals will be shared together in the beautiful communal restaurant with expansive views overlooking the mountains, ocean and sky. 

 
Food in restaurant
Banana tree

Pricing

Details:

Accomodation options start from $1,899.

Each room is priced individually (per person) and varies based on the facilities. There are a few partner share rooms available which are in a private villa. Most other rooms are in large and very spacious 2 bedroom villa. All rooms have a private bathroom. Full accom options and booking request detail below.

 

Your payment includes:

  • 6 nights accommodation in room of your choice
  • All food for the duration of your stay (breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks)
  • Welcome ceremony and water blessing by priest
  • One 60min Balinese healing massage at onsite day spa
  • Daily guided meditation, vinyasa and restorative classes
  • Guided rice paddy trek and local village visit
  • Visit to sacred water temple 
  • Airport transfers to and from venue 
 

*Flights to/from Bali are not included.*

 

Check in: Sun 16 June from 2pm (afternoon tea and dinner provided)

Check out: Sat 22 June 12pm (breakfast provided)

 

To increase accessibility, we are offering a subsidised rate at $300 below the prices listed, for people who need financial support. Payment plans are also available upon request. Please email annabel@humankindstudios.com.au if this is something that will serve you. 

 

AIRPORT TRANSFERS

Provided for arrivals from airport only on Sunday 16 June. And for departures back to airport only on Sat 22 June (can be dropped at airport or nearby area for the return transfer).  

 

CANCELLATIONS & REFUNDS 

  • Payment in full is required to reserve your spot, via bank transfer (unless payment plan arranged). 
  • If you cancel your booking 3 months before retreat (before 16 March), refund of payment will be given minus a 15% admin fee.
  • If you cancel within 3 months of the retreat (after 16 March), a refund (minus 15% admin fee) will be given ONLY if Human.Kind can fill your spot. If your spot cannot be filled, no refund will be given
  • If you cancel within 1 month of retreat (after 16 May 2024) no refund will be given.
  • If the event is fully booked, a waitlist will be created and those people will be contacted first in case of a cancellation.
 

INSURANCE

We strongly recommend you take out personal travel insurance upon booking that covers any losses prior to the trip due to cancellations or illness.

You will be responsible for all insurance or travel health requirements in Indonesia. Please refer to the Australian Government’s Smart Traveller website to make an informed decision for your own safety. 

people meditating on yoga deck
people in water blessing ceremony
Person bathing in water temple

Villas

Private Villa

-2 person partner share (sold out)

-One bedroom with one double bed

-Private indoor/outdoor bathroom. 

-Private living area including kitchen/dining and a day bed.

-Expansive ocean views.

 

$1,899 per person

To request to book this room for two people, please email annabel

@humankindstudios.com.au with the names of both people, and then follow instructions to transfer payment.

 

Please ensure you have read all the details and T&Cs above. Rooms will be allocated on order of requests received. 

bed with mozzie net
inside of villa with chairs and ladder
living room in villa

Private room & bathroom

– shared villa (sold out)

-One bedroom with one double bed within a spacious 2 or 3 bedroom villa

-Private indoor/outdoor bathroom. 

-Shared living area including kitchen/dining and a day bed.

-Expansive ocean views.

 

$2,599 per person

To request to book this room, please email annabel
@humankindstudios.com.au
and then follow instructions to transfer payment.
 

Please ensure you have read all the details and T&Cs above. Rooms will be allocated on order of requests received. 

villa balcony
loft daybed overlooking ocean
wooden villa bedroom

Entire private villa

-1  person (sold out)

-One bedroom with one double bed 

-Private indoor/outdoor bathroom. 

-Private living area including kitchen/dining and a day bed.

-Expansive ocean views.

 

$2.899 per person

To request to book this room, please email annabel
@humankindstudios.com.au, and then follow instructions to transfer payment.
 

Please ensure you have read all the details and T&Cs above. Rooms will be allocated on order of requests received. 

bedroom
view of ocean
Adam and Tessa

Meet the Facilitators

Tessa Leon and Adam Whiting have more than three decades of combined teaching experience. As Lead facilitators of Human.Kind they are passionate about crafting world-class experiences of learning, connection, and beauty. 


Both long-time globetrotters as well as yoga practitioners, they share their curiosity for exploration of the physical practice, of cultures and traditions, and of the natural world.

Their depth of understanding straddles both ancient wisdoms and contemporary knowledge.


Tessa brings a love of meditation and mindfulness, a deep care for nature connection, and an ongoing pursuit for joy amidst today’s world. Adam brings a love for strong, intelligently sequenced upbeat vinyasa classes balanced by the deep rest of luxurious yoga nidra and restful yin practices.


Learn more about Tessa

Learn more about Adam