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True Nature
Bali Retreat

29 Sep – 5 Oct

Come back to nature.

Come home to yourself.

Humans feel better when we reconnect to the natural world. It reminds us where we truly belong. Our place in things.

 

You’re invited to spend a week immersed in the Indonesian jungle with Human.Kind lead facilitators Triton Tunis-Mitchell & Annabel Saies.

 

Wake up to the symphony of birdlife and let your days flow with a rhythm of breath and movement. Swim under the local waterfall and hike into pristine rainforest. Feast on luscious vegetarian banquets grown onsite in organic gardens. Nourish your body with daily meditation, vinyasa and yin/restorative practices. Sleep in open air bungalows, lulled each night by fireflies and the hum of forest life.

 

This retreat is for people who want to get intimate with mother earth.

 

Dates:

Sun 29 Sep – Sat 5 Oct, 2024

Location:

Desa Gunung Salak.

On the sth slopes of Mt. Batukaru, 450m above sea level,

Central Western Bali, Indonesia.

 

Cost:

Prices start from $1,399 twin share. Including all accom, meals, classes and activites. A wide range of pricing options are available.
 
Contact:
Retreats Coordinator annabel@humankindstudios.com.au
 
To Book:
Request room via email. Find details below under each accomodation option. 
Treehouse
Food
Rainforest hike

Location

Come far, far away from glowing screens, noisy traffic, bustling cities and be nurtured by nature itself. This sustainable eco retreat in the remote rainforests at the heart of Bali, near Mt Batukaru, is nestled amongst rice paddies, waterfalls, mountain streams and jungle food forests. It is operated in harmony with the local people and land, with permaculture systems integrating resources, humans and the pristine environment. They focus on farm to table food (especially heritage rice farming), water conservation, hydropower energy, and social responsibility initiatives.

Aerial view of land

Your retreat

Let your body-mind detox on the deepest level. Join us for 6 nights to focus on nourishment, deep rest, and re-connection to the natural world.

 

Each day will begin with gentle meditation and breathwork before a glorious breakfast. The mid-mornings will be your stronger asana workshop. 2 hours of movement and flow with a different focus area each day. We’ll have time and space to play and explore the asana practice together. After a little rest (nana naps), lunch will be served.

 

Each afternoon will be different. Some days you can simply go slow, wander down to the local rockpools, relax by the swimming hole, or stroll through the rice paddies. Two afternoons will be guided treks into the rainforest to explore the tropical plants and wildlife (not to mention the views!). Another day will be a crafternoon, to experience a workshop with the local Kakek (grandfather), creating handmade traditional Balinese items.

 

When we’re not hiking, late afternoons will have a yin, MFR, or yoga nidra practice to nurture your body and settle into the evening. After a leisurely dinner, gather together for some sweet connection, storytime, or gentle practices, before drifting off to bed.

 

All the above is included as part of your retreat. 

 

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 an afternoon and explore further into the island, or take a local cooking class, or get a massage (Balinese massage, reflexology foot massage, and hot stone massages are all available onsite).

Hiking
Yoga shala
Waterfall Treehouse
Playing In the river

Accomodation

 

Spend your evenings in open-air bungalows and treehouses – completely immersed in the landscape. Each unique bungalow is a mini sanctuary, specially designed using locally sourced materials that blend into the mountain scenery. This is communal style living, with most room options twin share or partner share. Most bungalows have two bedrooms, one bathroom, and a lounge area. A few private room options are available too.

 

 

‘Open-air’ means some rooms are only enclosed by roll-down blinds, allowing you to feel like you’re sleeping in the treetops and stars. Every bed has a full coverage mosquito net. Drift off to the chorus of crickets and rushing water, and wake up with the birds singing as sunlight filters through the forest canopy.

 

 

There’s no air-con. Being wall-free provides a natural cooling system, (plus, it’s 5 to 10 degrees cooler in the mountains than the coastal areas of Bali). Each room has bamboo sheets, organic shampoo, body wash and insect repellent, which are all locally handmade. If you’re hoping there’s a TV in the room, this retreat will challenge your idea of creature comforts! 

 

 

All bungalows are equipped with filtered spring water and the venue is entirely plastic bottle free. Natural soaps and shampoos are provided and all wastewater is used for the garden.

Bungalow lounge
Buddha bungalow and stream

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. 75% of the menu consists of local cuisine, cooked by Balinese chefs using traditional methods. Everything you’ll be consuming is grown on-site, using organic ingredients and sustainable farming practices, harvested with loving hands before each meal. Food waste is taken care of by the chooks onsite, or the staff’s pigs back home. 

 

The water is as pure as the food;  it comes straight from the spring and is additionally filtered. 

 

All meals will be shared together in the beautifully handcrafted communal restaurant with expansive views overlooking the Indian Ocean in the far distance.

 
Dinner
gardens
Brekky

Pricing

Details:

Accomodation options start from $1,399. Each room is priced per person and varies based on the facilities.

Most rooms are twin share or queen share. You are welcome to book with a partner or friend to share a room, or book a twin share solo we will match you with an appropriate roommate. Full accom options and detail below.

 

 

Your payment includes:

  • 6 nights accommodation in jungle bungalow
  • All food for the duration of your stay (breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks)
  • Welcome ceremony
  • Daily guided meditation, vinyasa and restorative classes
  • Two guided forest hikes
  • One crafternoon
  • Closing night event
  • Airport transfers to and from venue (if arriving/departing at the times listed below).
 

*Flights to/from Bali are not included.*

 

Check in: Sun 29 Sep from 2pm (afternoon tea and dinner provided)

Check out: Sat 5 Oct by 11am (breakfast provided)

 

 

AIRPORT TRANSFERS

Provided for arrivals from airport only on Sunday 29 Sep before 1pm. And for departures on Sat 5 Oct (transfers are to/from the airport only). 

For those wishing to make their own travel arrangements, we can give you the contact for the venue’s drivers. As it is a remote location we recommend using their in-house service to ensure your safe and timely arrival. 

 

 

CANCELLATIONS & REFUNDS 

  • Payment in full is required to reserve your place. Payments via bank transfer.
  • If you cancel your booking 3 months before retreat (before 29 June), refund of payment will be given minus a 15% admin fee.
  • If you cancel within 3 months of the retreat (after 29 June), 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 29 August 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.

 
 

Bungalows

Twin Share room

in shared bungalow (sold out)

A cosy open-air tropical forest room with two single beds, and a shared bathroom. This is part of a two bedroom bungalow so you’ll meet other friends staying upstairs. Ideal for those coming solo but happy to make a new friend. We will match you with an appropriate roommate.

 

$1,399 per person

 
TO BOOK: 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. 

Guru Twin room
Guru bathroom

Deluxe twin share room

in shared bungalow (sold out)

A spacious handcrafted room with two single beds exposing jungle or rice paddy views, with a shared bathroom. This is part of a two bedroom bungalow so you’ll meet other friends staying across the living area. Ideal for those coming solo but happy to make a new friend. We will match you with an appropriate roommate.

 

$1,899p/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.

Waterfall Bungalow
Waterfall bathroom

Deluxe queen share room

in shared bungalow (just one room left)

A spacious handcrafted room with one queen bed exposing jungle or rice paddy views, with a shared bathroom. This is part of a two bedroom bungalow so you’ll meet other friends downstairs. Ideal for partners or close mates to share. 

 

$1,899p/person

 

TO BOOK:  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. 

Deluxe twin share room

in private bungalow (sold out)

A stunning private bungalow with a queen bed and private bathroom, tucked away in its own little jungle paradise for total relaxation. This room also has a large daybed which can be converted to a second double bed with a mozzie net, overlooking the treetops.

 

This two person room is ideal for either partners, close friends, or those coming solo but happy to make a new friend. We will match you with an appropriate roommate.

 

 

$2,199p/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.

Treehouse bungalow
Bathroom
Pathway to bungalow

Deluxe Private  Bungalow (sold out)

A stunning private bungalow with a queen bed and private bathroom, tucked away in its own little jungle paradise for total relaxation. This two person bungalow is ideal for partners or close friends to share.

 

$2,199p/person

 

TO BOOK: 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.

 

Rooms will be allocated on order of requests received.

Please ensure you have read all the details and T&Cs above.

Springwater queen room
Springwater bathroom
Springwater bungalow
Triton
Annabel Saies

Meet the Facilitators

Triton Tunis-Mitchell (Human.Kind Co-Founder and Lead Facilitator) and Annabel Saies (Human.Kind Retreats Coordinator are leaders in the Human.Kind team. Together they bring a broad depth of accumulated study, practice and experience to share. 

They also share a passion for adventure and the wilderness, creating connection between humans and the earth itself.

 

Learn more about Triton

Learn more about Annabel