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Intuitive Yoga Retreat 2019 - Gili Meno Island


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:::OUR 2019 RETREAT:::

ARRIVE IN BALI 27 SEPTEMBER

FAST BOAT TO GILI MENO 28 SEPTEMBER

BACK TO BALI 5 OCTOBER


*** EARLY BIRD SPECIAL DISCOUNT ***
SAVE A HUGE $300
Pay before 28 February 2019

Say yes, pay the deposit and if you pay the full amount before 28 February 2019 we deduct $300 off the full price.

RETREAT PRICES

From $2270 - $2770

Share room without Air Con $2270
Share room with Air Con $2450
Private room with share bathroom $2600
Private room with ensuite $2770

(all prices exclude airfare)


Hello Beautiful Soul

Our retreat offers you time to slow down, catch your breath and honour your magnificence. The simple beauty of Gili Meno island makes it the perfect backdrop for you to let go of your busy life, and wholly embrace a week of deep inner listening. Through the practice of yoga, healthy eating and intuition, when you dare to hush your ego, your divine silence will teach you to float effortlessly, shifting your living to a different beat.

There is a truth in your silence that is waiting to be heard.

Retreating is like pressing the pause button on your life. It is a healthy reshaping and refocusing that will gift you with illuminating insights on who you are and where you are going in life.

Let nothing stand between hearing this call and listening for the overflowing peace.

The time for you is NOW.

:::ABOUT THE VENUE:::

PEACEFUL. GROUNDING. NATURAL. RELAXING

MaoMeno retreat is beautiful. A humble array of huts that have been aesthetically designed to make each and everyone of us feel so deeply relaxed and uncluttered. The huts are nestled amid the forest only minutes walk from the ocean. The very attentive staff, five cows and one monkey will be forever embedded in your heart for their very generous spirit. Horse and cart is the only traffic on the island, as there are no motorised vehicles. The ocean is spectacular full stop! The water is the most brilliant turquoise colour. The shore line is sprinkled with washed up coral that is fun to collect. The calm energy of that ocean is an instant giver of supreme joy, every time. The location of the resort is so close in proximity to the ocean, that in the evenings it will serenade you to sleep. The host of the resort has lovingly created a haven for guests to ground, unfold and rediscover inner beauty. There’s no choice than to give in to this natural wonder and succumb to deep relaxation. The resort is eco-friendly and fully geared to support and nurture all yogis. The yoga space is perfect and feels beautifully sacred. Windowless with spectacular high ceilings thatched in the traditional Indonesian way, creating a space that is inclusive of mother nature. It’s a joy to be in the space and I’m sure even the cows love watching us move in and around bliss.


:::MORNING PRACTICE:::

FLOW. EXPAND. SACRED. MOVING

Our morning yoga comes together in the stillness before dawn.
Mosquito free and superbly still.

We embrace each morning practice as an opportunity to bring ritual and sacredness back into daily focus through cleansing techniques, chanting, breath work and a flowing traditional asana practice.

We will delve deep into a daily practice of traditional Ashtanga vinyasa yoga. This will be a progressive intuitive approach to practice that will vary depending on moon cycle, personal observances and emotional wellbeing. In other words, Ashtanga vinyasa yoga is our backdrop and intuition will power how it will best serve us on the day.

These sessions are designed to open you up, allowing time to rebirth yourself, shifting you from old to new paradigms.

Yes you will sweat, a lot!

And laugh.

And feel absolutely free from a body that will release tension and a mind willing to empty out!

Your morning practice will strengthen and consolidate a whole new way of living.

These classes will vary in duration from 2 to 3 hours daily.
You'll love it!

Bring your own mat.

 Music and chanting at every session.

:::AFTERNOON PRACTICE:::

STILLNESS. LISTENING. INTUITIVE. AWAKENING

Our afternoon practice is about deep listening.

Meditation has a very subtle yet powerful way of penetrating into layers of sensitivity and empathy that naturally awakens intuition. Let’s work together to develop and strengthen how to power up sensory perception and creatively spark Intuitive Intelligence.

Our meditation sessions lovingly escort us back to our ancient inner well to retrieve the medicine that will brings us back to remembering our sacredness.

The voice of wisdom is there for everyone. The medicine of each session will be revealed depending on what the soul wishes to speak to us about.

Intuitive intelligence is the creative force that helps us see life as infinitely dimensional. exisiting far beyond our scope of vision.

These sessions will empower you to trust and affirm your own wisdom and awaken your psychic centres through the tools of yoga: Dharana and Dhyana (meditation and concentration), Pranayama (extension of our life force), Mantra (chanting) and Sankalpa (sacred and focused purpose/intention).

Focus and Stillness are two key aspects of grasping our intuitive intelligence.

Trusting your intuition is all about trusting yourself – and the more trust you place in yourself, the more connected you feel.

You will heal and also be the healer.

Bring your favourite deck of inspirational cards (tarot/oracle), pen and note book.

These are transformative sessions that will stay with you long after the retreat is finished.

See, hear and feel from your soul.

This class will be offered for the duration of 1.5 hours each afternoon.
You will have one afternoon off.

 Music and chanting at every session.

:::RETREATING:::

WE WILL BE OBSERVING A DAY OF SILENCE

We will take refuge in a day of silence and contemplation in preparation for creating space for spiritual practice and simply being. Think of it more like a ‘mental’ detox.

:::FUN ADVENTURES::: 

SNORKELLING WITH TURTLES

Within this retreat you are treated to a snorkelling adventure of swimming with turtles. These peaceful giants of the ocean are great teachers of endurance and serenity.

“The turtle totem wisdom teaches us about walking our path in peace and sticking to it with determination and serenity. Slow moving on earth, yet also incredibly fast and agile in water, those who have the turtle as totem or spirit animal may be encouraged to take a break in their busy lives and look around or within themselves for more grounded, long-lasting solutions. Traditionally, the turtle is symbolic of the way of peace, whether it’s inviting us to cultivate peace of mind or a peaceful relationship with our environment.”
Source: spiritanimal.info

A DAY TRIP TO GILI AIR ISLAND

We will also visit the fun and high energy island of Gili Air for some café hopping and exploring. 
This is a 20 minute boat trip.

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:::MASSAGE:::

YES PLEASE!

A complimentary massage awaits you. Get ready to feel beyond amazing!

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:::DIVINE VEGETARIAN CUISINE:::

TWO MEALS A DAY

( ALCOHOL FREE ZONE )

Full buffet breakfast, easy to digest dinners, free flow of tea, infusions, coffee (yes, I said coffee) and water. Light afternoon snack. Menus are diverse and include superfoods. All dietary needs can be supported.

 

:::YES THERE IS WI-FI!:::

It’s strongest in the main dinning area only.

:::YOUR TEACHER:::

ADRIANA CORTAZZO

INSPIRATIONAL. DEVOTED. SOULFUL. CLEAR

Yoga is my discipline and breathing is my devotion.

I humbly bow to you with deep respect. I see a light in you that inspires me to light up too. And in this moment of connecting, we spark as one divine light.
Namasté.

I am a simple yogi

For over 30 years I have

rolled out the mat.

Practiced.

Rolled up the mat.

Practiced.

Yoga has supported and held me through highs and lows of life.

I have learnt that yoga on or off the mat is a practice of being.

Being me

I am passionate, creative and I love music too. The forever student perpetually questioning the meaning of life. I love sharing what I know and what I don’t know… but mostly playing with how we can grow together.

Chanting makes me smile from the inside out. I have been teaching for a long time and for a long time I have been guided by intuitive insights. My intuition is vibrant and awake and usually my perfect mentor when teaching yoga.

I have extensive training in Iyengar and Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga with a huge interest in Tantra and Bhakti Yoga too. My classes are a rich blend of everything powered by intuitive wisdom.

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:::SHARING THE LOVE:::

TESTIMONIALS

“I started my yoga experience 3 years ago on a weekend retreat with this beautiful soul (Adriana). I was hooked. Each year since then I have followed her on an annual overseas retreat and believe me when I say, I am transformed every single time! Adriana intuitively knows what each of us need, even if we don’t know it ourselves. Time away with her is inspiring, creative, heart warming and soul feeding. Exactly what I am looking for! A rewarding experience every single time.” Terri

“Adriana's 30 plus years as a yogi was evident as she guided and held us through the expansion of our yoga and meditation practice. Mind, body and soul was completely rejuvenated. Great food and great company. Loved the whole experience.” Barb

“Adriana leads you with a kind but firm hand into a greater understanding of your body and mind. I leave these retreats with a renewed body, a clear mind and a soaring heart! Can’t wait for the next one. A truly inspirational experience”. Deb

 

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:::ALL THE DETAILS:::

Arrive in Bali 27 September 2019

Fast boat to the island 28 September

Retreat ends 5 October and you head back to Bali

 

PRICE INCLUDES

Private Van Transfer – Bali airport to hotel 

1 night hotel in Bali

Transfer – hotel to speedboat terminal 

Speedboat to Gili Meno approx. 2 hours return

7 night’s accommodation at Mao Meno 

2 meals per day

Massage

Swim with turtles (so good)

Day Trip to Gili Air for a bit of cafe and beach hopping

Private Van Transfer ferry terminal to Denpasar Airport/Ubud

Two magical yoga sessions daily

Swimming

Lots of laughter

and lots of NOTHING TIME!!!

 

RETREAT PRICES

From $2270 - $2770

Share room without Air Con $2270
Share room with Air Con $2450
Private room with share bathroom $2600
Private room with ensuite $2770

(all prices excludes airfare)

For booking enquiries please contact us

here

EARLY BIRD SPECIAL DISCOUNT
SAVE $$ PAY IN FULL BY 28 FEBRUARY 2019
AND SAVE $300 ON THE FULL PRICE

LIMITED SPACES

SHARED AND SINGLE ROOMS, AIR CON AVAILABLE IN A FEW ROOMS ONLY

Say YES now and secure your booking with a $350 deposit (non-refundable)
Full payment prior to retreat commencement
By September 2, 2018

Photo Credits: Melonie Ryan


:::WE RECOMMEND:::

EXTENDING YOUR STAY IN BALI AFTER THE RETREAT

UBUD IS A GREAT CONTRAST

There are so many stunning places to stay in Bali and here are just a few options.

This is completely optional and not a requirement as part of the retreat. We found it to be a very good way to reintegrate back into society. A transfer bus will take you to Ubud at no extra cost.



THE SHALA BALI

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THE SWASTI ECO COTTAGES

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