Exploring in & around

Ubud
 

Exploring in & around Ubud

The popularity of Ubud has been on the rise ever since the movie Eat, Pray and Love was displayed in movie theaters across the world. This stunning location provides participants the opportunity to explore the rice terraces or the river valleys that are found in and around the village. While walking through these panoramic scenes you will find yourself up close with the local people who are working in the fields throughout the day.


There are many Ubud activities besides absorbing the cultural beauty. Most activities always seem to be intertwined with the daily village life. Nearby temples show you the historical and religious influences that are still present today while the many museums offer you the opportunity to learn about their Bali paintings, drawings, carvings and statues.


The town has a hippie vibe, cluttered with vegetarian cafes and healing centers. Some serious shopping may be added to the list of activities, if you are looking for nice Balinese clothing, decorations, paintings, masks etc.

We have made a short list of alternative activities which, may be offered as an additional learning experience to your retreat. These may be combined with sightseeing options. Do not hesitate to contact us for further suggestions.

Bicycle Tour

We have specially selected a well articulated and knowledgeable guide for this outstanding experience.

Though his passion for his local culture, he will share with you the spiritual principles of the Balinese Culture.

Bicycle Tour

If you have a preference to learn about healing plants, or architecture etc. these excursions may be tailored upon your request.

Either bicycle or walking tours may be coordinated for your retreat.

A day of royal pampering

This is a one of kind experience to honor one’s self while indulging in pure beauty and luxury. Because of the exclusivity of the location, it is an unforgettable experience.

A day of royal pampering

The afternoon includes an organic lunch in tranquil settings, bathing in the Holly spring water pool, use of the Yoga space. All of these activities take place bordering the magical and serene landscapes with the flowing waters of the Ayung River.

Learning about Plants that Heal

This three to four hours excursion will allow you to better understand how plants are used for healing. By learning the traditional uses in the Balinese Culture of these herbs, you will become familiar with the wide range of plants and herbs found on the island.

Learning about Plants that Heal

It is recommended that you wear comfortable shoes that can get wet, bring sun block and hat for this excursion. For individuals, this excursion is schedules to commence in the morning. For groups, please e-mail us for more information.

Reiki Workshop

Reiki is an ancient method of healing, developed by Tibetan Monks and rediscovered by Dr, Kikao Usui. Since then, it has grown in popularity.

Reiki Workshop

This ancient, natural method of healing is centered upon  “Universal Life force Energy” It is a very high vibration of Divine love which flows through the practitioner to the participant, dissolving emotional, physical and mental blocks as it flows.

Reiki Workshop

A Reiki Workshop and sessions conducted by one of our selected facilitators may also be integrated into your retreat.

Rafting

Paddle down along the Ayung river and witness the eye-catching views that Bali offers. This 2 hours journey will start with a few words about safety and instructions from the guide and off you go!

Rafting

A stop to play at a waterfall will be included where you can take a lot of great photos. Photographers and videographers are stationed along the river so you can purchase copies back at the endpoint.

Rafting

Clean changing rooms, personal lockers, towels and bath room facilities will be provided. A buffet lunch will be served after the excursion including an array of choices.

Rafting

Please note that the path to rafting includes climbing steps for 15-20 minutes. Those with walking restraints should consider it before joining the excursion.

Bali - Life is an Offering /Private Screening for Groups

Share a private screening with your group retreat of this 90 minutes documentary film, filled with luminous images of the island’s culture and natural beauty.

Bali - Life is an Offering /Private Screening for Groups

Bali: Life is an Offering explores the resplendent natural beauty, graceful people and age-old spiritual traditions that characterize this unique island, and the transformative effect they have on all who visit.

Bali - Life is an Offering /Private Screening for Groups

This documentary is inspired by the Balinese philosophical concept ‘tri hita karana’ — harmony between the divine, humankind and nature. This activity includes transportation and a vegetarian meal at Paradiso Ubud.

Learning how to make Healing Jamus

Jamus are traditional herbal medicines used locally for many traditions. Many of these herbal medicines are sold on the street, offering an alternative healing method for the locals.

Learning how to make Healing Jamus

The ingredients include plants such as roots, leaves and bark, and fruit. During this session you will learn how to make traditional Janu Tonic Drink, Body Scrubs, Body Oil, and Body mask.

Learning how to make Healing Jamus

This two hour workshop is available for individuals staying in Ubud at a scheduled time. For groups please e-mail us for more information.

Balinese Cultural Experience

 

Through this experience you will share with your participants and hands on experience with the local culture.

 

 

Balinese Cultural Experience

Activities will include the opportunity to learn how to plant rice; a walk through the rice fields; witness how to make oil,  iron smiting; and share with the children at a local school a class. Lunch is included.