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Bali Retreat Itinerary

View the full schedule for our Escape to the Island of the Gods in Bali, Indonesia on September 20 - 26, 2024. If you have any questions please schedule a call with the retreat leader, Kerry Tice, by using the button below. We are happy to answer any and all questions or concerns. 

Day One

8AM - 3PM

 Arrival at Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPS) in Ubud, Bali, marks the beginning of your extraordinary Inner Warrior Retreat journey. We recommend arriving in Bali by 3:00 p.m. to ensure you arrive in time for the special Welcome Dinner. However, if your flight arrives later, rest assured that we will arrange your transportation accordingly, ensuring a seamless transition from the airport to your retreat destination.


To expedite your entry into the country, we advise applying for your visa before arrival. After clearing customs and immigration, proceed to ground transportation where your dedicated ride will be waiting to whisk you away to your accommodations. The drive from the airport to the retreat venue is just 30 minutes, offering you a scenic introduction to the beauty and serenity of Bali. Relax and unwind as you embark on this transformative journey, knowing that every detail has been carefully arranged for your comfort and convenience.

6:00PM

Step into a world of culinary delight as you join us for our enchanting Welcome Dinner, a feast prepared by the finest local chefs, exclusively for you. The evening is more than just a meal; it's a celebration of your arrival, a symphony of flavors and aromas that dance on your palate and enchant your senses.


Indulge in a culinary journey that showcases the best of local cuisine, prepared with love and care to tantalize your taste buds. Each dish is a masterpiece, crafted with the freshest ingredients and inspired by the rich culinary traditions of the region.
 

As you savor each bite, you'll experience the warmth and hospitality of Bali, a place where every meal is a celebration of life. The ambiance is magical, with soft candlelight and the gentle rustle of palm trees in the evening breeze, creating a truly unforgettable dining experience.
 

This Welcome Dinner is more than just a meal; it's a moment to pause, to connect, and to savor the beauty of this moment in time. Join us as we raise a glass to new beginnings and unforgettable memories, a taste of what's to come on your Inner Warrior Retreat.

7:30PM

Our opening ceremony is a deeply transformative experience, carefully crafted to set the tone for your Inner Warrior journey. As you gather with fellow travelers, the air is charged with anticipation and a sense of unity. The ceremony invokes the elements—earth, water, fire, air, and spirit—in a mesmerizing display of ritual and symbolism, creating a sacred space for introspection and growth.
 

With each element represented, you'll feel a profound connection to the natural world and  your inner self. The earth beneath your feet grounds you, the water cleanses and renews, the fire ignites passion and determination, the air whispers of new possibilities, and the spirit unites us all in a shared journey of self-discovery.
 

Through this ceremony, you'll embark on a week-long odyssey of transformation, guided by the wisdom of the elements and the support of your fellow travelers. It's a powerful beginning to a journey that promises to awaken your inner warrior and leave you forever changed.

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Day Two

8:30AM

Invigorating therapeutic yoga to prepare you for your day. Knock off some of the tightness and tension from your travels as we begin to dive into the study and practice of alignment yoga, where each class is tailored to the needs of the day. You’ll learn special skills and gain awareness in your body that you’ll be able to take back with you into your daily yoga practice. Each class will conclude with a guided visual meditation or soul journey to take you deeper into your journey. 

10:00AM

Indulge in a delicious breakfast designed to nourish and energize you for the exciting activities of Day 2. Enjoy a sumptuous spread of fresh, locally sourced ingredients, perfectly crafted to fuel your body and delight your taste buds. Savor every bite as you prepare for another day of adventure and discovery.

12:00PM

Learn the ancient Eastern physiotherapy known as Nuad Boran or Thai Yoga Massage. You'll acquire skills to share with friends and family. This beautifully relaxing workshop facilitates connection and deeper awareness.

2:00PM

Take a break for lunch and indulge in a feast of delicious, mouth-watering cuisine. Savor every bite as you recharge and prepare for the exciting activities ahead

4:30PM

 Aerial Yoga Kerry first discovered aerial yoga when he suffered a severe back injury, fearing he might lose the activities he loved. This practice not only healed his body but also became a profound source of well-being. 


This unique practice not only enhances flexibility and core strength but also provides a playful, joyful experience that reconnects you with your inner child. By the end of the class, you'll be rejuvenated, centered, and ready to embrace the adventures of the day with a refreshed spirit and a balanced body.

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Day Three

9:00AM

Breakfast Delight in a delectable breakfast tailored to energize and nourish you for the day ahead. Relish a lavish selection of locally sourced, fresh ingredients thoughtfully prepared to invigorate your body and tantalize your palate. Take pleasure in every mouthful as you gear up for another day of thrilling exploration and new experiences.

10:30AM

Departure to Batur Hot Springs Embark on a serene journey to the enchanting Batur Hot Springs, where you'll immerse yourself in a morning of pure relaxation, rejuvenating your mind, body, and soul. Feel the soothing warmth of the natural springs envelop you, melting away any lingering tension and fatigue. As you soak, be captivated by the stunning vistas of majestic mountains in the backdrop, a breathtaking sight that elevates the entire experience to a transcendent level.

2:00PM

After your tranquil morning at the hot springs, return to the luxurious embrace of Hotel Komune for a delightful lunch experience. Indulge in a culinary journey that tantalizes your taste buds and replenishes your energy. As you savor each bite in the relaxing ambiance of the hotel, you'll feel nourished and ready for the afternoon's adventures.

4:30PM

Aerial Yoga Drawing from 24 years of aerial experience and a background in yoga therapy, Kerry developed a unique aerial yoga practice that transcends the mat. By blending these disciplines, he created an experience that goes beyond traditional yoga. 


In this serene environment, Kerry will guide you through a series of poses designed to stretch, strengthen, and align your body. The hammock supports you in ways that allow deeper stretches and helps you achieve postures that might otherwise be challenging. With each gentle sway, you'll feel your muscles relax and your mind calm, as the therapeutic benefits of aerial yoga work their wonders.

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Day Four

8:30AM

Begin your day with an invigorating aerial yoga session, where the magic of the hammock elevates your practice to new heights. As the morning light filters through the palm trees, you'll find yourself gracefully suspended above the ground, embraced by the soft fabric of the aerial silk.

10:00AM

Indulge in a feast of fresh, locally sourced ingredients thoughtfully prepared to energize and nourish your body. Enjoy a sumptuous spread featuring tropical fruits bursting with flavor, freshly baked pastries, and a variety of wholesome dishes that cater to every palate.


With the rising sun casting a warm glow over the lush landscape, breakfast becomes not just a meal, but a moment of pure bliss, setting the perfect tone for another day of adventure and discovery in paradise.

12:00PM

Embark on a whimsical culinary adventure as we depart for an enchanting Balinese cooking class. Step into a world where aromatic spices dance in the air and vibrant ingredients come together to create culinary masterpieces. Guided by masterful local chefs, you'll learn the art of Balinese cooking, uncovering the secrets of traditional recipes passed down through generations.

In this magical setting, every dish you create becomes a fragrant love letter to Bali's rich culture and heritage. As you chop, stir, and taste, you'll find yourself transported to a realm of culinary fantasy, where each bite is a celebration of the island's bountiful flavors.

 

Capture the essence of Bali in every meal you prepare, and take home not just recipes, but a piece of its soul. Delight your taste buds and those of your loved ones with the delectable dishes you'll master, bringing the enchanting taste of Bali to your table time and time again.

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Day Five

7:00AM

Awake to the soft light of dawn and the promise of a new day in paradise. As the world begins to stir, treat yourself to an early breakfast at Hotel Komune, where a delightful spread of fresh fruits, pastries, and local delicacies awaits. Sip on a steaming cup of tea or coffee, allowing the rich aroma to awaken your senses and invigorate your spirit. Enjoy a moment of peace and tranquility as you savor each bite, preparing yourself for the day ahead. Feel the gentle morning breeze caress your skin, carrying with it the promis    e of adventure and discovery. Let this quiet moment be the perfect start to an unforgettable day in Bali, where every experience is a celebration of life's simple pleasures.

2:00PM

Embark on a mystical journey as we depart for the Gate of Heaven, a place of unparalleled beauty and spiritual significance. As the sun rises, casting its ethereal light across the landscape, we will make our way to this sacred site, renowned for its transformative energy. The Gate of Heaven beckons us with its ancient wisdom and profound spirituality, inviting us to connect with the divine and awaken our inner warrior. Join us on this enchanting excursion, where you will be enveloped in a sense of wonder and awe, as you explore this sacred sanctuary.

4:30PM

The aerial yoga hammock serves as a transformative tool, elevating the practice to new heights and allowing students to explore poses in a unique and exhilarating way. Kerry's extensive experience and dedication to aerial yoga shine through in his teaching, as he guides students through sequences that promote strength, flexibility, and mindfulness. His passion for this practice is palpable, creating an atmosphere of joy and exploration in every class. As students flow through the movements, they are encouraged to let go of limitations and connect with their inner child, experiencing a profound sense of freedom and lightness.

Day Six

8:30AM

Yoga Alignment yoga starts at the ground and moves its way up. It works from the foundation of the feet and ankles, building upon that understanding and knowledge to skillfully strengthen the structures above.

10:00AM

As the sun begins its ascent over the horizon, casting a golden glow over the landscape, join us for a post-aerial yoga breakfast at Hotel Komune. Indulge in a delicious and nutritious meal, carefully crafted to replenish your energy after your morning practice. Savor the flavors of Bali with fresh tropical fruits, hearty grains, and aromatic local spices. As you nourish your body, take a moment to reflect on the journey of the past few days and the transformation you have experienced. Let this meal be a celebration of your inner strength and resilience, a testament to the power of yoga to heal and rejuvenate both body and soul.

4:00PM

After a beautiful practice in the serene environment of Bali, there's nothing quite like relaxing in your yoga hammock. Aerial yoga ends with a powerful inversion, offering numerous benefits such as regulating the nervous system, improving sleep, digestion, and cardiovascular health. Just one session can have a profound effect on your body and spirit, leaving you feeling rejuvenated and connected.

5:30PM

As the week of transformation draws to a close, we gather for a profound and moving ceremony, designed to honor the incredible journey we've embarked upon together. This sacred gathering serves as a poignant moment to reflect on the powerful transformations we've experienced and to integrate the lessons learned along the way.

Surrounded by the beauty of Bali, with the gentle breeze caressing our skin and the sound of the ocean as our backdrop, we come together in a space of deep reverence and gratitude. We honor the courage it took to embark on this inner warrior journey and celebrate the growth and healing that has taken place within each of us.

 

Through ritual and ceremony, we create a sacred container to hold and honor our experiences, allowing us to process and integrate the profound shifts that have occurred. This closing ceremony serves as a bridge between the retreat and the world beyond, offering us a moment of stillness and reflection before we return to our daily lives.

 

As we gather around the sacred fire, we are reminded of the strength and resilience that lies within us, and the power of community to support us on our journey. Together, we honor the inner warriors that we are, and the transformation that has taken place within us.
 

7:00PM

As the sun sets on our week of transformation, we gather for a magical and enchanting closing dinner, set against the backdrop of Bali's breathtaking beauty. The air is filled with a sense of celebration and camaraderie as we come together one last time to honor the journey we've shared.

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Day Seven

Rise & Shine - Goodbye!

Transportation will leave 3.5 hours before your flight. Transportation will be provided to Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPS) for your departure. Please ensure that you have checked out of your accommodation by 11:00 AM to allow ample time for travel arrangements and to avoid any inconvenience.

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