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Awaken from Ignorance to Bliss - A Jivamukti and Yin Yoga Retreat


  • Origin Resorts Dusun 151 Jalan Raya Sengkol, Kuta Lombok Tengah NTB, 83573 Indonesia (map)
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Patanjali's Kriya Yoga aims to neutralise the causes of sorrow that are rooted in ignorance and lead us to self-realisation. It consists of three aspects: Tapas or self-discipline (physical body), Svadhyaya or self-study (the mind), and Ishvara pranidhana or devotion to the Divine (the spirit). 

I invite you to join me amidst the beautiful surroundings of Origin Resorts, Lombok, Indonesia in an exploration to awaken from ignorance to bliss. We start our day with pranayama, meditation and a "rise and shine" asana practice followed by a light breakfast. We move on to a more invigorating practice with insightful Yoga philosophy in the late morning before we break for lunch. Afternoons are at your own leisure and pace where you can choose to either take it real easy and indulge at the spa or kick in to a higher gear on the water surfing, stand-up paddle boarding or hiking. The evening Yin and restorative practice will seek to balance out the Yang in all of us and restore our spirit. Our evening Satsang (a gathering of likeminded souls in search of light and truth) together after dinner nourishes the soul with Kirtan (devotional chanting), viewing of the Jivamukti movie "What Is Real", Yoga Nidra (the art of Yogic sleep) and our guest teacher, Patricia Chiu will lead us in two Dynamic Dance Meditation sessions. Patricia will also be leading us in a Journaling workshop and guided journaling sessions where we have the opportunity to explore the myriad of ways we can keep journals and how it can potentially serve as a catalyst to assist us in our journey of self-discovery from ignorance to bliss.


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Our guest facilitator, Patricia is an avid believer that yoga can be a catalyst to living a fulfilling life, one that embraces harmony between mind, body and spirit. Having practiced yoga on and off for 10 years, she became a certified yoga instructor in the summer of 2011.

In addition to being a former national hockey player for Hong Kong, Patricia is also a professional dancer and choreographer, giving her a unique insight and appreciation for the importance of developing a balance in both strength and flexibility. Passionate about giving back to the community, she has dedicated several years to community work with the Hong Kong Youth Arts Foundation, as well as dance/yoga/football projects in Cambodia and Laos. She strongly believes that sports and the arts can provide a platform for people to empower themselves as well as provide a medium through which social change can be instigated. She is dedicated to creating engaging and evocative experiences for all; experiences that strengthen the bodies, stimulate the minds, awaken the hearts and feed the souls. 


Cost

Single - USD980  /  Twin Sharing - USD830 per person (*rooms with two single beds are limited)

Cost includes:

  • 6 nights of accommodation (Dec 17th to 22nd) 
  • 5 full days of Yoga practices (Dec 18th to 22nd) 
  • 3 vegan meals a day for 5 days (Dec 18th to 22nd)
  • Airport transfers    

Excludes - Flights / Visas / Spa treatments / Activities like surfing, stand up paddle boarding, cooking classes, guided tours in Lombok

*All yogis are advised to arrive and check in on Sunday Dec 17th. Accommodation for Sunday Dec 17th is included in the cost (Meals are NOT included on Sunday Dec 17th.) Check out is on Saturday Dec 23rd and breakfast is included on that day.

*Reservations are confirmed only upon full payment and verification of flight details.

Refunds/Cancellation
• No refund or credit will be issued for cancellations starting from November 1 2017.
• A 10% package price administration fee applies to all refunds or cancellations.


How to get to Lombok, Indonesia

By Air
Lombok International Airport (IATA code LOP) is the only airport on Lombok. There are a few ways to get to Lombok:

Bali to Lombok by Air - Flight time is about 30 minutes and start from USD35 one way.

Garuda Airlines has direct flight between Lombok and Bali everyday. 
www.garuda-indonesia.com

Wings Air / Lion Air flies between Bali and Lombok daily as well. The companies code share, so you may purchase a Lion Air ticket and find yourself on a Wings Air flight. www.lionair.co.id

International Flights:

Silk Air (a subsidiary of Singapore Airline) flies direct between Lombok and Singapore five times a week. www.silkair.com

Air Asia operates direct flights between Lombok and two destinations in Malaysia, with many international connections available. Flights between Lombok and Kuala Lumpur operate daily. www.airasia.com

Garuda Airlines fly between Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia and Lombok everyday, with a short stopover in Jakarta. International connections from around the world are available via Jakarta. www.garuda-indonesia.com

For those with time to spare and are seeking a bit more of an adventure:

By Sea
Padang Bai Harbour, Bali, provides the sea link between mainland Bali and Lombok. Buy tickets directly from the harbours or use a reputable tour company to provide a transfer service.

Public ferries depart every hour for the sea voyage between Padang Bai Harbour Bali and Lembar Harbour Lombok. The crossing between the islands one way costs about USD4 and takes approximately 4 to 5 hours.

Fast Boats - Speed boats from Bali to Lombok, which takes approximately 2 hours.
Blue Water Express www.bluewater-express.com
Gili Getaway www.giligetaway.com


Visa Entry & Requirements
Lombok International Airport and Bali Ngurah Rai (Denpasar) Airport has full Visa on Arrival (VOA) facilities. There are different rules for different foreign visitors to Indonesia. Most countries get a free 30 day visa while other countries need to apply for a visa before travelling. Please visit www.imigrasi.go.id to confirm your visa status, which is dependent on the passport you carry.

Regardless what country you are from and what visa you will be getting, there are a few things every foreign visitor needs before travelling to Indonesia:

  • A passport that is valid for at least 6 months from the day you enter Indonesia.
  • A passport that has at least one complete blank page.
  • Proof of a return flight or onward flight out of Indonesia. 


Travel Insurance
Travel Insurance is NOT included in the package, therefore all yogis are advised to arrange your own travel insurance.


For information on payment details and further enquiries, please email nora@thinkoffthemat.com - Thank you!