03 Jul 23, 6 nights
Katiara Retreats are honoured to be hosting Replenish, an all inclusive deep rest yoga retreat with the intention of Replenshing self. Set at the stunning Basundari Retreat Centre, surrounded by rice fields and the jungle of Ubud. Replenish Retreat invites you to join us on this blissful immersion of breathwork, flow yoga, mellow yoga, nourishing yin, meditation, creative introspection, enriching activities, amazing food and total relaxation.
Basundari (The Grace of Mother Earth in sanskrit) is a boutique retreat center located in the village of Laplapan 2km from Ubud center. Set amongst jungle, rice fields and the magnificence of nature, it is a raw, beautiful, relaxing, and rejuvenating place. It is nestled near a flowing river with giant stands of Bamboo and jungle. The calming sound of the flowing river, the symphony of nature and the scent of the verdant vegetation make for an ideal setting for an unforgettable experience leaving you feeling replenished and celebrated.
Basundari offers 11 spacious rooms with unique design elements using up-cycled furniture and eco-friendly A/C to provide comfort to the tropical environment of Bali. Each room is uniquely designed with views of either the jungle or rice fields that surround Basundari.
Nestled deep in the jungle on the property, is a spacious open-aired yoga shala, where you can immerse in nature, marvel the breath taking view of giant bamboos and hear the soothing sound of the flowing river.
Tirta Empul Temple and Purification Holy Spring
The Holy Spring of Tirta Empul Temple (Bali’s Sacred Water Temple). Tirta Empul Temple is considered sacred by the Balinese Hindu Community. The temple has several holy springs which are said to have been created by the God Indra and believed to be blessed water that could purify those who bathe there. Tirta Empul loosely translated means water gushing from the earth, and for this reason, Tirta Empul is regarded as a Holy Spring. It is considered one of the five most holy temples in all of Bali and is considered one of the holiest water sources in Bali.
Tegalalang Rice Terrance
Tegalalang Rice Terrace is one of the most beautiful places to visit in Bali. This stunning rice terrace is part of the Cultural Landscape of Bali Province UNESCO World Heritage Site. Rice farms in Tegalalang are using subak irrigation systems. This irrigation system is a unique farming style. Most of the rice farms in Indonesia have flat landscaping. Rice farms in Bali are an exception due Bali is a small island with a mountainous area
Tegenungan Waterfall is the beautiful and hidden waterfall in Ubud Village. The water is furthermore clean and clear. Tegenungan is one of the waterfalls in Bali that isn’t situated in the highlands or mountains. It is approximately 15 meters high, so you can actually jump right into the waterfall. Enjoy the sensation of swimming in a very popular waterfall, while swimming to see the surrounding scenery that is still natural and beautiful, breathing the fresh air in the waterfall will make blood circulation smooth.
Katiara Retreat Team
I’m not your average Sagittarius but look, I do love adventure and travel. I spent the best part of my twenties being blessed to live in the UK and travel around Europe, America and India. My favourite question to be asked is: where and why is your favourite place you have been to? By the way my answer is, Turkey but my favourite place to retreat in is Bali…or Hawaii, both? Me and travel - it’s in the stars. I’m a Yoga, Breathwork, Qi Gong, Meditation Teacher and Spiritual Seeker. I offer a deeply grounding, introspective, explorative and safe practice.
I am a big advocate for retreats, I have attended a few ‘hand made’ retreats in Bali with friends, but my first non-self-curated retreat was a Vipassana meditation retreat in Western Australia. It was the kindest (and most challenging) act I had done for myself. Take time, for me to be with me. I went on to do more of those plus a few yoga retreats in Denmark and Dwellingup, all within the space of a few years. I love retreats for the pure declaration of self love, care and appreciation. It’s this unique and incredibly special pocket of time, on your timeline that you’ve allocated just for you, out of your daily life and schedule and through this comes great clarity and an opportunity for transformation.
Having grown up in one of the worlds most isolated cities, I haven't shied away from travel, in fact it is one of my favourite things to do! I have spent a lot of time across Asia, explored parts of Europe and America, with many more places still on the bucket list. When asked, it’s a struggle to choose a favourite place I have been, but... I would travel back to Japan in a heart beat! A retreat in the Maldives, would be the perfect excuse to return! I’m a full-time educator, Studio Owner, Yoga, Sound and Meditation teacher, practicing Artist AND a self confessed crazy cat mum! Being in nature both inspires me creatively and always brings me back to myself, much like my personal yoga practice. My offerings are an extension of this; creative, nourishing and spacious all with the intention to hold space for a deeper level of connection to self.
For my 30th birthday I gifted myself a private room on my first retreat over on the beautiful island of Koh Phangan in Thailand. Breaking away from daily routine, immersing myself in a world of yoga and meditation nestled in nature; was the perfect act of self love. I believe we should all have the opportunity to retreat at least once in our lives.
Yes, we can cater to all dietary requirements. We organise the menu in advance. Please ensure you let us know your dietary requirements so they can be included in the menu preparations.
Sarah Malone and Katie Green
It is so important that every aspect of this retreat is top notch. This includes having a
suitable sized group - not too big, not too small. We expect a maximum of 20 participants.
After filling out the application form you will receive an invoice from Katiara Retreats.
About one month prior to retreat you will receive another email with start time, travel
information, packing list and other details. You will receive another email approximately
one week prior to retreat with any final details.
Alcohol is not included in the retreat outside of any organised activities where it is
stipulated alcohol is included. You are welcome to purchase alcohol to enjoy at your
Meal times will be shared. However if you wish, you can take your meal back to your room for some quiet time as well.
Sometimes there are things in our bodies we have to be mindful of when we do any form of exercise. As long as you have the all clear from your doctor you are welcome to take part in this retreat. We will work within your limits.
We welcome people to attend who have never done yoga before, as well as more
advanced yogis. We also keep the group size small so that you get the attention you need. We will speak to participants (privately) at the start of the retreat to discuss any niggles or injuries that may be of concern to you.
Absolutely not! Our practices are suitable for everyone! Our retreats focus on finding inner balance and connection and are primarily restorative, so it will suit all levels.
It's such a gift to yourself to take on this special experience. Don't you worry about a thing. Our retreat is a small group of people. All the classes and workshops are completely modifiable. We will take good care of you and your body. This is about giving yourself the opportunity this year to get out of your crazy rat race, and take some time to unwind deeper then you ever have before. The question is, are you willing to invest in yourself?
All our retreat offerings or scheduled activities are optional, so it’s up to you how much or how little you do. You choose the level of activity or rejuvenation to align with your goals and intention for the retreat.
Yes, guests must be 18 years or older to attend Katiara Retreats, unless otherwise agreed to. Special exceptions for younger teenage guests may be allowed if you are traveling as part of a family or group booking, such as mum, daughter, auntie & niece etc.
You will be asked one month prior to the retreat to provide your flight details to us along with a copy of your international travel insurance policy. We will arrange the Basundari drivers to collect you from the airport in Bali and return you to the airport at the end of the retreat.
Bali has 2 distinct seasons where the temperature for both is around 90° F or 30° C. ‘Dry’ season, April – November, is beautifully sunny and warm during the day and balmy at night (no less than 25°C). ‘Green’ season, November – March, welcomes hot sunny days with a daily late afternoon shower, which keeps Bali beautiful and blooming with greenery!
Make sure you pack clothing that is loose and comfortable – comfort is key! The weather is warm all year round, so you won’t need to pack any warm clothes. Key items to bring for your retreat in Bali are; bathers, thongs/sandals, running shoes, a hat, sunglasses, a dress or two for a night out, yoga/gym wear, light pajamas, and personal toiletries, device chargers. We provide a comprehensive suggested packing list specific to each retreat in advance.