About the Goddess Gathering Retreat

Celebrate the Solstice occurring on June 21st activating and celebrating the divine feminine, otherwise known as SHAKTI – our power to create. The Solstice is a natural way to reconnect with life’s divine plan and to feel a deep connection to all of life and the natural world. We will honor this time by gathering on this sacred land in Bali with rituals and ceremonies. We will use the potent energy of the solstice to guide us during this transformative retreat. You will be immersed in practices that will empower and inspire you.

Relax and restore in beautiful Bali, enjoying the ocean, pool, and healthy organic food in the eco-resort.

You are going to gather with your sisters in a beautiful sanctuary by the ocean in Bali, the island of Gods where the magic happens within and without. You will ignite your powerful Shakti energy, unite in sacred practices to heal yourselves and the planet, connect and merge with mother nature, pray for you and for the world, and raise your vibration and that of the environment around. The “Goddess Gathering by the Sea” is a celebration of your infinite power to heal, to inspire, and to thrive for love and peace for the whole of humanity.

Practice daily movement and meditation sessions including Kundalini, Kriyas, and Vinyasa yoga for all levels, pranayama, mantra and chanting, Pilates, ecstatic dance, and more.

Take part in sacred ceremonies and rituals based in the Tantric and Balinese traditions such as daily Puja and water purification ceremony Experience a truly special cultural

Retreat Schedule

Daily Sample Activities
  1. We observe silence in the mornings. A great time to journal, watch the sunrise, and soak up the surroundings.
  2. We start our day with meditation and conscious rituals.
  3. A light snack, coffee, and tea are served between meditation and yoga.
  4. 2-hour Sattva Yoga Journey for all levels; a truly holistic practice that combines Kundalini Kriyas, mantras, mudras, pranayama, and Vinyasa flow.
  5. After the morning of practices, a big delicious homemade breakfast is served.
  6. Free time; enjoy the beach, pool, relax and connect with your fellow Goddesses.
  7. You can go explore the town of Amed which is a 15 or 20-minute walk from the resort, but far enough away for it to be super quiet and secluded.
  8. Every day we'll have different workshops midday such as a Mantra class learning about the meaning of different chants, Goddess workshops learning about different deities, and a massage workshop where everyone will learn some massage techniques and get plenty of 'hands-on' time.
  9. A tasty lunch is served after the workshops.
  10. Free time.
  11. In the evening we'll have Yin yoga, sound healing sessions, gong baths, ecstatic dance, and restorative Pilates classes.
  12. Dinner is served after the evening class.
  13. Instead of workshops, on a few of the days we'll have excursions to dive, snorkel, visit waterfalls, go on jungle hikes, and go out on the town.
  14. On one of the afternoons, we will even plan a Balinese Purification Ceremony with a Balinese priest; a truly special cultural experience.
  15. We will have a special ceremony for the Solstice on June 21st
  16. Save room for surprises and spontaneity. Come with an open mind and heart, be prepared to experience magic.
  17. Every activity is optional. This is your retreat.

RETREAT HIGHLIGHTS

  1. Daily Sattva Yoga Class
  2. Daily Meditation Session
  3. Amazing Cultural Experiences
  4. Yin Yoga, Pilates, and more Optional Classes
  5. Workshops, Massage, Mantra, and Pranayama
  6. Daily Vegan and Vegetarian Meals

THINGS TO DO

Please take into consideration, Shakti Retreat has planned daily activities for you but we want you to also remember this is a vacation and you’re welcome to opt out of any planned activity for resting by the beach, pool, or in a hammock. Some extra activities you may engage in are:-

  • Yoga
  • Pilates
  • Ceremonies and rituals
  • Workshops
  • Ecstatic dance
  • Walks and runs on the beach
  • Hikes in the jungle
  • Visits to Amed town center
  • Diving
  • Snorkeling
  • Swimming

Plenty of relaxation and restoration in the form of hammock naps, sunbathing by the pool, and frolicking on the beach are also waiting for you.

What’s included

What’s Not included

Accommodation

ECO-COMMITMENT at the Goddess Gathering Retreat!

We have consciously chosen for our retreat venue a place which could not just be beautiful and secluded but also which could be built and maintained respecting Mother Nature. Below is a message from the host of this stunning sanctuary. PLEASE READ CAREFULLY AND GET INSPIRED!

As custodians of this sacred land, we are passionate about living lightly and respectfully, with a low-impact presence within this extraordinary landscape. This land is our inspiration; living in an environmentally friendly way inspires everything we do – from the building materials we used to the food we grow and serve. Our protective eco-philosophy helps create a very special experience that nurtures and enriches all who chose to stay here. We’re as green as we can get, so you can leave with a clean conscience!

These are some of the measures we take to reduce to a minimum our impact on the environment :-

Buildings
  • Our buildings follow the natural lay of the land, and are influenced by traditional Balinese design principles
  • We used only local Neem wood or reclaimed hard wood for the posts and roof structures
  • Our floors use locally handmade cement and terracotta tiles, locally sourced marble and reclaimed ship wood planks
  • Our walls are made from local volcanic stone laid on mud bricks and mud plaster 90% of our doors and windows are reclaimed from old buildings in the area
  • Our furniture is hand-crafted from repurposed wood and other up-cycled materials
  • Our buildings enjoy natural cooling, with good ventilation, thick walls and ceiling fans
  • Our bathrooms feature rain showers and water-saving toilets
  • All lamps are either solar-charged, or fitted with energy-saving LED bulbs


Housekeeping
  • We use only natural cleaning products for cleaning, and soap nuts for laundry (which is dried with natural sunlight)
  • We place natural and locally produced soaps and shampoos in the rooms
  • We change and wash towels and sheets only when requested, and encourage the reuse of pool towels for a few days
  • We provide filtered drinking water in recycled glass bottles in each room, refillable in the restaurant
  • The bathrooms are a semi-open so the sun and breeze dry towels naturally and prevent mould.
  • All the flowers in our rooms and restaurant are from our garden
  • We provide mechanically powered flash lights in the rooms for our guests
  • We provide no-energy bamboo speakers for cell phones in the rooms


Kitchen and restaurant
  • We created our garden guided by permaculture principles
  • We mulch the garden to protect the soil and to minimize watering
  • We use our own home-made Neem pesticides to control garden pests
  • We grow many fruit and vegetables, all our herbs and spices, and ceremonial flowers used in daily offerings
  • We collect and dry scented flower buds to make our own fragrant oil
  • We dry the herbs and make many products out of them. eg.herbal sea salt, herbal teas, medicine capsules
  • We collect the seeds and either plant them again or give them as gifts
  • We have many medicinal plants cultivated in our garden and make our own medicine
  • We compost our kitchen scraps
  • The grey water from the kitchen and showers supports our garden via an intelligent pipe system
  • The black water from the toilets is filtered with a waste water system designed by IDEP (www.idepfoundation.org) and goes into small ponds that attracts frogs and dragon flies
  • We planted already many eatable trees and will continue


Water Management
  • Our four rainwater collection tanks have the capacity to store 60sqm
  • All the grey water goes directly in the garden
  • All the black water from the toilets are filtered with waste water garden systems designed by IDEP (www.idepfoundation.org) We have installed water-saving toilets and rain showers to reduce water consumption
  • The garden is designed to require minimum watering during dry season by mulching the plants and using mostly the grey water.
  • Our pool has a big volcanic gravel and plant filter as a pre-filter before the water goes to the sand filter system, and one of our pool water inlets goes through a vortex generator. Both systems are designed to use less chemicals for the pool to save water, we have only showers with rain water heads – no bathtubs


Other Principles
  • We organise regularly beach clean ups with our guest and the local community to remove plastic and rubbish washed ashore
  • We provide much needed employment and training for our local village –those without jobs or education
  • Our non-recyclable or non-composted waste goes to a waste management facility in Amlapura
  • We actively support and participate in the local community’s ceremonies
  • We have library for information on sustainable practises
  • We share our knowledge on sustainability with the villagers
  • We support our local community by buying their produce or offering their skills to our guests
  • Our big goal is to make the whole area clean and green!


Delicious Vegetarian Food
READ BELOW THE FOOD POLICY AT OUR MAGICAL SANCTUARY.
  • We focus on local Balinese cooking
  • We use ONLY LOCALLY produced coconut oil or a small amount of virgin olive oil – NEVER palm oil.
  • All our used COOKING OIL IS REUSED to light oil lamps in the restaurant
  • NO MSG or other processed food is used
  • The herbs come from our ORGANIC GARDEN, and we buy vegetables from the local market or surrounding farms as and when needed
  • SEA SALT is supplied by our villagers
  • Locally grown palm sugar is the only sweetener we use
  • We buy as much as we can from our farming neighbours to support their hard work – e.g. corn and peanuts
  • We use only ORGANIC BALINESE white rice mixed with red rice
  • We use very limited imported food
  • NO STRAWS are used for drinks – only PAPAYA LEAF STEM if people request a straw
  • Our plates are hand-crafted from wood, and glasses are made from RECYCLED BOTTLES
  • We filter our well water for drinking water in the restaurant and rooms


Book Accommodation

 

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Chakra Room
For mindful and cost-conscious guests who wish to enjoy all the pleasures that the resort offers without needing a spacious double room. The 2m x 3m rooms, which occupy a longhouse facing jungle greenery are simply furnished, feature a single bed on a bamboo platform and share two bathrooms. 6 Left

$ 1400 | Deposit : $500

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Ocean & Jungle Room Double
Sharing the same pavilion roof, both Ocean and Jungle rooms open onto a spacious terrace overlooking the ocean and resort garden –enjoy the sunrise from the comfort of your bed! The sea-facing beds, set on a platform under a spacious mosquito net, can be set up as a super-king (180cm x 200cm) or as twin singles. Only 2 Left

$ 1600 | Deposit : $500

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Ocean & Jungle Room Single
Sharing the same pavilion roof, both Ocean and Jungle rooms open onto a spacious terrace overlooking the ocean and resort garden –enjoy the sunrise from the comfort of your bed! The sea-facing beds, set on a platform under a spacious mosquito net, can be set up as a super-king (180cm x 200cm) or as twin singles. Only 4 left

$ 2800 | Deposit : $500

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Lily & Lotus Room Double
Both Lily and Lotus rooms command spectacular ocean views and share a super-sized veranda overlooking the black-sand beach below – completely private, so perfect for those seeking extra privacy. The sea-facing beds, set on a platform under a spacious mosquito net, can be set up as a super-king (180cm x 200cm) or as twin singles. Only 4 Left

$ 1800 | Deposit : $500

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Lily & Lotus Room Single
Both Lily and Lotus rooms command spectacular ocean views and share a super-sized veranda overlooking the black-sand beach below – completely private, so perfect for those seeking extra privacy. The sea-facing beds, set on a platform under a spacious mosquito net, can be set up as a super-king (180cm x 200cm) or as twin singles. Only 1 Left

$ 3000 | Deposit : $500

Certified Sattva Yoga Instructors

Your Guide

 

elena

Elena Rose Davis founded Shakti Retreats to spread peace and healing on a global level, and to combine her love of travel, connection, and spiritual growth. She is a Certified Sattva Yoga Instructor, Licensed Massage Therapist, actor, writer and entrepreneur with 13 years in the healing arts. She teaches her yoga journeys with passion, love, strength and authenticity. After many years of practicing yoga she’s found Sattva Yoga to be the most powerful and well rounded practice she’s been exposed to because of its visceral effects on all layers from physical, mental, emotional, and energetic. Her mission is to empower, inspire, and support people on their own unique journey of healing, growing, and thriving.

Find Shakti Retreats on Facebook, Instagram, and visit Elena’s website Homeiswithin.com

Elena Rose Davis

Shakti Retreat
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Ela Marea Fantessa founded Yogamare to support human evolution through spiritual practices and spread awareness on eco-solutions to promote a life of deeper connectedness with Mother Nature. She is a certified Sattva Yoga Teacher and part of the Team of Teachers at the Sattva Yoga Academy in Rishikesh, India, licensed pilates instructor, tethahealer and dancer. Her yoga classes are a journey through the multifaceted aspects of self, where you will be called to awaken your infinite potential and commit to your divine nature. Through the practice of Sattva Yoga she will guide you into sacred practices that will allow you to master your energy and become your own healer.

Ela Marea Fantessa

Yogamare

BOOKING TERMS & PAYMENT POLICY

We collect a $500 deposit. After 30 days we require you to pay the remaining balance in full to secure your spot.

 

RETREAT CANCELLATIONS

It is your responsibility to read and understand our cancellation policy before making a reservation.

Naturally, no one books with the intention of cancelling or postponing their retreat, but unexpected things do happen, so please purchase travel cancellation insurance once you have made your reservation.

TRAVEL AND CANCELLATION INSURANCE

Travel insurance is recommended for all travelers, and if purchased, should be taken out at the time of booking. Your travel insurance should provide cover against personal accident, death, medical expenses and emergency repatriation with all recommended minimum coverage of $200,000 USD. We strongly recommend as it can cover cancellation, curtailment, and all other expenses that might arise as a result of loss, damage, injury, delay, illness preventing your trip or inconvenience.

Depending on the policy and conditions, travel cancellation insurance will pay for some or all cancellation fees.

With most agencies, insurance must be purchased within 14 days of making your reservation.

We love World Nomads Travel Insurance as this covers you for all activities during a Retreat.

GUEST CANCELLATION POLICY

Due to the limited spots available on this retreat we do not offer full refunds for any reason. However, if you make a cancellation more than 90 days before the retreat begins we will issue a 50% refund. Exceptions to our policy cannot be made for any reason.

If we must cancel a booked retreat date for any reason, you may transfer your full retreat payment to another retreat, or you may request a refund of your payment to us, constituting a full settlement.

We are not responsible for your expenses incurred in preparation for any cancelled retreat, such as airline tickets, loss of work, and/or other costs associated with preparing for your trip.

Once you’ve booked your retreat we will send you a Participant Agreement Form outlining our policies that must be returned within one week of booking.

Testimonials
Photos from our Last "Goddess Gathering by the Sea in Bali" June 2018
Photos from our "Goddess Gathering by the Sea in Bali" January 2018