This retreat is dedicated to Devi Durga, Great Mother / Mother of the Universe ,
She is the Goddesses of strength, courage and bestows fearlessness.
Price per person:
Half-price for children under 12 years old
Minimum 4 people
Leisurely - Moderate
We meet over at our Bamboo House, the house with no walls, which is surrounded by rice paddies and views of both Batu Karu and Agung sacred mountains.
Dinner is served with the peaceful and soothing sounds of the breeze, ducks and frogs in the rice fields.
Nightfall is mixed with song and dance, as we will unfold the Durga retreat.
We’re leaving Ubud behind us heading now to the prestige and stunning mountains, where the Gods and Goddesses live according to Balinese beliefs.
Ready to discover the natural wild jungle and hidden waterfalls. The moment you surrender to the grace and beauty of Mother Earth, she loving embraces you.
The Balinese believe that water is one of the forces of life and therefore has great healing effects and can bestow blessings if prayerfully acknowledged.
We begin our journey through the sawah (rice fields) with a hundred shades or more of green, shifting with the cycles of the rice planting, growth and harvest.
Once entering the jungle, we come across the first waterfall of the day, option to let it wash off anything we no longer need, may it be sweat, mud, or limiting beliefs.
With soft feet our local friends guide us along the smoothest path through the greens, telling us stories of the land, the plants, the seen and unseen while lifting branches and leaves out of our way. Sometimes stop, encourage us to listen, first the sounds all blur together and then, there it is, the distinct song of a certain bird, the frogs mating call, the tunes of the cicadas. Together we decipher the life of the jungle.
The waterfalls come in perfect intervals when we need a bit of a cooling off, all unique set ups, where the water has made way through rocks, stones, trees and found its own dance, its own freedom.
Merging, lines blurred to the verge of invisibility, where there ever a separation?
In Balinese culture the meeting of two rivers creates a sacred space, where the spiritual power re-ignite and there is no coincidence that our journey’s final destination today is exactly where two rivers merge.
To end this day, a picnic lunch is served at our humble mountain-cottage, at this point you are literally on the top of Bali – overlooking the jungle and in the distance you see the ocean crashing in to the shore.
The night is spent up in the mountain. A fire will be lit, and connect to Mother earth with chanting and sacred mantras
We focus primarily on / dedicate this day to self care, nourishment and honoring the body as a temple, as we stroll along the rice-fields, enjoying organic lunch, puja at the hidden river and finally get pampered at one of Ubud’s beautiful spa
Duration: One day
Roots of Taro bike ride begins with that we will pick you up at preferred location.
We will head towards the sacred Batur mountain.
The journey to the starting point takes about 1hour so you will have some time to go on sleeping in the vehicle and save some energy for the hike.
Once at the starting location, we’ll have safety-talk.
Helmets and gloves will be provided before we take off
The bikeride will take approx. 3-3,5 hours
Snack, Fruit, Water will be offered during the ride
Lunch at ARMA cafe will be served approx 1 pm
Return to hotel approximately around 2.30-3:00 pm
Total Bike Ride Distance: 28 km
Level: Gentle - Moderate
Lunch at ARMA cafe *
Snack, Fruit, Water during the ride
Services of local Yatra Tour's guides
Transportation from pick up to drop off
Appropriate bike, gloves and helmet
All special events and entrance fees
Raincoats (In case of rain)
* ARMA = Agung Rai Museum of Art
The world renown museum of art who supporting Balinese art and culture
Gratitude to guides
The pace is easy and relaxed making for an enjoyable ride
The Root of Taro ride is predominately on flat tracks and small roads- there are not many hills in the area so anyone is a comfortable bike-rider can do this journey.
There are a few sections of narrow single track through dense vegetation
Please wear athletic shoes for your ride.
We strongly recommend you not wear flip flops or sandals without strap
T-shirt or similar that covers the shoulders. The reason is that we will enter sacred areas.
Please apply plenty of sunscreen before the ride and protect your eyes with sunglasses.
Cap that fits under the helmet is a great way to protect the eyes.
Bring a change of cloths
You are welcome to bring a camera to document memories of the stunning vistas.
You may spot something along the way you would like to purchase, so be sure and have some pocket money.
For your comfort, please also bring a thick jumper or jacket for the morning mountain chill.
Be Woman Project and Sharada’s heartfelt teachings gave me the space to be, explore and discover what it means to honour and embrace the feminine. I discovered parts of my being which I had never meet before. To be in safe and sacred space with the Devi Sisters was truly healing and such a blessing. I feel amazed at how sacred and deep the connection of sisterhood can be. The be woman training, is the first training where I felt not just connected to the teachers but connected to the students – the Devi Sisters. The connection of sisterhood is missing in modern day society and it is my dream and wish to bring this to more women in my community . I forever have a flame that has been lit in my heart which I will continue to share with my sisters, daughters, mothers and grandmothers. I feel truly blessed to be part of the be woman project and I look forward to learning more.