Bali

5-Day Retreat into the Heart of Sound
Oct 18-22, 2019

I SAY YES !

Welcome to the Island of the Gods!

This retreat is being hosted at a unique location built for acoustics and sound healing, the Pyramids of Chi in Ubud. We're super excited to explore our maximal resonance in this sacred space!

Our Bali retreat schedule allows for deep practice and skills training, as well as delicious shared meals and community connection. There's plenty of time for rest, self-care and play on this beautiful island!

Anandra will be joined by Heart of Sound teacher training graduates, Balinese soul family, and local musicians from the thriving expat community in what is sure to be a delightful confluence of inspiring, heart-opening musical adventure!

"From the very first practice Anandra led, immersing us into sacred sound, I traveled deep within my own heart. I found my devotional self; a love in myself, for myself, for the divine."

Tanya Wester
Acupuncturist, Australia

Course Content & Schedule

Featuring sound-based communion practices and teacher training quality skill learning material.

Communion

Find your heart's voice and sing in our daily devotional mantra and music sessions!

You'll experience sound as a vibrant connection to Self, and understand how it transforms all aspects of your being.

Empowerment

Learn sound-based yoga skills to begin, refine, or enrich your home chanting practice!

You'll gain a basic foundation in voice culture, Indian music, harmonium, and Sanskrit mantra pronunciation.

Rejuvenation

Listen to what's deeply alive in you as you tune your precious body instrument.

You'll practice tools for self-regulating your nervous system for physical, emotional, and mental health.

What You'll Experience

Our 5-Day Retreats are designed to prioritize direct experience of the transformational power of sound in a profoundly supportive group dynamic.

You'll return home refreshed and inspired, with a curated set of support materials so you can cultivate your home practice (and immediately implement refined skills in your professional service, if applicable).

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Relax into Full Aliveness

Melt your stresses into a rich experience of Bali's special flavor of heaven on earth. We'll enjoy a slow island pace filled with presence and celebrating simple pleasures with all 5 senses:

  • Taste Food as medicine: vibrant, gorgeous vegetarian meals prepared on site by an integrative nutritionist
  • Touch the lush greenery and feel the soft earth under your bare feet
  • See the picturesque rice paddies during (optional, self-paced) morning walks after breakfast
  • Smell the tropical fecundity in the island's abundance of flowers and fruits
  • Hear the sound of your own heart’s voice singing in concert with nature and like-minded souls

Morning

8:00 – 9:30
Deep morning Heart of Sound practice with nāda yoga and mantra meditation

9:30 – 11:00
Vibrant breakfast together and your own exercise – a stretch on the lawns or walk through the rice paddies

11:00 – 1:00
Heart of Sound skills training and lecture time (optional for those attending solely as a retreat)

Afternoon

1:00 – 3:00
Food as Medicine lunch together on site, followed by lounging, reading, and rest

3:00 – 4:30
Relaxing yogāsana and guided self-massage to tune your body instrument especially for our penetrating sound-based practices

Evening

Most evenings will be free for spontaneous group chant experience, dancing, or other play as inspiration arises!

There's ample time to repose, listen in to your own flow, rejuvenate in nature, and enjoy good company!

Dinner is on your own in Ubud, the healthy food lover's paradise.

On our first evening, we'll have a group kīrtan and dinner together on site.
On our final evening, we're planning a kīrtan that'll be open to the public as well!

Led by Anandra George

Anandra (Heart of Sound Founder) leads of our morning chant experiences and offers the primary course content.

A guest of the Heart of Sound teaching team will lead the deliciously rejuvenating afternoon yogāsana and self-massage sessions.

Special thanks to our dear Dawn and John Steel at The Sound Temple in Perth, co-owners of the Pyramids of Chi, for hosting us in Bali.

Welcome to Bali!

Current & Aspiring Teachers

Continuing Education: If you're a Yoga Alliance registered teacher, this retreat fulfills your annual requirement of 40 hours of continuing education.

Prerequisite: If you're considering the Heart of Sound 200-hour teacher training, this retreat fulfills the 5-day retreat prerequisite, too!

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Retreat Investment

We welcome new students, Heart of Sound 200-HR RYT graduates, and pairs! These early-bird prices are valid through September 15, 2019.

GRADUATES

$595

ONE-TIME PAYMENT

Retreat tuition

Breakfast and lunch each day, plus one dinner

Extensive course materials (print, web, audio & video) for your ongoing home practice.

Yoga Alliance teachers are eligible for 40 continuing education credits.

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NEW STUDENTS

$695

ONE-TIME PAYMENT

Retreat tuition

Breakfast and lunch each day, plus one dinner

Extensive course materials (print, web, audio & video) for your ongoing home practice.

Yoga Alliance teachers are eligible for 40 continuing education credits.

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PAIRS

$1250

ONE-TIME PAYMENT

Retreat tuition for two people

Breakfast and lunch each day, plus one dinner

Extensive course materials (print, web, audio & video) for your ongoing home practice.

Yoga Alliance teachers are eligible for 40 continuing education credits.

BUY NOW

Need a Payment Plan?

If your heart says "Yes!" we'll happily help you with a payment plan.

Logistical FAQ

  • The nearest airport is Denpasar, and it's about a 1 hour taxi ride (longer by bus, or if there's traffic).
  • Please plan to arrive to Ubud and settle into your lodging on October 18th before 2 PM.
  • October 18th, we'll meet in the late afternoon for orientation, our first practice, and a shared dinner together.
  • The daily schedule for October 19 - 20 - 21 - 22 is above, starting at 8 AM each day.
  • Please plan to depart your lodging in Ubud on the 23rd of October (the day after the retreat concludes). If you must miss our final evening chant session on the 22nd of October in order to catch a flight home, we'll miss you! But it's up to you. :)

This retreat tuition does not include lodging. There are dozens options for lodging within walking distance to the retreat venue that suit every budget.

Please find the Pyramids of Chi on GoogleMaps and arrange something nearby that suits you. (If you choose something far away, make sure you ask at your hotel about transportation options.)

Airbnb is a popular way to book accommodation. Sign up with this link and get a $40 travel credit.

Attending a 5-day Retreat into the Heart of Sound is a prerequisite to taking our teacher training. This retreat fulfills that requirement. If you haven't already, please take our FREE Teacher Training Preparatory Course to learn about additional requirements.

There is a non-refundable $250 administrative fee.  Students will receive a 75% refund of remaining tuition if requested 90 days or more before the course, and a 50% refund if requested after 90 days. No refunds will be issued less than 30 days in advance.  Submission of your payment indicates your acceptance of the cancellation policy.

As soon as you register, you'll get an email with much more detailed FAQ. Please make [email protected] a safe sender and look out for the email!

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Once you register, we'll send you a magnificently detailed list of FAQ via email. Meanwhile, let us know if you need any other assistance.

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