The Annual 2020 Bali Retreat
with Caroline Coggins
Retreat: June 27 – July 5, 2020
PD & Retreat: June 23 – July 5, 2020
PD only June 23 – 26, 2020
Earlybird by March 27, 2020
A retreat of eight days and nights.
What most people notice when they arrive up in our retreat place is the soft, sweet air. They arrive wound up, tight, tired and irritated, painfully so. That’s soon followed by a readiness, a hope for letting go, a dropping down.
As peace descends slowly it becomes apparent how addicted to things like phones and the internet we have become. These things are in charge of our scattered minds.
are soft and tender.
Corpses are hard and stiff.
the ten thousand things,
the living grass, the trees,
are soft, pliant.
Dead, they’re dry and brittle.’
Retreating separates, creating a distance from what is normal, what we’ve got used to, into something other. We begin the process of coming home to ourselves, our real selves.
Daily asana and pranayama , some silence, having time and space begins the process of doing this, bringing all of our selves back together and in yoga it’s called integration.
Senses learn to settle when they have focus, quiet and rest. Our friend in need, the grabbing mind who wants to own, hold, claim everything and that keeps you busy and distracted has joined the table and is no longer the silent guest. His habit is to stir us up, endlessly tantalising our eyes, ears, tongue to become consumers. That is until we find the quiet patch called home that awaits us. It is nothing much, but a simpler, happier place.
The Yoga that changes us is, paradoxically, hard work. Not in a grunting and puffing over the practice way, but in revealing to ourselves our habits of mind, body and behaviour. A yoga practice requires a mind to decide, to set parameters, to say ‘no’ and to say a bigger ‘yes’.
We have to be continually creative, to learn to play, to go with the body as it changes, through strains, illness, age and wonderful life-giving times, like pregnancy. In all the states that come in a life, we learn to adapt, honour, and change, as well as to put in more effort and also less. It is not a military program, but a dance with a partner, the cosmos.
On retreat, as well as doing a balanced yoga program, you experience eating simply and well at regular times, rising with the light, and falling into bed earlier than you could imagine, ready to have a deep, full nights rest. There are times of silence, solitude, with shared meals and conversations. We chip away, restoring health, as you can, physically, emotionally, intellectually and ethically.
Why come to retreat? To use our bodies hearts and minds to come home to ourselves. This is when we are most alive.
*So hardness and stiffness
go with death;
go with life.
and the hard sword fails,
and the stiff tree’s felled.
The hard and great go under.
The soft and weak stay up.
I hope you can join us for this wonderful time we share together.
You will need to have Iyengar yoga experience. If you are not sure please contact us.
Come again, to Bali, to retreat and to be immersed.
– Caroline Coggins
7.00 am: 1 hour of sitting/meditation
9.30 – 11.30 am: Asana class
11.30 am: Lunch
4.30 – 5.30 pm: Restorative class
6.00 pm: Dinner
We start on the Sunday morning 28th June (you will need to arrive on Saturday at the latest) and conclude on Sunday 5th July after lunch.
We have an afternoon off to visit a cultural place of interest.
Days for teachers and experienced students are from the 23rd to 26th June.
The Annual 2020 Bali Retreat
The retreat is held at the Santra Putra Gallery & Guesthouse, located in Penestanan village, about 15 minutes from the centre of Ubud. The traditional balinese style Gallery and Guesthouse is run by a local artist, Karja and his wife Made and their family. This family compound offers accommodation. Most people like to stay in this compound. If you would like to attend and stay in the compound please let us know by filling out your application form and pay your deposit.
Students to arrive on Saturday June 27; the retreat will start on Sunday morning June 28, and run for eight days. This retreat is very popular with most students from previous years returning, so please book your space early!
Retreat Costs & inclusions
A deposit of $400 is payable upon registration to hold a space AND to request accommodation at Santra Putra if required.
The full Early bird cost is $1,805 and is available when this amount is paid in full before March 27, 2020. Full cost for the 2020 Bali retreat is $1,918 with final payment due May 27, 2020.
Costs include: all yoga tuition, some evening meals, week-day brunch, a cultural outing mid-week and return airport transfers. Note: airfares and accommodation are not included.
Bali Retreat & PD Days
Tuesday 23 June – Sunday, 5 July
A 12 day immersion for advanced practitioners, teacher trainees and teachers
The Bali Retreat & PD days is for yoga teachers, teachers in training and advanced yoga practitioners with a keen interest in deepening their understanding of yoga.
The PD schedule starts on Tuesday morning, June 23 and goes to June 26, Friday, and includes the annual retreat until July 5. PD Participants to arrive on Monday June 22. The PD Days will start on Tuesday morning June 23.
PD & Retreat Costs & inclusions
The full Earlybird cost is $2,660 and is available when this amount is paid in full before March 23, 2020. The Full cost for the PD & Retreat is $2,808 with final due date May 23, 2020.
Cost includes the PD days & breakfast plus the Bali retreat & inclusions.
Bali Professional Development Days
Tuesday 23 June – Friday June 26
A 4 day Mentorshop for teacher trainees and teachers
The Bali PD days are for yoga teachers, teachers in training and advanced yoga practitioners with a keen interest in deepening their understanding of yoga.
The PD schedule starts on Tuesday morning, June 23 and goes to June 26, Friday. PD Participants to arrive on Monday June 22. The PD Days will start on Tuesday morning June 23.
PD days costs & inclusions
The full Earlybird cost is $855 and is available when this amount is paid in full before March 23, 2020. The Full cost for the PD Days is $890 with final due date May 23, 2020.
Cost includes the PD days & breakfast.
How to register
- For The Annual Retreat Download and fill out the Retreat Application Form
- For the Retreat & / or PD Days download and fill in the Bali Retreat & PD Days Application Form
- Fill out the Application form that is appropriate to the segment of the retreat you wish to attend.
- Then, email The Yoga Centre for account details for payment along with your completed Application Form to: email@example.com
- Once you receive bank details back from us, please pay your deposit or full fee and add the code BALI20 in the description field.
- Send the bank’s transaction receipt of your payment(s) and your Application form to: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Once we receive both your Application & bank deposit receipt we will block your space.
Please see terms and conditions if you need to withdraw/ cancel
Accommodation is not included in the fee. However there are bungalows within the compound where the retreat is held, and we can help you to book some villas in the surrounding area. If you would like one of these rooms please indicate when you make your booking. There are a number of accommodation options, with rates varying from $35 to $45 per day.
There are a limited number of rooms in the compound where the retreat is held.
We cannot allocate these places until the deposit is paid. All the other rooms will be within easy walking distance.
If you are interested please download and fill in the application form and forward to the office as soon as you can. (see below on how to register)
You will need to have paid your deposit of $400 if you wish to apply for accommodation at Santra Putra. Please contact Ashlea Wilken at: email@example.com with your request once you have paid your deposit.
There are limited rooms at Santra Putra. Apply early if this is your preference. There are also other accommodations nearby which Ashlea can recommend.
Or, once your space in the retreat is confirmed you may wish to find your own accommodation. There is much choice on the internet!