Spiritual Sojourns

Bali Denpasar, Singaraja

Bali’s marvelous natural terrain inspires a connection to the universe’s positive energy. The invigorating sunlight, lush earth, and fresh ocean air remind us that we are one with the land we stand on. Island natives channel this link into an art form. Chakra cleansing rituals, praise dances to the gods, and ceremonial baths in waterfalls are traditions rooted in everyday culture. Venture on a journey of zen to purify the soul and elevate the spirit.

Updated a year ago

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Ulun Danu Beratan Temple

Singaraja, Indonesia • Recommendation • a year ago

Ulun Danu Beratan Temple was built to honor Dewi Danu, the Balinese goddess of water. It sits off the shoreline of Lake Beratan; and is located at an altitude of over 1,200 meters above sea level, saving visitors from the notorious Bali heat. The 11-tiered shrine is one of seven important Hindu structures found in the complex in Candi Kuning village. Come early in the morning to have the area to yourself. Walk along the grounds, and absorb the divine spirit that lingers in the atmosphere.


Jalan Denpasar-Singaraja, Candikuning, Tabanan, Bali, Indonesia

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Bali Chy Healing

Bali Denpasar, Indonesia • Recommendation • a year ago

Bali Chy Healing bestows happiness by harmonizing your physical and mental states. Sami, a fifth-generation Balian Usada (traditional healer), leads personalized sessions for each visitor. He executes a series of massages and spirit clearing rituals to help you attain five goals: bodily health, a well-balanced cosmic energy, an appreciation of the present moment, a positive mindset, and a healthy sense of self-esteem.


Gang Mangga 5E, Legian, Kuta, Bali, Indonesia

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Penestanan Rice Field

Bali Denpasar, Indonesia • Recommendation • a year ago

Escape to Penestanan for some alone time on the rice fields! The village is four kilometers away from Ubud, allowing you to enjoy your surroundings sans the hustle of the tourist center. Appreciate the humble day-to-day life of the local farmers; bask in the peaceful natural environment; and relish the opportunity to recenter yourself. Traversing the paddies to the opposite end takes about 30 minutes—just enough time to reach new realizations!

Jalan Banjar Penestanan Kaja, Sayan, Ubud, Gianyar, Bali, Indonesia

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The Yoga Barn

Bali Denpasar, Indonesia • Recommendation • a year ago

The Yoga Barn provides the perfect setting to achieve healing and renewal. It regularly holds outstanding wellness activities, including therapies, yoga classes, and detox programs. Check out their website to catch special resources and guest teachers on selected sessions. The place also has accommodations available, so stay the night to turn your quick getaway into a full-blown invigorating retreat!


Jalan Raya Pengoseken, Ubud, Gianyar, Ubud, Bali

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Uluwatu Temple

Bali Denpasar, Indonesia • Recommendation • a year ago

Perched on a 70-meter high cliff, Uluwatu Temple is backdropped by a stunning seascape of crashing waves. It’s one of Bali’s nine directional temples, which is believed to protect the island from evil spirits. Draw from its powerful energy as you roam around the perimeter. Be alert though; there are plenty of monkeys here, and they are known to steal small objects. Drop by the nearby amphitheater in the evening to witness a Kecak performance (a cultural dance depicting the Ramayana epic).

Pecatu, South Kuta, Badung, Bali, Indonesia

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Jembong Waterfall

Singaraja, Indonesia • Recommendation • a year ago

Walk past flourishing cacao trees to discover the best falls in Bali! Jembong Waterfall spoils bathers with a beautiful view of the jungle. It has a mild slope and a gentle water flow, making it an ideal site for spiritual healings. You’ll often see traditional healers performing rituals in the area. Remember to be respectful when faced with such encounters. Take a dip into the waters to refresh your body, mind, and soul!

Ambengan, Sukasada, Buleleng, Bali, Indonesia

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Five Art Studio

Bali Denpasar, Indonesia • Recommendation • a year ago

Sometimes diving into a new passion project is just as invigorating as a refreshing swim. Foray into traditional Balinese arts and crafts at Five Art Studio! The tiny storefront displays various works from local artists, but the housing complex at the back hosts classes. Choose between keliki painting (elaborate depictions of daily life), wood or stone carving, batik (wax-resist dyeing), egg painting, fruit carving, t-shirt painting, or offering making. Prepare to practice skill and patience, and be reminded that the right mindset produces the best masterpieces!


Jalan Raya Keliki, Keliki, Ubud, Gianyar, Bali, Indonesia

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Bali Silent Retreat

Bali Denpasar, Indonesia • Recommendation • a year ago

Revel in the quiet of Bali Silent Retreat, an eco-sanctuary in the Tabanan Regency, northwest of Ubud. Here, guests are not allowed to talk nor use technology (but if necessary, you may do so in the Chat Zone by the reception). You are completely disconnected from the modern world and brought closer to the earth and your inner being. There are lots of activities, including yoga sessions, walking along the rice terraces, and bathing in the nearby hot springs—all enjoyed in total silence. Trust us, after this, taking a moment to be still will become a daily habit!

Banjar Mongan, Penatahan, Penebel, Tabanan, Bali, Indonesia

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Pura Taman Saraswati

Bali Denpasar, Indonesia • Recommendation • a year ago

Enter the gates to Pura Taman Saraswati, and you’ll forget that you’re actually at the heart of buzzing Ubud. Serenity envelops the complex. Cross the courtyard of lotus ponds and water gardens, and we’re positive you’ll embody tranquility, as well. Rent a traditional sash and sarong (loose-fitting garment often tied around the waist) to access the temple. Pay your respects to the Hindu Goddess of Knowledge and the Arts before admiring the carvings that adorn the interiors. Reflections are best done in the morning when the site sees fewer people.

Jalan Raya Ubud, Ubud, Gianyar, Bali, Indonesia

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