BALI YOGA RETREAT
February 8-15, 2020
led by Aino Siren & Peter Ferko
with guest lecture by Wendy Newton
Blue Karma Nestling Escape lies high in the hillside just outside Ubud, surrounded by rice fields and rainforest climbs. Some say this boutique resort is an oasis nestled within the space where heaven and earth blissfully meet. It is the perfect place to escape from everyday life to find peace, relaxation, and balance. The grounds boast a stunning infinity pool, gorgeous pagoda, and “Karma Yoga” gazebo surrounded by lush greenery and views of the tropical jungle.
Yoga means union, therefore the practice of yoga is bringing our mind, body and spirit into harmony. During this retreat you will do just that by immersing yourself in the true teachings of yoga; asana, pranayama, kriya, and meditation. In addition to Aino’s signature flow & yin classes, you will get to experience Yogiraj Peter’s lighthearted and inspiring asanas and meditations. As a special treat, Yogiraj Wendy will share her embodied knowledge on the Yoga Sutras through a tantric lens.
The week will be spent in connection with nature, exploring the holy temples close by, and learning how to just be. Come away with us to experience the true definition of luxury, and to discover the secrets of the intoxicating town of Ubud, the beating heart of Bali!
Morning and afternoon yoga each day (yoga mats, blocks, blankets, belts, and bolsters provided)
Light pre-class breakfast, brunch and dinner (excluding one lunch and one dinner out). Complimentary afternoon cake and tea
Daily refreshing morning walk (7:15 am) and trek to Ubud (9:45 am) through rice paddies and jungle
Shared shuttle service to Ubud Center every two hours from 10:00 AM until 10:00 PM
Airport transfer to and from Blue Karma at specified times
Guest Yoga Sutra's lecture with Yogiraj Wendy Newton
Complimentary hour-long massage
Complimentary “Boreh” class (Balinese ancestral warming balm herbal preparation)
Complimentary “Jamu” class (prepare and taste a traditional turmeric healing drink)
Welcome drink and cold towel upon arrival
Yukata and slippers in the room
Taxes and services
What's not included?
Airfare (Note, flights should be booked to the Bali Denpasar International Airport - DPS)
Airport transportation outside the scheduled pick-up and drop-off
Optional healing treatments by Aino Siren and Wendy Newton
Optional Blue Karma Spa and Massage Treatments
Meals outside the retreat center
Additional excursions can be added on for a reasonable price. Options include a sunrise mountain hike, beach trip, water temple tour, white water rafting, rice paddy bike tour, monkey sanctuary visit, and elephant sanctuary visit
Transportation for excursions (other than those specified as included)
Pricing & Accommodations
Early Bird price until October 31
Please note that the prices are in USD and may shift slightly due to fluctuating exchange rates. Prices vary upon accommodations.
Room Type 1
Triple occupancy in a room with 3 twin size beds and private bathroom.
$2580 EB triple / $2780 regular TRIPLE
Room Type 2
Double occupancy in a room with 2 twin beds and private bathroom.
$2900 EB double / $3100 regular DOUBLE
Room Type 3
Single occupancy room with private bathroom.
$3500 EB single / $3700 regular SINGLE
A non-refundable deposit of $500 is required upon sign up. To guarantee early bird pricing, pay deposit by the date that discount expires. The remaining amount can be paid in two equal parts: 1st payment by October 31st and 2nd payment by January 2nd.
Peter Ferko & Wendy Newton
Yogiraj Peter Ferko
Peter Ferko is a yoga master who teaches classes, teacher training, and specialty trainings at ISHTA Yoga, both in Manhattan and internationally. He is the host of Peter’s Podcast which focuses on real yoga, actual happiness, and deep living. He has also served as co-director of The Table, a yoga and arts project in Brooklyn, along with his wife Wendy. Peter’s approach to yoga involves tuning out the voices that tell us what we can’t do and why we’re not “there yet” and tuning into the inner yoga. We are perfect yogis as we practice the yoga that’s perfect for us. In addition to his yoga pursuits, Peter is a writer, musician, and artist, and brings creativity, imagery, and a sense of humor to his teaching. His most recent book, co-authored with Alan Finger, is about meditation beyond mindfulness (currently in production).
“Asana and pranayama are the ways to balance physical and subtle energy, meditation is a chance to fill with understanding, and life full of energy and understanding is just plain better.” -Peter
Yogiraj Wendy Newton
Wendy Newton, authored Tantra of the Yoga Sutras (2018) with Alan Finger, founder of ISHTA Yoga. She is senior faculty and mentor in the ISHTA Yoga teacher training program, and the Yoga Polarity Center’s Yoga Therapy and Polarity Therapy programs. She conducts workshops and trainings internationally at the intersection of yoga, energy medicine, and personal empowerment. Her work with private clients and groups combines her passion for harnessing the power of yoga, meditation, and energy work to facilitate ease and expression within the individual as well as within community. Wendy’s work is intended to inspire students, clients, and communities to move through life with grace no matter the external conditions, and to gain perspective in their lives.