Yoga and Meditation Retreat in Bali - December 2017


Bali is truly a special place - where else would you practice yoga and connect with your inner peace?  Join Francesca in Bali and experience peace in paradise.  Whether your passion is practicing yoga in the beautiful outside studio facing the sea and the gardens, walking through rice fields, lounging by the pool, walking out your door to the beach, temples and volcanoes, or finding your perfect spot to sink into a good book, the vibe of 4-star resort Puri Bagus Lovina is both luxury and simplicity.



Retreat Location: Puri Bagus Lovina

Enjoy the beautiful amenities of the 4-star Resort Puri Bagus Lovina.  Live for a week in a relaxing and caring atmosphere where guests seeking healing and spiritual growth will benefit.  You will have all the tools you need to return home and continue a blissful healthy lifestyle.  Click HERE for more information regarding the resort.  


  • 1725 USD + GST (based on double occupancy, deluxe garden view room)
  • 1995 USD + GST (based on single occupancy, deluxe garden view room) 
  • 800 CDN non-refundable deposit to reserve your spot with the remainder due on November 1, 2017.



Please contact our travel associate Allison Polacik (Flight Centre Associates) to book your flight.

Please read and review the cancellation and refund policy, and the retreat liability.


Included in retreat package:

  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Half board (daily breakfast and lunch)
  • Daily meditation and discussion
  • Yoga 2x daily
  • 2 tours and/or activities in the area
  • One 60-minute massage
  • Wi-Fi
  • Airport transfers
  • Taxes & services related to lodging and food

Other highlights (not included in price):

  • Scuba diving
  • Surfing
  • Trip to Buddhist temple & monastery
  • Trip to hot springs
  • Snorkeling
  • Traditional Indonesian Food and Western as well offered in the restaurant near the pool and lily pond
  • Spa with massage tables and treatment rooms
  • Trekking
  • Waterfall hike
  • Colonial village and coffee/clove/cacao plantations
  • Sailing & fishing
  • Sunset cruises
  • Dolphin tours
  • Cooking classes
  • Cycling
  • Dance classes

Retreat Leader: Francesca ter Poorten, E-RYT 500


Retreat leader, owner of Essential Yoga Studio in Fernie, British Columbia and founder of Essential Yoga Retreats, Teacher Trainings and Workshops, Francesca lives her life with passion.  She uses the tools learned from yoga and meditation to guide her students to live their lives to the fullest.  She has dedicated herself to helping people free themselves from their own minds to transform and self-actualize.

Francesca is an E-RYT 500 and was trained and certified as yoga teacher in 1997.  She has studied with Pattabhi Jois, Shiva Rea, and other masters.  Yoga and meditation on retreats is a passion of Francesca's because both allow us to take a step back from our daily life and gain perspective. Since 2005, she has been running retreats in Hawaii, Costa Rica, Mexico and now she is looking forward to bringing people to a place that everyone instantly falls in love with, the beautiful land of Bali.  Bali and its people create one of the most spiritual places on earth.

Top 5 reasons to visit Bali on our yoga and meditation retreat:

1. It's one of the most beautiful places on the planet.

Bali boasts beautiful beaches, a part of the area called the Coral Triangle - an area with the highest biodiversity of marine species.  There is a wide range of places to snorkel with high-quality reefs and plenty of places to surf and explore the seas and beaches.  Lovina Beach, the beach on which Puri Bagus Resort rests is considered to be the most famous beach in Northern Bali.  Calm waves, serene black-sand shores and deserted beaches are just a few reasons why.  There is also trekking in the nearby jungle and trails to remote waterfalls.

2. The island gives you every opportunity to quiet your thoughts and find peace.

Meditation and yoga in Bali comes more easily.  The peacefulness of the people and the beauty of the island reinforce the healing that occurs from stilling the mind.

3. In Bali, you can visit historic temples and connect to your spirit.

Bali has some of the most memorable, spiritual temples on earth, including the famous Tirta water temple, the Besikah Temple, and the Uluwatu Temple-a home for traditional Kecak dance ceremonies.  You will have the opportunity to visit the famous Temple Brahma Vihara Arama where many have pilgrimaged to find enlightenment.  

4.  You will have an opportunity to heal through yoga, meditation, and massage in Bali.  

Bali is the ideal place to dive deeper into your yoga practice.  Bali's scenic views are bound to create a springboard for you to bring yoga into their every day life. With two practices a day, you will feel the benefits of daily yoga practice on a deeper level.  In addition, Balinese massage is part of the traditional culture. The spa at Puri Bagus uses the freshest ingredients from the jungles and gardens, providing a unique experience for guests.

5. It's a yogi foodie paradise.

Balinese cuisine is one of the most complex cuisines in the world, which uses a variety of spices, blended with the fresh vegetables, meat and fish. Part of Indonesian cuisine pulls from indigenous traditions and combines with other regional cuisine, as well as Chinese and Indian. Special foods are eaten during festivals and religious ceremonies, as well as for offerings for the deities.  Balinese coffee, Kopi Bali, and hot tea, teh panas, are also popular, as well as a form of black rice pudding, bubur injun, for dessert.