„Heal Yourself” Ashtanga Yoga & Meditation Retreat

Ubud, Bali | Gili Meno Island || April 16th - 30th 2022

Come awaken yourself through daily Ashtanga yoga practice and discover your true power during this retreat in Ubud, Bali and Gili Air Islands. First week you’ll be nestled in plush tropical gardens and surrounded by rice fields, than we’ll take you to heavenly white beach house at the turquoise waters of the Balinese Sea. You will enjoy Ashtanga yoga, meditation, relaxation, and deep transformation. This Ashtanga yoga, meditation retreat is designed to enhance the capacity of the emotional body while exploring the strength of the physical body. This combination has been proved to allow countless individuals to recover from mental, physical and emotional ailments.

Two unforgettable weeks will provide you the space and time to focus on the spiritual and physical pursuits of your life and also your yoga practice. You will be will lead through morning Mysore and led class sessions, depending on your level, evening sessions with the guided meditations, pranayama, and chanting, where you will learn how to use these time-tested techniques to heal yourself. 

This trip is the perfect place to come back to what you have known all along, that everything you could possibly need is already within you.



The retreat centre in Ubud, Bali is only a 5 minute drive from the heart of Ubud. You will have quick and convenient access to Bali’s renowned cultural hub, but will be far enough from the crowds to enjoy the magic and essence of rural Bali. When in town, you can enjoy the unique cultural, spiritual and culinary delights of Bali’s cultural epicentre, also from carefully chosen excursions prepared by our staff.

Daily practice will take place in an open-air 130 sq mt yoga shala surrounded by nature with waterfall soundtrack. After practice, you can cool off as you step into the adjoining infinity pool. Enjoy the venue’s surroundings by taking a rice paddy walk which extends in every direction as soon as you walk out of the premises. Watch the stunning sunsets while taking in the surround sound of birds, crickets and frogs. Relax your body with traditional Balinese massage at the nearby spa.


Unwind and recline in this modern resort lofted along the beach. White on white is accented with touches of ocean blues, soft white curtains dance on the breeze and king-sized beds are dressed with crisp white sheets. Enjoy the natural breeze or sleep in air-conditioned comfort, the choice is yours.


Nourish your body and mind by delighting the senses through wholesome and healthy breakfast in each resort, sourced by fresh local organic products. Enjoy delicious breakfast with wide choice of fresh fruits, contained within the retreat offer, then choose your perfect lunch and dinner location to relish in proposed by us location with a group of yogis or to delight your own company. We’re here for you to help with choosing a perfect location that will respond your expectations. The kitchen in each resort also offers a wonderful array of international, vegetarian and non-vegetarian cuisine. Raw or vegan meal requirements can be met upon request.



Eco Villa in Ubud, Bali

Eco Villa features Indonesian architecture, modern amenities and comfort, forming a tranquil world of your fantasies. Surrounded by rice fields, tropical trees, with very fast fiber optic Internet (50Mbps) for when you’ll want to share your glorious time with friends and family away. Each of the rooms are integrated with a beautiful landscape, maintaining a harmony with the natural environment, embracing you with a welcoming, therapeutic and peaceful energy. Eco Villa has a total of 4 comfortable bedrooms, with options for double or shared occupancy. Within each room there is included: Air conditioning, desk, rice fields or jungle forest views, indoor lounge area, spacious bathroom, wi-fi, almost each room has mosquito net.


We are offering King Size Bed Bedrooms with optional one or two single beds, which are perfect room for a single person, couple or a couple with children.

If you’ll decide to come alone and share the room, we’ll put you with a like minded roommate.

There is also an Open Space setting available to be shared with a group of friends or for solo seekers on a budget.

Seri Resort in Gili Meno Island

Unwind and recline in this modern resort lofted along the beach. White on white is accented with touches of ocean blues, soft white curtains dance on the breeze and king-sized beds are dressed with crisp white sheets. Enjoy the natural breeze or sleep in air-conditioned comfort, the choice is yours.


Sea or Garden View Villas - Ground yourself and feel at home in this modern bungalow. With ceiling to floor wide windows to enjoy the panorama, a private terrace and a fully equipped bathroom, guests have everything they need. This bungalow has 1 queen bed, en-suite bathrooms with rain showers and toiletries, private veranda with plenty of room to relax,, 32 inch LED TV with Satellite Channels, DVD player, personal safe, telephone, and minibar fridge. Come with a friend or we’ll put you with a like minded roommate.


Sea View and Garden Suites - Cosy, romantic and comfortable The Longhouse. A nod to colonial architecture, the two-story long house has white columns and wide veranda for enjoying the fresh sea breeze and the island views. Spacious guest rooms are available with king size or twin beds each with en-suite bathrooms with toiletries, high-tech entertainment systems, personal safe, telephone, and air-conditioning. The expansive private balcony is perfect for your personal yoga practice, afternoon reading and relaxing. Come with a friend or we’ll put you with a like minded roommate.


All the Villas can be either with a King Size Bed, perfect room for a single person or couple or two Single beds if you come with a friend or want to share a room with like minded roommate.


For all the room coordinates and prices, please contact us directly on:


Ashtanga means eight limbs, of which asana practice is merely one branch, breath and pranayama (breathing technic) is another. The method is a living tradition with the relationship between teacher and student at the epicentre of its transmission going back over 5,000 years. At the root, it is a spiritual practice that purifies the heart, body and mind, illuminating ones own divine nature. 

Kristina Karitinou-Ireland is a certified Ashtanga Yoga teacher, and has been teaching through the tradition of Sri K Pattabhi Jois since 1991.She was qualified as an Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga teacher by her late husband Derek Ireland, authorized by Sri K . Pattabhi Jois in 2002 and became Certified by Manju Pattabhi Jois in 2012. The last years she has also been actively involved in the practice of Zen chanting and sitting under the guidance of Zen Master Hyon Gak Sunim.She teaches the Primary, Intermediate and Advanced Sequence and she offers classes, workshops, retreats and TTCs all year round in Greece, Europe and Asia.

Kristina’s work is a continuation of Derek Ireland’s teaching principles and techniques.


Anna Babenko-Elbaz is authorized KPJAYI level 2 Ashtanga Yoga teacher and received as well the blessing to teach from the son of Pattabhi Jois (Manju Jois). She has been practicing yoga for over 25 years. In 2008 she was introduced to Ashtanga yoga and instantly was captured by the beauty of this unique style.

She has been blessed with the opportunity to practice and study with senior teachers such as Richard Freeman and Mary Taylor (participating to their magnificent 200 hours course in USA / Colorado), Manju Jois (various teacher trainings primary and intermediate), David Swenson (teacher training, primary series) and Kristina Karitinou (various teacher trainings from primary and intermediate series). Anna feels that the most important quality for an Ashtanga teacher is to continue to be a student. She keeps practicing on a daily basis under senior teachers' guidance, and every year she returns to Mysore to study with Sharat Jois.


What time does the retreat start and end?

It starts at 6pm on Saturday afternoon April 16th, and ends on Saturday morning April 30th

Do I have to participate in all activities?

This is YOUR retreat, you’re never required to do any of the activities and we’re planning to give you plenty of free time to explore, shop and relax on your own.

Afternoon excursions around both islands, organized and thoughtfully selected by our staff, are optional and it’s only up to you whether you’ll take part in them.


Do I have to have yoga and meditation experience to go?

Absolutely not, but know that by the end of the trip, you will fall in love with the practice. All of the classes will be provided accordingly for both beginners and advanced practitioners.


What airport do I fly into?

The airport code is DPS, which stands for Ngurah Rai International Airport (in Denpasar). It is approximately 2 hours from the Ubud retreat centre


If I am coming with another person, can we split the retreat cost?

Retreat costs are per person. If you wish to share a room with the person you’re going with, you can make a roommate request once you have booked.


Do I have to bring my own yoga mat?

Mats will not be provided at the retreat centre. You are welcome to bring your own mat.


What will a typical day look like?

You can participate in the retreat activities as much as you like and move at your own pace. We’ve carefully crafted a schedule to give you plenty of daily practice, free time, group mingling and option to participate in traditional Balinese and/or nature excursions. A typical day will consist of a 1-2hr morning practice, breakfast, free time, evening meditation and chanting, dinner (enjoyed together with the group in one of carefully selected places on your own), free time.

Prices include accommodation, yoga practice, breakfast, transportation from/to airport and to Gili Meno and back.


Flights not included. You must agree to the Terms & Conditions before booking.


For the price please contact Anna on email:
WhatsApp: +41763850474

Bank details:

Anna Babenko
Via Matorell 7b 
Montagnola  6926

IBAN: CH7804835033166770002


Reimbursements: please check our policy

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