The Body Work Wellness Retreat recognise that optimal wellness comes from learning to love & respect the body, mind & spirit.
No Retreats scheduled for the rest of 2017
3 nights detox retreat 5 Day Luxury Yoga Retreat
· 8-Night accommodation in one bedroom exclusive riverside suite (7 double-share rooms)
4 juices or coconut water per day
1 juice or selected salad ( fruit salad or green / garden salad )
1 set of 3 colonics treatment
3 Colonic Treatments and special cleansing menu.
The menu for The Cleanse Retreat will include detox juices,
coconut water and either a fruit or green salad each day
to maximise the benefits of the cleansing process.
(Additional food can be purchased if required).
8-Night accommodation in one bedroom exclusive riverside suite (7 double-share rooms)
· Daily light lunch
· Daily 3-Course Chef’s Tasting Dinner
· 1 Farewell Dinner
· 1 Culinary Class
· 1x 60 minutes Balinese Massage
· 1 Fire Blessing
· 1 Chakra Balancing
· Daily free shuttle to Ubud based on hotel schedule
· Round trip airport transfer
· Welcome drink & fruit basket
Yoga and living a Raw Food Lifestyle is something I believe has transformed my on healing path, health and vitality, NOW it's your turn.
On the Bali Wellness retreat we recognise that optimal wellness comes from learning to love and respect the body, mind, and spirit, where health and well-being are a reflection of inner harmony.
The retreat includes, daily yoga, meditation for all levels or beginners , Raw food cooking classes, 3 Day Detox Programme, traditional Balinese healing therapies aimed to detoxify and purify the physical body, and the non-physical mind and soul unifying body and mind towards a natural harmonious state of being, and allowing an organic healing process to unfold.
With your needs in mind, we collaborate with you to nurture a new healing path, combining:
Balinese Healing Rituals for purification, balance & regeneration
Living Foods for detoxification, nutrition & vitality
Daily Yoga and meditation for inner strength, integrity & dedication
We invite you to experience a new healing journey with Nicky and the team at Fivelements through the mystic culture of Bali.
This retreat is a total immersion, specifically designed for women and those interested in learning about their own body from a holistic and healing perspective. Many of our past participants from the Bikini Mama 10 wk Mind Body Transformation program, or the YOGAFIT events have attended my retreats. Have you tried everything and nothing seems to be giving you results you are looking for. Are you ready to learn something that will last and give you longevity, balance and vitality?
You will learn how to eat healthy, detoxify your internal body. Take part in a cooking class with a gourmet chef experienced in all vegetarian and raw vegan living foods. Our holistic integrative approach is designed to tune-in on the physical, emotional and spiritual levels, allowing an organic healing process to naturally unfold. The content of the program is rich in interactive learning opportunities:
Meditation & 2 yoga sessions daily.
Cooking Classes - raw, vegan and simply yummy.
Expressive writing classes.
Visualisation goal setting workshop.
Time to Relax and Rejuvenate the Soul. Plenty of time for YOU to just be YOU!
Nicky Arthur's Bali Retreat - 20-25 August 2014
Nicky mentioned during a Yoga class I was fortunate enough to attend that she had one place available at the Bali Retreat and that started me thinking about attending.
Once I looked at the Fivelements website, I could clearly see that it was a very beautiful place and I had the thought that attending the retreat might help strengthen my resolve to live a better lifestyle and help with my fitness program. I also thought that it might better equip me physically and mentally for my chosen sport. In any event, I thought it would be a nice break and should improve my very basic yoga skills.
A couple of things were not quite clear to me. The food would be vegan and I am not vegetarian. How would I cope? Also, Nicky spoke of healing occurring and I gathered she was not talking about just physical injuries. Did I need mental or spiritual healing? Time would tell.
From the start, the organisation was seamless. On arrival at Denpasar, I was met by Newman, a member of the Fivelements staff who drove me to the resort. There I was greeted by Chicco, the Resort Manager, even though it was now well after 12.00pm, completed my registration, and was shown to my room, where a nice snack and tea awaited me.
The full beauty of Fivelements unfolded with the light of day. My Balinese Villa was very roomy with a king size bed overlooking the terrace which contained a deep bath in its own shelter. All the Villas back onto the Ayung River, which provides a peaceful rippling sound by day and night. My shower was in an enclosed garden adjoining the bathroom, a very nice way to shower.
Venturing outside, the full beauty of the gardens and the resort became apparent. All the buildings are constructed in traditional Balinese style and are very impressive, especially the largest building, Mandala Agung, where we had our first yoga session at 7.00am.
Apart from Nicky, I did not know any of the other people in the group, including Tina Stephens, our other yoga instructor, but Tina gave us a great first class after which we all sat down to our first breakfast in the Sakti Dining Room.
This is when one of my unanswered questions was answered. The food was fabulous! Every mouthful was a treat and the fruit somehow tasted softer and fresher than at home. After Day 1, when we had also had lunch and dinner, I was extremely happy with the food and ready to convert to raw vegetarian food if I could produce that quality at home.
Our daily routine was basically yoga at 7.00am for an hour and a half, breakfast about 9.00am followed by a workshop and free time until lunch at 12.00 noon. Sometimes the workshop would be in the afternoon instead. Then we either had more free time until dinner at 5.00pm. After dinner we had yoga again about 7.15pm.
I recall at dinner on Day1 thinking that there was no way I would feel like doing yoga afterwards, but I found it was a very pleasant and relaxing experience, especially when finishing with meditation and with Nicky taking the class, how could it not be? After evening yoga, I had no problem retiring to my villa, lighting an incense stick and listening to some Balinese music. It was also an opportunity to indulge in such typical Western habits as editing photos, checking text messages, stock exchange performance and posting on Facebook, before gratefully going to sleep!
During our free time we could have our complimentary massage or indulge ourselves in a number of other beauty and/or heath treatments, given by skilled Balinese healers, which were both varied and interesting.
Day 2 started with our first morning yoga session conducted in the Sacred Space, a special circular area set in the gardens of the resort. It was so nice to do yoga outside, see the sky, feel the sun on your body and appreciate nature around us, which once included a curious chicken or two! A circular array of flowers with incense was always present in the middle of our yoga areas. The staff provided us with juice and towels at the end of each session, which were welcome. Tina conducted the morning classes and it was always a delight to work with her.
I had not met Tina before, but I found her totally approachable and a great teacher and I very soon felt that I had known her for ages.
On Day 2 we had one of the highlights of the Retreat, a raw food cooking class guided and assisted by Made, the Resort’s Head Chef. In pairs, we prepared three courses which we then sat down and ate. We were very pleased with the outcome of our efforts!
Nicky conducted the workshops which were devoted to nutrition, life goals, strategies meditation and goal setting. I found the workshops informative and thought provoking and more to the point, action provoking. We were all surprised when we attempted meditating for 20 minutes on Day 3 and found that the time seemed to pass in about 5 minutes.
On Day 4 we ventured into Ubud and did some sightseeing and shopping and had lunch. Perhaps it was preparation for returning to the real world after spending 4 days in what seemed to be the Garden of Eden. Strangely, we all thought it felt longer than 4 days. Definitely some time suspension going on there!
Another highlight of the retreat was a surprise arranged by Nicky and Tina on the evening of Day 4. This was attending Agni Hotra, an ancient Hindu fire ceremony conducted by a Hindu priest.
The idea is to literally burn our negative thoughts and promote our positive thoughts and this was done with us dressed in saris and a sacred sash, sitting around a fire which we fed with wood and seeds as offerings to the accompaniment of mantras and gongs delivered by the priest, which rose to a crescendo when we the smashed a coconut representing the removal of our hard shell and the opening up of our pure heart. We then fed the coconut into the fire. We all felt pretty hot and inspired after that I think!
We were a group of 6 people for this first Retreat. We all bonded very well and enjoyed each other’s company. By Day 5 I feel we were all very close, knowing that we had all shared a unique and beautiful time together.
As is usual at the end of a holiday, there were feelings of sadness when we came to the last day, especially as it involved saying goodbye to people we had got to know and like, however, we were all feeling so resilient and happy at the end of the retreat that this seemed to make the parting easier. We all feel that we will meet again at some stage, hopefully, at the next retreat!
By the end of the retreat, we were all looking more relaxed and happier than when we arrived. The smiles gave it away really!
So did I feel that healing had taken place in me? Indeed, I did. Physically, there had been some weight loss and no doubt some improvement with my yoga. But there was also a feeling of inner happiness and mental refreshment as well. I feel more calm and relaxed and, in a strange way, purer in thought and spirit.
I feel I have been shown a better path to follow than I had before and that I have a greater understanding of both myself and others.
I think the healing also gave me a clearer view of my own reality, not all of which I like, but which I need to accept in order to be as happy and fulfilled as I can be. I am feeling more creative and thinking of making plans for a different future than I had in mind when I arrived.
Thank you, Nicky, Tina, Jacinda, Jutta and Sonia for making possible what was an experience of a lifetime and one that will stay with me for the rest of my life.
This is more than just great yoga and beautiful food. It can help you to become a better person.
Finally, I must thank the staff of Fivelements, who were always so friendly, helpful and professional and who’s beautiful, gentle natures always shone through.
With sincere gratitude,
Tim Walter. NSW
4 September 2014
Testimonial for Nicky Arthur Bali retreat 2014
When I was presented with the opportunity to attend a 5 day yoga retreat at Five Elements in Bali I was very keen but wasn't 100% sure about committing, not really knowing what to expect. I had been doing yoga quite often after attending a 2 day yoga retreat held by Nicky Arthur in 2013 in Karratha WA, but going to Bali for 5 days was a bigger decision, a few things needed to be in place.....my family's care while I was away, the financial cost, and time needed away from my busy work life.
Quietly a few months before I set the intention and worked out a plan to make the dream a reality! Now that the retreat has been and gone Id love to share what my experience was like.
For anyone thinking to do a week long retreat in Bali, at Five Elements with Nicky Arthur and Tina Stephens I really cannot recommend it highly enough!
Having been to Bali a few times before I was conscious of being safe and secure and from the moment I was whisked away from the airport by the driver from Five Elements I knew I was in very safe and nurturing hands.
Welcomed at Five Elements by the attentive staff and Nicky and Tina after a long day of traveling was a joyous moment.....nothing at the retreat was left to chance, or doubt and to be welcomed with a cool drink and instantly made to feel special was amazing. Each day was planned with meticulous precision however there was also flexibility in the program and as a group decisions were consensual as to the flow of events....such harmony for everyone!
The best thing for me personally other than the gorgeous accommodation & surroundings, yoga and fabulous meals and service was the opportunity to meet new friends, like minded people on their own wellness journeys and the rich conversations that were had around the pool and dinner table each night discovering true insight into others and connecting on a very meaningful level.
On a retreat time goes slow, you take time to listen to others, learn about yourself and grow richer from the experiences on offer. One such experience was the fire blessing....A spiritual Balinese ceremony that left me feeling calm, full of appreciation for my life and body really just in a very mindful and peaceful place. The other highlight was a raw food class by the world renowned chef at five elements Made who is the most fun loving, passionate raw foodie & human being!
I've come away from the retreat with a renewed respect for my life, my body and for others.
I thank you Nicky and Tina and Five Elements for hosting an event that is truly transformative.......and one that I will never forget or the wonderful new friends I made while there.
J. Heather WA