Meditation, Yoga & Sacred Arts

At Fivelements Retreat Bali we recognise that optimal wellness comes from embracing and respecting the body, mind and spirit, where health and self-realisation are reflections of the love, authenticity and harmony within.

Sacred Arts healing is inspired by the ancient Balinese philosophy, Tri Kaya Parisudha, which encourages us to align heartfelt goodwill and thinking with consistent speech and action. This creative form of personal and spiritual growth promotes a deeper connection with our inner core, empowering us with new ways to balance our external life choices.

The holistic Sacred Arts programmes at Fivelements Retreat Bali involve movement, creative expression and self-awareness. The individual or group sessions are multi-disciplinary and are guided by specialists in Meditation, Yoga, Somatic Therapy, Dance, Vibrational Healing Music, Visual Arts and Healing Dance Aquatic Bodywork. These programmes help us to reconnect with our authentic selves, opening our bodies and minds to newfound trust, freedom and joy.

We invite you to embark upon a Sacred Arts healing journey and explore new ways to cultivate peace, strengthen your inner power and deepen your connection with others. Life changing possibilities are presented by our dedicated professionals, who will guide you with compassion, sensitivity and love.

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Available Programs

Yoga Synergy with Anne Cousin,

Fivelements Resident Yoga Teacher

90 Min 
Private (1-2 guests) – Rp 1,250,000

75 Min
Private Groups (3-6) – Rp 1,550,000

Yoga for Calmness and Strength through Movement, Breath and Flow.

The Yoga Synergy method was developed by Australian physiotherapists Simon BorgOlivier and Bianca Machliss. A practitioner for 50 years, Simon blended his profound knowledge of classical hatha yoga, modern medical science and Chinese internal martial arts into original natural-movement sequences. It merges poses and breath work into a hypnotic moving meditation that creates a surprisingly grounded sensation of physical/ emotional calmness. It encourages strength and flexibility whilst being safe and effective for everyone. Its flowing movements release the nervous system and help our bodies turn stress into pure and lasting joy.

Anne’s yoga classes restore comfort and trust in our bodies by working gently with each students’ individual needs and interests. She teaches natural dynamic movements and poses that coordinate the body and breath encouraging greater blood flow (healing) and functional body alignment. Working honestly and slowly with our selves as they are at the present moment is often a relief and brings an easy breath and often a sense of humour and lightness about being a human being that is constantly going through changes. The class is always restorative and leaves students with a calm mind and a deep sense of wellbeing.

Suitable for all ages, levels of fitness, beginners and experienced yogis who wish to deepen their practice.

Wellness Liaison Anne Cousin has studied multiple body-based disciplines since 2004 and has over 13 years’ experience practicing in Hong Kong and Indonesia. After specializing in Shiatsu, Taoist Movement and Somatic Movement she deepened her approach in Somatic Experiencing®, TRE®-Tension Release Exercise, Sound Healing and Hatha Yoga. Anne’s expertise and passion is in Mind-Body connections and helping individuals feel free and at home in their body. Through the deep understanding of body, Anne creates an awareness that contributes to your energy & mindful living.

Integrative Kundalini Yoga with Savitri

90 Min 
Private (1-2 guests) – Rp 1,250,000
Private Groups (3-6) – Rp 1,550,000

A holistic approach to yoga with postures, breathing, mantra, and meditation.

Kundalini Yoga, known as the Yoga of Awareness, as taught by Yogi Bhajan PhD is a dynamic blend of postures and movement (asana and kriya), therapeutic stretching, mantra, breathing (pranayama), meditation and relaxation. Using yoga kriyas the teacher leads routines directed towards specific life issues; relieving stress and fosters strength, radiance, confidence and and a return to our essential selves: “happy, healthy, and holy”.

Savitri teaches meditative yoga that honours your body and nature. After establishing natural breathing she adds gradual movements, grounding into the earth while lengthening into stretch to create ease, space and longevity in the spine and joints. This graceful approach respects our bodies, develops self-acceptance, activates healthy breathing, clears and stills the mind and connects the student to the whole of life in the quiet spaces between breaths.

Suitable for all ages, levels of fitness, beginners and experienced yogis who wish to deepen their practice.

Savitri Devi was born and raised in Bali. She is dedicated to bringing ancient yoga wisdom into daily life through her daily devotional practice – weaving together the physical and philosophical limbs of the yoga tree. She has intensive international yoga and meditation training and over 30 years of teaching; including Scaravelli Hatha Yoga and Kundalini Yoga, with trainings in Addiction Recovery, Cancer Prevention, Restorative & Yin Yoga, and Akhanda Yoga. She has trained teachers internationally. Her years of experience in holding sacred space allows guests to journey within, find clarity and become empowered. Now an elder, she is an example of the radiance and joy that yoga practice brings.

All prices are in Indonesian Rupiah and are subject to 21% tax and service charge

Ananda Meditation With Dada

90 Min 
Private (1-2 guests) – Rp 1,250,000
Private Groups 3-6 – Rp 1,550,000

Ananda means joy or bliss, the happiness that is sought in all human feelings and desires. According to Tantra Yoga philosophy, ananda is achieved by illuminating the soul with the radiance of Divine Love within. In this session, Acarya Vibhakarananda Avt. (“Dada”), an enlightened Balinese spiritual teacher, will share insightful teachings based on the ancient philosophy of Tantra (one’s expansive journey into ananda) and a powerful meditation practice for invigorating the mind and soul with compassionate love and devotion. This is an informative session intended to share useful tools for creating greater peace, harmony and happiness in your daily life.

Dada is a warm and compassionate man devoted to a path of love. He began searching for spiritual answers as a young child, and after several years working in the corporate world, Dada’s strong vision for One-ness led him to leave his job and immerse himself in the path of yoga. He went on to pursue training in India as a sanyasin, senior yoga monk. He then began teaching yoga and meditation in Taiwan and Australia and eventually returned to his native island of Bali, bringing his devotional work home. Dada is a gifted teacher of the heart whose commitment to share the wisdom of Tantra continues to support people through gentle transformation and the awakening experience of ananda.

Mindfulness

90 Min 
Private (1-2 guests) – Rp 1,700,000

Mindfulness is a process of slowing down and touching deeply into life moment by moment. To be mindful is to be truly alive, present and at one with those around you and all that you are doing. Utilizing conscious breathing techniques, we focus awareness on the present moment, calmly observing thoughts, emotions and bodily sensations, without forcing, judging, or hiding from anything. We discuss what emerges along the way, allowing for greater self-awareness. Practicing this kind of presence assists you in listening to the still, small voice within you, opening to new experiences, making important changes and wise decisions.

All prices are in Indonesian Rupiah and are subject to 21% tax and service charge

Expressive Arts with Susan

90 Min 
Private (1-2 guests) – Rp 1,700,000

Expressive Arts at Fivelements is a combination of DansKinetics, drama, storytelling and visual arts. It is a meditative, movement journey, sometimes wild and filled with abandon and sometimes quiet and full of grace. It is a beautiful way to connect with your inherent spirit.

This sacred art tends to ignite a joyful passion from within. It is a transformative movement encouraging people to let go and allow for free expression. In addition to being a fun therapeutic process, these sessions can be very helpful in unblocking old or stuck patterns, re-connecting with our authentic self and unleashing a creative energy. Expressive Arts opens a new path for healing, wellness and transformation.

Susan is passionate about the creative process and is inspired through play, connecting to a sense of wonder in nature and bringing the whole body into all that we do. She enjoys exploration and expression across artistic mediums as means to integration and wholeness. She is a storyteller, puppeteer (shadow and other) and DansKinetics instructor and has performed and taught in Canada, Japan and Indonesia with her theatre company, Me and My Shadows (http://meandmyshadows.ca). Susan has taught for over 17 years in the fields of Environmental Education with a focus on Cross-Cultural Communication in teaching and learning, Integrated Arts Education and ESL, and has trained teachers in the methodology of learning through the arts. She holds a Masters in Environmental Studies, has completed 2 years of a PH.D in Holistic Education and has trained as an instructor in Hatha Yoga (recognized by the Yoga Alliance) and DansKinetics.

Aikido, the Way of Harmonious Spirit

90 Min 
Private (1-2 guests) – Rp 1,250,000
Private Groups (3-6) – Rp 1,550,000

A modern Japanese martial art, Aikido was developed by Morihei Ueshiba and is a synthesis of his martial studies, philosophy and beliefs. In this session, you will learn the foundation of Aikido from the perspective of harmony or unity of life energy with self, with others and our environments. Through hands on practice, you will come to embody the lessons of harmonizing, centering, peaceful mind, respect, understanding, opening and staying in one’s power – invaluable tools for every day life.

Arie, a native of Yogyakarta (Central Java, Indonesia), fell in love with aikido at Samurai Dojo Bali when he first started practicing in 2006. Through his devoted journey, Arie discovered much more than a martial art. He learned that aikido is an art of peace and a way of life. His passion for aikido led him to train in different dojos to improve his knowledge, skill and understanding about this extraordinary peaceful practice. Arie later founded the Kagura Dojo in Yogyakarta, Central Java and the Terakoya Aikido Dojos in Bali.

“Aikido is a life long practice and a journey of life.”

Ristie Darmawar, co-instructor, assists Arie in this dynamic session. With over eight years of dedication and practice, aikido has expanded Ristie’s way of thinking about life. A family physician with a masters in anti-aging medicine and an international certified personal trainer by the International Fitness Professionals Association (IFPA), Ristie has embraced aikido as an integral part of her life.

“It is never too late to start Aikido as it is a lifetime training. Practice with good spirit, respect others and help each other.”

All prices are in Indonesian Rupiah and are subject to 21% tax and service charge
 

Sound Healing

75 min – Private (1-2 guests) – Rp 2.000.000++
75 min – Private Groups (3-6 guests) – Rp 2.300.000++

You will enter this deeply restorative session with a guided meditation. Movement, breath, visualization and even your voice will be involved to slowly open up the energetic and physical layers of your body.

Tibetan singing bowls are then placed next to you or on different parts of your body while being chimed. The body drinks up the vibration while the mind calms and relaxes with the harmonious tones. These harmonic vibrations engage the relaxation reflex, slowing down respiratory, brain and heart rate for a deep sense of well-being and peace. 

As sound waves travel through your body, energetic blockages are cleared activating healing and relieve of physical or emotional pain to naturally bring the body back into harmony. Receivers experience improved memory, mental clarity, vitality, better sleep, often for several days following the session. 

Do-In; Japanese exercises for health & wellbeing

75 min – Private (1-2 guests) – Rp 1.350.000++
75 min – Private Groups (3-6 guests) – Rp 1.550.000++

Enhance your vitality and sense of wellbeing by doing meditative and deliberate movements in this Japanese yoga session.

Do-In combines effective gentle stretching and movement with meditative breathing techniques and self-massage, as transmitted by Master Masunaga.

Stemming from Taoism and Chinese Medicine, these exercises aim to activate and harmonize the circulation of the force of life through the body’s energetic pathways and the meridians. The Japanese yoga style is beneficial for athletes and also suitable for the less active assisting in increasing the flexibility, improving blood circulation with alignment and body balance.

TRE® – Tension Release Exercises

75 min – Private (1-2 guests) – Rp 1.550.000++
3 set – Private (1-2 guests) – Rp 4.185.000++
75 min – Private Groups (3-6 guests) – Rp 1.800.000++

TRE®, Tension and Trauma Release Exercises and is a highly effective way to increase wellbeing and regain balance.

You will be guided through a series of gentle exercises that help evoke the psoas muscles, a major set of muscles where we often store physical, emotional, and mental stress. Through the exercises you will safely activate the natural tremor reflex. The reflexive muscle vibrations are soothing and calm down the nervous system.

Created by Dr. David Berceli, an expert in trauma intervention, TRE® will help children cope with stress who often show signs of shiver and shaking.  Interestingly, animals in the wild respond to stress or predators in a similar way and getting out of such a position through shaking and tremoring. Wanting to help people tap this natural mechanism to release deep tension and stress, Dr. Berceli discovered more about the human anatomy and other body-related therapeutic modalities, creating TRE® during his research. 

The session is designed to be a self-help tool that once learned, can be used as needed, throughout life, continuously supporting and promoting personal health and wholeness.

TRE® is contra-indicated during pregnancy, or abdominal surgery within the past 3 months. 

Individuals who have physical or psychological conditions that require strict regulation or medical limitations should consult their medical practitioner or our certified TRE provider prior to performing these exercises. 

Mindfulness with Anne

75 min – Private (1-2 guests) – Rp 1.350.000++
75 min – Private Groups (3-6 guests) – Rp 1.550.000++

Feel an immediate connection with Anne, who gently guides you during this session to evoke presence of mind and greater peace inherent in each and every one of us.

Be welcomed into practicing breath and awareness in a combination of sitting, moving and standing meditation. Observe the physical level of your body in relation to the space that surrounds you. Find a sense of presence and being resourced as you move into more subtle layers, deep within your heart center and enabling you to connect more closely within yourself.

Intention, breath, body and emotions awareness, sensory and imagery techniques are effective ways to train your mind to bring more stillness and wholeness into the flow of your inner world.

Complete this journey by walking barefoot on the fresh grass of our Sacred Space and garden, taking a moment to connect to Mother Earth, feeling a grounding and revitalizing sensation.

Somatic Therapy 

75 min – Private (1 guest) – Rp 1.550.000++
3 set – Private (1 guest) – Rp 4.185.000++

The term Somatic derives from the ancient Greek, translating to “the living body in its wholeness”. In Somatic Therapy we deepen our whole-body awareness through dialogue, movements, and practices. This enables us to shift old patterns that no longer serve us well and make choices towards the life we want to live. Understanding the body, mind, emotions and spirit as an integrated whole, or soma, is essential for our health and having a sense of meaning in our life. 

Anne gently guides you into heightened awareness of physical sensations and emotions, nurturing your environment with deep listening allowing you to more easily find presence, calling and change conditions that are no longer useful.

Zen Shiatsu & Seiki

75 min – Private (1 guest) – Rp 1.550.000 ++

This session combines Japanese meditative forms of bodywork based on ancient Taoist philosophy, traditional Chinese medicine and acupuncture. 

Zen Shiatsu in Masters Masunaga and Sasaki styles, a nurturing and meditative form of bodywork using breath, gentle touch, and subtle manipulations to improve the energy flow and balance the nerve system. The treatment improves blood and lymph circulation and boosts the immune system, respiratory, digestive functions as well as releasing physical and emotional tension. 

Seiki  is the Japanese term for “clear blue sky and open place”, a name given by Master Kishi Akinobu to his style of work in the Shiatsu tradition. Seiki offers a lighter touch, yet deeply energetic style of healing.

Seiki incorporates Katsugen, that spontaneously releases movements and offers a space to experience and enjoy life as an open human being. Breathing again, your body slowly returns to its balance.

Combining Shiatsu with Seiki has been a successful way for Anne to help people with exhaustion, insomnia, fertility issues, chronic pain and other imbalances.

Moving Wisdom with Anne

75 min – Private (1-2 guests) – Rp 1.250.000 ++
75 min – Private Groups (3-6 guests) – Rp 1.550.000++

This Hatha Yoga session involves a group of physical postures and breathing techniques, practiced more slowly and with static posture holds. Opening sensory awareness of the sensations of movement in the body, especially between the head, heart and spine so that body alignment improves naturally, and physical activity feels freer, lighter, and more satisfying.

Opening sensory awareness of the sensations of movement in the body, especially between the head, heart and spine so that body alignment improves naturally, and physical activity feels freer, lighter, and more satisfying.

As you move your body and your body is moving, your inner layers are brought into alignment, allowing you to feel self-connected and vibrant. Essential elements of meditation and philosophy are incorporated, so that you can connect to your sensory and innate body wisdom. Gain focus and pleasure in body awareness as you tune into yourself and practice to unwind tensions on the physical, emotional and mental levels.

This yoga session will enhance your vitality and sense of wellbeing by doing meditative and deliberate movements.

All levels are welcome 

This session is ideal for those who wish to dive beneath the physical layer, slow and deep and explore the interconnections of Mind and Body.

Kundalini sequencing and Singing bowls with Anne

Yoga Movement and Sound Therapy 

75 min – Private (1-2 guests) – Rp 1.250.000++
75 min – Private Groups (3-6 guests) – Rp 1.800.000++

In this session, after activating the Pranas (energies) and warming up the body with gentle joint mobilizations, the simple, yet profound Kundalini sequence with the support of breath, OM mantra and Yoga asanas is practiced.

Integrated with Tibetan Singing Bowls healing meditation and visualization, this practice can be intense and aims in helping purify, transmute energies, clear blockages to activate potential for a blissful state within the body.

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