Banishing the Stresses of Modern Day Life at Escape Ritual in Bali

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Divided into the five elements of Ayurveda – Air, Fire, Earth, Water and Space. Each package lasts six night and seven days and includes morning yoga or fitness classes, guided meditation, surf lessons, evening yoga as well as additional activities like facials and massages, breathwork and sound healing.

There are also packages catering for specific needs like the Well-Being Package which includes twice daily yoga sessions with a choice of either Hatha Flow, Yin or Restorative yoga, two daily meditation sessions with a choice of sensory, guided or candle gazing (Trataka), Pranayama breathing lessons, daily massages and body treatments and a Balinese healing and blessing.

Yoga at Escape Ritual

The Yoga Package includes the requisite twice-daily yoga sessions and meditation sessions, Pranayama breathing lessons, daily massages and body treatments and Tibetan Sound Bowl Healing. But according to Sherina, these very packages are not set in stone.

Yoga at Escape Ritual

For group or corporate bookings, personalised packages can be designed to meet the guests’ specific requirements and wishes.

In all the packages, there is a choice of an excursion. For me, Sherina organised an enlightening visit to the Holy Spring Water Temple called Tirta Empul in an area called Tampaksiring in the heart of Bali. Highly spiritual, the sacred waters of this natural spring gushes out into two large pools via 30 water spouts. Wading into the pools wearing sarongs, it is customary for people partaking in this holy purification ritual known as ‘melukat’ to dip their heads under the water spouts to be cleansed and blessed.

After a quick lunch of grilled prawns, satay (meat skewers) and nasi goring (Indonesian fried rice) at a traditional Balinese restaurant called Bale Udang in Ubud, we visited a local shaman who specialised in numerology. A long queue of Balinese ladies all keen to enquire about the nuptial dates of their children preceded us, giving us confidence in this shaman’s abilities as a soothsayer.

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