'Follow Your Bliss' Day
Bali’s Original & Best Surf Yoga Retreat for Women since 2003
Spark your spirit as you spend the day exploring the best of Bali or your own personal development and wellbeing. At Surf Goddess Retreats we want to make your retreat experience a personalized one, so we are the only women's surf and yoga retreat that offers you the opportunity to customise your day just the way you like it!
In this way you are truly free to 'Follow Your Bliss' by personally choosing one of these delightful activitiesto suit your personal taste, while still enjoying a group holiday.
Psychic Spiritual Counseling Session
We are excited to be able to offer this truly unique opportunity to gain a new perspective on your life while on your retreat. You will gain a deeper understanding of your concerns and the choices available to you and help you shift emotional and mental patterns so you can make better choices in the future. The intention is to help you live a great life and make the most empowering decisions possible.
It is very much like a counseling session with psychic guidance added. Spirit communicator James Ross receives detailed and specific messages from your guides and spirits on all aspects of your life to give you both spiritual and practical information for your daily decision making. The information he passes on includes specific confirmations that include details of your life that only you would know. These messages help you get to the heart of what it is that the higher plane wishes you to work on and resolve so that you can be free to live your best life possible.
James has been offering readings for over 10 years and is known for his amazing accuracy that sets him apart as a naturally gifted psychic.
(Please note that the Psychic Spiritual Counseling Sessions are subject to availability due to James's schedule - currently he is only available from May 25th retreat onwards for 2013, not prior. If you would specifically like to have a reading during your rereat please check with us before booking to confirm that James will be availalbe on your chosen retreat date. Also note there is a surcharge for this session if chosen as a package option)
Testemonials for James:
"James is really warm and authentic in his approach. My session with him was not a hokey Ouija board experience, but a spiritual experience of assessing the past in order to have the tools to move gently into the future. There were beautiful surprises and sound word of encouragement and he knew things that not even my friends had tapped into."
"In July 2012, I was fortunate enough to have a reading from James in Bali. It was extraordinary. It began with him knowing about my immediate physical health. He went on to speak about what was going on in my life which, at the time, was quite traumatic. What he conveyed was completely accurate. He spoke of things that I'd never told anyone. He knew of personal guides and named them. He knew the names of both my grandmothers and other relatives. He knew of wise friends who were helping me and told me how the guides want me to listen to them. Assurances that he passed on from my guides gave me new insight, strength and courage. I found the experience uplifting and somewhat surreal. I would recommend James to anyone. He has a true and unique talent."
"James gave an incredible reading!! Names, facts and details were spot on.I was blown away by his accuracy and loved his style and sincerity while reading me.
Even after the reading and still to this day, I marvel at things that he shared that really impacted my life, my relationships and my outlook.Thank you, James. For an incredible, incredible reading!"
Countryside Bicycle tour through Bali villages to Ubud
Spend the day on our most popular day adventures as you get to escape to the cooler climates of Bali's Mountain region. Start the day with brunch served up beside an ancient volcanic lake high in the mountains, then Using brand new mountain bikes and safety equipment, wind your way down the trail from Mount Batur through sleepy villages along little-used roads and tracks.
Frequent stops are made along the way giving you the opportunity to view aged temple compounds and shady plantations bearing a variety of crops. Local women regally carry festive offerings of fruit and flowers to appease the Gods, whilst village ducks are herded in humorous orderly processions. Young boy's cut grass to feed the family cow whilst weathered old men gossip at the roadside stall sipping glasses of aromatic mountain ground coffee.
An air-conditioned escort vehicle is on standby at the end of your trip to take you to enjoy a replenishing buffet luncheon before returning to your hotel. All of the guides come from the surrounding regions and are trained to entertain and educate by sharing a broad depth of knowledge in Balinese culture and lifestyle. This journey offers an insight into a Bali that is not commonly seen, and allows you to experience the charming culture of rural Bali. A fantastic day out packed with interest, education and fun! This wonderful morning is followed by a deliciously prepared local lunch in Bali's village of Ubud (the village made famous by Elizabeth Gilbert's book ‘Eat, Pray, Love).
Jungle River White Water Rafting
Enjoy a visually spectacular rafting trip down the Ayung River as you travel to the Jungle interior of Bali. This adventure is a wonderful mix of excitement, breath taking views and well guided, informative, sightseeing.
As you carve through some of Bali's most appealing landscape, the Ayung River provides a thrill that begins the moment you push off from the riverbanks. As you switch between Class I and II rapids, you will wind through deep valleys with cascading waterfalls and towering cliffs of prehistoric significance.
On the more leisurely stretches through tropical forests you will see Hindu shrines that are brightly decorated on ceremonial days of prayer. Just as you think it is all coming to an end, the unpredictable Ayung River propels your raft into yet another rapid! This wonderful morning is followed by a deliciously prepared local lunch in Bali's mountain area
Eco Walking Tour of Bali Heartland
Join us on a walk of cultural, ecological, archaeological and natural discovery as we explore ancient ruins, lush jungle, traditional villages, local plantations and trek through rice paddies in the spectacular heartland of Bali.
Our experienced, English speaking guides will enlighten you with their knowledge of local mythology and point out the local flora (fruit and spice trees) and explain their role in Balinese society. We then trek into a local village where you can view, spectacular temples and local craftsmen at work.
From then on its views of stunning rice paddy panoramas as we trek through the fields experiencing rural Balinese going about their daily chores (have the camera handy). We see locals planting and harvesting rice, ploughing fields, tending livestock and reaping the labours of local plantations. Our guides will explain all facets of the life of the Balinese living outside tourist areas. We finish our tour with a walk through a shady bamboo grove emerging into a traditional village, where we visit a Balinese compound (Balinese home and meet the family). Walking through this village, which is isolated from tourism, gives you a feel of traditional village life and many photo opportunities.
At the end of the trek we drive a short distance to our restaurant overlooking the rice paddies where we have a sumptuous Balinese feast that the guide books rave about. This tour is not just an adventure, but a cultural, ecological, culinary and learning experience designed to show visitors the Bali they want to see...pure natural entertainment and beauty.
Stand Up Paddling (SUP)
Stand-Up Paddle lessons are a great way to have fun and get fit at the same time! For your SUP adventure we will take you to the clear calm waters of Sanur Lagoon as it is a safe and protected place to learn and a great way to build your confidence before advancing to the ocean. Be warned as once you try it, you will be hooked!
Extra Surf Lesson
If you simply can't get enough of surfing and the beach, spend the day enjoying expert surf instruction from our surf coaches and soaking up the rays by the sea!
Gourmet Indonesian Cooking Classes
Our cooking class is a unique lifestyle experience that speaks of hundreds years old of traditions, of the beautiful humbleness and the exotic richness of Indonesian dining and cooking culture, all at the same time. The classes are held by Iboe Soelastri, an Indonesian chef who has begun to learn cooking from her grandmother when she was just 4 years old. Spend a wonderful afternoon preparing dishes that are part of ritual and everyday life on the magical island of Bali and finish with a true Waroeng lunch experience, eating surrounded by oil lamps, stone grinders, and traditional steamers on wood-fire terra-cotta stoves in the open kitchen accompanied by soothing, intimate Javanese music.
Balinese Market Tour
Come and shop till you drop on a fascinating tour of Bali's main Traditional Market! This traditional market is apposite to the village temple that is one of three biggest temples in Denpasar and is a hub for the islands famous handicrafts, handmade fabrics, fresh fruits and flowers and so much more. Wafting through the air is the heady aroma of incense and spices. Hunt for exotic treasures and learn about the culture of Bali as you explore the vibrant sites and sounds of this colourful asian market place.
Even More Pampering!
For those who just love getting pampered choose to pamper yourself with another 3 hours worth of spa treatments at the villa for a truly blissed out day! You will choose from:
- Deep Hair Conditioning Treatments
- Cleansing Facials
- Hot Stone Massage
- Traditional Balinese Massage
- Relaxing Foot Massage
- Four Hand Massage
*Please note that some 'Explore' selections require minimums and are subject to change without prior notice due to the fact that we partner with outside suppliers to offer them on our retreats.