Today’s Bali Photo of the Day shows a typical day here in our small traditional village. Our Bali retreat is located in a small friendly village near the beach in South East Bali called Ketewel. Guests coming for our wellness and yoga retreats commonly see serene sights such as this.
We work very closely with our local village or banjar as its called in Bali. We provide classes and workshops in yoga, English language learning, sustainable agriculture, permaculture and more free of charge to our neighbors and all Balinese that would like to attend. For the past seven years we have donated 21 are (1/2 acre) to the village to use as farmland. Floating Leaf Eco-Retreat also subsidizes local farmers so they can grow crops in a traditional manner that allows the crops to grow longer, gain more nutrients and farm organic chemical free food.
Our Bali Eco Retreat and Cultural Exchange
The participants in our yoga and wellness retreats interact with the local people and get to see how a traditional village works and how real Balinese live, work, pray and celebrate. The gracious people of our village welcome our retreat guests into their homes, temples, farms and special places. Cultural exchange is at the heart of mission and our guests often comment that it is one of the most special experiences they have while in Bali.
Here is a local woman bringing the offering she made with her family to the local temple for a recent ceremony.