With yoga instructors Anila Lacroix and Brant Forrester
October 12-19th, 2014
Floating Leaf Eco-Retreat ~ Bali, Indonesia
Take a moment to return to yourself. This may be called a retreat, but we view this time as reflection, a time to return to your best state of internal balance. Your day will start with an articulate and consciously guided morning meditation, feeling the warmth of the morning sun on your skin and the breath of the gentle breeze will inspire your breath practice. Imagine knowing that each day holds a new experience for you, but each morning being so soulful that you could live in the moment forever.
We have combined our extensive yoga studies to bring a dedicated practice built for you, and will teach you how to make your practice nourish you long after Bali. We will lead yoga classes of Yin, hatha and Power, while guiding meditation and philosophy practices throughout each day. You can follow our schedule fully, or decide to stay and get pampered at either the outdoor or indoor spa. After hearing about each days offerings, the choice is yours, but it will be tough! You will have the opportunity to visit local villages and temples, go to the beach, walk up a volcano and stroll through the rice fields. Our hosts at The Floating Leaf have designed an amazing offering, and their internationally acclaimed food is farm to table fresh. You will be nourished in every sense, empowered and fulfilled.
Who is Anila Lacroix?
Anila is a fierce and compassionate woman who will playfully challenge your self-inquiry Her yoga journey began with her father, who instilled in her the philosophy, meditation and breath awareness techniques that continue to see her through life’s occasional turbulence. This early practice led to the exploration of yoga and a continual drive to learn, teach and absorb.
She is greatly inspired by Baba Hari Das, a silent monk who advises dedicated curiosity. Anila weaves a textured blend of life stories, meditation, philosophy and anatomy together to foster connection in her classes.
Anila holds the E-RYT500 from Yoga Alliance, and is currently a teacher trainer with YYoga for their 200 and 500hr programs, as well as with Salt Spring Center of Yoga for their 200hr program. She has trained extensively with the community of Baba Hari Das, and taken other teacher trainings in meditation, yin, anusara and kids yoga. She continues to study with her peers and teachers, and believes that the best teachers are forever students.
Who is Brant Forrester?
Brant is a playful student of life whose quest on the spiritual path was kick started through martial arts, leading to the philosophies of yoga practiced as he sailed the Caribbean. Brant is a lion-hearted sage who can make the most complicated lessons relatable and simple, while endowing his students with a stronger sense of self on their own life journeys.
As he weaves his unique blend of fantabulous facts with silly seriousness, his students will always hear the inspirational teachings of his teacher, Baba Hari Dass, and those of Bob Marley. Although his personal reading time is spent exploring genetics, quantum physics, brain science and anatomy, he’ll happily discuss the zen of the hammock any time.
Brant holds the E-RYT500 from Yoga Alliance, and is currently a teacher trainer with YYoga for their 200 and 500hr programs, as well as with Salt Spring Center of Yoga for their 200hr program. He has trained extensively with the community of Baba Hari Das,and continues to joyfully learn from every teacher that life offers him.
What is Floating Leaf Eco-Retreat?
Floating Leaf is proud to be a true eco friendly hotel. We deeply care for the environment, the local community, and preserving the unique Balinese heritage. Our mission is to be exemplary model for sustainable living without sacrificing luxury, style, function, design or technology.
Floating Leaf Eco-Retreat is in Sukawati, Bali by one of the best surf breaks on the island, Keramas Beach. The center features… (click the green links for more information)
- “The Sanctuary”. A 2000 ft² green yoga studio/classroom with dramatic ocean and volcano views
- Two Balinese Spas
- Deluxe Eco-Luxury accommodations
- The Ultimate Relaxation Pool with waterfalls and meditation areas
- Health Cafe featuring organic locally grown food prepared by your private chef
- Organic permaculture garden
- 5-Star service and high quality organic toiletries
Kindly browse our site for much more information.
What is included?
- Deluxe eco-luxury hotel accommodations including healthy breakfast daily
- Daily yoga classes
- Rice field walk
- Airport pick-up and drop off
- Purification ceremony at Bali’s most holy water springs
- Use of yoga hall and property grounds per itinerary
- Welcome dinner
- Several healthy meals
- Temple tours
- Bali cultural excursions
- Beach time
- Sunrise trek to summit a volcano
- Shopping excursions
- Farewell Dinner
- Travel tips, checklists, packing lists, cultural handbook, etc.
- Free High-Speed Wireless Internet
- In-room safe/lock box
We would like to extend a 10% discount on all spa services.
Not included, but available for purchase at Floating Leaf
- Full spa services including exclusive treatments, massages, Ayurvedic treatments, facial, manicure, pedicure and more. For additional information please see http://balifloatingleaf.com/spa
- Snacks and additional meals
- The coldest and best beer on the island
- Wine and alcohol
- Cappuccino, macchiato, latte and other premium coffee drinks
- Healthy fresh juices, elixirs, smoothies and more.
Cost does not include:
- Travel insurance (highly recommended)
- Visa on arrival (~$25)
- Airport Exit Tax (~$18)
- Shopping expenses
- Government taxes
- Service charge
Our terms and conditions can be located here~ http://balifloatingleaf.com/bali-terms-conditions
What is the cost?
CAD$1950 early bird special……$2250 after July 1
For a complete schedule and to secure your spot, please visit www.anilayoga.com