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a Traditional Balinese Watukaru Yoga Retreat

Join our retreat for a truly traditional and unique Balinese yoga and meditation experience. It is located in the original spiritual village, close to Mount Batukaru in the middle part of Bali island. Get close and involve yourself in the Sesandan village community’s daily cultural activities. Balitrees Retreats serves guests in family and village environments, welcoming them to be part of their family and, at the same time, to be part of the Sesandan village community.

  • Afternoon beach yoga session
  • Daily morning and afternoon Balinese Watukaru yoga sessions
  • Daily village cultural and activities
  • Daily vegetarian/vegan/regular meals
  • 3 nights accommodation
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Check-in Time: 14:00
Check-out Time: 13:00


During this retreat, you will be staying at any homestay or guest house / bungalow type of accommodation, spreading across the Sesandan Megati Village. Homestay type means guest will stay at local family house, designed for guest who wish to know closely about Balinese people at village daily life activities. As well the idea is about sharing economic concept from the retreats to the local family, to help their income. Guest house type means guest will stay at more private location, not at local family house. All our accommodations, either homestay type or guest house type are located seperate with retreats center (yoga, activity, dinning area). It takes about 5 minutes drive or 10 minutes walk from accommodation to retreats center. Shuttle service are provided to connect guest between accommodation and retreats center. Balitrees Retreats offers an authentic taste of Bali, nestled in the quiet traditional village and the main retreats area (yoga, other activities, dining area) are surrounded by the rice paddy farmlands of Sesandan Megati village.


Balitrees Retreats open access to one of the oldest spiritual ashrams in the world (Pasraman Seruling Dewata), which still conserves the original 13 types of yoga as how it is created thousands of years ago in the Himalayas, as well opens the access to learning Traditional Balinese Meditation and 72 original styles of Balinese martial arts (Pencak Silat).

Nowadays, these 13 types of original yoga are only available in Mount Batukaru, Tabanan, and Bali. As there are many contemporary types of yoga at the moment, Balitrees Retreats is committed to hosting yoga in its original type. The 13 original types of yoga consist of yoga Surya, yoga Chandra, yoga Siva, yoga Vishnu, yoga Brahma, yoga Isvara, and more. Each type of yoga consists of a different type of sequence.

Surya Yoga has 12 types of yoga sequences such as Surya Namaskara, Surya Daryam, Surya Kertalam, Nadwityam Suryam, Surya Arkayam, Surya Khagata, Surya Maricam, Surya Sawitri, Surya Pusne, Surya Bhaskaram, Surya Hiranyagarbha, and Surya Gerhanam.

Yoga Chandra has 16 types of yoga sequences, such as yoga Candra Namaskara, yoga Candra Kirana, yoga Candra Lomawati, yoga Candra Kumari, yoga Candra Mimba, yoga Candra Rekawati, yoga Candra Huta Mahini, yoga Candra Kumula, yoga Candra Satya Wahini, yoga Candra Yumati, yoga Candra Kresna, yoga Candra Rasa Sukisma, yoga Candra Udaya, yoga Candra Gomayika, yoga Candra Asmara, and yoga Candra Gerhanam.

Cakra meditation is one of the most effective methods for mind and body healing and peace. There are seven major chakras controlling humans bodies and minds, such as Chakra Muladhara, Manipura, Swadistana, Anahata, Wisuda, Ajna, and chakra Sahasra.

One of the most popular world martial arts legends, Budhi Dharma, with his original style of Kalaripayattu and Kundalini, is well-known for his spiritual trip from India to China. On the way, he stopped in Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, and other places to spread his knowledge of Buddhism. One historical place that he stopped in Indonesia is Mount Batukaru at Tabanan, Bali.

He spent 18 years in Bali to spread Buddhism, as well as learning the 72 original styles of Balinese Martial Arts (Silat) from the last generation of Silat Arda Chandra lineage master, Ki Goplo. Ki Goplo is the last disciple of Silat Arda Chandra from Seruling Dewata style. Silat Arda Chandra has 12 styles, one of them is Silat Seruling Dewata. Silat Seruling Dewata is divided into 72 original styles such as drunken style, Tali Rasa (Tai Chi), earth and sky style, tiger style, snake, eagle, mantis, crane, monkey, dragon style, and so on.

After mastering all 72 original Balinese silat, in 641 AD Budhi Dharma announced the founding of Silat Seruling Dewata at Mount Batukaru in Tabanan Bali as an independent style, continuing the past Silat Arda Chandra lineage and Budhi Dharma becomes the leader of the first generations. Nowadays, Silat Seruling Dewata is led by Ki Nantra, the leader of the ninth generation.

A few years after founding Silat Seruling Dewata, Budhi Dharma continued his spiritual trip to spread Buddhism to several places and ended in China. In China, he founded the world-famous martial arts style, which is the Shaolin Temple style. After founding Shaolin Temple, Budhi Dharma did not come back to Bali to lead Seruling Dewata but preferred to handover it over to his disciple, the second leader which is the twin master Ki Mudra and Ki Madra.

Things to do (optional)
  • A visit to traditional Balinese shaman healer for a blessing ritual
  • Tour to a place of interest in Bali
  • An additional massage
Spa treatments
  • One time of 30 minutes, regular massage or Balinese traditional massage is included
  • An additional spa treatment will need an extra cost. The spa menu is available on arrival
What's included
  • 3 nights accommodation
  • Daily morning and afternoon Balinese Watukaru yoga session
  • One time beach yoga session
  • Daily morning village culture/activities on the schedule
  • Daily afternoon inside the village excursion
  • One time for 30 minutes of regular massage or Balinese traditional massage
  • Daily three times Balinese vegetarian/vegan/regular meals
  • Tea, coffee, and water
  • Internet access
What's not included
  • Additional requested activities
  • Additional requested meals and drinks
  • Airfare
  • Arrival visa
  • Insurance
  • Personal expenses
Cancellation Policy
  • A reservation requires a deposit of 30% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.
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