Those who know Bali, love Bali. It's the ultimate fun in the sun island escape to be enjoyed with coconut drinks and occasional Yoga classes. Everyday hundreds set off to this exotic island to join one of the many retreats and enjoy a healthy, healing holiday.
There are retreats catering for all kinds of people and providing all kinds of services from meditation, to art, pleasure and relaxation, to the more get-up-and-go fitness retreats and retreats focused on weight loss and getting in shape.
If you've been feeling sluggish, everyday rolling into the next and you're tired even when you get out of bed in the morning... it might just be time for your healthy holiday in Bali. But where to go? What to do? How do I make it happen?
There is so much choice that is true and that can sometimes be a distraction, yet even doing some simple searches in Google you can find a retreat just to your liking.
First of all you need to consider what it is that you'd like to do as part of your holiday. Have you been attending Yoga classes, — great! You'll find many yoga retreats throughout the island catering for all different budgets and levels of luxury. Or do you want to lose weight and get fitter and healthier, this too you'll find, as well as dozens more retreats based on what you're interested in.
There are also opportunities to volunteer or even get a salary working running a retreat in Bali. A friend of mine, Sophie, in fact is start a retreat and in the hiring process as I write this. She's a weight loss specialist and been running retreats for almost 7 years, her new website can be found here. So that's another option for living out your dreams and taking more than a short holiday, you could take a year out and play a part in running retreats while enjoying yourself while you do it.
Personally I love Balinese massages and simply relaxing and rejuvenation. That's why when I go to Bali I have always attended detox retreats where I go on a raw food detoxification diet, do daily Yoga classes, and relax by the swimming pool or on one of the many beautiful beaches on the island.
I also very much enjoy Ubud so you may want to look for a retreat center up there, especially if you are really looking for picturesque vistas and enjoying the heart of Bali's beautiful nature and habitat.
Another idea would be to head further north up Bali's coast where you'll find substantially less tourists and more beaches to yourself. If you enjoy some alone quiet time to think and reflect, the beaches and environment you'll discover here could well be a perfect match.
Whatever you decide, if you feel life has been getting you down and you need to escape to a relaxing paradise somewhere, then Bali is certainly a great place to do it. And if you go around March time you'll find me there too because that's the best time of year to visit and where I make my yearly escapes to.
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