The ancient Icelandic word for intuition is “innsaei”, but in Iceland it has multiple meanings. It can mean “the sea within” which is the borderless nature of our inner world. It can mean “to see within” which means to know yourself. And it can mean “to see from the inside out” which is to have a strong inner compass to navigate your way in our ever-changing world.
The inspiring and thought-provoking Innsaei - The Power of Intuitiontakes us on a soul-searching, global journey to uncover the art of connecting within in today’s world of distraction, disconnection and stress. We meet world-renowned scientists, artists and spiritual leaders, as well as an extraordinary group of British schoolchildren who are learning how to better cope in today’s world by unlocking the power of nature and mindfulness.
Ganesh is the son of Shiva and Shakti. He is the remover of obstacles and can bring clarity of thought, strength, courage, prosperity and success.
Puja is a traditional devotional ritual with prayers and offerings, a celebration mixed with mantras and meditation. Ganesh puja is usually performed before starting a new venture.
Come join us for this special puja, a ritual that includes mantra yoga, meditation and offerings to help you align to your path and remove any obstacles. This celebration also includes bhakti yoga with kirtan, devotion singing that helps us connect and open our hearts and mind to this supportive force of nature.
All proceeds will go to PKP Women’s Centre. PKP Women's Centre facilitates female empowerment through job skill programs such as cooking, sewing and English language while at the same time encouraging gender equality. PKP Women's Centre provides a safe haven and work place for divorced women who are often highly stigmatized and ostracized within their communities and the broader Balinese society.
From humble beginnings in 2004, the Ubud Writers & Readers Festival has evolved into one of the world’s most celebrated literary and artistic events – an annual pilgrimage for lovers of literature and conversation. In 2018 Southeast Asia's leading festival of words and ideas celebrates its 15th year with the theme 'Jagadhita: The World We Create'.
Bringing together some of the world’s most powerful voices in a melting pot of artists, authors, thinkers and performers, the Festival is a platform for meaningful exchange and cross-cultural dialogue. A place where artists and audiences alike can discuss shared inspirations, ideas and concerns, the Festival transcends cultural and geographical borders to create a truly global community.
Across five days, the Ubud Writers & Readers Festival delivers an eclectic program of events – from fiery conversations to intimate literary lunches, gripping live performances to hands-on workshops.
Join us at one of the world’s most inspiring celebrations of global community, world music and well-being, taking place on the idyllic islands of Bali.
BaliSpirit Festival summons yoga enthusiasts, dancers, musicians and spirituality seekers from all corners of the globe, joining together to inspire one another and nourish each individuals potential within.
Open your heart and be transformed!
The six-day, seven-night festival, with over 7,000 attendees from over 50 countries, offers a concentrated schedule of events, workshops, concerts, seminars and children’s activities, all taking place at two amazing venues that embody the spirit of Bali.
Every year, from mid-June to mid-July the PKB (Pesta Kesenian Bali or Bali Arts Festival) comes to the Werdi Budaya Art Center, Jalan Nusa Indah in East Denpasar. Nightly there are performances of both traditional and contemporary dance and music at a number of the six theatre venues here. During the day, beginning at 10:00 a.m. the handicraft and food stalls open, showcasing the best of each regency, with delights for everyone of every age. In the late morning rare forms of music and dance from all over the island are shown - a great time to see some great performances.
In 1979, Bali's governor, the esteemed and loved Prof. Ida Bagus Mantera, opened the very first Bali Arts Festival on June 20th. He stated that “the Bali Arts Festival should take its place as the basic forum for the growth of our love of the arts.” As the arts are such an integral part of the culture, Prof. Mantera wanted to see them celebrated in a place that would be accessible to all. To promote this, most performances are free of charge to the public and those where tickets are necessary are sold at an affordable price to most people.
Each part of Bali has its unique art forms - the weaving of Sidemen, the jegog bamboo gamelan orchestra of Negara in West Bali and the genyek singing of Karangasem in the East. Most Balinese haven't seen all of these forms and this venue was created for both Balinese and visitors to Bali, to highlight the rich cultural heritage this tiny island has to offer.
The festival begins with its Grand Parade on opening day, starting from the Bajra Sandhi Puputan field in Renon and ending at the Denpasar Art Centre. Each regency is represented with a gamelan orchestra and people dressed in their regional dress. Often tall, towering offerings are carried of the heads of colorfully dressed women, once again showing what diversity Bali has to offer. Balinese from all over the island come to watch this parade and it is televised on local TV. It's good idea to get to Renon early in order to get front row seat. Bring a hat and an umbrella as well as a camera.
At the Art Centre itself, exhibitions are set up in the two main halls. Competitions are held of food, costumes, offering making, and pop singing in the indoor Ksiranawa Theater. Performances are held in the huge outdoor Ardha Candra amphitheatre, the wantilan (a small, in the round traditional space), the tetaring Stage outside the Ardha Candra, the Ayodya stage in the old kecak arena in the northeast corner and in front of the exhibition hall by the river.
Some of the most exquisite performances are those done at the Wantilan and the outdoor stages in the evenings and those in the late morning. Here you often find forms, which are dying out, watched by only a handful of people but the spirit of the performance, can be quite moving.
We are all searching for answers to the most basic questions: Who are we? Why are we here? Do we really matter?
In a world fraught with hostility and violence, an altruistic group of young men endeavor to understand the true essence of the human spirit by visiting forgotten souls such as homeless New Yorkers, Peruvian orphans and isolated Ghanaian lepers. By spotlighting heartwarming stories from around the world, this uplifting documentary shows viewers that every single person, no matter his or her lot in life, is beautiful. Gorgeously filmed and masterfully narrated, THE HUMAN EXPERIENCE explores with depth and compassion what it means to be a human being.
The ancient wisdom of yoga teaches that Life is already given to you, you are completely loved, you are here now. It teaches that we are not separate, cannot be separate from nature, which sustains us in a vast interdependence with everything. The universe comes perfectly, and is awesome in its integration and infinite existence. This union is our natural state, this union in Yoga. When you experience this connection to the fullness of creation, of nurturing source, you are doing your Yoga. Yoga is your direct participation in nurturing source. All of us at Heart of Yoga are committed to broadening this message: you are fully loved, you are fully able, you are perfectly capable the way you are. We strive to teach the healing power of intimate connection, in the traditions of 10,000 years, recaptured for our era. We hope to transform individual awareness of this interconnection, and thus human consciousness and the societies we have created.
Transcend the mind through your creative spirit, discovering a mindful practice for self-expression.
This one day workshop is an opportunity to create your own personalised vision mandalas and explore this sacred art form as:
- A way of connecting to your inner dreams
- A tool for bringing healing, insight, and manifestation into your life!
All are welcome to join one or both workshops.
Absolutely no prior skills necessary, just an open mind.
All paper, pencils and mandala equipment are included!
The food of the gods. Theobroma cacao. A historically-revered plant food, now much overlooked and misunderstood.
Or, in more familiar terms, chocolate. Levi’s cacao ceremonies combine the profound sacredness of ceremony with the equally profound deliciousness of arguably the most magical food on the planet. What’s not to like?
Using ceremonial-grade cacao, which makes even most raw chocolate taste ordinary, you’ll experience the unique heart explosions that only cacao can bring and channel the wisdom of cacao spirit for deep, transformative realization.
Every cacao ceremony is a collaboration between the co-participants, facilitated and woven together by Levi. Each one unfolds differently, although you can expect some or all of the following: yoga, meditation, singing, dancing, laughing, crying, hugging, and – undoubtedly - loving.
If the title of this workshop scares you a bit (or a lot), this makes perfect sense! We are born as pure love, able to connect with others without fear. But throughout our lives, wounds from betrayal, neglect and rejection cause us to subconsciously withdraw from authentic closeness and form insecurities and habits that cut us off from deeper connection.
You will be guided through fun, playful (non-sexual) connection activities. Although this is a light-hearted discovery, most participants experience profound breakthroughs. This is a transformational experience for partners that want to rekindle their connection and passion. Solo adventurers find powerful heart openings and leave remembering what it is like to feel freedom in closeness to partners, friends, colleagues and family.
Recommended for both Singles and Couples!
Dive into the sacred ocean of Indian Classical Music with harmonium master & vocalist Punnu Singh Wasu and his musicians.
Indian classical music is meditative and healing in nature as it has its roots in the ancient tradition of yoga. In the olden days, music and spirituality were two sides of the same coin. Indian classical music has 2 major traditions - the North Indian classical music called Hindustani and the South Indian expression called Carnatic. The roots of its music are found in the Vedas, the oldest scriptures of the Hindu tradition.
Enjoy a beautiful, unique and meditative evening concert!
Punnu Singh Wasu is an Indian vocalist, musician, songwriter and multi instrumentalist. He was born and raised in Hyderabad, India into a family that has a true love for Kirtan and spirituality. He began studying the harmonium and singing at the tender age of 5. At age 10, Punnu moved on to learning the Indian Classical Music (Hindustani) while traveling with his father throughout India singing the beautiful verses of Kirtan. Later on his knowledge of mandolin and tabla became his focal point. Nowadays he performs Kirtan,
Xtatic Kirtan, Indian Fusion, Sufi, Bollywood music as well as Sound Healing around the world. He also leads music workshops in combination with yoga & meditation.
Learn how to prepare and preserve the valuable medicinal constituents that plants carry and create your very own herbal products.
This hands on workshop will give you the knowledge and skills to begin your journey in making your own hydrosols, herbal salves, medicinal teas and home cleaning products. This 1 day practicum will give you the inspiration to transform herbs and flowers into herbal products in your own homes. Enjoy herbal teas and an organic farm lunch, included with the workshop! Perfect for those interested in sustainable living, creating a life in harmony with nature, and using natural products to enhance wellness.
Hosted at the Kul Kul Farm, a permaculture farm founded by Maria Farrugia and Orin Hardy just meters away from the Green School in Bali. Join us on our site, dedicated to care for the earth and for people, just 25 minutes from Ubud and 35 minutes from Canggu. Classes will be taught by Maria Farrugia, who has worked with medicinal plants and home apothecary products since founding the farm in 2015.
This workshop is available on the following dates:
July 17th & 31st, August 7th, September 18th, October 9th
Dates for the rest of the year will be announced in the coming months. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for a customised workshop to suit your availability. Visit kulkulfarmbali.com for more information, to register today, and to explore our other courses on bamboo architecture, permaculture, and sustainable living.
Meditation is a journey from sound to silence, from movement to stillness. It is the food for our soul. Meditation is a powerful way to recharge our batteries and to calm our mind down. Buddha was asked what he has gained from meditation. He replied, "Nothing". However, he said "Let me tell you what I lost: Anger, anxiety, depression, insecurity, fear of old age and death."
Punnu is excited to offer a comprehensive 2-day meditation course to share his knowledge and experience of more than 31 years that has wide application and maintains both psychological and spiritual depth.
In this course you will learn different meditation technics, gain valuable knowledge and insights into meditation, enjoy the many benefits, develop/deepen your personal meditation practice and explore methods, delve into the science behind meditation and the philosophy that supports it, recognise the obstacles in meditation practice and receive ancient and powerful tools for your personal practice. There will be also an emphasis on some of the more Eastern practices, theory and philosophy.
- Everybody is welcome to participate in this training. No meditation experience is required.
- You can join both days or 1 day (any day)
- Please wear comfortable clothes and bring a notebook and pen.
- Check Punnu’s website www.punnuwasu.com for further information.