July 7- 13, 2019

“Wherever your mind is wandering, internally or externally, at this very place, this.” (from the Vigyan Bhairav Tantra)

This 7 day retreat will be held at Nirarta (www.awareness-bali.com), a magnificent purpose-built retreat centre in the hills just outside the village of Sidemen (approx. 90 minutes from the airport). Nirarta is situated in a spectacularly lush valley far from the hustle and bustle of Bali’s more frequented tourist destinations, and is a truly beautiful and supportive environment in which to rest and practise. The program will incorporate asana, meditation, yoga nidra, qi gong, philosophy and chanting, and extended silence. More important, however, will be the opportunity to rest, slow down, and experience the richness not just of the amazing and peaceful environs of Nirarta, but also of our own vast inner landscape.


The aim is for everyone to be at the centre by lunchtime on Sunday July 7. The retreat will finish with lunch on Saturday July 13.


7.00 – 8.45 am Mantra chanting, Meditation, Qi Gong, Pranayama
8.45 – 10.30 am Breakfast & Free Time
10.30 – 12.30 am Yoga Asana
12.30 – 3.30 pm Lunch & free time
3.30 – 5.30 pm Restorative Yoga Asana, Yoga Nidra, Meditation
6.00 – 7.30 pm Dinner & Free Time
7.30 – 9.00 pm Philosophy, Discussion, Group activities, Chanting


Beautiful bungalows in a lush garden setting, all with their own bathrooms. Views from the bungalows are amazing. All participants get their own room.


Three vegetarian meals provided daily. Food is picked freshly each day from the centre’s own garden. Special dietary requirements can also be provided for.

What to bring

Yoga mat and, if possible, a yoga blanket. Meditation cushions are available at the centre but you may also bring your own if you prefer.And any other personal items you require.

Registration and payment

The cost of the retreat is $1350. Price includes all yoga and meditation sessions, accommodation, vegetarian meals, pickup from airport (does not include airfares). A deposit of $250 will secure your place.

You can pay by card below. Please enter the deposit amount, or alternatively enter the balance, or full amount that you wish to pay. You will receive an email confirmation of your payment.

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For those that prefer, direct deposits can be paid directly to the ANZ bank (BSB) 013236 (Account) 5564 57583 in the name Patrick Glennan. Full payment will be required by June 8.

Refund policy: In the event a participant must withdraw from the retreat a full refund (less the $250 deposit) will be given up to one month prior to the commencement date of the retreat. Where less than one month’s notice is given a 50% refund (less the $250 deposit) will be given. In the event the retreat does not go ahead, full refunds (including the $250 deposit) will be given.Remember, the earlier you book, the cheaper the airfare!

Getting to Nirarta

The centre is located approximately 90 minutes from the airport by taxi. For those coming directly from the airport free pickup and transfer to Nirarta can be arranged.