cultivate creative energies
nourish Your souL
Make a playdate with your muse
Your book has been quietly needling you to sit down and immerse yourself in writing.
Life keeps moving at breakneck speed while the challenges of finding quiet time allude even the most disciplined of us.
Now, more than ever, is the time to find your voice and make it heard.
There is nothing more important than telling your story, expressing the knowledge you have gained through your one precious life, and letting others hear and feel your message and your truth.
Join Zhena Muzyka, author of Life by the Cup and publisher of Enliven Books, on a quest for magic in the heart of Bali. Rejuvenate your soul and capture the essence of your life's purpose through writing, meditation & yoga in a private luxury estate in the heart of Ubud, Bali.
We have secured two luxury villa properties nestled in the lush rainforest with mountain views. With open air architectural style, the living areas are designed to capture the essence of vibrant nature elements while cultivating elegance with the finest Buddhist art and modern amenities. The exclusive villas are 100+year-old Joglos from Java that were brought to Bali & modernized. These very villas house annual songwriting retreats so the vibe is high :).
Bathe in the sunlight, soak in a salt pool, and hear the echo of the temple prayers from the heart of the mystic island. Delicious, organic, seasonal meals will be provided three times a day to nourish your body and uplift your spirit. Each writer will have a luxurious, private room or cottage to call her own.
YOUR STAY INCLUDEs
- 7 days and 6 nights in a luxury estate surrounded by rice fields and native jungle
- 3 seasonal, regional organic meals a day
- One-on-one editorial time with Zhena
- Group workshops with exclusive author insights and feedback
- Daily yoga and meditation
- Two planned excursions to explore the native lands
- Access to onsite spa and activities (additional services not included)
- Travel to and from Denpasar International Airport (or local destination) on the 18th and the 24th
SACRED MONKEY FOREST SANCTUARY OF UBUD:
There are 700 monkeys and 3 temples to explore on this sacred land. The mission of the monkey forest is based of the Hindu concept of Tri Hita Karana meaning "three ways to reach spiritual and physical well-being". The three ways are manifested through three harmonious relationships between humans and humans, humans and the environment, and humans with the Supreme God. You will see the implementation of Tri Hita Karana with the rituals performed at the temples and rituals related to the monkeys of the land.
We will take a (not too strenuous!) hike to one of the island's breathtaking waterfalls. Inspiring views and the magical jungle elements feed our feminine creative nature & prepare us to transcribe our soul's purpose.
Sunday June 18th:
3:00 pm Check-in begins
6:00 pm Dinner
8:00 pm Opening Ceremony: Introductions and Intention Setting
Monday - Friday
8:00 am Morning Meditation and Yoga
9:00 am Breakfast
9:30 am Writing Session / Workshop / Editing (or optional excursion)
12:00 pm Lunch
1:00 pm Writing Session / Workshop / Editing
5:00 pm Reading / Sharing Circle
6:00 pm Dinner and Bonding (optional—you can choose to go into the city for dinner any or all nights)
Saturday June 24th:
9:00 am Breakfast
10:00 am Closing Ceremony: Reflections and Insights
Ubud, Bali, Indonesia
Known as the apex of creativity for artists, writers, and musicians, Ubud is the cultural center of Bali & the birthplace of bestsellers (ever heard of Eat, Pray, Love?). Experience rich culture, scenic rice fields, ancient temples, palaces, world class dining, incredible shopping, and thousands-year-old craft communities of painters, batik makers, weavers, jewelers & sculptors which will ignite the creative magic within you, which will inevitably spill onto the page.
Your flight to and from Bali are not included in your reservation. Please book your flights to arrive on the 18th by 5 pm and depart on the 24th after 12 pm. We will arrange travel to and from Denpasar airport, or, if your stay in Bali extends our retreat dates, we will pick you up from a local destination.
International Travel Information:
Traveling to such an exotic land holds physical responsibilities. Be sure to be up to date on required immunizations to keep your body protected. See the CDC website here for updated information regarding Indonesian travel.