For the first time ever in Bali, journey with Krishna Das to the magical Ubud, Bali and embark on a week-long journey of profound transformation and renewal. Spend 8 days and 7 nights indulging in your yoga practice, meditation, mantra, and kirtan at the Bhakti Fest x Soulshine Retreat. The ultimate week with Krishna Das, Hanuman Project, Shani Dayal, and Nina Rao. Surround yourself with inspiring new friends, nourish your body with nutritious meals, and explore your spiritual path in one of the most inspiring places in the world.
ABOUT KRISHNA DAS
Krishna Das is a Grammy Nominated American vocalist known for his performances of Hindu devotional music known as kirtan (chanting the names of God). He has released seventeen albums since 1996. He performed at the 2013 Grammy Awards, where his album Live Ananda (2012) was nominated for the 2013 Grammy Award for Best New Age Album. He's been described by the New York Times as "the chant master of American yoga.
When touring, Krishna Das often offers workshops, where practitioners and the curious are able to pick his brain on subjects ranging from the spiritual to the intimately personal. He is an advocate for regular spiritual practice, especially chanting, and for many, he has become a teacher of sorts, a spiritual Big Brother with a quick-witted sense of humor, as well as a calming voice of wisdom, reason and practicality. During the pandemic lockdowns, KD offered weekly online satsangs, showing up without fail to facilitate a safe space for people to connect, to practice, ask their questions, and share their troubles and joys. The impact, for many, was profound.
Indulge here at our beautiful oasis and become empowered with ancient teachings and wisdom. Let your spirit expand and discover more of yourself and the wonders of nature through unforgettable journeys. Get lost in beautiful jungles, rice paddies and picturesque yoga spaces. Explore the beautiful town of Ubud or relax by the pool in between classes and workshops, and retire in your beautiful room at the Soulshine Resort at the end of the day.
Find the inspiration within and connect to yourself more deeply through Bhakti in Bali Retreat with Krishna Das.
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THE HANUMAN PROJECT
The Hanuman Project is an ecstatic bridge between traditional lineages of Bhakti yoga to a meaningful, authentic and contemporary experience.
Potent in creating fields of deep coherence and deliciousness at festivals, gatherings and retreats… And often instrumental in creating a environment for participants to truly open up, offer their full voices, heart and souls to the practice for the very first time…
Nina Rao learned traditional chants (bhajans) from her grandfather in a village in south India when she was nine years old. The chants quietly stayed with her until she rediscovered chanting with Krishna Das in New York in 1996. In 1998 she met her guru, Sri Siddhi Ma in the foothills of the Himalayas and spent time with her regularly for 19 years.
As a practicing Architect, at the age of 28, I started practicing yoga. Though professionally I took a different path and became an architect and also opened a design studio with my husband. Yoga brew as my passion for all these years as I understood that yoga is my calling and took it professionally. I started exploring the practice and it became an experience of growth, expansion of awareness, conscious living and finding my calm in chaos.
Daily intimate satsang experience with Krishna Das
4 nightly kirtan with Krishna Das
3 nightly kirtan with Hanuman Project
Daily morning yoga with Shani
Workshops and mantra practice with Nina Roa
Balinese purification ceremony/Water Temple visit
Cultural dinner experience
Luxurious accommodations of your choosing
Opening ceremony and intention setting
Personal airport pick and drop off
Daily breakfast and dinner
Free time to take part in any bucket list activities
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WE CREATE AN ATMOSPHERE WHERE LIFE’S ALCHEMY CAN TAKE PLACE. WHERE THE ORDINARY IS TRANSFORMED INTO THE EXTRAORDINARY.
Soulshine is a boutique sound + wellness resort, located in the tropical paradise of Bali’s cultural hub, Ubud. Rooted in barefoot luxury and Rock & Roll, at Soulshine we believe it is just as important to connect to your heart on a yoga mat, as it is to let your soul soar on the dance floor, or spend time enjoying farm to table food grown right on location.
Owners International recording artist Michael Franti and former Emergency Room Nurse turned Entrepreneur Sara Agah Franti built Soulshine around the idea of ‘the joy of wellness’. A magical and open-hearted place where one can hit life’s reset button through the practice of inward and outward expressions of joy. We are a place of creativity where there is music and artwork around every corner. We want people to feel inspired to create, to express who they truly are and to be their best self.
We are dedicated to gathering people to share in the joy of wellness, music, incredible food and most importantly good vibes. Whether your purpose of travel to Bali, is to find something or let something go, to create, to transform, to soak in the sun in the day and rock out at night, it can be found at Soulshine.
The new collection of Panorama suites is inspired by the breathtaking views over the lush jungle and rice fields. There are 12 Panorama Suites with a choice of king or twin beds, living room space and large balcony. Guests can sip on one of Soulshine’s signature cocktails recreated from the in room ‘maxi bar’ while they soak in the terrazzo tub listening to the warm sounds of vinyl on their in-room record player.
On the top level of the resort you will find 3 Panorama Penthouse Suites offering spacious living and bar, an oversize in-room tub and walk-in wardrobe, all with an 180-degree view of the coconut trees and rice fields.
All rooms and suites have thoughtful details from handcrafted furniture to luxurious linens, Marshall bluetooth speakers and a touch of rock & roll flair with each guest having their own Marley record player and access to a vinyl record library of over 100 records.
Soulshine can also cater to families with their two bedroom ‘Stay Human Suite’, offering connecting rooms with private terrace and outdoor lounge and outdoor oversized tub.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Do It Need a visa to enter Indonesia?
Yes, depending on your nationality you may need to apply for a visa in advance or you may be eligible for a VISA on arrival. Please check this link to verify your status: http://www.balitourismboard.org/immigration.html.
Make sure that you have a passport valid for at least 6 months from the arrival date or you will be turned away from your departing city. You must also have proof of a return ticket.
STAYING UNDER 30 DAYS: If you are staying under 30 days, you can enter at no cost.
STAYING OVER 30 DAYS: If you want to stay over 30 days you must buy a Visa on Arrival for $35USD, then extend your visa before it expires on Day 30. This can be arranged at Soulshine or a local immigration agent.
What airport do I fly into?
Denpasar Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPS) is the international airpot you will be flying into. Remember you can lose up to two days with the time change and flight time, so double check your arrival date and retreat start date.
How do I get to Soulshine from the airport?
Airport transfer is included in your package. One of our trusted drivers will meet you with a Soulshine Bali sign and big welcome smile. If you need pick up from another hotel, we can arrange this for a small fee.
What is the electrical current/outlet in Bali?
Bali electricity runs at 220V. Adapters will be necessary if you are bringing any electrical items. We use the European plug (two round pins). We have adaptors for you to borrow and all our rooms have at least one American adaptor to plug directly into. You can also borrow adaptors from reception once you arrive.
We provide hairdryers in each room. Please do not bring your hairdyrer as it might blow.
Do I need vaccines?
Traveling outside of you home country can expose you to bugs your body might not be used to. The odd case of "bali belly" (diarrhea) is not uncommon. Packing an anti-diarrheal can put you at ease. It's always nice to check in with your family doctor or local travel clinic if you need any information on vaccines or medications to bring with you. We've got some great pharmacies ("Apotek" in Indonesian) and an awesome health clinic nearby Soulshine Bali in case you need anything. To enter Indonesia you need to have proof of Covid-19 vaccines.
What is the currency?
The currency here is called Rupiah. You can bring your own currency over and convert it, or use ATM machines to withdraw Indonesian currency. ATM withdrawal fees vary bank to bank, so make sure you check in with yours to get all the info. Many restaurants and stores take credit cards. Don't forget to let your bank or credit card company know you are traveling.
What do I pack?
Because we are located near the equator, Bali tends to have fairly stable weather with the ‘wet’ season occurring between November and March and the ‘dry’ season between May and September. The sun still shines bright during the wet season. It is generally always hot with temperatures hovering in the mid to high 80s and up. We recommend light clothing that breathes but can also protect you from the sun. Being near the equator, our sun is hot and can burn much faster than what you might be used to. Sleeves or a light jacket is also helpful in the evenings if you decide to take a scooter ride. We've got great natural bug spray and SPF 25 sunscreen, but don't forget to pack your own if you have your favorites.