The euphoric massage…

Massage therapy offers a relaxing escape for both body and mind, and in Bali, this escape isn’t just a practice, but a way of life.

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First time, I tried Balinese massage, I fell asleep after first 5 minutes of treatment, and if my session would have stopped halfway through, I probably wouldn’t have noticed — but that’s the point. A treatment geared towards ultimate relaxation, the Balinese massage is making its rounds as a fan-favourite among the spa-happy and relaxation-oriented. And while Bali’s Southeast Asian neighbours in Thailand have long held the crown of tropical massage magicians, it seems the small Indonesian island isn’t far behind.

Massage, or urut as it is called in Balinese, has long been a part of Balinese life, but not necessarily in the same way that the therapy is being touted across luxe resorts in the modern age. Traditionally a rice-centric culture, the Balinese have long been working the muddy rice plots of the tiered tropical steps of a UNESCO-protected landscape from sun-up to sun-down, and as anyone who has stepped knee-deep into the mud with one of the many heavy wooden farm tools knows, it’s no walk in the park.

Massage in Bali comes from necessity rather than pleasure. After a long day in the field, the Balinese will prepare warm oil and massage themselves to alleviate much of the tension that builds up throughout a day.  Only within the past 30 years when Bali began expanding as a tourist destination that massage became commercialised. Lucky for the traveller who stumbles into a spa here, massage isn’t just a money-making opportunity in Bali, but a cultural mainstay.

It’s all about relaxation. It’s almost entirely done with the palms and thumbs, he explains, and is a massage that employs heavy uses of the sliding techniques with a bit of Swedish effleurage thrown in. Never digging too deep, nor pushing or pulling too forcefully, the massage is designed to be user-friendly, to open all the chakras and open the hearts ❤

Note: Two sessions of this massage included in our 7 days Bali tour program

Sacred Healing Springs of Titra Empul

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Tirta Empul is one of Bali’s most beautiful and important temple complex, over one thousand years old and built around a natural spring. The site serves as a legendary setting of a traditional tale about good versus evil. It is also a national cultural heritage site.
Pilgrims come from all over the island to participate in a ritual water purification that involves immersing oneself in two large pools within the temple and praying before thirty fountains.
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Legend has it that the sacred spring was created by the god Indra. His forces had been poisoned by Mayadanawa, so he pierced the earth to create a fountain of immortality to revive them.

An inscription dates the founding of a temple at the site to 926 AD. Ever since – for more than a thousand years, the Balinese have come to bathe in the sacred waters for healing and spiritual merit.


Our guide for this mystical and moving experience will be Ibu Kadek Lastrini, a Balinese woman with many years of interpreting local culture for guests from abroad in a profound yet accessible manner .
Once we have been ritually cleansed, Ibu Kade will lead us into the inner temple for a traditional blessing ceremony with a Balinese priest. Following this, we’ll enjoy a delicious megibung lunch prepared by Ibu Kadek (who is also the head chef for the world famous Green School, and one of the best cooks on the island ), served on the ground on banana leaves and eaten communally , with the hands.
This entire experience lasts only half a day, including transportation time , and is a beautiful way to not only gain a deeper understanding of Bali’s rich spiritual traditions, but also to use the cleansing power of water , both literal and symbolic , to set intentions and clear away thoughts and behaviors that may no longer serve you .
(Please note that to enter the pools and the inner temple , two different sets of Balinese ceremony clothes must be worn. These will be provided. In addition , women who are menstruating are not allowed to enter the pools or the inner temple , but they may wait outside within the beautiful temple grounds.)
Tirta Empul one of the sacred places we will visit in Our Bali tour 2017!
Come with us and share this incredible experience!

Ancient buddhist temple hidden in the middle of jungles in Bali

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Many years ago, in my first year of living in Bali, I’ve stayed in one big house with some of mine friends.We were making spiritual events and travel all over the island. That’s where I met my Malaysian friend Farida.

If you ever been in Malaysia and in Indonesia, you know, that language (Bahasa) they both speak is very similar (I would say almost the same). So, Farida was in touch with local people (not like we are – foreigners, who just came to Bali and can’t speak Bahasa)  She told me about “waterfalls” I can go and check one day, not far from the place we were stayed.

One sunny morning I decided to make a wonder to the direction she show me. I went by the road through fish farm water fields, full of big carps and flowers of lotuses.

That’s already was more then I expect, but road bring me to the stairs going dawn to the deep jungles. On my way I meet a lot of beautiful strangers: huge (20-25 sm in wings), colorful Mahaon butterflies,  amazing flowers I never saw before and trees with huge leafs.

It was a long way down by the stairs, some of them were broken, some of them was full of moss and I had to be careful not to slide down (I could not get ride of the thought, that later I need to climb back all this stairs)) But when I saw The Temple, I get speechless.I was feeling like I’m Lara Croft in this movie. I couldn’t even imagine this kind of places could exist!

Covered by rich jungle life ancient temple… And nobody around. Feels like I just make a big discovery. The lost world, the lost culture… This Temple was carved in one huge rock many thousandths years ago. Now there is deep split with the river in between of the two parts of one Temple. Part of The Temple still hidden in jungles and there is no way to explore. 1276792_10151600849561736_147029172_o

Lately I had conversations with local people and didn’t get any clear answers… Some of them told me it’s a holy springs, some of them thought it is ancient buddhistic temple.

I invite you to go there with me to make your own discovery!

Win your tickets and accomondation for 7 days in Bali!

balidream-copyDear, Lovers of Life!

We delighted to inform you that our new season at The Farmacy (www.thefarmacymarbella.com) is just get started!
And we have some fantastic surprises for you!
First of all, it is our “Bali dream lottery 2017” and Retreat!

Lana from The farmacy is organising a 7 day  retreat in Ubud and she’s got an early bird special price that you can get during the month of November. It’s going to be an amazing week filled with yoga, nature, knowledge and all the beautiful things in Ubud, a very special place in Bali! You can contact her to find out more info. The retreat will be taking place from the 30th of January till the 6th of February.

As we are a yoga members only club we are offering to restart your membership by inviting to our “YOGA DISCO HALLOWEEN PARTY” ON OCTOBER 29TH!

COME IN YOUR BEST COSTUME AND BE READY HAVE A GREAT EVENING. KIDS ARE MORE THAN WELCOME AND WE WILL KIDS DISCO AND GAMES. The first 20 people will get a free membership for one month and the grand prise of year free membership for the best costume of the night!
EVERY MONTH WE WILL BE HAVING A MONTH DRAW AND HERE’S A FEW OF THE THINGS WE WILL BE GIVING AWAY!
1 place – Free monthly membership for all yoga classes
2 place – voucher for 5 coffees and 5 free yoga classes
3 place – surprise from Bali
 
And finally, it’s our grand prize – 7 days holidays* in Bali island at the beginning of new year! AIR FARE AND ACCOMMODATIONS INCLUDED! 
To participant, you just need to do few SIMPLE steps:
1. Become our member for 5 euro only (all old memberships not valid in new season) and get your lucky number!
2. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram.
3. Download our NEW application in Apple store AND REGISTER.
4. Share this status on your Facebook with your friends!
At the end of each month during our Sunday’s morning market, we will announce the winners and post it on our member’s chat.
AND!!!! AT THE END OF DECEMBER in our final Christmas market we will announce the GRAND PRIZE WINNER , WHO’S GOING ON A BALI HOLIDAY!
So, let’s get going and we look forward to seeing you all!
P.S. More Interesting things are coming;) tour way……….. follow our announcements!

Balinese healer

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Today I want to share with you my own experience with real magic. ✨
It’s not a secret, Bali island have unique energy and very special people live there. But before I get in touch with Dewa (Balinese healer), I did not believe to all the stories.
He was my landlord and one friend of mine ask me to go with her to his treatment as a translator. Cup of hours of conversation, short treatment(cup of minutes) and miracle!
Many years ago my friend broke her big toe and didn’t went to hospital, since that time she was hobbled. After treatment she was laughing and stand up to her tippy toes!

I COULDN’T BELIEVE TO MY EYES!
And off course I decided to try as well. I had a problem with my knee (cup of months ago I went to try ballet classes and after first deep “plie” I get pain in my left knee. Even for yoga teachers this movement are dangerous ☝️️) Since that time, my knee was crunching every time I climbing stairs and off course I could forget about many postures in yoga. And for yoga teacher it’s actually a nightmare!🙈 I didn’t have money to do surgery, just was hoping it will heal by themselves🙊
So, I sit down in front of Dewa(with my spine straight and close my eyes, get connected to universe, as real yogis) and he start to touching my head in different energy points, and in one point I suddenly saw bright flash light!!! I don’t know what it was, but it was impressive! My world never going to be the same after.
After this treatment pain was gone! And I could do every yoga pose i did before injury.
I went to Dewa two times more in following years, with other kind of problems and every time I get portion of miracle.

And yes, I DO BELIEVE!