Do you need a break from your daily life to recharge? Is it time to reconnect with yourself?
Then this Yoga Retreat is for you!
Escape to a serene paradise full of transformative yoga sessions, healthy and delicious meals, soothing massages and sunny surf sessions.
Time to slow down, to cleanse and rejuvenate your body, mind and spirit.
The Serene Yoga & Surf Retreatstake place at Serenity Eco Guesthouse. Set in the harmonious surroundings of Canggu, only a few minutes stroll away from the beach and some of the best surf breaks in Bali.
Serenity offers a tranquil retreat for everyone. Well known by surfers and yogis.
We are proud to offer one of the most affordable, all inclusive yoga and surf retreats on the beautiful island of Bali.
Comfortable eco-friendly accommodation
2 Daily yoga classes (All levels welcome, great variety of styles)
Healthy and delicious vegetarian breakfast and dinner
1 Surf lesson (All levels welcome)
1 Balinese massage
1 Yoga workshop (themed Yoga workshop e.g. AcroYoga)
Yoga movie night / Yoga talk
Retreat transfers to & from the airport and local hotels
Experienced Retreat Facilitators available 24/7 to ensure you have a wonderful holiday
Expert instructions and guidance throughout the retreat week by our caring and experience retreat facilitators and coordinators
Pre and Post Retreat Booking Service – available for travellers who wish to spend more time in Bali
Complete yoga equipment including mats, bolsters, straps and blocks
Plenty of downtime
Great yoga community, and new friends : )
What to expect?
Take a peek, See what our guests say
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YOGA AND SURF
Surfing and Yoga naturally go hand in hand as complementary physical, spiritual and philosophical practices that help to promote transformation, awareness, strength and serenity.
The Serene Retreat Package include two daily yoga sessions, offered each morning or afternoon.
We welcome all levels of fitness and yoga experience, beginners as well as advanced yogis.
Our highly experience yoga teachers tailor the yoga programs to your personal needs by providing modifications and adjustments to suit everyone’s ability.
Whether you are a beginner or have been practicing for years, our yoga teachers will help you find a new level of inner balance, physical strength and flexibility in each class.
Our knowledgeable and versatile yoga teachers offer a wide range of yoga styles and traditions, inviting and encouraging you to explore, play and grow. Yoga styles incorporated into the daily classes include; a wide variety of Vinyasa Flows; from slow, deep and soothing to vigorous, energizing and playful flows, FlyHigh Yoga, AcroYoga, Pranayama, Yoga Nidra, Meditation, Yoga for Surfers, Yin, and Restorative Yoga.
Specific areas can be worked upon request and one on one private session can also be requested.
(ACRO) YOGA WORKSHOP
The Retreat includes one themed yoga workshop. AcroYoga being one of our favorite themes.
Great for all levels! AcroYoga is a physical practice combining the wisdom of yoga, the dynamic power of acrobatics, and the loving kindness of healing arts. AcroYoga builds strength and flexibility but most importantly trust and teamwork.
And it is also just a lot of fun and play!
With water temperatures averaging 28C/84F and consistent surf all year round, Bali is truly a surfer’s paradise. And with Canggu as our home base, we have breaks and waves suitable for all levels, swells and tides, almost all year round. And when the conditions are not right at our home breaks, we search along the magnificent Bali coast. With more than 60 waves less than an hour away we always find the best wave for your level.
Your first surf session is on us, included in the standard Serene Retreat package. If you wanna surf more, or wanna go explore different surf breaks. We offer very affordable, great value for money add-on surf packages (please inquire).
We offer the highest level of professional instruction and surf guiding with our preferred local surf partner;
Suksma Surf Bali https://www.facebook.com/suksmasurf/
Our surfing program allows you to progress at your own pace throughout the week. You will always feel supported and safe learning at your correct level - whether you have never surfed before or are already an experienced surfer. You will receive personal attention at all times, with individual feedback provided throughout each session. We are always aware of up-to-the-minute conditions—swell, wind and tide, and we take you and your level of skill to the right spot at the right time - from easy beach breaks for beginners up to reef breaks for more experienced surfers.
The Serene Yoga & Surf Retreat offer the perfect opportunity to learn how to surf in a safe and supportive environment, or alternatively explore the amazing variety of surf breaks Bali has to offer.
EXAMPLE OF THE SERENE YOGA & SURF PROGRAM
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Meet the Peaceful Warriors!
Peaceful Warrior - Lead Teacher
Bente ﬁrst came in touch with Yoga in the late 1990"s. Bente has always been a mover, practicing gymnastics, dance. swimming and various other sports from a very young age and as such her yoga journey began purely as a venture into the physical practice and philosophy. Her practice since evolved into a lifelong passion and journey into the Mind, Body, Spirit and Breath connection.
Bente completed her formal Yoga Teacher Training at the Jungle Yoga Ashram, in Thailand in early 2010. certiﬁed in Hatha Vinyasa Yoga, in the tantric yoga philosophy and tradition.
Combined with a university degree and professional work experience in psychology, international business. marketing and management Bente represents both the Yin and the Yang of our modem world. And in her yoga practice and her teachings on and off the mat, she strives to bridge the eastern and western Philosophy. knowledge and approaches through tradition and creativity.
Since completing her training Bente has been teaching regular weekly studio classes, privates, retreats and workshops in Europe (primarily the Netherlands) and South East Asia (Thailand. Cambodia) and Bali, Indonesia where she is currently based. Through the years Bente has developed a strong personal practice and teaching style, continuously deepened and inspired by an endless number of auspicious yoga teachers, workshops, constant curiosity. lots of research...and lots and lots of playing around on the mat : )
Bente embraces a creative, full-spectrum approach to embodying the diversity of Hatha & Vinyasa Yoga, in the perfect blend of deep, grounding and soothing Yin & Restorative practices to vigorous, energizing. challenging and playful Vinyasa ﬂows. Bente invites you into a moving ﬂow. cultivating a strong. radiant, connected and ﬂexible body and mind, with a combination of Hatha/Vinyasa Flow, Pranayama, fresh beats. deep meditative postures....and always lots of heart.
Bente is furthermore a very keen surfer. with a great love for the ocean. Often referring to the Ocean as her favourite yoga mat.
Bente strives to inspire her students to always move with ease. whether the movement is challenging or simple. Resting the focus calmly on the breath. moving safely, easily and efficiently. leaving space for the mind to get calm, centered, and focused. Creating space and courage to grow and transform, and to move past the ‘comfort zone" on and off the mat!
For further information about Bente, please follow her on
Instagram: @guyogini https://www.instagram.com/guyogini/
Peaceful Warrior - Lead Teacher
Maria has been practicing Yoga for the last 7+ years. From a young age, she was always passionate and interested in a variety of sports. lt was in 2013. during her travels in Southeast Asia when she fell in love with yoga. During that time. she discovered yoga had much more to offer than she realized. This helped ﬁnd the balance in life in which she was seeking. From here she hasn’t stop learning all aspects of yoga. She still considers herself ‘a student’. always learning and getting inspired by others.
Maria completed her Vinyasa - Yoga Teacher Training (registered with Yoga Alliance) at Power of Now Oasis, in Bali. Since then she has completed trainings and workshop in Yin Yoga, Restorative, FlyHigh Yoga and Acroyoga. Her journey didn’t stop there, as she took a 100hr training in “Thai Yoga Massage" at Sunshine Massage School in Chiang Mai. Thailand.
One of her main goals is to share the benefits of yoga and bring more mindfulness and awareness into peoples lives, to live and enjoy the moment; and to connect with themselves. Yoga is not a competition.
As a teacher. Maria always has a big smile on her face along with her soothing voice, to create a space where everyone feel welcome. Focused. but not restricted to Vinyasa and Hatha Flow, she loves to create a dynamic and challenging practice. Maria also teaches slow and deep Yin and Restorative Yoga. including Pranayama breathing exercises. to center and balance her students during practice. helping them reach a meditative state of mind.
She loves the Yin and Yang aspect of yoga, the needed balance of life.
She also loves teaching FlyHigh and Acroyoga. Enjoying the playfulness and teamwork experience of its practice. Who knew that trust and fear facing exercises could be that fun?
Travelling changed Maria’s life and opened many doors. It’s that one thing she just loves. Planning the next trip in this big-small world, exploring new places and learning from different cultures. Just loving every aspect of it, almost as much as she loves chocolate. : )
For further information about Maria, please visit
her website: www.yogawithmaria.com
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MAY OUR FOOD BE YOUR MEDICINE
The retreat includes two vegetarian meals from Serenity’s in-house ‘Warung’ featuring healthy homemade meals – Alkaline Restaurant. Breakfast is eaten as a group around 9 am, and a buffet style dinner is served at 7pm. Additionally, Alkaline is open all day offering meals, healthy snacks, fresh juices and desserts. Alkaline caters for Vegans and Vegetarians, with no MSG or chemical enhancements used, but meat and fish is always an option as well.
SAMPLE MENU- BREAKFAST
Gluten Free Banana Pancake
Yellow Rice & Vegetables
Black Rice Porridge with Coconut
Porridge with Coconut Milk and Nuts
Eggs any Style with Gluten Free Bread
Balinese Coffee or Tea
SAMPLE MENU - DINNER
Day 1 :
Gazpacho with gluten fee homemade bread
Gado-gado (steam veggies with peanut sauce)
Apple crumble with homemade ice cream
Day 2 :
Mix salad with baked tomatoes
Mediterranean vegetarian sandwich with gluten free bread
Pumpkin cheese cake with cashew cream
Day 3 :
Carrot salad with orange dressing
Tempe tofu satay with red rice
Day 4 :
Green salad with cashew nuts
Chocolate cake with vegan sorbet (flavor on request)
Day 5 :
Tomato salad with feta cheese
Green curry with brown rice
Bounty with fresh coconut grated
Day 6 :
Pumpkin soup with croutons
Tempe tofu sweet sour with mushroom
Banana cake with vegan sorbet (flavor on request)
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LOCATION & ACCOMMODATION
CANGGU – BALI
The Serene Yoga & Surf Retreats take place in Canggu, a laid-back, tranquil yet vibrant and trendy beach town perched on the southwest coast of Bali.
Nestled in between beautiful green terraced rice paddies and black sand beaches Canggu is the serene bohemian home away from home for yogis, surfers, spiritual seekers, conscious hipsters and healthy foodies.
Canggu is the perfect balance of Balinese culture, authenticity and comfort.
Canggu feels more like a state of mind than an actual place.
SERENITY ECO GUESTHOUSE
Serene Yoga & Surf Retreats is hosted by Serenity Eco Guesthouse. Set in the harmonious surroundings of Canggu, only a few minutes stroll away from the beach and some of the best surf breaks in Bali. Serenity Eco Guesthouse offers a tranquil retreat for everyone. Well known by surfers and yogis.
With a wonderful variety of accommodation to suit your individual needs, from private superior rooms, cozy singles to comfortable dormitories. Complimentary Wi-Fi and a 14 meter outdoor pool set in an ambient garden of serenity, and an in-house ‘Warung’ featuring healthy and delicious homemade meals. Plus an in-house Spa/Massage service.
Mosquito Net, Fan & AC (from 9pm-9am) with Light, Safety Box, Wardrobe Shelf, Terrace, Wi-Fi Access & Internet Corner,Sharing Bathroom ( Hot & Cold shower )
COMFORTABLE TWIN SHARING BEDS
Mosquito Net, Fan only or Fan & AC with Light, Safety Box, Wardrobe Shelf, Terrace, Wi-Fi Access & Internet Corner,
Private Bathroom ( Hot & Cold shower )
COMFORTABLE PRIVATE DOUBLE BED
Mosquito Net, Fan or Fan & AC with Light, Safety Box, Wardrobe Shelf, Terrace, WI-FI Access & Internet Corner, Private Bathroom ( Hot & Cold shower ).
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Amazing value only US$ 425 for a Dormitory with shared bathroom, US$450 for shared room with private bathroom and US$550 for private room with private bathroom
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