If you love Bali’s sunshine and warm breezes, you’ll love Ocean Soul Retreat.
Ocean Soul Retreat is a women’s only wellness retreat that focuses on programs that bring women back to their best versions of themselves. SurfGirl chats to Ocean Soul Retreat Founder Georgie White.
Georgie, what is Ocean Soul Retreat all about?
Ocean Soul Retreat is a women’s only wellness retreat that focuses on programs that bring women back to their best versions of themselves. We offer 4 programs made up of surf, yoga, pilates and holistic healing and balance the activities with relaxation so there is plenty of pool time, massages and holistic treatments to balance our bodies.
Where are you located?
We are nestled in the centre of trendy Seminyak, on an exclusive sanctuary that is designed for ultimate relaxation and restoration. Though located conveniently close to all of the experiences and vibrant culture Seminyak has to offer, our luxury retreat is hidden away, surrounded by lush tropical gardens. The chic open-air space combines modern design with the natural beauty of Bali for a uniquely elegant style.
What’s the Ocean Soul Retreat vibe?
All of our bedrooms are beautifully decorated with a modern, feminine twist. Each is fully air-conditioned with individual temperature control and feature their own ensuite. We make sure you are getting pampered inside and out while you’re on your wellness retreat, so our villa is equipped with everything you need for some well-deserved indulgence.Take a long soak in a bath, work up your heart rate in the gym or take a dip in our beautiful pool.
Do you have to be into both yoga and surfing to visit Ocean Soul Retreat?
No as we offer 4 programs to choose from so you can enjoy a week that suits you:
Surf & Yoga
The surf and yoga program is one of our most popular programs. Your days are spent with 2 hours in the ocean, learning or developing your surfing skills with our experienced instructors. We cater to all levels and can teach you the basics as a beginner or we can take you out to advanced breaks for the intermediate to experienced surfer. The yoga sessions compliment the surfing and open up your hips and shoulders. The rest of your time is spent in between Holistic sessions, massages, wellness workshops and pool time.
The pilates program weaves four pilates sessions into the week and blends different classes, to ensure that each class is challenging. Each day you will be able to stretch out your muscles with the yoga class. Then you can select an additional activity from – surfing, pilates, cooking class or SUP, as well as enjoying the rest of the retreats programs of holistic treatments, massages, wellness workshops,
The yogini’s program focuses more on yoga and includes additional yoga sessions. Our yoga teachers construct different sequences and classes to ensure you really deepen your practice. Your days are spent with having two yoga sessions on alternate days, holistic treatments, massages, wellness workshops, and intertwining additional activities – pilates, surfing, cooking class or SUP.
Holistic Healing program
The holistic healing program is more of a relaxed program, where more of the focus is on holistic treatments. Your days are spent doing yoga and alternating between treatments and massages, then relaxing by the pool. Then also selecting from the additional activities – surfing, pilates, yoga or SUP.
Where should beginner surfers head to in Bali?
We take all of our beginners to beach breaks with nice sandy bottoms and mellow waves!
What are the top breaks to visit in Bali for expert surfers?
Our experienced surfers travel around the island, we send them to the breaks that are most suited to their ability and also what is best on the day given the conditions.
What breaks are located close to OSR?
The closest break is Seminyak, Legian and Berawa.
What time of year do you recommend a trip to Bali?
Any time in the dry season, from April – October is our favourite time of year.
How many people can stay in your retreat at one time?
We take 10-12 people per retreat.
Describe a typical day at OSR?
Depending on the weekly schedule, we rise with the sun and start the day with some asana’s. Followed by a quick breakfast, then off to surf the morning waves. After our surf sessions, we go through feedback in the villa with some coconuts and have a swim in the pool before lunch. After lunch we have dream time, to relax, have holistic treatments, massages and depending on the schedule, more yoga or an afternoon surf. Then we have a delicious dinner and some healthy dessert and tea and rest up to get ready for the next day!
What is Ocean Soul Retreat’s unique selling point?
The combination of our program is to focus on the fun, whilst also combining knowledge and education about wellness so you can live the fullest version of your life.
From £1,510 / $1,895 USD / $2,530 AUD pp for a 7 day program which also includes 6 nights stay in the luxury villa, transfers, wifi, consultation to discuss holistic treatments, wellness workshops, a holist therapy, 2 relaxation massages, unlimited supply of herbal teas, coffee and water, all meals from the nutrient packed, gourmet whole food menu, fresh fruit baskets and Ocean Soul Rash Vest.
2017 Retreat Dates:
April 22nd – 28th
May 22nd – May 28th
June 10th – June 16th
July 16th – July 22nd
August 12th – August 18th
September 30th – October 6th
US: +1347 708 0426
AU: +61 39013 7758
For more information on Ocean Soul Retreat,
head to www.oceansoulretreat.com
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