We’ve pressed pause for this retreat.
New dates will be announced once our in-person events pick up again.
Join us for ayurvedic wisdom and yogic embodiment in the heart of mystical Ubud, on the tropical island of Bali.
Senior teacher Simone MacKay (E-RYT / YACEP) joins forces with Dr Sujatha Kekada and AmrtaSiddhi, Bali’s leading Ayurveda and Yoga Health Center, to bring you a deeply nourishing, potent and empowering retreat.
Deep dive into your own unique nature with ancient tools and lasting self-care practices
Embody the Earth’s wisdom
Journey through your senses and connect to the rhythms of your being as we explore a new elemental pattern of nature each day (Earth, Water, Fire, Air, Ether)
Discover how to apply ancient Ayurvedic principles to your life by learning what is right to eat for your body and temperament through cookery classes, herbs and other self-care practices that help you return to physical, mental and emotional wellbeing
Honour the daily flow of life with an energising morning yoga practice (asana, pranayama, meditation and mantra)
Delight in stillness and lunar rhythms through the transformative power of embodied mindfulness, intention and deep rest with Yoga Nidra and Yin Yoga
Whether you’re a seasoned yogi or yogini, a practitioner or a teacher, this retreat is open to and suitable for all levels and experiences. We pride ourselves on holding inclusive and accessible retreat programs, where every part of you is welcomed and celebrated.
For yoga teachers, this event meets all Continuing Education (CE) requirements. You will receive 30 contact hours worth of credit with a registered Yoga Alliance Professional Continuing Education provider (YACEP).
Ayurvedic Alchemy retreat is for you if…
- You want to deepen your understanding and practice of Yoga, Yoga Nidra and Ayurveda
- You have a yearning to retreat with the highest calibre of teachers and facilities
- You’re looking to reconnect with your innate wisdom and elemental nature
- You want to empower yourself to maintain a balanced way of being in your day to day living through self-care tools and practices that rejuvenate, restore and realign
- You’re ready to return to the (renewable) source already present within
- You’re a yoga teacher wanting to refresh your teachings and ability to inspire your students
Ayurvedic Alchemy is a way of being born of the heart, from which you can meet life’s changes with grace and ease, love more truly and live more deeply.
We will celebrate each other and all of life through traditional Balinese blessings, including a water purification and agni hotra (fire) ceremony.
Join us and learn to navigate the world with clarity, purpose and gain knowledge to love and nurture yourself and your Life!
For freedom of choice we offer both residential and non-residential options for this retreat experience. You can either stay with us at AmrtaSiddhi tucked away on the edges of Ubud’s Monkey Forest, or book yourself into nearby accommodation. There are plenty of quality budget accommodation options around.
Included in both option, you get 13 meals included in the retreat – some of which you will prepare yourself, guided by expert Ayurvedic doctors and chefs.
Residential: 5 nights – starting from USD $1195
Non-Residential: USD $895
- Daily chef-prepared Ayurvedic breakfast and lunch, along with 3 special evening dinners (you’ll have 2 evenings off, allowing time to eat a meal off premises of your choosing)
- Daily Yoga and meditation (Yoga Nidra, Hatha/Flow, Yin Yoga, Pranayama, Mudra, Mantra)
- Teachings and talks: Introduction to Ayurvedic principles and philosophy, treatments and Panchakarma, Pancha Tanmatras (senses), Pancha Mahabhuta (5 element concept), Doshas, Agni (digestive fire), Prakriti Vikriti, Koshas, Yoga Nidra
- Water blessing and Fire Ceremony with Balinese Priest
- Herb walk (educational tour of AmrtaSiddi’s herb gardens)
- Ayurvedic cookery class
- Ayurvedic massage/treatment
Please note spaces for this retreat are limited – A non-refundable $400 deposit is required upon registration to secure your place
Dr SUJATHA KEKADA
Simone MacKay, our seasoned yogini, has taught yoga and trained yoga teachers in various locations around the globe for over two decades and will assist us in exploring the higher levels of this ancient practice.
Simone is an expert in Yoga Nidra and has trained directly with Richard Millar in Irest, Uma Dinsmore-Tuli in Total Yoga Nidra and Kamini Desai in The Amrit Method.
Simone holds safe space with a humble grace and that comes from compassion and a wealth of experience. Her deep, centered state of presence is calming and grounding simply by being in her company and she respectfully draws upon shamanic, yogic and nature based tools inspired by nature and the 5 elements, 7 directions and other native Medicine Wheel teachings in in support of growth and transformation.
Dr Sujatha Kekada is the Head Physician and Co-Founder of Amrtasiddhi and a certified Ayurvedic doctor (B.A.M.S). Having completed her degree in Karnataka, Dr Kekada worked as an Ayurvedic consultant in some of India’s, Asia’s and Europe’s top clinics and Health retreats before coming to Bali in 2004.
Dr. Kekada’s deep knowledge of Ayurveda combined with her warm, intuitive and caring attitude has facilitated deep healing for many people. Applying not only Ayurveda but also Theta Healing in her approach, she is able to successfully address and assist with emotional aspects of healing as well.
Nearest airport: Ngurah Rai International Airport (also know as Denpasar airport)
Airport transfer: We can provide transfer information to and from Denpasar to Ubud upon request
Non residential Accommodation: If you choose the non-residential option feel free to contact us for our extensive accommodation recommendations
Begin: September 6, 4pm
Closing dinner: September 11, approx 7pm
“THE LONGEST JOURNEY YOU’LL EVER MAKE IS FROM THE HEAD TO THE HEART.”“THE LONGEST JOURNEY YOU’LL EVER MAKE IS FROM THE HEAD TO THE HEART.”“THE LONGEST JOURNEY YOU’LL EVER MAKE IS FROM THE HEAD TO THE HEART.”
We will support you burn off the soot that clouds the lantern of your soul, transmute limiting self beliefs and habitual behaviours, and return to who you are at your core – abundant health and wellbeing
A Few Good Words
Simone, Leti and the rest of the Somah Journey's team provide an unbelievably comfortable atmosphere that enabled me to expand my overall knowledge of yoga and life in general. There was a good mix of heated Vinyasa to more relaxed deep Yin classes that always began with breathing and awareness exercises. Simone was able to provide many guided yoga nidra classes and expand on the science behind it in class form, which was a nice addition to the course. The level of talent Letizia has in leading ceremonies truly shines in her ability to provide support to the group mentally, physically and musically. I would highly recommend this experience to anyone who has a true calling to the plant medicines and yoga. To say I left Peru enlightened and with a new spice for life would be an understatement. I truly appreciate everything Simone and Somah Journey's have done for me and fully intend on working with them again.
I am truly grateful for you and consider you one of my great teachers and guides.
Honestly, it was you, and your retreat that changed my life. I'm so grateful for you! Words are not suffice. I found myself, my voice.
You are truly beautiful. And if it wasn't for your work, your dedication, your ability to hold not only Sacred, but Safe Space, I truly believe I would not be where I am at.
Know that you are valued, appreciated and necessary in this world. Especially for the exceptional work you do 🙏🏾. A sweet gentle, all - knowing Soul ✨, that is you.
So much gratitude.