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Nicky Sudianta candle release retreat
Anchor Nicky

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2023 | 12 - 16 November

Balian Beach

Join Nicky Sudianta in his home village of Balian in the beautiful and remote West Bali over 5 days for a journey into traditional yoga and Balinese culture, at the exquisite Yama resort. With 20+ years of yoga experience in Bali, Balian local Nicky is your guide for this immersive experience that includes traditional rituals and ceremonies, twice daily hatha yoga, pranayama, meditation, mantra, singing bowl, and yoga nidra – all wrapped in nature on the banks of the healing Balian River and jungle landscape. This offering is suitable for those both new to yoga or experienced.

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Allow yourself the space to nurture your inner being, touch your heart, and connect with the wisdom that Bali offers.

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Nicky Sudianta Balian Spirit Yoga by Nicky Yoga Shala Balian Beach
Nicky Sudianta yoga teacher at the retreat

LOCATION – Yama, Balian Beach

A natural sanctuary facing Bali´s sacred river, covered in palm trees, and tuned to the roar of the Indian ocean, Yama is your nurturing space for 5 days, allowing connection in balance with nature, your home away from home. A home where your inner child can live joyfully and playfully. Yama promotes balance through a connection with the environment, through the activities that promote mental and spiritual steadiness, and supported with the right food to nourish our bodies, enhancing our inner wellbeing. See the Yama space here.

Practice in the open air yoga shala with its natural ocean breezes and the gentle sound of the waves in the distance, a perfect setting to relax and let go. Aligning with the November new moon, this is an opportunity to re-set and invite positive energy into your life and embrace traditional Balinese rituals, such as the Melukat purification ceremony at the local water temple to cleanse your body, soul and spirit. The candle release ritual is a unique experience you will cherish to get ready to shine your light to the world. These beautiful images tell it all, visit: April 2023 Retreat Gallery.


If you want to get away from the hustle and bustle of the more populated areas of Bali, Balian Beach is your haven. Balian (which means 'healer') is reminiscent of the old Bali, and a place where you can delve into the sacred and spiritual. No hectic traffic, one main street, the beautiful Balian River, and a surf beach full of rugged beauty known for its great waves and laid-back hospitality awaits. There is a small mini mart and night market. Small warungs dot the main street and many overlook the Indian ocean where you’ll find it easy to sink in and become mesmerised by the rolling surf, lulled by natures rhythm. You’ve found the right place if you want to step off the tourist traps.

Embrace the slow life in Balian. Shine your light.

PROGRAM – what to expect

The 5-day/4-night program starts 4pm Sunday 12 November, concluding 12pm Thursday 16 November and includes:

  • Welcome gift

  • Meals and accommodation

  • Twice daily yoga (asana, pranayama, meditation)

  • Opening circle and Balinese blessing

  • Mandala creation

  • Making Balinese offerings with the local village ladies

  • Balinese purification ceremony in local temple

  • Intention setting, and letting go (fire + candle) ceremony

  • Walking tour of Balian village and/or night markets with Nicky

  • Healing singing bowl meditations and yoga nidra

  • Introduction to mantra practice

  • Use of yoga mats

  • Free time to relax, get a massage etc

Sample Full Day Timetable…

7.30am: Quiet meditation in shala / morning drink + light snack

8.00am: Morning yoga

10.00am: Brunch / break

12.00pm: Activity (from above) and / or free time

3.00pm: Afternoon tea

4.00pm: Afternoon yoga and / or meditation, singing bowls, yoga nidra

6.30pm: Dinner

The program is an example, and will be subject to some minor variation.

Nicky Sudianta teaching yoga atY ama
Nicky Sudianta candle release
Nicky Sudianta yoga teacher with singing bowls
Nicky Sudianta teaching yoga class
Balian Spirit yoga retreat food

CATERING - caring for your body through food

Food is a vital part of any yoga retreat and at Yama Balian it is of upmost importance. Experience the real nourishment of healthy and energising food. Be delighted by balanced meals to support yoga and exercise, that are both visually stimulating and delicious. A nourishing brunch and dinner is provided daily, as well as morning and afternoon snacks/drinks. The focus on a farm to table plant based menu with light proteins invigorates the body, and dietary needs will be catered for. The food is truly amazing and you will be happily looked after here!


The 10 Rooms are carefully designed with a nod to Mediterranean style and finished with graceful Balinese touches. All rooms are located along a beautiful, central, gently sloping down garden which offers spectacular views over Balian river. Every room opens via sliding glass doors to a lush tropical garden and features coconut and teak wood accents. They all feature an open-air shower and private terrace with daybed, and are intimate hideaways that combine privacy with a connection to the outdoors, as well as provide an authentic Bali adventure experience for spirited travelers seeking rustic refinement.

Shared Room Option

The 4 Suite Bungalow Rooms are located on the left wing along the central garden. They offer a large spacious room combined with an extended wood porch and a comfortable day bed with oversized cushions. It also features a two sink big bathroom with a large open shower, so lend themselves to room sharing.

  • 1 king bed or 2 twin beds

  • 1 open shower

  • 1 or 2 adults

  • 48 m2

  • Balian River view

  • Free Wifi

  • Private terrace and day bed

  • Yama amenities

  • Air conditioning

Balian Spirit Yoga Retreat accommodation
Balian Spirit Yoga Retreat accommodation
Balian Spirit Yoga Retreat accommodation
Balian Spirit Yoga Retreat accommodation
Balian Spirit Yoga Retreat accommodation

Private Room Option

The 6 Deluxe Bungalow Rooms are located on the right wing along the central garden facing sunrise. They offer a spacious bedroom and embrace a new level of luxury of design and style and feature a relaxing day bed and seating area with views of the tropical garden.

  • 1 king bed

  • 1 open shower

  • 2 adults

  • 36 m2

  • Balian River view

  • Free Wifi

  • Private terrace and day bed

  • Yama amenities

  • Air conditioning

Balian Spirit Yoga Retreat accommodation
Balian Spirit Yoga Retreat ritual


  • Twice daily meals plus morning and afternoon snacks

  • 4 nights accommodation

  • Twice daily yoga / meditation and mats

  • Retreat activities outlined in program



  • Flights

  • Travel insurance (highly encouraged as an act of self-care!)

  • Transport to/from airport (please reach out if you need suggestions)

  • Additional food/beverage that is not included in the group catering


Regular Rate (from 1 July - early bird has finished - contact us direct to see if last minute special rate available)

$1,550 AUD per person - Shared Room (twin)

$1,850 AUD per person  - Private Room


*Regular rate applicable after 1 July, booking secured with $600 deposit, remainder to be paid within 21 days of booking or paid in full if booked within 21 days of the retreat.

  • A $600 deposit at point of booking secures your place or payment in full.

  • Price does not include any booking / bank / conversion fees that may apply.

  • Retreat capacity is limited to facilitate a small group.

  • Feel free to discuss a payment plan.

'I needed to relax, I needed to reset, I needed to break down the boundaries I had encased myself in … thanks to this retreat I am leaving refreshed, I am leaving recharged and ready to face the lessons that life has for me next.'

- Lara, April 2023 Participant

A place for growth, restful awareness, ease and contentment awaits ... are you ready?

Nicky Sudianta Balian Spirit Yoga teacher Balian Beach

For any questions or more information, please reach out to:

Nicky Sudianta, Yoga Teacher / Retreat Facilitator

Looking forward to welcoming you at Yama, Balian!

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