This Women’s Surf & Yoga Retreat In Bali Is The Perfect Solo Escape

Catering exclusively to women, Ocean Soul Retreat is a luxury wellness, surf, yoga retreat in Bali with a focus on physical, emotional, nutritional and spiritual wellbeing. Featured in Conde Nast Traveller and AsiaSpa, the luxury resort in Seminyak is the perfect base in Bali, as well as the ideal place to rediscover yourself—whether you’re travelling alone or with a friend, you’ll be surrounded by like-minded, wellness-focussed women. Compare Retreats explores the resort…

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Location

Nestled in the centre of trendy Seminyak, Ocean Soul is conveniently close to Bali’s vibrant ‘downtown’ scene, yet its lush tropical gardens ensure that the island’s natural beauty and tranquillity seeps into the space creating a feeling of peaceful solitude.

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Accommodation

Mindfully designed for relaxation and restoration, Ocean Soul’s exclusive sanctuary is a chic space that emanates modern elegance. Rooms fall into four types: Master Suite (with four-poster king bed and ensuite), Single Suite (with four-poster king bed and ensuite), Twin Suite (with two single beds), and Guesthouse Twin Suite (with two single beds, plunge pool, private courtyard and private patio). The master and single suites are very similar, although the single suite is slightly smaller.

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Adopting an open-air layout, the villa is fitted with contemporary amenities including colourful cushions and pretty wall murals that enhance the villa’s glamorous ‘holiday home’ vibe. Surrounded by tranquil gardens, the villa also has a communal lounge area, gym with hand weights, barbell, rowing machine and elliptical, an outdoor swimming pool, and a room for holistic therapies. Spa treatments are performed offsite at a nearby spa.

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Food Programme

Based on the philosophy that wellness starts from the inside, the retreat encourages clean eating through its delicious whole-foods menu. Designed by a holistic nutritionist, nutrient-rich meals are created by the retreat’s in-house chef using locally-sourced veggies and fruits, lean proteins, healthy fats, and high-quality carbohydrates. Eaten as close as possible to their natural state, ingredients are designed to fuel the retreat’s physical activities while naturally detoxing the body. Cleansing juices, fresh coconuts, herbal teas, nourishing smoothies and wholesome snacks are also served daily.

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Treatment Programme

Taking an integrated approach to health and wellness, the treatment programme at Ocean Soul is expressed through four signature packages: ‘Surf & Yoga’, ‘Yogini’, ‘Holistic Heaven’, and ‘Yoga & Pilates’. Encouraging guests to ‘reconnect with yourself’, all experiences are designed to ‘reset’ the body, rid the mind of negativity and create healthier habits which support a more balanced lifestyle. 

Holistic therapies on the wellness menu include acupuncture, Reiki, craniosacral therapy, reflexology, Theta healing, positive change therapy and traditional Balinese healing. Spanning seven days/six nights, all programmes include wellness seminars, guided meditation sessions, wellbeing workshops, wholefood cooking classes and lifestyle coaching instruction. Ocean Soul also hosts tailor-made programmes for those that want to curate a specific itinerary.

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Results

Expect to feel… nourished and pampered, inside and out. The programme is restorative in a multi-faceted way, and it would be difficult to walk away not feeling both relaxed and energised. Retreats at this exclusive escape are limited to 10 women and are often booked out well in advance, so make sure you book ahead.

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Rebecca Walker

An authority on all things wellness, Rebecca is the former Editor-in-Chief of popular luxury lifestyle publication Asia Spa Magazine and the Founder of boutique consultancy The Wellness Nomad. Born in Australia and based in Asia for over a decade, she is an avid writer, traveller and certified yoga teacher whose passion for holistic health has led her to some of the world’s best resorts and healing sanctuaries. Visit her website at www.thewellnessnomad.com or email her at [email protected]

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