Sometimes, a wellness retreat isn’t just about getting fit or kickstarting diets. Sometimes, we need something a little more in-depth that nurtures us mentally and emotionally. With a team of expert holistic practitioners, from energy healers to psychotherapists, Svarga Loka Resort is a relaxing jungle refuge in Ubud offering integrative wellness programmes in a luxurious setting. Compare Retreats checks out the gorgeous Bali retreat.
Resting alongside the beautiful Campuhan River in Ubud, Svarga Loka is a 90-minute drive from the airport and a five-minute walk from Ubud town. Ensconced by jungle, the retreat’s exotic surroundings complement its plush facilities, making it feel world’s away from the outside world.
The accommodation options at Svarga Loka fall under five categories: Superior (ideal for single travellers), Deluxe (ideal for couples), Junior (ideal for families), Master (ideal for families), and Honeymoon (ideal for couples). There are 45 rooms in total, all of which have stone floors, contemporary furnishings and spacious balconies overlooking the jungle. The Honeymoon Villa is the most decadent option: a Balinese-style abode set over two storeys, equipped with two bedrooms and spacious indoor and outdoor living areas. The retreat also has two yoga pavilions, two meditation spaces and two lagoon-style pools.
Combining healthy cooking techniques with wholesome, seasonal, local and nutritionally dense ingredients, the meals at Svarga Loka are super healthy and delicious. Viewing food as ‘Earth’s medicine’, the retreat supports clean eating with organic cuisine, juices and healthy snacks.
The kitchen’s sophisticated philosophy is well considered and is based on principles of ‘Sourcing’ (unprocessed, seasonal foods that are antioxidant rich); ‘Preparation’ (low-temperature cooking to preserve natural flavours and nutrients); ‘Serving’ (mindful food combinations and healthy portion sizes); and ‘Education’ (healthy cooking classes for guests). Fresh and flavoursome, gastronomic creations include vegetarian, vegan, raw and paleo options, along with a variety of healthy East meets West fusion dishes.
In-house retreats, monthly transformational programs and integrative, ‘functional wellbeing’ remedies comprise the treatment programme at Svarga Loka. With a focus on profound physical and emotional realignment, programmes include ‘Explore Balinese Healing’, ‘Couples Connect’, ‘Detox and Purify’, ‘Loving My Weight Off’ and ‘Yoga and Mindfulness’.
Taking a holistic approach to wellbeing, treatments encompass psychotherapy, counselling, coaching, naturopathy, organ-specific cleansing, energy healing, art, movement, meditation, chakra balancing, crystal healing. Or if you’re just craving pure pampering, head to the spa to enjoy authentic Balinese therapies including massages, scrubs, ‘Boreh’ wraps and herbal healing baths in the retreat’s natural river rock pool.
All retreats at Svarga Loka span three, five, seven or 10 nights except for the weight programme which runs for five, seven, 10 or 14 days. Full moon ceremonies are also held once a month. Svarga Loka is also a smoke-free retreat, so if you’re trying to kick your smoking addiction this place might be the perfect place to go cold-turkey.
Expect to feel purified, renewed and positively charged by the sacred jungle vibes. While the physical changes to your wellness will be very tangible, it’s the holistic aspects of this retreat that make the experience so rewarding.