Yoga & Clay Retreat - Finding Centre

Finding Centre: Healing Earth

  • Engage in a dynamic exploration into the art of finding one’s centre, combining an initiation to the creative and healing medium of clay with the balancing practice of yoga, meditation and soma.

    The path of Finding Centre begins with a full body, prana energy balancing session and an introduction to Wisdom of the Body, personal somatic coaching. As the program progresses, it leads participants through a cumulative focus on each of the five elements, culminating in a concentration upon earth and the mental and physical relationship of clay to whole body awareness. Various meditative exercises, illuminating readings, reflective journaling, chanting of Sanskrit mantras and an awakening practice of Sivananda Yoga will then lead to a deep interaction with clay, using the physical metaphor of throwing on a potter's wheel to build confidence and awareness.

    This creative form of personal and spiritual growth engenders insight - a literal look within - and empowers us with new possibilities of balancing our external life choices.

    We invite you on an inspirational healing journey, Finding Centre.


    • Available beginning January 2013. Open for reservations now.
    • Retreats are available in 3, 5, 7 nights stays.
    • Retreats are available for individuals, couples and small groups.
    • Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for inquiries and reservations.

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  • For artist, Hillary Kane, the world continues to draw her out like the tide. Travel and work have led her to claim residence in several continents and innumerable countries. Inevitably, the artistic and spiritual culture of each has imparted indelible influence upon her consciousness and artwork, and continues to be an endless source of inspiration. Educated in the world of fine arts in the United States and France, and trained as a Sivananda Hatha yoga instructor in India, she now resides in Bali, Indonesia. She focuses her creativity in both clay and paint, enjoying the dynamic of the two very different mediums and their possible confluence with her spiritual practice of yoga and meditation. Wood-fired ceramics, in particular, have led her recently to an international symposium in La Borne, France, a residency in Aomori, Japan, and as a lecturer at a conference in Tasmania, Australia. After a year as artist-in-residence at Gaya Ceramic and Design, she is now directing Gaya Ceramic Arts Centre: programming, teaching, and continuing with the creative process.

    Artist statement:

    I see my artwork as a journey in which the process, the very visceral act of creating, is as significant as the final outcome. It is labyrinthine in its development and I am often surprised by the intuitive level of its revelation. I am entranced by the visual traces of this journey and the slow development of a patina of color and texture, the subtle variation of simple forms, and the impact of timing, of time. To me, these layerings offer clues to the many visual references, the many possibilities of interpretation, and the many layers of the Self .

    "I carry in my blood a restless life, and in my wandering, uncertain, a pilgrimage, art goes lighting my way as if it were a fantastic comet." (Chief Nitsuga Mangore, Brazilian drummer)

    • Retreats are available in 3, 5, 7 nights stays.
    • Retreats are available for individuals, couples and small groups.
    • Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for inquiries and reservations.
  • 3-night Fivelements Finding Centre Retreat includes:

    $2,060++ single occupancy
    $1,535++ double occupancy*


    *prices are per person and quoted in US Dollars and are subject to 21% government tax and service charge.


    Price includes:

    • 3-Nights Accommodation in one of our exclusive riverside suites
    • Gourmet Healing Cuisine Meals (3 breakfasts / 2 lunches / 3 dinners / daily coconut water)
    • Balinese Blessing Ceremonies
    • 1 Wisdom of the Body Session
    • 1 "Healing Earth" Day integrating Meditation, Yoga and Clay
    • 1 Bidadari Beauty Ritual
    • 1 Healing Energy Session
    • 1 Balinese Massage
    • Retreats are available in 3, 5, 7 nights stays.
    • Retreats are available for individuals, couples and small groups.
    • Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for inquiries and reservations.
  • 5-night Fivelements Finding Centre Retreat includes:

    $3,570++ single occupancy
    $2,720++ double occupancy*


    *prices are per person and quoted in US Dollars and are subject to 21% government tax and service charge.


    Price includes:

    • 5-Nights Accommodation in one of our exclusive riverside suites
    • Gourmet Healing Cuisine Meals (5 breakfasts / 4 lunches / 5 dinners / daily coconut water)
    • Balinese Blessing Ceremonies
    • 1 Wisdom of the Body Session
    • 3 "Healing Earth Days" integrating Meditation, Yoga and Clay
    • 1 Bidadari Beauty Ritual
    • 1 Healing Energy Session
    • 1 Balinese Massage
    • Retreats are available in 3, 5, 7 nights stays.
    • Retreats are available for individuals, couples and small groups.
    • Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for inquiries and reservations.
  • 7-night Fivelements Panca Mahabhuta Retreat includes:

    $4,390++ single occupancy
    $3,335++ double occupancy*


    *prices are per person and quoted in US Dollars and are subject to 21% government tax and service charge.


    Price includes:

    • 7-Nights Accommodation in one of our exclusive riverside suites
    • Gourmet Healing Cuisine Meals (7 breakfasts / 6 lunches / 7 dinners / daily coconut water)
    • Balinese Blessing Ceremonies
    • 2 Wisdom of the Body Sessions
    • 3 "Healing Earth Days" integrating Meditation, Yoga and Clay
    • 2 Yoga Practices
    • 1 Bidadari Beauty Ritual
    • 1 Healing Energy Session
    • 1 Balinese Massage
    • Retreats are available in 3, 5, 7 nights stays.
    • Retreats are available for individuals, couples and small groups.
    • Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for inquiries and reservations.
  • Deposit and cancellations:

    Your booking is guaranteed by a 50% deposit via bank transfer and is non-refundable. Balance of the remaining 50% is due 30 days prior to arrival and is non-refundable.

    Check-In/ Check-Out:

    Check-in is from 2pm. Check-out is by 12pm.

    Special Conditions:

    As a healing destination retreat, Fivelements, Puri Ahimsa maintains a peaceful atmosphere integrated with nature. To this regard, we support a smoke-free & alcohol-free environment. We kindly request that usage of all electronic devices be limited to guest rooms only.

    Conditions:

    All prices are subject to change at any time upon management discretion. Other conditions may apply.

    • Retreats are available in 3, 5, 7 nights stays.
    • Retreats are available for individuals, couples and small groups.
    • Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for inquiries and reservations.

* 10% of the proceeds from each Healing Journey are contributed towards building social programmes for the local villages and temples involved and Balinese cultural preservation.