We are pleased to welcome John T.G. Nielsen, our newly appointed General Manager & Business Development Executive at Fivelements Bali. A seasoned senior hotelier, John brings solid experience in hospitality and hotel management, having previously worked for Hyatt and Blue Mountains International Hotel Management School in Melbourne, Australia and Suzhou, China, and Les Roches Jin Jiang International Hotel Management College in Shanghai, China.
We caught up with him to find out what he’s most excited about at Fivelements.
We are pleased to announce 2 new sessions with our Balinese Healers this month. Pak Tirka’s Fivelements Taksu Massage blends intuitive bodywork with mantra invocation to bring the Taksu, the blessing from spirit, the gift from the heart.
Pak Gede brings us Danda Reflexology. With skillful use of a wooden massage stick, Gede focuses on reflex points of the hands and feet, activating healing where circulation is needed in the rest of the body. I was lucky enough to experience both of these sessions in one afternoon. I found myself in the best mood and lightest in my body I have felt in ages, nearly skipping out of the treatment room!
From mid-February I will be offering Dan Tien Rejuvenation, an essential treatment for detoxification of both the body and emotions. Most of us don’t realise how much tension we store in the abdomen, but just as our posture and mental tension can generate physical tension in the back and shoulders, chronic tension also occurs in the internal organs, especially when we avoid processing emotions. Dan Tien Rejuvenation, a combination of abdominal massage and energy healing, is one of the most important and effective treatments for detoxing the body because it improves circulation of blood, lymph, chi, at the same time helping to cleanse the digestive tract. We find that usually the second session begins to address deeper layers and access the emotions related to those tensions being released.
This month we are excited to share the work of Indonesian martial arts master Thomas Hija — Body to Breath Resilience Training.
Tommy makes a strong first impression. A burly figure with tattoos, I did not expect the gentleness and humour that emerged from him as we introduced ourselves.
As he shared his background in martial arts since his youth, his world travels, and teaching background, I could feel his dedication to the Indonesian martial art — Silat.
The Gamelan Semar Pegulingan orchestra will perform during the 5-course New Year’s Eve Chef’s Tasting Dinner at Fivelements Bali, followed by our special New Year's Agni Hotra Fire Ceremony
The music dedicated to Semara (the name of the Hindu God of love) resonates with his image in Balinese mythology: the ultimate expression of manis (sweet) and halus (refined) qualities. Evolved in the now-faded feudal court system of Bali, the delicate music of the Gamelan Semar Pegulingan provided entertainment for the princely rajas and their guests.
Fivelements’ team invites you to spend the seasonal holidays in the company of like-minded change-makers. Let us fill your new year with positive vibes and love in action.
We have emotional, spiritual and physical rejuvenation in store for you. Choose the one that suits you the most.
Standalone studio marks the start of Fivelements’ expansion into wellness destinations in the city
Today Fivelements announced plans to launch our first standalone Yoga & Sacred Arts city destination at the Times Square Building in Causeway Bay, Hong Kong. This ‘urban retreat’, which will begin accepting memberships in the spring of 2019, marks the start of Fivelements’ expansion into city wellness destinations.
The Yoga & Sacred Arts city destinations will feature a rich collection of holistic practices aimed at fostering self-exploration, mental and physical health, and general wellbeing. Designed to cater to the growing corporate wellness clientele and the “urban wellness tribe”, Fivelements at Times Square will offer a diverse array of yoga and dynamic sacred arts practices, plant-powered nutrition, and integrative wellness programmes in various formats, ranging from classes to private sessions, corporate groups, workshops, events, and day retreats.
We are absolutely thrilled to announce that Fivelements has been named Eco-Hotel/Resort of the Year at the 2018 AsiaSpa Awards.
Hong Kong’s most anticipated spa and wellness event of the year, the 14th annual AsiaSpa Awards took place on November 15 at W Hong Kong with the glamorous occasion attended by representatives of the region’s outstanding brands.
A panel of 20 judges selected the best in the business across 26 categories. Awards were presented to spas, hotels and resorts, retreats and products recognised for raising the bar of product and treatment standards.
“To win Eco-Hotel/Resort of the Year is a big recognition and responsibility for all of us at Fivelements. Taking a hint from the Balinese concept of Tri Hita Karana, we envision sanctuaries for learning to love and respect life,” says Lahra Tatriele, Fivelements co-founder.
This year, Fivelements receives the Vision Style Award that is annually held to reveal the most beautiful hospitality properties in the world.
Winning “Eco-Champion of the Year” is a great honor for our team, because everything we do at Fivelements is to create positive change in the world.
On October 10 Fivelements has been announced as a winner of the Seven Stars Luxury Hospitality and Lifestyle Awards in the SPA sector.
Seven Stars Awards is created to praise the world’s most exceptional companies in the luxury hospitality and lifestyle field, which provide high-end product quality and excellent service.
All of us at Fivelements are thankful for being recognised for the third time in a row as one of the best SPA destinations in Indonesia by receiving this seal of excellence.
Raised in Brittany, France, where daily life is completely connected to the natural elements, the rhythms of the ocean and the changing weather, I grew up listening to nature, educated to feel the wind like a sailor in order to plan life and understand what directions to take.
Since I was a child, the connection with the water element has been my main source of wellbeing.
I’ve been travelling the world for several years, which forced me to create a bag of tools to maintain my balance in order not to lose myself and my health along the way.
We are delighted to announce that Fivelements has been nominated for 2018 AsiaSpa Awards in the following categories:
– Eco-Spa of the Year,
– Spa Cuisine of the Year,
– Eco-Hotel/Resort of the Year.
Created to acknowledge the leaders of the spa industry in Asia, AsiaSpa Awards celebrates the outstanding performance of regional spas and properties. We are thankful for the opportunity to be nominated for the Awards, being listed among the most prestigious spas and resorts of Asia.
This article’s aim is to help you get started with your own meditation practice. My favourite definition of yoga is: Yoga is Samadhi. Samadhi is a state of bliss and union with the infinite, which is arrived at through meditation. Yoga and meditation are therefore inextricably linked.
First of all, why should we meditate? On a practical, scientific level, meditation has been shown to improve concentration, reduce feelings of stress, decrease depression and improve immunity. It brings a feeling of calm and peace into our day and helps us deal with the demands of daily life. Some very compelling reasons to start a meditation practice!
We are excited to announce that Fivelements Bali has won Luxury Eco-Friendly Hotel of the Year in Bali, Indonesia at the Luxury Travel Guide Awards.
Earlier in 2015 and 2016 Fivelements was recognised as Bali’s Luxury Wellness Retreat of the Year, and in 2016 and 2017 Fivelements' Sakti Dining Room™ came first in the Restaurant & Bar category of the Luxury Travel Guide Awards.