Thursday, 02 June 2016 06:52

TEDxUbud at Fivelements

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Where Bali’s creatives champion the environment, art and wonderful causes

For the 5th year running, Bali’s artists and performers, musicians and magicians, travellers and athletes, entrepreneurs and paradigm-shifters gathered in the soaring mandala at Fivelements for TEDxUbud 2016.

Hosted by Indonesian photographer Rio Helmi who also blogs for the Huffington Post, the line up brought an outstanding series of inspirational talks and performances guaranteed to challenge, motivate and uplift the sold-out, 300-strong, barefoot audience.

Local culture was represented by Jaran Poleng, a beleganjur gamelan orchestra of seven mainly percussive instruments. Designed to accompany armies into battle, they delivered a rousing and blood-curdling performance that drummed an incredible, tangible energy into the entire mandala.

We are very excited to announce that Fivelements has been nominated for the 2016 World Spa Awards™! This is no small feat. The World Spa Awards are some of the industry’s most credible and sought-after awards, as they celebrate and reward industry excellence and have a reputation for being fair and transparent. They not only serve as a definitive benchmark, they also help foster growth in the spa industry. 

We are asking you to support us by voting for us in Indonesia's Best Wellness Retreat 2016. Please click here to vote now!

As former retreaters and guests of Fivelements, you know best the quality and journey that Fivelements offers. Please do use your first-hand experience to let the spa industry know that we stand out as the best of the best. Voting closes 25th July – you have nine weeks to tell the world about our retreat.

Tuesday, 31 May 2016 05:44

Coral Planting Around Nusa Lembongan

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One of our favorite day trips here at Fivelements, Bali is a quick boat ride over to the wild scenery of Nusa Penida and the neighboring islands. While a visit to Goa Giri Putri temple is often the main event, we always take time to explore the island and its waters before returning to Bali. A long snorkel and then a coconut on the beach is the perfect way to end this day of rebirthing and reconnecting to nature.

Monday, 23 May 2016 10:38

Healing with Five Balinese Elements

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Healing with Five Balinese Elements

Panca Mahabhuta, meaning 'the five elements’ originating from the ancient Vedas, is our most popular holistic wellness retreat. The private retreat combines Balinese master healer therapies with epicurean plant-based cuisine, awakening sacred arts sessions – physical, creative expression and mind-body awareness programmes - and Balinese blessing ceremonies. Our aim is to gently guide our retreaters through a highly personalised integrative approach supported by extraordinary people and impeccable services.

At Fivelements, our Panca Mahabhutra retreat is inspired by the ancient wisdom of the Balinese, and the Panca Mahabhutas refer to the vedic five elements, earth, water, fire, air and ether, that map out the internal and external forces at work in the Universe and in ourselves. Understanding and balancing the way these five elements interact and affect us helps us to maintain harmony in our own lives.

“The five elements are utilized and interwoven to facilitate awareness and consciousness in our Panca Mahabuta retreats,” says Nilanti, Wellness Liaison. “The sacred healing journeys within lush nature also support reconnection with the "self" through these five elements in their raw, authentic expressions, while guided by our wellness staff.”

Monday, 23 May 2016 10:10

Zucchini Brownies

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Zucchini Brownies
Serves 6 – 8
A beautifully moist and rich chocolate treat that’s full of goodness

I’ve used zucchini to make raw dips and zoodles. I’ve roasted them, baked them and eaten them raw. Because of their bland taste they are easy to mold into anything you want them to be, like these delicious brownies. Zucchini are particularly great for making cakes because their high water content makes it easy to achieve a moist cake. I also used Medicinal Flower Extracts because they are high quality extracts with such a range of flavors to choose from and xylitol from birch sap to reduce the sugar load.

Friday, 29 April 2016 03:37

Love in Action. What, who, why and how…

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If you have time to just read one blog today, read this one. A beautiful aha-moment, Love in Action explained gives you a glimpse of how to be a better person, describes the all-encompassing, limitless power of love, and its transformational influence when you feel it, receive it, embrace it and give it freely.

Love in Action is the meaning of life.

At Fivelements Love in Action informs our thoughts and actions, it guides our interactions, it forms our plans. Through Love in Action we, a passionate company, are driven to support our guests, our family, our community and the wellness of humanity. While this may sound like a lofty dream, it is in fact very real, and we invite you to join us.

Expressive Arts - Playing in and Creating Openness

Expressive Arts helps us to break down habits of movement expression (and feeling) and enter into a space of unknown – a space of open exploration which is the starting point to connecting to our creative source.

Wednesday, 27 April 2016 02:42

Divinely Inspired – with Debra Moffitt

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Divinely Inspired – with Debra Moffitt

Co-founder Lahra recently went on award-winning author Debra Moffitt’s radio show Divinely Inspired, to talk about Fivelements as a transformational business. She discussed the mission, values and vision of Fivelements, the role intuition played in the making of the retreat, and the divine magic that infuses every stay and helps love in action and life transformations blossom for their guests. “Fivelements is not an escape, it is a place where you plug in to yourself,” she said.

Monday, 11 April 2016 00:00

Embracing Change with Nilanthi

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“I am grateful to be a humble instrument
in the divine orchestra of this life.”


Nilanthi, one of Fivelements amazing Wellness Liaisons, has been a holistic wellness consultant for over 18 years. She has experience in numerous modalities and wellness skills, and has led healing retreats around the world. Her powerful senses of intuition, mindfulness and understanding make her a powerful healing force, helping guests to empower themselves to live in harmony and balance, enjoy deep, joyful connections and experience a true sense of freedom.

Friday, 01 April 2016 14:40

Feel the Magic of Fivelements

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“Fivelements is the manifestation of our vision, our dreams, our love.
And we have created this Balinese sanctuary of healing, happiness and wellbeing for guests
to discover their own vision, dreams and love in turn.”

Lahra and Chicco Tatriele

Five years ago, the eco-wellness retreat, Fivelements, opened its unique healing space to guests for the first time in Bali. Since then, the beautiful bamboo-designed sanctuary by the Ayung River has offered a restorative and spiritual space for personal transformations and love in action. Combining traditional wisdom with a spirit of innovation and excellence, Fivelements has surpassed our expectations, our dreams. We have won awards, attracted the best in wellness partners and truly reinvented what it means to retreat.

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