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.
If you’re a foodie, there’s nothing quite like being witness to a talented chef’s imagination, beautifully presented on a plate, for the first time ever. To give feedback and perhaps have some sway upon whether it appears on the regular menu brings you closer to the experience of being a chef. Minus the stress, sweat and tears, it’s the next best thing.
“Let the soul of the produce shine.”
Chef Felix Schoener
The most recent addition to Fivelements’ award-winning Sakti Dining Room™ is exciting new chef Felix Schoener. Originally from Bremen, Germany, Chef Felix has had an illustrious career apprenticing and working for a series of exclusive and Michelin-starred restaurants, before developing a passion for sustainable organic living and the natural, vegetarian and raw food movements.
He has trained with Fivelements’ friends Gabriel Cousens at the Tree of Life Rejuvenation Centre in Arizona and Cherie Soria at the Living Light Culinary Art Institute in California, where he also instructed.
Since then, experimenting with his own healing path has led him to marry his love of raw living foods with a fascination in the ancient philosophies of Ayurveda and Chinese Medicine, as well as macrobiotics, avant-garde, modernist cuisine and the emerging green gastronomy movement. Taking raw living cuisine to the next level, it is this combination of holistic lifestyle philosophies combined with culinary arts that he presents as part of Fivelements' unique revolutionary cuisine concept, Sakti Dining Room's™ famous tasting menus and the retreat's Cuisine for Life™ program.
Was becoming a chef a passion that stemmed from an early age?
My biggest influence was my Grandpa, a great pastry chef. In our family, like in many, love was shown and expressed through food, and my Grandpa had so much love to share, which you could taste in every meal he prepared for me. Everything he cooked was so tasty and nourishing.
Everyone here at Fivelements is thrilled about being nominated for four prestigious AsiaSpa Awards this year! They are Spa Cuisine of the Year, Spa Design of the Year, Destination Retreat of the Year and Holistic Treatment of the Year for our Panca Mahabhuta Energy Healing. These awards honour the passion and dedication of our Fivelements team, who guide our guests on their journeys to Life Transformation and Love in Action.
The AsiaSpa Awards winners will be announced on 12th November in Hong Kong.
We can’t wait!
“Call it karma, call it Love in Action, call it the magic of Fivelements –
Many of our guests return to our retreat because they feel a deep connection to the
sacred site and our staff, because they have experienced a positive impact from our
healing, wellness therapies and cuisine, and because they have a beautiful feeling
about Fivelements in their hearts.”
Co-founder & Vision Director, Lahra Tatriele
Whatever their motivations, our guests’ passion for Fivelements has inspired us to invite select retreaters to become Fivelements Ambassadors. Truly engaged in their own wellbeing, the wellbeing of those close to them and of the world as a whole, our Fivelements Ambassadors are all extraordinary individuals who stand as an inspiration to us all.
Fivelements Introduces our Living in Harmony Blog
Welcome to our new Fivelements blog, designed to be inspiring, informative, thought provoking, and most of all, a positive support for your everyday life.
Fivelements is Bali’s most awarded wellness retreat, set in the lush countryside just outside Ubud. We are renowned for our sustainable eco-luxe resort, gourmet healing cuisine, potent Balinese fire ceremonies and highly personalized, private transformative retreats. These include authentic Balinese healing therapies and sacred arts practices, such as yoga, soma, movement and sound, silent meditation and mindfulness programmes.
We are devoted to cultivating the most beautiful healing destination in the world and to nurturing our guests through deep physical, emotional and spiritual growth. We call this, Love in Action!