CREATE YOUR OWN BESPOKE RETREAT
WHAT IS IT?
A bespoke surf and yoga retreat at a time that’s convenient to you, where you decide what your schedule looks like. To give you a general idea of what our retreats normally look like, we’ve outlined some details below.
The idea is to give you control of what your week looks like. You choose how active you want to be, whether you want a lie-in or not, whether you want more surf, more yoga, or more pampering, or a perfect combination of all three, whether you want to bond with your friends over dinners at the villa, or prefer to explore some of Bali’s hotspots, or maybe a mix of the two.
You decide, tell us what you want, and leave the rest to us. We’ll come back to you with an itinerary and a price.
Vinyasa, Yin, Yoga Nidra
We can arrange to cater to the villa, or book local restaurants.
6 (A minimum group of 6 people are required to run the retreat).
with our team of qualified instructors. If you’ve never surfed before, then we’re here to teach you. If you’re a seasoned surfer, then we’re also here to guide and challenge you.
is the perfect compliment to surfing. Whether you’re a total beginner or an advanced yogi, soak up the energy of this spiritual island to find the truth in your practice.
We see this as an essential add-on to any holiday, so, we’ve got that covered too. Get ready for some pampering!
by the pool, soak up the island sun, catch up on reading, find some ‘me’ time or just unwind as you please.
at one of our tranquil villas – in close proximity to some of Bali’s best shopping, restaurants, bars and night spots.
a mix of meals prepared at the villa and sample some of the local restaurants and night spots too. It’s totally up to you!
Eat, Pray, Love country with a guided tour to Ubud
As much or as little as you want – after all, this week is all about you!
Approx. $2400/ person + (Plus 10% tax)
100% non-refundable payment required at time of booking
* Price does not include flights
*This is only a rough guideline and will depend on your chosen itinerary.
A GUIDE TO WHAT’S NORMALLY INCLUDED
SURF & YOGA PACKAGE
6 nights accommodation
3-4 Surf Lessons/ Guiding
4-5 Yoga Classes (Restorative Yin, Vinyasa Flow, Meditation)
Daily breakfast, snacks, teas and coffees, welcome dinner and farewell dinner.
A day trip to Ubud
*Please note, we require a minimum of 6 people to run the retreat. We reserve the right to cancel the retreat by 25th November if minimum number requirements are not met.
AMENITIES AND ACCOMMODATION
We have a number of villas that we utilise for our retreats, but they all follow a common theme. They are all in the popular Seminyak, Canggu or Umalas areas of Bali, are all clean and comfortable, fully staffed, have a lovely pool area, air conditioning, safety deposit boxes and en-suite bathrooms.
Most of our villas have a combination of Private rooms, twin sharing rooms and triple sharing rooms.
Typically check in is at 3pm on day of arrival, and departure is at 12pm on day of departure.
We can arrange for airport transfers or transfers from a hotel provided it is nearby.
Should guests wish to arrive in Bali earlier or stay on in Bali after the retreat, we are happy to recommend hotels in the area to suit a range of budgets.
ABOUT THE HOSTS/ TEACHERS – A-ZEN
We have a number of wonderful teachers whom we work with, and will call upon according to your requirements.
Wayan – Surf Leader
Wayan grew up in Kuta and has spent most of his life on a surf board. Wayan has a vast knowledge of Bali and the best surf breaks the island has to offer for all levels. He’s been working as a surf instuctor and guide for the last eight years.
Wayan and his team of instructors are dedicated to guiding you on your surf journey in a safe, fun and challenging environment.
Alpana Depala – Retreat Leader
Alpana discovered the delights of Bali only a few years ago, and was so taken with the island and the personal journey of discovery that it led her on, that she felt inspired to be able to lead others on a journey of their own.
After several more visits and much research, she now brings to you an exhilerating, unforgettable, one week experience of good, clean, active, fun.
“One week in the right environment can literally change your life!”
Tonya Colson July 2014 Retreat Guest – USA
“I have been to several surf and yoga retreats in past years. This July I made my first visit to A to Zen Retreats. I will never go anywhere else! Absolutely everything about this retreat was perfect. Stunning accommodation, gourmet (and healthy!) food, and great scheduling kept us comfortable throughout our stay. That was all perfect. But the highlights were definitely the people. The surf instruction was the best I’ve found after 10 years of occasional surf lessons. The instructor to student ratio made sure that everyone had constant feedback, and the photos of every wave really helped us to learn. The yoga instruction was top notch- I wish that A to Zen could be my local yoga studio! The instructor was very knowledgeable and dedicated to helping us get the most out of every class. I felt challenged, restored, and inspired after every session on the mat. A to Zen was all I could have hoped for in a retreat, and much much more. I can’t wait to return. Thank you for everything, A to Zen!”
Alice Jurjens July 2014 Retreat Guest – Netherlands
“I simply loved the combination of yoga and surfing! Never imagined I would go on a surf and yoga retreat, but I did and will certainly go again! We were spoiled rotten during the retreat week: the accommodation, food, attention to detail (little presents on our bed!!) and hosting were immaculate. And the massages….heaven!
I haven’t laughed so much in a long time. What fun! The yoga classes are great and energizing and before or after hours of playing in the waves. This week brought me more than I could have imagined and I will be back!”
Tehzeeb Ahmed, 2014 Retreat Guest – Dubai
“I can’t recommend an A-Zen Surf and Yoga retreat enough. I think I speak for both myself and my fellow retreaters when I say that it really was an experience of a lifetime – one that we won’t forget in a hurry and totally worth the money. I would go back in a heartbeat.”