Healers & Healing Traditions in Bali

August 22-September 3, 2017

with Evelyn Hall & Madé Surya


You are cordially invited to embark on a two-week transformative journey, a healing vacation that you will never forget: Healers and Healing Traditions in Bali.

This inspiring journey into the culture and healing arts of Bali will be led by two remarkable healers: herbalist, hypnotherapist and ceremonialist Evelyn Hall and the foremost guide to the Balinese healing arts: Made Surya.

Imagine leaving behind the fast-paced, stressful world to immerse yourself in the healing traditions of the Balinese. Picture yourself surrounded by palm trees and rice fields, deeply touched by the beautiful lush landscape all around you. Imagine visiting a traditional healer, being massaged by the finest local masseuses, soaking in natural hot springs, hiking through beautiful forests and standing under a crystal clear waterfall.

This 15-day trip is designed for practitioners looking for a culturally rich vacation that combines travel, adventure, and daily opportunities to study with two master teachers—one American and one Balinese. However, you do not need to be a healing arts practitioner to join this trip. All you need is to be interested in healing, massage, relaxation, and adventure-- to have the desire and willingness to learn all about the deep wisdom of a culture that has been steeped in ancient healing arts and traditions for generations. Spouses and friends are welcome to come. They can use the time of our healing workshops to adventure on their own, to shop, to get body work, to photograph or hike or whatever else they like to do on vacation."

You will be transported by the clang of the gamelan, mesmerized by the intricacies of Balinese dance. As you immerse yourself in this rich, beautiful culture, you will simultaneously be learning about Bali's healing arts with a small group of like-minded individuals with whom you will form a powerful, intimate traveling community You will be taught by insiders who will show you a side of Bali most tourists never get to see.

We will be touring two distinct regions of Bali, learning about the land and its people from two extremely knowledgeable guides: Judy Slattum and Made Surya. Their love of Bali and its people will permeate every bit of your time in their country. Each day, Judy and Surya will give you an insider's view of Balinese dance, music, healing arts and sacred ceremonies. Discussion groups and morning movement meditation class with Evelyn, will give you a place to ground, reflect, and integrate your experiences.

We will begin our trip in Munduk the lush, cool volcanic mountains of North Bali--a gorgeous region of rice fields, coffee, clove, and cocoa plantations and tropical fruits. In Munduk, you will experience the forest and small villages first-hand, as well as all the myriad healing plants Bali has to offer. We will be staying at the Puri Lumbung Cottages a place much more than a hotel-it is an eco-tourism project dedicated to the discovery, conservation and enhancement of the unspoiled area around Munduk. You can taste all the fresh fruit growing and being served to you, along with local dishes prepared for us in family style dinners. A healing and beautiful place to land in Bali.

Our second destination will be Ubud, the artistic and cultural center of Bali, where we will experience urban life and a faster pace. During your time in Bali, you will witness many cultural riches and experience a variety of healers. Along with our solo and group adventures, there will be plenty of time to enjoy inexpensive massages, to relax, or just go off on your own adventure. In Ubud we will stay at the Oka Wati’s Bungalows, which are conveniently located near the center of Ubud, but tucked away from hustle of Ubud.

At the end of your two weeks in Bali, your body will feel more relaxed and alive than it has in years. Your mind will be deeply rested, your soul nourished by a growing connection to this deeply spiritual people and their sacred land. You will return home deeply connected to yourself, your heart and a remarkable new community of friends. You'll be so glad you said yes to this trip to this life-changing adventure.

Healers & Healing Traditions in Bali Trip Package includes:

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  • RT air via LAX or SFO. Ground only also available.
  • Airport transfer (except those doing their own air)
  • 6 nights at Munduk mountain resort.
  • 7 nights in Ubud, Bali’s cultural center.
  • 2 traditional massages with local professionals, with time to schedule further treatments if desired.
  • 4 visits to Balian, Balinese traditional healers
  • Attendance at five classical dance and Gamelan music performances
  • Island tours include visits to Tenganan aboriginal village, traditional markets, and the temples of Tampaksiring, Gunung Kawi, Mengwi, Ulun Danu.
  • 3 treks through rain forests, rice fields, and plantations.
  • 6 dinners in Munduk, lunch in family home, and ristaffel dinner of Balinese festival food. Breakfast each day.
  • Seminars on sacred masks, local customs/culture, language, & Hindu religion, ceremonies, trance, rites of passage, East/West medicine, etc.
  • Evaluations and discussions.
  • Services of Madé Surya, professional guide who speaks both Balinese and English
  • Services of Evelyn Hall, healing arts professional practitioner

Itinerary:

Days 1 – 6 in Munduk Village, Bali

  • Monday, August 21: Transit  Depart the USA via SFO or LAX, or from your home slightly after midnight. Cross international dateline and lose one day, which is made up on your return.
  • Tuesday, August 22 •  Day 1 •  Munduk. D: Arrive in Bali where you are met by your guide and Transfer to Munduk mountain village hotel, have an optional light dinner and a comfortable night’s sleep.
  • Wednesday, August 23 • Day 2 • Munduk. BD Movement/Meditation with Evelyn. Buffet breakfast, followed by an introductory session with Made Surya with focus on basic Indonesian manners & customs. Then a walk to Munduk village, for an orientation, stopping at a coffee mill and also the Munduk market, with an explanation of the “exotic” fruits and vegetables. 1:30-3:00 A session on basic aromatherapy/plant medicine and  tips on how to view and interact with those plants in Bali with Evelyn, followed by the basics of Bali Hinduism with Surya. Sunset and family style dinner of local specialties.
  • Thursday, August 24 • Day 3 • Munduk: BD Early Movement/Meditation with Evelyn. Following breakfast, a guided tour with Made Surya of natural medicinal herbs both growing wild and cultivated in the hotel herb garden and along the way to Bali’s tallest waterfall with a chance for the adventuresome to take a dip. Lunch, downtime, and included therapeutic massages begin. Afternoon session with Evelyn, identifying and utilizing herbs you collected on your walk. Late afternoon orientation session with Surya, focusing on the caste and banjar system. Group dinner together.
  • Friday, August 25 • Day 4 • Munduk. BD Early Movement/Meditation with Evelyn. Breakfast, followed by walk through the neighboring countryside: small villages, rice fields, coffee and clove plantations, culminating at the sacred Growing Stone. Return to hotel for lunch. Casual forum on massage, with Surya talking about  Balinese massage, an Ayurvedic practitioner from the hotel explaining their work,  and Evelyn describing eclectic American practices. Massages continue.  Late afternoon introductory session on Balinese pharmacopeia and seminar on the Balian, local traditional healers, followed by group dinner.
  • Saturday, August 26 •  Day 5 • Munduk BD Early Movement/Meditation with Evelyn. Breakfast is followed by visit to a local Balian for an interview and to observe his work. After lunch, massages continue. Late afternoon talk on Kanda Empat, the “Four Spiritual Siblings” each person is born with.
  • Sunday, August 27 • Day 6 • Munduk BD Early Movement/Meditation with Evelyn. In the morning we journey to Penebel village in another district to visit a hot springs and discuss essential oils.  Afternoon we observe a dance class by village children.  Afternoon talk focusing on the traditional Balinese Rites of Passage and their symbolism and importance in Balinese life, followed by general discussion with Evelyn about their role in the west.
    Evening farewell to Munduk ristaffel and performance of music and dance by the village Gamelan group.

Days 7 – 14 in Ubud, Bali

  • Monday, August 28 • Day 7 • Ubud B Depart Munduk for Ubud, Bali’s “Cultural Center,” stopping at Pura Ulun Danu, Bali’s most stunning temple floating on a small island in a volcanic lake and the spice and flower market. We wind our way through the towering volcanoes and Bali’s fruit and vegetable basket, ending our travels in Ubud. Downtime. 7:00 be at the entrance of the Pura Dalem Ubud for a performance of the Kecak dance by torch light, and the Fire Trance dance.
  • Tuesday, August 29 • Day 9 • Ubud. B Early movement meditation with Evelyn. Day free until late afternoon departure for the 11th century temple and monuments of Gunung Kawi. On to  Sacred Springs of Tampaksiring, believed to have healing properties. There will be a purification ceremony for those who wish to participate. Evening performance of classical dance with the women’s Gamelan playing.
  • Wednesday, August 30 • Day 10 • Ubud B Early Movement/Meditation with Evelyn. Visit to the home of another local Balian (healer) to watch him practice and perhaps have a “checkup.” Afternoon discussion of healing techniques with Evelyn & Surya. Evening performance of the Jegog, giant Bamboo Gamelan.
  • Thursday, August 31 • Day 11 • Ubud B Early Movement/Meditation with Evelyn. Island tour to East Bali, taking us through striking visions of terraced rice fields and craggy mountains, ending up at the aboriginal village of Tenganan to watch the double ikat weaving process (created only two places in the world), and a demonstration of Balinese lontar or palm leaf books being made, and meet another local healer. Lunch overlooking the rolling surf in Candi Dasa. Our next visit is to Goa Gajah, an 11 century important temple in Bedulu village. Our last stop is to Senang Hati—an NGO for disabled Balinese adults, to tour their facility and check out their boutique. Free evening, with an opportunity to see another performance.
  • Friday, September 1 •  Day 12 • Ubud BD Early Movement/Meditation with Evelyn. Visit to our third healer–a woman who specializes in trance channeling. Lunch at our favorite cafe in Sanur beach. Journey to the home of your guide for session making Jamu—traditional herbal tonic followed by talk/discussion with Evelyn on western concepts of trance.  Farewell to Ubud feast–an elaborate ristaffel banquet.
  • Saturday, September 2 • Day 13 • Ubud BL Early Movement/Meditation with Evelyn. 9:00 Depart for a performance of the Barong dance, the struggle between the forces of good and evil, in Batubulan, village of stone carvers. Onward to the traditional family compound of your guide in the Capital city of Denpasar, have a wonderful lunch created by the family, and tour the family compound. Final group celebration and ceremony to say good-bye to Bali. dinner on your own.
  • Sunday, September 3 • Day 14 • B Check out and transfer to the airport, or stay on and enjoy more of Bali.

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Not included: Laundry, overweight fees, additional sightseeing, tips, meals not noted.

Cost: $3975 based on two persons sharing a room with bathroom. Single supplement available. Minimum 8, maximum 16 participants. Do your own air? Deduct $800.

Roommates: Single people may sign up for accommodations desired on a shared basis; roommates can be chosen from other tour members. If a roommate is unavailable, the participant will be notified of the adjusted price for a single supplement: $363 extra.

Deposit: A deposit of $500 per person is due at the time of booking. Final payment is due 45 days prior to beginning date. Deposit, minus a $100 cancellation fee, is refundable until 45 days prior to departure. For cancellations after June 1, cancellation fee $500.

No refunds will be made after Aug. 1, 2017.

Passport, Visa, and Health: A passport, valid six months from date of entry with proof of onward transportation is required for entry into Indonesia. Visa on arrival valid for 4 weeks. If you wish to stay longer, apply to the Indonesian Consulate for a 2 month visa prior to arrival. No inoculations are required or advised. Everyone participating in this trip is expected to be in good health and able to walk at least three miles unaided.

About our Hotels: The first of its kind in Bali, Puri Lumbung Cottages is more than a hotel-it is an eco-tourism project dedicated to the discovery, conservation and enhancement of the unspoiled area around Munduk. The people of Munduk village are involved as much as possible in caring for their guests. They not only provide employment, but engage them in activities that maintain the tropical rainforest and preserve water. We also encourage the young villagers to keep their cultural heritage alive with traditional dance, music and crafts. They were one of the first hotels to separate their trash, and regularly recycle plastics.

In Ubud, Oka Wati’s Bungalows are conveniently located near the center of Ubud, but tucked away from hustle. The charming hostess was a pioneer in tourism in Ubud.

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Trip Organizer/Leader Madé Surya:

Madé Surya B.S. is a professional tour organizer and has been leading study tours in Bali for over 30 years. He has translated and worked with scholars and educational film and video crews, including National Geographic, and lives in Bali half the year. He was senior research assistant for several scholarly books relating to the Balinese view of the After Death. He is on the advisory board for Sacred Sites International, and has been a contributor to Hinduism Today. Surya has continuously led Healing Arts educational tours to Bali since 1986, and is said by Lonely Planet On-line Travel to be the “top authority on Balinese Healers.“ www.balihealers.com

EvepicGuest Lecturer Evelyn Hall:

Evelyn Hall brings more than 30 years experience to her work with individuals, couples, and groups. With her unique blend of counseling, hypnosis, healing touch, movement meditation, aromatherapy and flower essences, she has helped thousands of people find healing in body, mind and soul. She is a master hypnotherapist and also has certifications in clinical, medical and behavioral hypnosis, NLP, and is an essential oils and flower essence practitioner. www.evelynhall.org

Evelyn Hall Master Hypnotherapist, Healing Arts Practitioner, Minister and Counselor
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