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Art & Sensuality - Retreat in Bali


  • Shambala Oceanside Retreat Bali (map)

Come join me and Alena Hennessy in paradise and let us guide you into your whole self; through understanding your sensuality and power as women, not only to create but to shine out your truth. Bali is full of offerings to the divine through flower altars, painting, dance and ritual. We will gather and paint, feel our cells, focus on Sacral Chakra healing, movement, and practice with joyful prayer and intention. We will create from our hearts and understand the power of our sexuality. This retreat is designed to deeply nourish and experience yourself and the radiant woman you are. To create from a place that is true, to move in a way that calls in sweetness and fulfills you. To understand the power of pleasure. To know that radical acceptance of oneself is a holy act.

During this retreat you will learn how to activate your sexual power with simple techniques and channel the energy into your creative expression.  Creative energy and sexual energy come from the same place.  When you relearn how to connect your mind, heart and sexual center, energy flows easily through your body.  This allows you to live in your power, purpose and pleasure.  Nourishing your sensual self invites creativity and unleashes your radiance.

Art surrounds the Balinese from earliest childhood and is ever-present everywhere. The Balinese seem to make an art out of even the simple necessities of everyday life: fruit salad is served with flowers strewn on top, vegetables are carved in intricate designs at meals, daily offerings at the temples are ornate rituals of incense, orchids, fruit and prayer.  Bali’s incredible lush scenery inspires the artist’s soul. A land of magic, smiles and vibrant color, Bali will steal your heart.

Private or shared rooms, garden or ocean view $2,150 -$3,250

What’s included in the retreat:

~ Beautiful hand crafted Bali style lodging in artistically designed dwellings with temple carvings.  Single or shared room at the resort.

~ All vegetarian meals, snacks, herbal tea, fruit and refreshments lovingly created at the resort using local, organic foods. Come cleanse and nourish the body through food as well. Your body is a temple.

~ Transportation to resort from Bali international airport.

~ Intentional circle, meditation and share each morning.

~ All classes led by Alena: intuitive and intentional painting, flower altars, collaborative creativity and magic-making, liberating and empowered movement, and other surprises.

~ All classes led by Ashley: cultivating female sexual energy, activating your radiance switch, anatomy of arousal – understanding your sexual power, pleasure of the senses ritual, and more.

~ Two massages at the resort on site or one massage and facial.

~ A visit to a  Balinese temple and/or Balinese dance performance.

~ Meditation and energy healing classes led along with silent walks on the beach.

~ Snorkeling right off the beach at the resort.

~ Beach bonfire celebration and ritual.

~ Other juicy surprises! We are beyond excited for this… we want you to feel the beauty of you, in divine decadence, sensual, holy, loveliness that you are! Come pamper your body, mind, and spirit through all the senses!

Register here: https://www.alenahennessy.com/shop/retreats/art-sensuality-retreat-bali/

Alena Hennessy is an amazing artist and teacher.  Alena is the author of Cultivating Your Creative LifeThe Painting WorkbookIntuitive Painting Workshop, and beloved teacher of the art-making process, both online and at select retreats. Her work has been featured in numerous magazines and publications, including DwellThe Washington PostSomerset Life, Spirituality & Health, ReadyMade, Redbook, Stitch, Victoria,and Natural Health magazine, as well as being featured on Good Morning America and pilot shows for ABC Studios. Her paintings have been exhibited across major cities in the U.S., along with several museum shows. Through grace and intuitive guideposts, she calls the beautiful town of Asheville, NC her home. As a facilitator, her intention is that each participant leave a little more transformed, content, and open to wild possibility. 

I love Alena's art! Her use of color, texture and imagination captures the eye.  

I love Alena's art! Her use of color, texture and imagination captures the eye.  

The resort is right on the beach! Snorkle, lounge, swim...a few steps from your room!

The resort is right on the beach! Snorkle, lounge, swim...a few steps from your room!

The amazing Alena Hennessy! 

The amazing Alena Hennessy! 

Our classes will be held in this circular temple space, a magical room with ocean breezes and temple carvings.

Our classes will be held in this circular temple space, a magical room with ocean breezes and temple carvings.

The rooms are all colorfully decorated with Balinese style!

The rooms are all colorfully decorated with Balinese style!