Finally the day has come! After months of traveling we had rarely time to relax and to care about our souls and inner minds. That’s why our stay at SUKHAVATI Retreat was even more awesome and indescribable relaxing.
Sukavathi Ayurvedic Retreat and Spa is a place to heal your body and rejuvenate. A place to be for all Yoga Lovers and Spa Lovers.
Especially the highly professional and lovely staff are the most beautiful and caring souls. I was really blown away by their warmth and attentiveness to my every need.
Already on our first day they showed us their kindness and helpfulness by picking us up far away from UBUD and the whole team welcomed us warmly at the entrance at Sukavathi. This was the moment when we already knew our stay would be just perfect.
The retreat is deep in the middle of the jungle and huge with three levels. On the first level was the registration office and two villas. Going the impressive stairs down you will get to the second level where u can find a big pool in the central surrounded by some villas.
In this retreat there are overall 8 private villas. We were lucky and got a beautiful villa next to the jungle with a big pool and an awesome outdoor bathroom. The design and interior is well organized and creating a cozy second home between big jungle leaves and the sound of nature. It does not only sound like paradise it really was.
On the second level was also the meditation area, yoga place and the little house of the Ayurvedic Doctor. Going some stairs down you will find the spa area with 4 rooms each with balconies and a view to the jungle and river.
Early in the morning we could enjoy the warm sun came through the jungle leaves and creating beautiful light leaks over the river during our morning treatments. Everything was silent besides the sounds of the birds.
Because there are only 8 villas there are usually no more than about 10 people staying here that underlines even more the feeling of home and family. We know all each other and had lunch and dinner together at a big nice table.
We enjoyed our meal very much – it was very healthy, good for the body and every meal was harmonizing with your treatment. For breakfast we ordered the food to our room -daily you can choose another breakfast out of 10 with a healthy juice on top.
Usually people are booking the ten day program including full pension, various treatments everyday and yoga sessions twice daily optionally. Furthermore, you can get several kinds of massages, detox, facial treatments and much more. All to purifying the body, improving health and rejuvenating.
The Sukhavati is a place of peace within ourselves and is specialized in Ayurveda, a traditional system of healing that originates in India. Ayurveda is called “Mother of all healing” because it embraces all forms of healing including diet, herbs, physiology,psychology and yoga. It is based on the timeless knowledge for enlivening the unlimited inner intelligence of mind and body on the profound and complete understanding of the laws of nature. You will receive Aytvedic treatments based on your own body type. Usually this includes these treatments:
-Abhyanga, a specialized Ayurvedic oil massage performed by two technicians
-Swedana, a herbalised steam bath
-Shirodhara, a very calming and balancing treatment consisting of a stream of warm oil poured over the forehead while you are Lyon down.
The treatments profoundly relax the body and mind, improve the flow of energy by opening the channels of circulation and prepare the body to eliminate toxins on the physical, emotional and spiritual level.
Another treatment is the face package. Especially after that treatment we felt like years younger and so fresh. Our skin were softer than ever and all the scars seemed to be vanished haha
After the massage all our Muskel tension were gone. It was so indescribable relaxing that we felt asleep and the treatment ended before I knew it. We wished it would have never ended!
On the first day you get a consultation and diagnosis with the Ayurvedic Doctor. He will determine the Ayurvedic treatment that will be scheduled for you by exploring your physical, mental and emotional health. It was incredible how he could tell everything about you by only feeling and listening to your pulse.
I (Nhi) know that I am not 100% healthy. I have mental stress, too many thoughts, restless sleep and an imbalance of hormones.
His suggestion was:
-Sleep before 10pm and wake up at about 6am.
-don’t eat raw vegetables, only cooked or steamed
-drinking about one liter warm water in the morning
-massage yourself with sesami oil and afterwords shower hot
-meditation and breath exercise
If I am following these points I will see a result after 40-60 days.
Let’s see if I get my energy back again!