For people who are really into looking for an escape from frigid temperatures in New York, my friend Ari suggested a trip to the beautiful island of Bali.
She told me about this five night program she found that includes yoga and meditation with amazing views, two Spa treatments, guided rice field walk, bicycle excursion as well as unique Balinese traditions of Purification Ritual, Blessing Ceremony and Balinese Offering Ritual master class.
The retreat takes place at ONEWORLD, a twelve bedroom holistic retreat venue in Ubud, Bali, where you can do yoga twice daily with varying styles like Ashtanga, Hatha and Iyengar yoga. For folks who talk a lot in their jobs and whose heads might be spinning from Christmas preparations and the like, there is also the opting of spending three days of the retreat in silence (to focus on the inner self).
And for all those seeking luxurious ways to relax there are Spa treatments gallore, included in the package.
The retreat place in Ubud is bordered by a small creek, surrounded by jungle and rice fields, and led by an eco-friendly staff making it a great place to escape and re-connect with your inner self.
ONEWORLD retreats runs over 50 retreats with over 20 internationally renowned teachers a year and has been in business since 2003. So, go ahead and check out their website for more information!