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Feb 1st - 7th 2025 | Jeda Retreat Center Bali

Deepening Into Presence: Bali Retreat with Esther Ekhart and Tracey Cook

Join Esther Ekhart and Tracey Cook in Bali for a transformative retreat, where gentle movement, meditation, and self-inquiry await, offering a deeper connection to your essence and the world around you.

What To Expect

Let Esther and Tracey guide you through the transformational and replenishing tools of gentle movement, pranayama, meditation, self-inquiry, and silence to allow your body and mind to find balance and reconnect to the deepest part of who you are. Through these practices, we can find joy in slowing down and knowing the connectedness of all things.

Together, Esther and Tracey share over 40 years of experience in sharing the practice of yoga and offering guidance, tools, and techniques that illuminate the way home to knowing ourselves and the world around us in a way that goes beyond what we experience on the surface of our everyday lives.  

Held at the beautiful Jeda Retreat Centre in North-West Bali, the gentleness of our tropical surroundings will embrace us and help replenish us on all levels. Bali can be sometimes quiet and sometimes jubilant and exuberant when there are festivals and cultural events. So our time there is about finding the joy and love within it all. 

6-night Retreat

Our 6-night retreat will be a wonderful opportunity to slow down and nourish your inner state of being through gentle asana, pranayama, meditation, yoga nidra, self-inquiry, sound healing, and silence. 

By replenishing ourselves and becoming more present, the things that keep us “stuck” in life start to fall away and we can know more clearly who we really are and understand the flow of life more clearly. By “retreating” from your usual everyday life and finding more balance between the “doing” and the “being,” we can return to life with a refreshed perspective, feeling more alive and connected to the inner tranquillity that is always present.

Daily Schedule

We will greet each morning in silence, gathering first for meditation and pranayama as we, and the world around us, start the day. After breakfast, we will continue the day with some gentle movement, designed to keep the body open, stable, and balanced. The practices are accessible for everyone and will be based on yoga asana and also involve somatic movement and other techniques that allow energy to flow more freely through the system. 

There will be some full days of silence, where we invite you to bring your attention fully inward. Silence can be a brilliant teacher, and this time of external quiet can allow for a profound inner experience. 

It is recommended that you have some experience in the practice of being still, as we will have prolonged sessions of sitting for meditation and pranayama, as well as lying down in stillness for yoga nidra. 

Opening Ceremony

Every Retreat and YTT will start with a 7 am opening ceremony led by a Balinese priest. This ceremony is a sacred form of gratitude for what is and a wish for peace and abundance in the world. The centre provides all the traditional clothing necessary for the ceremony and the staff will help you get ready.

More About this Retreat

Open To All Levels

 This retreat is open to all levels, but not for complete beginners. As a guideline, you should be able to follow the level 1 and level 1-2 classes on with relative ease. It is important you know your boundaries and are aware of when to back off to keep yourself safe. If you are very new to yoga and want to join, please follow Esther's Yoga for Beginners Course on and then practise some level 1 and level 1-2 classes to prepare.

Daily Schedule 

08:00 - 09:00 Meditation and Pranayama 

09:00 - 11:00 Breakfast and break - in silence 

11:00 - 13:00 Yoga practice 

13:00 - 17:00 Lunch and free time 

17:00 - 18:30 / 19:00 Talks, Awareness practices/ Inquiries, Yin and/or Restorative yoga leading into Yoga Nidra 

19:00 - 20:00 Dinner and free time 

20:15 - Optional extra meditation or restorative yoga ​ 

Please note: To allow for restoration of body and mind we usually spend the mornings in silence until the morning yoga practice at 11:00. 

The schedule may be modified, depending on what else is happening day to day.

Arrival into Bali

Because Jeda is a 3.5-hour drive we suggest everyone arrive the day before the retreat and overnight in the town of Ubud to give yourself some time and space after an international flight. Ubud is an artisan town, great for yoga, shopping, and cafes!  We recommend staying at Alaya Resort Ubud, but of course, you are welcome to stay anywhere and we will advise a meeting point for the bus on arrival day. 

We will organise a free bus at around noon on arrival day, Feb. 1, to travel from Ubud to Jeda Yoga Retreat Center as a group. For those who arrive later or cannot catch the organized bus, you will need to organise and pay for your transport through Jeda Retreat Centre. Check-in is anytime after 3 pm.

Pricing Per Person


Cost includes 6 nights of accommodation at the beautiful Jeda Retreat Centre, 3 delicious vegetarian meals served 3 times daily, plus the complete yoga, meditation, and awareness program

Triple occupancy with ensuite - €1370

Double Occupancy with ensuite - €1620

Single Occupancy with ensuite - €1970

To secure your spot a non-refundable deposit of €350 is required.


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You can secure your spot immediately be selecting to pay your deposit or full amount. Accepted payments include credit/debit cards, iDeal and Klarna (online bank transfer for specific countries)​

Book and Pay by Bank Transfer

You can also choose to pay via bank transfer. If you want to book via this option please fill out our registration form.

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About Esther Ekhart & Tracey Cook