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  • About:Bali has a long tradition of Bali Usada, also known as Balinese traditional healing. The Balinese live equally in two worlds: the seen or conscious world called sekala, and the unseen or psychic world, called niskala. In traditional Balinese healing, both of these elements need to be addressed in order to truly heal.

  • What to expect:The experience will be very public. The healer may make magic, create fire, use mudras, draw patterns on your body, spit wads of chewed herbs on your skin, apply scented oils, poke you with sharp sticks and/or give you a deep tissue massage or manipulation.

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Discovering Ritual, Dance & Spirit - Bali

Day 1 - 01/11/11

As the plane rose from Heathrow my excitement grew, like a child on the eve of Christmas I couldn't wait...

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Day 2 - 02/11/11

As the plane glided into Denpasar airport I was gifted a most spectacular view of the coastline. To my surprise Bali airport was...

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Day 3 - 03/11/11

Whilst we ate breakfast the ocean waves crashed and slurped against the rocks; in and out; pushing and pulling.

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Day 4 - 04/11/11

Up early to watch the sun rise above the calm waters before heading out for a walk with Joanne. As we walked the volcanic shoreline...

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Day 5 - 05/11/11

Both Paula & I reckon there might have been an earthquake last night; either that or we're both suffering from delayed jet lag.

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Day 6 - 06/11/11

Up early to go to our bathing ceremony at the sacred fountains. Dress etiquette for today was full temple wear; sarong & white blouse.

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Day 7 - 07/11/11

Up for breakfast and then Bpae and Samphos took us to Yoda's house to meet the rest of the group (as they were receiving their diagnoses).

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Day 8 - 08/02/11

We visited the mask maker/dancer Anom this morning. Each of his fine masks were crafted out of wood before being lacquered with 40 coats of paint.

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Day 9 - 09/11/11

Up and out to Ibu's house this morning. As we entered the ashram she took us into the back room where we were shown various images of...

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Day 10 - 10/11/11

The morning of the Shiva full moon had arrived and as we sat awaiting our lunch there was an almighty crash. A large tree next...

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Day 11 - 11/11/11

Today we made our way to Pemutaran on the Northern shore of Bali, driving directly passed the volcano. As we headed up and passed...

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Day 12 - 12/11/11

My night was spent tormented by intense dreams, as far as I can recall the themes were support, death and holding on.

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Day 13 - 13/11/11

Up to go snorkelling in the Java Sea this morning off Menjangan Island. The spot was breathtaking the sea a spectrum of...

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Day 14 - 14/11/11

After breakfast we took a walk down the beach to release a young turtle which had been caught in a Javanese fishing net.

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Day 15 - 15/11/11

After breakfast we made our way to Yoda's family home in the countryside. We walked through woodland and across...

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Day 16 - 16/11/11

Up early this morning to drive to the docking port before taking the 40min boat journey to Nusa Penida Island.

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Day 17 - 17/11/11

Up for Yoga practice this morning though still feeling a little out of sorts, plus I seem to have lost my desire to talk.

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Day 18 - 18/11/11

Up and out to the ashram of the Oracle Priestess this morning; the weather was certainly somewhat different to our last visit here.

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Day 19 - 19/11/11

After bidding farewell to Ken and Lisa we headed into Ubud, stopping off in Bali Boudha to pick up some snacks for Borneo.

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