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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.

  • Trip dates:9th to 23rd June 2013

  • Fly to:Denpasar Airport, Bali

  • Currency:Indonesian Rupiah

  • Time Zone:8hrs ahead of GMT

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  • Contact:emma@persoots.com

Soulful Awakenings - A Journey into Bali 2013

Ever wondered if there is more to this life... sensing beyond any logical reasoning that there is. Ever felt that there is something bigger than us; a greater purpose?

In June 2013 you are invited on a magical mystery journey to explore the inner sanctum of the Balinese culture. This is a healing journey like no other, which will provide opportunity to explore these very questions and much more. Upon Bali, under the guidance of my dear friend Ken Ballard we will step into a world where through ritual, dance and spirit we are able to experience an essence of self and the wider collective.

Ken first moved to Bali in 1976 and has been facilitating trips to SE Asia since 1986. This will be my third journey into this unique culture and what I have experienced has blown my world wide open. My life and the lives of those I have been fortunate enough to witness have, and continue to be transformed by the experience.

The Indonesian island of Bali has a long tradition of Bali Usada, also known as Balinese traditional healing. Here the world unfolds as Niskala/Sekala, Niskala being the inner. In traditional Balinese healing, both of these elements need to be addressed in order to truly heal. Here it is believed that the outer comes into creation from the inner world, 'as above, so below, as within so without'.

Bali is a sacred land where the energy is strong and the veil, thin. At revered sites, immersed in culture we seek her authentic power to hold and facilitate us as we transform and are transformed. With intention, love, and laughter we dance with and are danced by some of the most exquisite, potent energy matrixes.

Upon the volcanic soils draped in warmth we will take time to explore ourselves; reveal ourselves and thus provide ourselves and each other with the necessary space, nutrients and support needed to unfold like the lotus, in absolute beauty.

'Satsang' is a Sanskrit word that literally means 'meeting in truth'. Be under no illusion this is not an Eat, Pray & Love journey that so many are being drawn to. What this is however is depth work for those actively cultivating self-awareness; for those who are seasoned spirit & sky walkers. Meeting in truth takes courage, a desire to face those hidden aspects that so many deny; to walk with our hands and hearts open, our souls exposed as we step into a void of great uncertainty. Upon Bali we offer ourselves, simply as we are.

So my friends, it is with an open heart that I invite you to throw caution to the wind and step once more into a place deep within that is yet to be discovered.

This trip is suitable for anyone who has a curious mind, open heart and desire to explore the realms of a beyond logic experience. It brings our attention back to the ways in which we can live more fully and deeply, addressing what it means to unlock our own unique potential.

For those working in the therapeutic, healing & development fields (self and/or other) this is a fantastic opportunity to cultivate and nurture self-care. Not only do we work with some of Bali's finest indigenous healers but the soul is nourished by our cross-cultural interactions, great accommodation, divine food and pristine locales.

The 2013 trip is set to coincide with both the Shiva and Buddha full moons. If you are interested in joining this journey and require further information, then please feel free to contact me directly on emma@persoots.com. Prices and itinerary available on request.


"If you can only ever make one life changing journey in your life make sure its this one. What an incredible journey. There was magic, wonder; healing. I went out after months of medical treatment and I came back a completely different person, everyone has been commenting on the difference. I wouldn't have missed it for the world. Truly spiritually uplifting, I felt loved and cherished throughout. Ken's choice of accommodation is outstanding, the food incredible; a paradise found. Oh and don't forget the Sacred shopping, there's also time to do that!" Bronia Sandell, England

"My trip to Bali was fantastic. The whole trip was organized well, everything was made easy and taken care of professionally, still leaving room for events to naturally unfold when needed. There was good balance between the experiences and sometimes well needed rest and integration. The small size of the group ensured that everyone got to know each other well, I felt like I was travelling with friends rather than a group. The healers we worked with are just wonderful; loving, gentle and powerful at the same time. I felt like I was a part of the community rather than an outsider looking in. I would recommend this trip wholeheartedly to anyone and hope to return to Bali soon." Taina Alakulppi, Finland