Relax and rejuvenate with your students on a beautiful tiny little island, not far from Bali, called Gili Air. On this eco- island, no motorized vehicles are allowed. Enjoy the peace and quiet of an island that is free of traffic. Allow yourself to lift your spirits, and rejuvenate both body and soul. This getaway includes detox, yoga and a healthy menu for your radiant comeback.
Enjoy our delicious raw food meals and juices, join us for an optional semi- fast, sweat out your toxins and activate the purifying functions of your body. All this takes place at Slow Villas & Spa, a private pool villa complex, where people come to slow down and re- think their speed of life.
LODGING: Slow Villas
10 contemporary luxury villas – Balinese conception, built in the middle of a beautiful island, GILI AIR, not far from Bali. Slow is a concept, based on the slow spirit (slow cooking, slow moving, slow stretching), a unique way to get back sense of the essential value of life.
Each room offers the same comfort: one or two bedroom villas with terrace, swimming pool, kitchenette and office space, comfortable sunbeds, lovely coconut garden.
Particular care to the quality of the beddings, the home stylist Valérie Barkowski has added her touch of originality with a predominant colour selection of orange, grey, red, green, bordeaux or black. Choose your holiday colour!
LOCATION: Gili Air
The Gili Islands consists of three islands: Gili Trawangan, Gili Meno and Gili Air. Located between Lombok and Bali, Gili Air is the closest to Lombok.
As soon as you set foot on Gili Air, you’ll feel your body and soul fill up with an extreme sensation of relaxation, you’ll naturally slow down, it’s the magic of Gili Air.
On this eco island, there is no cars, no motorbikes. The only way to go around is by foot, by bicycle or by Gili taxis (horse and cart).
You can walk around the island in an hour and a half, with your feet in the sand, collecting shells. It will leave you with a total form of freedom.
Time stops on Gili Air, life becomes a smooth sailing and it’s the perfect place to take care of yourself. Another rhythm, another flow, this peaceful island invites to meditation, wellness and happiness: a suitable place for a retreat.
PACHAMAMA ORGANIC CAFÉ
We are what we eat. Today a healthy diet is all too often forgotten. Our partner Pachamama Organic Café will prepare for you a healthy menu combination of fresh ingredients, organic, raw foods and juices. Combined with a fusion of Indonesian cuisine by Slow’s home cook. You will detox and discover the flavours of Indonesia. We have prepared for you a delicious and healthy menu. You will also receive one menu card a day to take home.
At Pachamama, they are all about fresh, delicious and nourishing food: their sauces, peanut butter, nut milk and yogurt are made in house, as their kombucha, and water kefir lovingly brewed in-house too. They source their fresh products from local and organic farms when possible and they use natural and organic dry goods. They cook using coconut oil and they use extra virgin olive oil and pure sesame oil for salad dressings. Their sweeties are raw, gluten-free and use organic cold pressed coconut oil and organic cacao butter. Furthermore, all meals are free from palm oil , free from MSG and are low salt.
Designed by the architect Christian Lechien, the spa at Slow Villas adds a wellness appetite to the villa complex, which is essentially designed for you to recharge and fully relax: three massage rooms, a bath for relaxation and a pilates/yoga studio.
The SlowSpa’s architecture is inspired by the round curves of the island, making you think of a bamboo cathedral. The central window adds air and light to the whole ensemble with gentle curves. The peaceful feeling and the silence are supporting the architecture that’s built around the natural elements, thus recalling Slow’s philosophy.
The treatments: massages, facials, treatments for hands and feet, and therapy through movements, respond to our belief at Slow in relation to wellness. For SlowSpa’s signature treatments we use products that are natural and alive,
especially fresh aloe vera cultivated on-site.
© Serge Anton
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BLUE MARINE DIVE
Discover the relaxing underwater life of Gili Air by diving in the blue crystal water with our partner Blue Marine Dive. Beginner or already certified, experience the bubbles of happiness!
Watch the Blue Marine Dive video clip:
Julie travelled around the world for almost 7 years, as a scuba instructor, to stop in Gili Air. Julie felt Gili Air was the perfect place to host retreats. She is a Pilates and Zumba instructor and is passionate by wellness travel. She will help you discover the magic of this island that seduced her. She will share with you the most amazing sunrise of the
life, during a morning jogging or a SUP sunrise paddle session. Julie is convinced that Gili Air is the ideal place to recharge, slow down and she would like to share this with you.
She and her partners believe Slow Villas & Spa to be more than just some accommodation on the island. It’s a place where people truly feel at home, combined with the natural magic. Zen feeling and friendly welcoming locals of Gili Air. It creates a natural Home away from Home feeling.
Julie is proud to be an eco-warrior. For every traveler, 1€ is donated to “Soraya Foundation”, a local NGO. She organizes weekly beach clean-up in Gili Air to keep the island clean. She has made Slow Villas into a NO single-use plastic zone and continues to encourage the locals to understand the importance of re-using. She supports local NGO’s such as “Gili sharks Conservation” and “Gili Eco Trust” or “The Peduli Anak Foundation”. She also organizes, together with other partners, a yearly fundraising circus show at the local school for the kids of Gili Air.
Our goal is to create with you this retreat according to your needs and wishes. Just pick-up in this list below the services and activities you want to book for your students.
Follow the steps from 1 to 5 to calculate your retreat cost per student.
Everything can be changed and tailored, please contact Julie to customize with her your own style retreat.
All these prices are per person.
STEP 1 – LODGING AND TRANSFERS:
STEP 2 – CHOOSE THE HEALTHY MENUS:
STEP 3 – CHOOSE THE ACTIVITIES:
The island offers a range of activities. Gili Air is the ideal place for a private snorkelling trip amongst Gili Air’s turtles, scuba diving amid Gili’s currents, surf Bonkas reef near the harbour, horse riding, wake boarding, fishing, spear fishing, Indonesian cooking classes, SUP (stand up paddle boarding), SUP Yoga, several types of yoga, acro
yoga, yin yoga, hatha yoga, fly high yoga, meditation, cycling, island hopping, magical sunsets, dolphin watching, …
Our team of Gili Travel Agency will help you book any activities around the Gili’s with pleasure to tailor your retreat to your wishes. Every villa has its villa directory filled with ideas and activities that you and all your guests can do around the Gili’s and book on location.
Want to read more about what to do in Gili?
Check the following links and start planning your retreat today!
STEP 4 – ADD YOUR FEES AS INSTRUCTOR:
Add your instructor fees per student.
STEP 5 – ADD TRAVEL AGENT FEES:
Travel agent fees, administration cost, tax and service: + 21%.
INFORMATION FOR THE INSTRUCTOR
The instructors’/retreat coordinators’ fees, communicated to the GiliTA team, will be added to the retreat cost and divided by the number of participants (min.6/7 participants; max. 12p).
Airport 1: Bali
Ngurah Rai International airport.
Airport pick-up: Private driver + Public Fast boat (+/- 4H)
(Plane arrival day before 11AM, departure day after 4PM. The last boat to leave Padangbai for Gili Air leaves at 1PM. Latest pick-up time from the airport for direct transfer is 11AM. The earliest drop- off at the airport is at 1PM.)
Airport 2: Lombok
Lombok International airport.
Airport pick-up: Private driver + Private speed boat (+/- 2H)
(Airport pick-up and drop off possible at anytime of the day.)
8 one- bedroom villas (2p), with a private pool (3 villas can be twin share)
1 two-bedroom villa (4p), rooms facing each other, shared kitchen and shared swimming pool).
Total 10 rooms.
Villa 1: Double / Single occupancy (double bed)
Villa 2: Double / Single occupancy (double bed)(For Retreat coordinator/instructor)
Villa 3: Double / Single occupancy / Twin (double/ twin bed)
Villa 4: Double / Single occupancy / Twin (double/ twin bed)
Villa 5: Double / Single occupancy (double bed)
Villa 6: Double / Single occupancy (double bed)
Villa 7: Double / Single occupancy (double bed)
Villa 8 – 10: 2- bedroom villa
Room 1: Double / Single occupancy (double bed)
Room 2: Double / Single occupancy / Twin (double/ twin bed)
Villa 9: Double / Single occupancy (double bed)
SLOW RETREATS COMMUNITY
Slow down, recharge and rejuvenate. Excusive luxury retreats connecting excellent instructors with unique locations.
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For more info about our retreat locations in India or Sri Lanka, or for other retreat propositions in Bali, contact Julie directly on AskJulie@GiliTA.com
We remain available to discuss eventual changes.
Contact me by Skype (Juthonnard1), WhatsApp (+62 819 996 01058) or mail (AskJulie@GiliTA.com.) Everything can be changed, and tailored to your needs and wishes.
Looking forward to welcome you in Gili Air.
Julie Thonnard – Co- founder at Gili Travel Agency, Slow Villas & Spa and Slow Retreats.