Breathtaking Bali: An Inner Odyssey of Nutrition and Nurture

March 8 - 18th, 2020 at Desa Seni


Break free from the humdrum, and steep yourself in an experience sure to stir your senses. Join Tonya Papanikolov and I for a 10 day wellness retreat in Canggu, Bali. We’ll press pause, reconnect with our higher intelligences, and bask in the breathtaking beauty and ancient culture of Indonesia. 


Take a deep dive with us into the joy of caring - for our selves and our surroundings. Enjoy daily doses of insightful yoga, coupled with inspired workshops elucidating plant-based cuisine and nutrition. We will come together on sacred soil to commune, feast from the village’s gardens, and explore the landscapes and art of the land of the gods.

Price includes 10 days & 10 nights at Desa Seni in your chosen air-conditioned accommodation, 3 organic meals per day, daily yoga classes and wellness workshops, ceremonial offerings, group opening purifying ceremony, unlimited drinking water, in house tea & coffee, wireless internet, and transfers to/from Denpasar International Airport on March 8th & 18th.


Accommodation Options:

  1. Guesthouse for three, private bath, (1 King & 1 Twin, or 3 Twins): $2,375/person

  2. Guesthouse for two, private bath, (1 King or 2 Twins): $2,675/person

  3. Guesthouse for one, private  bath, (1 King): $3,495 single occupancy

Single travellers, please inquire if you’d like to be paired with a roommate.

Our time on retreat is a chance to reconnect with a sense of wonder - for the sheer beauty of being alive! We will joyfully activate the art of self-nurture through conscious attunement to the intelligent messages of our bodies.  Our tools to focus inward include a daily specialized yoga practice (Vinyasa, Yin or Restorative), and dialogues that bring conscientiousness and delight to the healing power of natural, delicious foods. We will activate the sacred through breath work, sound circles, meditation and ceremony. 

Opportunities for 1:1 consultations/private healing sessions with Tonya or Jaimée exist at additional cost.


7a – Open space for silent meditation 8-9:30a – Morning yoga w/ Jaimée 9:30-11a – Breakfast 11-12:30p - Free time 12:30-2p - Wellness workshop w/ Tonya 2-3:30p – Lunch 3:30-7p – Free time for healing sessions, market visits, excursions, and time at the pool 7-8:30p – Dinner 8:30p – Evening activity such as fire ceremony, dance, meditation, restorative, and breathwork


  • Opening group purifying ceremony

  • Nutrition workshops with Tonya in the gardens & yoga classes with Jaimée in the open air shala

  • Gourmet organic meals grown onsite

  • Talks about Balinese healing modalities with in-house healer, Pak Nyoman

  • Welcome wellness kit, packed with goodies

  • Journey through rice fields to the sacred Holy Water Temple


We will awaken in lush authentic beauty, just minutes from the shores of the Indian Ocean.

Our landing place is “Desa Seni” - a unique art village in the town of Canggu - showcasing culture, wisdom traditions, and artistry of the Indonesian archipelago.

The original antique wooden homes on the property have been restored and refurbished, accented with treasures from the many islands of Indonesia; inviting us to live amidst original artifacts and antiques reflecting true Indonesian culture and heritage.

All guesthouses include artisanal furnishings, a private bathroom, air conditioning, and inspiring outdoor space. Additional Desa Seni offerings include: daily yoga classes, a holistic wellness spa, and a farm-to-table restaurant:

To reserve your spot and for content related questions, contact Jaimée Horn

Your spot will be confirmed with a $600 USD non-refundable deposit payable to our travel partner and TICO representative: Cathy Wassermann from Vision Travel Inc (TICO# 50023504)

Email: Phone: (289) 344-0089 Cathy is also available to assist with flights and travel insurance.

We look forward to guiding you through this journey.


Tonya Papanikolov is a Holistic Nutritionist, educator and plant-based chef. She is the creative force behind The Well Woman and utilizes the power of plant food to nourish and elevate mind, body and spirit. Tonya educates on holistic wellness, adaptogens, mycotherapy (healing with medicinal mushrooms) and using food as medicine through one-on-one sessions, workshops, seminars, retreats and community-based culinary experiences.


Jaimée orchestrates an expansive & resonant space - where imagination can stretch and bodies feel enriched. Everything she knows how to be is shaped by her background in movement. Her classes weave thoughtful sequences with carefully curated playlists. She is here because she wants to participate in creating beauty, because movement delights and stirs what is stagnant; because connecting is a portal to joyful self-awareness. 


The Fine Print:

  • Payment in full due January 3rd, 2020.

  • Registration closes January 31st, 2020.

  • Transfers will only be arranged to & from Denpasar airport (DPS) on March 8 & 18

  • If booking a triple or double room and looking to share, the upgraded rate must be paid if a roommate is not found

What’s Not Included:

  • Airfare to/from Denpasar airport (DPS)

  • Travel Insurance (recommended)

  • Optional add-ons (spa services, day trips, surf lessons, 1:1 sessions w/ Tonya & Jaimée)

  • Alcoholic beverages

  • Gratuities

*Cancellations: Refunds will be given, minus the $600 non refundable deposit, anytime before December 15th, 2019. After December 15th 2019, there will be no refunds on cancellations.