7 Days Empowering Yoga and Natural Horsemanship Retreat in Central Java, Indonesia

Indonesia Yoga Retreat

This is a very unique, empowering retreat for yoga and horse lovers. This retreat will balance your mind, body, and soul as you immerse yourself in the healing powers of yoga and horse work. Horses are both powerful and gentle. They are magnificent creatures that tend to mirror our own state of being. Therefore, working with horses is tremendously empowering and mind-opening. You do not have to be able to ride or have practiced yoga before. We just want you to have an open mind and a love of the outdoors to enjoy this beautiful empowering experience.

Highlights

  • Daily yoga classes
  • Half or full day trail ride
  • Guided meditation practice
  • Groundwork sessions with the horses
  • Horse yoga and massage sessions
  • 6 nights accommodation
  • Daily delicious meals

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate

Styles


6 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: Dutch, Indonesian, English
The maximum participants in the group is 7

Airport transfer available:
Achmad Yani Airport (US$25 per person)

Airport transfer available:
Adi Sumarmo Wiryokusumo Airport (US$25 per person)

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Accommodation

Facilities

  • Hot spring
  • Barbeque facilities
  • Café
  • Dining area
  • Garden
  • Kitchen
  • Meditation garden
  • Restaurant
  • Special menu request
  • Terrace
  • Yoga deck
  • Yoga shala
  • ATM / banking
  • Convenience / grocery store
  • Free bicycle
  • Free parking
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Ironing / ironing board
  • Tour assistance

The guesthouse is a renovated original Javanese family house in an authentic small village. Cozy, friendly, familiar. Clean, homely are how its been described by our other guests. It has 4 Double Rooms which all have luxury double beds. We welcome partners to join us , or you can have a fabulous double bed just for you.

5 minutes around the corner you find yourself in beautiful green rice fields, with awesome views of both Mt Merapi and Mt Merbabu in the distance.

Program

At the location Havana Horses, Havana Yoga has created a unique retreat that combines human yoga with horse yoga (straightness training). You will enjoy two yoga classes per day and an introduction into horse yoga, groundwork with the horses, and learning the secrets of natural horsemanship. Depending on your experience with horses and riding, you can also enjoy day trail rides in the surrounding Javanese villages.

A typical day

  • 07:00 Morning Hatha yoga
  • 08:30 Breakfast
  • 10:00 Groundwork with horses
  • 12:30 Lunch
  • 14:00 Trail riding
  • 17:00 Hatha or Yin yoga class
  • 19:00 Dinner
  • 20:30 Optional evening guided meditation

Included excursions

A full day trip to the nearby Prambanan temple complex. This complex is a one-hour drive from Havana Yoga and is surrounded by other temples too. This is a wonderful day out and includes a stop for some delicious lunch. Their personal favorite is a sunrise trip to the nearby world famous Borobudur Temple.

Borobudur being the largest Buddhist temple in the world is only 40 minutes by car from Havana Yoga. Afterward, you can relax in the Borobudur complex and return home or can also add on a cycling tour of the area. Tours to the famous Merapi and Merbabu volcanoes in the area and they can arrange guided hillwalking tours if this takes your fancy.

Instructors

Mhairi Kennedy
Mhairi is a newly qualified Yoga instructor and has been a Yoga Student for over 10 years. She enjoys teaching multiple styles of Yoga and specialises in Hatha, Yin and Chakara Yoga styles. Mhairi is also a qualified Swedish Massage therapist of 8 years and a Reiki Master Therapist and she brings these skill to her teachings where possible.

Location

Boyolali District is a very picturesque part of Central Java. Its surrounded by rice fields and you can see Mount Merapi Volcano and Mount Merbabu from the nearby fields. We are 50 kilometers from Prambanan Temple Complex and 60 kilometers from the lovely city of Yogyakarta. To the west, we are 30 kilometers from Borobudur Temple Complex (the biggest Buddhist Temple in the world) and 15 kilometers to both Merapi and Merbabu where there are ample hillwalking or climbing paths and walkways for you to reach the Summit.

The village has a small supermarket and some very nice Warung's (local restaurants). The neighbor is a Toufu farmer and they have lots of woodworking places to visit to really see what the locals can produce.

Features

Activities

  • Cycling
  • Horse riding
  • Hot spring
  • Mountain biking
  • Reiki

General

  • Balcony
  • Garden
  • Kitchen
  • Lounge
  • Meditation garden
  • Multilingual staff
  • Smoke-free property
  • Special menu request
  • Yoga deck
  • Yoga shala
  • Yoga studio
  • Patio

Services

  • Free bicycle
  • Free bottled water
  • Free parking
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Internet access
  • Laundry
  • Library
  • Local market
  • Tour assistance

Food

All meals are included in the package. All our meals are prepared fresh each day and can be tailored to your requirements. We offer Vegetarian and Vegan options at every meal. Please let us know if you have any specific requirements.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Snacks

The following drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Coffee
  • Tea

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegetarian
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

A full day trip to the nearby Prambanan temple complex. This complex is a one-hour drive from Havana Yoga and is surrounded by other temples too. This is a wonderful day out and includes a stop for some delicious lunch. Their personal favorite is a sunrise trip to the nearby world famous Borobudur Temple.

Borobudur being the largest Buddhist temple in the world is only 40 minutes by car from Havana Yoga. Afterward, you can relax in the Borobudur complex and return home or can also add on a cycling tour of the area. Tours to the famous Merapi and Merbabu volcanoes in the area and they can arrange guided hillwalking tours if this takes your fancy.

What's included

  • 6 nights accommodation
  • Delicious breakfasts, lunches, and dinners
  • 2 90-minute yoga classes per day with some beautiful guided meditations
  • Introduction to horse yoga (straightness training)
  • Introduction to groundwork sessions with the horses
  • Introduction to horse massage
  • Introduction to natural horsemanship and its secrets
  • Half or full day trail ride depending on experience with a chance to take a dip in the local natural springs afterward to cool down

What's not included

  • A full day trip to the nearby Prambanan temple complex
  • A sunrise trip to the nearby world famous Borobudur Temple
  • A cycling tour of the area
  • Tours to the famous Merapi and Merbabu Volcanoes
  • Guided hillwalking tours
  • Transport from and to the airport
  • Flights

How to get there

There are 2 airports very close to us but we prefer to use Solo (SOC) which is 1-hour drive from us, there is also Semarang Airport (SRG) which is around 2 hours drive (depending on traffic). Both Airports are 1-hour transfer from Jakarta International (Soekarno-Hatta International) Airport.

We can arrange an airport transfer for you in both directions please let us know if this is required at the time of booking.

If you are driving we can send you a detailed map of the area at the time of booking.

Airport: Achmad Yani Airport Airport transfer available: Achmad Yani Airport (US$25 per person) Additional charges may apply. You can request this in the next step.
Airport: Adi Sumarmo Wiryokusumo Airport Airport transfer available: Adi Sumarmo Wiryokusumo Airport (US$25 per person) Additional charges may apply. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 50% of the total price.
  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 15 days before the arrival date.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.
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