magic and intrigue in bali
“Travel far enough, you meet yourself.”
“You can’t find happiness at the end of your journey if you didn’t bring it with you all along.”
As a dedicated student and teacher of the flow and a devoted wanderer, Abbé offers to you an empowering yoga and travel experience.
Abbe's retreats are specifically designed to take you deeper into your practice, to peel away the layers of doubt and self-limiting behavior. Her classes and workshops inspire strength, growth and presence, all the while fostering a joyful environment where students can playfully discover their evolutionary edge on and off the mat. During your travels with Abbe you will explore the universal concepts of alignment and effort in the body and mind- the big ideas of how to move better, practice confidently and live consciously.
Expect to flow, move, dance, laugh and most importantly, dive deeply into yourself. Abbe’s life is built around growth, and that is what she will inspire in you.
Abbé is a 200YRT Vinyasa Yoga, 500YRT with world-renowned Radiantly Alive. She has completed both her level one and advanced Thai Bodywork Certification at Rolf Bodyworks and certified in Animal Flow quadrupedal and ground-based movement with the National Academy of Sports Medicine. Forever a student, Abbe has since expanded her studies with other great teachers such as Carlos Tao, Tom Myers, Shiva Rea, Noah Maze, Jason Crandall, Kino McGregor and many more.
As a yoga teacher, Mark is passionate about the art of hand balancing. His very first handstand was 8 years ago when he was living as a monk at a Shaolin Kung Fu monastery in China. For the past 5 years, Mark has been passionately teaching handstands to yoga practitioners in his home in Bali, as well as hosting retreats, trainings and workshops around the world.
With a focus on intelligent practice, Mark will help you distill the essential elements that make up a solid handstand and upside-down practice, While making friends with your inner monkey, you'll learn about shoulder anatomy, biomechanics, and what it takes to develop your capacity to balance on two hands- no matter your level of practice, age or backgrounds. From complete beginners to advance practitioners Mark has the unique ability to inspire the seemingly impossible from his students.
"I feel blessed I’ve been able to turn my three biggest passions into an actual job — handstands, traveling, and teaching." -Mark Das
Lucinda is a yoga teacher who fell in love with Bali in 2017. From what began as a short holiday, the following year she dedicated 5 months to immersing herself in self-expansion and appreciation, supported by the beauty of the Balinese Culture.
Captivated by the people, traditions, yoga and nature, Lucinda also discovered other creative healing ways, such as dancing and kirtan, which helped her find a deeper level of expression.
She has been living in Ubud for almost a year, loving and embracing teaching yoga at world-renowned Radiantly Alive in Bali, where Mark is also a teacher and where Abbe completed her Advanced Yoga Teacher Training.
Balancing a corporate career alongside personal wellness has been a major key to Natalie's survival in the fast-paced nature of London Life and inspired her love for returning to the mat to find a home within herself.
After relocating to Bali in 2018, she decided to dedicate herself to helping other ambitious individuals to not only empower their business minds, but also empower their yogi hearts to fully reap the benefits of a balanced lifestyle.
Natalie is also a certified in Reiki Massage and completed her Yoga Training at Radiantly Alive in Ubud, Bali.
“The #1 Yoga Retreat in Bali.”
Huffington Post, 2017
“One way to get the most out of life is to look upon it as an adventure.”
Arriving at the Retreat
Fly in/out of Ngurah Rai International Airport, also known as Denpasar International Airport (DPS), the main airport in Bali located 13 km south of Denpasar.
Check in starts at 3pm. Refreshments will be served upon arrival. The retreat officially begins with an opening circle and celebration at 6:30pm followed by our welcome dinner. You can arrive at the retreat centre as early as 3:00 pm to check in and get settled.
We arrange airport pick ups at no extra cost between 7am-7pm, we can arrange pick-up outside of this time upon request for an additional fee. We’ll collect your flight details so we can set up shared rides. Again, if you arrive outside of this arrival window or are coming from another place, we can still help you arrange transportation at an additional charge.
If you are arranging your own transport to Floating Leaf our address is:
Floating Leaf Retreat Center
Jl. Pantai Purnama No.42, Sukawati, Kec. Sukawati, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80581, Indonesia
Check out is at 11 am, so we suggest midday or evening flights out.
“A MAN PRACTICES THE ART OF ADVENTURE WHEN HE BREAKS THE CHAIN OF ROUTINE AND RENEWS HIS LIFE THROUGH TRAVELING TO NEW PLACES, MAKING NEW FRIEND AND ADOPTING NEW VIEWPOINTS.”
The beach towns of Bali:
The Monkey Forrest Sanctuary of Ubud:
The rice fields of Bali:
Ubud's Artisan Market: