A Day Of Transformation
The newly opened REVIVO Wellness Resort introduces “mind immersion day”, a program to help you find your balance...
Perched in a peaceful village in southern Bali, REVIVO Wellness Resort truly lives up to its name by providing a distinctive activity that aims to help their guests revive their lives. So, if deadlines and other responsibilities have made you forget to “feed” your own body and soul, joining “Mind Immersions” – the resort’s holistic self-healing and wellness program – should be on your bucket list. Interested? Come with me as I joined the “Mind Immersion Day” on a beautiful weekend.
It was a serene Saturday morning when I walked towards the resort’s lobby from the parking lot. A line of tall trees stood as far as my eyes could see, and I could hear almost nothing but the sound of fallen dried leaves being raked.
As I entered the lobby, I was greeted by warm friendly smiles. And as soon as I walked further into the resort, I found myself surrounded by a calming ambiance. A lush garden and luxurious private villas were surrounding a swimming pool that became the vocal point. One of the staff then took me on a short tour to see the whole resort. With a glass of fresh cucumber juice as a welcome drink in my hands, I took a look around and believed that I was about to embark on a life changing weekend.
I finally arrived at the room where the meditation class took place, just in time before the lesson started. Guided by a professional meditator, this class taught me and other participants to simply sit still and focus on our inner-selves. It was not easy, but I felt better already just by trying to meditate. I suddenly realized how long it has been since I last spent time for myself and looked deep into my mind and heart. For the past couple of months, I have been letting my mind be consumed with anxiety, worrying about the future.
At the end of the class, our guru shared how significantly amazing his life has been since he dedicated his life to meditation. His words and the overall experience itself helped me recognize that meditation is an essential tool in our daily lives to help us go back to ourselves and interact with the Creator.
The 60-minute meditation class was followed by a reviving lunch at the NUTRIO restaurant. Participants were encouraged to have a mindful meal, so I opted for a fresh salad bowl filled with organic vegetables that were handpicked from the resort’s own garden for my appetizer. The main course was just as healthy and delicious; a plate of Yellow Fin fish served with unripe papaya salad. My lunch was even more amazing as it ended with a healthy dessert.
Balance Through Yoga
After a mindful lunch, the “Mind Immersion Day” continued on with the next class; the Iyengar Yoga class. This is the class that I most anticipated as I always feel that my mind, body and soul are balanced after a Yoga session. I was beyond excited when I walked into the room, and even more enthusiastic as I met with Kathy, the Yoga guru.
Kathy has been traveling around the world for years to teach Yoga – she even once enhanced her skills in the heart of Yoga, India. Before the class began, Kathy asked about what I expected from her class, so I told her about my upper and lower back conditions and asked her how to overcome those problems. Kathy then taught me some Yoga movements that were effective in soothing my tensed back muscles. When I gave it a try, I could feel these movements start to ease the pain – indeed, the 60-minute Iyengar Yoga is another life-changing exercise.
It was almost 4 p.m. when the Yoga session was done, yet the “Mind Immersion Day” was not over. It was time for me to get pampered with a relaxing spa treatment at REMISSIO. It was only right that the day ended with a 60-minute Balinese Massage with the use of energizing essential oil with citrusy aroma – I think it was the perfect choice to recharge my energy before I returned to reality after a day full of mindful activities.
REVIVO Wellness Resort
Jalan Desa Sawangan, Kelurahan Benoa, Badung
The “Mind Immersions” program is available in two choices – “Mind Immersion Day” on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and “Mind Immersion Weekend” which offers a two-day stay, starting from Saturday at 10 a.m. to Sunday at 12 p.m. Keep your eyes and ears open for the next “Mind Immersions” and reserve your place. Check out the above website for more details.
By Wiwin Wirwidya
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