Posts Tagged ‘eco retreat bali’

We hosted a 24 day yoga training retreat at Jiwa Damai organized by School Yoga Insitute, it was a most interesting and intense experience.

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About 30 young people training day after day, getting up at 6 am to Meditate, then doing their Yoga postures, getting lectures about anatomy and sutras and much more. Our kitchen was working high speed, providing the vegetarian cuisine and many smoothies and of course, fresh coconut juice.
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It was a pleasure to see so many young people learning and exploring themselves through this training.
They will be back next year and are very much welcome.

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Summer vacations are approaching and many people begin to wonder where to spend their free time.

How about a trip to the island of Bali ?

How about a stay at Jiwa Damai Retreat Center ?

We offer six spacious guest rooms with view into the gardens with their lush tropical vegetation. The rooms are beautifully decorated in a minimalist modern style and elegantly understated color schemes. Hand colored batiks, stone carvings and furniture reflect the wealth of the local arts and crafts.

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One of our beautiful guest rooms

For nature lovers we offer accommodation in one of our three Balinese Lumbungs. These are traditional Balinese houses made of wood and bamboo. They offer rural comfort and are equipped with a private bathroom.

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Filled with natural spring water, our pool offers a refreshing swimming experience. Relax in the sun and cool down in the pool while you listen to the sounds of the teeming wildlife.

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For more information regarding packages and prices please visit our website:  www.jiwadamai.net

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… from our international friends.

Our two wonderful volunteers, Laia from Spain Catalan, and Aitor form Equator are engaging in garden work, using the Balinese sickles to clean an area from Tapioka.

Tapioka is eaten as a vegetable, prepared with grated coconut meat.

Thank you for your contribution to Jiwa Damai!

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Earth Day 2013 on April 21st was a wonderful event, which was made possible through the cooperation of Jiwa Damai and Indonesia Organic.
All in all we counted about 400 visitors to Jiwa Damai, enjoying the various presentations, vendors, games and activities.

The entrance to Jiwa Damai was decorated with posters reflecting our sad state of taking care of the environment.

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The booths and activities you entered after the entrance were supposed to show answers to the problems.

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In the south building we were showing presentations covering issues from biogas production to meditation.

The meditation area was the place for music and dance performances.

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Traditional dance

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Visitors watching the dance performance

In addition to the music and dance, we had artists and painters creating and exhibiting their work.

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Furthermore we had games for the children, and also the snake man who was playing with different snakes, animating our visitors to touch them as well.

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The organization of Earth Day was made possible through the cooperation of Jiwa Damai and Indonesia Organic.
We were supported by over 60 students from a nearby school, helping  us for days to set up, decorate and organize this special event.

MATUR SUKSMA !

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This is a pretty awesome shot of our beautiful Balinese dog Salju.

Salju translates to snowflake 😉

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Picture by lavida rose www.lavidarose.com

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From Febuary 24th to March 12th we held our first Permaculture Design Certification Course at Jiwa Damai.
The group consisted of 30 participants coming from India, Australia, USA, Germany, Austria and Bali.

The internationally renowned teachers Rico Zook and Jeremiah Kidd did a great job in teaching the class.

One part of the PCD course was theoretical learning in the ‘classroom’.
Here the participants are introduced to the various flows in nature.

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The other part was practical hands-on-experience in the organic garden.
Here our group is learning to measure the PH content of the soil.

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During the 16 days course the participants were instructed to create IMO, indigenous microorganisms, using bamboo, cooked rice and sugar. This mixture needs to ferment for 4 days and then this fungus can be used to fertilize compost to create a larger stock.

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These are some hand-made measurement instruments to properly measure size and topography of a land.

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In our organic garden we have several cacao trees. This cacao fruit is not ripe yet…

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When ripe, the skin of the fruit turns a more orange color.

This is a fresh cacao fruit, picked right off the tree.

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Picture by lavida rose www.lavidarose.com

After harvesting, we dry the fresh beans. The essence of chocolate are contained in these air dried beans, picked fresh from our organic garden. Packed with very important minerals such as magnesium and iron, the health benefits of raw cacao are immense.

Enjoy them on their own or ground with a little brown sugar, they are a perfect addition to any dessert.

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