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Bali – Yoga & Pilates In Tropical Paradise

Retreat details

Canggu, Bali, Indonesia
7 – 14 September 2019
Valentina Parmigiani and Jo Dombernowsky
From 1250 EUR
Escape to paradise and discover a new depth to your practice on this retreat of a lifetime!
Imagine yourself waking in a luxury room, adorned with authentic Balinese furnishings. The sweet smell of insense merging with the scent of tropical flowers. This is the start of another blissful, tropical day in Bali.

Your class takes place in an open air studio, surrounded by lush gardens of this tropical Utopia. This is your time to immerse in your practice, feel energised, alive and ready to learn, play, laugh and grow with likeminded souls.

This is paradise, this is fun, this is your moment to awaken the spark present within.

What to expect:

Join our teachers Valentina and Jo for the Azulfit experience, enhanced by this perfect blend of traditional Balinese culture and modern luxury.

By the end of the week you will feel recharged, invigorated and empowered.

  • You will feel supported, guided & challenged to elevate your practice
  • You will feel confident and rejuvenated
  • You will learn to listen to your body & understand what it needs (whether to push, rest, recharge)
  • Discover new breath techniques to bring energy & clarity to your life
  • Immerse yourself in your practice. (Choose yoga, Pilates or both)
  • Feel healthier,  stronger, toned, more flexible
  • Ignite your fire & passion for life
  • Meet like minded friends
  • Explore Bali & vibrant Canggu

Class schedule

In addition to our action packed class schedule with expert teachers Jo and Valentina, you are welcome to do classes on the Desa Seni open class program from their lovely Sunrise Flow to yin Restorative to the Master class for more advanced practitioners, it's all on hand for you to explore!

Morning Afternoon
Saturday Arrivals Welcome and gentle session w Valentina
Sunday Pilates w Jo Yin Yoga w Valentina
Monday Yoga, Pranayama &  Meditation w Valentina Pilates & Breath workshop w Jo
Tuesday Pilates w Jo

Pilates Q&A

Jivamukti Open Class w Valentina
Wednesday Pilates w Jo Rest Afternoon
Thursday Yoga, Pranayama & Meditation w Valetnina  Heart Openers and Back Bends w Valentina
Friday Pilates w Jo Yoga and Mantra Chanting
Saturday Breakfast followed by goodbyes Departures

This retreat week will help you deepen your practice with two leading expert teachers dedicated to supporting you and your growth. Set in a retreat village paradise this is an experience of a lifetime, a chance to immerse in your practice, eat delicious vegetarian cuisine and luscious exotic fruit and be utterly at peace.

About the instructors

Valentina Parmigiani

Valentina Vinyasa KramaValentina is an experienced, caring and inspiring teacher. She started her yoga practice in 2005 and after few years she travelled through India to learn classical Hatha yoga techniques. In 2012 she started to practice Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga and since then she has maintained a steady daily self practice. During these years of travel she has studied  yoga philosophy extensively and has practiced and studied with senior teachers Matthew Sweeney, Mark Robberds, Sharon Gannon and David Life. She has developed her own way to transmit to her students what she has learned in her yoga journey.  She is a certified Jivamukti yoga teacher, and Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga teacher.
Focused on women's empowerment and animal liberation, Valentina believes in compassion in action and freedom for all beings.

Jo Dombernowsky

Jo is an advanced practitioner and inspiring Pilates teacher. Her classes focus strongly on understanding correct form, body awareness and body synergy, giving students the understanding and skill to progress in their Pilates safely and quickly.

Jo’s passion for fitness and overall wellbeing shine through in all that she does, and we are delighted to have her as part of the team.


Desa Seni is located in a beautiful Canggu.

Between classes there is plenty to do. Enjoy all the luxuries of the incredible retreat facilities - take a dip in saltwater pool or enjoy a traditional Balinese therapy.

Visit one of the local beaches or nearby temples, or visit the local market in the nearby town to experience all the sights and sounds of Bali!

There’s lots to do and you will have plenty of free time to just relax with a book or get active and explore – the choice is yours!

Rooms and Prices

There are single private rooms available, double rooms and triple rooms.

All rooms are of an extremely high standard, formerly classical wooden Indonesian homes imported from all over Bali to make an artistic Village resort.

The Shared Houses have 2 private bedrooms and 2 private bathrooms. The common space is a shared living room with wonderful outdoor spaces. These houses have lovely views of the tropical lush gardens. You will have private use of one bedroom and bathroom and share the common space with another person.

Prices are 1250 EUR for a shared room in the shared house or 1750 EUR for a private room in a shared house.

The Village Houses have 1 bedroom with a king bed only, and a private bathroom with rain shower. Great old charm and comfort, furnished with antique art objects and furniture. A beautiful front porch offers views of our organic farming, surrounded by beautiful gardens.

Prices are 1825 EUR for a private room in a village house. Also available for couples or friends who will share a king bed; please enquire for shared rate.

The Deluxe Houses have 1 bedroom which can be set with a king bed or two single beds. There is a spacious bathroom with rain shower as well as a sitting area and desk. The large front porch offers wonderful views of our organic vegetable gardens and tropical gardens.

Prices are 1350 EUR for a shared room in the deluxe house or 1875 EUR for a private room in a deluxe house.

Triple room options available, please enquire for rates.


After each morning session, enjoy delicious and filling breakfast/ brunch prepared and served with love by the Desa Seni team.

We offer six inclusive evening meals in your week to energise, revitalise and nourish, for a delicious, balancing week. A great chance to detox from the normal day to day diet and to enjoy the delicious retreat food, and also spend time with like minded guests. Delish!

Massage, beauty & complementary therapies

Restore and revitalise body, mind and soul with the incredible blend of Eastern and Western therapies available to you at Desa Seni. From Deep Tissue to Hot Stone massage, their extensive massage options will leave you fully relaxed and floating! Enjoy one of the Polish rituals, like the Javanese Lulur Body Scrub for deep purification and rejuvenation. Heavenly.


What's included:

  • Seven nights accommodation
  • All classes (2 x daily w one rest afternoon midweek)
  • Daily brunches and six delicious vegetarian evening meals
  • All equipment (mats, belts, etc.)

The cost of the course starts at 1250 euros for a shared room (shared Village house) and 1750 euros for a private room (shared village house). 


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