Beautiful Bali 

Spirit Quest Tours and Brenda Powell

Enjoy Bali like a native and experience all the magnificence this little island has to offer. Then we will go BEYOND into new and exciting places that tourists never see.

See: A New Way To Be

Feel: A Culture that Lives from the Heart

Change: Your Life, and Our World

Morning Yoga will salute the sun, a beautiful way to start and awaken each day. Some practices will coincide with the rising sun to experience the true meaning of the surya namaskar (sun salutation) and a quiet period of reflection and meditation.

Spirit Quest Tours: Beautiful Bali Yoga Retreat Price includes accommodations, local Balinese guides, Spirit Quest’s own guides, transfers, most meals, meditations, and all the wonderful things Spirit Quest is famous for.

Day-by-Day Itinerary

Fly into Denpasar, Bali’s bustling capital. You’ll be met at the airport by one of our “Bali Family” and then taken (by private, air conditioned coach, of course) to Ubud, the beating spiritual heart of the island.

Day 1 In addition to a full-time local guide on all tours and private transfers, Brenda Powell, Spirit Quest’s partner, will be with you every step of the way: sharing unique insights, spiritual guidance, and of course, the wisdom and peace of yoga….

We’ll be staying at the stunning Komaneka Rasa Sayang in Ubud. Dinner is a short walk, as you are already in the center of Ubud, or dine in the gorgeous hotel restaurant which features fresh, local, macrobiotic cuisine.

This is where our journey of rejuvenation will begin: in this luxurious, blissful, oasis.

6 NIGHTS ACCOMMODATION AT THE KOMANEKA in UBUD. This hotel is in the very heart of the heart, right in the middle of the flavors and color of Ubud. Birds and flowers of all kinds surround you and you are only steps away from everything.

Your deluxe room features a marble bathroom and gorgeous views, as well as lots of amenities. The beds are swathed in the richest of fabrics. The rooms are huge, with plenty of space for luggage and seating. The whole hotel offers free WiFi, accessible in both your room and at the restaurant, as well as a macrobiotic, made to order BREAKFAST DAILY.

Day 2
MORNING GET TOGETHER Meet your fellow travelers, and your guides and teacher.

We’ll center in to our shared intention, connect with joy, and begin our practice of union: with our fellow travelers, with this remarkable island, with our place in the cosmos, and most importantly, with ourselves, with our deepest good and our highest purpose.

We’ll learn how the Balinese pray and worship, and be treated to insights about Balinese life, by our guides Hari and Yanta.

AFTERNOON SPA TREATMENT AT THE FAMED UBUD OM HAM RETREAT This is one of the best spas on the island (and where the film crew who made the Eat, Pray, Love movie got all their massages). It’s an incredible locale – very Balinese, and extremely relaxing and peaceful. What better way to soothe our bodies after long travel and get ready for the spiritual adventure ahead Pamper yourself: choose from a facial, Balinese massage or reflexology treatment. Choose your own locally blended aromatherapy oil for your massage, then experience bliss as you relax and float off into a world of comfort.

Tonight, we dine at Manisan: a restaurant with an old Javanese building architecture cocooned within a breezy Ubud rice field, and enjoy the 3 courses’ exotic flavor Indonesian Archipelago set menu. Celebrate the end of this evening with a tasting session of sweet delicacies.

Day 3
EARLY MORNING MEDITATION AND YOGA We’ll start the day with a beautiful, centering meditation before moving on to our restorative yoga session.

Or just sleep in! The choice is yours.


After replenishing our bodies with a delicious breakfast, we will be immersed in the enchanting world of Balinese spirituality as we visit a revered Balian, a traditional spiritual master and healer. Prepare to be cleansed and enlightened during a sacred ceremony and personal reading, opening doors to self-discovery and healing.


As the day unfolds, we venture into the heart of local life at the bustling Ubud Market. A vibrant tapestry of colors, scents, and sounds will surround us as we wander through this renowned outdoor market. Allow yourself to be captivated by the charm of the locals, and be prepared for a sensory feast that will leave an indelible mark on your memory. The exquisite silk sarongs on display may tempt you to expand your luggage to accommodate these treasures alone.

Continuing our exploration, we delve into the realm of artistry and craftsmanship at several exceptional local studios. Immerse yourself in the world of handcrafted batik fashions, where each intricate design tells a story. Admire the skill of artisans as they mold precious silver and gold into exquisite jewelry pieces, reflecting the cultural heritage of Bali. This is a chance to witness the creativity and passion that bring these works of art to life.

AFTERNOON VISIT TO THE UBUD MONKEY FOREST In the afternoon, we embark on an extraordinary encounter with nature at the Ubud Monkey Forest. Enter the sanctuary and find yourself surrounded by a gentle, playful community of local monkeys. Observe the tender bond between mothers and their newborns, and if you wish, interact with these charismatic creatures, capturing priceless moments on camera and even feeding them bananas. Afterward, indulge in some shopping along Monkey Forest Road, a cherished destination among our groups.

DINNER AT CAFE WAYAN– As twilight casts its magical glow, we gather for a remarkable dining experience at Café Wayan. Nestled in a tropical garden, this renowned local establishment offers a feast for the senses. Immerse yourself in the rich ambiance of paradise while savoring the exceptional flavors of Balinese cuisine. Allow the tantalizing delicacies to transport you to a world of culinary bliss, where every bite is a celebration of this island's culinary heritage.

As the evening draws to a close, bask in the lingering magic of the day's adventures, cherishing the memories and connections made along the way. With hearts full and spirits nourished, we retire, eagerly awaiting the wonders that tomorrow holds on our journey through this extraordinary paradise.

Day 4
MORNING YOGA CLASS –Start the day with rejuvenating, restorative yoga in an open air class with you truly gifted teacher.


Next, we'll set off for an adventure to Besakih Temple, the largest and holiest temple in Bali. Our air-conditioned coach takes us through stunning landscapes as we make our way to this revered site. Along the way, we’ll stop to pick up traditional temple attire. Be sure to bring a white shirt to complete your outfit!

Arriving at Besakih Temple, on the slopes of Mount Agung, you’ll quickly see why it's such an important place for the Balinese people. Here, we have the unique opportunity to observe and even participate in local religious practices and ceremonies.

With a knowledgeable guide by our side, we'll wander through the temple grounds, taking in the soothing fragrance of incense and flowers. We’ll be part of an offering ceremony and follow the lead of the local priest in prayer. This experience is a window into the rich cultural heritage of Bali and gives us a deeper understanding of its traditions.

After the temple visit, we'll head to a nearby restaurant for a buffet lunch. Nestled in the mountains, the restaurant offers traditional Balinese dishes with stunning views of the surrounding area. It’s a moment to relax, enjoy good food, and reflect on the experiences of the day.

This day trip is not just a sightseeing excursion; it’s an immersion into the spiritual and cultural essence of Bali. With a visit to Besakih Temple at its core, you’ll leave with a richer understanding and appreciation of this incredible island.

Day 5
EARLY MORNING MEDITATION & YOGA – We continue our journey inward toward healing, wholeness and joy. Brenda will guide us to new levels of bliss as we come into greater alignment with the island, with life, with the all…

BALINESE COOKING CLASS – meet at 08:00 at Casa Luna Restaurant where the chef and staff will greet you. Take a short walk to the vegetable market where you will browse the stalls with your guide- learning about the fresh spices, herbs and vegetables on sale. After your tour of the market, walk to the restaurant to commence the cooking. 

You’ll then meet in the kitchen, wearing black aprons, and begin your cooking. Not only will you discover the herbs, spices and techniques of Balinese cooking but you will also learn about the ceremonial and cultural significance of food in Balinese society. The menu changes daily and after preparing the lavish feast, sit down to enjoy the meal together with a glass or two of local rice wine or homemade hibiscus tea

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First, the AYU MAS PAINTING STUDIO, which features room after room of gorgeous paintings in the Balinese, local, and classic styles.

The Ayu Mas is a huge, privately owned, art gallery filled with hundreds of original paintings by dozens of local artists. There’s often a small group of artists working out front. The owner is a charming fellow who’s very knowledgeable in the various local “schools” of painting (i.e. Ubud style, traditional style, etc.) and the staff is friendly and efficient.

BALI BUDAYA WOOD CARVING STUDIO is a magnificent example of Balinese craftsmanship at its best, this enormous studio features works as small as the palm of your hand… up to 10 feet tall! This studio offers stunning, original carvings in a variety of sizes and price-ranges.

Immerse yourself in this artistic journey, where Bali’s creativity comes alive. Let the artistry touch your soul and appreciate the connections made through this cultural exploration.

As the day ends, take with you the cherished memories of Bali’s heritage. The blend of art, spirituality, and nature will etch a special place in your heart, forging a deeper bond with the enchanting island of Bali.

Day 6

Prepare for a day of spiritual immersion and culinary delights as we embark on a remarkable journey through Bali's vibrant culture.

To begin, we invite you to indulge in an early morning yoga and meditation session, allowing the tranquil energy of the surroundings to envelop you. Under the guidance of a skilled instructor, find balance and serenity within yourself, setting the tone for a transformative day ahead.


VISIT TO TIRTA EMPUL – Our next destination is Tirta Empul, a place of profound spirituality and one of the island's most sacred spots. As we arrive, prepare to immerse yourself in the rituals and customs of the Balinese people. Clad in your temple dress, you will have the privilege of experiencing the holy waters of Tirta Empul firsthand. Surrounded by supportive locals who deeply appreciate your presence, step fully clothed into the waters, feeling the cleansing power of each of the 13 sacred springs. 

With each immersion, let the significance of the waters purify your past, allowing you to emerge renewed and ready to embrace the future. This extraordinary experience is a rare opportunity granted to few tourists and is a special gift from our Balinese guides.

FAREWELL (to Ubud) DINNER: Tonight, we dine at Sayan House, a stunning restaurant with a view over the Sayan Valley. At a wonderful house with a lawn atop the valley, sip a cocktail and enjoy Japanese-Latin fusion cuisine tapas while the cicadas begin to sing in the dusk. Tonight, we say farewell to Ubud and get ready to head to the beach!

As we bid adieu to Ubud, a place of profound spirituality and artistic inspiration, we prepare to embark on the next phase of our journey—a beachside escape. Carry with you the transformative energy of the day and the memories forged in the holy waters of Tirta Empul. The culinary delights at Bridges Restaurant serve as a delightful prelude to the enchanting experiences that await us on the shores of Bali's pristine beaches.

Day 7
Headed to the Beach
Indulge in a day of relaxation and preparation as we bid farewell to Ubud and embrace the next phase of our journey. Take this opportunity to unwind and engage in activities that bring you joy and rejuvenation.

For those seeking an extra touch of serenity, consider treating yourself to one last spa experience. The esteemed Komaneka offers exclusive spa treatments at a special price for our group. Delight in the art of pampering as you choose from a range of options, including a blissful Balinese massage, a revitalizing Balinese facial, or a traditional reflexology session infused with Balinese techniques. Allow the skilled therapists to transport you into a state of pure bliss during this one-hour treatment, leaving you feeling refreshed and rejuvenated.

Alternatively, if you prefer to venture into Ubud one final time, seize the opportunity for a delightful shopping excursion. Explore the vibrant streets, perusing the unique boutiques and markets that showcase the craftsmanship and artistic expressions of Bali. Discover a treasure to bring home as a memento of your time in this captivating place.

Later in the day, we make our way to the Melia, our luxurious sanctuary that will be our home for the next few nights. Situated in a picturesque setting, this elegant resort promises a tranquil and comfortable stay. Settle into your new surroundings, allowing yourself to be embraced by the beauty and serenity of this beachside haven.

As the day unfolds, take this moment to reflect on the memories and experiences that have shaped your journey thus far. Cherish the moments of self-discovery, cultural immersion, and spiritual connection that have enriched your time in Ubud. Prepare yourself for the delights and adventures that lie ahead, as the Melia becomes the backdrop for new chapters of exploration and relaxation.

With anticipation in the air and a sense of tranquility in our hearts, we eagerly look forward to the delights that await us in this idyllic coastal retreat.


Enjoy your gorgeously appointed room, with private patio or balcony, marble bathroom, and sumptuous beds.

The fabulous Melia is a full-service hotel with a private beach, restaurants, bars, and a full spa.

Daily breakfast is included. As we arrive, begin with a welcome drink and room assignments; then enjoy dinner on your own, or relax and take a walk on the private beach, stroll the grounds, or take a swim in one of the hotel’s beautiful pools.

Dinner on your own in one of the hotel’s delicious restaurants.

Day 8

Embark on a truly enchanting day filled with captivating experiences and mouthwatering delights. Prepare to be mesmerized as we set foot in the awe-inspiring realm of Tanah Lot, hailed as one of the most exquisite temples to grace our planet. Clinging gracefully to a cliff edge, this architectural marvel offers a breathtaking panorama of the boundless ocean.


Attired in our finest temple garments, we shall come together as a group, bearing an offering infused with our collective spirit.

Our journey will lead us towards a small volcanic outcropping nestled just offshore, where a pristine fresh-water spring awaits to bestow upon us its purifying blessing.

Ascending the rugged, artisan-crafted steps, we shall reach the temple's hallowed grounds, where we shall unite with the locals in a poignant ceremony, bidding farewell to the sun as it gently descends beneath the horizon.

Upon our return to the enchanting realm of Nusa Dua, an enticing culinary adventure awaits us at the renowned cucq Restaurant nestled in the verdant embrace of Jimbaran. Nestled amidst a serene coconut grove and exquisite gardens, this culinary haven promises an unforgettable feast for the senses. Surrender yourself to the expertise of Chef Kevin Cherkas as he unveils his masterpiece, the Chef's Tasting Meal. Allow yourself to be captivated and surprised as the culinary maestro guides us through a symphony of tantalizing tapas, irresistible desserts, and the unique "Cuca brews" digestives, all thoughtfully curated to reflect the very essence of this remarkable establishment.

Prepare to embark on a day that will transport your soul and delight your taste buds, leaving you with cherished memories of Tanah Lot's majestic beauty and the remarkable culinary artistry of cuca Restaurant.

Day 9
A day for chillin…

After a day of soaking in the sun, relaxing poolside or at the beach, enjoying the spa or on site fitness center, or shopping at the wonderful Bali Collection , let us take you to dinner at one of the best restaurants in Bali! Bumbu Bali features authentic cuisine and a terrific atmosphere – one of the best meals you will eat on the island is yours this evening. You might even want to take home the Bumbu Bali cookbook.

Day 10

Breakfast at hotel

Perhaps you’ll shop today at the delightful Bali Collection, just down the street, or experience Melia's excellent spa or fitness center.

This evening you will be picked up for your farewell dinner, you’ll reach the exclusive Canna Beach Club Uluwatu where, after enjoying the spectacular views from the cliff top.

Relax and enjoy a sunset cocktail while waiting for your special dinner at Canna Beach Club Restaurant.

Day 11
Bon Voyage

Rest assured that we prioritize your comfort and convenience until the very end of your journey. A private transfer will be arranged from your hotel to the airport, ensuring a seamless transition for your flight back home. Our commitment to your satisfaction goes beyond just transportation.

Our dedicated service extends to assisting you with the necessary paperwork and formalities at the airport. We understand the importance of obtaining your exit visa, and our team will personally accompany you through the immigration process, providing guidance and support every step of the way. Your well-being is our utmost priority, so there's no need to worry. We are here to take care of you and ensure a hassle-free departure from start to finish.

We love and adore Bali and you will, too!

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About Brenda, Your Spirit Quest Guide

Brenda Powell is an exercise physiologist, Yoga Instructor, Nutrition and Lifestyle coach and a seasoned wellness and spiritual travel guide. She answered the call early in life to combine a holistic lifestyle with coaching, teaching and travel, beginning by embarking on a cultural studies program in Europe and creating her path of discovery bicycling throughout Europe for several months. She put a punctuation mark on this experience by running the Paris Marathon and placing in the top 20 overall. She has a passion and belief that change begins within- and a strong body, mind, spirit connection helps us to create a stronger connection to our place in the world. She recently answered a deeper call to spirit by walking the Camino de Santiago- the sacred 500 mile pilgrimage through northern Spain – as a solo pilgrim and inner voyager. Brenda is very excited to team up with Spirit Quest Tours and add her extensive wellness, yoga and travel experience to his beautifully crafted tours.