Seeking Solace – The Inner Temple A 5D4N Silent Retreat with Gabrielle Mendoza (29 Mar - 2 Apr)

29 March - 2 April 2024

About this retreat

Gabrielle invites you to disconnect from the outer world, and reconnect with your inner world as we escape to a self-contained haven lost in time with the songs of silence.


Follow Gabrielle on a journey to eat, pray and love in nature’s embrace. Pause and find beauty in nature’s wonders with the sounds of the cascading Balian River, or rekindle a connection with yourself by using a provided Mala Bead necklace to indicate the intention of making this journey a silent retreat inward throughout.


There are many programmes which impose precepts like pre-dawn call times, solitary confinement, hours of strong determination on end, no writing, eye contact, talking or communication which can be difficult to uphold, and might not be everybody’s cup of tea. Seeking Solace – A Song of Silence is designed to be an accessible stepping stone to a disciplined practice of stillness and silence, so that those attending will not feel frustrated or resigned to giving up while working towards their ultimate goal.


Seeking Solace curates an inward journey of silence that is punctuated with Yoga practices, mindful reflections through journaling, and tapping into the comfort of a collective energy and private space as we navigate the challenges of withdrawing from modern day distractions.


No habit forms overnight, and having an overarching understanding of how to tackle the challenges of a Meditation practice will serve to help you improve your relationship with it.


About the Resort


Away from the bustling beach club party scene synonymous with Kuta and Seminyak; the more reclusive West Coast of Bali, where rich cultural heritage is still much preserved, is a place where time stands still. Where presence and connection is all there is.


Overlooking the holy Balian river, where many serene wellness and healing traditions were hosted by villagers amongst its sacred waters, this 10-bungalow resort gives a taste of barefoot luxury amidst admiration for the astonishing gifts of nature.


The waters of the sacred Balian river flow beautifully into the ocean. Where they meet is not your typical white sand and blue water beach, rather, it is a mystic mix of shiny black sand and vivid green misty shores merging with over hanging cliffs. The tranquility and beauty of the natural surroundings perfectly supports an immersive environment for learning, grounding and inspiration.


This retreat will host no more than 18 persons in a buy-out setting that will preserve the sanctity of its intention. This will also allow us to be fully cared for by the heartwarming hospitality of the Balinese. 11 of your meals will be catered for, with a curated wellness menu to detoxify your body from the inside out.


Rooms are available on a first-come-first-served basis upon registration and settlement of full payment for the retreat.


29 March – Day 1

7:10am – Flight to Bali
9:50am – Arrive in Bali
1pm – Welcome Lunch at Yama Balian
2pm – Check in
4:30pm – Opening Circle
5pm – Yin Yang
6pm – River Ritual and Sunset Meditation with Candlelight
7pm – Yoga Nidra with Sound Bath

30 March – Day 2 7am – Sunrise Meditation by the River
7:30am – Hatha at Yoga Shala
5pm – Open Awareness Meditation
9pm – Restorative Yoga
31 March – Day 3

7am – Sunrise Meditation by the River
7:30am – 108 Sun Salutations and OMs
5pm – Sensory Exploration
9pm – Yin Yoga

1 April – Day 4

7am – Sunrise Meditation by the River
7:30am – Vinyasa
5pm – Mindfulness and River Ritual
9pm – Music and Movement Meditation

 2 April – Day 5

7am – Sunrise Meditation by the River
7:30am – Culmination Practice
10:30am – Closing Ceremony
12pm – Check Out
12:30pm – Board land transfer for day trip for self-hosted lunch and leisure
8:00pm – Flight to Singapore
10:35pm – Arrive in Singapore


All retreat attendees can opt for an additional 60-minute private yoga session with Gabrielle, where they can choose between practising led meditation, customising their asana practice, a sound bath, therapeutic releases and adjustments or guided relaxation.


This retreat will be capped at 18 pax, and a provided mala bead necklace can be used to highlight your intention, should you choose to remain silent for the whole duration of the retreat.


All prices below are for per person


Deluxe Bungalow
Single Occupancy S$2,280 (Early Bird Rate)
Double Occupancy S$1,680 (Early Bird Rate)


Bungalow Suite
Double Occupancy S$1,880 (Early Bird Rate)
Rooms are assigned on a first-come-first-served basis. Rooms may differ in layout and décor.


Please note prices include prevailing GST rates.

Gabrielle Mendoza
Gabrielle, once overwhelmed by corporate stress, found solace and self-renewal through yoga. Her life's mission evolved to assist others in stress management through mindfulness, meditation, and yoga discipline. In her Restorative Yoga classes, she creates a nurturing haven for individuals to identify mental and emotional stressors, allowing individuals to be fully present without the rush of the future or weight of the past.