Art of Life Retreats

Art of Life Retreats offers inspiring yoga and raw food retreats in Ubud, Bali.

  • Bali, Indonesia

Speaks English

from US$1,350
from US$1,350
Price for:

7 days / 6 nights

Speaks English

from US$1,250
from US$1,250
Price for:

6 days / 5 nights

Oksana Sokol

Oksana is a 500-hour certified yoga teacher with Radiantly Alive, 85 hours prenatal with Jennifer Wolfe and 200 hours with Yoga Synergy. She has studied Iyengar, Tripschore, Ashtanga, Jivamukti among other styles with different teachers worldwide. Coming from Australia, she has lived in Ubud, Bali, for the last 4 years teaching yoga at various establishments including the Radiantly Alive Yoga Studio and on numerous retreats.

Sonja Eberhard

Being passionate about nutrition, yoga and health was the beginning of a culinary journey for Sonja when she returned to Australia in 1996 from her European success as a qualified jeweler and jewelry designer. Working in various wineries and cafes she opened her own caf, Sonjas Healthy & Tasty Foods, which gave her the starting point in building the reputation as the local food queen.

Testimonials

  • Review by Jo S.

    "Wow, where to begin! Oksana, the founder of Art of Life Retreats, is one of the most passionate, creative and all inspiring people I have ever met. My partner and I came on the retreat to focus on our yoga practice and have a new raw food experience what we got was so much more Oksana went above and belong to adapt the retreat to our individual interests. We made new friends in Ubud, set up creative links, ignited our passion for raw clean eating and consolidated yoga as a way of being. I would come back again and again and would recommend the retreat to anymore wanting to experience the endless possibilities art of life can create and inspire!"

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  • Review by a traveler from Tokyo, Japan

    "The retreat organizer, Oksana, was amazing in terms of organizing, caring, and, showing compassion to guests. I had great food and enjoyed a wonderful Ubud experience. I definitely want to go on another excursion with her. My daily stress was eliminated and was very relaxed! I wish I could have stayed longer!"

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  • Review by Carly

    "The retreat inspired me in many, many ways. Everyday and every activity created space to open up my body, mind, and soul. There was a beautiful positive energy right from the start and it was magical how the days flowed. I am inspired to connect with my heart and disconnect with my monkey mind, to follow my dreams and passions, and keep the energy from the retreat alive into every day life. Teamed with an amazing raw food chef, they provided beautifully presented raw meals that were nutritionally prepared to tantalise your tastebuds. This was my first introduction to a completely raw food week and I have gained so much energy and inspiration to prepare raw food myself and also, a love for creating fresh food. You will leave the retreat inspired, full of energy, and ready to share your own magic with the world. Art of Life Retreats truly live up to their words to transform the way you see the world, in an inspiring, safe, and supportive space to dream, explore your passions, push your limits, and to restore and re-evaluate your world, all in the tranquil setting."

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  • Review by Natasha

    "Coming to Bali and spending a week with all of you, was something that I will never forget. It helped me heal my broken heart, see that challenges in life only make you stronger, and that we need to stop and appreciate what you have, instead of wanting more all the time. I went to 3 different yoga studios, when i got back. After trying them all and choosing one, the teachers remind me of you guys and it is very challenging. Nothing will compare to the shala that we practiced in, but when I close my eyes for savasana, I go back to the rice fields."

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  • Review by Rosemarie

    "While I was at a raw food retreat in Bali, little did I know, I was able to meet a sensational yoga teacher, with a strong spiritual focus and yoga practice. I enjoy my own personal yoga practice 4 to 5 times a week. Oksana’s teaching was fantastic. She was both soft and strong, and through her yoga teaching exuded a sense of fun and created great joy. I was eager to get to my 07:00 morning classes and was very grateful to be able to enjoy Oksana’s daily teachings. Oksana clearly enjoys life and teaching yoga is her passion. I was blessed to meet Oksana, as a friend and teacher. Thank you, Oksana for all that you give."

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  • Review by a traveler from Malmo, Sweden

    "I went to Bali looking to relax and enjoy the beautiful island. I got so much more. I had never done yoga and never even considered eating raw food. I was so nervous before my first class, but there was no need for it. Oksana and Lisa are both wonderful teachers and even though everyone in the group were on a different yoga skill levels, they made it easy and fun to follow, and still keep it challenging for the more experienced ones. After 3 days of eating raw food, I was amazed at the difference I felt in my head and body. I started to feel so light. I had no idea one could feel this light at heart! All in all, the experience was amazing; loving environment, super delicious food, and interesting, fun workshops. I have brought everything I learnt home with me and I practice it every day. My life has changed in so many ways. I will be back for more, that is certain!"

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  • Review by a traveler from South Melbourne, Australia

    "This retreat is a good reset, especially for food awareness. The yoga synergy classes that Oksana led were challenging and really rewarding. I looked forward to these classes each morning and wished we had the fortune of an evening class before dinner, as well! Sonja Eberhard was the raw food chef and creator extraordinaire."

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  • Review by Tahli C.

    "Art of Life Retreats is incredible. I was unsure of what to expect, but from the minute I arrived late, I felt welcomed and surrounded by a chilled out energy. The yoga synergy classes taken by Oksana were incredible and left me feeling so refreshed and energized. The way she slowly builds up the intensity each day was perfect. The food was incredible. No other raw food I have tried comes close to Sonja's magical creations. The food is carefully planned out to cater for all our bodies' needs and I truly felt more nourished and well from the inside out than I ever had. The people I met on this retreat were all beautiful souls, who I hope to keep in touch with. An absolutely incredible experience and I feel that I came out a more aware and happy human being! I totally recommend Art of Life Retreats to anyone!"

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  • Review by Anthea

    "The time spent in paradise practising yoga, enjoying a delicious raw food diet, and cleansing myself, were amazing in more ways than I can explain. An excellent venue amongst the rice paddies with professional instructors and a positive creative approach to strengthening the body and soul. This was a small group in a 5-star rural Ubud retreat."

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  • Review by a traveler from Queanbeyan, Australia

    "Raw and yoga, beautiful surroundings, beautiful food, meaningful activities, active movements, attention to details; It was a treat all around, with like-minded participants and caring teachers."

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