Dakinis Ascending Writing Adventures

Dakini Wisdom Writing & Meditation Retreat

Oct. 27th - Nov. 2th 2019


Spend a week engaging your body, mind, and spirit in creative and restorative practices of writing and meditation, with time to explore the magical Island to the Gods and Goddesses!  Directly following the 2019 Ubud Writer’s and Reader’s Festival, Wisdom Publications’ author Kathleen Willis of The Blue Poppy and the Mustard Seed: A Memoir of Loss and Hope, will lead a retreat geared to generating new work or refining existing manuscripts; finding your voice; honing your skills, and beginning or deepening a daily meditation and yoga practice.

Each morning begins with an hour of Tibetan meditation and Vayu Yoga Breathing techniques. Then jumpstart you daily writing time with a craft talk and writing prompts followed by a healthy breakfast of tropical fruits and traditional Indonesian dishes. Enjoy time during dedicated quiet hours at the retreat house or adjourn to a local café or rice field to write for a good portion of the day. There will be opportunities in the afternoon to enjoy excursions to a holy water temple for purification, and ancient meditation caves, as well as other interesting sights. We’ll gather in the early evening for a writing workshop followed by a restorative yoga session for those who are interested before adjourning for dinner and evening activities in the lively village of Ubud, Bali’s art and cultural capital.

This retreat is appropriate for all levels and all genres. Whether you have always wanted to write and are looking for inspiration and guidance, or you are a seasoned writer looking for time and accountability to finish a project this retreat will be transformative and rewarding. This six night/seven day retreat ranges in price from USD $1795 to $2195. (re)Treat yourself! Scroll down and please read the extensive list of inclusions in this package. 





There are 8 bedrooms which can comfortably accommodate 16-18 guests at double occupancy.

The Villa has two kitchens, staff and superb amenities. Twelve large lounge chairs surround our pool, perched at the edge of the rice fields to watch the sun rise and sunsets of Bali with the occasional farmer and his lovely row of ducks. The large open entrance area on the ground floor for yoga or workshops. 

Gaia Retreat Center offers students and teachers the perfect environment; a private and natural setting surrounded by acres of rice terraces and swaying palm trees due to a therapeutic knock-out breeze allowing you to pursue a mindful, health-conscious lifestyle in peace and solitude. They specialize in plant-based cuisine with all ingredients sourced locally and we can cater to non vegetarian eaters as well as clients with specific dietary needs.

Breakfast is inclusive at no extra charge while lunch and dinner are optional at additional cost. They cater to all requirements and preferences from raw, plant based dishes to vegetarian and non-vegetarian options.  Our local chefs are highly trained in satisfying every dietary need and cater to all tastes.  


All inclusive package; USD 1,795-2,195

For complete pricing info contact katie@dawatrips.com

Early bird $200 USD discount is available through Feb.!



GARDEN SUITE: The Garden Suite is an individual cottage that is designed to provide privacy and elegance, while being cozy and warm. The room has a garden view with two twins beds which can be pushed together to make one double bed. It has a private bathroom with a large open air sky bathtub.

FOUR SEASONS: The Four Seasons Suite has a double bed and an option for two twin beds. The room includes a large spacious sunny dressing room, and a bathroom with a bathtub + private indoor as well as standing outdoor shower. 

BAMBOO SUITE: The Bamboo Suite is a lovely cosy room with a double bed and an option for two twin beds. It has a large wardrobe area and private bathroom that leads to an outside open sky shower.

LOTUS SUITE 1 & 2: The Lotus Suites are two private rooms, semi-attached to one another within the same premise of Villa Gaia. They have an en-suite private bathroom with a lovely garden view. The beds can be separated (2 single beds) or pushed together to make a double bed as featured.


TERRACE SUITE: The Terrace Suite on the second floor includes an outdoor patio with lounge chairs. It has a double bed and an option for two twin beds with a balcony overlooking breathtaking panoramic views of rice paddies.

TERRACE GARDEN - The Terrace En Suite has two beds and shares the joining bathroom with the Terrace Suite. The massage room downstairs also has an available bathroom to use when not occupied by guests.

MASTER BEDROOM: The spacious Master Bedroom on the second floor includes a balcony, full dressing room, bathroom with an outdoor shower and a bathtub. It is truly a spa experience to relax and renew both body and spirit. It can hold up to 4 pax (4 single beds). 



  • Open air / main area downstairs for quiet writing time, meditation

  • 8 foot movie screen with projector available for movie nights.

  • Daily Healthy Breakfast Buffet

  • Daily maid service and 24 hour security and free Wifi

  • Unlimited supply of ozone drinking water, herbal tea + Balinese coffee

  • Private saltwater swimming pool, sauna, hot tub jacuzzi

  • Four bicycles to venture around the area

  • A car & private driver to explore other sites is available at $40 a day, petrol is extra.

  • Discounted full body massage at $15 per hour

  • Discounted abdominal massage at $25 per hour

  • Discounted colonics at $50 per hour

  • Airport pick up & drop off

  • Complimentary praised local experiences Tirta Empul Holy Water Spring Cleanse
    Historical Temples & Meditation Chambers of Gunung Kawi