Floating Leaf Eco-Retreat: Asia’s Best New Retreat Center

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Its been open less than a year but a little eco-retreat in Bali is generating big buzz, and for good reason. It's the perfect place to take your retreat group.

Floating Leaf Eco-Retreat on Bali’s South-East coast is being heralded as the most innovative eco-retreat in Asia and one of the best places to practice yoga. 

Asia’s best new retreat center. Why it’s the perfect place to bring your retreat group

The sustainable resort was created to be the premiere location in Bali for retreat leaders to bring their groups. Retreat leaders are offered a plethora of services not offered at other retreat centers such as one-on-one itinerary creation to delve deeply into authentic Balinese culture and healing, logo and branding of the retreat with its own webpage, free marketing and promotion to major publications as well as their vast and targeted networks, and much more. They also offer one of the most risk adverse payment programs and personal retreat liaison, and that's all before you even arrive on the paradise island.

With all the added value and support every step of the way, Floating Leaf is a perfect choice if you are just starting out and holding your first retreat. Or if you have lead numerous retreats and don't need as much help finding participants, you will not find a venue that offers so much, at such high standard, and at such a great value.

From the moment you arrive at Floating Leaf, passing through the organic permaculture gardens and into the open concept eco-design building, you are showered with 5-star service from the friendly and attentive staff. The stunning curvilinear architecture seems to welcome you home with a gentle hug. Every new glimpse is rewarded with sumptuous curves, museum quality artwork and an attention to detail to rival the world’s finest hotels. Free from any pretension or undue formality, instead, you are treated as family and encouraged to luxuriate in the award-winning spa, the “Ultimate Relaxation Pool” or any number of comfortable settings crafted with love and with the intention of creating a safe and nurturing space in which to deepen your experience.

The magnificent open-air yoga hall offers views of the Indian Ocean and neighboring islands, as well as Bali’s majestic volcanoes. Surrounded by rice fields in what is referred to as “Old Bali”, Floating Leaf is in the ideal location. Close to the islands most sought after tourist towns, only 40 minutes from the international airport, but tucked away in a traditional seaside village offering an true Balinese experience.

The farm-to-table organic spa cuisine is as plentiful as it is delicious. You certainly wont feel hungry, but you will feel healthy. USA TODAY added Floating Leaf to its short list of the world’s healthiest getaways for its mix of innovative and traditional whole food offerings. Cooking classes are offered in everything from raw deserts to healthy takes on Indonesian traditional specialties. Careful attention is paid not only to teach healthy habits, cleanses and detox recipes, but also to provide the tools to continue your healthful lifestyle at home.

Floating Leaf also offers expert concierge services to ensure guests get the most out of their Balinese experience. The owners Putu Maryam, from one of Bali’s Royal Families, and Mikaku, an art professor, have been leading tours for almost a decade including travelers from National Geographic, The Travel Channel, The Smithsonian and several other prestigious outfits. Participate in authentic cleansing ceremonies, dance at a temple celebration, witness a sacred cremation ceremony, study with a master painter, batik artist or dancer, have a private session with a true Balinese healer, and so much more. Want to surf some of the best waves on the planet, summit an active volcano at sunrise, scuba dive in the most biologically diverse country in the world, or just chill on a postcard perfect beach? Mikaku and Putu know how to get you there, miss the crowds, and do it in style.

A descendent of the royal family, Putu is one of a few remaining recipients of health and beauty remedies past down through generations. Putu moved to California to study massage and skin care, and went on to own and operate one of the most successful spas in California’s central coast. A certified practitioner of the State of California, she brings the standards and modern technology of Western spa practices and skillfully combines them with her traditional Balinese heritage to create a one of a kind experience at Floating Leaf.

A true eco facility, the entire property is built upon permaculture principles in order to be an exemplary model for sustainable living without compromising luxury, design or comfort. Floating Leaf’s commitment to sustainability includes a rain harvesting water purification plant, solar power projects, green walls, recycling and conservation, supporting sustainable agriculture, water efficient landscaping and gardens and many other green initiatives.

At its heart, Floating Leaf is an educational facility. Floating Leaf exists to help, teach and inspire others.  They live, work, play and grow in harmony with their community give back in numerous ways. Floating Leaf offers classes in yoga, English, sustainable agriculture, permaculture and more to the local community free of charge. They participate in several local charities and subsidize local farmers so they can grow organic, nutrient rich food, free of chemicals and pesticides. The owners and staff endeavor to provide learning opportunities both through educational programs and by demonstrating examples of sustainable living within the local community, Bali as a whole, and all those that come to this stunningly beautiful eco-retreat.

Floating Leaf provides a complete full service retreat experience and makes it so easy to plan and succeed. For more, visit the website for images and video of this exquisite property, and contact them to help you plan and lead a profound and truly life enhancing retreat.