Revealing Wholeness Yoga Retreat

20th – 25th September 2020 

5 Night Bali Retreat

Teachers and students are invited to this Yogic study retreat in the paradise of North Bali


Revealing Wholeness Retreat

Revealing Wholeness is a study retreat for teachers and students alike. This retreat is perfect for those who want to learn more about the subtle aspects of Yoga and the Self to enrich your existing practice or your work with students. We will journey inward through practice, enquiry and lectures on the Panchamaya model. You will gain a deeper understanding of your true nature.

Pancha – meaning five  – Maya – All pervading

The mayas are different aspects making up the holistic human entity. These are constantly interacting and influencing our unique manifestation in the world. This teaching encourages a practical exploration of the nature of being, Who Am I? This can support the Yoga journey of an individual practitioner as well as revealing a pathway to work holistically with Yoga students in groups or individual sessions.

Together we will explore the theory and practice of applying the tools of yoga and Ayurveda to support the individual. If you are teaching, yoga private yoga sessions can add a new dimension to your offerings. We are committed to assisting you to build confidence and skills in this area.


In two Yoga classes and two lectures each day, we will explore

  •  The Pancha Maya model. Unfolding through daily teachings, we see our whole self as well as our connection to all
    Basic Vedic chanting – the teaching is structured around a chant designed to open up the exploration
  • Classes carefully designed to give participants an experience of the panca maya using tools of Yoga including asana, pranayama, chanting and meditation.
    For teachers:
  • Valuing function over form how to design holistic practices for the whole person
  • Case studies – workshop style to help you integrate and apply what you are learning.
  • Observation skills – assessment of joints, spine, mind and breathing patterns.

Location, accommodation and inclusions

 Our beautiful ocean view retreat centre Gaia-Oasis is located in north Bali. Every one of our eleven beautiful Balineses-style bungalows are located right on the seafront, with the resort stretching for one hectare along the Pacific Ocean.

Five nights’ accommodation in traditional yet lux bungalows, each room has a king bed and a single so bring your partner, child or best buddy.

The eco resort is approximately 90 minutes for Ubud or three hours from Seminyak. Support local Balinese culture with your stay – this is locally-owned, not a big multinational resort company.

We will be spoilt with delicious fresh, local, organic where possible cuisine, with all dietary restrictions catered for.

Enjoy your down-time napping on bright green lawns listening the serenity of the Pacific Ocean waves, or enjoy a Bintang beer in the expansive open air restaurant or by the salt water pool.

Also included are one massage per guest in our on-site spa (with the option to purchase more massages, of course!), a sunrise boat trip for dolphin spotting and our special Balinese cleansing ceremony at the local sacred place where the mountain stream meets the ocean.


September 20th- 25th 2020

Cost: $1995

Early bird $1795

(when paid in full by 1st July 2020)



  •  5 days’ accommodation.
  • Twice daily yoga classes
  • 2 x philosophy  lectures
  • 1 x yoga therapy consultation
  • All meals, including seafood in our open-air restaurant overlooking the ocean.
  • Sunrise boat trip.
  • Balinese cleansing ceremony.

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About your mentors

Rachel Nokes

Principle teacher trainer / Yoga Therapist / Yoga Teacher / Psychotherapist / Ayurvedic Practitioner

Rachel has found her life’s purpose and she would love to inspire you to find yours. Over the past eleven years of teaching yoga Rachel has integrated her learning creating a methodical approach to Vinyasa Yoga inspired greatly by the Krishnamacharya lineage. This includes intelligent sequence design, the weaving of Yogic philosophy and real-life story telling along with chanting into the Yoga practice. Rachel loves how her students can choose from a range of Yoga tools so that the practice can really be made available to all students.

Rachel teaches the courses and workshops at her home studio in Bulli which she has created over the past 9 years with the loving support of her husband Michael. She leads retreats in Australia, Europe, Bali and India. Rachel also offers ongoing mentoring to teachers who have completed the Ray of light teacher training or those looking to continue their exploration of Yoga philosophy and teaching. She loves how the Yoga family is expanding and celebrates the rich diversity in the students who attend her courses.

Christiane Purcell-Wells

Yoga therapist & Physiotherapist 

Christiane began practicing Yoga in the early 2000s to manage back pain. She has spent the years since studying mainly in the lineage of Krisnamacarya with senior students of T.K.V. Desikachar. She has diverse teaching experience including serving as a member of the Faculty at Yoga Therapy Australia teaching under the guidance of Dr N.C. and Saraswathi Vasudevan.

She has a particular interest in Yoga Therapy, Yoga Philosophy and Ayurveda. Christiane is also a qualified Physiotherapist and is grateful to be able to integrate a Western understanding of the physical body with the holistic and spiritual teachings of Yoga for the highest benefit of each individual.

Her classes are inspired by her love of classical vinyasa and incorporate postures with breathing techniques, chanting, philosophy and meditation with the aim of integrating body and mind to experience the highest effect of Yoga and to encourage and empower students on their own personal journey of transformation.


Our gorgeous retreat space in Bali