Culinary Yoga Retreat - Raw Food & Yoga, Bali


Jan 31 - Feb 7 2018


 !! bookings open !!  


- Do you love young coconuts and sweetest, ripest tropical fruits

- Do you like to be in a beautiful luxury, yet very sustainable and nature related environment? 

- Do you love big organic gardens with abundance of the super green moringa olefeira and coconut, mango and rambutan trees growing right into your bedroom? 

- Do you like to eat delicious food that is also super healthy and light on your body? 

- Do you like to learn all about cacao and other exotic spices and see them grow in their natural state? 

- And do you like rejuvenating deep tissue massages and the option waking up to daily yoga with view to a flower pond surrounded by coconut trees or a dip into the salt water pool overlooking the mountains and the sea? 


If you can say yes to only 3 or more of these questions (and I can't think of anyone who wouldn't ;-) THEN this retreat in Bali is for YOU :-)


Come and join me for a full immersion into raw food on the beautiful island of Bali, where the best and biggest coconuts and the most amazing wild cacao grows, not to speak about hand harvested cashews, the sweetest mangos, papayas, rambutans and mangosteens and more than anything else, amazing nature and beautiful people.

In this one week retreat, we will be preparing food together on a daily basis and I will talk about my personal experiences and share all my knowledge I accomplished during the last 3 years.


But not only will we prepare and eat the most delicious food, sourced from local growers, but also will there be daily yoga and meditation, trips to the Big Tree Cacao and Cashew Farms, and weather depending, early morning dolphin watching, permaculture garden tours, preparation of Jamus, local herbal concoctions, traditional Balinese dance performances and much more.


The retreat takes place at the beautiful resort Gaia Oasis, tucked away in the quiet and picturesque North of Bali. With its two resorts, a mountain resort and a beach resort (only 10 minutes away from each other) this resort offers a variety unlike any other place.


We will be based in the mountain resort, surrounded by beautiful organic gardens, stunning views, access to a salt water pool and a beautiful yoga shala with view to a pond. Access to the beach resort will be provided by motorbike rides or taxi service provided by the resort. We will spend time in both places so you will get the maximum experience of the quiet mountains and the lush beach resort with access to the spa and the seaside restaurant.


Here is a little video impression that a customer at Gaia Oasis resort once made. 


Come and join me for a week of pure joy, bliss, relaxing, delicious food, lots of infos and insights and amazing connections to nature and your body and bring about sustainable change in yourself and others. This might be the best week of your life :-)


Inquire now for bookings


What others say about this

"This is certainly the introduction to raw food that I wish everyone would have! 
The b.alive! retreat on Bali at Gaia Oasis placed me into a world of magic, where I could simply forget everyday life and stress back home. 
It was a wonderful holiday and seminar with beautiful people, fantastic food, endless coconuts to fuel up on energy and so many incredible, unique moments that I will never forget. "

Benedikt Maschke, January 2013

"The retreat with Boris inspired me so much to prepare healthy food that tasted delicious and is presented so nicely to really make an impact on my daily life. 
Boris led the retreat very professionally and prepared so much tasty food, which excited every one on the retreat.  The wonderful environment of the retreat center and all the exciting trips and activities made this a really magical week. Thanks, Boris, for your kind, open and professional guidance to share your vast knowledge with other people. 

I can highly recommend this retreat to anyone!"

Remo Rittiner, Yogalehrer und Autor, Gründer von Ayuryoga (, Januar 2014


  Monday Tuesday Wednesday

Main Topic of Day


Fermentation Dehydration Field Trip to Cacao Factory, Green School and Five Elements

Specific Topics




Aged Cheese

Soft Cheese

(all vegan)


Fluffy Bread


Sour Dough

Quiche base


  Thursday Friday Saturday












Irish Moss

Agar Agar


Thickeners and Binders



Tempering Chocolate




Creating a multi course dinner

Hosting a dinner party in the raw

More Details on schedule:


The retreat starts on January 22th:


Check in: from 2pm onwards in the reception of the GAIA Oasis mountain resort. You can arrange transportantion directly through GAIA Oasis (not included in the workshop price)


5 pm: Welcome circle and getting to know each other

6 pm: Welcome Splash

7:30 pm: Welcome Dinner


The retreat ends on January 29th:


1 pm: Last Brunch (check out before or after brunch)


If you wish to stay longer in the resort, it is possible but please contact Gaia Oasis directly for bookings.


The detailed schedule of the days during the retreat will be handed to you upon arrival, but here are some examples:

Sample days:

Day 1 and 2:

7 am : Yoga in the Mountain resort yoga shala

8:30 am : Live breakfast: preparing nutmilks, chia porridge, granola and maccaccinos

9:30 am - 1pm: Kitchen / Course time

1 pm: light lunch, salad, crackers, tropical fruit shakes

2-5 pm: free time (beach, massage, ...)

5-7 pm: Optional Yoga at beach resort, return to the mountain

7 pm: candlelight dinner in the Abasan Mountain Restaurant



Day 3:

7am: yoga

8:30 am: quick life breakfast and departure for day trip to visit cacao farms and production facilities

10:30 am: Tour of Sari Organic Farms in Ubud

13:00 Lunch at The Living Lab, Green School

14:00 Tour of Big Tree Farms Chocolate Production Facilities

15:30 Tour of Green School

17:00 Surprise :-)

8 pm: return to Gaia Oasis






Accomodations are provided in wonderful bungalows in the mountain resort of Gaia Oasis in Abasan. The bungalows will be double occupancy. Single occupancy might be possible at additional cost of approx. 200 €, but I cannot guarantee.

Price: 1445,- €, all inclusive (excluding airfare and transport from and to resort)

children welcome and up to 3 years are FREE :-)

Early bird special

book and pay fully before 31st of September and get 100 € off  

book and pay fully before 31st of October and get 50 € off

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