Santhika Dream Hill Retreat Center

Santhika Dream Hill Retreat Center

Santhika Dream Hill Retreat Center
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We are a Santhika Dream Hill Retreat Center, a unique wooden hotel on the top of the rock with a 360-degree view to the Bali sea, rice paddy, jungles, and mountains.
Kaliasem, Indonesia
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WendyO K
4 contributions
Jun 2023 • Solo
Dream Hill is amazing. I highly recommend coming here. The food is fresh and yummy, and the variety of yoga and meditation makes it easy to commit to a daily practice. The staff is AMAZING and extremely knowledgeable. The treehouse has a magical feeling and gives room to grow, play, and make friendships.
The owner, Anna, is nice and caring with a perfect energy for this work.
Anna is very smart and designs her oils games herself so she really knows what she's talking about. The education aspect of the retreat is unparalleled.
She is present in everyday activities which means the retreat takes care of details. If something is dirty or breaks it gets taken care of immediately.
Dream Hill made everything easy. They have multiple trips to waterfalls and temples, and you can ask staff for a ride to a store or wherever you want to go. They can help you find things, rent things, do things. Dream Hill is exceptional in hospitality.
The atmosphere at the tree house is laid back and quiet. Most people lounged in the pool during the day and on the hammocks at night. You can walk to town and the beach in about 30 minutes and the town is very safe. Multiple times I walked at night and never felt unsafe.
The pace of the retreat felt natural and good. There is enough downtime for reflection but not enough to get bored.
After a month of living there, I can confirm it truly is a dream on a hill.
Written August 25, 2023
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ML
3 contributions
Sep 2023 • Family
As part of my whole health journey, I began looking for retreats where I could immerse myself in nurturing mind, body, and spirit holistically. Not as easy as it sounds. Most retreats I found only offered portions of what I was looking for or thought I needed… except for Santhika. Unfortunately, at that time I could not find many reviews for Santhika. Being so far from home, it really did take a leap of faith to move forward, but I booked it. A few months later, I had invited/booked my son to accompany me, which ultimately resulted in an unexpected postponement of the trip. I cannot say enough good things about the organizers who went out of their way to accommodate the delay, while at the same time expressing concern for the situation that caused it. Their compassion and support were absolutely remarkable! Our exchanges during this time confirmed to me that this was definitely the right choice. I arrived at Santhika with an open mind and zero expectation. I decided I was going to fully immerse myself in whatever they had to offer during the 12 days we were there, and enjoy each experience as it unfolded. Needless to say, it far exceeded anything I could have imagined. Everything about Santhika is an absolute gift. The accommodations were simple yet thoughtful, beautiful and well cared for; the food was fresh and delicious; the activities were expertly facilitated, well thought out, inspiring and insightful; the day trips were magnificent and healing; and the body work and energy work had long-lasting positive effects. The depth of every activity and practice was like nothing I’ve ever experienced. I should also mention, the staff at the center are absolutely amazing! Everyone who has a hand in Santhika operations is organized, authentically kind, compassionate, intuitive to needs, and generous in spirit! I will certainly be returning in the future. I would encourage anyone considering a healing journey to go to Santhika Retreat Center– do not hesitate!
Written December 17, 2023
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Monde68
32 contributions
Jun 2019 • Solo
Well I couldn’t have chosen a more idealistic setting for my first kundalini yoga experience. I saw it advertised in my villa and thought “why not?” The setting of this place is so incredible it’s almost like something from a fantasy. You have to climb up lots of very steep steps, like lots, and like, very steep, to get up to the yoga studio. But once your up there the view is to behold!
I’m undecided about my yoga experience. It was like nothing I have done before and I found it incredibly challenging. I am very fit, and exercise a lot. But kundalini is totally different in terms of the strength required.
It I recommend people to try this out if in Lovina.
Written June 29, 2019
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Ricki M
1 contribution
May 2019 • Solo
It has taken me a few weeks to sort out how I wanted to write this review, because there are truly no words that are sufficient enough to describe my time with Anna and the entire staff at Santhika/Dream Hill. The 7 day detox program is the hardest thing that I have ever done: physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. You are surrounded by so much amazing energy in Bali and combine that with Pranayama classes at sunrise and Kundalini classes in the evening, you become part of that energy encircling the vastness of possibilities in your own body and your own mind. If you chose this program - of which I whole heartedly endorse - invest in yourself and surrender to the process. It won't be easy, but you will be so happy that you did. Anna is a great leader and you can trust her to push you beyond what you think that your limits might be in a safe environment. Come with an open mind, let go of your expectations, and give in to the process. Santhika/Dream Hill is a very special place that I will be returning to again and again. As for the trekking, food, and adventures, you definitely won't be disappointed. The staff feel like family, and you run into some pretty colorful travelers. As a single, female traveler, I felt completely secure. So what are you waiting for? Just book it already. I promise, you'll fall in love.
Written May 27, 2019
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Vera Tha
2 contributions
Mar 2019 • Solo
I had an amazing time at Santhika Bed and Breakfast. I felt immediately at home there. The food was always freshly prepared by the lovely staff and they adapted the dishes to my vegan diet. The Yoga teachers Anna and Veronika were very lovely and took care of us. The Kundalini was a very cleansing experience for me and helped me in my current path of life. The Vinyasa lessons in the morning were refreshing and a perfect addition to the retreat. The Spa sessions were dreamlike and I felt pampered during my whole time at Santhika. All activities were interesting and exciting and I especially loved the trip to see wild dolphins in the ocean. Thank you, Anna, Veronika and the whole staff for the lovely experience. I would totally book this retreat again.
Written May 9, 2019
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Noor Y
3 contributions
Apr 2023 • Solo
Heyy I did the 10 days retreat.. one of the memorable experiences in my life. Was so much useful. Emotional balance, discovering urself.. connecting with your energies. Yoga and meditation were very useful to me and I got to knw how important it is to experience it with a beautiful view.. connected with mother earth.. beautiful waterfalls ..and hiking experiences. Highly recommended. Friendly staff. Good food.
Written April 28, 2023
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_amcdesign10
Darwin, Australia36 contributions
Jan 2020 • Solo
I stayed a week at Dream Hill and really enjoyed my program.
Positives- excellent yoga instruction.
Quirky Balinese buildings with amazing views. Magical day tours including yoga with waterfalls and boat trip to see dolphins.
Delicious food and caring staff.
Negative- very steep stairs to main building.
I was fortunate to stay in a Gazebo with sea view so did not have to climb stairs too many times!
For the yoga lover who likes small groups, heights and is searching for a true Balinese style experience.
Written January 14, 2020
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Odette B
Portsmouth, UK3 contributions
Dec 2019 • Solo
Very happy with the retreat. I did the Massage course for 7 days and stayed in Lovina Loca Hostel. as I wasn’t staying at Dream Hill - The center organized transportation whenever needed for my classes at Santhika and Dream Hill. The staff members knew my name (shows that they communicate with each other). Anna was very accommodating and helped a lot with answering questions. The Kundalini yoga classes were challenging (even for me who practices it everyday). It allowed me to go deeper into the practice. The standard of the massage practice was great, you do about 4hours massage practice everyday. The lady teaching massage was excellent too. Highly recommend it (I’ve already given massages to my family and friends who have loved it!)
Written December 26, 2019
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