Why Ubud is a perfect place for healing? - Bliss Body Journeys

Why Ubud is a perfect place for healing?

Bliss Body Journeys blossomed in Ubud nearly a decade ago, ignited by Vlada de Sousa’s profound encounter with the ancient local healing traditions, Balinese cosmology, the harmonious connection with nature’s universal laws, and the captivating culture of the Balinese people.

Vlada’s own transformative journey inspired the birth of her luxury wellness retreat brand—an oasis for soulful healing and rejuvenation through immersive retreats on this sacred land.

Join us as we delve into the ancient mystical traditions of Ubud, Bali. Combined with guided spiritual practices, these traditions become a catalyst for lasting inner change.


What Makes Ubud so Unique and Appealing for Your Sacred Journey


Ubud’s history is woven with of ancient legends, cultural evolution, and spiritual practices. The town’s origins can be traced back to the 8th century when the Javanese Hindu priest Rsi Markandeya established a temple in the area. This temple, now known as Pura Gunung Lebah, became a focal point for spiritual activities and marked Ubud as a place of significance.

Over the centuries, Ubud developed into a cultural and spiritual hub, drawing artists, scholars, and healers. The royal family of Ubud played a crucial role in promoting the arts, establishing Ubud as the cultural heart of Bali. Today, Ubud continues to be a beacon for those seeking artistic inspiration and spiritual solace, offering a unique blend of ancient traditions and contemporary practices.


The Sacred Volcano Agung and the Religion of Holy Water


Mount Agung, Bali’s highest and most sacred volcano, holds a profound place in Balinese spirituality. Considered the home of the gods, Agung is revered as a source of life and spiritual energy. Its presence is deeply intertwined with the religious practices of the Balinese people, who honor the volcano through extensive ceremonies and offerings.

The religion of holy water, or Tirtha, plays a crucial role in balinese sacred rituals. Tirtha is not merely water; it is a conduit for divine blessings and purification. Used in temple ceremonies, purification rituals, and daily offerings, Tirtha symbolizes spiritual cleansing and connection to the divine. The act of honoring the gods with holy water underscores the Balinese belief in maintaining harmony between the physical and spiritual worlds.


Local Healing Rituals


Healing is deeply embedded in Ubud’s daily life. Traditional Balinese healing practices, known as “Usada,” combine herbal medicine, energy healing, and spiritual rituals connected to the moon cycles. Life in Ubud can truly be described as a never-ending ceremony.

A significant aspect of healing in Ubud is the ritual of Melukat, a purification ceremony aimed at cleansing the body and soul from negative influences. Melukat ceremonies are often conducted in temples with natural springs, such as Pura Tirta Empul, where participants bathe in the holy water to achieve spiritual renewal. Typically performed on the full moon, this energy cleansing ceremony offers profound emotional release.


Spiritual Meditation Retreat in Ubud


Taking part in a spiritual meditation retreat in Ubud offers a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in the serene and mystical atmosphere, fostering profound personal growth and spiritual awakening.

Bliss Body Journeys offers a 7-day Soul Revival Spiritual Retreat guided by expert healer and spiritual teacher Vlada de Sousa. This retreat is meticulously crafted to provide deep spiritual transformation, soul-searching, and healing for people of all backgrounds and levels of practice.

Participants stay in luxurious accommodations that blend seamlessly with the natural surroundings, providing a peaceful sanctuary for introspection and rejuvenation.

Daily meditation sessions deepen your practice and cultivate a connection with the Self. Yoga classes, held in an open-air pavilion overlooking rice fields and lush forests, enhance energetic well-being and physical alignment.

Beyond the structured daily routines, the retreat includes pilgrimages to local temples for healing, allowing guests to experience the spiritual energy of Ubud firsthand. These immersive experiences, combined with personalized attention and care, create a nurturing environment for transformation and renewal.

A Memory That Lasts a Lifetime


Combining Ubud’s timeless traditions with modern spiritual practices creates a powerful catalyst for personal growth and healing. The profound impact of this fusion nurtures a sustained sense of balance and spiritual enlightenment. As you return to your daily life, the peace and clarity gained from this sacred experience will continue to guide you.

Those who have felt the potent healing energy of Ubud often find themselves returning, seeking further enhancement of their original experience.

We look forward to creating long-lasting memories and making a deep impact on everyone’s spiritual path.


Written by Anna Kushnir


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