Visit the spiritual village to experience the real bali
-were yoga and meditation is more than just a hype
-it's an ancient self-healing tool!
Sesandan- the ancient village
At Balitrees you can have both: cultural travel and a relaxing, enriching yoga holiday. Come and dig deeper into the balinese culture, learn about the true balinese lifestyle as well as the ancient yoga and meditation techniques. We give you the chance to make a unique experience and to take along wonderful ancient self-healing tools...
At Sesandan curios natives welcome you to their community, take you around their ancient village and show you typically balinese
traditions and rituals that they are proud of.The village itself is settled in a peaceful place, at the heart of bali's wild untouchednature. There, you can watch incredible sunrises/sunsets with a nice view of the famous Mount Batukaru, the place where the ancient
yoga and meditation techniques derived from. Sesandan is the perfect place to find inner peace while making a new, unique cultural experience and pick up knowledge about the ancient Yoga 'Watukara' practices.
Sesandan is a very ancient and spiritual village so you will see villagers wearing their traditional dress-up while preparing and conducting balinese ceremonies. Especially the countless, impressive ceremonies are a highlight for people interested in the spiritual side of Bali. This experiences touches all senses: many colors, costumes, dances, temples, shrines full of offerings and the traditional music orchestra. According to the culture, every life phase (wedding, birth, death e.g.) or anything of materialistic matter (opening of new building, room, purchase of a car e.g.) is a reason for family and friends to gather, praise and appreciate. Also, all natural phenomena are worth ceremonies, like the moon cycle or the visit of waterfall. Regardless of the cause, each ceremony requires certain procedures, elements and a lot of handmade pieces made from what is given by nature. These ceremonial preparations and processes are called 'Upkara' and are a part of your cultural experience at Sesandan.
After all, the balinese are known for their handicraft skills, which is why they export alot of handmade items all over the world, for example wooden furniture, statues and more. At Balitrees you can get a taste of their talent, see and learn how to make these ceremonial preparations yourself by attending different unique cultural activities.
Besides that Sesandan has many temples to visit, a trip to the major spiritual temple is a must-do! The villagers believe in the temple's high spiritual energy, which suppose to support the process of activating someones personal (chakra-) energy. Same counts for other places at the ancient village, which is why ceremonies are often carried out at the temple or the beach.
There are many fascinating places to explore, besides the ancient temples, there's a beautiful natural waterfall and many old original balinese home compounds for instance. For the villagers, three main temples are highly important, whereas some can only be found at Sesandan.
Sesandan is a magical place overall and with it's breathtaking environment and the friendly villagers, it is the place where you make an unforgettable experience! Here is what one of our former guests says about Bailtrees:
"Amazing experience, very cultural and enlightening for authentic Balinese culture and traditions. The staff are all incredible - friendly and helpful in every way! Surrounded by rice paddies and palm trees with no tourists aside from others in your group it’s a real retreat!"- Brian L.
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