healing & spiritual

Starlight Gazing*
An innovative spa treatment in this wellness resort in Bali takes form under a sea of stars and blends nature's simplicity with the hi-tech fusion of Ultra Meditation music. Lie weightless on a floating platform in the pool, taking in the enormity of the universe above while listening to a specially selected soundtrack.

Healthy Cooking Class*
An interactive cooking class at Spa Village Resort Tembok, Bali introducing basic culinary techniques and cooking insights to nurture your health and translate nutrition principles into nourishing, easy to prepare dishes that are consistent with healthy lifestyle habits. Your culinary journey ends with our dedicated team serving your own creations at Wantilan restaurant.

Jamu Making*
Jamu is a traditional herbal medicine made from natural plants which the Balinese believe have medical properties. Concocted as a drink or as an external application, this ancient remedy is still used by many Indonesians in every walk of life.

Boreh Making*
A traditional mix of herbs and spices used by the Balinese as a body scrub as well as a curative and preventative treatment to ease coughs, muscle pain and headaches.

Canang Making*
The canang is a sacred offering to the gods. These colourful square or rounded offering trays can be seen all over Bali. Our class will demonstrate this ancient Balinese skill.

Balance Walk*
A complimentary meditative beach walk accompanied by the sounds of the sea and nature.

Creativity Walk*
A moderate beach walk combined with the creation of land art, a creative process that uses items from the surrounding natural environment.

Fitness Circuit*
A complimentary workout programme, the fitness circuit training develops good basic strength and body tone with a range of different exercise activities.

Pencak Silat – Balinese Martial Arts*
Owing its roots to ancient Chinese Shaolin monasteries, this Balinese martial art form is believed to have been brought to Bali from Java. It is a full-body fighting form that incorporates strikes, grappling and throwing.

Nyuwun Yoga*
A unique class which combines basic asanas with attention to body alignment. The Nyuwun Yoga classes in this resort in Bali are designed to strengthen postural awareness and aptitude by practicing balance and focus.

Hatha Yoga*
Hindu tradition attributes the deity Shiva to be the founder of hatha yoga, an ancient branch of yoga, which has a combined focus on mindfulness, breathing and physical movements and brings health benefits with regular participation.

Yoga Swing*
The yoga swing focuses the awareness on the universal pull of gravity. Versatile and adjustable, this exercise tool provides three handles at varying heights allowing the user to achieve any conceivable posture, angle, movement or stretch.

Les Organic Salt Farming
Discover the process involved in organic salt farming that has remained largely unchanged over the years in the nearby village of Les. The farmers take pride in their work and their method of mixing seawater with soil infuses the salt with a sweeter flavour. Salt farming ends once the rainy season begins and the farmland is then used to cultivate seasonal crops.

Coconut Oil Making
Learn the traditional Balinese way of making coconut oil, one of the best sources of heart-healthy medium-chain fatty acids, which stimulates the metabolism and enhances the immune system through its antiviral and antibacterial effects. A key ingredient in the resort’s spa ingredients, coconut oil is also commonly used for cooking. Today, only a small number of rural communities still make the oil for personal use or to be sold in local markets.

Visit to Sacred Places
- Pengelipuran Village -
A traditional Balinese village with beautiful architecture and a strong feeling of community. Ancient Balinese stonework plays an integral part in the entrance to all their homes. An insight into Old Bali and how its people continue to find a balance between ancient craft and contemporary function.

- Besakih Temple -
Known as the Mother Temple, the temple complex lies in the village of Besakih on the slopes of Mount Agung and is the most important, largest and holiest Hindu temple in Bali. Dating back to prehistoric times, it was used as a Hindu place of worship from 1284 when the first Javanese conquerors settled in Bali. By the 15th century, Besakih had become a state temple of the Gelgel dynasty.

- Goa Lawah -
Its name translates to ‘Bat Cave’ as it is built around a cave opening that is inhabited by colonies of bats in the village of Pesinggahan, Dawan district, bordering the Klungkung and Karangasem regencies. The temple was established in the 11th century by Mpu Kuturan, one of early priests who laid the foundations of Hinduism on the island.

- Gunung Kawi -
At the bottom of a lush green river valley, lies one of Bali's oldest and largest ancient monuments consisting of 10 rock-cut candi (shrines) – memorials carved in imitation of actual statues. Standing in 8 metre high sheltered niches cut into the sheer cliff face with long climbs of over 270 steps, each candi is believed to be a memorial to a member of the 11th century Balinese royalty. Legends claim that the memorials were carved out of the rock face in one night by the mighty fingernails of Kebo Iwa, a Balinese folk hero.

- Ponjok Batu Temple -
This unique sacred temple in the Pacung village is made entirely of black lava stone and is situated on a cliff that juts out to the sea. Founded in 16th century by King Waturenggong, legend has it that Dang Hyang Nirartha, who spread Hinduism in Bali, used to stop at this place on his way to Lombok and Sumbawa. One day, he spotted a wrecked boat and its fishing crew in trouble and helped them find safe passage back to Lombok. The temple commemorates Dang Hyang Nirartha's deeds.

- Pura Beji Sangsit -
Located in the Sangsit village east of Singaraja, the temple was built in the 15th century during the Majapahit period and is considered to be one of the oldest temples in Bali. Being a subak temple means that it is dedicated to the goddess Dewi Sri who protects the irrigated rice fields. The temple was built on the site of a well using soft pink sandstone and its walls are decorated with sculptures of demons, snakes and devils.

- Taman Sukasada Ujung -
Also known as Ujung Park or Sukasada Park, this water palace which combines both Balinese and European architecture, was commissioned by the late King of Karangasem, I Gusti Bagus Jelantik, in the early 20th century. While almost entirely destroyed by the eruption of Mount Agung in 1963 and by the 1975 earthquake, much of its ornate pillars, statues, ponds and terraced gardens have been restored.

- Tenganan Pegringsingan -
One of the oldest working traditional Balinese villages on the island, the Tenganan village is located in the Karangasem regency. Its unique local community is one of the main examples of the Bali Aga culture, the indigenous people of Bali with their own traditions, customs and dialect dating back thousands of years. It is known for its gamelan selunding music and geringsing double ikat textiles.

- Tirta Empul -
For centuries, the Balinese have been drawn to Pura Tirta Empul in the village of Tampaksiring, whose sacred spring is said to have been created by the god, Indra, and to have curative properties. An inscription dates the temple with its shrines to Shiva, Vishnu, Brahma, Mount Batur and Indra to 926 AD. Considered one of Bali’s holiest temples and water source, the main attraction is a long rectangular stone carved pool filled with koi and fed by the sacred spring through 12 fountains with 2 smaller pools nearby. Worshippers make an offering before bathing and praying in the main pool with many bottling the water to take home.

- Trunyan Village -
Nestled on the edge of Batur Lake, this Bali Aga village is inhabited by descendants of the original Balinese with ancient, neolithic customs devoid of outside influences. The village is home to the sacred Pura Pancering Jagat and its 4 metre high god statue of Bhantara Da Tonta, also called Ratu Gede Pancering Jagat, believed to the patron guardian of the village with entry prohibited to outsiders. An age-old funeral tradition still observed by the Trunyanese is that they lay out their deceased in bamboo cages to decompose after a cleansing ritual. A huge fragrant Taru Menyan tree nearby, from which the village name is derived from, neutralises the scent of decomposition. When only skeletal remains are left, the skulls are placed on a stair-shaped stone altar in a special cemetery accessible only by boat.

- Ulun Danu Batur -
After Besakih Temple, this is the next most important temple in Bali dedicated to Dewi Batari Ulun Danu, the goddess of lakes and rivers. The temple was originally nestled in the northwestern slope of Mount Batur until the volcanic eruption in 1917 claimed thousands of lives and ruined the area. The villagers moved the surviving shrines and rebuilt the temple on higher ground. Another eruption in 1926 buried the entire Batur village and the temple in lava but the 11 tiered meru shrine of Dewi Danu located in the temple compound survived. After the catastrophe, the temple and the village were rebuilt on even higher ground where it remains today.

- Ulun Danu Beratan -
Set within the Bedugul regency highlands on the shores of Lake Beratan, stands the majestic Ulun Danu Temple. One of the icons of Bali, the temple is depicted on the 50,000 rupiah bill and was built in honour of the goddess Danu, queen of water, lakes and rivers. The surrounding area is believed to have been a site of worship and centre for religious rituals since the megalithic period. Records of the temple itself date back to 1556. In 1633, the King of Mengwi rebuilt it in both Hindu and Buddhist architectural styles. Lake Beratan, the second largest lake in Bali, is the main source of irrigation for rice fields and plantations across the Bedugul village while the mountain it sits on is often referred to as the holy mountain.

- Pura Uluwatu -
Dedicated to the spirits of the sea, the famous Pura Uluwatu is one of Bali’s most spectacular temples, carved from black coral rock and located on a cliff top edge with stunning views.

Tirtagangga Water Palace
Once a rest villa for the king, large koi now swim in the waters of the nine fresh water springs that fill the vast ponds that run through the Tirtagangga Water Palace. Life size statues play out the epic legend of the Mahabrata, depicting the ancient struggle between good and evil. The ancient pools that were previously used only by royalty are now open to the public as swimming pools with views of lush green paddy fields that stretch to the mountains.

* Group activities that are part of the complimentary daily scheduled activities within the resort. These activities are subject to change. Private sessions are chargeable and require advance notice.