Buahan, a Banyan Tree Escape, is an undiscovered natural enclave with a novel “No Walls, No Doors” villas concept that offers adult-only guests a unique “nature-naked” experience in communion with nature. It is located in the heart of the Balinese jungle, in the undeveloped part of Northern Ubud with glimpses of rice paddies and access to the Ayung River and its great waterfall. The unique 2-night nature creative retreat will be hosted by Singaporean botanical artist Lucinda Law and will be unveiled by Buahan in December.
The Beauty of Nature Creative Retreat takes place from the 7th to the 9th December and will be the Singaporean artist’s first ever retreat to be held in Bali – where an impressive range of activities and workshops awaits. The thoughtfully curated itinerary seeks to encourage a natural-sensory transforming experience for guests so they can connect not only with themselves but also with other attendees who share their values, be open to awakening their senses, and be present with the beauty of nature. After recovering from a pandemic that lasted for two years, the retreat is a crucial time for connection, reflection, and expression in the midst of nature.
A Banyan Tree Escape, a partnership between Lucinda Law and Buahan, is the result of a shared thought to make it easier for city inhabitants to access nature’s beauty. The three sections from Lucinda’s new creative guidebook, Creative Awakening, Creative Restoration, and Creative Expression, will be focused on three key areas of supporting the participants’ creative processes, with technicalities and hands-on teaching woven throughout.
Guests can look forward to utilising creative tools such as botanical art, travel sketching, reflective journal and poetry expressions to frame their artwork activities. This will encourage guests to form various ways of creative expressions inspired by nature to create their personal work from the techniques that will be taught by Lucinda herself, and takeaway tips to continue using them in their personal lives and creative practices. The idea is to awaken their attunement and attentiveness to the smaller and intimate nature details, while at the same time, connect to the majestic wonders of nature elements and landscape such as the waterfall and seven mountains peaks from within the resort.
The ‘Soul Blessing Journey’ experience organised by Buahan, A Banyan Tree Escape, invites participants to be adorned in traditional Balinese Costume, before making their own Canang Sari, a small basket of gratitude offerings filled with sacred flowers. Following which, the participants will embark on a 15-minute trek to the private waterfall where a Pemangku (priest) will preside over a water blessing before they are guided to experience the life-energizing Creative Restoration workshop.
There is no better time for a well-earned break and to rest and unwind through this creative retreat, which has been selected to revive one’s mind and to face the new year with a fresh start, given that we are approaching the last quarter of the year.
For more information and to book your stay for The Beauty of Nature Creative Retreat with Lucinda Law at Buahan, A Banyan Tree Escape, Ubud, Bali, please visit here.