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Go to the Masters, Get Away From It All in Bali with Fivelements.

By March 30, 2011

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The day your humble guide decides to give up red meat and junk food is the day I sign up with Fivelements International Advisory LCC's new Masters Series (www.fivelements.org), a platform for conferences and talks led by distinguished global speakers held in Bali, Indonesia.

After presenting a successful speaking event with internationally recognized author and raw food guru David Wolfe (www.davidwolfe.com), Fivelements will roll out a new lineup of alternative health luminaries, with knowledge in healing foods, medicinal herbs, meditation, yoga, healing arts, renewable energy, natural environments, eco-design and socio-cultural integration - all from the Fivelements Puri Ahimsa, an exclusive retreat located near Ubud, Bali.

The Fivelements Puri Ahimsa opened in November 2010, and has since gained attention from international travelers for its eco-conscious accommodations, Balinese healing and beauty sanctuary, "sacred" arts programs, and refined vegan restaurant set between a lush bamboo forest and the island's famed Ayung River.

Which makes it such an ideal setting for the Masters Series, which fulfills the founders' commitment to share rarefied knowledge to a wider audience seeking healthier, more sustainable and "interconnected" lives.

Speaking events like the Masters Series adds yet another element to the Fivelements Puri Ahimsa's reputation as a "healing destination": the added dimension of a center for intellectual discussions targeted at individuals and corporate groups in search of experiences beyond that of exotic travel.

"We feel fortunate guests see us as both a leading healing destination and a beautiful place to rejuvenate, meditate, dine and participate in our events and ceremonies," says Chicco Tatriele, who co-founded Fivelements along with his wife Lahra and their Balinese and European partners. "We are committed to our mission to create a space for what we call 'life transformation.'"

More About the Masters Series & Retreat Programs

Upcoming Masters Series speakers include Dr. Gabriel Cousens, M.D., M.D.(H) (www.gabrielcousens.com), a world recognized author and figure in integrative holistic medicine. Dr. Cousens is a proponent of Ayurveda and an expert in live foods cuisine and Kundalini energy.

Dr. Cousens will speak on spiritual teachings, yoga and meditation and his Optimal Longevity Diet and the Culture of Life Diet. The program will run from December 10 to 13. To back up his talk, Dr. Cousens will lead a four-day retreat titled "Culture of Life".

Apart from the Masters Series, Fivelements features the Panca Mahabhuta Retreat and the detox-focused Pure Retreat programs, which are inspired by time-honored Balinese philosophies and their tradition of "living in harmony". All retreats incorporate holistic healing on physical, emotional and behavioral levels administered by a team of experts from a range of disciplines.

"Our integrative approach leads our guests toward opening their bodies and minds to newfound trust, freedom and joy, allowing for an organic healing process to naturally unfold. This begins by attuning to one's distinct 'authenticity' and honoring our highest potential," says co-founder Lahra Tatriele.

Retreat participants are accommodated in stylish riverside suites over the course of their stay, while participating in programs that range from three days to three weeks. Programs are offered year-round, and include Balinese healing rituals for purification, balancing and regeneration, healing cuisine, consultation, Balinese blessing ceremonies, daily meditation, Balinese energy and massage bodywork, water healing "dance," yoga and aikido sessions as well as body care at the retreat's beauty sanctuary.

Find out more about Fivelements and their ongoing work at www.fivelements.org.

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