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    Flores Joyful Retreat in Manggarai for joy, yoga, meditation and cultural activities

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  • FLORES JOYFUL RETREAT

    Flores Joyful Retreat is a retreat area in Manggarai, 45 min from Labuan Bajo Komodo airport, on the beautiful island of Flores, Indonesia. The project to create the joyful retreat has just started as we very recently aquired the land where we want to create a space for joy, yoga, meditation and cultural activities together with the local people and children in Flores. During 2017 we aim to build the first houses in typical Manggarai style of mainly sources from nature and create organic vegetable gardens and medicinal gardens and also engage the local communities for dancing, cooking, growing and returning to nature.

  • Help us bring more JOY into the world

    Help us with your donation here

    Flores Joyful Retreat, a place for yoga, meditation, Qi gong, traditional Indonesian dancing and cooking - things to bring you back in touch with your true state of peace and joy. The retreat space will also incorporate the 'Joyful Children Area'. This is a place for children from the surrounding villages (and around the world) to learn traditional dancing, English, organic gardening, traditional games and connecting to nature. We have purchased land for the retreat on the beautiful island of Flores in Indonesia and have built the first house with guest room and kitchen.

    We now need your help to continue the creation of the Flores Joyful Retreat. The next phase of development will include the children's activity house, guest houses, yoga room and installation of solar panels for electricity. We have set up a page on GoFundMe where you can help us with any amount that feels comfortable for you.

    Any donations are welcome, but if you help us with 600 SEK (60 Euro, 75 USD) you are welcome to stay one night for free at Flores Joyful Retreat including food and all activities we will offer.

    Help us with your donation here

    Thank you for your support - Liz & Lars

  • The process of creating the Flores Joyful Retreat is ongoing

    We hope to be able to receive the first guests in October/November 2018


     

    Building the first house

    During September and October, the first house was built. Terasses was created for organic gardening and planting of fruit treas started.
    More photos in the Photo gallery


    First stone ceremony

    September 2, a traditional ceremony was performed with Bpk Tua Ame, Bpk Desa, Bpk Tua Golo, Bpk Ansel and many others
    for placing the first stone for starting the building of the first house at Flores Joyful Retreat.
    More photos in the Photo gallery

    Preparing the land for the first house

    During July and August 2017 the land was cleaned and the building material for the first house was transported to the retreat area.
    More photos in the Photo gallery
    The "first stone" will be placed Septemer 2 in a special ceremony.

  • “Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile,
    but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy”

    Thich Nhat Hanh

  • VISION

    Flores Joyful Retreat is a place for everyone to find
    Inner
    Joy - Beauty - Power - Love.

  • MISSION

    Facilities and Teaching of
    Yoga Asana, Breath work, Yoga Nidra, Meditation, Qi Gong,
    Indonesian Martial Arts, The Art of Silence and Smiling.

    The nature in the retreat will include
    Organic Gardening, Medicine Gardens and a Waterfall.

    Create a place for Local Communities to
    perform and teach traditional Dancing and Cooking.

    In the retreat Organic chickens, pigs and cows will have a their space.

    Flores Joyful Retreat is open for people of all ages - children, families, backpackers - to come and experience joy and happiness.