Bali's Spiritual and Wellness Side with Nindy and Kinez
Bali's Spiritual and Wellness Side with Nindy and KinezKinez Riza and Nindy Noto
For those who are looking to connect to Bali's deep spiritual side and immerse themselves in the traditional wellness practices and rituals from the island, this is the guide for you. It can be difficult to escape the crowds of tourists which populate Ubud and southern Bali, so we swerve off the beaten track and explore the island’s more hidden ancient temples and historic village sites in a guide curated by Bali locals Kinez and Nindy.
Kinez Riza is a multi-disciplinary artist based in Bali, Indonesia. Native to the island her work explores representations of reality and identity in correlation to Nature, Time, and the Sublime, often embedding evocative objects and artefacts.
Nindy Noto is a music, arts and cultural events producer which take place all over Indonesia and has a focus on celebrating and helping to preserve indigenous Indonesian culture. Nindy is also part of Sonic Selections radio, a sound branding and music curation service.
We'd like to thank our friends at Flabbergast Club from the creative Balinese community for curating our guides on the island. You can help support local creatives with Big Bali Bags, proceeds from all bag sales go back to the Balinese community here.
In this Guide
“The stone foundations of this temple are megalithic, or around 2000 years old, and is one of Bali’s most sacred temples under the Agung Volcano. It is exceptionally large with stone paved alleys leading you towards the interior complex.”More Info
“Tenganan Pegeringsinan Village is one of Bali’s earliest villages known for their ‘evil warding’ geringsing textiles and Perang Pandan, an annual ceremony held at the end of June that showcases fighters striking each other with Pandan leaves.”More Info
“Melukat in Sebatu is a spring temple cleanse in the Sebatu valley, discovered as a sacred site 8 years ago and potent in energy. Required to go with a mangku or guide to enter the premises and conduct the ceremony.”More Info
“Qi Temple Acupuncture, Bamboo Cupping, Moxibustion and Tui Na is my go to for a regular fix to ease physical or mental tension in Canggu.”More Info
“Their Codage facials are especially compatible with my skincare needs, alongside their stretch shiatsu massage and signature massage. The Olaplex hair treatment and eyelash extensions are essential too.”More Info
“John Hardy Seminyak serves a fantastic lunch inspired by flavours across the archipelago paired with jamu drinks in the Seminyak flagship store of jeweller John Hardy, known for Bali heritage jewellery techniques such as the chain link weave in silver, gold and precious metals.”More Info
“Pura Ayun in Bongkasa - a quiet temple in the village of Bongkasa across the valley from Sayan Road, flanked by ancient banyan trees so old and colossal it is visible along the tree line as you look across the valley”More Info
“A beautiful stay in the mountains in an organic coffee plantation with different styled rooms if you’re seeking colder nights by the fire and incredible organic food, owned by Ibu Kentri Norberg who is a mother to all. There are several natural river pools on the property accessible in a 15 minute trek when the days get hot.”More Info
“Agustian Supriatna is a multi-instrumentalist who leads sound healing sessions using various instruments such as bamboo flutes, sitar, steel hand pan, bells and singing bowls. Catch him perform at venues in Ubud to help you attain a more peaceful and aligned state of mind.”More Info
“Tirta Usada is a holistic clinic led by Tjokorde Gde Kerthyasa. Trained as a homoeopath and a Buteko Breathwork practitioner, he is also a tea master. If you have a specific ailment, he’s full of great advice. You can also head to the clinic for general advice on how to incorporate natural health practices into your daily life.”More Info