“I am grateful to be a humble instrument
in the divine orchestra of this life.”
Nilanthi, one of Fivelements amazing Wellness Liaisons, has been a holistic wellness consultant for over 18 years. She has experience in numerous modalities and wellness skills, and has led healing retreats around the world. Her powerful senses of intuition, mindfulness and understanding make her a powerful healing force, helping guests to empower themselves to live in harmony and balance, enjoy deep, joyful connections and experience a true sense of freedom.
“Fivelements is the manifestation of our vision, our dreams, our love.
And we have created this Balinese sanctuary of healing, happiness and wellbeing for guests
to discover their own vision, dreams and love in turn.”
Lahra and Chicco Tatriele
Five years ago, the eco-wellness retreat, Fivelements, opened its unique healing space to guests for the first time in Bali. Since then, the beautiful bamboo-designed sanctuary by the Ayung River has offered a restorative and spiritual space for personal transformations and love in action. Combining traditional wisdom with a spirit of innovation and excellence, Fivelements has surpassed our expectations, our dreams. We have won awards, attracted the best in wellness partners and truly reinvented what it means to retreat.
Here at Fivelements we practice Ahimsa – love and respect for all life. This practice includes showing compassion for some of the less popular creatures that we live amongst, such as the dreaded mosquito. In order to understand how we can more happily coexist with these little nuisances, we have recently made it our business to learn how they live and breed.
Upon hearing that familiar buzz in the ear, most people use a commercial repellent, and some chemical sprays are quite effective. However, if you take a careful look it turns out there are many environmentally friendly ways to minimize the annoying presence of mosquitos without killing them.
Read on and you’ll get some ideas for a zzz-free home...
Raw Chocolate Tarts
Makes 5 tarts
Deliciously chocolaty, these treats are full of nourishing goodness
These are not your average chocolate tarts. Packed with nutrients the chia seeds pack a calcium, protein and fiber punch, the avocados and bananas bring the potassium, plus the avos’ healthy fats, and the raw cacao powder is full of antioxidants. Scrunch through the irresistible flavors while knowing you’re doing your body, mind and soul plenty of good.
What is Happiness?
We all want it, but is it something we can buy, sell, create or invest? Can it last, can it fade? Where does it come from? Where does it go?
These are just some of the questions I have asked myself over the years and now, on International Happiness Day, I ask you.
Earth Hour is on Saturday, 19 March 2016 8:30 p.m. local time.
The international ‘Earth Hour’ is upon us and, being a healing space dedicated to
life transformation and love in action, we feel it is a crucial act that carries an incredibly important message and
feel it is a concept that we should all embrace.
Taking place on 19 March between 8.30 and 9.30pm local time, the lights off event unifies people across the globe to shine a light on climate action, where individuals, businesses, cities and landmarks switch off their lights for one hour to draw attention to climate change.
At Fivelements, Balinese spiritual teacher, Acharya Vibhakarananda Avadhuta (Dada) tells us that Nyepi, part of the Saka calendar (from the Sanskrit Isakawarsa), has been celebrated from as far back as AD79. The book Babad Bali (the history of Bali) tells of the tolerance and unity that allowed this Hindu festival to become a fixture.
Our successful foundation would not be possible
without the amazing people whom over time have become part of the greater Fivelements family.
Here members of Fivelements family share how Fivelements has inspired them over the years.
Chicco Tatriele, Co-founder & President Director
Love in Action!
Finding Practical Answers in Tri Hita Karana
by Gove Donal DePuy
Our social relationships are, “every bit as powerful as adequate sleep, a good diet and not smoking,” in terms of affecting long term health and lifespan. In line with a recent trend of supporting ancient wisdom with science, a recent article by Harvard Medical School has re-stated this long standing truth.
Here at Fivelements we couldn’t agree more. The Balinese philosophy of Tri Hita Karana (translated loosely as the “three paths to prosperity”) has promoted for centuries that the most important relationships in our human lives are those with God (or personal spirituality), with our natural environment, and with our fellow humans.