CSL Winter Retreat 2017 (Sorry you missed it! Hope to see you in 2018)

CSL Winter Retreat 2017

(Sorry you missed it!  Hope to see you in 2018)

We invite you to

The CSL Winter Retreat
@ Lombok, Indonesia

January 14-19th (getting full; book now!)
We have a waiting list for people who want to come for another retreat during
Chinese New Year
Only 500rmb more for the CNY dates
Jan 28th to Feb 2nd
(we need at least 5 more people to sign up!)

Last year our winter retreat was on an island on the tip of Thailand. This year we will be visiting the beautiful island of Lombok near Bali, Indonesia.  I used to live in Indonesia for 2 years when I was very young and the colors and spices of these island keep drawing me back.  My partner Mahel, who is Indonesian, will also be our guide.  To make it even sweeter, we will be using the retreat space created by Indra, the CSL kirtan teacher who returned to her native island of Lombok 2 years ago to build her dream yoga sanga.

We have created this retreat with our combined passions and wish to share it with you. It is only RMB 3000 per person double occupancy and kids under 10 are free! The emphasis is on nature and being conscious together. Please join us!
More details on our website soon:  www.cslshanghai.com.  Share the warmth of community with us!
Robert Applegate, Spiritual Director

Six days and five nights on Lombok – a very laid back and less developed island compared with nearby Bali.   We will stay at the modern Hotel Maktal located in Mataram city and have our workshops and meetings at Indra’s new yoga sanga only 5 minutes away by van.   Come re-energize yourself and enjoy the power of spiritual community!

Early Bird Offer By Nov 1st: ¥3000 per person double occupancy (with free extra small bed for children under 10)

After Nov 1st
¥3500 per person double occupancy

After Dec 1st
¥4500 per person double occupancy

Includes: Van tours to the surrounding area, daily meditation, yoga, music, healing circles, and various classes teaching spiritual tools to expand your life; plus delicious vegetarian Indonesian food 3 times a day!

Share your passion/gifts by contributing to the programme activities like music, dance, poem recitation, story-telling and so on. Be CREATIVE & SPONTANEOUS!

Not included: Airfare & transfers to hotel on Lombok.  AirAsia flights are are still quite cheap right now (1183rmb One Way) but don’t delay…

Extra: Sea kayaking, wave runners, bikes/scooters, boat trips to nearby outer islands like Gili Islands, tourist park admissions, etc., snacks and individual purchases.

Registration begins now! 

Hurry to secure your flights before the prices hike up soon…


Day 1: Jan 14th (Sat)
•     Meet at hotel in downtown Matarum not too far from the airport
•    Airport pick up if you arrive on the 11:45am AirAsia flight currently priced at only 1,183rmb!  (Leaves PVG/Shanghai at 1:20am and short transit in Kuala Lumpur)

•     Check into our rooms and relax, walk around the town…
•    5pm: Orientation + Opening Circle
•    6:30pm: Welcome dinner

Day 2~5: Jan 15-18th (Sunday – Wednesday)
•    7:30~8:30am: Morning Meditation + Silence
•    8:30am: Breakfast + Programme of the day
•    10am onwards: spontaneous classes, workshops, or activities based on breakfast discussion

Day 6: Jan 19th (Thursday) Celebration & Parting Ritual
•    7:30am~9am: Morning Meditation + Silence
•    9am: Breakfast followed by last minute tour & shopping before checking out of the hotel
•    12pm:  Special Farewell Lunch
•    Additional days can be added at the same hotel for a small charge.

NOTE: itinerary is subjected to change depending on weather conditions, transportation etc.
Please bring along: Your favourite book (to share quotes or insights), clothing items, art materials or objects to contribute to a group art creation, also anything else you would like to share with the group like musical instruments, food, teas, candles, incense and so on!

Reminders/don’t forget to bring: comfortable attire suitable for workshop participation and physical activities, mosquito repellent, sunscreen, hat, swimsuit and summer essentials etc…






Rob 182 2160 5654, RobApplegate@gmail.com  WeChat: CSL-Shanghai
Mahel 13761545643, Amahl.azwar@gmail.com  WeChat: McMahel

See you there! Namaste!


Long overshadowed by its superstar neighbour across the Lombok Strait there’s a steady hum about Lombok that catches the ear of travellers looking for something different from Bali. Blessed with exquisite white-sand beaches, epic surf, a lush forested interior, and hiking trails through tobacco and rice fields, Lombok is fully loaded with equitorial allure. Oh, and you’ll probably notice mighty Gunung Rinjani, Indonesia’s second-highest volcano, its summit complete with hot springs and a dazzling crater lake.

And there’s much more. Lombok’s southern coastline is nature on a very grand scale: breathtaking turquoise bays, world-class surf breaks and massive headlands.