Meditation in Uluwatu – The Istana
Unlike some Uluwatu Meditation practices that aim to empty the mind, TM uses a unique technique of repeating a mantra (handed over to you by your teacher during your private session). The practice of chanting this sacred sound helps your brain to settle and reduces stress, anxiety, high blood pressure and heart disease. It also improves mental performance and increases creativity, happiness and inner peace.
The Istana sits just 30m from the edge of the cliffs on a sprawling gated estate that blends modern Indonesian architecture with traditional island detailing and stunning sea views. The expansive property features a main house with generous living and dining spaces, two pools and a breezy bale, as well as four separate guest buildings — including the master suite.
Beyond the Horizon: Exploring Meditation Techniques in the Idyllic Uluwatu Setting
It’s an ideal spot to unwind for sunrise and sunset yoga sessions on a gorgeous beachfront deck overlooking the ocean and the Bukit Peninsula. Whether you prefer to stretch out in the 160 sqm Big Shala or the smaller 25 sqm Little Shala, there are expert instructors on hand to guide your practise and help you find your flow.
The Istana’s grounds and main building are open to the public on selected statutory holidays such as Chinese New Year, Deepavali, Hari Raya Puasa and National Day. Guests are welcome to tour the building and stroll through its beautiful grounds, which are dotted with exotic flora and fauna including a swan pond, spice garden and Japanese horticulture-inspired garden.