The Way Of Five Elements Retreat

Bali : July 1-5, 2024

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“The journey of self-discovery is a pilgrimage home to the truth within.” ~ Stephanie Hoo

Set out on an extraordinary exploration of self-discovery and transformation in the enchanting realm of Bali. Allow me to guide you on a profound journey, where you will unearth the truth that resides within your being. Together, we will unravel practical tools and techniques that address the very essence of your wellbeing.

Inspired by a holistic approach, my program is a harmonious fusion of mind, body, and soul. Immerse yourself in a tapestry of captivating experiences, including invigorating daily 5 Elements Qigong classes, immersive exploration of Traditional Chinese Medicine, the art of harnessing clinical aromatherapy for everyday wellness, the transformative power of Lifestyle Medicine practices, profound hands-on healing encounters, serene meditation and soul-stirring sound healing sessions, exclusive brainwave entrainment neuro-soundscapes, and the revelation of nutrition's healing properties. Additionally, be captivated by breathtaking nature excursions that will leave you in awe.

This retreat is your gateway to a rejuvenated existence, a resurgence of vitality, and a profound connection with your authentic self. You will emerge refreshed, revitalized, and armed with practical wisdom to honor and embrace your true essence. Unveil the secrets of the five elements and embark on this unforgettable odyssey of self-discovery. Your transformative journey awaits.

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Daily Qigong

Start with the foundations of Qigong practice, which is steeped in 5000 years of lifelong health benefits. Qigong can be best described as a mind-body-spirit practice that has the limitless potential to improve one's mental and physical health by integrating posture, movement, breathing technique, self-massage, sound, and focused intent.

We will begin by introducing 5 Elements Qigong and its history, practice guidelines, correct stances, the opening and closing forms.

Experience the practice incorporated with essential oils that correspond to each element and organs to enhance the energetic effects and support the natural healing processes of your body. You will be guided through a sensory journey, where you will breathe in the aromas and feel the effects on your body and mind.

We'll be integrating the healing sounds and color that correspond with each movement and element, deepening the healing potential of the practice.

10 Benefits Of Five Elements Qigong

1. Balancing the Five Elements
2. Enhanced Energy Flow
3. Stress Reduction
4. Improved Physical Strength and Flexibility
5. Emotional Balance
6. Enhanced Organ Health
7. Increased Mind-Body Connection
8. Improved Resilience
9. Enhanced Mental Clarity and Focus
10. Overall Wellbeing

Interactive Workshops

Gain invaluable insights and practical tools through our interactive workshops. These transformative experiences will empower you to create lasting positive changes for personal growth, resilience, and balance in your everyday lives.

5 Elements Personality

Explore the 5 Elements Personality through a fun and interactive quiz. You'll learn how to identify your unique element personality and understand the corresponding characteristics, strengths, and challenges.

Clinical Aromatherapy

Discover how specific essential oils can balance and support each element, bringing harmony to your body, mind, and spirit. You will learn various essential oils for different health concerns and deepen your understanding of the connection between aromatherapy and TCM.

Lifestyle Medicine

Learn about the scientific basis for lifestyle medicine and how it can be used to improve overall health and well-being. The goal of the workshop is to empower you with the knowledge and skills needed to make sustainable lifestyle changes that will improve your health and quality of life.

Guided Meditation & Hands-on Healing

Through this experiential practice, you will not only deepen your connection to your own body and energy but also have the opportunity to connect with another individual on a healing level. You will leave feeling centered, grounded, and rejuvenated.

Sacred Waterfall Temple

This temple is one of Bali's secret gems and not listed in any guidebook. The spring at the temple is considered sacred, for it’s found at a meeting point of two holy rivers. There are 21 holy fountains and waterfalls to cleanse and purify oneself.

Organic Farm to Table Lunch

After the temple purification, we will enjoy an organic farm to table lunch cooked by a Balinese family, overlooking the garden where the fresh produce from your dishes have been prepared.

Sound Healing

An Ancient Sound Healing session guides you into an effortless state of relaxation. The process is as scientific as it is mysterious. It requires nothing but your presence to be fully appreciated, but it must be experienced in order to be understood. The rhythmic frequencies produced by a plethora of Ancient instrumentation during our Sound Healing Sessions, layer into an ocean of vibration for our bodies to feel, heal, relax & release.

5 Elements Cooking Class

This session promises to be a whole lot of fun! Learn how to prepare a TCM-inspired meal that corresponds to your five element personality. Along with your fellow peers you'll create delicious dishes together using fresh, organic ingredients and enjoy savoring your creations over lunch.

Mount Batur Hike

Bali is known to be in the "Ring of Fire" and for this reason the retreat destination corresponds to the FIRE Element. Harnessing the power of this element, we will be hiking up an active volcano. This awe-inspiring journey will take you through the rugged terrain and breathtaking landscapes surrounding the volcanic peak. We will also pause to connect through a rejuvenating Qigong practice along the mountain's ridge. The hike is suitable for beginners and all fitness levels.

Fire Ceremony

Together, we will let go of anything that no longer serves us, whether it's limiting beliefs, negative emotions, or past experiences that hold us back. As we release these old patterns, we create space for new growth and transformation. Gather around the warmth of the fire as we reflect on the journey we've taken and set intentions for the future.

Sample Retreat Itinerary


We have 10 unique rooms for you to choose from, each designed to enhance your experience. Our all inclusive 4-day retreat package covers everything on our Inclusions List, so all you need to worry about is booking your flight. Let us take care of the rest and help you enjoy an stress-free journey to “The Way of Five Elements Retreat”.

If you're based in Bali, there's a non-residential option to participate on a course-only plus meals package (with payment plans available too). Kindly contact me directly at +6282112085650 or for further details.

Retreat Package

  • $2,100
  • 4 payments of $550


    Bhakti is a sunny room with a charming little view of the rice fields. A beautiful bathroom with a shower so special that when the sun shines through the roof, creates a rainbow you can touch. Climb into the hanging egg chair and hear the tranquil music by the sound healing temple next door. Bhakti is perfect if you like a cozy room close to the facilities (rice field view, hanging egg, rainbow shower).

    • $2,100
    • 4 payments of $550

    Jnana >> [looking for roommate]

      With natural light coming in from all three sides of the room - both of which are views of the jungle and the pool with our famous giant Buddha. This spacious yet cozy room includes a daybed for you to lay on. Jnana is perfect for those that like to be the closest to the main pool where you can take a dip, socialize and enjoy the warmth of the sun on a beautiful day (easy pool access and windows on 3 sides).

      • $2,100
      • 4 payments of $550
      • Closed

      Karma >> [SOLD OUT]

        An adorable bright room with a little jungle view. Karma is a room that radiates a vibe that is pleasant and cozy to live in. We've added a soft round chair where you can read a book and hear the tranquil music by the sound healing temple next door. Karma is perfect if you like to be close to all the facilities (rice field view, nearby kitchen, ice bath and sauna).

        • $2,100
        • 4 payments of $550


          Start your day with a nice big stretch as you watch the sunrise from your window. This room is situated on the second floor giving you privacy and the best view of the pool with our giant buddha. To make you feel extra homey, we've added a daybed and a cozy hanging egg chair perfect for you to relax on. Raja is perfect for those that like to have a beautiful sunrise, pool view and daybed (best sunrise, pool view).

          • $2,300
          • 4 payments of $600


            Awaken to the sound of nature in this cozy jungle room. With a terrarium-like head board, ambient balcony and playful bathroom stairs; Hatha room definitely stands out among the rest. Hatha is perfect for those who enjoy being in their own space (balcony, terrarium-like head board, jungle view).

            • $2,300
            • 4 payments of $600


              Using modern and traditional aesthetics, this charming room has the best of both worlds. Perfectly situated on the corner giving you a panoramic view of jungle and rice fields. Shower underneath the stars or cozy up on the outdoor hanging chair as you enjoy your privacy and watch the beautiful sunset. Kundalini is perfect for those who love a balcony with a stunning view (best sunset, balcony and has a lot of light).

              • $2,300
              • 4 payments of $600


                With a 180 degree view of the lush jungle and two built-around trees, Mantra room will definitely make you feel like you're living in a tree house. Lay on the hammock, cozy up on the couch or journal in the balcony. String lights are added to make your experience at night even more relaxing. Mantra is perfect for those who love to have the feeling of being in a treehouse. (hammock, balcony and jungle view).

                • $2,300
                • 4 payments of $600


                  Immerse yourself in nature. Listen to the birds sing and the sound of the flowing river as this room is nestled deep in the jungle. Enjoy your morning cup while you watch the squirrels roam around the bamboo trees just right outside your balcony. Seva is perfect for those who enjoy being in their own space and away from the noise (closest to the jungle + balcony).

                  • $2,300
                  • 4 payments of $600


                    A playful balance using modern and traditional elements. Tantra is a cozy room with an outdoor hanging chair to snuggle in and a balcony with a view of the rice fields. It also has the best access to the cafe and the private deck where you can practice yoga or meditate at any time of the day. Tantra is perfect for those who love a balcony with a rice field view (private yoga / meditation deck).

                    • $2,600
                    • 4 payments of $675

                    Arjuna >> [SOLD OUT]

                      Take pleasure in the panoramic view of the lush jungle in Arjuna's room and private terrace. This spacious room comes with a living area including a comfortable sofa and a cozy hanging egg chair to relax in. Skinny dip underneath the stars on your private infinity pool, meditate or sunbathe on the deck. Arjuna is perfect for those who want to have space privacy to do their own thing (biggest room + infinity pool).


                      The venue in Ubud offers a serene sanctuary for wellbeing enthusiasts, featuring a Shala, tranquil meditation spots, two common pools with picturesque views, a café, and an inviting upper space amidst bamboo and coconut trees, allowing for deep relaxation and rejuvenation amidst the beauty of nature. Additionally, guests can unwind in the custom-built infrared sauna, which provides a revitalizing experience, or partake in the therapeutic benefits of cold therapy through invigorating ice baths. With two delightful pools, including an eternity pool with stunning coconut palm and rice field views, and another pool surrounded by trees and a majestic Buddha statue, guests can enjoy refreshing swims in idyllic settings.


                      The Shala is a big open and wooded place (65m2) situated among gigantic bamboo trees near the river. When it rains, a soothing waterfall cascades down the back of the Shala. It is furnished with blankets, blocks, bolsters, yoga mats, cushions, straps, a white board, and 15 aerial yoga hang points.

                      Food & Drink

                      The venue offers delicious breakfast, lunch, dinner and is always a memorable highlight of the retreat! A Juice Bar and many drinks are also available. Breakfast is served as a nutritious buffet style with fresh organic fruit and vegetables, whole grains, granola, muesli, nuts, selection of dried fruits, gluten free bread for toasting, infused water, herbs, salads, yoghurt, teas and coffee. Lunch and dinner: One of Ubud’s most well-known local cooks will be preparing our healthy plant-based meals.

                      Your Guide

                      Stephanie Hoo

                      Stephanie Hoo, the visionary behind A Gracious Life, is on a mission to empower clients in manifesting their dream lifestyle. With an unwavering passion for holistic living, Stephanie has amassed an impressive array of certifications in Clinical & Metaphysical Aromatherapy, Applied Metaphysics, Bioqr™ Therapy, Qigong Practitioner, Singing Bowl Therapy, Integrative Nutrition Health Coaching, Plant-Based Nutrition, Raw Food Mastery, and Lifestyle Medicine Coaching.

                      Her journey has bestowed upon her a profound understanding of the human body, its intricate systems, and boundless energy. This unparalleled knowledge has transformed the lives of countless clients, including Stephanie herself, as she healed naturally from a condition that defied conventional medical route.

                      Client Experiences

                      Julia Genoyer

                      “Stephanie’s outstanding program have allowed me to fully recover from my illness, avoiding surgery. Her work is truly groundbreaking.”

                      Jan Webb

                      “Stephanie’s gift for teaching and flowing her wisdom, insights and practice to others was evident to me in my first Qigong class.”

                      Chef Cynthia Louise

                      “I returned from a Qigong retreat and I was absolutely amazed at what I experienced! I learned how to move my energy and tap into a deep source of strength and serenity.”


                      “Stephanie is an extraordinary person, very generous and knowledgeable about what she is doing. I never thought Qigong could give more insight that exercises itself that lifted up my life to another level.”

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                      Retreat Testimonials

                      The retreat was not like any other. It is a selfless sharing and imparting of knowledge. It is a safe space where lifelong friendships were forged. Stephanie’s sincerity and passion really shows through the program and one could tell that she puts in her genuine thoughts and love for each and everyone of us at the retreat. Thank you so much for this once in a lifetime experience.

                      Eileen Low

                      The retreat was very well thought out and planned. From the gesture of leaving little gift and card daily on our bed, the customising of our names in the materials, the integrating of elements into our daily activities/workshops, I believe anyone could feel the amount of sincerity, heart and soul Stephanie had given to the programme.

                      Pamela Tan

                      The retreat was absolutely amazing, uplifting, eye-opening, peaceful and calm. I met loads of new people. I was really happy as I learned so much about myself, and Stephanie taught us so much. I'm feeling very empowered. I benefitted so much from the retreat and I know my friends would benefit from it too.

                      Pebble Sia

                      A transformative journey that one must embark on at least once in their lifetime. You'll experience a lifestyle that will leave you feeling very full and lighthearted at the same time.

                      Alicia Nam

                      Client Testimonials

                      Inclusions & Exclusions

                      The price for the stated room is inclusive of:

                      √ 5 days, 4 nights accommodation
                      √ Return airport transfers
                      √ Full board & meals: 4 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinners plus free flow coffee & tea
                      √ All ground transportation
                      √ Complementary 60-minute Balinese massage
                      √ Opening & closing circle
                      √ Qigong classes
                      √ Waterfall & Temple purification
                      √ Mount Batur hike
                      √ Clinical Aromatherapy workshop
                      √ Lifestyle Medicine workshop
                      √ Meditation + Hands-on Healing session
                      √ 5 Elements Cooking class
                      √ Sound Healing immersion
                      √ Fire ceremony
                      √ 5 customized audio neuro-soundscape tracks
                      √ 2 Vivoo wellness tests
                      √ Unlimited saunas & ice bath
                      √ Workbook & personalized journal
                      √ Welcome gift & daily surprises
                      √ Contribution to Roots Institute Centre

                      The price is exclusive of:
                      X Return airfares
                      X Visa on arrival
                      X Travel & health insurance
                      X Laundry services
                      X Gratuities for staff & drivers
                      X Individual expenses (additional massages, gifts, extra food & drinks)

                      clarity call
                      Are you interested in joining us for The Way of Five Elements Retreat and have questions about the program or booking your spot? Book a clarity call with me to chat and learn more about this transformational journey. I’m here to answer any questions you may have and help guide you towards an unforgettable experience.

                      Frequently asked questions

                      You’ve got questions. We’ve got answers.

                      Do I need to have prior experience in wellness practices to attend the retreat?

                      This retreat is suitable for beginners and fitness of all levels, even if you have never tried Qigong or been on a retreat before. Your exciting journey awaits!

                      Is the retreat suitable for solo travelers?

                      Yes absolutely! If you want to share a room with someone, we can pair you up with another solo traveler. There will be plenty of moments for social interactions to forge new friendships and community bonding.

                      Can dietary preferences or restrictions be accommodated?

                      The retreat can cater to specific dietary needs, such as vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, or other dietary restrictions.

                      Are there any recommended items or preparations for participants to bring?

                      Once you book the retreat, there will be an info pack sent to you with a helpful packing list and other essentials for the retreat.

                      Is transportation to and from the retreat venue included?

                      All your transportations are covered. From airport pickup and drop-off, to all ground transportations on excursions.

                      If I live locally, can I join the retreat as a course-only package without accommodation included?

                      Yes please send an email to requesting a course-only package cost excluding accommodation. You will have access to the entire retreat program inclusive of meals and facilities.