Thursday, 04 May 2017 13:25

Living in Harmony by Joao Ricardo Alves

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At Fivelements we are plugged into living with a conscious mindfulness. In a world that seems to be run by stress, we understand why it is so important to have an antidote that brings physical, mental and emotional calm.

Here we present the fourth of our series of team members recommendations for how to ensure that balance, happiness and health, rather than stress, take over our lives.

Joao Ricardo Alves, Head Chef

Our team is delighted to announce that Fivelements has been nominated in the SPA sector for Seven Stars Luxury Hospitality and Lifestyle Awards of the year 2017.

Seven Stars Awards’ aim is to identify the best out of outstanding hospitality and lifestyle services or products all over the world. Being nominated in the SPA sector is a big responsibility as to the public voting system and strong competitors. Only the most prestigious nominees would be awarded as the world-top luxurious properties.

Spice up your breakfast with this hearty, tasty omelette
Serves 3

The main ingredient of this beautifully simple recipe, chickpea flour, is high in protein, amino acid and fiber, making this gluten-free dish ideal as a strategic protein boost first thing in the morning. It is also easy to combine with extra ingredients like mushrooms, spinach, hummus and tomatoes for a more complete lunch or dinner. Crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside, it will soon become your new go-to, healthy, vegan snack.

Ingredients
Dry
2 tsp onion powder
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp turmeric powder
2 tbsp nutritional yeast
½ cup cassava flour
1 cup chickpea flour

Wednesday, 05 April 2017 15:22

Asian Restaurant of the Year 2017

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The Fivelements team is honoured to receive another cuisine recognotion – Asian Restaurant of the Year 2017 (Ubud, Indonesia) given by Luxury Travel Guide.

The Luxury Travel Awards celebrate the high performance of the top-quality travel and touristic services all over the world. Winners of the Award are selected by the judging panel upon meeting the strong requirements for excellent customer care and significant achievements in the hospitality industry.

Tuesday, 28 March 2017 06:12

Living in Harmony by Michael Hallock

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At Fivelements we are dedicated to living with increasing conscious awareness, or mindfulness. In a world that seems to be run by stress, we understand why it is so important to have an antidote that brings physical, mental and emotional calm. Here we present the third of our series of staff recommendations for ensuring that balance, happiness and health, rather than stress, fill our our lives.

Michael Hallock, Wellness Curator

“Three essential keys that help us reduce stress and improve our quality of life are physical relaxation, ease in breathing and simple curiousity.”

Wednesday, 01 March 2017 01:40

The Ides of March in Bali

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From Earth Hour on March 25th to Nyepi on March 28th, Fivelements celebrates accordingly

Earth Hour

As lights dim and flicker off around the world, Fivelements Bali will be joining the celebrations in remembrance of our Earth’s innate wellbeing on March 25th.

The lights-off event calls for an extinguishing of manmade light in order to shine a natural light on climate action. From individuals and businesses to city landmarks, electricity-guzzling lights are switched off for a blissful hour, highlighting the natural nighttime darkness, quiet, rich and unpolluted.

As manmade lights disappear, at Fivelements we will be marking the occasion with activities that shine in the dark. Start your evening with a delicious dinner served riverside and created by our talented Sakti Dining Room™ team. At 8:30pm, a session of enlightenment via meditation surrounded by candles sets the scene of the evening. And the highlight, quite literally, of the evening will be a Fire Ceremony, led by our resident priest, allowing guests to be energized by the intensity and power of this ancient ritual, while setting an intention for the rest of the year.

For many, a mention of the island of Bali calls up images of people playing in the pounding surf, bathing in waterfalls surrounded by verdant jungle, and farmers tending to intricate rice terraces. These images describe a traditional paradise, where the healthy relationship between the island’s more than four million inhabitants and the natural resources around them provides a balanced life of plenty. We at Fivelements are inspired by these images that we see daily but, increasingly, we are also alarmed by a more complex modern reality on the paradise island.

Looking at water specifically, we see a culture reknowned for its ingenious management of fresh water for irrigation, aquaculture, and for luxurious water gardens. The keys to the success of this traditional system are the renewable nature of the resource and the egalitarian method of distribution. For centuries the natural holding tanks of volcanic lakes and underground aquifers have stored monsoon rains for use in drier months and the unparalleled traditional Subak system has distributed this water fairly across the island. This ancient system is still in operation but available water resources are now increasingly also used by less regulated and often thirstier private wells.

Friday, 17 February 2017 05:50

Living in Harmony by Isa Mat

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At Fivelements we are plugged into living with a conscious mindfulness. In a world that seems to be run by stress, we understand why it is so important to have an antidote that brings physical, mental and emotional calm. Here we present the second of our series of staff recommendations for how to ensure that balance, happiness and health, rather than stress, take over our lives.

Isa, wellness liaison

“The best tool I’ve got to manage stress and multitasking is the one that serves me in all circumstances: conscious breathing.”

Wednesday, 15 February 2017 20:00

Keeping Bali beautiful

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REFILL BALI is a worldwide initiative that has arrived in Bali, and Fivelements is delighted to announce that it has joined the green movement. REFILL BALI offers a map of places where travellers and residents can refill their water bottles with safe, filtered water for free.

Ranging from retreats, restaurants, cafes and warungs, galleries and shops, participating businesses are delighted to provide free (or low-cost) drinking water.

At Fivelements, we offer free water to any guest who brings their own water bottle, as well as providing retreat guests with their own water bottles.

Friday, 03 February 2017 19:44

Fivelements recognized for Eco-Wellness

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The Fivelements family is delighted to announce our latest award — Most Outstanding Eco-Wellness Destination Bali 2016 given by the prestigious Global Excellence Awards.

“The sustainability of Fivelements’ design and operations, and the wellbeing of our immediate and greater environment, have always been our highest priority,” say Chicco and Lahra Tatriele, co-founders.

“We are thrilled that Fivelements is being recognized for eco-wellness innovation and our daily efforts in this respect, and will continue to pioneer this aspect of hospitality that is so vital to facilitating positive change in the world at large.”

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