Meet The Owner

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“As an art gallery owner I find the artistry of the Balinese people in even the most everyday aspects of their life, a constant source of fascination and pleasure. Taking the time to notice life seems so much easier when I’m in Bali and it is the guiding reason behind searching for this exquisite piece of land on the ocean front, and taking the time over the last few years to design a house to share with friends and art.

I love spending as much time as possible in this beautiful, secluded village, away from the crowds, noise and congested areas of ‘Toursit Bali’ …I feel safe and cared for here by staff whom I’ve known for years, and discovering East Bali is a constant adventure.

I designed Villa Nilaya Bali with only pleasure in mind, combining traditional architecture with modern convenience. I’ve filled it with original artworks collected on journeys throughout South East Asia and India with beautiful textiles, sculptures and paintings and it gives me great pleasure to share this with those who stay, and I hope to welcome you soon, Up at the Villa”.

What Our Retreat Guests Say

Penny R, Perth

Penny R, Perth

” From me – a BIG  thank you to Anna – who makes this great week possible.  Nothing is too much trouble for Anna – which makes this a special week for all those who attend.

And thank you to Cate – who makes sure we all get some personal art attention and create something we never thought we could do…

And thank you to Erin who- well –  is just the most amazing yoga teacher EVER!

It was my second time on the art and yoga retreat and I have already booked myself and my daughter Claire for next year! “

Kathy M, Perth

Kathy M, Perth

” Thank you so much for the wonderful retreat. As always I came away with wonderful memories, creative juices oozing ,new friends and an overflowing  sense of well being . Oh and a grateful body! “

Michel L, Perth

Michel L, Perth

” It was a wonderful week in Bali. Thank you for sharing your beautiful villa – it is an amazing building in a fantastic location.  The view from the yoga deck and the ocean waves are truly memorable.  I should have been focusing of the breath, but was often distracted by the views.   Cate and Erin were truly inspirational teachers.  I hope to find some time to practice both yoga and painting. “