A full moon on Christmas Day is a rare event -- this year will mark the first in 38 years. Four Seasons Resort Bali is getting ready to celebrate with a special Full Moon Christmas Yoga on the property's dramatic new river-edge yoga deck.
On the banks of the Ayung River, the resort’s new Dharma Shanti River Terrace provides an open-air venue for a different kind of Christmas celebration, with yoga salutations and meditation under the glow of the full moon and twinkling stars.
The last Christmas Day full moon was in 1977 and the next one is due in 2034, according to Dan Joyce, astronomer at Triton College's Cernan Space Center. The Full Moon Christmas Yoga is part of a comprehensive festive events program at Four Seasons Resorts Bali, encompassing the riverside retreat of Four Seasons Sayan, and the all-villa beach escape of Four Seasons Jimbaran Bay.
Other highlights of Four Seasons Sayan’s festive program include Santa’s arrival by river raft, New Year’s Eve meditation, "flying" AntiGravity Yoga, riverstone bathing rituals and sumptuous dining. Meanwhile Four Seasons Jimbaran’s festive program includes Surfing with Santa as part of the resort’s new TropicSurf program. After hearing Christmas wish lists, Santa will don a pair of boardshorts and join the TropicSurf coach to take young guests surfing at the gentle beach break of Jimbaran Bay. Children will also be invited to join a "dokar" horse-and-cart ride with Santa around the resort gardens.
The resort will also run a Festive Amazing Race challenge, while The Healing Village Spa will offer Family Yoga. Guests looking for unique gift ideas can join a Chakra Blending Class to make their own ila Himalayan salt scrub and massage oil, as a gift for someone special or a memento of Christmas in Bali.
For the last night of 2015, at Four Seasons Jimbaran Bay’s beach club and restaurant, Sundara, guests will be able to enjoy a New Year’s Eve beach-front dinner and new Customized Cocktails by DRY Martini, culminating in a countdown to 2016. Sundara’s Recovery Brunch on New Year’s Day will offer a chance to refresh and restart for the new year.