If you are a woman in need of some time out who is willing to push the pause button long enough to figure out how to change your life from “just okay” to “feeling fabulous”, then join us in Bali for an exotic and inspiring 7-day journey.
Get ready to:
~ Release limiting beliefs and habits so you can invite peace and joy into all areas of your life
~ Rejoice in gratitude as you uncover your many blessings and deepest longings
~ Redefine what supports and maintain a healthy and positive mindset
The Nourish and Flourish retreat is for you, if you are ready to immerse yourself into a glorious week of nurturing, nourishing, spiritual and cultural workshops and activities with a small group of women. Everything is taken care of so you can relax and be pampered. Nourishing activities for body and mind are on the cards along with delicious meals, yoga, meditation and spiritual activities.
Would you like to develop a mindset for living a life of gratitude and happiness?
Have you lost touch with your resilience and sense of self?
The Good Stuff – How this experience may help you:
Allowing you to reflect on your current life circumstance and see what’s working and what’s not
Reconnecting and valuing yourself
To live gratefully and incorporate gratitude into everyday life, improving your health and happiness
To connect with a different culture and their spiritual practices, reinforcing or helping to create your own spiritual practices
Reconnecting with positive, nurturing aspects of your life as part of self-development and self-care practices
Having an open heart to new experiences and opportunities
To have fun in a small group with other like-minded women
All workshops are designed for your own personal development and are offered in a non-judgemental sacred space, that the group will create together.
The ‘self-care’ workshop sets the scene for the week to focus and prioritize you. We begin with a gentle meditation to create a space where you are calm, relaxed, grounded and present. You will be invited to reflect on the people, places and activities that are connected to positive moments in your life. The aim of this exercise is to explore and name these nurturing components of your life, so they can be used as a resource to sustain and nurture your self-care practices.
Similarly, the ‘connecting with your heart’ workshop begins with a meditation and focuses on the 5 pillars of whole hearted living, including hope, joy, love, gratitude and beauty. You will connect with your heart on a variety of levels: physical, emotional & spiritual, in a safe sacred space and you may make some new discoveries as a result of exploring hope, joy, love, gratitude and beauty.
In the ‘gratitude workshop’ we will explore the meaning of gratitude, living gratefully and ways you can cultivate the practice of gratitude to live a happy, joyful, healthier life. As well you will make your own gratitude bracelet, with each bead symbolizing what you are grateful for.
If you are ready to immerse yourself into a beautiful nourishing week then BOOK NOW! I am very grateful and excited to be sharing this experience with you. Angie xx
Your Retreat Leader
Angela McColl (Angie) loves salsa, self-development and South America!! Her passion for travelling enables her to embrace life through experiencing different cultures and customs. Angie loves having fun and being present to appreciate the opportunities life offers.
Angie utilises many forms of healing to enhance her practice including, self-acceptance, giving and loving, self-nourishment and replenishment to manage the busyness of life. Her experience has taught her how important this is. She looks forward to supporting other people to find and build on their own self-care practices.”
Ubud is culture, yes. It’s also home to good restaurants, cafes and streets of shops, many selling goods from the region’s artisans. The local village of Penestanan where we are staying in is home to “The Young Artists of Bali”.
Ubud’s popularity continues to grow, adding on the hoopla created by the bestselling Eat, Pray, Love.
Once we have had our fill of Hippiesville we will head on down to the beach for more massages, rest, dolphin watching, meditation and restorative yoga, deeply unwinding before heading back home.
Our Villa is located in the compound of the Bali residence of Indonesia’s famous art and craft guru Warwick Purser. Spread over a three-story building, seven en-suite bedrooms with six double and one twin beds will accommodate us.
The Villa has many little sheltered break out areas over three levels so you can always find a quiet space to read a book or catch up and chat with a friend over coffee.
At the ground floor we will prepare your breakfast in an open-style kitchen and you will be enjoying it facing a tropical garden and a long lap pool. You will find two living rooms – one opened, one closed – and one bedroom. You can even relax at the sauna, which is quite exceptional in Bali.
The first floor gathers three bedrooms – two double and one twin – three salons and a opened terrace. The top floor bedroom – called “The Honeymoon suite” – features a pavilion and open terrace. You will enjoy massages in a quiet atmosphere, close to heaven… On the other side of the pool a small villa houses the additional two bedrooms and small kitchen and living space.
For our last two nights we will drive over the volcano to North Bali and two days at the beach.
Poinciana seaside resort strives to provide a balance of modern comfort with nature, tradition and style in harmony with the incredible beauty and traditional village life for which Northern Bali is well known. The small size and seclusion gives an intimate feel and an atmosphere of peace and tranquility… the perfect place to relax.
Just a 3 hour drive from Denpasar airport and a world away from the hustle and traffic of the South and Ubud, set on the edge of the Bali Sea against a backdrop of scenic mountain ranges, surrounded by small villages and local farms.
Relax by one of the two swimming pools, or while away the hours snorkeling among the coral reefs out front of the resort. Paddle around in our kayaks, or try the massages and beauty treatments offered in the Srimani Spa.
Experience stunning sunrises and sunsets over the sea and fall asleep to soft, rolling waves. We will dine on the terrace overlooking the ocean.
This retreat is for you if you want to:
Connect with yourself, nourish your body and mind, enjoy delicious food, connect with nature, embrace Balinese spiritual practices and pampering.
The retreat will replenish and nourish your body, mind and soul, gently guided by Angie in a supportive sacred space. You will slow down, set your intention for the week together and embrace the space with other like minded women. The hope is that you will leave feeling fulfilled, refreshed and have some ‘tools’ to help you remain grounded and focus on yourself.
This retreat is not for you if ….
Your health and/or mobility prevents you from travelling to a country such as Bali. The footpaths are very uneven and there are stairs at the accommodation.
Day 1, 26 May 2018
16:00 Facilitator introductions and overview of programme. Walking tour of area.
18:30 Welcome dinner Bridges (be ready to leave at 18:15) *included
Day 2, 27 May 2018
7:00 – 8:30 Optional yoga class at intuitive flow *included
9:00 – 10:00 Breakfast – a delicious breakfast of fresh tropical fruit, yoghurt and eggs. *included
10:00 – 12:00 Welcome circle, introductions, guiding principles, brainstorm on hopes/expectations for the retreat and becoming clear on our intention for the week together.
12:30 – 14:30 Lunch at Elephant Café, which is known for having the best salads in Ubud. *self pay
14:30 – 16:15 Exploring ways to bring a practice of self-care into your life by connecting with nurturing people, places and activities. This self-care workshop is a creative exercise that will help you to connect with nurturing people, places and activities in your life. The focus is on resourcing you to be more compassionate and caring towards yourself.
16:30 – 17:00 Finish the first day of workshops with a relaxation meditation.
17:00 – 19:00 Free time to relax at the villa.
19:15 We will walk to the delicious Mexican restaurant, La Pacha Mama, where we will enjoy dinner together. *self pay
Day 3, 28 May 2018
7:30 – 8:45 Early morning rice paddy walk with Angie and Awan
9:00 – 10:00 Breakfast
10:00 – 12:00 Canang Sari class and offering
12:00 – 14:00 Lunch at Alchemy Café *self pay
14:00 – 18:00 Spa treatments at Bali Botanica
18:30 Dinner at Indus Restaurant *self pay
Day 4, 29 May 2018
7:30 – 8:45 Breakfast
9:00 – 15:00 This morning Yani is taking us for a lovely walk in the rice paddies, followed by a ceremony and giving offerings at the water temple -Taman Mumbul Sangeh * a delicious vegetarian buffet lunch is included.
15:00 – 17:00 Enjoy some free time back at the villa.
17.30 We depart for our Agni Hotra Fire Ceremony and 3 course raw food. This is an evening to remember. Please wear a sarong and white or light coloured shirt that covers your shoulders.
Day 5, 30 May 2018
7 – 8.30am – Optional yoga class at intuitive flow *included
9am – Enjoy breakfast at the villa
10:00 Depart Ubud for the beach, enjoying the beautiful scenery and stopping at Bedugal markets, the water temple and the fascinating cane creations on the way. We will have lunch on the way *self pay
15:00 – 18:00 Arrive at hotel with free time to relax and settle in.
18:00 Watch the sunset, order a cocktail and just relax, dinner will be served at 7pm (*dinner included)
Day 6, 31 May 2018
7:30 – 8:45 Morning meditation to the sound of the ocean – guided visualisation with Angie
9:00 – 10:00 Breakfast *included
10:00 – 12:00 Connecting with your heart workshop – Whilst connecting with your heart we will explore the 5 pillars of whole hearted living: hope, joy, love, gratitude and beauty. You will invite these five elements into your life and connect with their value. Be open to what you might discover.
12:00 – 13:30 Lunch *included
14:00 19:00 Free afternoon for relaxing, having a massage or the option of an excursion to the temple or the waterfall *self pay
19:00 Farewell dinner *included
Day 7, 1 June 2018
6:00 Optional early morning boat trip *self-pay
9:00 Breakfast *included
10:00 – 11:00 Gratitude workshop – The gratitude worskshop is a practice that savours gratitude and appreciation of self and others. We will bring an awareness of gratitude that is connected to something or someone we appreciate. The more we practice gratitude and appreciation, the more we will attract these things to our life. The bracelet we make will be something to wear and remind you of this quality.
11:00 – 12:00 Closure circle where we will review the week and share our wishes for ourselves and our wishes for others.
Transport back to Ubud, airport or your next destination.
*NB – When organising a retreat so far in advance sometimes thing may change slightly.
I look forward to having a fabulous time with you, Angie xx
6 Nights/7 Days
(4 nights in Ubud – 2 nights in North Bali)
SINGLE – $2150 (AUD)
TWINSHARE – $1950 (AUD)
6 nights’ accommodation package
6 Delicious breakfasts, 2 lunches and 4 dinners
Opening Night 3 course dinner at Bridges Restaurant
1 included pre booked 4 hour Spa treatments Ubud – Relaxing Massage, Body Exfoliation, Bath, Botanica Herbal Facial and Manicure or Hair Crème Bath
Personal Development Workshops focusing on self-care, self-compassion, gratitude and connecting to your heart, relaxing and nurturing
Water temple purification
Agni Hotra Fire Ceremony and 3 course raw food dinner at 5 Elements
Canang Sari Class – Bali Offerings
Transport to the beach and to included activities
Airport transfer to and from your accommodation
Tax and service fees 15.5%
What is not included
Airfares to and from Denpasar Bali, Indonesia.
Entry and exit taxes from Indonesia – Australians are no longer required to pay for a visa on arrival to Indonesia, yay!! You can stay for 30 days.
Drinks and alcohol purchases
Additional Spa treatments at Ubud Villa Massage, facials, manicure and pedicure $10
Some lunches and dinners (budget approx. $10 for lunch and $15 for dinners on these days)
Travel Insurance (which is compulsory)
What to Bring
An open heart and mind to embrace the Balinese culture and yourself