You were born to live a fulfilled and peaceful life
The purpose of this retreat is to learn to use the skills of mindfulness to restore your sense of balance and equanimity. Leave the human race behind and cultivate a sense of inner, abiding peace and contentment.
Wake up for five gorgeous mornings in a small village near Ubud that will embrace your heart in its simple routines of morning prayers, family compounds and crowing roosters.
Then head to the healing sound of the ocean for your last two nights to immerse yourself in cooling waters and restorative healing practices of meditation, tai chi and yoga.
This is the perfect environment to slow down and connect with your inner self, find peace and let a little bit of joy float around inside you.
You will be inspired and nourished by practices that will bring calm and clarity to your everyday endeavours.
Your life may become more purposeful as you become more mindful in all that you do.
There’s something magical about stepping outside of your life for a moment
waking up in a new land, excited for the adventure
learning a new skill to support your life
building new connections with yourself and others
engaging with your senses through massages, delicious dining and seeing the beauty that is in Balinese nature and spirituality
being fully present in a new culture
breathing deeply into your heart space and allowing it to crack open a little
moving your body in gentle and restorative ways
exploring with new eyes (“cuci mata” the Balinese call it)
capturing memories that last a lifetime
learning about yourself
beginning anew and refreshed
No doubt from time to time you can feel the rising tension and the ‘speeding up’ of life?
Add to this the intense pulling effect that your work, family, phone and laptop have on your attention.
This can equal depleted adrenals and feelings of ongoing stress or depression.
This retreat is the antidote to stress, anxiety and feeling blah
Bring back your joie de vivre for life!
Soothe your Soul, Calm your Mind, and Relax your Body with 7 Days and Nights in tropical paradise.
The Price in $AUD
$1700 single room with ensuite
$1500 twinshare room with ensuite
Mindfulness refers to the practice of remembering to bring attention to present moment experience in a non-judgmental and open-minded manner. Mindfulness has been used for thousands of years in spiritual traditions and in the last 40 years practices similar to mindfulness have been used in a number of psychotherapies. In the last 15 years mindfulness practices have become increasingly popular in contemporary psychology and in the literature related to this contemporary use, mindfulness is considered as a meditation practice, a coping skill and a mode of being. Mindfulness can be learnt individually or within group settings and is not limited to any one particular mental, emotional or spiritual approach. During this retreat Mindfulness will be explored from a Buddhist, neuroscience and a psychological perspective, making it practical and useful for people who live modern busy lives.
This retreat provides you with the opportunity to find peace in a busy world.
Mindfulness is a form of mental trainings. It is NOT:
a religion, although there may be a spiritual element to the practice.
about sitting cross-legged on the floor (but you can if you want to), chairs will be provided at every session.
about emptying your mind, it’s about tuning in and becoming more aware or “awake” to what is.
complicated, nor is it about success or failure. Every persons experience is unique to them and cannot be compared.
This retreat is for you if you want to …
1. Quieten the mind and bring awareness to the way you think about life
2. Explore and deepen your meditation practice
3. Relax and refresh
4. Take time out for quiet reflection
5. Take peaceful time away from usual routine and surroundings
6. Start to become a human ‘being’, instead of a human ‘doing’
7. Embark on a journey of self-discovery
8. Develop ways of introducing mindfulness into your everyday routine
9. Set your priorities thereby changing or reinforcing your outlook on life
10. Find a community of like-minded people
This retreat is not for you if ….
You have recently gone through a major crisis and are still very emotionally fragile – the whole experience may be too overwhelming so it may be best to wait until you have regained some inner strength (feel free to contact us if you want to discuss this)
You are seeking a therapeutic or spiritual based program, this is a skills development retreat with a focus on engaging with cultural activities and self care as well as mindfulness. This does not mean that you will not experience these benefits we just want you to make sure your expectations match our program outline.
You are expecting to have individual sessions/counselling with the retreat leader, unfortunately time does not allow for this.
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 our villa.
You expect Bali, a developing nation, to have all of the comforts and conveniences of a Western country. (The villas we stay in are beautiful, comfortable and perfectly suited for a retreat experience but Bali is not a western country so things run a bit differently – this needs to be met with acceptance and understanding).
This retreat is designed to support busy women to slow down and connect with themselves, in a beautiful location, in a fun and supportive way, whilst in the company of other like-minded women.
Villa near Ubud (20 mins)
Your accommodation is a small friendly and cozy Guest House in the heart of the island, away from the bustling tourist area and traffic congestion, located in a quiet traditional Balinese village, however is just a 20 minute drive from bustling Ubud.
Here we are tucked away in a private paradise and you will enjoy early morning sounds of village life to start your day, children laughing, roosters crowing, you can take a walk or participate in a guided meditation or yoga class, followed by a yummy breakfast and then we have activities and workshops planned for throughout the day. Afternoons are for exploring and spa treatments and evenings are for totally letting your hair down, either through live music and dancing or deep relaxation practices.
Beach Villa Kubutambahan
This intimate villa only has 6 rooms with ensuite so don’t delay in booking your place. All rooms have views to the ocean. We have our own beach bar/yoga shala and several beach bales for you to read, relax or meditate in on comfy, colourful cushions.
Please note North Bali has a black stone beach which can be difficult to walk on and the ocean can at times be too wild for swimming, but don’t worry we have a gorgeous swimming pool overlooking the ocean for you.
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. There is nothing in our local area, no shops, cafes etc so please bring everything you need with you. The closest supermarket is a 30 minute drive away.
Relax by the swimming pool, read, nap, have a massage or just do nothing and stare out to sea.
Experience stunning sunrises and sunsets over the sea and fall asleep to soft, rolling waves. We will dine overlooking the ocean.
Pre Retreat Bookings
Extra nights accommodation before or after the retreat can be arranged for $75 a night and include breakfast and a complimentary meditation session. Please let us know at the time of booking if you would like to include this extra night.
This retreat has a maximum of 6 participants, and only 1 twinshare option
Program Itinerary 7 – 14 August 2018
Please arrange to arrive from 2pm onwards, if you require to come early please discuss this with us. Please note extra nights’ accommodation are available if arranged in advance. The price for an additional night is $75AUD per room and includes breakfast and a guided meditation session.
16:00 – 18:00 – Overview of retreat and introductory session. Setting your intentions for the week. *IT IS COMPULSORY TO ATTEND THIS INTRODUCTORY SESSION. PLEASE ENSURE YOU ARRIVE AT THE VILLA IN TIME TO ATTEND.
Workshop – What is Mindfulness?
How Mindfulness Differs from Meditation
Applications of Mindfulness
Understand the benefits of using mindfulness
Sitting Postures and Mudras
Mindfulness of breath and body
Dinner at the Villa (included) a chance to settle and relax before we start tomorrow, yay!
After Dinner Guided Relaxation – Keeping Your body in Mind
7:00 – 8:00 AM – Morning Yoga, Chanting and Meditation (optional but gentle)
8.30 – Breakfast (included)
9.00 – 11:00 AM – Morning workshop – Using Mindfulness to Manage Unhelpful thinking
Uncover your stinky thinking
Learn how to disengage from unhelpful thoughts and emotions
Develop some tools to manage the wandering mind
Start using the practice of acceptance to manage difficulty in life.
12:00 Lunch Elephant Cafe (*self Pay)
14.00 Spa Treatments at Bali Botanica – 4 hour Spa treatments includes – Relaxing Massage, Body Exfoliation, Bath, Botanica Herbal Facial and Manicure or Hair Crème Bath
18.00 Dinner La Pacha Mama (*self-pay) Mexican mostly vegetarian
7:00 – 8:00 AM – Tai Chi and Meditation
9:00 – 11:00 – Workshop – Re-Balancing our Lives – Waking up to the Auto-Pilot
Explore the 7 characteristics of ‘Doing’ and ‘Being’ modes of mind
How to practice Mindfulness in everyday Activities
12:00 Lunch and walk through rice paddies to Sari Organic (*self-Pay)
13:00 Free afternoon for shopping and exploring or local village walk, visit to waterfall and or local woodcarving centre
19.00 Dinner and live music at the Laughing Buddha bar (*self-pay)
8:00 – Breakfast
9:00 – Nia Dance Class
10.30 Depart for Pyramid of Chi Sound Healing, includes 1-hour sound gong bath and lunch
2pm – Free time for shopping, massages or just relaxing
5pm – Depart for Farewell to Ubud dinner at The Samaya starting with a cocktail and canapes and Balinese Offering class followed by a 6-course tasting menu! Be sure to wear a flower in your hair
Departing Ubud at 9 o’clock we will drive to the beach and on the way stop at some local markets for shopping and water temple, a photo opportunity also exists in some giant birds nest sculptures enroute before arriving at our beach location for an afternoon swim in the pool. (lunch included)
This part of the journey of for total relaxation, massages and lying by the pool.
Afternoon – Time to settle in and relax
19:00 – Dinner at the beach listening the sound of the waves gently lapping the shore. (included)
7:00 – 8:00 AM – Morning Yoga, Chanting and Meditation (optional but gentle)
8.30 – Breakfast (included)
9:00 – 11:00 – Bringing it all together and your take home practice.
12pm – lunch (included)
1pm onwards whisper time and massages, (a 1 hour massage will be scheduled for each person and is included in your package)
5pm – 6:00pm Deep Peace Restorative Yoga
7pm Dinner (included)
After dinner dancing?? It is our last night 😊
7:00 – 8:00 AM – Tai Chi and Meditation
9:00 – 10:00am – Closing comments and ceremony
11am – Depart for the airport or next destination, late check is also possible meaning you can lounge by the pool and use your room for as long as you want today 😊
*NB – When organising a retreat so far in advance sometimes thing may change slightly.
I am ready to be renewed and inspired, there is nothing more to think about, sign me up!
7 nights’ accommodation package
7 Delicious breakfasts, 2 lunches and 4 dinners.
1 included pre booked 4 hour Spa treatments Ubud – Relaxing Massage, Body Exfoliation, Bath, Botanica Herbal Facial and Manicure or Hair Crème Bath
1 included pre booked 1 hour Massage at the beach
Meditation, Chanting, Yoga, Tai Chi, Nia – Practices to calm the mind and soothe the sympathetic nervous system.
3 Workshops on creating a more mindful life
Pyramid of Chi Sound Healing, includes 1-hour sound gong bath and lunch
Farewell to Ubud dinner and Canang Sari Class
Visit to Bedugal Markets and Water Temple
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
Some lunches and dinners (budget approx. $10 for lunch and $15 for dinners on these days)
Travel Insurance (which is compulsory)
What to Bring
Journal for all your musings and pens
An open heart
To reserve your place please complete the registration form below.
Once you have submitted your interest you will be forwarded payment details. Deposits are usually required within two weeks of booking unless otherwise arranged.
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Up until 30 days before the start of the retreat A $500AUD non refundable deposit will be retrained. For 30 days or less $1000AUD will be forfeited as this is peak season in Bali and we have had to pay to secure this accommodation well in advance, this money will not be returned to us, this is why travel insurance is compulsory.
A $500AUD non refundable deposit will secure your place on this retreat. This deposit of $500AUD is non refundable which is why travel insurance is compulsory. The remainder is to be paid one month prior to the start of the retreat. Alternatively you can arrange a payment plan. Please see your options below.
Deposits can be paid via Direct Bank Transfer or via PayPal.
If you pay via PayPal you can use your credit card.
Direct Bank Deposit
Account Number: 20375892
Please write your name and retreat in the reference section.
$500 Deposit via PayPal (3% surcharge applied) Credit Card Option
For monthly Repayments please use the buttons below, included is a $50 administration fee.
Up until 30 days before the start of the retreat A $500AUD non refundable deposit will be retrained for 30 days or less $1000AUD will will be forfeited as this is peak season in Bali and we have had to pay to secure this accommodation well in advance, this money will not be returned to us, this is why travel insurance is compulsory.
Up until 30 days before the start of the retreat A $500AUD non refundable deposit will be retrained. for 30 days or less $1000AUD will be forfeited as this is peak season in Bali and we have had to pay to secure this accommodation well in advance, this money will not be returned to us, this is why travel insurance is compulsory.
You will love life more deeply!
You will honor dormant gifts and claim your right to live peacefully, learning to manage your energy in order to shine vibrantly.
You will have gained the tools of mindfulness, supporting you to feel wiser and more confident.
You will shine so brightly the people around you will need sunglasses, dazzling the world with your newly rediscovered mojo!