Further information about the Bali Gestalt Retreat
‘OPENING TO LIFE’ – BALI RETREAT, MELATI COTTAGES, UBUD.
I am so excited to be offering this beautiful opportunity to rest down get closer to ourselves and connect with others in the safe, held and delightful space of Melati cottages Ubud. We will be combining transformational Gestalt group process with daily yoga to allow bringing together of body, mind and spirit.
The Bali Gestalt Retreat includes pick up from Denpasar airport, accommodation at Melati Cottages, Penestanan and buffet breakfast every day. You will be accommodated in individual or twin/triple share rooms with a private bathroom.
You will need to organise your own travel to and from Australia to Denpasar and have your own travel insurance. We recommend that you book flights soon.
Here is a link to skyscanner where you can enter travel dates and destination and they will contact you when the cheaper flights come up. I will be at Melati Cottages for a few days before the retreat getting prepared and will spend a few days afterwards at a yet unknown place. If you would like a travel partner, perhaps we can link you up with each other.
I also recommend travel advice from your doctor and appropriate immunisations prior to travel. Travel insurance is highly recommended.
We will commence at 4 pm on day 1 and be finished by 10.30 am on our last day. Pick up from Denpasar airport will be arranged for you and we will liaise closer to the time in order to organise the taxis. For this we will need flight details.
To keep the retreat affordable, lunch and dinner are not included however there are many cafes and restaurants within a five minute walk supplying healthy and delicious food, and the area is rich in excellent day spas and massage practitioners. Ubud is a centre of artistic life in Bali and Penestanan and has become an international focal point for yoga, health and wellbeing.
Car and drivers are available for rent to access the rest of the island should you wish to remain on after your stay. The staff at Melati are very helpful in arranging these matters.
Here are the Terms and Conditions for this Retreat. Please let us know if you have any questions.
More about the retreat:
The approximate daily schedule will be:
- 7.00-8.30 am Yoga flow
- 8.30-10 am Breakfast
- 10-12.00 pm Gestalt circle – see below
- Afternoon activities will vary – visits to Karsa Spa, Tirrta Empul and Balinese offering workshops, as well as some free afternoons.
- Organised group Dinner on the first and last evenings of the retreat
- 8-9 pm Meditation and Music circle
- You are invited into silence from 9pm till after yoga next morning and journalling activities will be provided.
The group is limited to ten participants, ensuring a safe, held space in which authentic connection can occur. There are two magical steps in Gestalt groupmprocess, the first is authentic self expression. This is a healing process where you will be received by the group, there is no advice offered. Where required I will help process the experience and suggest experiments to raise awareness.
The second magical step in group is resonance. You will learn how to resonate and tune your delicate instrument to others, sharing with them how you have been impacted by them. This is a a wonderful process of warm connection which will enable you to form deeper relationships from a place of your own personal presence. You will notice yourself becoming more vibrantly alive and energetically available in this process.
We will use art, voice, games and personal reflection to raise awareness and access our deep inner landscapes.
Retreat Rates – earlybird specials available
Super early bird = save $150 = $200 deposit 6 months prior and fully paid by 2 months prior
Early bird = save $75 = $200 deposit 4 months prior and fully paid by 2 months prior to start of retreat
1 person, double room $1850
1 person, single room or twin share $1800
Account number 52191440
Approximate airfares $600
Spending money approx $60 AUD per day