Next Bali Retreat October 5-12, 2019
Are you successful but still feeling unsatisfied with life?
If you are interested in growth and transformation, developing a healthy body and mental state, and having a fun-filled adventure in a tropical paradise…
If you are looking for a transformative process to start the momentum for change, while also having a fun, connected and adventurous holiday…
If you want to engage with a small, generous group to know yourself better and experiment with change…
Opening to Life Bali retreat is for you.
Process and release old emotions that are keeping you stuck.
You will be invited into a facilitated group process supported by yoga and voice work so that you can move emotions which are stuck in the body and step into a joyous place of lightness and expression.
This is an intimate growth group which will support you to find your inner calm so that you can move your life forward with confidence.
Nourish body, mind and soul…
With transformative group sessions supported by healing, guided meditations and yoga.
We will also make good use of healing Balinese bodywork, healthy food and joyous connection to music so that you can build on the learnings from group and explore this new you.
It is time to look after and redefine who you are.
Connect to the magic of Bali
Together we will build a warm connection with each other to explore the beauty and generosity of Bali with its beautiful landscapes and people, easy access to world class restaurants, spas and massages.
Imagine joining a boutique retreat for transformative inner work, while also having an adventurous holiday in the best, hidden parts of this beautiful island. You will walk the rice paddies, sit at Yellow Flower cafe enjoying the expansive views of Mt Agung, and soak up the healing, connected ambience that is Penestanan, a world renowned healing retreat centre.
We will stay at beautiful Melati Cottages
1 person, double room $1850
1 person, single room or twin share $1800
Early bird ($75 less)
– $200 Deposit 4 months prior and fully paid by 2 months prior to start of retreat
Super early bird rates ($150 less)
– $200 deposit 6 months prior and fully paid by 2 months prior
This retreat will support your journey both physically and emotionally, starting exactly where you are.
Gestalt group work explained
Do you yearn to dive more deeply into relationship with yourself and others? Are there stuck places and repetitive, unhelpful patterns that you would like to understand and process, allowing you to move forward in life?
Gestalt group is a rich community experience which will fuel your inner growth. With the safety of confidentiality and respect, the group becomes a container for authentic communication. You will be invited to create good contact with other group members in the present moment.
This is an opportunity to explore your own unfolding self-experience and to be witnessed and confirmed in your uniqueness. To be affirmed in this way will touch you at the deepest core of your being. Also, you will develop the skill of deeply listening and resonating with others, which will benefit everyone you contact in your life, families, partners and friends.
Support for change
There will be support to manage and process emotions, release blocks and build awareness so that you can feel lighter and move life forward again with confidence. Emotion is stored in the body and the voice and eventually causes depression and anxiety, loss of spontaneity and sparkle in life. Allowing emotions to move through and move you safely will transform the way you feel everyday.
You will recover your inner calm and your outer sparkle!
What you will receive
Be part of a secret Facebook group prior to the event to build connection and share resources. Email for those not in Facebook to ensure you don’t miss anything!
Receive a beautiful Balinese bag on arrival which is your welcome kit, with hand drawn maps of the local walking paths, all facilities marked and information about our retreat including music and lyrics.
My detailed knowledge of the local area for rice paddy walks, cafes and spas…optional afternoon activities organised.
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 afterward 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 immunizations 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.
The approximate daily schedule
- 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 9 pm till after yoga next morning and journaling activities will be provided.
Retreat Rates - Early Bird 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
How To Pay
Please make payment via Bank Transfer to:
Account number 52191440
What happy clients say
The week was warm, awakening and transformative, as I opened to the nourishing possibility of genuine engagement with others and learnt from the generosity of spirit of each individual within the group. The experiences of others resonated with my experiences, and in sharing I found that I was experiencing profound changes to my usual ways. It is like, I was invited to ride on a magic carpet that transported me to a new place where I am now energetically available, to explore new possibilities with an open heart.
As I write this I feel a deep sense of optimism and peace not felt for a long time.
I was completely supported and heard when sharing my story and opening my heart space with our group.
It was an incredible opportunity to take the time to remove myself from the distractions of life and overcome a fear of unpacking “old thoughts and patterns” and to trust your gentle guidance.
My heart space is sparkling green.