Deep rest. Ritual. Remembering breath.
September 20th – 24th 2018 (2 spots left)
September 29th – 3 rd October 2018 (3 spots left)
The autumn equinox is a time for seasonal releasing, shedding your autumn leaves through the healing journey of deep authentic rest, ritual and remembering breath. Click here for details.
Cocoon yourself in the peaceful rural countryside of Gascony, South West France in our tranquil French country home.
A uniquely small and thoughtfully hand crafted retreat for an authentic deep rest experience. Feel held and supported in this semi-private retreat for 6 woman only.
Bali Slow Rest Retreats 2018/2019
Bali June 24th – June 30th 2018 (fully booked)
Bali July 22nd – 28th 2018 (fully booked)
Bali November 18th – 24th 2018 (1 spot left)
Bali May 12th – 18th 2019 bookings now open
Bali June 2nd – 8th 2019 bookings now open
Bali July 21st – 27th 2019 bookings now open
Bali Retreat At A Glance
~ 4 precious spaces. Thoughtful. Personalised. Hand crafted. Very small. Rest and receive the quality therapeutic relaxation support you deserve. Feel held in our semi-private retreats. 4 woman only.
~ Seven slow rest sessions with Carole. Feel held. Soften in to Carole’s unique fusion of gentle seated meridian movements, body awareness rituals, deep rest yoga (no experience needed), therapeutic breath practices, immune system rejuvenation, chakra repair and guided releasing meditations, as you move through the healing rhythm of releasing, resting and receiving.
~ One on one with Carole – Feel heard. Before retreat starts, sit down for a cuppa and chat with Carole . A casual opportunity for her to understand your needs, any medical issues and fine tune the week ahead so you feel deeply held throughout your authentic deep rest experience. She’s sure to take you to her favourite chai cafe.
~ Three Ayurvedic massage/body treatments. Feel nurtured. After a decade of research, Carole has hand selected her favourite and most therapeutic body treatments to share with you. Therapeutic treatments are specifically chosen to calm your adrenals, repair the nervous system and deeply calm the mind and body. Treatments can be tailored to your individual needs.
~ Balinese medicine woman ~ Energy balancing and body reading with an exceptional Balinese medicine woman or body alignment with a gifted Balinese medical intuitive (availability limited). Carole personally uses and recommends both highly (totally optional)
~ Ancient Rituals. Carole will intuitively offer a range of rituals to protect and clear your energy. Lift your vibration. Deepen your intuition throughtout the retreat.
~ Aromatherapy. Be spoilt with flower essences, essential oils, tinctures or aura mists all carefully and individually prescribed personally each day to deepen your slow rest experience and clear energy blocks. All of the highest possible quality.
~ Lunch at an amazing plant based farm to table restaurant. After a short walk past rice fields indulge your senses in an exceptional culinary experience. Food is amazingly fresh, plant based, prepared with love and creativity. Eat in the surrounds of their permaculture garden. Jack fruit taco’s are our favourite. Feel nourished.
~ Welcome dinner. Enjoy a traditional Balinese family meal in a stunning restaurant overlooking the night sky, tropical surrounds and Mount Agung. A casual relaxed evening. Feel nourished.
~ Most evenings free time. You have the option, if you choose, of joining Carole for a couple of shared evening meals at her favourite Ubud restaurants.
~ Sacred Balinese Melukad. Carole has received the healing blessings of the Water High Priestess many times and will share this unique experience with you, in a remote Balinese village about an hour out of Ubud. It is a deeply moving experience. You will be changed. Alternately there is the option of the incredible sacred fire cleansing ritual Agni Hotra by a Hindu Balinese High Priest. Feel blessed.
~ Carole will share her personal list of favourite organic cafes and alternate bespoke experiences, drawn from 20 years of travelling to Ubud. Many in small hidden locations in and around Ubud e.g Carole’s most favourite tarot reader/healer, shamanic colonics, acupuncture, authentic Balinese healers and so much more.
If the slow rest retreat is stirring something in your belly and speaking to your heart, please email Carole.
+61 433705905 Australia
Typical slow day:
9.30 – 11.30 Slow rest session
11.30 – 2.30 Most lunch times free
2.30 – 5.30 Enjoy your specialized afternoon body treatment or massage.
5.30 – 6.30 , Ritual, energy balancing or yoga nidra
Some days may vary slightly as Carole believes in a “go with the flow” approach.
About Slow Rest sessions:
Soften in to Carole’s unique fusion of gentle seated opening movements, body awareness rituals, deep rest yoga (no experience needed), therapeutic breath practices, immune system rejuvenation, meridian and chakra repair and guided releasing meditations, as you move through the healing rhythm of releasing, resting and receiving.
Carole works gently alongside you intuitively connecting with your unique energy so she can fine tune your relaxation postures and breathing patterns. Carole may also offer energy healing (such as reiki, aromatherapy, crystals) to clear blocks, release fatigue, reset your immune system, repair the chakra’s, calm the adrenals and soothe the mind.
Absolutely no yoga or meditation experience needed at all. In fact everyone is welcome. All ages. If you can lay on your back or side then you can enjoy and benefit greatly from the healing alchemy of authentic slow rest.
Blankets, bolsters, cushions, sandbags and props are always used. Especially to support any injuries, illness or discomfort in your body.
Our slow rest space
We do alot of this
We smile lots
We experience a spiritual healing
We swim in here at lunch time
We meet wonderful people from all over the world
Your bed looks like this
Ganesha the Hindu god is everywhere
Slow quiet walking thru rice fields
Nothing like coconut water straight out of the coconut
$1,750.00 Australian dollars shared room (2 people) (choice of fan cooled or air con)
$1,950.00 Australian dollars private accommodation ( choice of fan cooled or air con)
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* 6 nights accommodation and breakfast
* Pick up from airport with our wonderful personal driver
* 3 specialised Ayurvedic and Balinese treatments/massage tailored for your needs
* Choice of salt room therapy, healing and body reading with amazing Balinese medicine woman or body alignment with a Balinese medical intuitive (availability limited).
* A sacred Balinese water purification ceremony with High Priestess or Agni hotra fire cleansing ceremony
* An exquisite lunch at a plant based food restaurant.
* Welcome dinner (alcohol not included)
* 7 slow rest sessions with Carole
Full Travel insurance including trip cancellation insurance.
Alcohol at group meals.
Transport to airport
4 lunches, 5 dinners.
$350.00 Australian dollars deposit to confirm your place.
Deposit is non refundable but is transferable.
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Payment is accepted via paypal, postal order or internet banking
Email to book your place or ask questions: [email protected]
Due at 60 days prior to retreat and is non refundable.
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Monthly payment option:
Monthly payments are happily received, if that helps.
Our venue is a traditional boutique Balinese style guesthouse that I have been using for my retreats for over 10 years now.
All beds are four poster beds with gorgeous netting.
All rooms include a small fridge, fresh filtered water, tea and coffee facilities
Most rooms are fan cooled as Ubud is higher up in the hills and always cooler than the coast.
If you prefer air conditioning please request, there are a limited number available.
Rooms are serviced daily.
Free wifi available
Honeymoon Guesthouse has a cafe open until late each day for snacks, meals and drinks
Accommodation is a one and a half hours drive from the Denpasar airport.
Honeymoon Guesthouse is a 10 minute walk into centre of Ubud.
The airport you will be flying into is Denpasar International Airport Bali.
If you are travelling from America or Canada stopping in Hong Kong seems to be the quickest and preferred route than many participants choose to take. Denpasar airport is a very busy airport and most airlines fly there.
Feedback from participants:
“Thank you Carole for such a wonderful retreat. This was the most relaxing and rejuvenating experience I’d ever had. My mind, body and spirit felt relaxed and rejuvenated from a holistic package. This would not have been complete without you as our facilitator being such a kind, gentle and helpful soul. So, thank you Carole from the bottom of my heart. I highly recommend this retreat to anyone” Nyesha, Australia, Physiologist and Counsellor
“I can highly recommend this retreat with the lovely Carole. Everything was just perfect. The restorative yoga retreat was just what my soul was crying out for. !!! I intend to go again in the near future. Carole is a wonderful facilitator” Wendy, Nurse, Australia
“The most relaxing week. Quiet and calm. Wonderful treatments and Carole a wonderful teacher” Jane, New Zealand
“You will be truly amazed at how easily you can naturally relax when you are in the presence of Carole. She is a very perceptive facilitator and has a gift for healing and understanding along with a gentleness that creates peace and harmony to the soul. After returning from one of her Retreats in Bali I felt enriched and calm and had learnt so much. I can thoroughly recommend the rejuvenation I experienced. Carole has a character beyond reproach” Revi, pilot Australia
“Bali is beautiful and the senses are saturated in ubuds sacredness but what makes this retreat so rejuvenating is Carole who is a true gem. She is so genuine & creates such a nurturing, trusting environment that combines, joy, peace, adventure and empowerment. Carole effortlessly threads groups together of different age & life experiences and encourages people to embrace new opportunities in a gentle authentic way. She practices what she preaches and knows all the best organic places to eat and arranges incredible spa treatments. I would love all the special woman I know to take time out with Carole, so far my Mother and Mother in Law have both enjoyed a Bali retreat with her, definitely 5+ stars. Don’t just follow your heart, FILL your heart, put yourself first and Carole with take Care of it all” Rachel, yoga teacher, Australia