Pause : Breathe : Repeat :
Update December 2020 on my Slow Rest Retreats.
Due to the unusual times in which we live at the moment, I am uncertain when I can offer overseas retreats again. Possibly 2021. More likely 2022.
I am really missing teaching – and seeing all the familiar faces.
I’m currently cocooned in a creative cave, writing and crafting recorded guided rituals for difficult times.
I look forward to supporting you again, in person or on-line for a little holistic relaxation therapy.
Big love xox Carole
France Slow Rest Retreats :
Small. Limited space. Women only.
Due to these unusual times in which we live, I am uncertain when I will be offer the French Slow Rest retreat again.
When things become clearer I will update this page.
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Bali Slow Rest Retreats:
Due to these unusual times in which we live, I am uncertain when I will be offer the Bali Slow Rest retreat again. When things become clearer I will update this page.
Bali Retreat At A Glance
These retreats are for any woman needing breathing space from the busyness and demands of life.
Craving a healthy dose of slow living.
Feels exhausted. Recovering from health issues or moving through a life transition.
All ages and solo travellers most welcomed.
: 4 women only. Thoughtful. Hand crafted. Semi private retreat for woman only. Rest and receive the quality therapeutic restorative support you deserve.
: Seven slow rest sessions. A unique fusion of gentle seated body awareness movements, deep rest yoga shapes, calming breath practices and therapeutic touch.
: One on one slow rest therapy session with Carole.
: Three specialised body treatments. Carole has personally hand selected all therapeutic body treatments.
: Restorative Rituals. Carole will intuitively prescribe a range of healing rituals to clear, protect and strengthen your energy systems throughout the week.
: Aromatherapy. To deepen the experience Carole personalises support with aromatherapy, flower essences, healing touch and reiki as needed.
: Farm to table organic lunch. Indulge your senses in an exceptional culinary experience. Food is amazingly fresh, plant based, prepared with love and creativity. Eat in the open air restaurant surrounded by the permaculture garden.
: 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.
: Most evenings and lunch free time. Quiet time to yourself to spend as you choose.
: Sacred Balinese Melukad. Carole has received the healing blessings of the Water High Priestess and High Priest 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.
: Carole will share her personal list of favourite organic cafes. Many in small hidden locations in and around Ubud. The organic, plant based food scene is one of the highlights of Ubud. Very easy to go gluten and diary free for the week should you choose.
+61 433705905 Australia
: Cost :
$1,750.00 Australian dollars shared room (2 people) (choice of fan cooled or air con) per person.
$1,950.00 Australian dollars private accommodation ( choice of fan cooled or air con) per person.
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: 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.
5.30 – 6.30 Guided meditation or energy balancing.
Some days may vary slightly as Carole believes in a “go with the flow” approach.
: About Slow Rest sessions :
Slow rest is all about learning how to soften, relax and sink into a state of deep restorative rest.
Slow rest is a unique fusion of gentle seated body awareness movements, deep rest postures (restorative yoga), calming breath practices, restorative rituals and therapeutic touch.
All deep rest shapes are done laying on your mat with the support of bolsters, blankets, eye pillows and/or weighted sandbags to help the body feel safe and supported so the relaxation process can begin.
Weighting the body is a delicious key element of slow rest, as it helps to profoundly calm the body. Settling restless, agitated energy and greatly supporting nervous system repair.
You’ll be additionally supported intuitively by Carole with aromatherapy, reiki, healing touch, flower essences and botanical sprays to support your overall well being, both physically and energetically.
Carole will also personally prescribe restorative rituals and vibrational medicines for you to take home with you.
: Cost :
$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)
Click here for terms and conditions
Contact Carole to book e: [email protected]
: Includes :
* 6 nights accommodation and breakfast
* Pick up from airport only
* 3 specialised body treatments
* A sacred Balinese water purification ceremony with High Priestess
* An exquisite lunch at a plant based food restaurant.
* Welcome dinner (alcohol not included)
* 7 slow rest sessions with Carole (4 morning and 3 evening sessions)
: Extra costs :
Full Travel insurance including trip cancellation insurance.
Alcohol at group meals.
Transport back to airport
4 lunches, 5 dinners.
: Deposit :
$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]
: Final balance :
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.
: Accommodation :
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 double 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, light 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.
: Getting there :
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