Slow Rest Retreats For Women – Bali:
Pause. Breathe. Rest Deeply.
Dates for 2017:
February 12th – 18th (intimate retreat 2 women only) click here – full
February 19th – 25th (4 spaces left)
June 11th – 17th (4 spaces left)
June 25th – July 1st (intimate retreat 2 women only) click here
Retreat at a glance:
Offered since 2003
~ A retreat for woman, all ages welcome, single travellers, mother-daughters, small groups of friends and especially you. Always a great mix of ages. Mostly single travellers. Over 35% of guests return for a second, third and even fourth time.
~ 6 spaces only. Retreats are always small for a more personalised retreat experience and individual support with Carole.
~ Six nights accommodation in our fabulous boutique Balinese style hotel. Rooms serviced daily. Wonderful salt water swimming pool. Only 5 minutes from the centre of Ubud. Our hotel serves the best pandan banana pancakes for breakfast in Ubud.
~ Seven sacred rest sessions with Carole – a unique fusion of restorative yoga (no experience needed) ancient breath practices, guided relaxation meditations, releasing rituals and sound healing. Carole will intuitively connect with your energy fields and fine tune your relaxation postures and breathing patterns to bring you back into alignment. Restoring balance to your nervous system and strengthening your immune system. Reiki and energy healing will also be personally offered as needed for an authentic slow rest experience. Feel held.
~ Personal one on one healing session with Carole (totally optional)
~ Four of the best authentic therapeutic Ayurvedic or Balinese treatments and massages personalised for you that have been hand selected by Carole.
~ Salt room therapy. Rest deeply in a room of glowing salt crystal lamps, salt floor and salt infused air to cleanse and purify your lungs. Experience a lung cleansing breath meditation.
~ Essential oils, flower essences, reiki, oracle cards and aura clearing mists individually offered in all slow rest sessions.
~ Lunch at an amazing plant based restaurant. After a short walk past rice fields indulge your taste buds whilst overlooking the permaculture garden.
~ Welcome dinner, amazing traditional Balinese feast in a luxurious restaurant overlooking Mount Agung. A casual informal evening to meet the other guests.
~ Evenings free to explore Ubud.
~ Sacred Balinese Melukad – powerful water cleansing and purification ceremony with Balinese High Priestess – deeply moving experience. You will be changed. Or a sacred fire cleansing ritual Agni Hotra. Both exceptional experiences.
~ Carole will share her personal list of favourite organic cafes and alternate bespoke experiences, drawn from 20 years of Ubud experience. Where to get the best chai tea, tumeric juice, komucha brew or paddock to plate food in Ubud. Many in small hidden locations in and around Ubud. Carole also has an extensive bespoke list of alternate experiences e.g tarot reader, shamanic colonics, accupunture, authentic Balinese healers and more.
~ Please know this retreat is all about you so everything is optional. Listen to your body and participate in whatever feels right for you on the day.
If this retreat is stirring something in your belly, please email me. I’d love to have a chat, answer your questions or take your booking.
A typical slow day:
9.30 – 11.30 Sacred rest session in marble yoga meditation space.
11.30 – 2.00 Most lunch times free (relax by the pool, read a book or walk into town)
2.00 – 5.30 Four very specialized and hand selected therapeutic Ayurvedic or Balinese massages/treatments
5.30 – 6.00 Guided releasing rituals, relaxation meditation, chakra balancing or yoga nidra.
Some days will vary slightly
Who books a Rejuvenation Lounge slow retreat?
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6 is the maximum number of women for Carole’s Balinese retreats.
2 is the maximum number of women for Carole’s private bespoke retreats. Book with a friend.
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) to clear blocks, release fatigue and deepen the relaxation experience.
$1,795.00 Australian dollars shared accommodation ( 2 double beds per room)
$1,940.00 Australian dollars single accommodation Click here for terms and conditions
* 6 nights accommodation and breakfast
* pick up from airport with our wonderful personal driver Nyoman
* 4 specialised Ayurvedic and Balinese treatments and massage
* Salt room therapy for lung cleansing and opening up the breath
* A sacred Balinese water purification ceremony or Agni hotra fire cleansing ceremony
* An exquisite lunch at a plant based food restaurant.
* Welcome dinner (alcohol not included)
* All sacred rest and reiki sessions with Carole
Airfare and airport departure taxes
Full Travel insurance including trip cancellation insurance.
Departure transfers to airport
Alcohol at group meals.
4 lunches, 5 dinners.
$300.00 Australian dollars deposit to confirm your place.
Deposit is non refundable.
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Payment is accepted via paypal, postal order or internet banking
Email to book your place or ask questions: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 hotel that I have been using for my retreats for over 10 years now.
Accommodation is either a shared (two double beds per room) or a single room, which is $195.00 extra.
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 hours drive from the Denpasar airport,
Honeymoon Guesthouse is a 5 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