Retreats

Tap into your inner wisdom and develop your capacity to build on and maintain it.

2WW - Bali

2WiseWomen in Bali

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28/4 – 5/5 2018 & 25/8 – 1/9/2018
25/5 – 1/6/2019 & 24/8 – 31/8 2019

* Our retreats are during the Bali ‘winter’ for comfortable temperatures & minimal rain 

More than your average retreat in Bali.

Our 7 days/nights programme brings together what we believe are three key components in becoming the best version of yourself and creating a life you love living.

  1. Yoga and Ayurveda – the wisdom of your unique nature and what living well looks like for YOU.
  2. Women’s health & spirituality – honouring and safeguarding your sacred womanhood.
  3. Living your Dharma – re-connecting with your reason for being and disconnecting from what gets in the way.

It is a journey that provides space, space to PAUSE and step out of your current world, space to REFLECT on the life you really want to live and space to RECONNECT with your inner wisdom that will guide better life choices.

Over 7 days and nights you will explore and experience simple wisdom and daily practices to nourish and nurture all levels of your being – physically, emotionally and spiritually.

Yoga & Ayurveda are the lifeblood of our retreats…the 2 Wise Women that show us who we really are and how to live well. Not just to survive, but to thrive and really enjoy this experience called life. The daily program is structured, meal times are regular, food is simple and delicious and the body and mind are toned with daily yoga practices and pampered with massages. In just 7 days we know from experience that your digestion and sleep will improve, your body will feel lighter, you will have more energy, your mind will be calmer and you will have a clearer sense of focus.

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The inspiring teachings of Maya Tiwari (Mother Maya) and Dr Claudia Welch guide the women‘s health and spirituality component of the retreat. Together these amazing women provide both an ancient and modern view of the eastern context for understanding and honouring our sacred womanhood. Mother Maya reveals and honours the sacred feminine and our inner power (Shakti) to heal. Dr Claudia Welch melds eastern wisdom with western analysis to make sense of the relationship between stress and our hormones. We want to share this with you because in a world where stress is recognised as the major causative factor in ill-health this is essential information for every woman of every age.

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“We are not tired, overworked, ill and lonely because we do too much; we are weary because so much of what we do runs counter to the rhythms of nature” Mother Maya

Tap into what’s really important to you, your reason for being,…the life you really want to be living. Give yourself permission to dream BIG, to go beyond the limitations of your current circumstances and beliefs to discover who the universe really wants and needs you to be. At some level we already know what we want and how to live well, but still we make choices that take us in the opposite direction. Have you ever wondered why that is? Explore the subtle ways you may be sabotaging yourself, the deep seated beliefs and habitual behaviours that are getting in the way of that life you want to be living. Once you uncover the subtle way these beliefs and patterns work you can begin to break down those patterns and let them go.

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This retreat is for you if you want to…
  • deepen your awareness of who you are and what is most important to you as a foundation for making better life choices,
  • understand and feel more connected to your health & spirituality as a woman,
  • improve your relationship with food and know what ‘eating well’ means for You,
  • connect with your own inner rhythm and understand your relationship with nature’s rhythms.

Whether you are already on a path or just beginning – this is all about continuing your own journey – so wherever you are at is where you will start.

The only real requirement is the physical capacity to negotiate the stairs at the retreat centre which has 3 floors and 108 stairs in a round trip which we negotiate a few times a day. It’s amazing how slow most of us start out and how quickly it becomes easier.

The programme includes:
  • 7 nights single or twin share accommodation at the beautiful Narasoma Retreat Centre. Each room is beautifully appointed and includes a balcony and air conditioning
  • Delicious, vegetarian meals during the programme, commencing with a welcome dinner at Cafe Wayan on Sunday night and finishing with breakfast on Saturday morning.
  • Daily 90 minute sunrise yoga class incorporating asana, pranayama and meditation. Greet the day in our roof top yoga shala surrounded by coconut palm treetops and the locals – crowing cocks, inquisitive squirrels and local birdlife.
  • Daily Yoga Nidra – a profound yoga relaxation technique.
  • Daily workshops exploring Yoga & Ayurveda, women’s’ health & spirituality and living your Dharma.
  • A private session with Mary to explore your personal Ayurveda journey.
  • A private session with Coralie to develop a personal yoga practice for your home Sadhana (practice).
  • Time in the kitchen with Mary to explore Ayurveda’s approach to cooking & eating
  • A complimentary traditional balinese massage at the Narasoma day spa and the opportunity to enjoy more in your free time.
  • A bag of goodies to support establishing your own yoga and Ayurvedic daily well-being regime.
  • A comprehensive workbook to guide your journey and provide ongoing support when you return home.
  • Time for you…space to pause, reflect and reconnect.
Narasome Retreat Centre, Ubud, Bali

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The beautiful surrounds and tranquility of Narasoma provide an ideal location for our retreats. Although located in the heart of Ubud, the purpose built retreat centre is nestled in a secluded tropical landscape which completely escapes the hustle and bustle of Ubud. The extensive gardens are an oasis of palms trees and flowers with delightful bridges spanning the river running through the grounds. Views from the spectacular open air, traditionally carved, roof-top yoga shala take in the forest and village houses and provide a birds eye view of the local squirrels and birdlife. Completely self contained, you can enjoy a swim in the infinity pool, a fresh coconut drink in the tea house, visit the meditation cave or a massage in the on-site spa while you listen to river meander past.

Facilities include:

  • A fully equipped roof top yoga studio which overlooks the forest
  • Spacious, beautifully appointed rooms with balcony and air conditionning
  • Beautiful gardens with pathways and bridges over the river
  • An infinity swimming pool,
  • Private workshop space
  • Our own kitchen that will be used to prepare our meals
  • A meditation cave
  • A tea house
  • A day spa

Visit Narasoma’s website .

Registration & Payment:

Download and complete the bali-registration-pack

Only 12 spaces are available and you can reserve your place with a $400 non-refundable deposit.

Single Early Bird – $2052 (full payment required by 31/5/17)

Single (from 1/6/2017) – $2376

Twin Share Early Bird – $1512 (full payment required by 31/5/17)

Twin share (from 1/6/2017) – $1836

Choose preferred payment arrangement:

By credit card here via Trybooking (2.5% surcharge has been included in the price)

By bank transfer:

Account name: Mary Woolley or Coralie Properjohn

Account number: 721126714

BSB: 637000

Please include in the reference field the month and year of the retreat and your surname, e.g. Sept2017Smith

Please read the Terms & Conditions before registering

2WW - Mangrove Yoga

  1. Women’s Health & Spirituality
    You, your Hormones and the Moon

These two 2WiseWomen weekend retreats at Mangrove Yoga on the NSW Central Coast in 2017 explore different components of our signature 7 day retreats in Bali.

Women’s Health & Spirituality – 3-5/11 2017
You, your Hormones & the Moon

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No medicine, no matter how powerful, can replace our own.

Guided by the teachings of 2 of Mary’s favourite teachers, Maya Tiwari & Dr. Claudia Welch, this retreat brings us together to pause, reflect and reconnect with what is means to be a woman. In todays world there is too often a disconnect between our feminine energy and rhythms and the expectations of ourselves and others. That disconnect effects our health and wellbeing on all levels – physically, emotionally and spirituality.

“We are not tired, overworked, ill and lonely because we do too much; we are weary because so much of what we do runs counter to the rhythms of nature” Mother Maya

This weekend is about tapping into that feminine energy, re-awakening our connection with the lunar rhythms, understanding the relationship between our hormones and stress and then exploring how all this plays out in day to day life.

The medical problems of most women are rooted in hormonal imbalance brought on by doing too much while getting too little physical & emotional nourishment.”
Dr. Claudia Welch

In Ayurveda, the Shakti prana of every woman exists in her womb. Her strength is found here and affects her on every level of her health. Her monthly cycle is the primary means through which this prana is revitalised, cleansed and restored. The cycles, the wax (between new moon and full) and wane (between full moon and new moon), the natural emotional flow of the female is regarded as sacred. In Ayurveda, oil is regarded as the medium of love and we will spend time learning moon revitalising massage practices you can use at home to nurture and nourish yourself in sync with the lunar rhythms.

“Sadhana reminds you of who you are and how to call on your Shakti energy,
remember that you are sacred.”
Mother Maya

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Maya Tiwari (Mother Maya) & Dr Claudia welch
Retreat Programme:

The 2WiseWomen retreat programme will follow Mangrove Yoga’s daily program. This tranquil ashram environment supports the process of pausing, reflecting and re-connecting with a regular routine for meals and sleep, simple delicious food harvested from their organic farm and daily yoga practices to tone and energise the body and mind. In just you will feel the effects and power of a simple lifestyle.

  • 2 nights accommodation – single/twin/triple and ensuite options available.
  • Delicious, vegetarian meals prepared with food from Mangrove Yoga’s own organic farm. Vegan dairy free & gluten free diet needs are catered for.
  • Daily yoga classes incorporating asana, pranayama and meditation. Listen to the bird call as we greet the morning sun.
  • Daily Yoga Nidra – a profound yoga relaxation technique.
  • Workshops filled with practical wisdom and tools you can take home for yourself and to share with those you love.
  • A comprehensive workbook to guide your journey and provide ongoing support when you return home.
  • A gift pack to support your dina charya – daily well-being regime.
  • Time for you…space to pause, reflect and reconnect.
Mangrove Yoga, NSW Central Coast:

Mangrove Yoga with its beautiful bush setting is approximately 90 minutes north of Sydney and the same distance south of Newcastle. It’s beautiful grounds are nestled in a valley surrounded by mountains with cliff top caves and a river meandering past the front gate.

Beautifully maintained and energised yoga practice halls, a range of comfortable accommodation to suit your budget, and delicious vegetarian meals prepared with food grown in their own organic veggie garden and farm are it’s trademarks.

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Registration and Payment

Step 1: Download and complete the mangrove-yoga-registration-pack

Step 2: Select your preferred accommodation option:

Camping – $310 (providing your own tent)

Shared (up to 3 people) – $370 per person

Twin share – $420 per person

Twin share with en-suite – $450 per person

Single room – $470

Single with en-suite – $510

Bed pack – $30
*pack includes sheets/blankets/pillow & towel). You will need to bring your own bedding if you do not hire a bed pack.

Step 3: Select preferred payment arrangement:

By Credit Card thru Trybooking – click on the relevant link:

Women’s Health & Spirituality (a 2.5% surcharge has been included in price)

By Direct Deposit:

Account name: Mary Woolley or Coralie Properjohn

Account number: 721126714

BSB: 637000

Please include in the reference field the month of the course and your surname, e.g. June_Smith or August_Peters.

Please read the Terms & Conditions before registering

Terms & Conditions

Mangrove Yoga Weekend Retreats Terms & Conditions
  • A cancellation fee of $65 will be charged and the balance refunded if a registration is cancelled up to 10 days before the retreat begins.
  • Cancellations less than 10 days before the retreat begins will receive a credit towards another 2WiseWomen programme, less a $65 cancelation fee.
  • Bookings will confirmed when payment is received.
  • There will be no refund in the event of late arrival or early departure.
  • If a program is cancelled by 2WiseWomen, all payments made towards the workshop will be refunded in full. The organisers will not be held responsible for any travel expenses which may be incurred in preparation for any workshop, including airline tickets, travel delays, flight cancellations or illness.
Bali 7 day/7 night Retreats Terms & Conditions
  • A $400 non-refundable deposit is required for Bali retreats to confirm the registration.
  • It is a requirement that all participants obtain full cover travel insurance at the time of reserving a space on the retreat and making the deposit.(A participant once cancelled due to ill health the day before she was due to depart and with a medical certificate from her doctor was able to receive a full refund from the insurance company.)
  • Cancellations will only receive a refund (less the non-refundable deposit) if their place can be filled from the Wait List.
  • There will be no refund in the event of late arrival or early departure.
  • If a program is cancelled by the organisers, all payments made towards the workshop will be refunded in full.
  • In the event the programme is cancelled the organisers will not be held responsible for any travel expenses which may be incurred in preparation for any workshop, including airline tickets, travel delays, flight cancellations or illness.