Retreats

2019 retreat registrations are open

Bali

Living Consciously Retreat
25/5 – 1/6/2019 (7 days/nights) &

Master Cleanse with guest teacher
Rishi Hridayananda

24 – 31/8/2019 (7 days/nights)

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Exploring Living Consciously Retreat
25/5 – 1/6/2019

This retreat is all about creating space, space  to PAUSE and step out of your current life, space  to REFLECT on how you want to live and space to RECONNECT with your inner wisdom to guide better life choices.

You are invited to step out of your world for just one week in a completely supported environment to experience what Yoga and Ayurveda have to offer.  The daily programme is structured, meals are regular, food is easy to digest and delicious, the body and mind are toned with daily yoga practices and pampered with massages and a regular routine for sleeping and rising is established.  We know from experience that in just 7 days 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.

Yoga & Ayurveda show us who we really are & how to live consciously…
not just to survive,
but to thrive, & really enjoy this experience called life. 

We only take one group a year to Ubud and a common question is “why do you go all that way? ” It’s actually hard to put into words because there are so many things that are special about this location that it’s really something you have to experience. Bali is special, Ubud is special and Narasoma retreat centre is extra special. There is something very powerful about stepping into a completely different space and then taking that experience back home. 

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

Whether you are already on a Yoga and or Ayurveda 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 a round trip is 108 stairs which we negotiate a few times a day. It’s amazing how slow most of us start out and how quickly it becomes easier.

There’s so much more that could be said,
but there really is no substitute for the experience

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 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 meditative/relaxation technique.
  • Daily workshops exploring Ayurveda & Yoga knowledge and practices.
  • 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 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.
  • Participate in a New Moon puja conducted by the owner ad staff of Narasoma.
  • 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.
  • A guided visit to a local organic Market and the main market on the last morning – we’ll introduce you to our local sources for spices, palm sugar and coconut oil.
  • A visit to Nadis Herbals – a local concern selling a range of Ayurvedic products locally grown and produced.
  • Time for you…space to pause, reflect and reconnect.
Master Cleanse Retreat
24 – 31/8/2019

This retreat brings the Hatha Yoga Shatkarmas to Bali. The ultimate salt water party guided by Rishi Hridayananda. A chance to wash away, both physically and emotionally, what doesn’t serve you and then be nurtured and nourished back to full vitality. 

Single room option only available for this retreat unless travelling with a partner/friend. More details coming soon.

Narasoma 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 conditioning
  • Beautiful gardens with pathways and bridges over the river
  • An infinity swimming pool,
  • Private workshop space
  • Our own kitchen that we will use for our Ayurvedic coking lessons.
  • A meditation cave
  • On-site tea house
  • On-site spa

Visit Narasoma’s website .

Registration & Payment:

Reserve your place with a $450 non-refundable (transferable within 12 months) deposit – only 10 places available.

Step 1:    Download a Bali Retreats Registration Pack, complete and e-mail to 

         2019 Bali Registration Pack – PDF

2019 Bali Registration Pack – Word doc

Step 2:    Select your preferred retreat and accommodation option

Exploring Living Consciously

Single Early Bird – $2268 (full payment by 28/2/19)

Single (from 1/3/2019) – $2592

Twin Share Early Bird – $1728 (full payment by 28/2/19)

Twin share (from 1/3/2019) – $2052

Master Cleanse

Single Early Bird – $2268 (full payment by 31/5/19)

Single (from 1/6/2019) – $2592

 * Twin Share option may be available upon request for partners or friends travelling together.

Choose preferred payment arrangement:

By bank transfer:

Account name: Mary Woolley or Coralie Casey

Account number: 721126714

BSB: 637000

Please include in the reference field the month and year of the retreat and your surname, e.g. May2019Smith

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

Please read the Terms & Conditions before registering

Weekend Retreats

Dates & retreat locations coming

“Thank you both for creating this retreat. It was everything I hoped for, needed and much, much more. I highly recommend it to women of all ages and life stages. It’s such a gift to yourself to do it. What I’ve come away with is truly invaluable. Wow.
With much gratitude.”  Vee  Nov 2017

 

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

Guided by the teachings of 2 of our favourite Ayurveda teachers, Maya Tiwari & Dr. Claudia Welch, this retreat brings us together to pause, reflect and reconnect with what it 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

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 so 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 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 2 days you will feel the effects and power of a simple lifestyle.

  • 2 nights accommodation – single/twin/triple. Limited ensuite options are available but you will need to book early.
  • Delicious, vegetarian meals. Vegan dairy free & gluten free diet needs are catered for.
  • Daily sunrise yoga classes incorporating asana, pranayama and meditation.
  • 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.
Registration and Payment for You, your Hormones & the Moon
Dates & locations coming soon…
Let us know you are interested here.

Please read the Terms & Conditions before registering

Terms & Conditions

Bali 7 day/7 night Retreats Terms & Conditions
  • A $450 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.