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health & wellbeing

2WW - Bali

Yoga & Ayurveda Lifestyle Immersion

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25/5 – 1/6/2019 

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

So much more than your average retreat in Bali.

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.

We invite you to step out of your world for just one week and really experience what Yoga and Ayurveda have to offer. We have created a completely supported environment for you to do just that. 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 and how to live well…
not just to survive,
but to thrive, and 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?  The answer is that there are so many levels of special about the place 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 and what is most important to you as a foundation for making better life choices,
  • understand and feel more connected to your health & spirituality,
  • 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 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 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.

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 classs 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 Yoga & Ayurveda practices and wisdom
  • 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.
  • 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 the local Market on the last morning – we’ll introduce you to our local sources for spices, palm sugar and coconut oil.
  • A visit Nadis Herbals – a local concern selling a range of Ayurvedic products locally grown and produced.
  • 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:

Only 10-12 spaces are available and you can reserve your place with a $450 non-refundable deposit.

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

         2018 Bali Registration Pack – PDF

2018 Bali Registration Pack – Word doc

Step 2:    Select your preferred accommodation option

Only 10-12 spaces are available and you can reserve your place with a $450 non-refundable deposit.

Single Early Bird – $2160 (full payment required by 31/1/18)

Single (from 1/2/2018) – $2484

Twin Share Early Bird – $1628 (full payment required by 31/1/18

Twin share (from 1/2/2018) – $1944

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 Casey

Account number: 721126714

BSB: 637000

Please include in the reference field the month and year of the retreat and your surname, e.g. April2018Smith

Please read the Terms & Conditions before registering

2WW - Mangrove Yoga


Registrations open for 2018 retreats

 18-21 January 2018 (3.00pm Thur – 3.00pm Sun)

“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

The November retreat sold out in just 3 weeks and a key message from everyone was that 2 days just wasn’t enough. We listened and have extended the January retreat to 3 days giving you more space to pause, reflect and reconnect.  A wonderful way to start the New Year. Spaces limited so book early.

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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

Living your Dharma – 26-28 October 2018

More details soon.

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 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 prepared with food from Mangrove Yoga’s own organic farm. 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.
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 for You, your Hormones & the Moon
3 days/nights – 18-21/1/2018

Step 1:    Download a Mangrove Yoga Retreats Registration Pack, complete and e-mail to retreats@2wisewomen.com.au

         Mangrove Yoga_Registration_3days – PDF

         Mangrove Yoga_Registration_3days– Word doc

Step 2:    Select your preferred accommodation option – 3 nights

Camping – $485 (providing your own tent) 

Shared (3 people) – $575 per person

Shared with en-suite – $650 per person

Twin share – $650 per person

Twin share with en-suite – $680 per person

Single room – $725

Single with en-suite – $785

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:

You, your Hormones & the Moon (a 2.5% surcharge has been included in price)

Living your Dharma – coming soon

By Direct Deposit:

Account name: Mary Woolley or Coralie Casey

Account number: 721126714

BSB: 637000

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

Please read the Terms & Conditions before registering

Terms & Conditions

Mangrove Yoga Weekend Retreats Terms & Conditions
  • A cancellation fee of $75 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 $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.