BALI BLISS RETREAT
Unleash Your Inner Goddess!

21 - 27 OCTOBER 2018

This is your invitation to join us for our next goddess adventure in Bali.

If you're a woman who wants to discover or anchor in the delight of what it feels like to experience true SENSUAL PLEASURE, the Bali Bliss Retreat is perfect for you.

You will be pampered and spoilt, partake in goddess circles and ceremonies, and enjoy a selection of Bali’s best cultural and wellness activities. Treat yourself with pool side lounging, luxuriate in a leisurely spa experience, laugh and have fun with your Soulwoman sisters, enjoy deliciously healthy gourmet meals, and experience the yumminess of pure enchantment.

Ahhh... the wonders that await in Bali!

The Venue...

Bali evokes images of lush tropical gardens and sacred temples, and the reality does not disappoint. 

Once again, you'll be spending six fabulous nights in a villa located in a traditional Balinese village in Ubud. You'll be immersed in deeply spiritual vibes, the exotic culture, delicious foods, and rustic décor of our luxurious private villa, situated at the end of a long, private driveway that opens up at the end to lush tropical gardens overlooking a steep ravine with a small stream below.

You'll feel like you've found a secret oasis that only you know about.

The Cuisine...

Let's get this straight from the start: Balinese food is simply delicious! And if you don't eat this or that - no worries - we are happy to accommodate any of your food preferences.

Nurdi, the in-house cook will prepare yummy healthy dishes from an Indonesian and Balinese menu with organic ingredients whenever possible, including vegetables form the villa garden. Vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free and other dietary requests can be accommodated. Nurdi is also happy to give complimentary cooking classes to whoever wants to help peel the garlic!

There are many world class restaurants in Ubud, and you'll have one free day out on the town to experience the mouth-watering cuisine if you wish. You'll find there's always something scrumptious to taste and enjoy!

YOUR GODDESS JOURNEY AWAITS...

Day 1 - ARRIVE (Sunday, 21 October)

As you step into the exotic heat of Bali, you'll feel as if you've entered into another world: colourful, fascinating, filled with Spirit, and deeply alluring. Your goddess journey has begun!

Arrival at the luxury villa in Ubud is at 3pm. Upon arrival you'll be served a welcome drink, and assigned a room. You'll have time to unpack, enjoy afternoon tea if you wish, and take in your surroundings.

You may want to take a leisurely dip in the pool before a traditional and authentic Balinese dinner is served. After dinner we'll get acquainted before retiring to bed for our very first night in Paradise.

Day 2 - GODDESS CIRCLE AND ECSTATIC DANCE (Monday, 22 October)

Breakfast every day is served at 9.00am. After breakfast, we'll have our first goddess circle where you'll receive guidance to set intentions for your life to co-create with the Universe.

We'll do a powerful visualisation practice to anchor in your intentions, and you'll receive guidance on how to do the transformative practice of soul journaling.

After circle, you'll have time for reflection, after which you can relax and luxuriate in the villa.

Our afternoon session will be an Ecstatic Dance session. This transformative practice of putting your body in constant motion will quiet your brain, get your creative juices going, and help you reconnect with your most wonderful self.

Your delicious Balinese dinner will be served at the villa tonight.

Day 3 - A SPECIAL BLESSINGS CEREMONY... AND MONKEYS (Tuesday, 23 October)

After breakfast, we'll venture out of the villa to Monkey Forest, where mischievous simians frolic and play amongst sacred temples and lush greenery - not to be missed! We'll then enjoy lunch at a delightful restaurant in Ubud.

Our afternoon excursion is one of the highlights of our Bali Bliss retreat. You will be driven to Tirta Empul, the Water Temple in Tampaksiring. You'll see the temple grounds, gardens and the source of all the holy water in Bali, and be able to partake in a blessings ceremony in the cool water of the bathing pools. 

We'll then return home for a lovely dinner at the villa.

Day 4 - MASSAGE, PAMPERING AND GODDESS CEREMONY (Wednesday, 24 October)

Today we have a real treat for you. It's our massage and pampering day at the villa, before Karen will lead us in a powerful goddess ceremony.

After breakfast, you can expect to be pampered like the goddess you are. You'll be treated to an hour long Bali massage  session and mani-and-pedi  poolside or in your room. You'll be left feeling renewed, fresh, intensely relaxed and glowing.

In the early afternoon, Karen will take the lead in a handfasting ceremony. 

Tonight you'll enjoy a scrumptious dinner at the spectacular Akasha restaurant at New Earth Haven just outside of Ubud, for another opportunity to sample the very best of Balinese cuisine.

Day 5 - FREE DAY (Thursday, 25 October)

Today is a free day to do as you desire. You can explore Ubud to your heart's content - and believe us, there is much to experience. Ubud is Bali's spiritual, artistic and cultural heart. It has long been known as a mystical place, rich in healing powers and important as a source of medicinal herbs and plants. In fact, it gets its name from the ancient Balinese word, 'bad', which means medicine. 

You may also want to spend time at Ubud's vibrant and central market where the local people do their shopping. Captivating and colourful, everything sold in the market is either grown, crafted, or produced in Bali. Coffee beans, hardware, textiles, baskets and bamboo crafts are all available amid the rich aromas, ripe smells and organised chaos of heaped stalls.

Tonight, we'll enjoy dinner out on the town, followed by an optional excursion to the Laughing Buddha Bar for live music and dancing.

Day 6 - DRUM CIRCLE AND BALI BANQUET (Friday, 26 October)

After breakfast, we'll enjoy a drum circle lead by a Balinese drum teacher from a company that manufactures djembe drums locally, and he will bring enough drums so that each person will have one to play on. He will lead our group starting with simple and then more complicated rhythms and we'll drum (or dance) together for a good hour or so.

After the Drum Circle, Karen will lead us in a soul craft project.

In the afternoon, we'll do a Sensuality Circle and gift exchange.

Dinner will comprise of a nasi tumpeng Balinese banquet by coconut oil torchlight in the garden. The centerpiece of the dinner is a pyramid of fragrant yellow rice, the golden color representing prosperity and abundance. This nasi tumpeng is decorated with 6 or 7 dishes, condiments and sambal. You can expect handmade traditional palm and floral decorations, a selection of Indonesian and Balinese specialties, the soothing and exotic sounds of a bamboo rindik trio, and beautiful classical dancers from the village to create a dazzling and memorable experience.

Day 7 - CLOSING CIRCLE (Saturday, 27 October)

We'll enjoy our last delicious breakfast together before having our closing circle.

Check-out is at 12 noon. If you have a late flight out, you are welcome to store your bags at the villa, and if needed, you'll be offered a place to shower and freshen up before you leave for the airport.

It will be hard to say goodbye but at least we'll know that we've made memories to last a lifetime, not to mention lifelong friends...

(plus delightful bonuses for our full payment option as below)

SINGLE ACCOMMODATION

$2997

FULL PAYMENT

(ONLY TWO SPACES AVAILABLE)

BALI BLISS RETREAT PLUS:

  1. FULL PAYMENT BONUSES:
  • BALI BLISS PAMPER PACK (worth $100)
  • REFLEXOLOGY SESSION

 

YES, PLEASE... AND THANK YOU!

TWIN ACCOMMODATION

$2497

FULL PAYMENT

(ONLY 5 SPACES LEFT)

BALI BLISS RETREAT PLUS:

  1. FULL PAYMENT BONUSES:
  • BALI BLISS PAMPER PACK (worth $100)
  • REFLEXOLOGY SESSION
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What's Included

Ubud, Bali is the PERFECT place to spend a delightful week being pampered and spoiled. You can expect...

  • Welcome drinks and welcome dinner at the villa on arrival day
  • Luxury accommodation in a private villa (single occupancy with one bed, or double occupancy with 2 beds in the room)
  • Six delicious breakfasts prepared by an in-house Balinese cook at the villa
  • Four scrumptious, healthy dinners prepared at the villa
  • Filtered drinking water, coffee and tea are available at any time of the day
  • Transformative goddess circles, rituals and ceremonies
  • A creative soul art project with Karen
  • A full-body massage, and mani-and pedicure
  • A drumming circle (the most fun ever!)

And this too...

  • A visit to Monkey Forest
  • Visit to the Sacred Water Temple in Bali called Tirta Empul
  • Entrance fees to any sites we visit together
  • Shop-until-you-drop in the famous Ubud central shopping district
  • A fairwell Nasi Tumpeng balinese banquet by torchlight in the villa garden, with traditional palm and floral decorations, musicians and balinese dancers
  • Lots of free time to lounge by the villa's stunning private pool
  • Unlimited WIFI 
  • 8 Full-time staff for 24 hour service

Our awesome villa also has a complementary shuttle to central Ubud when the driver and villa car are available in case you'd like to do a bit of exploration and shopping in your down-time. 

What's Not Included

  • Your round-trip airfare from home
  • Your transport from the airport to the villa, and back from the villa to the airport
  • Lunches are not included but you can make your own arrangements to have a light meal or a big organic fresh salad at the villa at an incredibly reasonable cost (there will also be lots of left-overs from the previous night to enjoy)
  • Two dinners out and about in Ubud are not included
  • Other non-included items are souvenir shopping, personal phone calls, extra spa services, alcohol, taxis, laundry, and tips for staff (we recommend $1 - 2 USD per day per person)
  • Personal, medical or trip cancellation insurance

You will find local wine, beer, soft drinks and chocolates available for purchase at the villa. Prices will be posted on the refrigerator in the kitchen. If you don’t feel like going out, you can ask the staff to purchase any other items for you and they'd be happy to oblige.

Flights

  • You must arrive into Bali Ngurah Rai International Airport, also known as Denpasar International Airport on or before Sunday 21 October 2018 for check-in at the villa at 4pm. We can help you to arrange your own transport (or transport for a group of you) to and from the villa (at your cost). Please note that the average travel time from the airport to the villa is about 1 to 1 and a half hours.
  • Check-out is on Saturday, 27 October at 12 noon. 
  • If you want to come earlier or stay later for some exploring, we can make recommendations to help you design something fabulous for your trip to Bali. (Last year most of the group stayed at Swasti eco-cottages for a couple of days before the start of the Retreat, and it was fabulous! Happy to pass on the information if required.)

Your Hosts

Your hosts are soul sistas (and biological sisters) Dr. Mia Rose and Karen Ferguson. 

Mia and Karen are the founders of the Soulwoman Circles, and host retreats for women all over the world.

Retreat intentions are to inspire and support you to claim your most beautiful dreams and desires, to align with Divine wisdom, and co-create a life of joy and abundance.

Love Notes from our Retreat Soul Sistas

What our previous Bali Bliss participants had to say...

Wendy Wood

Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. This has been such a yummy retreat - it truly shows the depth of each of your hearts for the feminine. Your attention to detail, your exquisite preparation, thoughtful and intentional practices and circles - you've co-created transformation for me and the beginnings of beautiful friendships. May your work together continue to expand and bless the world. It's been my privilege to connect with you both. 

Heather McAuliffe

Deep gratitude and joy to you both for creating this amazing and unforgettable experience! What a fabulous space you have created for us all in the world. Can't wait for the next one, and to continue to see you in Circle online.
BIG, BIG love and #deepjoy
#soulwomantribeforever!

Jackie Ming

My heart is just glowing - truly glowing. I had no idea what I was coming to, just trusting, actually knowing it would be absolutely wonderful. It was all that and more. From the night out dancing to the quiet chats about family, I have loved being a part of your lives this week and coming to know everyone so intimately. I also have loved observing your special sister relationship - so full of love and care. I look forward to more adventures online and in-person!

Marie Laberge

There are not enough words of love and gratitude for what you have both created here and in the Circles! I love hearing your voices online and that will be more meaningful after this week. Thank you for your brilliance, joy and love. Your spirits are a blessing for us all. Lots of love.

Heather Staggs

My dear Sistas, I am so incredibly blessed to have been able to come on another adventure with you! I look forward to many more! I truly appreciate all of the work and time you put into everything. So many little details! I just love you both so much! Until we see each other again, xoxo Love.

Robyn Watts

What amazing 'thing' you have created to share with the world. I'm so happy to have found this tribe and to call you sisters. May your love for life and healing spread wide and far and fast. I cannot wait until next time. Until then, BIG BIG BIG love.

Lesleigh Steuart

You each have become a heartbeat for me. I am so grateful as are my family... you two helped me find the courage to live, truly live my life... as Lesleigh. You have also helped to restore my faith in God and humanity.
Namaste.

AWAKEN, EMBRACE AND CELEBRATE THE GODDESS WITHIN!

For sure you'll fall in love with Bali as you immerse yourself in the mesmerizing vibes of Ubud. There's no way you're going home without being rejuvenated on a deep soul level. Do take a moment to watch the beautiful music video by Peruquois below to get a feel for the natural beauty of Bali!