You are invited…

It's YOUR time to retreat

 

Imagine, you wake up feeling totally refreshed. Every part of your body stretches with ease as you take a deep breath in…

You gently inhale the sweet scent of wild frangipanis that float across your room. Ahhhh… The warmth of the tropical air caresses your skin drawing you out to explore, discover and play in the playground of the ‘Gods and Goddesses’. You begin to feel the buzzing of excitement in your tummy, like little fluttering butterflies. And you know that there is so much more to come….

You are invited to Unwind & Unplug in Ubud

March 25 – April 3 (10 days inclusive)

May 28 – June 6  (10 days inclusive)

 

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There are limited places for our Retreats

Don’t miss out! Register your interest to secure a place today by calling Marie-Noelle on +61 3 9028 8034   or  +61 402412193

 

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10 Days of Bliss…

When was the last time you did something just for you?

The ‘Unwind & Unplug in Ubud Retreat’

is designed to allow you to take time out to retreat, re-evaluate, re-group and rejuvenate your whole body, mind, heart and spirit. This fun retreat will allow you to experience and learn practices, exercises and skills that will enrich the quality of your life. An education of the mind, body, heart and spirit.
 Discover the deep reservoir of wisdom, creativity and childlike joy within.
I'm ready to do this for me!

Your experience includes everything you could wish for 10 days of absolute bliss....

Your all-inclusive 10 day package includes:

  • 9 nights’ accommodation – in your private villa, which features:
    • Queen size bed or 2 X King Singles
    • Flat screen TV
    • Spa toiletries
    • Private bathroom & towels
    • Daily housekeeping
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • In-room bottled water, coffee and tea
    • Infinity Pool overlooking the jungle
    • 4 x Various plunge pools
    • Meditation & relaxation spaces indoor/outdoor
  • Freshly prepared gourmet cuisine:
    • Day 1: Welcome Dinner
    • Day 2 to 7: breakfast, lunch & dinner.
    • Day 8 to 10: breakfast only (Independent ‘free’ days – self catering) *dietary requirements can be arranged by request

Pricing

 All inclusive package excluding airfare  $2600.00 AUD
  All inclusive package including return airfare from Melbourne Airport, Australia to Denpasar Bali   $3140.00 AUD
$800.00AUD  Deposit is required upon booking (non-refundable)
Final payment is due 30 days prior to retreat commencement date.
 
Note: Travel Insurance not included. This can be arranged upon request at an additional cost dependent on personal circumstances. Extended stay can be arranged at time of booking.
I'm so there!

During retreat there is nowhere else to be:

no calls to answer
no appointments to keep
no deadlines
no children
no partner
no parent or other to tend to
no demands
no busy-ness and nothing to distract you.
A retreat gives you uninterrupted time to be.

When you go on retreat, you have the freedom of time and space to experience new horizons that awaken your senses.

You’ll find yourself seeing with new eyes, hearing, tasting and feeling the richness of so much more…
Think of yourself being outdoors in the warmth of the tropics surrounded by nature, as you peacefully bathe in the cool infinity pool;
surrendering and just letting it all go as the water takes the weight of your body. You are in absolute bliss… You haven’t a care in the world.
You move through your day with ease, and you flow into all that is presented with lightness of mind and heart.
And your day ends as you are gently lulled to sleep hearing the ever-so-calming hum of nature outside.
I'm ready to do this for me

GIFT YOURSELF

Retreat is one of the greatest gifts of honouring yourself.
It is a simple gift of ‘Heart’.
And no matter where you go or how long you stay, you’ will always be presented with exactly that which you are seeking.
Be ready to be pleasantly surprised…
I'm ready

Bliss… 

Our retreats aren’t just about mindfulness. They’re about giving you every opportunity to relax in this tropical paradise. Your spa experience begins with being chauffeured to one of Ubud’s top shelf spas centre, where you are warmly welcomed with “Namaste” (a sanskrit word meaning “I bow to you”).  You are then introduced to your therapist who attentively arranges your treatment to suit your personal requests. Your treatment takes place in a private room overlooking the lush tropical jungle.  This is just for you. Imagine yourself relaxing so deeply that your whole body feels like a warm glowing ball of light flowing energy. With every breath you take, you feel like you are immersing into an infinite pool of bliss… All the pores on your skin tingles with delight and the voice in your mind whispers “Oh, yes thank you, thank you thank you this is bliss”. As you bathe in this deeply restful state of calm, you can feel your whole body, mind and spirit renewed.

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Cuisine for your SOUL

The cuisine of Ubud is ALIVE! Every cell in your body will be celebrating in a gastronomic dance of delight as you feast on wholesome, organically grown living foods. The variety on each plate tantalises and awakens your taste buds. This is the epicurean centre of conscious food; infused with fresh exotic spices and flavours that captures all taste. Remember the first time you tasted your most favourite, over-the-top dessert, where no words could express how much you loved it and wanted more? (Like the scene from the movie “When Harry Met Sally”.) Yum, Yum,Yummy! is an understatement.

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How you live your life is up to you

and that’s a choice you can make every day, in every moment.

As you set your plans for living your life,
I encourage you to explore what it is that you want for your personal happiness.
One sure way to do this is to invest in yourself.
This is a winning ticket and the rewards are high.
Marie-Noelle’s Conscious Women’s retreat completely changed my life. It guided me in such a loving and supportive way to open up and let go of many things in my life that were no longer serving me. I felt that I let go of the past and experienced new possibilities for me to live a full and happy life.
Kate

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Now is the time to hit the PAUSE button

and take the time to step away from all the demands; have tos – need tos – ought tos and shoulds of life. One way to do this, is to step away from your daily life and go on retreat. Far more than a vacation, retreat offers you time to rest, reflect, revive and renew your body, mind, heart and spirit.

All is perfect, as you experience the simple act of ‘being’ present.

 In the NOW presence; pure moment-to-moment presence.

Your host… 

Marie-Noelle O’Neill

Marie-Noelle is a certified Transpersonal Counsellor  experienced in individual and group work. She allows her natural compassion, intuitive insight and lightness of heart to enhance her unique treatment style that is both empowering and transforming.
Marie-Noelle facilitates retreats in collaboration with amazing practitioners who are passionate about helping others live a healthy, joyous and happy life.
As you experience this retreat, you will be guided to discover new and deeply positive ways of seeing life, so that you may turn life’s challenges into sources of strength. Ultimately, you will learn ways to access your inner wisdom and activate your ability to create a healthy balanced & joyous life through the use of breath, movement, meditation, art, ritual, ceremony and so much more…
During retreat you will have the time to relax, meditate, practise yoga with our expert teachers, focus on mindfulness, enjoy gourmet food, experience therapeutic spa treatments and develop being the best version of you that you can be.
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Considering the time of angst and stress I was having before I left, this retreat was the best gift I could have given myself.
I have learnt to like myself again and have had so many aches and pain taken away. Discovered the power of yoga, meditation and
company of wonderful fellow women just like me, and meeting a special friend.
I would highly recommend a retreat like this for all us sisters on a regular basis.
Anne

This retreat has been an experience I will always remember.Since returning home I am realising all that I have received from my time with you in Bali.
Of course, the excitement of overseas travel, enjoying and visualising the beauty of Ubud, the comradeship and new friendships and the wonderful experience of seeing a different culture and way of life. An amazing experience I will always remember. But more exciting still is the change my time at the retreat has made in me.
I feel I have found ME, and I feel just so excited about this and I look forward to each day as it happens bringing new challenges and pleasures.
I feel a sense of calm, clarity of thought and the ability to make decisions in my life that previously I would have been unable to do.
This sense of calm also reflects itself in a feeling of strength, positiveness and confidence. I suddenly know who I AM, and that is such a great feeling.
All my life, I have been very blessed – a happy childhood, wonderful husband, beautiful daughters, gorgeous grandchildren, all with so much love and happiness and fulfilment. But one thing was missing, I never felt complete within myself.
I do now – I AM ME. Such a great feeling.
Thank you Marie-Noelle for giving me this wonderful opportunity to enjoy and cherish my life to its fullest.
Jenny

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need experience in any specific field for the retreat?

No prior experience is required to participate in all aspects of the retreat. Even our yoga sessions are designed to accommodate your personal level of comfort and fitness. We encourage you to move at your own pace.

What is and what isn’t included in the price of a retreat?

All inclusions are detailed here. Our retreat package include all airfares, accommodation, breakfast, lunch and dinner on the 5 retreat days. Transportation to cultural events and excursions, scheduled spa treatments, and government taxes.

Not included are personal expenses on your 3 free days, airport tax, travel insurance, laundry, extra personal expenses and your shopping.

Please refer to our detailed list on the website.

Are there any extra activities besides the retreat that I can participate in?

Outside of the five retreat days, you have three days to explore and participate in all the wonders of Ubud and Bali. The resort staff are more than happy to assist you in organising activities, transportation and tours that you may wish to participate in at a very reasonable rate.

Do the retreats always take place?

In the unlikely event of the retreat being cancelled by us, you will be given 30 days notice and offered the choice between a full refund of all monies paid or the possibility to transfer it over to the next retreat, within 12 months.

What happens if I have booked my place and then have to cancel attending the retreat?

We do not offer refunds on the deposit

A portion of your payment may be used as a credit for another retreat within 12 months of the original retreat date. Depending on when you cancel; cancellation fees apply.

Fees are determined by the following schedule:

  • For cancellations made more than 90 days prior to retreat start date, 100% of your deposit (non-refundable) payment may be applied to another retreat within 12 months
  • For cancellations made between 89 and 31 days prior to the retreat start date, 50% of your deposit (non-refundable) payment may be applied to another retreat within the next 12 months. The remaining 50% of the deposit is non-refundable.
  • If you cancel 30 days or less before your retreat start date, the entire deposit is non-refundable.
  • Exceptions to our policy are only available by application.
  • We do not offer credit for arriving late or leaving early. There are no partial refunds for any services not used while on retreat.
Is it possible to stay extra nights prior or after the retreat?

Yes, this can be organised by prior arrangement. Do not hesitate to call on us, we are happy to assist you with extended stays. Be advised that you will be billed separately to the retreat.

How do I pay for the retreat?

The available payment options are;

  • Early bird payment in full – payable 90 days prior to the retreat attracts a 15% discount.
  • Booking deposit of $900 (non-refundable) – balance payable 30 days prior to retreat.
  • 3 or 6 monthly payment plan. Booking deposit of $900 (non-refundable) – 3 or 6 monthly instalments of outstanding balance to be paid in full 14 days prior to retreat.

You will receive a link to all banking details in the confirmation email, just follow the instructions to make your deposit and further payments. You may also make your payment by direct bank transfer. It is very safe and easy.

I am pregnant – can I still join?

Yes, you and baby are warmly welcomed to join us. Please ensure that you have permission from your doctor to travel to Bali. We recommend that you have the appropriate travel insurance to cover your stay and exercise your own discretion regarding participation in both retreat activities and excursions.

Do I need to bring anything special?

We recommend bringing comfortable walking shoes or sandals with straps.

Remember that Bali has a tropical climate; therefore, there is no need to bring much warm clothing. We suggest light, comfortable and breathable garments (cotton, linen or silk). Absolutely essential is your swimsuit, sunscreen, sun hat, toiletries and insect repellent. Also any other personal home comforts you need e.g some of us really like our own pillow…

And bring your willingness to discover the freedom of just being YOU.

Now enjoy the process of preparing for your journey.

On which airport do I need to arrive?

Unwind and Unplug in Ubud Retreat – The only airport in Bali is International Ngurah Rai Denpasar (DPS).

Do I need a visa?

Travelling from Australia to Bali does not require a Visa for up to 30 days.

However, if you intend to stay longer than 30 days you will need to advise immigration on arrival. At present the Visa for 30+ days is $50.00AUD.

What kind of food do you offer?

We attentively offer a range of fresh organic cuisine; some Indonesian meals, some western style meals, vegetarian and some vegan meals.

Please advise us of any dietary requirement upon booking.

What happens if I have special dietary requirements?

We ask that you advise us of any specific dietary requirements you have when you make your booking. This allows us time to ensure that your dietary needs are best catered for.

Is there any internet connection available at the resort?

There is wifi available throughout the resort. However, be aware that the quality of network varies from that which you may be accustomed to at home.

How is the climate in Bali?

In Bali, there are two seasons, the dry and the wet season. The wet season begins in November and last till mid March/April. The dry season begins from May through to November. Very rarely do we have rain lasting all day, the rain usually comes in the afternoon or evenings.

What is the local currency?

The Indonesian Rupiah. Use a currency converter for today’s accurate rates.

How is the climate in Bali?

In Bali, there are two seasons, the dry and the wet season. The wet season begins in November and last till mid March/April. The dry season begins from May through to November. Very rarely do we have rain lasting all day, the rain usually comes in the afternoon or evenings.

Where can I change money, what place would you recommend?

In Ubud, you will find that most money changers offer the same rate of exchange. There are many ATM machines in Ubud. The closest one is within comfortable walking distance to the resort.

The locals also like to barter with Australian AUD or USA dollars.

What if I’m travelling alone?

Many of our guests have enjoyed the experience of coming to our retreats alone, as well as with friends and family. Accommodation is suitable for single or double occupancy, which can be arranged to suit your request.

What kind of credit card accepted at the resort?

MasterCard, Visa, Direct debit cards and American Express are accepted at the resort.

We can't wait to welcome you....

If you would like to talk to Marie-Noelle further about your Retreat experience please call 0402 412 193 or use the contact form below to email her directly.

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