Imagine ... waking up in your private villa and taking a dip in your own pool before sitting down with your fellow retreat participants for a bountiful healthy breakfast cooked by our private chef.
You are looking forward to the morning sessions with Connie, Veronique, and Lucas and to the discoveries you will make throughout the day, both on Bali and within yourself!
Ah…the delights of Ubud, Bali!
As you are being drenched with healing waters and releasing everything that has been holding you back from the life you want to live, you simply know that you were meant to be on Bali at this time, undergoing the transformational Journey of Purpose.
You are in the perfect place for you at this time in your life â€¦
Join us in Paradise
Bali is the ideal location for taking a step back from daily life, breathing, and slowing down the pace of your thoughts and feelings so you can truly focus on your purpose.
Find your own path as you wind your way through lush green rice fields, receive blessings, and witness the sacred beauty of the Island of the Gods. Here you will open your heart and soul to the beauty of the world around you, release what is holding you back, and maybe even walk in the footsteps of Elizabeth Gilbert in Eat Pray Love!
Why it's perfect for you
Perhaps you've been feeling like there has to be more to your life?
We are here to help you find what that is. .
Or that it's time to change things but are not sure which changes are needed or how to go about making them?
We'll help you figure it out.
Or even that you have been going through your life without knowing what your purpose is?
Our processes are designed to help you uncover your purpose and move toward it.
NOW is the time for you to take action and make the changes you desire.
There is no need for you to do this alone â€¦
Why join us?
We have created the perfect environment for you to remember and implement your purpose, find your source of peace, and create an amazing peer group. You will be able to enjoy an experience far from the distractions of your normal life, so that you can really take a deep breath and focus on your future.
And you will have the opportunity to discover aspects of Bali, a beautiful and blessed place and culture.
The Island of the Gods
Bali is commonly referred to as The Island of a Thousand Temples or The Island of the Gods. The island is known for its volcanic mountains, iconic terraced rice paddies, beaches, and coral reefs. It is home to many religious sites, such as Tanah Lot, Tirta Empul, and Besakih Temple (the mother temple) and is also known for its yoga and meditation retreats, especially around Ubud.
Traditional Balinese culture is rich with symbolism, traditional knowledge, and ancient wisdom. Religion, spirituality, and culture are expressed in a variety of ways, including ceremonies, art, language, cosmology, and healing. Expressions of art include carving, weaving, dance, music, theatre, batik, and painting.
Even though Indonesia is predominantly Muslim, Bali's religion is Balinese Hinduism, otherwise described as the religion of Holy Water â€“ a combination of Hinduism, Buddhism, and Animism. Holy water is an essential element of Balinese traditional rituals, ceremonies, and religion and is sacred and powerful. Water is the source of all life, all origins, and never ending movements. The philosophy of Agama Tirtha teaches us that the only thing in this world that exists in the circle that never ends is Water.
There are over 11,000 temples in Bali! Every village has at least two temples, and each house has its own temple that receives offerings of flowers and holy water at least once every day. Ceremonies are a frequent occurrence throughout the island, and traffic has been known to come to a halt because of processions on holy days.
We have selected Senetan Villas and Spa Resort for our retreat, a 15-minute drive to the famed Tegalang Rice Terraces, and a 30-minute drive to Ubud Royal Palace and Ubud Market.
The Senetan Villas and Spa Resort is owned by a royal Balinese family of Payangan Palace, Ubud, Bali. Every villa features a private swimming pool overlooking the forest, making it an ideal peaceful spot to rest, relax, or reflect.
Whether you meditate or take a yoga class on the deck surrounded by the lush vegetation of Bali, relax near your pool, enjoy the flowers on your path, or take a walk through the garden (and meet the resident cow), Senetan will embrace your body and soul and entice you to relax, let go, and create â€¦
Our private chef from Yatra Cuisine will create delightful and tasty meals for you, designed to enchant your senses as well as create healthy habits. Meals will be mostly vegetarian and or/vegan, but we cater to most dietary restrictions.
We use fresh organic vegetables and herbs from local organic farmers and most of our vegetarian and vegan foods will be created right in the resort or at our private kitchen in Ubud.
We have also carefully selected restaurants for our outings that will introduce you to some local delicacies while still respecting conscious cuisine principles.
This retreat in Paradise is about finding your Purpose â€¦ and taking advantage of being on Bali! There are many surprises planned for you â€“ here are some of the activities we can tell you about.
Visit to Ibu Ida Resi Alit
Ibu Ida, Bali's youngest and only female High Priestess, has a fascinating story and a wise humility that will leave you with a lasting impression. During a Melukat or water blessing, she will invite you to connect to Mother Earth and consciously release all that no longer serves you as she chants and pours holy water over your body repeatedly until she senses the process is complete according to your own personal journey and needs.
The water is infused with power and ancient memories. You will leave feeling cleansed, renewed, and relieved of old thoughts and behavior patterns that are no longer needed!
Dances are often performed at ceremonies, typically as part of dramas, and most involve the Balinese version of the Hindu Ramayana epic. Traditional Balinese dance forms are passed on to girls and boys at a very young age, and training is often rigorous and disciplined.
The town of Ubud, in the uplands of Bali, Indonesia, is known as a center for traditional crafts and dance and has evolved into a center for yoga, meditation, and many cultural activities. The surrounding Ubud district's rainforests and terraced rice paddies, dotted with Hindu temples and shrines, are among Bali's most famous landscapes. Ancient holy sites include the intricately carved Goa Gajah ("Elephant Cave") and Gunung Kawi with its rock-cut shrines.
There are many opportunities to shop for everything from meaningful souvenirs to presents for loved ones back home in and around Ubud. Ubud Market offers a cornucopia of fun shopping and bargaining, from silver jewelry to textiles to dreamcatchers. You can also find traditional handicrafts in many forms, as well as paintings, statues, and smaller items that are easy to take home.
The Journey of Purpose program includes three 45-minute coaching sessions after the event to really reinforce the benefits of the retreat.
One hour mastermind group calls are held every month for the six months following the event, led by one of our facilitators.
Access to our private Journey of Purpose Mastermind FaceBook Page where you can connect with your fellow retreat goers and us, support each other, share your wins, and celebrate your purpose!
- Seven nights shared occupancy at Senetan Resorts and Spa. (Limited single supplements are available â€“ see pricing details)
- All Bali ground transportation in comfortable, air-conditioned vehicles.
- Daily Conscious Cuisine breakfasts, lunches, and dinners prepared by our private Yatra Cuisine chef or local chefs. We can cater to most dietary restrictions.
- All program sessions with the three facilitators.
- Optional movement sessions in the mornings.
- One hour massage for you to relax at the Spa.
- All excursions mentioned in the program including transportation, entrance fees, and tips.
- A visit to Ida Resi Alit, the only female High Priestess in Bali, for a water cleansing ceremony.
- Special Balinese dance performance.
- Free internet access â€“ within the restrictions of the island's infrastructure!
- Priceless friendships, insightful conversations, peaceful moments, and a large serving of joy and laughter.
- Surprises, gifts, and other delightful extras!
- Access to our private Facebook group.
- Your international round-trip flights.
- Lunches and dinners outside of the program.
- Private sessions with our facilitators or speakers (but we will make sure they are very affordable).
- Spa services and massages (except for the first one, of course).
- Alcoholic beverages, laundry, incidentals, personal phone calls or other activities not already mentioned.
- Souvenirs and shopping sprees (leave room in your luggage because you will want to take things home).
- Tips for drivers (when not on arranged group outings), porters, housekeeping, spa, hotel and restaurant staff. (Note: most restaurants include the tip in the final bill.)
- Personal, medical or trip cancellation insurance (which we strongly recommend!)
You will be flying into Ngurah Rai International Airport where you will be picked up and taken to Senetan Villas by our private driver.
Please plan to fly into Bali and arrive before 2pm on May 7th, and arrange for your flights leaving Bali on May 14th.
If you wish to arrive earlier or leave later, please let us know and we will help you with booking additional accommodations.
Dr. Connie Osterholt, Ph.D.
Connie Osterholt, Ph.D., Psychoneurologist, is known for her leadership and communication strategy trainings and excellence in personal development and life coaching. Dr. Connie Osterholt has been described by clients as "a great example of a feminine role model," "invaluable," and one who "radiates great warmth." These qualities, in conjunction with her immense knowledge of the human psyche, have led to her great success in a career spanning over 20 years. She is a consultant, coach, and psychoneurologist whose expertise includes personal, business, and relationship strategies. Dr. Connie Osterholt helps clients actualize their dreams by equipping them with the tools necessary to move past any number of obstacles. In addition to presenting seminars, keynotes, and intensive one-on-one sessions, she also offers alternatives to traditional methods of training, such as conducting sessions over Skype.
Apart from her coaching and therapy work, Dr. Connie Osterholt is also the best-selling author of "Finding Your Love Forever" and "Superfood for Thoughts," both of which feature inspirational messages and practical approaches to some of life's most challenging questions.
Born in France, VÃ©ronique moved to Asia nearly 25 years ago, living in Hong Kong and Singapore before moving to Indonesia. After over 16 years in the financial industry in France and Hong Kong, she decided to focus on growing people rather than growing portfolios â€¦
VÃ©ronique is fascinated by what makes people tick, and how to get people to take action to bridge the gap between where they are and where they want to be.
Over the years VÃ©ronique has studied with numerous people, including Tony Robbins and T. Harv Eker, as well as becoming a student at Beurin University for a PhD in Psychoneurology. She has acquired a number of tools that she uses to help her clients, including Neuro Linguistic Programing, Neuro Associative Conditioning, Emotional Freedom Technique, Matrix Reimprinting, and Theta Healing.
VÃ©ronique is also the Master Trainer for Asia Pacific for BANK Code (a personality based system for relationships, communications, and sales) and travels around the region delivering BANK trainings.
About UsLucas Carreno
Lucas Carreno is the founder of Yatra Ananda.
Originally from Argentina, Lucas lived in Australia for nearly 20 years before moving to Bali three years ago. His vision has always been to create a place where people will come to be resourced, recharged, and taken care of â€“ body, mind, and spirit.
While his background as an Architect and Interior Designer gave him a keen eye for beauty, he became fascinated by people.
He has dedicated his life to serving and helping individuals to move forward so they can realize everything they desire. He has studied with Tony Robbins, T. Harv Eker, and Brandon Burchard, and during the course of his studies acquired certifications in Ontological Coaching, Ematrix, Deep State Repatterning, NLP Trainer, TimeLine Therapy, Life and Business Coaching, and is a certified NLP trainer, as well as a certified and licenced BANK code trainer.