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The Place

The Place Retreats is a boutique, bespoke sanctuary of calm, located on the southwest coast of the Bali.

Our retreats are designed to give you an opportunity to rediscover a sense of stillness, and to help guide you on a journey towards a healthier body, a happier mind and a more balanced life.

During your stay at The Place Retreats, you’ll learn how to release the stress and pressure of everyday life, and we’ll show you the physical, emotional and psychological techniques that will help you to help yourself. Learn how to reset your mind and body, how to start afresh, and how to take control of negative habits that might be causing you unhappiness.

We don’t just help you during your stay, either. It’s our mission to share with you the proven techniques that will help you become more conscious, active and fulfilled throughout the rest of your life.

An experience at The Place Retreats includes:

  • The only retreat programme that combines psychotherapy with Kundalini Yoga & Meditation for all levels in a beautiful Balinese Shala, in the morning and afternoon.
  • Swimming in two pools, outdoor lounging and dining areas. Three dining experiences a day, that are a feast of freshly cooked market produce.
  • A peaceful and luxurious sanctuary where everything is designed for you to take care of your mind, body, and soul.
  • Expert and profound body therapies in our on-site therapy room, including Acupuncture, Cranio-Sacral and Watsu, which are tailored to your individual needs.
  • Discussing your worries, troubles and anxieties with a team led by one of Europe’s most highly regarded therapists in complete confidence.

Watch the video below and find out how a life-changing retreat at The Place Retreats will help revive your mind, body and soul.


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“It requires commitment and desire to recover and discover one’s true self. Being here has changed my life for the better, and although my work isn’t done, I can finally see the light and experience the joy of life”

C.B. a 90-day retreat guest

Long Stay Retreat – Transformational Healing & Reawakening – continuous

Transformational healing for your body, mind and spirit. Retreats that are profound, long-lasting and provide life-changing results.

Couples Retreat – Connection and Communication

We assist couples in reconnecting with themselves and one another, both in heart and mind. Suitable for spouses, partners, families, work colleagues, and friends.

Individual Retreat – Personalised Therapy & Treatments

Retreats to nurture, support and guide you away from anxiety, struggles and issues holding you back.

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Our story

Jean-Claude Chalmet

The Place was founded by renowned psychotherapist Jean-Claude Chalmet.

He has over 17 years of experience in the field, building successful practices both in Greece and London and treating clients from around the globe.

Describing himself as a “natural born therapist”, Jean-Claude has developed and refined his therapeutic approach to include Kundalini Yoga and meditation, along with a variety of other complementary therapies. Jean Claude’s love for his island home of Bali, which he describes as “an extraordinary and powerful place” made it the perfect location and The Place opened its doors in 2015.

Member of the Scientific Advisory Board for the prestigious Swiss CALDA Clinic, public speaker, author and podcaster relating on issues relating to mental health, emotional wellbeing and personal development. Jean-Claude regularly features in the Saturday Times of London.

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Our retreats

At The Place, we offer a range of personalised retreat programmes that combine psychotherapy, kundalini yoga and other complementary therapies that deliver deep and lasting emotional and psychological changes, helping you to become happier, healthier and more fulfilled in life.

Whether you’re an individual, a couple or a family, we can customise your experience at The Place so that you get the most out of your stay.

Our expert team specialise in the treatment of depression, emotional abuse, sexual orientation, sexual issues, self-esteem issues, anger and anger management, addiction, food concerns, breakdowns, divorce, redundancy, dysfunctional relationships, and destructive behaviours, both to the self and to others.

Explore our range of retreat programmes.