40 & 90 Day
15 April – 13 July 2019
The luxurious 40 and 90 day retreats form the bedrock of The Place. Over this time, participants undertake a transformational programme of dynamic yoga, plus individual and group therapy, in the gorgeous exotic surroundings of Seminyak, on the Balinese coast. Imagine a long stay in a sumptuous boutique hotel, with leisure time to enjoy the swimming pools, tropical gardens, spa treatments, complementary therapies, and gorgeous food. The healing process, despite its many challenges, can be pleasurable and rewarding.
Even so, it’s normal for guests to arrive fraught with anxiety, sadness, and trepidation – but when we feel safe enough to relax, it’s easier to learn and adapt. All of us are beautifully capable of changing our unhelpful habits, behaviours, and state of mind. Practising Kundalini yoga – which helps develop a more instinctive connection between how we feel and our physicality – for forty consecutive days acts as a catalyst. The longer stay enables us to crystallise these beneficial patterns and achievements.
It’s natural for the human brain to focus on the negative – a necessary bias which alerts us to threats and hardwires us for survival. Combined with difficult or traumatic experience, it’s no wonder that fearful thoughts and low mood dominate our actions and darken our reality. In trying to protect ourselves, we harm ourselves. Our perception of the world and our place in it becomes distorted, and we struggle to function normally.
Common signs of this are addiction, anxiety, low self-esteem, food issues, and depression. The meditative element of the yoga is particularly effective in calming our mind and creating new neural pathways that help us maintain a more useful, grounded outlook, positive habits, and an authentic, effective way of seeing, and being.
At The Place, our participants learn how to manage their emotions – which are often difficult, extreme, and overwhelming. As they grow to understand what triggers these feelings, which usually originate from distressing past experiences, they become able. They cope with situations that previously might have crushed them, and experience strength, contentment and balance in their everyday lives.
If you choose to take the 40 day rather than the 90 day retreat, you can of course continue the process at home with a simple daily meditation. Our therapists provide ongoing support, if you sense that you’re struggling at any point.
This is a bespoke experience, precisely tailored to each individual. Each individual also takes part in group sessions – which people often dread, yet inevitably find enormously rewarding, inspiring and reassuring. To ensure that you are placed in a group that best suits your needs, prior to your arrival we arrange an introductory session (either in person or via Skype/FT) with one of our therapists.
If you have any further questions or need more information, please contact us – we’d be delighted to help.
A special retreat for special people
Please contact us for the full details of these retreats
Location: Bali, Indonesia
- Contemporary and spacious guest room with an ensuite bathroom
- All meals prepared by our resident chef
- Airport transfers
- 3 Individual Therapy sessions per week
- 3 Group Therapy sessions per week
- Daily Kundalini Yoga
- 2 Complimentary Therapy sessions per week (the choices are: Craniosacral, Energy Healing, Spiritual
Wellness, Watsu and Hypnotherapy)
- 2 Balinese Massages per week
- 1 Private Yoga consultation per week
- 1 Yin Yoga session per week
“I visited Bali and The Place in April 2017 and it was without a doubt a life changing experience.
Apart from all the pampering you get from the lovely staff of the villa, the excellent food cooked by the ever so accommodating Mr Johnson, the activities, the in-house treatments which you can arrange on demand, and the villa its self, which is an oasis of beautiful gardens, a pristine pool and the lovely rooms decorated in tune with Balinese style, nothing falls short of the word retreat. it is indeed a retreat for both the body and soul.
Jean Claude, Manuela and all the staff, make sure this is a stay catered to the individual’s needs, and at the same that you are part of a group, who, for the duration of your stay, and thereafter, become your ‘family’ as you have shared this amazing experience with them.
I would highly recommend The Place to anyone who is looking to get away from the busy city life and the unavoidable stress that comes along with it, and spend quality time with either a family member, a partner, or alone, in order to manage to get a better and more informed perspective of life as a whole.“