Long Stay Retreats

The retreat

These luxurious long-stay retreats form the bedrock of The Place. Our guests normally arrive at The Place in Seminyak, Bali fraught with stress, anxiety, sadness, and trepidation. It does not take long before they feel safe and secure in the total care of our professional team, and they find they can absolutely relax and unwind.

All of us are beautifully capable of changing our unhelpful habits, behaviours, and states of mind. 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 within it becomes distorted and we struggle to function normally. Common signs of this are: fear, low self-esteem, anxiety, food issues, depression and addiction.

At The Place Retreats, our participants learn how to manage their emotions – which can often be difficult, extreme and overwhelming. As they grow to understand what triggers these feelings, which usually originate from distressing past experiences, they become able to cope with situations that previously might have crushed them, and experience strength, contentment and balance in their everyday lives.

During our time together, participants undertake a transformational process of dynamic yoga, meditation plus individual and group therapy. This occurs 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 gourmet Asian and European cuisine.

The healing process, despite its many challenges, can be pleasurable and rewarding.

You will learn the practice of Kundalini yoga – which helps develop a more instinctive connection between how we feel and our physicality – and practice it for forty consecutive days. The meditative element of the yoga is particularly effective at calming your mind and creating new neural pathways that help you to maintain a more useful, grounded outlook, positive habits, and an authentic, effective way of seeing and being. The longer stay enables you to crystallise these beneficial patterns and achievements.

If you choose to take the 40 day rather than the 90-day retreat, you can continue the process at home with a simple daily meditation. Our therapists are available to provide ongoing support if you need it.

This is a bespoke experience that is precisely tailored to every participant. 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/FaceTime) with one of our therapists.

The Place offers a tailor-made version of this retreat package. We encourage you to contact us with any further questions or information requirements, we are delighted to help.

This is a transformational Long stay Retreat.

Upon arrival in Bali, you will be welcomed at the airport and taken to the five-star centre that is your home for the duration of your stay. You will be totally free of all responsibilities. Meals, transport and activities are all catered for, giving you the time and space that you need to focus on yourself being able to let go of the stressful everyday life, finding true guidance for new directions. Being totally taken care of, you can start to feel more confident, relaxed, renewed and revived.