Meet our wonderful Team
Dr. Monika Joy Reverger
Dr. Monika Joy Reverger, Sp.KJ is a Psychiatric Doctor who works with the team here at The Place Retreats, has a private practice and also holds privileges at Bali’s international facility: Siloam Hospital. She completed her Psychiatric Specialist education at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Indonesia. Dr. Joy is a member of the Indonesian Doctors Association (IDI) and the Indonesian Association of Mental Medicine Specialists (PDSKJI).
Dr. Joy works closely with the psychotherapist and the rest of the team here at The Place Retreats.
Jean-Claude started his career, in London as an oil broker in the 80’s before setting up his own independent oil broking company by the age of 25 in London. His company was very quickly acquired by Salomon Brothers (Phibro Energy – Energy Price Risk Management). He went on to join a philanthropic foundation from 1993 with various interests in telecommunications. space and water transportation in a number of foreign countries.
In 1999 he decided to pursue his love in life, the understanding of the human mind, which took him on a six and a half year journey of learning with Athens’ leading psychiatrists, neurologists and family therapists, completing a Diploma of Hypnotherapy and Psychotherapy at ICH – London (teaching from King’s College in London) in 2003.
Jean-Claude continues with his thriving practice in London (established in 2003) working with other psychotherapists together at The London practice , seeing 35-45 clients a week (individuals, couples and families) and has published around 20 features in the Saturday Times of London on issues concerning mental health, body & soul and ways forward for families, couples and individuals. Jean-Claude serves on the Scientific Advisory Board of Europe’s top medical rehab, the Calda Clinic.
In 2015 he decided to realise his dream by setting up a retreat centre for psychotherapy and family therapy in combination with Kundalini and Tantra yoga in Bali, in order to help & assist individuals, couples and families in reaching their goals and to become the best version of themselves.
The Place offers transformational retreats ranging in duration from 1 week up to 3 months for individuals, couples, families and siblings with a host of experienced therapists, teachers, and complementary treatments, which has been running successfully since 2015. They also offer bespoke private retreats for individuals, couples, families & siblings in order to provide maximum privacy if you would prefer this.
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The retreat is now a 3800 sqm oasis in central Seminyak , 400 meters walking from the beach , with 9 large bedrooms/ensuite bathrooms and 2 salt water pools, a large yoga shala in lush mature gardens, with a great compliment of people working at the retreat centre to look after the participants.
Indah Hutauruk is a clinical psychologist trained in a variety of clinically proven therapeutic approaches, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focused Client-Centred Therapy, and Psychodynamics.
Indah has a Master's degree in Clinical Psychology from the University of Indonesia, further specialising in Clinical Health Psychology at Leiden University (Netherlands), before moving to Belgium.
In addition to having her own private practice, Indah was part of the faculty staff at the University of Indonesia, as well as working at the international hospital in Jakarta for a number of years.
Indah works with both adults and adolescents on issues such as low self-esteem, poor body image, stress and burnout, mood disorders, eating disorders, sexual difficulties, and gender identity.
As well as providing therapy and counselling, Indah is experienced in the application of psychological and psycho-educational testing. What's more, in order to improve overall quality of life, Indah utilises psychological science to understand the biological, social, and psychological factors that influence health and illness.
Indah is fully bilingual: she speaks both Indonesian and English.
Phonik has been working with massage for two decades, first learning his craft in 2001 at Jari Menari Seminyak.
Born in Negara, Jembrana, Phonik has travelled widely in his pursuit of greater knowledge of massage techniques. In 2006, he moved to Seychelles for five years to hone his skills, before a year-long move to New Zealand in 2012 and further time in Namibia in 2014.
In 2003, Phonik was invited to join Moving Ventures, leading training for Esalen massage in Bali and China.
Esalen massage is categorised by long flowing strokes from one end of the body to another. Unlike most common massage practices, Esalen is a form of personalised, intuitive massage which leaves the receiver feeling relaxed, nurtured and in a state of well-being.
Practitioners like Phonik integrate an understanding of energy, structure and soul to be able to build a powerful connection that can release daily stress patterns, calm the mind and nourish the body.
Avi is a shamanic and yoga practitioner, sound alchemist and energy worker. She works with spirit, energy and sound. Connecting with the esoteric realms, her classes are always imbued with mantras and connection to the divine light.
She is trained in years of her own personal practice and learning from various prominent yoga teachers starting with Lino Miele in Rome in 2001, she progressed through different styles of yoga until she found her soul's love in Traditional Tantric Hatha Yoga in the Shri Vidya Lineage, evolving her personal practice and teaching into a well rounded approach on achieving a harmonious body, mind and soul.
Her adventure in sound alchemy started by studying with Shervin Boloorian from Sound Healing Bali and being his assistant in his Ubud sessions. Now holding her own healing sound sessions in south of Bali for private clients as well as teaching yoga workshops and shamanic studies.
A full time integrative Spiritual Healer, Craniosacral Therapist, Aquatic Bodyworker, Medical Qigong instructor and Soul Mentor for the past 18 years, Elisa’s talent is to communicate the language of spirit and energy, to make the unseen seen, from the unconscious into the conscious.
She can show you how to experience your deep-seated mind perceptions and ideologies, and where they are sensed in your physical body; she then offers practical hands-on tools to clear those patterns and create room for expanded body-mind awareness. Elisa teaches people to access an empowered essence within themselves so that whatever they do in life comes from a deeply authentic and profound place.
Education: Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy, Reiki Master, Avatar Energy Psychology, Esalen Massage, Acupressure, Watsu, Aquatic Bodywork, Quantum Metamorphosis, Shamanism, Ordained Balinese Spirit Healer, Medical Qigong.
Ketut, who is from Karangasem, Bali, has been a massage therapist for 11 years.
The type of healing offered by Ketut is a holistic treatment that combines massage, healing and pampering.
She specialises in reflexology, traditional massage and face massage - perfect for when your body is tired, stressed or emotionally overwhelmed.
Ketut received her training at Clubarena then continued working for various hotels in Bali before moving overseas in 2014. It was during this time that she learned about various other types of massage and gained specialist knowledge of the body’s pressure points.
Stefanie studied in Austria and gained her Massage Therapy degree in 2003. Focusing on Deep Tissue Massage, Acupuncture Massage, Trigger Point Massage, Sports Massage, Reflexology, Manual Lymphatic Massage, Aromatherapy and Arddam.
After finishing her training , she moved to Bali and studied ancient Balinese massage techniques and exchanged knowledge with therapists from all over the world. Stefanie’s intuitive Bodywork is known globally. She worked alongside internationally renowned healers such as Elisa Senese, Mary Maun, Ibu Jero , Lexempress among others.
She is a regular visiting practitioner at the Shaktihealingcircle in Hong Kong and travels to Europe and America for private retreats.
Most of the stress we feel comes from our brain, unbalancing the functions of the body and natural energy flow. This compromises us both emotionally and physiologically.
Stefanie’s intuitive massage therapy works to bring both mind and body into a harmonious balance, using various techniques to draw out tension and induce a state of calm.
Stefanie also works to target the toxins our bodies absorb from unhealthy diet, repeated strenuous movement and environmental pollutions. She works deeply over the meridiens where energy is depleted or flooded with toxins, unlocking the spine, balancing the chakras, opening blocked channels and purifying tissues.
Stefanie then orchestrates the whole body-mind-spirit system into a harmonious balance.
Her clients are left feeling limber, mentally cleansed and deeply relaxed.
Andy is an experienced clinician of Chinese Medicine, in practice now for over 12 years. After his formal education and training, Andy’s passion for traditional medicine and Eastern culture led him to Taiwan for further study in medicine, language, and cha dao, ‘the way of tea’.
His clinical practice combines various branches of Chinese Medicine, from the refined art and skill of meridian therapy acupuncture and bonesetting, to the diagnostic complexities of Chinese medical theory and internal medicine. Throughout his career, Andy has been blessed to study in lineage based classical medicine traditions with his teachers in Taipei, Tokyo, and Beijing. Through his practice of Japanese acupuncture and moxibustion therapy, Chinese osteopathy, and Classical Han Dynasty Imperial Chinese Herbal Medicine, Andy guides the body to navigate itself back to feel and function as the best version of itself. His work specializes in the treatment of orthopedic conditions, digestive disorders, and acute and chronic fatigue syndromes.
Pablo is an Advanced Rolfing Structural Integration Therapist, studying under the mentorship of Dr. Peter Schwind (and others).
In addition to his Rolfing training, Pablo has extensive expertise in Yoga, Nutrition, and Yogic philosophy, studying under Sharat Arora, M.S. Viswanath and Larry Schultz. Pablo is trained and certified in Sports Nutrition, Weight Management and Personal Training.
Pablo developed a system Therapeutic Alignment Vinyasa (TAV) to teach yoga that not only includes the original teachings from Krishnamacharya and the Heart of Yoga, but also integrates principles of posture and movement to make the practice intelligent and effective.
With his extensive and varied combination of skills, Pablo is an expert on posture, anatomy and physiology.
Pablo holds a degree in Music by the Arts University of Cuba. He is always passionate, rhythmic, humorous in the delivery of his services.
For over 40 years Monika has trained with the Breath, from being a singer of the Children’s Radio Choir Berlin, a practitioner of Yoga/ Pranayama/ Bodywork, to working as a professional Breathwork Facilitator.
Traveling the world, she has kept her attention on what connects us all, is available to everyone, and on what works fast and reliably.
Unlocking innate intelligence through the art of breathing consciously, she individualizes the process for the development of human potential. This allows for entirely new or more suitable solutions to emerge.
Monika helps people to deepen their ability to perceive the body as an ally, catalyzing the shift from working hard to thriving by letting life unfold with more ease.
Monika holds a safe space for energy to move into alignment, so it can be a fertile ground for healing and insight.
She has introduced Breathwork to various places all over the world, co-creating with coaches, musicians, bodyworkers, yoga teachers and detox specialists at retreats, leadership trainings, as well as events such as the Bali Spirit Festival.
She is a listed practitioner with AOB (Alchemy of Breath) and BBTRS (Biodynamic Breathwork and Trauma Release), and holds a diploma in Remedial/ Sports/ Swedish massage.
Angela has been passionately and joyfully dedicated to the yogic path for the past 15 years.
With a blend of Spanish born fire and deep love and gratitude for this life, it is equally her joy and honour to teach, study and share yoga and Tantra. Angela’s teaching style mirrors the way she practices – with complete joy and commitment to the path. She truly embodies the understanding that practice is a gift and holds firm to her intention to be a radiant example of the true joy, power, and potential of yoga.
Angela is completely devoted to her daily practice and her role as a teacher is a natural extension of that commitment. She has lectured and taught in many parts of the world on Yogic Philosophy, Tantra, Ayurveda and Kundalini and gratefully enjoys teaching Ashtanga, Hatha, Yin and Tantra classes and workshops currently at Samasti Yoga (Canggu, Bali). Angela is a Yoga Alliance internationally certified yoga instructor at both the RYT-500 and E-RYT 500 level.