Pilates and Wellness Retreat
Ubud Bali - 29th May 2015 for 6 nights
This Pilates and Wellness Retreat provides the ultimate wellness escape. Liberate yourself from the stresses encountered with modern-day living and discover new reserves of energy, a deeper sense of self and reconnect with your passion for life!
Retreat into a peaceful sanctuary and be guided and inspired by what this exotic location has to offer with the support of Michelle Wonnacott Pilates and Fitness Instructor and Lisa Turnbull Naturopath and Wellness Expert.
This is a life enhancing experience that brings people together for 6 nights of healthy eating, energising pilates and wellness workshops. This retreat will awaken your senses, allowing you to feel alive and refreshed. Explore Bali with a village tour and experience the fun and ritual of preparing a traditional Balinese meal. Discover new sources of energy and vitality with a holiday experience that can transform your life! This is an integrated and comprehensive retreat with an amazing program where you can do as much or as little as you desire.
This retreat creates the opportunity for you to take time out and un-plug from your busy, overcommitted, responsible life and take time for yourself to restore, revive and have fun!
Travelling to another country can be soul stirring, heart opening and life changing. On this journey make heartfelt connections with other like-minded people, nourish yourself, have fun, get pampered, expand your awareness, belly laugh, rediscover your passion, create new friends and go home rested with a new perspective and gratitude for your life.
This Pilates and Wellness Retreat includes:
6 nights’ accommodation in a Luxury Superior Villa at Bagus Jati Wellness Centre Ubud.
Daily Dinner including 1 x farewell buffet dinner and one evening out in Ubud salsa dancing at the local Cuban restaurant.
Opening ceremony and Balinese Blessing at hotel temple
1 hour heavenly Balinese massage
Inspirational workshops on personal development and wellness
Daily morning pilates and yoga classes
Time to sleep, swim, eat, read and relax
Free use of the health and well-being facilities, including pool, gym, hot jacuzzi and herbal steam bathroom in the spa pavilion.
Transfers to and from the resort from the airport or another location in Bali
Welcome drink & chilled towel upon arrival
A daily plate of tropical fruit
2 bottles of mineral water per day per room
Free transport from resort to Ubud area according the schedule
Free Internet connection (Wi-Fi) at Lobby area
The Retreat Venue
Imagine a place so green and rich from nature’s creation the only noises you hear are exotic birds and butterflies, the views you see are of tropical forests, mountains and sea, where the healing foods you eat are grown organically in your garden, a place where your every need is met with a smile, where you are cared for with traditional healing massages, refreshing facials, morning pilates to energise the body and evening meditation to calm the mind, imagine a place as beautiful as this where you are offered fun and inspirational workshops to live a more healthy, more harmonious way of life. Imagine this place in the heart centre of one of the most enchanting destinations in the world... Imagine being in Bali, imagine being here.
Welcome to our retreat location...
This retreat will be held at Bali's premier Health and Wellbeing Spa Retreat, Bagus Jati. Bagus Jati is set in 5 hectares of hillside gardens amongst lush tropical forests in the mountains of Ubud, Bali. A complete health and wellbeing centre with organic gardens and gourmet restaurant will offer you the true spirit and grace of Asian inspired traditional healing.
The superior villas are spacious with large bathrooms including tub and shower. Each villa has a private veranda where you can enjoy stunning views of mountains, valleys and lush tropical flora and fauna. You have the option of a single room or shared accommodation on this retreat. We can support you to connect you with an appropriate roommate if you desire to share accommodation. Either way, you will be experiencing the indulgence of all that this magnificent accommodation has to offer!
This retreat’s philosophy of wellness extends to the cuisine with a uniquely beautiful dining experience in the comfort of our retreat sanctuary. Cooled by natural breezes, with spectacular view of the river valley, gardens and Mount Agung, the Surya Restaurant & Bar provides the freshest products, blended with fresh herbs and spices for a scintillating and unforgettable dining experience. The daily menu is specially designed to offer a wide range of options with a fine selection of Indonesian and International dishes. Special diets are available and can be tailored to individual needs. All vegetables are organically grown on the Bagus Jati resort, observing strict ecological principles.
The Spa Treatments
The spa lobby and boutique forms the entrance to our health and wellbeing facilities. The architecture is influenced by Balinese temples using a long central staircase. Each are set amongst lush tropical forests in the mountains of Ubud.
The earth here blossoms with indigenous fruits, organic vegetables, flowers and herbs, many of which are also used in our spa treatments for medicinal healing as well as for our freshly prepared spa cuisine. Individual spa rooms have their own private water garden or views over the jungle valley. An extensive spa menu will be available for you to choose from during your stay with plenty of time for massages, pedicures, reflexology, ayurvedic treatments, facials and body treatments. One hour heavenly Balinese massage is included. For additional treatments check the spa menu.
Fun and Adventure
We will be creating the opportunity for you to have some real fun and adventure on this retreat! Whether it is through cooking up beautiful balinese food; soaking up the sun; giggling at our new salsa dance moves; sipping cocktails by the pool; shopping for fabulous finds in Ubud; melting into heavenly spa treatments; exploring yourself through workshops. During our time together we will be reconnecting with the fun you have within!
“Life is not meant to be serious. Laughter is even more uplifting and healing than any form of prayer, meditation or chanting” Anita Moorjani
Pilates in Paradise
Enjoy the nurturing and harmonious atmosphere of the uniquely designed circular Pavilion, with vistas onto a natural bamboo forest. Be inspired and energised by Michelle’s pilates workouts. Connect to your body and breath whilst strengthening, lengthening and toning your body. Start each day with Pilates to align your body, mobilise your spine, release tension and focus your mind.
The Retreat Facilitators
Your primary facilitators for this retreat will be Michelle Wonnacott and Lisa Turnbull
Michelle is a pilates and fitness instructor with over 20 years’ experience in the fitness industry. Over the past 11 years Michelle has been inspiring and motivating her students of ‘Michelle’s Pilates Place’ from 6 different locations. Michelle is passionate about sharing her knowledge of Pilates and now gets to also share her passion for travel through this retreat. Michelle’s enthusiasm and down to earth approach help students to get the most out of each and every class.
Lisa is a naturopath, counsellor, meditation teacher and group facilitator with over 15 years’ experience working in the field of complementary medicine. She is currently completing post gradduate studies in Wellness and lives her life passionately supporting others to embrace their Mind-Body-Soul connection. Lisa has a natural insightful style of facilitating workshops and seminars. One of her gifts as a facilitator is her capacity to be able to take a group of people and support them to connect with their own internal wisdom, awareness and authenticity.
Michelle and Lisa are independently successful in their own fields and come together for this retreat to share their individual wisdom, awareness and understanding of what health and wellness means to them. Each facilitator has their own creative spirit and passion to share with the group. As colleagues and friends they will bring a powerful collective energy to the retreat that will hold the space for fun, healing and well-being.
Program and Workshops
This retreat offers a combination of options creating a program that is designed to enhance your state of well-being. Meditation, pilates classes, yoga, inspirational workshops, whole food cuisine, spa treatments and more all in a beautiful setting are available to support your experience on this retreat.
We are providing a unique variety of workshops and experiences designed to assist with improving your connection to your mind, body and soul. As this is your personal holiday experience you are welcome to attend as much or as little as you desire.
Pilates and Wellness Retreat
Bali May 29th 2015
6 nights at Bagus Jati Ubud
Twin Share $2790 AUD
Single Room $3200 AUD
To hold your place a $500 non-refundable deposit is required at time of registration. The remaining balance can be placed on a payment plan or paid in full 8 weeks prior to the retreat. For further details please contact Lisa or Michelle.
The preferred payment method is by direct debit to avoid banking fees. There is a 1.9% fee for all credit card payments.
This retreat caters for a maximum of 15 participants.
Please note that we expect this retreat to be fully booked and advise you hold your place as soon as possible.
For ease we have built a relationship with a travel manager Lee-Anne Talbot. Lee-Anne is available to support you to book your flights in addition to taking care of your booking with the retreat centre. Once you have paid your deposit we will send you a package that includes a welcome letter and more detailed information regarding logistics, suggested flights, passport and visa information and what to pack. We will also connect you to a roommate if you need one.
What is not included:
Airfares to and from Denpasar Bali, Indonesia
Visa fees on entrance and exit from Indonesia
Drinks and alcohol purchases
Travel Insurance (which is compulsory)
This retreat is set amongst a rainforest on a hillside. In order to get around the retreat you will be required to climb a number of stairs daily.
This retreat is 30 minutes outside of Ubud set in a beautiful rainforest. In order to get to town we will be using taxis or a minivan. We have especially chosen Bali for its spiritual energy, natural beauty and this specific venue for it’s secluded location. If you desire to see more of Bali please add days either side of the retreat. We suggest you take the opportunity to spend some time in either ubud or around kuta to see more of the sights. You can contact Lee-Anne from Travel Managers who is the travel agent looking after this trip for more ideas and options regarding extending your trip.
The retreat starts from 2pm Friday 29th May 2015. There will be transfers available to the retreat from the airport or if you are arriving earlier we will organise transfers from your hotel. The retreat finishes 12pm Thursday 4th June.
Keep in mind that although we have a retreat schedule we will be working with the flow and speed of Bali so there may be unforeseeable reasons that require us to make changes to the itinerary.
This retreat is going to create a real opportunity for you to unplug, have fun and reconnect with yourself. There is no prerequisite to come other than an open heart and mind. If you feel inspired, excited or moved to join us for a week then please contact us for more information.