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A BREATHTAKING RETREAT HOLIDAY THROUGH THE STUNNING ANCIENT HEART OF BALI. JOIN US FOR THIS AMAZING TWO CENTRE BOUTIQUE EXPERIENCE SET AMONGST STUNNING OCEAN AND HINTERLAND LANDSCAPES, FOR WHAT WILL BE, A TRANSFORMATIVE JOURNEY.

SUMMARY

You are invited to join Mindful Tribes, The Psychology of It’s Dr Jodie Fleming, and yoga teacher Peta Jolley, for a unique wellbeing holiday on the beautiful island of Bali.

Dr Jodie Fleming is a highly respected and experienced clinical and health psychologist, and enthusiast for values-driven living. Jodie chooses to live a conscious and balanced way of life, through her relationships, self-care practices and passion for embracing every moment. Jodie is excited to step out of the clinic and into a new way of sharing her knowledge and own experiences of living consciously.

Mindful Tribes is a bespoke retreat travel specialist, based in Melbourne, founded by Jo Duffy. Jo and her team have earned an enviable worldwide reputation as creating highly polished, hand crafted, wellbeing retreat holidays for the everyday person. A Mindful Tribes retreat holiday infuses boutique wellness workshops, stunning food experiences and once in a lifetime experiential moments, all in the most breathtaking destinations.

Peta Jolley is a passionate yoga teacher who has studied under Lorraine Bell, Simon Borg-Olivier and John Weddepohl, empowering her vast understanding of Yoga and Self Knowledge. Peta loves to co-create with the community and has co-founded The Warrnambool Yoga Project with four other teachers to bring the community together through yoga. Peta teaches adults as well as children creating a Kids Yoga Program which is taught throughout kindergartens and schools across South West Victoria.

The Conscious Living Retreat offers self-reflective workshops, beginner’s Hatha Yoga whilst immersed in the beauty of Bali.

Jodie’s workshops and Peta’s yoga classes create the space to explore your inner-self as we guide and support you to reflect upon your ways of living, identifying where change is necessary. The combination of yoga and your values-driven inspiration, you will rediscover a conscious life.

In Sanskrit, Mandala literally means ‘circle’ and in Buddhism and Hinduism it is a spiritual and ritual symbol representing the universe. In Jungian psychology, mandalas are symbolic of the inner process by which individuals grow toward fulfilling their potential for wholeness. According to Carl Jung, the powerful, generative centre of our inner reality, is the Self.

The lessons in the workshops and yoga classes will allow you to come full circle, to look inside yourself and rediscover deep desires for yourself, your loved ones or for humanity. From beginning to end, step-by-step, day-by-day, we will assist you to add the metaphorical grains of colourful sand to your own conscious mandala of life.

The teachings of each yoga class and every workshop will be carried into every aspect of this wonderful retreat with a difference. Be it a sunrise meditation walk around a volcano, the nourishing soul-food eaten in Bali’s incredible wellness restaurants, the restful massages or sunset ancient temple visit, you will flourish with the conscious acts of living each experience, mindfully.

Embarking on this breathtaking two centre retreat, you have the opportunity to experience a personal journey of self exploration, empowerment and cultural diversity, meanwhile finding deep relaxation and peace in the timeless beauty of Bali.

Regardless of whether you are at the beginning of your journey into living consciously or you are a dedicated wellbeing lover, this retreat will be a transformative journey led by our amazing MINDFUL TRIBES team.

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OUR STAYS

Our 7 Day / 6 Night retreat holiday offers 3 Nights at the Desa Seni, Canggu and 3 nights at Alaya Resort, Ubud.

On arrival at Denpasar airport, you will be met by our driver and guide and transferred the one hour drive to Canggu where you will be welcomed by our Mindful Tribes community, Jodie and Peta, for your first three nights.

Desa Seni, our first beautiful retreat home, is located in Canggu, one of the newest and most talked about Balinese destinations. Famous for its emerging wellness scene, expansive beach and incredible eateries, Canggu's enviable ocation on the south west coast of Bali, means it is firmly at the top of the to do list for most travellers to a new, exciting Bali. Referred to as a State of Mind rather than a place, it boasts 10km of beach and sunsets you’ll never forget. 

Imagine waking up in a traditional Indonesian village, with the hum of Bali as your wakeup call, as the sun rises over blue skies. Steps to your morning yoga classes, a meandering path to organic, farm to table goodness, or strolling up to Merapu Svaasthya, the spa for some self-love. Why not swim in the salt water pool and if you are in need of an oleh oleh, souvenir in Indonesian, visit the curated gift shop, Rumah Candi. Meet old friends and make new friends! Cherish the moments in life that are like windows to the invisible.

The Desa Seni boasts unique accommodations in original antique wooden homes, imported from the many islands of Indonesia, restored and refurbished. Enjoy living amidst original Indo artefacts and antiques reflecting true Indonesian culture and heritage.

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On bidding Canggu farewell, we will continue our journey north east to the hinterland village of Ubud.

Alaya, our second retreat home is located in the midst of Ubud, set amongst the rice paddy fields. Nestled in plush tropical gardens, this retreat is a breathtakingly beautiful garden of Eden. From the moment you arrive your breath will change pace, with the quiet of the birds singing and the hum of Bali around you. The inviting healing swimming pools and day spa will allow you to relax and unwind whilst we enjoy the absolute delights that this world leading wellness scene in Ubud has to offer.

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WORKSHOPS + PRIVATE SESSION

Jodie will be sharing with our group workshops brimming with experiential insights into personal inner reflections revealing self motivating values and desires for change. You will learn how to translate those desires into choices and actions in your new approach to living consciously.

As an essential ingredient to the Conscious Living Retreat, the foundation for incidental mindfulness practice will be provided within Jodie’s workshops and Peta’s Yoga classes and brought to life in the wonderful excursions and experiences designed for you throughout your retreat.

In addition to the group workshops there will be the opportunity to also book a private personally tailored one-hour session with Jodie at an additional cost. 

GENTLE BEGINNERS YOGA + MEDITATION

Our special guest, Hatha Yoga teacher Peta Jolley, would like to introduce you to the benefits of yoga and meditation through a beginners' gentle Hatha practice. Designed to complement Jodie’s workshops, the classes will cater to all levels and abilities, including absolute novices. In our quest to introduce you to a mindful and conscious life, yoga allows you to meet yourself each morning on your mat with love and compassion.

WELLBEING + FOOD

Our retreat holidays are wholly focused on wellbeing and we hand craft them with only one thing in mind. To showcase to you, a more mindful way of living through our unique daily experiences. Workshops to beginners' yoga classes, amazing food experiences to experiential travel experiences showcasing a hidden land.

Delicious, healthy food is always a big focus and with this beautiful wellness holiday we aim to exceed all expectations with our stunning menu. Our mainly vegetarian menu has been carefully curated with local, seasonal and fresh produce in mind.

We will showcase to our group a beautifully hidden Bali full of breathtaking views, rugged landscapes, pristine beaches and world renowned historic villages. We will walk through rice paddy fields, practice yoga in truly spectacular locations and enjoy unique dining experiences with the opportunity to enjoy the option of trekking breathtaking Mt Batur volcano for a sunrise mindfulness walk. And whilst enjoying the company of new friends you have made, you can't help but relax and find a sense of purpose in your world.

TRAVELLING SOLO

Many of our travellers join our wellbeing holidays on their own. If you are travelling solo you can either choose a solo room or we can buddy you up with another traveller of the same gender in a twin share.

MEET DR JODIE FLEMING, YOUR RETREAT LEADER & PETA JOLLEY, YOUR YOGA TEACHER

Jodie Profile

Dr Jodie Fleming is a Kylie Minogue loving Staffy owner who does her best to live in the moment. She also cares about people and is deeply interested in the human-ness behind all that we do. Jodie came back to psychology as a career after trying a handful of other people-centred professions in her twenties, including myotherapy, tertiary teaching and working as a movement therapist based on the Pilates Method. She was always going to be a psychologist though, and now works in her private practice, The Psychology of It, and as a part of the mental health department at St John of God Healthcare.

On the background of her own chronic health issues, Jodie is a motivated exerciser and understands the importance of eating well and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Recently, she has begun practising more 'therapy in action', taking her clients out of their minds and into their lives. Jodie strives to motivate her clients to move their bodies when they are lacking the motivation to do so. Walk and talk therapy has become one of her new favourite ways of working.

Jodie has enjoyed sessional lecturing undergraduate psychology students but is doing more guest-speaking at the moment within a cancer survivorship program, general community education events, and young leaders programs. She is also developing the local Mental Health Week activities with the city council. Needless to say, Jodie is completely thrilled to be leading her first wellness retreat in conjunction with Mindful Tribes.

Passionate about writing and sharing information in the name of helping others, her first book, A Hole in My Genes, is set to be published later in 2018.

You can find Jodie and her writing at The Psychology of It website, on Facebook @thepsychologyofit, or Instagram @the_psychology_of_it

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Peta is a spiritually rich and passionately responsible human, who loves to engage with warmth, humour and compassion. Peta's wealth of experience with yoga for over 20 years, offers you classes with depth and space for self discovery as you practice. Through the combination of asana, spinal movement, Yoga Nidra, Pranayama and Meditation you can restore yourself to wholeness.

Peta will offer yoga classes that are accessible to any level of experience with yoga. On this Conscious Living Retreat, you are encouraged to be willing to open your heart and mind to the experience of yoga. You have the opportunity to form a relationship with Yoga and in doing so, form a deeper, transformative relationship with Self.

RETREAT ROOM OPTIONS

The retreat package is either based on a Superior Twin room or a Superior Solo room.

At the Desa Seni Retreat Hotel the twin share or solo options are based on an individual house villa. Please be aware that by nature of the design of Desa Seni the accommodation is a group of individual boutique Javanese houses that all differ in design and size. Some may be larger and some may be smaller and will be allocated to each guest randomly by the team at check in. At the Alaya Hotel, Ubud the rooms will be Deluxe twin or king solo.

SUPERIOR PACKAGE

$3850.00 Per Person, SOLO ROOM

$2980.00 Per Person, TWIN SHARE

INCLUDED

• 7 Days / 6 Nights staying 3 nights at Desa Seni, Canggu / 3 nights at Alaya Ubud BALI

• Hosted by Mindful Tribes Retreat Leader, clinical & health psychologist, Dr Jodie Fleming

• Delicious and healthy breakfast and dinner daily, with four lunches

• Five group self-motivating wellness workshops

• Gentle beginners yoga and meditation

• Sunset excursion of Tanah Lot Temple

• Raw food cooking class

• Optional Traditional Indonesian medicine Jamu making workshop

• Optional Mt Batur sunrise mindfulness walk

• One hour full body massage

• Arrival and departure Denpasar airport transfers

• Daily filtered water, teas, and coffee

• Wifi

• Mindful Tribes Welcome pack

NOT INCLUDED

• Flights

• Airport taxes

• Meals not stated

• Alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks

• Visas are required

• Laundry and items of a personal nature

• Tipping

• Excursions not listed in the inclusions

• Tailored sessions with Dr Jodie Fleming (rebate may apply)

This retreat is highly limited and we expect places to fill up quickly.

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