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If you were to rewire your head, you’d change your world. However, the million-dollar question is: just how does one go about rewiring one’s head? To put it simply, true, lasting change is achieved through mindfulness. It is our belief that in order to create an honest-to-goodness shift in the way we feel, in our perspective, the way we actually experience life on an daily basis, it is vital that we look not to the past or the future, but instead to the present moment, as change can only occur in the here and now.


With that understanding, our Dynamics of Change Workshop will explore the facets of change, and ways for you to catalyze it in your life, manage it and embrace it. The interactive discussion will challenge long-held notions you have about how to achieve change that ‘sticks’. It will push you to examine your patterns from a distance while you’re with us in Bali. Allowing you to view your life’s habits more objectively, which will inspire you to modify or do away with the routines that no longer serve you. After applying the lessons from the workshop, you’ll have a greater sense of awareness and you’ll be reminded of how much agency you have over the trajectory of your life.

In the go-go-go world we live in, our default setting tends to be fixed on frenetic thought. If we could stop the unconstructive thought patterns at will, trust us, we would be tuning into that frequency as often as we could. Instead, we’ve had to learn other ways to temper our mind’s non-stop chatter. Our Breath for Health & Performance Workshop does just that for us. It makes for a gentle way to reconnect with yourself by redirecting your attention back to your breath. With a little practice, you’ll notice a sense of calm will begin to wash over you every time you engage in this mindful practice.


With continued breathwork practice, you’ll notice a drop in your anxiety and stress levels. This positive change can be attributed to drop in heart rate one experiences when focused on his or her breath. Consistent breath control exercises have also been shown to change your brain for the better. This improvement in brain physiology will also help you cope with stressful situations in a healthier way. By controlling your breath, you’ll have a steady heartbeat and reassume control of your nervous system and the emotional center of your brain. No longer will unclear thinking and ineffective memory recall keep you from making well thought-out decisions.


We’ll take our breathing retention exercises to task by practicing in our 20-meter swimming pool. You’ll feel supported, safe and comfortable as we engage in static breath holds. The pool activities, which will be enhanced by guided mental exercises, will ease any anxiety one may have about being in the water. That is why this workshop is great for anyone would like to get over a fear of being in the water or surfers who would like to get over any hang-ups they may have with the ocean. And, of course, this workshop is a first-rate introduction to freediving.


You’ll walk away with greater confidence in the water, an acute sense of your mental willpower and an increase in your lung vitality. Should you keep up with practicing the breath-hold exercises learned in the workshops, you’ll continue to develop breath awareness and control, correcting unhealthy breathing habits when they arise. Most importantly, this self-control will manifest itself best in your mindfulness. By going back to the basics to train your breathing muscles, you will become more self-aware and be that much closer to your peak state.

It’s no secret that a well-rounded diet plays a key supporting role in promoting a healthy lifestyle. We believe this so much so that we see every meal as an opportunity to refuel the body and increase energy. This truth drives our conversations for an afternoon as we discuss the life-giving properties of food. Not only will we talk about the usual suspects to limit (we’re looking at you gluten, dairy, sugar, alcohol, caffeine and soy), but we’ll also delve into popular practices like intermittent fasting as ways to manage your diet. You’ll leave the workshop equipped with the knowledge to address how to heal your gut, balance your hormones and manage your cravings for sugar with wholefoods.

Effecting change from the inside out is the method by which we believe positive results are made. Led by a clinical nutritionist, our workshop also explores the link between a happy, fulfilling life and a wholefoods diet. You’ll understand just how much your capacity for happiness is determined by your gut’s health and why a mind-body balance is crucial to function optimally. With new dietary knowledge in mind, you’ll walk away from this workshop healthier and happier for it. After all, how we eat is how we live and how we live is how we eat.

If you’re not versed in preparing healthy, filling, delicious whole-food meals, the whole prospect may appear intimidating, or worse — impossible. Our cooking workshop will dispel any unease you may have about taking a more active role in cooking nutritious food. Led by a nutritionist, the workshop will demonstrate how to prepare a few quick-and-easy recipes using wholesome ingredients.

You’ll upskill your cooking skills and learn how to nourish your system using recipes that aren’t time-consuming or difficult to replicate. With repeated consumption, you’ll see your body heal from past afflictions using the health-giving power of wholefoods.

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  • Stay and Amenities

    • 7 days (6 nights) in our luxurious villa located in the heart of Seminyak
    • 24-hour security and 5-star service from our accommodating team
    • Highly experienced retreat leaders available 24/7 to ensure a wonderful holiday
    • Nightly turn-down service with inspirational quotes
    • Transfers to and from the airport and local hotel transfers
    • Complimentary WiFi access and local telephone calls
    • Pre-and-post-retreat booking service for those who wish to spend more time in Bali

  • Wellness Activities

    • Wellness Wednesday – A wellness workshop in the morning followed by a cooking demonstration to learn about preparing whole food menus at home
    • Wellness Workshops will be scheduled throughout your stay
    • An informative talk on wellness topics will be scheduled throughout your stay
    • Personal coaching session
    • 1 holistic therapy
    • 2 relaxation massages

  • Nutrition

    • An unlimited supply of herbal teas, coffee, and filtered water
    • Delicious, nutrient packed, gourmet whole food menu prepared by our in-house chef
    • All meals are provided to ensure you reap the full benefits of following a whole food menu for the duration of your stay
    • Fresh local fruit  and wholesome snacks throughout your stay

  • Extra Perks

    • Gifts from our favourite brands
    • Ocean Soul Rash Vest (Surf Program only)
    • Digital access to photographs from your stay with us

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