“When I follow my heart, I wake up in Bali” -Unknown
Ubud is one of those places where you can truly fill your cup to overflowing. Many novels and films attest to this and and have been set here, creative responses to the seductive nature of this most cultured of all Balinese towns.
This is a place where traditional Balinese culture imbues every waking moment, where colourful offerings adorn the streets and where the hypnotic strains of gamelan are an ever-present soundtrack to everyday life. It’s also somewhere that is relentlessly on trend – a showcase of sustainable design, mindfulness, culinary inventiveness and the very best that global tourism has to offer.
Come here for relaxation, for rejuvenation and to have what may well be the most magical holiday of your life.
“Bali is more than a place…it’s a mood, it’s magical. It’s a tropical state of mind.”-Unknown
How This Inspirational Journey May Benefit You:
Reduce stress, promote health and happiness
- Feel energised
Connect with another culture and expand your awareness
Enjoy delicious food
Stretch your body and heart
Rejuvenate your soul
Relax your body and mind
Have fun, loosen up and bring joy into your life
Connect with yourself and other like-minded women
Your Journey Leader - Tammie Day
Tammie Day, is an Australian counsellor and group facilitator of 17 years. She is the founder of Vibrant Women. Tammie organises retreats and workshops worldwide and has a particular interest in the positive psychology movement, Buddhism and cultivating mindfulness. Tammie is a yoga, nia dance and mindfulness teacher who tries to experience the beauty that is all around. The Balinese call this “cuci mata” to wash your eyes or to see the ordinary in a new and extraordinary way. Tammie adores Bali and feels it is her second home, and is excited to share some of it’s magic with you.
The price is inclusive of everything described in the Inclusions
The price is calculated in Australian Dollars $
*FLIGHTS NOT INCLUDED
Extend your stay in Bali with one of our Self Guided 3 night Private Tours
You can add this our 3 night Bali extension tours on the registration for during the booking process.
Ubud’s popularity continues to grow, adding on the hoopla created by the bestselling Eat, Pray, Love. Surrounded by nature Ubud’s town centre is a shopping mecca, home to lots of cool bars, hip cafes and markets. Look a bit deeper and you will find museums and galleries, walks through the rice paddies, world class spa treatments for a fraction of the price, yoga classes on every corner and smiles everywhere. Its a one stop wellness hub and we want you to join us xx
The Space - Sri Ratih
Nestled on the lush outskirts of Ubud, Sri Ratih Cottages is a lovely hotel known for its Balinese design, tranquil atmosphere, and the warm hospitality of the staff. The spaciously set out rooms surround the inviting turquoise waters of the swimming pool which sits at the centre of well-kept tropical gardens. Guests can dine in the Sri Ratih Café and take advantage of a soothing spa treatment for optimum relaxation at the Sri Ratih Spa.
Sri Ratih Cottages enjoys a strategic location in the lush and peaceful hinterlands of Ubud, Bali’s artistic and spiritual centre. It is approximately 1.5 hour’s drive from NgurahRai international airport. The bustling centre of town is a 15 minute walk from the hotel. From Sri Ratih Cottages, guests can easily reach the restaurants, galleries, shops and city attractions such as Pura Dalem Temple and Ubud Palace. The provincial art village of Penestanan is just a 10 minute walk away as are stunning views of rice fields and the breathtaking Campuhan Hill ridge walk. Taxis can be arranged at the front office and are a very affordable and easy option for getting around.
*Please note that being in a smaller village has its advantages but wildlife still abounds. Noisy geckos and roosters along with early morning motorbikes may disturb your sleep. I suggest brining earplugs if you are a light sleeper.
Sri Ratih comprises of 30 air-conditioned, clean comfortable 3 star rooms. All rooms include a terrace where guests can relax and take in the view of the gardens or swimming pool. Rooms are tastefully decorated with of Balinese style furnishings, accented with unique pieces of traditional art. Bathrooms are spacious and well-presented with a modern tropical feel. Guests can enjoy a range of programs on their satellite television with an in-house movie channel. Rooms also include expansive wardrobes, a telephone, mini bar, hair dryer (on request). Sri Ratih provides free Wi-Fi access in every room and throughout the hotel grounds. Laundry service is also available.
*Please note that Indonesia is not a western country, even though on the surface it may appear advanced, the infrastructure isn’t always there. This means that at times the power and internet drop out. The water pressure can be low and lights dim. The beds may be more firm than you are used to, this is across all of Asia and also why no top sheet! Only doonas!! Please keep this in mind when booking this trip and also carry this knowledge with you as you travel around Bali.
Our swimming pool, set amidst the tropical garden of frangipanis and coconut palms provides the perfect place for our guests to unwind and cool off from the tropical heat. The on-site Sri Ratih Spa is also an ideal place for relaxation and offers guests a range of treatments including Balinese massage, manicures and pedicures provided by highly-qualified professional spa therapists.
Located on the grounds of Sri Ratih is our beautifully-designed restaurant which serves a delectable selection of Balinese and International cuisine from our a la carte menu. Sri Ratih Café opens for breakfast from 7.30am and remains open until 11pm. The restaurant also serves authentic Balinese sweets, such as laklak, pisangrai and godoh at the breakfast.
There are 12 women currently booked for this retreat. To make classes and spa treatments more comfortable for people on some occasions we have divided the group into two groups.
Check in from 2pm Sr Ratih Cottages Address: Jl. Campuhan 1, Penestanan Kelod, Ubud, Sayan, Ubud, Bali, 80572.
Spend the afternoon, unpacking, familiarising yourself with the hotel or have a swim in the pool.
6pm Dinner at Sri Ratih Cottages for those who have arrived already *self-pay
*We have kept this day completely free just for you to arrive and orient yourself. There is no need to come a day early regardless of the time you arrive. We know some people will arrive very late this is ok, this is the standard flight flight schedule from Australia to Bali.
**Please note there is not a Vibrant Women Host available for early arrivals or late departures you will be responsible for your check in/check out at the hotel and your activities.
***Please note that if you are arriving after 10pm at night that your Vibrant Women Host will you meet you in the morning over breakfast. Your room will be ready and waiting for you on arrival.
Meals – N/A
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If you have chosen a twinshare room, and have not nominated someone to share with, we will do our best to find you a roommate. Please note however that if this is not possible, the single room rate will apply. We hope you understand and will keep you informed of the rooming situation as we allocate people. For people who have booked for a twinshare room with a friend please also know that if that if for some reason your roommate cancels and we are unable to find you a suitable replacement, the single room rate will apply. Again, we hope you understand as the accommodation price can no longer be shared. If for some reason the twinshare arrangement is not suitable to one or both parties once the tour has commenced then both parties will be responsible to pay a single room excess to be negotiated with the hotel and only on possible on availability
*If you have chosen to twinshare and have not divulged the necessary information to be a suitable sharing person (such as snoring, cpap machines, smoking, sleeping with the TV on etc) then during the tour you may need to move to a single room at your own expense if your roommate complains.
**In regard to the above mentioned, if you are sharing with someone and find yourselves incompatible for some reason and you would like to move to a single room you will need to also pay the single supplement for said room. This is to be negotiated with the hotel and only on possible on availability.
During this trip we will walk almost everywhere. Bali has uneven and broken footpaths and lots of stairs. You must have a moderate level of fitness to attend this trip. Be able to walk up stairs and hills and have good enough balance to navigate difficult footpaths. Bali has lots of trip hazards so please wear appropriate stable footwear. Safety over fashion girls! 😉