ABOUT THE RETREAT
[su_spoiler title=”Why are retreats better than vacations?“] The purpose of a holiday is to relax and recharge. A vacation is quite simply a time off from everyday routine, whereas every aspect of a retreat—including location, accommodation, food, facilities, professional consultation, and activities—are all in line with what you are seeking to achieve; hence, the benefits of retreats are much more impactful.[/su_spoiler][su_spoiler title=”Why should we do this retreat?“] Through our passion of sharing simple, spiritual practices, we can help parents reconnect as lovers and friends.
- You will immediately discover things about your partner that are crucial for your happiness.
- You will feel relaxed around each other; communicating better, laughing more, arguing less, feeling loved and supported and becoming more playful and intimate.
[su_spoiler title=”Why is the retreat so expensive?“]In Bali, you get what you pay for and as you’re here to relax, we’ve provided you with a top quality venue to do that. Also, the package is all inclusive, from when you arrive to when you leave.
The package includes:
- Airport transfers to and from the venue in Ubud
- Healthy refreshments on arrival
- A welcome goodie bag for all couples and kids
- Accommodation in a beautifully designed villa, each with a pool, kitchen and spacious living areas
- A quiet and breath-taking venue located between the jungle and the rice fields
- All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) made by a top-notch Balinese/Western chef’s team
- A full 5-day carefully planned schedule: meditation, group workshop, individual and couple coaching sessions
- Daily onsite activities each morning for the children. All fully supervised.
- Daily family excursions each afternoon with experienced guides and healthy kids snacks
- 2 onsite holistic Balinese massages
- Attentive staff available at all times
- Two follow up couple sessions, with Duda (within 6 months of the retreat) – Worth USD 1,000
Finally, this is not just a holiday, but a retreat. The value of the coaching sessions alone is AUD 5,000.
[su_spoiler title=”What should I do before booking my retreat?”] We know that booking this retreat is a big deal and needs to be carefully considered. Please think about the following, before you make your booking:
- Downloaded our brochure
- Talked to your partner
- Checked your calendar. Are the available retreat dates suitable for you and the kids?
- Checked flight availability and prices to Denpasar, Bali
- Make sure your philosophy aligns with ours. Express your Interest and log an enquiry or give us a call.
- YOU’RE READY TO GO!
[su_spoiler title=”We are a happy couple and things are going well. Can we attend your retreat, as it sounds so peaceful?”] Absolutely! We would be delighted to have you. Your sessions would be an amazing place to deepen you’re already solid love for each other. A relationship is always evolving and we hope you come away with new ideas to keep growing as a couple and a family.[/su_spoiler]
[su_spoiler title=”Can we come just as a couple, with no kids?”] Absolutely, the program is all about you as a couple and we’d love to have you there.[/su_spoiler]
[su_spoiler title=”What is Buddhism and why do we learn it at your retreat?”] Buddhism is a philosophy where we learn to understand our mind and get more control of how we react to life, in particular, its challenges. We won’t bog you down with the heavy, complex side of it. The aim is to introduce you to meaningful ways to find peace with yourself and your partner in terms of the things that don’t work, or which can be improved. Buddhism is such a beautiful way to become wiser and more beloved from within, so you and your partner can create a relationship of giving, rather than taking from each other.[/su_spoiler]
[su_spoiler title=”Do I need to be a Buddhist to be able to attend?”]Not at all. Buddhism is a philosophy to achieve wisdom, not a religion. We don’t force any of it on you, but you do need to come with an open mind, in order to work on your emotions and new ways to approach your partner.[/su_spoiler]
[su_spoiler title=”What is Tantra?”]Tantra is a form of yoga and meditation and set of spiritual teachings that originated in India.
Tantra teaches us to be fully present and in the now. It helps us build intimacy and be deeply connected with ourselves and our partner.
Tantra can sometimes involve sexual practices, though there’s a lot more to it than that.
Tantra can be practiced alone or with a partner.[/su_spoiler]
[su_spoiler title=”My partner isn’t as interested in spirituality as I am, will Tantra be too ‘woo-woo’ for him?”]Tantra is a spiritual practice, but it’s also really practical. I like to keep things straight-forward and effective when I teach, so you won’t hear me talk about chakras much, there won’t be any chanting and we won’t be cleansing any auras.
What you will get is really practical advice, helpful tips and straightforward exercises so you can continue to use Tantra at home.[/su_spoiler]
ABOUT THE PROGRAM
[su_spoiler title=”What is the program format?”]Over the 5 days, parents will have individual sessions, couple sessions group workshops with Duda and Isiah. For the most part, only one parent or couple are conducting a session at a time. The rest of the group can participate in the activities, have a massage, relax or do their own thing. This is your time to have fun and recharge![/su_spoiler]
[su_spoiler title=”What if I am an introvert and I don’t like to share things in the group?”]That is totally fine. We make you feel safe from day one. Alex is shy in nature and Duda is a highly sensitive extrovert and they are the first ones to share their challenges and joy.
While we encourage everyone to share, we are also mindful of individual needs. If you wanted to be quiet in the workshops, you have all the freedom to do so. In our private sessions, Duda and Isiah are trained experts who come with lots of compassion and warmth.[/su_spoiler]
[su_spoiler title=”What if I don’t feel the sessions are needed but I want to attend the retreat?”]There is little point to attend if you don’t want to do the program. Of course, you can be our guest but why wouldn’t you want to learn more about yourself, your partner and the relationship?[/su_spoiler]
[su_spoiler title=”How do the group Tantra sessions work?”]In our group sessions, I’ll be explaining the foundations of Tantra and how it helps us connect more fully with our partners on a daily basis. I’ll also explain how it can build intimacy and desire between you.
We’ll practice foundational exercises that help you to feel more connected and close to each other. I’ll be speaking to the whole group about what Tantra is and what it involves, and will then suggest you do some gentle connection exercises with your partner such as eye gazing, gentle touch and sharing appreciation.
Many people who come to my workshops are surprised at how comfortable they feel.[/su_spoiler]
[su_spoiler title=”Do I need to be flexible or have done any kind of yoga before to practice Tantra?”]Absolutely not. Tantra can be done by anyone regardless of their flexibility or experience with yoga. We won’t be doing anything physically strenuous or acrobatic.[/su_spoiler]
[su_spoiler title=”Is there any sexual activity / Do I need to be nude?”]There is absolutely no nudity in any of the sessions. Tantra is easily practiced with your clothes on.
In Tantra, we focus on feelings of connection and intimacy between a couple. In this retreat, you’ll be learning ways that Tantra can help you feel more intimate and connected on a daily basis.
If you do decide to take Tantra into the bedroom it can help you increase pleasure, feel more connected and reignite passion, however, there is no pressure to do this at all. There will be no sexual activity in the workshop. For those who are interested, I’ll explain ways you can do that as homework.[/su_spoiler]
[su_spoiler title=”Is it safe to do Tantra when the kids are around?”]There are a lot of ways to practice Tantra that are absolutely safe to do when the kids are around.
Tantric exercises that you can practice regardless of where you include eye gazing, breathing together, gentle touch, hugging, taking on an attitude of appreciation and generosity with each other and being really present.
Tantra is a way of being that promotes intimacy and connection. You can take what you learn to the bedroom to build connection and passion, but there’s no requirement to do that.[/su_spoiler]
[su_spoiler title=”What if I am not comfortable with my kids leaving the venue without me?”]They won’t be leaving the venue without you. During your couple session, your kids will be on site with a nanny allocated. All activities off site are for the entire families.[/su_spoiler]
[su_spoiler title=”Will I have enough time to play with my kids?”]Yes! We are having fun with your kids whilst you’re in a session but anytime outside the session, you will have a choice if you wanted to relax alone, with your partner or spend it with your children.[/su_spoiler]
[su_spoiler title=”What activities have you allocated for us and the kids?”]That’s simple – We have chosen the best Balinese experience one would want on their holidays. While the parents are in session, the kids will be making puppets, kites, offerings and preparing for a traditional Balinese dance performance with our dedicated team.
In the afternoons, the entire family will visit the breath-taking rice paddies, waterfalls and take a trip to a family-friendly beach. We also organise a browse for everyone at the Ubud market.
As part of our parents program, you will also have time off for a romantic dinner in one of the recommended restaurants in Ubud. We tested them all and visit them regularly.[/su_spoiler]
[su_spoiler title=”What support and services are available after the retreat finishes?”]Duda provides a number of online courses and programs through her business Kick Ass Muse and all retreat participants will receive discounted pricing. She would love to keep working with you on your journey towards wisdom and happiness.
Isiah also provides ongoing coaching for all retreat participants. She would love to work with you to improve your relationship and sex life and will be happy to discuss this in more detail at the retreat, or afterwards.[/su_spoiler]
THE VENUE, ARRIVING AND DEPARTING
[su_spoiler title=”When does the retreat start and finish?“] Our retreats start at midday on a Sunday, so we’ve included accommodation for arrival on Saturday. That way, you can settle in and be ready for the morning!
The retreats finish at midday on the following Saturday. If your flight leaves late that night, we will be happy to organise a late check out, so you can stay onsite until you have to leave for the airport.[/su_spoiler]
[su_spoiler title=”Is this venue quiet and safe?”]Yes, our venue is located amongst the rice paddies, in a peaceful area, just 15 mins from central Ubud. Bali is a safe island, known for its blissful energy and stress-free vibe. The community is respectful towards visitors.[/su_spoiler]
[su_spoiler title=”What happens when we land in Bali airport?”]Our drivers will be waiting for you at the exit displaying your name. We will also provide them with your mobile number and they will get in touch if needed. You will be safely transferred to the venue.[/su_spoiler]
[su_spoiler title=”If we arrive late at night, how do we get our villa allocated?”]The reception staff will be awaiting for you and will escort you to your villa; no matter what time you’re arriving. We will also be there in case of any issues.[/su_spoiler]
[su_spoiler title=”What time is check in and check out?”]As most flights arrive in Bali quite late at night, our retreat programs start at midday on a Sunday – your accommodation and airport pick-up on the Saturday is therefore included in the package.
The retreat finishes at midday on Saturday and as your flight may depart late that night, you can stay with us right up until the time you leave. Airport transfer from the retreat to the hotel is also included in the package.[/su_spoiler]
[su_spoiler title=”What is a couples astrology reading?”]We offer a complimentary reading for you as a couple from one of our family astrologist that did ours too and has totally blown us away with the accuracy. Astrology has nothing to do with foreseeing the future, but a lot to do with your personalities and how you can compliment and understand each other. If you dislike astrology hugely, you don’t need to it; it’s a gift from us, for those who want it.[/su_spoiler]
[su_spoiler title=”What does Sanam mean?”]Sanam is a Sanskrit word for Beloved. You are beloved by your partner (and vice versa), your children and your family. Our retreat comes from a place of kindness and love and we hope you leave us feeling truly beloved.[/su_spoiler]