WANDERLUST WOMEN'S HEALTH

& WELLNESS RETREATS

For women who wish to reconnect, replenish, rejuvenate & relax. Your well-being is our priority.

EARLY BIRD SPECIAL - BOOK NOW & SAVE $200 

(*conditions apply)

 

OUR STORY

“A girl should be two things: who and what she wants” 
 Coco Chanel

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PETRA JOLY

An all round awesome chick that really cares about womens' wellness.

Petra created these retreats as an extension of her thriving women's natural medicine clinics in Australia.  Previously in the travel industry, taking small groups around Thailand and India, she is combining three of her major passions: health, travel & cooking at these amazing retreats. 


Petra is delighted to be your host and health expert and will do her utmost to ensure that you leave Bali with a sense of fulfilment, connection and with the knowledge that you are not alone.

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ANDREA DOWNIE

Positive change maker and a really incredible, inspiring woman.

Andrea is an educator, well-being science expert, action researcher and international keynote speaker who has worked with over 200 schools and organisations on well-being science, education redesign and systems leadership. She is the co-founder of Project Thrive. Her work in creating communities of well-being and change has been published internationally and currently she is writing her own book.

Andrea loves to immerse in and learn about different cultures having visited 6 continents and over 50 countries. She has planned and facilitated multiple well-being science and education immersions for school leaders in Bali (and her own wedding there) making her the perfect retreat co-host!

CANGGU, BALI RETREAT   
10 - 17 JUNE 2023

Are you ready to take the step to do something just for you?

Wanderlust Wellness Retreats are designed to cultivate a space where women of all ages, abilities and interests can not only have a fun, healthy & memorable holiday, but also a very personal, life-transforming experience in a truly supportive retreat environment.

 

Our environment has a profound impact on the state of our health and well-being.  Bali has been granted the worlds most beautiful island title by many, a magical island with a unique culture and luxuriant nature.  The Balinese people are some of the most loving and kind in the world  and this retreat offers an opportunity to truly embrace

and immerse in this amazing culture.

 

With a strong focus on health and wellness you will be offered daily well-being sessions with our expert facilitators, optional daily yoga and meditation classes, organic, nutritious meals, blissful massage, a waterfall immersion + purification ceremony and many more health-oriented experiences. 

 

There will also be plenty of free time available to discover the beaches of Canggu and Seminyak, do some shopping, try out different eateries, discover Ubud or Uluwatu; whatever your heart desires.

 

The retreats focus on providing a positive environment for  women where you are invited to participate in health-based activities, explore Bali,

eat nutritious organic food, enjoy massages, spend time with like-minded women leaving truly full-filled and equipped with knowledge to implement back home following sessions with our highly knowledgeable, passionate and engaging hosts.

 

Wanderlust Retreats offer the ideal opportunity for those wishing to escape, unwind, rejuvenate and replenish. Your hosts will create a heavenly experience for you with plenty of healthy fun to be had. An opportunity to find peace and relaxation, health and well-being, but more than that, it is an invitation for you to let go of everything else - your work, your family, your worries and stress - and take time out to focus on you, with compassion, self-love, gentleness and fun.

 
 

WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT?

 
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THE FOOD STORY

Desa Seni Village Retreat has their own market garden which provides their organic restaurant with farm to table goodness.  Organic, nutritious daily breakfasts, five freshly picked dinners, plus a special dinner to be shared at Moksa Restaurant in Ubud.

Your host, Petra Joly will offer informative and inspiring talks on how nutrition can be one of the easiest paths to greater wellness when you know how to build the right beliefs and habits.  She will also offer a permaculture mini-workshop option in the truly tranquil kitchen garden. 

 

Petra is a strong believer that healthy eating is an expression of self-respect and that education and awareness is the key.

"If you are planning for a year, sow rice; if you are planning for a decade, plant trees; if you are planning for a lifetime, educate people"  Chinese Proverb

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YOGA, MEDITATION & WELL-BEING STORY

Included optional daily yoga and meditation classes in the Desa Seni Dojo that welcome those of all abilities and interest. One can say, that Yoga in the essence is based on positive thinking and meditation. There is no place for ego in yoga, everyone is welcome and encouraged.

Additionally, your incredible co-hosts, Andrea Downie & Petra Joly will facilitate daily sessions of connection through well-being science, meditation and mindfulness. They share a strong passion for the wellbeing and optimal functioning of individuals and groups. 

 

Andrea is a well-being and neuroscience expert and will facilitate experiential sessions focussing on all facets of thriving with a strong focus on mindset, adaptability, authenticity, self-determination, and compassion. She believes meaning is the cornerstone of well-being yet the most lacking element in the western world.

 

Petra prioritises your physical health and her inspiring sessions will guide you on how to gather tools to achieve optimal health by addressing the root reasons and driving forces that build your self-confidence, self-determination and a strong self-belief in your ability to be your healthiest possible self.

 

Andrea & Petra love meeting new people and making connections and that love shows in their inspiring and passionate sessions that help you relax, re-connect, show self-love and gratitude and set future intentions to take home and put into practice.

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DAY SPA WELLNESS STORY

Merapu Svaasthya Spa, spiritual forces of well-being,  offers traditional and holistic treatments with western and eastern therapies.  Healing and health are a focus to restore and revitalise the body, mind and soul. One Signature Body Massage is included per participant, but you may like to enjoy much more during your stay.  Your host, Petra Joly will also be available to discuss any particular health concerns and to offer some expert advice.

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WELL-BEING EXPERIENCES

One of our included experiences will take us for a Hindu blessing and a refreshing swim in the stunning Tibumana Waterfall to reinvigorate your senses.  You may like to stand right underneath the waterfall and let the hydro pressure do wonders for your body pains and stress relief.  The tranquillity is what draws people here, to idle for long hours of relaxation in solitude. It is one of those places where you want to come just to laze around to sit and marvel at nature’s beauty in isolation.

Bali has a rich culture of natural healing and is known as the Island of the Gods.  We are privileged to have the opportunity to visit these spiritual waterfalls for a blessing ceremony with our friend, and holy master, Made. Water represents flow of energy (known as prana or chi), which is connected to emotion and intuition. The flow of water guides daily life in Bali and is believed to be one of the forces of life. Balinese Hindus participate in water blessings regularly called, Melukat, a spiritual cleansing ritual aimed to achieve self purification of both body and soul. They believe water poured all over the body, symbolises the eradication of any negative and dark forces acquired from negative karma in both present and past life, that might overshadow one's life.

Made is a master of the Kundalini, which is an internal spiritual energy, often described as a serpent coiled up at the base of the spine. Made harnesses his Kundalini energy to cleanse and protect us.

We also have the pleasure of inviting you to join us for a blissful afternoon at Dragonfly Village, an enchanted health retreat paradise, that is set in the midst of one of the most beautiful rice field walks in the centre of Ubud, Bali. Tranquility and stunning greenery all around with panoramic views of sacred Mt Agung and the northern ranges of mountains in the distance. Open space filled with dragonflies in the day and fireflies in the night, a symphony of crickets and frogs, for those who enjoy being in nature, healing and learning. Herbal steam sauna, salt-water pool and a surprise as the night descends.

We have one more incredible experience that will stretch your ability to surrender and let go. A mystical and integrated multi-sensory experience that involves fire, dance, drama, and mess!! That's all we will tell you for now. 

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FREE TIME STORY

The rest is up to you, do as much or as little as you like.  The gardens and pool at Desa Seni are beautiful to read a book, listen to music, chat to friends (new and old) or maybe catch up on writing your journal.  Canggu is a great area for shopping & amazing cafes and all are within walking distance.

 

If you are feeling intrepid, you could go surfing, hire a bike, visit Splash Water Park which is just down the road or you might like to climb Mt Batur for sunrise.

La Laguna & Finns Beach Club are a short taxi ride away. Popular Seminyak is only about 15mins taxi ride away (Bali time!)

 
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PRICING & INCLUSIONS

Price includes return airport transfers, accommodation at Desa Seni Village Retreat, daily organic breakfasts, 6 organic dinners, daily yoga or meditation class, a signature body massage or deep tissue massage at Merapu Svaasthya Wellness Spa, purification ritual at Tibumana Waterfall, Dragonfly Village + Fire Circle Experience, Women's Circle (with optional acupuncture), daily expert health and well-being sessions with your hosts.  

Unique, private, individual antique homes as accommodations, set apart in lush organic gardens, imported from the many islands of Indonesia.  Restored and Refurbished offering all the amenities of home.  Live amidst original artifacts and antiques reflecting true Indonesian culture and heritage.

 

 Environmentally Focused – Connecting Mind to Spirit

TRIPLE SHARE - AU$2150 PP
a beautiful antique house with three double beds, private bathroom and a private balcony to share between yourself and two others. 

TWIN SHARE -  AU$2450 PP 
a beautiful antique house with two large beds, private bathroom and a private balcony for two guests to share.

SINGLE USE -  AU$3150
a beautiful antique house with one large bed, private bathroom and private balcony to enjoy the individual serenity of the lush garden setting.

 
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

  • How much will it cost? A non-refundable AU$500 deposit per person is due at time of booking.  The rates are: Triple share AU$2150 per person / Twin share AU$2450 per person / Single room AU$3150. EARLYBIRD special is $200 off these prices if the deposit is paid by 10 March 2023. Final monies due 10 April 2023. 

  • What does that include? Return airport transfers, 7 nights accommodation at the beautiful Desa Seni Village resort in Canggu, Bali, organic breakfast daily, yoga and/or meditation daily, six dinners, one signature massage per person, waterfall immersion and purification ceremony, DragonFly Village + Fire Circle experience, daily wellbeing science and inspiration sessions by your hosts; Petra Joly & Andrea Downie.

  • What doesn't it include?  flights, lunches, travel insurance, plus anything else not listed above.

  • Can I share a room?  Solo travellers can be matched with a room-mate, where possible. "a stranger is just someone you haven't met yet".

  • Can I have alcohol?  There will be plenty of free time to explore and eat/drink at other establishments. It is a health retreat and we ask that you consider replacing alcohol with the delicious juices, smoothies and herbal teas available.

  • How do I book? Through this website.  We accept Paypal, Credit Card and Direct Deposit.

  • Can I bring my family?  This is a chance for women to step away from her many roles of wife, mother, sister, auntie, coach, boss, employee etc.  This is why the retreat is offered just for you. 

  • What if I need to cancel?  That's ok. You can cancel up until 60 days prior with only the loss of your deposit. Within 60 days is non-refundable.  We strongly recommend travel insurance.

  • What if I get sick while I am away?  We will do all we can to assist you seek medical advice.  We do ask that you take out travel insurance to cover illness and repatriation. With Covid still being front of mind we ask that you take out travel insurance to cover every possible occurrence.

  • Disclaimer: We have a minimum 8 room booking requirement for the retreat to go ahead. If we fail to meet the minimum number required, we offer a full refund on the land portion of the retreat. We cannot take responsibility for the flights to or from Bali or any accommodation booked separately to the retreat. We highly recommend that people select flights that are changeable and take out travel insurance to cover any out-of-pocket expenses that may occur under similar circumstances.

 

THE BORING BUT IMPORTANT BITS

TERMS & CONDITIONS

ABN: 59 6902 877 684

 

PAYMENTS

Payment of the deposit or invoice, or any part thereof, is deemed to be acknowledgment and acceptance by you and your travel party of the terms and conditions of your booking. Confirmation of your booking is not guaranteed until you receive the confirmation of your booking via email.  Receipt of payment does not guarantee your booking.

Payment is accepted via PayPal or Credit Card or Direct Deposit.

Any deposit paid will be accepted as part payment of the total cost of the booking.
No booking is guaranteed until payment is received.

*EARLYBIRD special of $200 off deposit must be paid by 10 March 2023. Final payment due 10 April 2023.

Failure to make the final payment by the due date will entitle Wanderlust Wellness Retreats to cancel your booking whereupon the deposit paid shall be forfeited.

All prices are subject to change until the final payment has been made.

If for any reason a travel service provider is unable to provide the services which you have booked, your claim lies against that provider, and not against Wanderlust Wellness Retreats.
In the event that payment has been made to Wanderlust Wellness Retreats by PayPal, you agree that you will not endeavor to have your bank reverse payment to Wanderlust Wellness Retreats.

 

AMENDMENTS

Any amendment to your booking will incur amendment fees.
Amendments will incur a non-refundable AUD$25 fee per amendment.

 

CANCELLATIONS & REFUNDS

All cancellations must be notified by email. If you cancel prior to 10 April 2023, you will only lose your $500AUD deposit.  Within the 60 days prior to retreat, there will be no refund but please take out comprehensive, Covid-friendly travel insurance to cover yourself.
If you fail to show up for any reason no refund will be given.
No refund will be given for reduction of stay once checked in.

PASSPORT

It is your responsibility to ensure that you have valid passports, visas and re-entry permits which meet the requirements of immigration and other authorities. Any fines, penalties, payments or expenditures incurred as a result of such documents not meeting the requirements of those authorities is your sole responsibility.
 

All travellers must have a valid passport for international travel and many countries require at least 6 months validity from the date of return.

 

HEALTH

You must ensure that you are aware of any health requirements for your travel and ensure that you carry all necessary vaccination documentation. Please check with your local doctor or specialist vaccination clinic. It is your responsibility to know the rules around travel during the Covid-19 pandemic & all rules and restrictions must be adhered to. To find out travel information during the Covid-19 pandemic please check at www.health.gov.au or check current guidelines in your particular state.   

 

TRAVEL INSURANCE

Travel Insurance is strongly recommended by Wanderlust Wellness Retreats and the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs And Trade for all overseas travel. Please ensure your travel insurance covers for Covid-19 impacted travel.

For up to date overseas travel information for Australian travellers we recommend you visit www.smartraveller.gov.au on the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) website or call toll free on 1300 139 281.

 

AGENCY

Wanderlust Wellness Retreats acts as an agent for travel service providers. Wanderlust Wellness Retreats have no responsibility for these services nor do we make or give any warranty or representation regarding their standard. Bookings are made on your behalf subject to the terms and conditions imposed by these service providers. Your legal recourse is against the specific provider and not Wanderlust Wellness Retreats. If for any reason, any travel service provider is unable to provide the services for which you have contracted, your remedy lies against the provider and not with Wanderlust Wellness Retreats.

 

WARRANTIES

The accommodation is provided without any representatives or warranties express or implied. Neither Wanderlust Wellness Retreats nor its principal makes any representatives or warranties in relation to the accommodation which you have booked.

 

LIABILITY

We do not accept any liability of whatever nature, whether in contract, tort or otherwise, for the acts, omissions or default, whether negligent or otherwise, of third party providers over whom we have no direct control. Under circumstances where liability cannot be excluded, such liability is limited to the value of the purchased travel arrangements. We do not accept any liability in contract, tort or otherwise for any injury, damage, loss (including consequential loss), delay, additional expense or inconvenience caused directly or indirectly by force majeure or any other event which is beyond our control and which is not preventable by reasonable diligence on our part.

 

SCOPE OF SERVICE

Whilst every effort is taken to ensure all information displayed on our website is accurate; considerable information is accessed from our suppliers and we are not able to guarantee the accuracy of all information nor are we able to guarantee that the site is free of errors or faults.

We reserve the right to change information published on the site at any time.

Information regarding the property and services listed on our website is provided to us by the individual supplier, including descriptions, facilities and visual images. Therefore we are not responsible for any variance in quality from the information supplied to us by the supplier.

In case of any problems, our Customer Service will use reasonable efforts to assist you and act as a point of contact with the supplier.

 

PRIVACY POLICY

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"There is no force more powerful than a woman determined to rise"

~Walt Whitman

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