The Art of Mindful Living Women’s Retreat

Ubud, Bali – October 30 – November 4 2017

Mindfulness is the act of paying attention on purpose without judgement. Long practiced by many ancient traditions, mindfulness is one of the keys to living a fulfilled and flourishing life. You don’t need to sit in lotus and engage in complicated meditation practices to attain a mindful state, nor do you need to follow a particular religious belief, mindfulness can be incorporated into all belief systems.

I can think of nowhere better to learn and practice mindful living techniques than the beautiful island of Bali which is steeped in ritual and tradition, and local people engage in mindful practices every single day.

I’d love you to join me on this special and intimate retreat where I will share with you my knowledge of mindfulness combined with my love for the “island of the gods”.

During this retreat you will engage in morning and evening meditations, but you will also learn what it means in practice to live a mindful life when you return home to the busy-ness that our Western world brings.

You will enjoy morning and evening meditations, walking meditations, rice field walks, the canang sari (beautiful hindu offering) making and ceremonies in the sacred temple, cooking classes, community ceremonies, incredible food, indulgent pampering and plenty opportunities to practice mindfulness as well as relax and decompress.

What you will get:

5 nights twin share accommodation at the beautiful boutique Lily Lane Villas.

  • Airport transfers
  • Transport for group activities and regular shuttle into Ubud if you wish to do your own thing
  • Breakfast each morning
  • 4 x lunches
  • 4 x dinners
  • 2 deluxe massages
  • Beautiful journal
  • All meditation classes
  • Canang sari making lesson and ceremony
  • Balinese cooking class
  • Art classes (choice of one included) to inspire your creativity: silver making, batik painting, natural beauty product making or oil painting
Canang Sari Making Lesson
Balinese cooking class with Ni Made

What you need to take care of:

Expenses incurred outside of group activities
Price: $1385

Early bird price available until July 31st 2017: $1250

Payment plans available, please get in touch to discuss options.

Upgrade option to single room available on request.

This retreat will be very intimate with just 6 places available.

Register your place here

I look forward to sharing my beautiful Bali with you.


I am a coach, speaker, writer and mental health educator with qualifications in positive psychology, counselling, mental health, coaching and facilitation and I have been to beautiful Bali 19 times. 🙂

Rae-Anne x :)


Ubud Writers & Readers Festival

Ubud, Bali 24-30 October 2017

From humble beginnings in 2002, the Ubud Writers & Readers Festival has evolved into one of the world’s most celebrated literary and artistic events – an annual pilgrimage for lovers of literature and conversation. Bringing together some of the world’s most powerful voices in a melting pot of artists, authors, thinkers and performers, the Festival is a platform for meaningful exchange and cross-cultural dialogue. A place where artists and audiences alike can discuss shared inspirations, ideas and concerns, the Festival transcends cultural and geographical borders to create a truely global community.

Across five days, the Ubud Writers & Readers Festival delivers an eclectic program of events – from fiery conversations to intimate literary lunches; gripping live performances to hands-on workshops.

The Ubud Writers & Readers Festival is the major annual project of the not-for-profit foundation, the Yayasan Mudra Swari Saraswati. It was first conceived by Janet DeNeefe, co-founder of the Foundation, as a healing project in response to the first Bali bombing.

The 14th Ubud Writers & Readers Festival will return to Bali’s cultural capital from 25–29 October, 2017, unravelled through the lens of this year’s theme, ‘Origins’.

Tickets will be on sale from July, with the full program and line-up announced in August.

If you have always wanted to attend this fabulous event but would like the hard work of finding somebody to enjoy it with, and your accommodation and transport taken care of, then this is the event for you.

Price includes:

Full 5 day Festival Pass
Transport to and from Denpasar airport or other accommodation within the same proximity.
6 nights twin share accommodation at the beautiful Lily Lane Villas in Penestanan. (Private room available for an additional $150)
Beautiful breakfast each morning.
Transport from your villa to the festival and back again each evening.
2 x deluxe massages.
Celebration dinner on the final night of the Festival.
Journal and writing kit.


$1490 if paid in full prior to 30 June.
$1690 if paid after 1 July (deposit of $500 will be required to secure your place)

This period is a peak time in Ubud with limited accommodation available, so be sure to get in quickly so as not to miss out!

6 places available only.

Register your place here.

Rae-Anne x :)

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