Bali Yoga and Life Coaching Retreat: Empower yourself to prevent an imminent burnout
- The Dragonfly Village
- Ubud, Gianyar, Bali, Indonesia
- Jul 10 - 15, 2019 (6 days)
About This Event
This is a 5 day retreat in magical Bali, away from the noise, hustle and bustle of life, that will give you the chance to create a crystal plan about the way in which you live your life, through participating in daily yoga classes and life coaching workshops.
For most of us setting new goals is something that happens on New Year's Eve, significant birthdays or perhaps after a life changing experience. However, even when we set the goals that we feel will bring us closer to what we really want to be, we end up quitting after a while. After a few weeks or months we tend to lose our focus or motivation because life happens and we do not seem to have a system in place to support us in realising our goals. In our attempt to be successful and feel complete, we take on too much and spend too many hours working hard to end up realising that we are in exactly same spot from where we started. Consequently, we feel exhausted and disappointed. We do not have the time to reflect on what is going on, acknowledge ourselves, and appreciate who we are and what we want to accomplish. We just keep repeating the same old things day after day expecting something new to happen. Finding our way out from this vicious cycle of not having a clear direction and purpose in life seems difficult or impossible. Most of us reach this point and blame ourselves for the things that we have or have not done, but this is a vital stage as it is crucial in our personal evolution. It is at this point that we need to find a more profound way of living and have a better connection first with ourselves and then with our beloved ones.
We know how you feel as both of us have been in your place.
Dimos: I have found myself in a similar situation. I spent many years working hard and shifting between three different professional roles. The busier I was getting the more insufficient I used to feel. As there was no time for me to reflect on the things I was doing, acknowledge myself and celebrate, I used to take my strengths for granted. The lack of enthusiasm and motivation that often came as a result of exertion manifested as the early symptoms of a burnout. With the tools I will introduce to you in this retreat I managed to get a new perspective about the way I want to live my life and affect a change. Hence, I want to share them with you.
Fotini: For may challenging years I struggled in my search for ways to live an emotionally balanced and happier life whilst juggling the demands of being a mother, wife and business owner. The biggest 'Aha' moment came when my son was born. At that time I realised what kind of role model I would become for my son if I continued in this way. I was scared by what I saw. That was the moment when I decided that this was not the way I wanted to live my life. In my search for giving a meaning and depth to the way that I was living I crossed paths first with Life Coaching and afterwards with Yoga. Since then my life has changed radically and I started becoming the mother, wife, and business owner that I wanted to be.
Based upon all the above experiences we have created this retreat for you. This retreat is therefore about getting you out from familiar possibly stagnant daily rhythm of life and helping you reflect, and recondition yourself on how to become more conscious about the way you want to live your life.
The life coaching workshops that you will participate in will support you to take ownership of your life by developing a greater awareness of the areas of your life, whether they are in a declined or in a growth cycle, identify the gap between where you are and where you want to be, reflect on your own role, explore different options and possibilities, let go of any disempowering thoughts and beliefs and learn the importance of acknowledging yourself and celebrating your achievements. You will have the chance to set clear goals, come up with your own tailor made plan that will empower you throughout your daily life and understand that you are not alone. You will be a part of a supporting community.
Through the practice of Yoga and given clear and simple instructions you will release any tension that may exist in your body. Personal attention will be given to each participant in order to meet any special physical needs you may have. Guided breathing techniques will be introduced in every session to help you engage in the process in conjunction with guided meditation and visualisation techniques which will help you to relax more deeply and create a space that you may fill in with new loving and empowering thoughts!
YES, it is going to be challenging
YES, it is going to be fun
YES, it is definitely going to be rewarding
What we want to communicate with you upfront is that we do not believe that you need to be fixed. You are whole and magnificent as you are. Every hardship, every block that has come into your life has helped you to come closer to yourself. With absolute respect in what you have been through in your life and with absolutely no intention to judge that, our aim is to create a safe space where you can share and let go of anything that does not serve you anymore and realise that you are NOT alone. We admire you and respect you for that.
It would be an honour for us to be a part of this journey of yours an let us take a few steps with you.
Testimonials: 'We were very blessed to have Dimos to coach us in communication during our 3 week yoga teacher training course in Bali. He is very professional, knowledgable and delicate teacher. I have improved in better expressing myself and definitely have learn how to use alternative in communication through his inspirational teaching. Thank you Dimos'. Reviewed by Lee Chiew Hong, Singapore 'Dimos' workshops are highly interactive and enjoyable; he has a unique way of engaging everyone from diverse backgrounds to come together as a group and discuss the topics of our discussion. Every workshop is different and you could tell that he put in a lot of effort and planning for each workshops. I really enjoyed all of his workshops and Dimos is a great listener and highly respectful everyone's opinions and in return he offers valuable feedback. He is genuinely and sincerely interested in my personal growth and development. He is also highly knowledgeable and resourceful, and I was inspired by how he is always equipping himself with new knowledge everyday. My favourite part of the workshops are the inspirational quotes that Dimos read to us, which is really spot on! At the end of our session, Dimos had personally told me that my presence in his workshops has inspired him to be a better coach/trainer, and assured me that he would always be around should I need him - goes to show that he is modest, humble and sincerely interested in my personal growth. Two months have lapsed since our workshops but Dimos is still actively communicating with me, sending me good vibes and empowering me. Keep up the excellent work Dimos and if you are searching for a coach, look no further because you really are in good hands. You will definitely leave his workshop feeling refreshed with a new point of view in life'. Reviewed by Amni Hidaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 'I attended six weeks yoga sessions led by Fotini last summer. The sessions took place in an idyllic outdoor setting and we were encouraged to make a link between this and our yoga sessions. This made the experience even more special. This was my first experience of yoga and I was generally one of the older members of the group which was never more than 6. Fotini was able to make a link to each student and each of us felt included. Fotini is an outstanding teacher. She explains clearly and demonstrates each exercise in a really accessible way. From here each student is supported by tailored interventions which support their development.Over the six weeks my posture, flexibility and breathing improved. Each session included a small element of life coaching which each of us took away and integrated into both our practice of yoga and daily lives. I will be continuing yoga in the UK and again with Fotini when I return to Samos'. Reviewed by Clare Noel, UK. 'Fotini is an excellent yoga teacher. We, Brigitte and Christian from Vienna/Austria, met Fotini in the summer of 2017 in Samos and had several yoga-hours with her. I, Christian, a yoga-beginner, appreciated her calm way of teaching. She keeps a very pleasant timing during her exercises, she gives calm, friendly instructions, she pays very much attention to breathing. In addition, she is a warm, very nice personality with whom we have become friends in no time. And: She is a fantastic singer! Do not miss a concert! Brigitte, a very experienced yoga practitioner, appreciates the precision with which Fotini teaches yoga. Fotini is the best!' Reviewed by Brigitte and Christian, Vienna- Austria
- Two daily Yoga classes
- Two daily Life Coaching Workshops
- A 45 minute personal coaching session, should you book till the 15th of April
- A one 60 minute balinese massage
- An opening cleansing ceremony
- An optional daily trip at the final day
- Airport transfer (group transfer)
7.00 am Wake up
7.30 am Morning Yoga class
9.00 am Breakfast
11-1.00 pm Life Coaching Workshop
1.00 pm Lunch
2.30 pm – 4.00pm free time
4.15 pm-5.15pm Afternoon reflection session
5.15-6.30 Evening gentle yoga class (restorative yoga, guided meditation/ visualisation).
7.00 pm Dinner and Sunset
9.00pm Noble silence
Venue HighlightsAccommodation in old antique wooden bungalows with daily house keeping
A stunning view to the rice fields
Exceptional plant based food
Luggage motorbike transfer during check in and check out from the taxi drop off point
Salt water pool
A unique evening herbal steam sauna which involves an organic body scrub and drinking herbal tea around a fire, available every Wednesday, Thursday (Silent), Saturday and Sunday from 6-9pm. The sauna is open to the community of Ubud too.
Two floor wooden Yoga shala/studio of 90-110m2 with yoga mats, blocks, belts, bolsters, meditation cushions and use of small speakers and projector
Free water refill
Free organic balinese coffee
Free Herbal tea; fresh lemongrass and ginger fragrant leave.
A fancy restaurant
A scenic cafe
A snazzy boutique
AccommodationsDragonfly Village is all about living close to nature, its rooms are designed so the natural world is very much a part of your experience there. The venue does not want to shut out our beautiful animal friends, frogs, insects, breezes and vegetation that thrive in abundance here.
You will experience the above and probably more! This place is best suited for animal lovers and people that love the great outdoors!!
These are century-old antique bungalows, original wooden houses brought over from remote villages in Java, decorated with beautiful carvings, 100% recycled teak wood. All balconies are facing the rice fields, with its own private outdoor garden. We encourage conscious living – rooms are equipped with ceiling fan, there is no AC in all our bungalows – Ubud is slightly cooler at night
Each bungalow has an attached mud-wall bathroom, passion fruits & vines climbing over the natural roof, semi-open to the nature. Clean finishing. Hot shower is available. All rooms are supplied with natural organic shampoo, soap and insect repellent.
The beds and furniture are specially designed, made from recycled wood plough, which the farmers used with the buffaloes to plough the rice fields before. Twin beds and King size bed can be arranged in each room. The village believes in creating an organic environment for best rejuvenating sleep.
All of the rooms are set up with freshly cleaned sheets and towels to welcome your arrival.
To be more specific, there are:
Standard Double or Twin Rooms :
This fan-cooled room is fitted with wooden interiors, mosquito net and a private semi open bathroom with a shower. It has a seating area on the front terrace with it’s own garden facing the open rice fields. Room can be set up as two twin beds OR one king size bed.
Superior Triple Rooms – Papaya or Banana :
Accommodating up to 3 guests, this fan-cooled room is fitted with wooden interiors, mosquito nets and a private semi open bathroom with a shower. It also has a seating area on the front terrace with it’s own garden facing the open rice fields. Room can be set up as 3 singles or one King + one single.
Family Suite – Lotus :
Accommodating up to 3 guests, this spacious fan-cooled room is fitted with wooden interiors, mosquito nets and a private semi open bathroom with a shower and a bathtub. It has both an indoor seating area facing the rice fields and an outdoor seating area on the front terrace facing our garden. Lotus Suite can be set up as one King + 1 single OR 3 singles.
Quadruple room – Blue Moon
Blue Moon is our biggest bungalows – 8mx5.5m inside space with 4 beds in each corner of the room, plus 2 hanging beds in the attic. Each corner has a curtain separation. There are TWO toilets with showers attached in the semi open bathroom and a spacious terrace facing the rice fields.
According to a policy set by the Dragonfly village, the first people who will book a sharing accommodation will enjoy the luxury "Blue Moon Room, the quadruple occupancy, which is twice bigger that the double occupancy rooms containing two toilets and two shower rooms. If you come with your partner, spouse, friend a double occupancy room can be available for you. If there will be more that 15 bookings the accommodation will be in the attic beds of the blue moon room and the cost will be slightly cheaper for them.
- Free Wifi
- Yoga Studio
- Gluten Free
- Dairy Free
Menu/CuisineDragonfly village's menu is healthy vegeterian/ vegan. Combination of Balinese cooking and fusion, fried is optional.
The typical breakfast menu is daily mix fruits salad plus a main option of rice flour pancake, oats porridge, brown rice savoury porridge, omelette, scrambled tofu and baked 100% gluten free bread.
The typical lunch/ dinner menu is big green salad with different dressings.
Soups: vegetable, lentils, pumpkin, raw thai coconut and gaspazo. Balinese Nasi campur, curry mix vegetable, mung bean curry, grilled veggies hummus wrap, tempe steak with spinach, mixed dish served in Dragonfly bowl. Daily dessert is available.
Raw and full vegan/gluten free menu with premium ingredients can be customised.
Please note: smoothies and fruit juices are not included but can be ordered at extra.
DirectionsThe dragonfly centre can be reached from Denpasar Airport (DPS) through a 1,5 or 2hr, depending on traffic, ride. A group airport transfer is included. Transfers to and from the airport are included in your registration providing you access the shuttle at the time as per below.
We will be doing a shuttle collection from the meeting point at 1pm on the 10th July.
We will be waiting there to greet you!
If for a reason you miss the shuttle service, or need to arrive later on the first day, you can arrange your own local transport to take you at the Retreat Center. The fee will be in the order of $30.
On the 15th we will leave the Retreat Center for arrival back at the Meeting Point by noon. This transfer is also covered in your registration. You can arrange your onward transport from there.