FAQ’s

Frequently Asked Questions

We've put lots of information below to make it easy for your to find the answer to many questions that we have received.  If you are still unsure or would like to know anything else we would love to hear from you.  Click here to inquire online or give us a call

Please email us at info@passionforlivingretreats.com. We will send you all of the necessary information you will need about the package and the retreat OR you can book online at www.passionforlivingretreats.com

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Yes a 25% deposit is required at the time of booking. This will ensure that your place is secure as our retreats tend to book out quickly.

  • The deposit and registration form will secure your place for the workshop and it is not refundable.
  • Cancellation fees – If cancellation occurs 90 or more days before the commencement date of the workshop, all monies paid towards the retreat, other than your non refundable deposit, will be refunded to you. If cancellation occurs between 60-89 days before the commencement date of the retreat, 50% of all monies paid towards the retreat, excluding your deposit, will be refunded to you. Any cancellation notice received between 59 days and the commencement date of the workshop will result in a total loss of all monies paid towards the retreat.

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The Yoga offered is gentle and is designed to wake up the body and get the energy flowing. Taking part in the morning Yoga allows you an opportunity to invite your body to move/gently stretch and to relax the mind, body and soul. Perhaps to calm the nervous system will be a rewarding and pleasurable experience for you. You do not need to do head stands or to have experience in Yoga to partake.

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Yes, most definitely. All of our rooms are single share, unless otherwise requested. We find that many friendships form on our retreats as you are with like-minded people. You will find the staff and the team to be friendly, warm and welcoming.

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No this is not necessary. All transport is provided to and from the airport, for outings and excursions, plus the resorts have local hourly shuttles to the main shopping areas.

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On our retreats we have excursions to Ubud and to the local shopping centres in Nusa Dua and Seminyak.

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Both of the resorts have free WIFI available.

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The first day of the program allows you to settle into your room and become familiar with the surroundings.
We meet at 4pm where we outline the program content and get to meet each other, plus an opening ceremony.
All of our programs start the day with morning Yoga class (which is optional)

We have daily meditation and relaxation

Morning program starts at 9am and goes through until 1pm (with morning tea provided at 11am)
We have a long lunch break so you can enjoy a massage, relax by the pool, rest, reflect, book in for your personal session or take part in some of the optional activities offered at the resort.

Our educational and empowering group work commences again at 3.30pm and goes through until 5pm.
Time to relax, have a shower and get ready for your evening meal at 7pm

Each evening there are optional activities such as:

  • Welcome dinner and Balinese dancers
  • Cocktail/mock tail party
  • Evening meditation
  • Farewell ceremony and dinner

Our programs are different and tailored to you. Our daily schedule and activities offered vary depending on Ubud or Tangung Banoa. We aim to meet your needs so you can be as active and involved as you like OR you can enjoy the privacy and seclusion of your villa.

 

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You have followed your intuition to join us for our transformational retreats, so we do recommend that you give it 100% effort by joining in all of the group program. So to show up fully and embrace change we encourage you to participate. Having said that we can be flexible and if, for any reason, you feel you want to have a break or a rest, we encourage you to follow what feels right for you. Activities and excursions offered are optional.

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At both of our luxurious resorts there is a huge range of treatment options available to you.  You will find a spa menu in your room. Beauty treatments are also available.

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Passion for Living Retreats have supported a wide range of clients from the ages of mid 20’s – 70’s. There is no age limit so if you can feel something stirring in you as you view our web site join us now. This is a wonderful opportunity for personal growth, transformation, connection and support

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Yes there are selected places where you can smoke at both of our resorts. We ask that you be considerate to the other guests and not smoke near others or near their open windows, rooms etc. Please note there is no smoking in any of the rooms.

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Alcohol is available at our resorts so yes, you can enjoy a nice wine with your meal. We also have a cocktail or mocktail party one evening. You will have a leisurely long lunch break, however, whilst we acknowledge that you are adults with free choice, we suggest that no alcohol be consumed during the day as there are morning and afternoon program activities where we need your full attention.

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Our retreats start on the Saturday afternoon at 4pm. You can check into your room from 12 noon that day. The program finishes on the Friday at 11am. Check out is 12 noon. If you require a longer stay (prior to or after the retreat) please let us know so we can organise it with the resort.

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At our resorts an amazing range of western and Indonesian food is available. If you have any dietary requests, there is a section on the application form which will cover this. Any requests will be forwarded to the resort.

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Other than bringing something for our celebration parties and dinner at restaurants, we suggest loose summer clothes such as shorts, t-shirts, wide blouses and thin linen trousers. Women in dresses have no problems anywhere but in the temples where long sleeves and a sarong must be worn. We also suggest sun hats and sunscreen to protect you from the tropical sun.

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Bali is located very near to the equator, therefore it has a warm, tropical climate. Average year-round temperature stands at around 30°C with a humidity level of about 85%. Generally one can say that Bali is pleasant all year through. Even if it rains, Bali is enjoyable. The two seasons are not clear cut and fully predictable, but generally from November through to March is the wet season.
The high temperatures combined with the high humidity is not easy for some, as also during the night the temperatures do not drop. On the coast there Is often a nice fresh breeze from the sea. All of the rooms in our luxurious resorts are air conditioned.

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By offering our retreats in Bali, not only have we been able to keep the price down so you can experience amazing transformation, you get to experience the beautiful, peaceful environment of Bali.

Our retreat prices are in AUD. We offer a high standard retreat with luxurious accommodation, a personalised experience and many inclusions for our Passion for Living Retreat at $2,995.00 per person and our Connecting Couples retreat at $1,195 per person

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Luxury accommodation at our private and stunning resorts. ALL ROOMS ARE SINGLE SHARE WITH YOUR OWN LUXURIOUS KING BED, ENSUITE AND BALCONY (twin share is available upon request and Pool villas are available at an additional cost)
Airport transfers
Welcome drink
Balinese welcoming ceremony
Welcome banquet dinner
Personal session with either Tamika or Penny
Morning Yoga classes
Daily mediation
Delicious food (all meals included, plus morning and afternoon tea)
$100 voucher per person to use at the resort for treatments
Excursions to local sight seeing and activities
Cooking classes
‘Just being’ time for you to experience the peace and serenity of Bali – there will be opportunities made available throughout the retreat for you to have some down time – swimming, reading, walking, reflecting or catching up on sleep.
Pre retreat interview and support over the telephone
Post retreat follow up
A free gift from Tamika and Penny
A detailed workbook and handouts
Daily group programs which include psycho-educational and experiential and Astrological exercises

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Passion for Living Retreats offers a range of programs:

Reignite your Passion retreat – 6 day program designed to intimately connect you passionately to your life and life purpose. This program is transformational and life changing – click here to learn more

Connecting Couples retreat – a 6 day program for couples who want to improve or explore all aspects of their relationship – click here to learn more

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International flights to Bali are offered from major Australian capital cities and from other countries around the world. From Australia the length of the flight can range from 3-6 hours.
Once you arrive in Bali our driver will meet and greet you to transport you to the venue (approximately 1 hour to Ubud and ½ hour to Tangung Banoa)

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Our retreats are held in 2 locations in Bali. We have found the serenity and peace of Bali to be the perfect backdrop for our retreats. You will experience outstanding service from the local Balinese people who always welcome us with warmth, friendliness and a beautiful smile.

We offer 2 luxury experiences in Bali, one in the cooler mountain region of Northern Ubud and the other at the beach area of Tangung Banoa.

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Passion for Living Retreats goes far beyond what you can experience on most other retreats. Our retreats are transformational and life changing with qualified and professional facilitators who have many years experience in group work, running retreats, facilitation, teaching and working as successful therapists.
Passion for Living Retreats not only offers you an opportunity to look at what stops you from living your life with passion and meaning, but as both facilitators are fully qualified Astrologers, you have the added benefit of working experientially with your astrological natal chart.
Other retreats may just offer Yoga and meditation, however we offer you an opportunity to immerse yourself in meditation, yoga, group work, astrology sessions and experiential circle work, cocktail/mocktail parties, outings, long nourishing lunch breaks and far superior and luxurious accommodation.
Our retreats are not just a retreat, or not just a holiday, but a journey into discovery of who you truly are. To have fun, relax, be pampered, to enjoy the divine culture of the Bali, to have connection with yourself and others as well as gaining personal transformation.

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The founders of Passion for Living retreats, Penny and Tamika have many year’s experience working as Counsellors, Gestalt Psychotherapists, Hypnotherapist’s and Resource therapists. They both hold a great deal of passion and enthusiasm about the work that they do and saw the need in the retreat market to offer holistic programs, where not only can you take time out for you in an amazing environment, but you gain practical and valuable skills from the program, which allow you to be the best possible version of you. Click here to see Tamika and Penny’s personal story and how they began on this inspirational journey.

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