The 'Blessing the Way' retreat will be held in the amazing island of Bali, Indonesia. The retreat venue is located on Jl Pantai Berawa in Canggu.
This retreat is open to all pregnant and new families from all around the world.
The retreat arrival date is scheduled for April 24th. We will provide airport pick up at any time of your arrival on that day, though check in is not till 2pm to your room. You can however, use the facilities of the venue if you arrive earlier of course.
Our week is held in a nurturing rythym of personal practice, beginning the day mindfully, with either yoga or meditation, followed by a healthy breakfast.
We will then have the opportunity to gather together in a Family circle with children at the centre, to connect, communicate, share and learn.
At around noon, we will have a nourishing lunch and the various afternoon activities will start.
Once the activities are over for the day, a fulfilling dinner will commence and we will wind down with an evening mandala after.
The ebb and flow of the days and daily rhythm holds us in a steady tide of presence and care as we journey together on a path of inner and outer discovery.
The 'Blessing of the Way' retreat includes 9 nights of accommodation, all organic meals including a range of non alcoholic beverages, 3 signature spa treatments, daily wellness classes, adventure activities, family sharing circles, airport transportation, various workshops, cultural afternoon tour, childminding services, and much more. Full details of all inclusions can be found here.
This all inclusive retreat costs a total of $5,888 US dollars. This covers 2 adults and 1 baby/infant. There is an early bird rate of $5,488 until the 31st January 2023.
Yes, the total cost covers 2 adults and 1 child.
Yes of course, though rooms are limited to have enough space for 2 cots/beds in a double room. If you wish to have a space for 2 bedrooms then there will be a surcharge of $100 USD per night on top of the retreat pricing. If you wish to sleep with one child in your king bed and one cot then there is no extra surcharge.
You will need to sign up online and make a 25% deposit to secure your place on the retreat. The balance of the cost will need to be paid 40 days prior to the start date of the retreat, this being the 15th of March. See the full terms FAQ section below for more details.
The deposit needs to be paid in full upon initial registration. If you wish to pay the balance in Instalments then please enquire with the WellMama World team to discuss a plan.
There are multiple airlines flying direct into the island of Bali although there is only international airport called I Gusti Ngurah Rai International Airport.
Yes you will get picked up by your own private transport and driver. Your name will be displayed on arrival for an ease of collection.
The location is set in the midst of lush rice fields in Bali’s trendy Canggu district, The resort is conveniently located less than an hour from the airport and close to the beach.
Whilst all rooms are slightly different in design and set up, every family will have a double bed and a baby cot set up in their room along with en suite bathroom facilities.
Yes, the resort has an amazing salt water pool that can be used at any time during your stay.
The resort has indeed an onsite spa that offers traditional and holistic treatments with Western and Eastern therapies, where healing and health are a focus. Whilst your package includes three FOC treatments, you can of course book more treatments in advance with us. See the Spa Menu.
Each family gets to choose from any three 45, 60 or 90 minute treatments from the resort SPA menu during their stay
– BODY –
Desa Seni Signature Massage ( 60/90 Minutes)
A firm and deeply therapeutic massage using a combination of techniques designed to relieve tension within muscles, tendons and ligaments. By touching upon the pressure points of the body, muscle soreness and tension will dissolve as your body is returned to balance. A relaxing and revitalizing experience!
IDR 400,000++ / IDR 550,000++
Deep Tissue Massage (60 Minutes)
Deep tissue massage is a therapy that focuses on realigning deeper layers of muscles and connective tissue. It is helpful for chronically tense and contracted areas. When there is chronic muscle tension or injury, there are adhesions in muscles, tendons and ligaments. Adhesions block circulation and cause pain. Deep tissue massage works by physically breaking down these adhesions to relieve pain and restore normal movement.
Hot Stone Therapy (90 Minutes)
Hot Stone Massage is a style of massage therapy in which heat treated stones are placed on the body to promote relaxation and to open up the meridians (energy pathways). Hot stone therapy melts away tension, calms the psyche, releases toxins in the body and increases circulation and metabolism. Our professional massage therapists also incorporate a customized massage, with the use of the hot stones that offers enhanced benefits. The direct heat of the stones relaxes muscles, allowing the therapist access to the deeper muscle layers. The hot stones expand blood vessels, which encourages blood flow throughout the body.
Reflexology (60 Minutes)
This treatment, while concentrating on the feet and hands, focuses on the internal organs of the body. By massaging the pressure points in one’s feet and hands, the therapist is able to stimulate blood flow, release tension, and promote healing by focusing on all the organs of the body.
Aromatherapy Massage (75 Minutes)
Aromatherapy massage involves gentle manipulations of the soft tissues with essential oils doing the work! 100% pure extracts from plants, trees or flowers are applied on your skin, diluted with virgin coconut oil. These oils through their scents, stimulate the body and mind, further heightening your sense of relaxation and wellness. Aromatherapy massage not only has powerful physical, emotional and mental effects but it is also described as a great relaxing and rejuvenating experience. The benefits of aromatherapy massage affect a wide range of health conditions including the nervous, circulatory, lymphatic, immune and muscular systems. Aromatherapy massage aids in mental clarity, relaxation, stress and headache alleviation. Choose the oil according to your needs as each one has particular healing properties. Lavender has a calming effect while lemongrass is uplifting. Your massage therapist will conduct a short consultation with you in order to select the essential oil specific to your mental and physical needs.
Head, Neck, Shoulder & Back Massage (45 Minutes)
Do you want to feel light, relaxed and energized again? Muscle tension, aches and pains can often hold us back from doing the things we want or need to do. Our head, neck and shoulder massage is beautifully relaxing and targets all the places you hold the most tension – the head, neck and shoulders. Choose your desired level of pressure, whether you need a strong massage to relieve built up tension, or a gentle and tranquil experience if you just need a break from busy life.
Herbal Massage (90 Minutes)
Herbal healing has deep roots in the Asian culture. Herbal heat compress is the best-known traditional therapy. This dates back to ancient times when it was the secret healing technique of Buddhist monks, local herbal healers and midwives. The treatment begins with a deep-pressure massage, then a unique poultice of steamed fresh local herbal ingredients applied to help sooth and relax muscle tension and other aches and pains. Aromatic camphor in the compress eases respiration. The combination of herbs we use in this massage has been developed over the years and is a secret blend passed down from generation to generation.
Banana Leaf Body Wrap (120 Minutes)
Traditional Balinese culture has utilized the banana leaf as an integral part of village life. Every village has a grove of banana trees and the leaves have been used extensively for cultural, spiritual, medicinal and practical applications. We use banana leaves in this unique body wrap treatment, which combines the use of massage, banana leaves, coffee scrub and papaya to rehydrate and replenish your skin. Banana leaves contain large amounts of polyphenols such as epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG). Polyphenols are natural antioxidants found in many plant based foods. EGCG belongs to the family of catechins. It contains 3 phenol rings and has very strong antioxidant properties.
– POLISH RITUALS –
Crystal Salt Scrub (100 Minutes)
Our Desa Seni Signature Massage followed by a sea salt scrub rich in minerals and combined with jojoba oil to ensure perfect exfoliation, revealing your skin’s natural healthy radiance. This full body treatment encompasses all the benefits of the massage increasing your body’s metabolism which helps circulation, enhanced by the sea salt scrub thereby nourishing and cleansing your skin fully.
Balinese Boreh (100 Minutes)
This traditional Balinese remedy is used as a healing art and made from a medley of warmed spices indigenous to the island of Bali. The Boreh paste is lathered over your entire body and massaged in a rhythmic motion to warm the skin and thereby remove dead skin cells, improve skin tone, and soothe the muscles.
Javanese Lulur Body Scrub (120 Minutes)
A traditional massage teamed with the Javanese Lulur body scrub makes a dynamic duo of deep purification and exfoliation. Enhanced with the combination of traditional spices and roots, this healing art works well in eliminating dead skin cells and procuring new cells. This treatment is followed by a refreshing yogurt moisturizer restoring the skin’s natural Ph Balance.
Saucha Body Wrap (90 Minutes)
This marine and seaweed body fortifies the body with trace minerals and vitamins, cleanses and improves circulation, while deeply detoxifying the body through metabolic stimulation. Enjoy a dry rub exfoliation along with a salt body scrub followed by a seaweed body mask. Enjoy a soothing neck, scalp and face massage while you are nourished in the warm body mask.
– NURTURING –
Manicure (60 Minutes)
Sit back and relax while you soak your hands in a warm flower bath. A revitalizing hand massage follows which relaxes the tension in the hands and joints. This therapeutic hand treatment repairs, restores and stimulates both skin and nails and also includes nail buff, cuticle care and colour.
Pedicure (60 Minutes)
Soak away tension in a warm flower footbath and treat your feet to this wonderfully relaxing and grounding experience. Includes pressure point foot massage and an exfoliation to remove toxins and smooth the skin, leaving the feet feeling rejuvenated and refreshed. Includes nail buff, cuticle care and colour.
Nail Colour Only (Hands or Feet) (30 Minutes)
Sit back and select the nail colour of your choice and enjoy some pampering.
Sun Burn Relief (60 Minutes)
Specifically designed for those who have gotten too much sun and are feeling the burn. Come relax in the spa and be soothed while the therapist lathers you up in a homemade organic cooling mixture of yogurt, honey, aloe, and cucumber. The ingredients will soothe and refresh you as your skin cools and is nourished.
Ear Candling (45 Minutes)
Dating back to ancient times, the spiral of the cone and the herbal smoke in the ear canal work together to draw out physical and emotional debris. Excellent for sinus problems, ear infections, hearing difficulties and headaches. Lie down and relax as we massage any tension from your neck and shoulders and clear out any blockages.
Organic Facial (60 Minutes)
A real indulgence that is truly beneficial for your face and skin. This treatment starts with an Aloe Vera extract cleanser and is followed by an exfoliating scrub. A gentle massage is next before applying an organic mask that acts as an excellent pollution detoxifier removing dead skin cells and creating a healthy glowing complexion. Lie back and relax while the mask sets and your arms and hands are gently massaged. After the mask is removed, a toner is applied to help fight the premature signs of aging. Fresh aloe vera is finally applied to finish off the treatment. All the products used in this facial are our own organic products from our farms.
Cream Bath (60 Minutes)
Hair Cream Bath is considered one of the most effective treatments to maintaining healthy hair and scalp. A mixture of natural, organic ingredients such as Virgin Coconut Oil, Aloe vera and ginger is applied to the roots and massaged onto the scalp and the length of hair for nourishment. After the cream is applied, the scalp will be massaged. To maintain warm temperature of the cream in the hair, your hair will be wrapped with a warm towel. The therapist will massage your neck and shoulders while the cream is thoroughly into the scalp. We will then wash off hair and dry lightly and apply an organic lavender essential oil hair tonic. Massaging your hair with the organic, home made Cream, deeply treats and engorges the fibers with nutrients and moisture for healthy, soft and shiny hair.
– BALINESE –
Aura Chakra Therapy (90 Minutes)
The healing begins, after an initial consultation, with an aura cleansing using Balinese holy water, young coconut and a traditional Balinese offering, followed by a warm salt-water footbath to remove toxins from the body. By using the Balinese art of Prana (similar to Reiki) the healer is then able to open and align the chakras, resulting in balancing and harmonizing one’s physical, emotional and spiritual well-being. This cleansing and balancing aids in removing stress and heaviness from our mind, body and spirit. This process is achieved through the subtle manipulation of the vibrational frequency; as the aura rises, the mind and body can be healed and transformed.
Melukat - Balinese Cleansing Ceremony (45 Minutes)
The body washed with water, the mind cleansed with honesty, the soul cleansed with science; all cleansed with wisdom.” A Melukat ceremony aims to cleanse and purify the human body and soul in order to prevent havoc, bad luck and sickness by washing the body in holy water. The havoc caused by acquired activities and sins, whether originating from present life or from past lives. The Melukat ritual is an effort of achieving self-purification and can be performed many times, according to the situation, needs and goals. The priest uses blessings, prayer, and worship to call on the Divine Spirit (Ida Sang Hyang Widhi Wasa) through offerings of flowers, incense and mantras chanted in Sanskrit. Following the mantras, you will receive a holy water cleansing of the physical body (sekala) and psychological body (niskala) as blessed young coconut water is poured gently and gradually over your head and body.
*Guests are required to wear a sarong and sash, both provided by Desa Seni.
All treatments are Subject to 15% government tax and service. ++
If you cancel your place prior to 40 days before the event, then you will receive a full refund, minus any credit card or website booking fees.
If this unfortunate situation arises then we will do all we can to try and replace your place on the retreat for a full refund, minus booking fees. If we cannot replace your space with another family, then there will be a 50% penalty given payment for accommodation and food would have been paid to the resort by that time.
Based on the total price, you will need to pay a 25% deposit payment, to secure your family's place on the retreat. This is paid online and will incur an additional 2% booking fee charge.
You can pay for this up front as one payment or you can pay for the balance before the 15th March to retain your place on the retreat. We can send you another link to pay by credit card, just speak with the admin team of WellMama World.