Be With Yourself
The Unplugged Version
A Relatively Silent Retreat
June 16th – 22nd 2019
Reset your body mind and soul through silent meditation and mindfulness, dyads and yoga.
A week of guided contemplations in a pristine natural environment.
Held in a stunning private estate on the west coast of Bali.
It’s time to feel something real.
This is a small group retreat and places are limited.
To see a World in a Grain of Sand
And a Heaven in a Wild Flower
Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand
And Eternity in an hour
Extract from Auguries of Innocence by William Blake
Be With Yourself – The Unplugged Version
It’s time to feel something real!
This is an immersion retreat for the adventurous. It is largely conducted through silent contemplation, with a new theme each day, allowing a greater sense of presence to develop through mindful sitting, walking, and empathic listening techniques. This is so that you become more familiar with yourself. Observe yourself, watching what you are thinking and saying. Simply being with yourself is to start knowing yourself. From there everything changes.
It is a week where you will be in silence most of the time, although there will be occasions when you will be invited to share. It is a week to step away from the external world and the projections of who and what, you and others, think you are. It is for the curious, as it takes curiosity to sit with yourself in contemplative silence, free from all your personal and professional roles, your responsibilities, your gadgets, your friends and families and in addition, the identities you have been projecting onto yourself and out into the world.
Know that it requires perseverance, courage and a good sense of humour to navigate the less frequently visited inner realms of yourself. For those of you who want to develop techniques for being with yourself more authentically and mindfully, so that you can operate with greater efficacy in your world, this immersion retreat is for you.
In brief it is for people who want to:
- Press pause and stop being directed by external distractions– So you can become more aware of what you have been being and doing, and let go of that which is impeding you from being and doing, who and what you would prefer.
- Connect with themselves more fully, in the here and now, in nature– So you can feel something real, remembering how your own heart beats and experience your breath leaving and entering the body.
- Listen to the resounding sounds of silence– So you can develop a daily practice of meditation, mindfulness & grounding, using techniques to become more comfortable and better at being with the ‘unplugged’ version of yourself, in the stillness of the moment.
- Drop out of the head and fall into the heart– So you can start aligning with your inner knowing and bigger dreams, creating the space to bring them in.
A natural by-product of this immersion retreat, is being able to connect more authentically with others and that allows us to connect in a different way with the world that surrounds us. To sustain your practice, post immersion retreat, you will need to make a commitment to yourself, to find the time to continue to sit and walk, navigating the less frequently visited inner realms of yourself, with kindness and spaciousness.
The very nature of this retreat will take us to the less frequently visited places around the world and the slightly ‘off the beaten track’ resorts and retreat centres. This will be assisting us through a natural and pristine environment in the external realms, to be with our unplugged selves in the inner realms.
- 3-4 sessions of contemplative silence a day – alternating between sitting and walking
- 1 movement session a day – Yoga for all levels
- 1 group discussion a day – Dyads or Guided session – Dyads are a powerful meditation technique done in pairs
- 1 Consultation during the retreat
Length 7 Days
The retreat is held at a beautiful private estate on the west coast of Bali in the Tabanan Regency. The Estate has a private beach, two pools and a garden. Each luxury villa is well appointed with sea views and an ensuite bathroom. Contact me for more information
It is the perfect place for a retreat, set in a pristine environment, far away from the bustle of life where we will held in the estate grounds, fed organic vegetarian food and supported by a discreet Balinese team.
Cost USD $2555
6 nights accommodation in single villa accommodation
3 vegetarian meals a day and non-alcoholic beverages
1 complimentary massage
Government tax and service
Cost does not include:
Additional food and beverages
Additional spa treatments
Contact me if you would like to know more.
This is a small group retreat and places are limited. You will be required to fill in the registration form below. Confirmation of your place is at the discretion of the facilitator. To secure your place, of course you are welcome to pay in full on confirmation of your registration . As a minimum however, on confirmation of your registration, you will be required to pay a non-refundable 50% deposit of USD $1,277.50. The final balance of USD $1,277.50 is to be paid in full no later than April 2nd 2019. (Please read the retreat booking policy below for the complete terms and conditions)
Terms & Conditions
Retreat Booking Policy – Soul Support Systems
By placing your deposit with us you are reserving a space on our retreat and agreeing to our policies stated in our AGREEMENT. If cancellation takes place more than 75 days prior to the retreat start date then any payments made will be refunded minus your deposit. If cancellation takes place less than 75 days prior to your retreat start date then 100% of your trip price will be forfeited. To cancel your retreat place you must notify Soul Support Systems in writing at email@example.com All prices are per person, and all deposits are non-refundable. Final payments are due 75 days prior to start date and are payable by transfer. We highly encourage all of our guests to purchase “cancel for any reason” trip insurance to fully protect them from any cancelations or changes. Soul Support Systems reserved the right to make any changes deemed necessary to our retreats. In the rare case of cancellation on part the of Soul Support Systems, we will offer you a transfer to another retreat or a full refund.
Terms and Agreements Contract for all Retreat Guests
Please take the time to understand the participant’s terms and conditions detailed below prior to registration with Soul Support Systems. You are required to confirm your agreement to these terms and conditions as part of the registration process.
1. This booking is a contract
When you book a retreat with Soul Support Systems you will be deemed to have agreed to the participant’s terms and conditions and the details regarding the retreat as listed on our website. If you are booking the retreat for multiple people then all participants in that booking will be deemed to have read and agreed to the participant’s terms and conditions.
2. Payment and Deposit
In order to confirm a booking, you are required to pay a non-refundable deposit of 50% towards the price of the retreat. Full payment is due 75 days prior to the retreat start date. We reserve the right to cancel your booking if the final payment is not paid on or before the due date.
3. Guest Cancellation Policy
Guests must cancel more than 75 days in advance of the retreat start date for a full refund, minus the non-refundable deposit. If you book less than 75 days in advance of the retreat, your payment is non-refundable.
4. Cancellation by Soul Support Systems
Soul Support Systems reserves the right to cancel any retreat or part of the retreat. In this event we will provide a complete refund (less any costs to Soul Support Systems which is not recoverable). If Soul Support Systems cancels a retreat for any reason, including Force Majeure, Soul Support Systems is not responsible for loss of funds in association with travel accommodation made by the guest.
5. Passport, visas, and flights
You are responsible to obtain all required travel documents for countries you will visit during our retreat. For many countries passports must be valid for at least 6 months beyond the duration of the trip. You are responsible for booking flights to the retreat. We are not responsible if you are refused entry into the country because of incorrect travel documents. For Indonesia your passport must have at least 6 months validity with at least 2 blank pages. 140 countries are eligible for a visa on arrival. Please check the link https://www.bali.com/visa-indonesia-entry-requirements-bali.html to see if you are eligible. For up to date information check with your travel agent or google . All other passports you will need to apply for a tourist visa via an Indonesian embassy
6. Travel Insurance
Soul Support Systems requires you to purchase travel insurance that has full medical evacuation coverage. Soul Support Systems also strongly advises all clients to purchase a “cancel for any reason” travel insurance. Each client is 100% responsible for any loss, penalties, fees, or other financial consequences arising out of booking a trip or the cancellation of a trip.
7. Requests for a roommate
If you are travelling solo, retreat venue permitting, and would like to book a double or triple occupancy room we will do our best to match you with a roommate. If we are unable to match you with a roommate then you will have to book a single room.
8. Extra activities & Schedule
The website page for your retreat will list what is included and what is excluded in the price of your retreat. Optional activities are not included in the price and are not included in this agreement. Any assistance provided by a third party does not render us liable for them.
The schedule, activities and teachers may be subject to change.
9. Discretion to deny bookings
We reserve the right to reject any client booking at any time prior to the start date if we believe the client will be disruptive to the retreat. We will provide a full refund.
10. We will request permission prior to any photos/video footage being taken and those taken from the retreat which includes your image and/or name, being used for our marketing and promotional purposes on a royalty free basis.
11. Health, Immunizations and Travel Warnings
Each client assumes full responsibility for researching the safety and security of countries that will be visited. Clients may visit a physician who is knowledgeable about travel and medicine to know what vaccines are recommended. By booking a retreat with Soul Support Systems you confirm that you are in good health and capable of performing the activities for the retreat you booked. You are also confirming that you are able to care for yourself during the retreat and do not have any medical conditions that could create a risk for yourself or others during the retreat.
12. Assumption of Risk
Soul Support Systems is dedicated to your safety on our retreats however you must take responsibility for your own safety. You understand that you assume the risks and hazards inherent with travel. These risks and hazards may include, without limitation, delays, injury, illness, death or other unanticipated events, and may be caused by force majeure events, the negligence of Soul Support Systems or other persons (including third party operators), the intentional and/or criminal conduct of others or other circumstances. Certain locations are remote and require additional travel time away from city centres and towns; as such, medical attention may not always be readily available or may be of inferior quality compared to what is available at home. Also, you may be visiting places where the political, cultural and geographical environment is very different than where you live, and in some cases, these differences may present increased risks and/or challenges. We use reasonably available information from applicable foreign governments and reports from our contacts in planning each retreat itinerary, and assessing the viability of each retreat itinerary as the start date approaches. However, it is your responsibility to acquaint yourself with all available and relevant travel information for your destination and the nature of your itinerary. You acknowledge and agree that your decision to travel is made after having considered this information, and you expressly assume the personal risks involved with such travel.
Indemnification: The participant recognizes that there is risk involved in the types of activities offered. Therefore the participant accepts financial responsibility for any injury that the participant may cause either to him/herself or to any other participant due to his/her negligence. Should the above mentioned parties, or anyone acting on their behalf, be required to incur attorney’s fees and costs to enforce this agreement, I agree to reimburse them for such fees and costs. I further agree to indemnify and hold harmless Soul Support Systems and the hosting organization, their principals, agents, employees, and volunteers from liability for the injury or death of any person(s) and damage to property that may result from my negligent or intentional act or omission while participating in activities offered. This includes but is not limited to parks, recreational areas, playgrounds, areas adjacent to main building, and/or any area selected for training.
13. Limitation of Liability and Release
You acknowledge and agree that Soul Support Systems and its parent, affiliates, subsidiaries, officers, directors, shareholders, members, and employees, shall not be liable for any direct, indirect, consequential or incidental damage, liability, injury, loss, cost or expense you may incur (including any claim relating to personal injury, illness, death, property damage or loss, delay or other inconvenience) arising out of or by reason of (i) the acts or omissions of any Third Party Operator or (ii) the negligence of any of the Soul Support Systems Parties or (iii) any acts or omissions of any other parties or (iv) force majeure events.
You release the Soul Support Systems Parties from any and all claims, liabilities, losses, expenses, damages, demands, actions, causes of action, lawsuits or sums of money of any kind arising out of, by reason of, resulting from and/or related to any trip you may book and/or participate in; and you understand and acknowledge that you are fully responsible for and expressly assume any and all risks, whether known or unknown, in connection therewith.
Any personal information that we collect about you may be used for any purpose associated with the operation of the retreat or to send you marketing material in relation to our events and special offers. The information will only be disclosed to our agents, service providers or other suppliers, to enable us to operate the trip.
15. Food Allergies and Allergies Notification, Acknowledgement, and Release of Liability
An environment free of allergens, including but not limited to food allergens, CANNOT be guaranteed on a Soul Support Systems retreat. Therefore, the released parties cannot guarantee that any particular food product is free of all traces of any particular allergen, that consumption of a food product will not result in some form of allergic reaction, or that the participant will not come into contact with any allergens while in attendance on Soul Support Systems retreats. The undersigned acknowledges and agrees that i) she/he is aware of such risks and that participation in the event will expose the participant to food, activities and persons that may result in exposure to allergens and injury and, in that regard and assuming such risks, the undersigned hereby fully releases and discharges the Released Parties from any and all liability and/or responsibility to the participant, the undersigned, or any third party for death and/or injuries to the participant, and/or any direct, indirect, punitive, incidental, or any damages that arise out of or relate to participant’s participation in Soul Support Systems retreats and/or exposure to food allergens.
16. Updating of Terms & Conditions
Soul Support Systems reserves the right to update and/or alter these Terms & Conditions at any time. Current information can always be found on www.soulsupportsystems.com and any updates and/or changes will supersede any previous versions.
Release and Waiver of Liability As consideration for being permitted by Soul Support Systems to participate in these activities, I hereby agree that I, my assignees, heirs, distributes, guardians, and legal representatives will not make a claim against, sue or attach the property of Soul Support Systems, their affiliates, employees, agents or volunteers or any of their affiliated organizations for injury or damage resulting from acts, howsoever caused, by any employee, agent, or contractor, or any of their affiliated organizations, as a result of my participation in Soul Support Systems events. I hereby release Soul Support Systems, and any of their agents or affiliated organizations from all actions, claims or demands that I, my assigns, heirs, distributes, guardians, and legal representatives now have or may hereafter have for injury, damage, or death resulting from my participation in Soul Support Systems retreats.
I am medically, physically, emotionally and in all respects fit and able to participate in Soul Support Systems retreats.
I agree I will be fully and financially responsible for my own physical condition and well-being during the retreat and will follow the safety precautions and instructions prescribed by Soul Support Systems.
I acknowledge that Soul Support Systems may make suggestions from time to time that are intended to help me and my well-being. However I take ultimate responsibility for my choices and realize that Soul Support Systems is not licensed medical provider and that I must consult my doctor.
If I experience pain or discomfort during the retreat, I will modify Soul Support Systems instruction to suit my individual needs. I will not hold Soul Support Systems responsible for any pain or discomfort I experience during or after the retreat. I understand that the activities offered on this retreat are not a substitute for medical care. I understand Soul Support Systems is not qualified to perform spinal or skeletal adjustments, diagnose, prescribe, or treat physical or mental illness.
For the benefit of everyone Soul Support Systems reserves the right to accept or reject any participant at any time without liability, and in the event it determines, in its sole and exclusive discretion, that a participant is disruptive to the harmony of the retreat, it may without any obligation to pay a refund or any other amount whatsoever, expel such participant from the retreat. Soul Support Systems will carry no responsibility or liability for any participant who leaves the retreat prior to its conclusion or for any activity undertaken by any participant which is not included on the retreat itinerary.
By agreeing to the terms outlined here and elsewhere on the Soul Support Systems website I hereby release and discharge my rights and claims for damages or liabilities that may occur as a result of participation on a Soul Support Systems retreat.
This Agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the United Kingdom, without regard to its conflict of laws rules.