Sessions Description Status
Sunday 1 July 2018 6:00 PM Retreat 1 6 Available
Saturday 7 July 2018 6:00 PM Retreat 2 13 Available
Sunday 1 July 2018 6:00 PM
Retreat 1
6 Available
Saturday 7 July 2018 6:00 PM
Retreat 2
13 Available

Two Rivers Retreat

Ubud, Bali, Indonesia

Connect with yourself. Connect with your community. Connect with your world.

A week-long mindfulness and healing retreat in beautiful Ubud, Bali, facilitated by experienced psychologists.


Have you ever felt disconnected from yourself and people around you?

Is it hard for you to be kind to yourself?

Do you find yourself doubting your decisions?

Do you struggle with feelings of inferiority?

Have you lost direction in life, and lack time and space for yourself?


If you answered yes to any of the above questions, this retreat is for you.

With only two retreats a year, this is your chance to do something for yourself, take time off to focus on improving your quality of life and to slow down, commit to yourself, and to learn how to make your life more fulfilled.

What you will get

When we give ourselves what we deserve and invest in ourselves away from our day-to-day life, we can make sustainable changes to our wellbeing! Give yourself a gift that will stay with you for the rest of your life.Our retreats are a fun and practical exploration of the powerful skills of mindfulness and mindful self-compassion. You will also relax, meet other like-minded people, improve your physical health through healthy eating, meditation, and yoga. Most of all, our retreats are about connection.


Connect with yourself

  • Be kind to yourself
  • Learn strategies to manage your difficult thoughts and emotions
  • Develop tools for emotional resilience and balance
  • Increase self understanding
  • Learn to manage your inner critic and accept being imperfect
  • Recognise unhelpful patterns in your life and change them
  • Get in touch with who you truly are and your values

Connect with your community

  • Be kind to others
  • Give people your full attention

Connect with your world

  • Be present in the world
  • Restore your balance
  • Improve your well-being
  • Deal better with life challenges
  • Slow down


According to recent research studies, mindfulness and self-compassion are related to reducing symptoms of depression and anxiety, better emotional well-being, relationships, and self-care.

Benefits of Two Rivers Retreat:

  • Manage your stress better
  • Relate to your difficult thoughts and emotions in a more helpful way
  • Respond better to life challenges
  • Develop daily mindfulness practice and use mindful self-compassion skills in everyday life
  • Understand your values
  • Choose your actions instead of reacting automatically
  • Feel healthier, grounded, and more relaxed
  • Be less distracted
  • Relate kindly to yourself and people around you

Package highlights:

  • Green and peaceful location among rice fields close to Ubud, booked exclusively for our group
  • 6 nights 5 days deluxe eco-resort accommodation at Villa Gaia (twin share rooms and one luxury dorm 4 people sharing)
  • Carefully developed program based on mindfulness, mindful self-compassion, and Acceptance and Commitment therapy principles
  • Two experienced facilitators
  • Small group size [maximum 16 people] providing community, connection, and personalised approach for each attendee
  • Healthy and delicious meals each day, including local Balinese dishes, Indonesian cuisine and pan-Asian flavours.
  • Yoga sessions every morning
  • Mindful cooking class exploring local cuisine
  • Mindful nature walk
  • 1 hour Balinese Massage
  • Transfers to and from Denpasar International Airport
  • Workbook based on information and exercises experienced during retreat


Based on research and models from neuroscience, the program we have put together combines mindfulness and mindful self-compassion practices, as well as values exploration from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.

We have put together an interactive and engaging program including some theoretical components, lots of practical exercises, supportive group work, and working in pairs.

Example of timetable:

7am-8am - yoga

8am-9.30am – breakfast

9.30am-10.45am – course

10.45am-11am – morning tea

11am-12.30pm – course

12.30pm-1.30pm – lunch

1.30pm-2.45pm – course

2.45pm-3pm – afternoon tea

3pm – 4.30pm – mindful cooking class

5pm-7pm - dinner

Free time and optional activities.


Wonderful hosts at Villa Gaia have been making their luxurious amenities available for healing retreats and escapes for over 8 years. We are lucky to have the entire place to ourselves for our 5 day-long retreat.

The Villa is nestled in the heart of terraced rice fields, a leisurely 15 minute walk from the centre of Ubud. (All your walks are leisurely in Ubud!)

Shared bedrooms with air conditioning, open study room with comfortable sofas and views of palm trees and rice terraces, large swimming pool, jacuzzi and sauna available 24 hours a day.

About us

As clinical psychologists, we’ve spent years helping people grow, overcome challenges and unlock the joy within them. It’s very personal work and it means a lot to us. We also love travelling the world. We’ve visited countries and connected with cultures from Mumbai to Rome. It’s how we unlock the joy within us. We created the Ubud Two Rivers Retreat in one of our favourite places on earth to unite these two joys and share an experience with people who want to learn and grow.

Beautiful Ubud is a peaceful Balinese mountain village only a few hours’ flight from Australia. It was founded on the spot where a Javanese priest sat down to meditate at the confluence of two rivers long ago. For over a thousand years Ubud has been a place of spiritual pilgrimage and renowned as a source of healing plants and medicine. We couldn’t think of a better place to relax, explore and connect.

Hi, I am Alla  

I really love working with groups. I have done so for many years in many different settings. It’s intimate, connected and so fulfilling for me personally. My own experience is backed up by scientific research: supportive group work can go above and beyond individual therapy to help people heal and grow all around the world. I know it can help you too.

Mindfulness and mindful self-compassion are at the core of my practices and techniques. Learning to ‘live the now’ is a simple and powerful principle that has changed so many lives, including my own. I know it can change yours too.

My experiences in Ubud have been amongst the most joyful and content of my life. Walking the village streets, communing with other truth-seekers , enjoying yoga, visiting ancient temples, and simply having fun – each of my visits to Ubud is a pilgrimage I treasure.

So… you can see why I am so excited about this retreat!

You can read more about Alla here http://insightpsychologycentre.com.au/

Alla will be facilitating both retreats


Hi, I’m Richard 

Twenty years ago, I was depressed and disengaged from my university studies when I stumbled upon mindfulness by chance. It completely changed my life. My depression lifted, I could concentrate more and my grades improved. Mindfulness also helped me develop a kinder, more compassionate relationship with myself. In the decades since, I have taught mindfulness and self-compassion to hundreds of thousands of people around the world. I love seeing how simple, practical changes can radically improve people’s lives and relationships. This is why I’m so excited about running the retreat – I look forward to taking you deeply into these practices and helping you transform your relationship with yourself, as well as giving you practical tools you can take back to your everyday life.


Richard will be facilitating second retreat (7-13 of July).

You can read more about Richard here http://www.drrichardchambers.com/


Contact details




Sessions Description Status
Sunday 1 July 2018 6:00 PM Retreat 1 6 Available
Saturday 7 July 2018 6:00 PM Retreat 2 13 Available
Sunday 1 July 2018 6:00 PM
Retreat 1
6 Available
Saturday 7 July 2018 6:00 PM
Retreat 2
13 Available
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