The Mindful Couples Retreat at Floating Leaf Eco-Luxury Retreat
The Mindful Couples Retreat at Bali Floating Leaf Eco-Luxury Retreat
5 days/4 nights
January 2 – 6, 2016
Love used to be simple. The feelings were just too strong to deny. You and your partner fell in love and the rest of the world seemed to fall away.
Let’s face it. Those simple days of dizzily falling in love don’t last. You and your partner have found now there’s conflict. There’s miscommunication. You and your partner notice and point out flaws in each other that weren’t so obvious when you first got together. The passion isn’t as hot as it used to be. Sometimes, even though you’re in a relationship, you feel lonely.
You’re not alone.
The demands of modern living disconnect couples like never before. Our wireless world makes it easy to connect with people on the opposite side of the planet, but distract us from those closest to us. The world is moving faster and faster and sometimes love just can’t keep up.
Feelings of stress and disconnection leave you and your partner feeling isolated and distant. It doesn’t have to be that way. It’s time to slow down. It’s time to make a shift.
The Mindful Couples Retreat at Bali Floating Leaf is a 5-Day/4-night couples retreat that is designed to help you and your partner learn simple practices that will help rekindle romance, turn conflict to connection, and breathe new life into your relationship.
This retreat is an opportunity to slow down, to breathe together, and to simply be together. This couples retreat is the opportunity for you and your partner to dedicate the time, attention, and energy required to nurture the growth and evolution of your relationship.
You and your partner will learn practical skills for listening that will enable you to respond without over-reacting or taking things personally. The two of you will bring awareness to the destructive thought patterns and beliefs that undermine your relationship. You’ll learn how to stop a disagreement before it becomes an argument so that you can enjoy your time together.
Together, you’ll re-discover intimacy and explore the polarity of masculine and feminine energy. You’ll get to relax, shop, surf, eat delicious foods and be pampered by amazing spa therapists.
Mindfully and lovingly, you and your partner will write a new story for the future of your relationship.
What You’ll Do
The Mindful Couples Retreat will offer experiential workshops, inspiring conversations, private sessions, energizing yoga, mindfulness meditation, cultural immersion, delicious vegetarian meals, and soothing spa treatments.
Plus, you and your partner will have free time to shop, surf, and relax.
Each day you’ll get to experience the magic of Bali, the power of yoga, and the stillness of meditation. It doesn’t matter if you’ve never practiced yoga and meditation before. The yoga and meditation practices that we’ll be offering will be appropriate for all levels.
You and your partner will experience all of this within the beautiful and luxurious Bali Floating Leaf Eco-Retreat.
Topics We’ll Safely Explore Together
- The Power of Presence in Relationship
- Mindful Communication
- How to Turn Conflict into Connection
- Enhancing Intimacy and Sexual Relationship
- Understanding Masculine and Feminine Dynamics
What You’ll Experience
- 3 healthy nutritionist prepared meals per day
- Daily Yoga and Meditation (Suitable for all levels)
- Couples Meditation & Yoga techniques
- Practical Communication Workshops
- Sound Healing Healing Meditation Journey
- Daily Experiential Workshops
- Private Couples Counseling Session
- Balinese Water Temple Experience at Tirta Empul
- Balinese Cultural Service Immersion
- Rooftop romantic ocean-view dinner
- Plenty of time for Shopping, Surfing, and Relaxing
- One spa treatment per person during their stay
- One couples steam room/double flower bath experience
- Round-trip airport transfers
Price ~ US$2395++ per couple
Floating Leaf Eco-Retreat believes in full transparency. The “++” that you will see for all hotels in Bali, and throughout Asia, refers to a government mandatory tax and service charge. Please be aware of this when comparing prices as some properties will not disclose this information and can inflate this charge up to 40% in hidden costs. If hotels do not include the ++ in their pricing, they are in violation of the law. We strive to be open and upfront and explain that the “++” at Floating Leaf is the minimum additional 21%.
Only a $400 deposit is required to confirm and hold your place.
This retreat is limited to only six couples so reserve your spot today!
contact us with any questions and to reserve your spot!
For our complete terms and conditions, please click here.
All rooms offer…
- En-suite bathroom
- Eco-efficient air-conditioning
- Remote control ceiling fan
- Traditional batik robes and slippers
- In-room safe
- High quality biodegradable organic toiletries
- Private terrace with sweeping views
- Highest standard mattress, pillows, sheets and towels
- Eco-friendly design and materials
- Free Wi-Fi
What is included:
- Deluxe hotel accommodation including all meals
- One complimentary 60 minute massage per person
- One couples herbal steam therapy or double flower bath experience
- Welcome drink, refreshing face towel, and welcome foot massage upon arrival
- Round-trip airport transfers (pick-up and drop off)
- Use of yoga hall and property grounds per itinerary
- Welcome dinner
- Three rooftop terraces offering dramatic views of the Indian Ocean, Bali’s majestic volcanoes, and the surrounding rice fields.
- Several healthy meals (with advanced notice of 30 days, tour leader can choose dietary preferences (raw, vegan, vegetarian, etc.) a small price increase may incur)
- Shopping excursion
- Complete expert concierge services
- Daily housekeeping
- Farewell Dinner
- Guide fee, gas, tolls, and driver per itinerary
- The Bali Handbook- includes travel tips, checklists, cultural and religious information and much more- A $40 value
- Free High-Speed Wireless Internet
- Dietary restrictions such as allergies and anaphylaxis can be accommodated for as long as the request is made at least one month prior to arrival. Raw, vegan, and vegetarian options are also available with advanced notice.
- Unlimited complimentary Filtered drinking water
We would like to extend a 10% discount on all spa services to our participants.
Ala carte meals, specialty coffee drinks, alcohol, fresh fruit and vegetable juices, smoothies and more will also be available for an additional charge.
Cost does not include:
- Travel insurance (highly recommended)
- Visa on arrival (~$35)
- Airport Exit Tax (~$18)
- Shopping expenses
- Mandatory Government taxes and service charge (21%)
Our complete terms and conditions for participants can be located here.
Your retreat leaders
Josh and Lindsey Wise
Hi, we’re Josh and Lindsey Wise. We want to help you and your partner take your relationship to the next level. But first, let us make one thing very clear: we’re not perfect. We’re human. We know how challenging relationship is.
We’ve been married for nine years and we have two children. Over the years, we’ve had our share of disagreements and arguments. We’ve been grumpy. We’ve lost our tempers—sometimes we still do. At times, we’ve been able to do nothing more than shake our heads, wondering how we could have ever ended up together.
Believe us, we understand just how frustrating relationship can be. We also know how inspiring, enriching, joyful, and transformative a healthy love relationship can be.
Our relationship brings us joy and growth. Each challenge that we face as a couple gives us an opportunity to learn, grow, and practice love. Love is a skill. It takes practice. We’ve experienced the joy and growth that come from learning and practicing love. By learning some simple techniques for mindful communication, acceptance, and compassion, we’ve grown closer than we could have imagined. We feel even closer than we did when we first fell in love.
Back then, we were two young dreamers who fell in love on a road-trip through the Rocky Mountains in the western United States. That was over a decade ago.Now we live in Ubud, Bali. For the past five years we’ve been learning, growing, and loving on this magical island. Here in Bali, we offer retreats and private coaching for couples who want to learn how to bring more love and connection into their relationship. Our approach draws on Eastern spiritual traditions and Western Psychology. We blend our diverse training to create experiences that will change the way you look at your relationship and the role you play in relationship.
If you’re ready to discover the joy that can come from a flourishing love relationship, we have something to offer you.
Josh Wise, MA
Hi, I’m Josh.
I work with couples from all parts of the globe. I teach mindfulness-based relationship skills. What I teach is practical and applicable. The mindfulness tools I share are simple techniques for communicating and connecting. These are techniques that I practice in my relationship with Lindsey.
In addition to my work with couples, I’m the counselor at the Green School in Bali. I get to help students and families cultivate sustainable wellbeing. My work with mindfulness and relationships has been noted in publications such as Mindfulness Magazine and Elephant Journal. My teachings have recently been featured by Mindvalley.
I have two master’s degrees. One in Psychology and another in Alternative Education. I’m currently completing my Ph.D. in Psychology, researching the connections between meditation, compassion, and relationships. I love cycling, baseball, and playing the guitar.
Hi, I’m Lindsey.
I’m a Certified Yoga Teacher and Craniosacral Therapist. I’ve traveled the world learning yoga, meditation, music, and healing. I love to share these gifts. I’ve been blessed to present at the Bali Spirit Festival, MurFest in Malaysia, and at many yoga teacher trainings and healing retreats here in Bali.
I help people change, heal, and grow. I have a deep sense of intuition that has increased through a few deeply transformative life experiences. I’ve learned to trust this intuition and I can use it to help you and your partner remove the energetic blocks that stifle communication and lead to conflict.
I’m a mother of two young children. They keep me on my toes and they teach powerful lessons about love and selflessness. I love singing, dancing, playing the guitar in the sunshine, and living happily ever after with my beautiful family in Ubud, Bali.
Putu Maryam Doliveck
From The Balinese Royal Family of Karangasm, Putu was raised learning the traditional dances, healing arts, beauty secrets and the culture of Bali. Her deep connection to the island and its people will enrich your experience on the island and provide meaningful touchstones into the culture and locations. Putu’s relations help ensure that each retreat takes advantage of religious and cultural current events such as ceremonies, palace visits, and other little known experiences not available on other tours.
Previously, Putu owned and managed one of the most well respected spas in central California for seven years and brings state of the art western techniques and practices to Floating Leaf’s traditional Balinese spa. Centuries old Royal Balinese secret treatments are available in her two state of the art spa facilities. For more on Floating Leaf’s spas, please visit the spa information page.
Prof. Mikaku Doliveck
After visiting Bali for more than two decades, Mikaku decided to leave his post as an Art Professor to live in Bali full time. He is an award-winning educator and photographer and loves to share his passion for Indonesia and its many hidden wonders. He has written numerous articles on Bali’s culture, art, mysticism, healers and more. Mikaku first began studying yoga, meditation and healing arts in 1987.
Together with his wife Putu, he has lead award winning tours and retreats over the past decade for folks from National Geographic, The Smithsonian, The Travel Channel, and many other fine institutions. Mikaku will serve as the art and culture liaison and help explain Balinese spirituality and culture.