Why Ubud in Bali, Indonesia?
We are offering daughters and their mothers a special place, away from phones, deadlines and family needs. We love the reliably warm weather, the great food and the welcoming nature of the Balinese people, as well as the terrific cultural experiences available; from the monkey forest and bargaining at the market to visiting ancient temples and walks through the lush, green rice paddies.
Traditionally, the rite of passage calls for the girl to remove herself from family and friends so that she can focus on her journey. On her return, her community can acknowledge her transition to adult. Travelling to Ubud is ideal for this!
Ubud offers a sanctuary in the green mountains of Bali, a place where culture connects intimately with land and spirituality. There is so much for us to learn about mental health from this alone. The retreat is enhanced by the wisdom of the Balinese culture, with a traditional cleansing and coming of age ceremony for our girls, Kecak fire and trance dance, white water rafting, a flower offering class and walks among the rice paddies and Ubud art.