Gekko Retreats promotes and develops programs for regenerating your body, mind and soul. Our purpose is to reveal self-improvement techniques in beautiful surroundings which goal is to assist you improve your lifestyle, outlook on life and help you live the life you always dreamed of. We offer wellness retreat, yoga, spa, massage, surf yoga, biotherapy workshop and lot more retreats in Bali.
Jalan Imam Bonjol, Gang Barito 20, Puri Pande
Denpasar
Bali
80119
Indonesia
What is a Retreat? | gekkoretreats.com
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What is a retreat actually

It is an active type of vacation, in a quiet spot close to nature, which enables you to take time away from busy, stressful, everyday life. On a retreat you get a chance to take care of your self-trough the holistic approach to body, mind and soul.

It is a holistic way of reconnecting with your inner self, with your core, your internal power and with the rest of the world. Retreats give you a refuge from stress, technology, every day routine to get more clarity and understanding what is important in life.

Quote: “Any idiot can face a crisis – it’s day to day living that wears you out.” – Anton Chekhov

It’s something like hitting the restart button on computer, when we get in our own way.

Retreat, looked up in English thesaurus, means “withdrawal”. In the spiritual circles it is understood as a withdrawal for a set period of time to be able to engage in some practices aiding our spiritual advancement and self-knowledge. Retreats used to be of highly spiritual nature but nowadays they are becoming popular vacation packages centered on a unique theme.

While spas were once the epicenter of wellness tourism, the industry has expanded to include healthy hotels, holistic cruises, hiking trips, weight loss clinics, former addicts retreats, art retreats, weight-loss programs, medical tourism and more. As the Huffington Post reports, a study presented at the first Global Wellness Tourism Congress in October 2013 estimates this type of travel is now a half-trillion dollar market, accounting for 14 percent of all tourism revenues.

Who is the retreat for? Pampering and self-improvement are available to everyone

Anyone that desires a vacation and a change from routine, open for learning new ways of healthier living.

The therapists and teachers that created the retreats for you which Gekko offers, provide you with fresh solutions to self-caring, distressing and discarding the negative practices. The Gekko retreats will teach you techniques you will take home with you and implement it in your every day life to be able to be more creative, more productive, more in touch with your self.

Retreats can be custom made for a single person, a couple, or in groups of 10 to 15 people because the real learning and growth is facilitated when you share your experience with the others in the group which is therapeutic and often develops lasting friendships.

What does it consist of?

Many holistic techniques for achieving balance have made it back into the modern living. Techniques like yoga, reiki, meditation, mindfulness, and detox are becoming popular resorts for improving the lifestyle. Retreats are unique vacation packages that incorporate exactly those techniques in their programs and teach how to make use of them once we are back home.

I have been researching retreats on Bali for the past year and a half – doing the hard work behind the scenes. Testing the venues, trying out massages, spa treatments, testing the cultural activities, and undergoing therapies. I just love the world of retreats because they give us a chance to distress and rejuvenate while enjoying the best hospitality features Bali has to offer.

From wellness escapes to surfing retreats, all these packages try to fulfill specific needs unmet in common travel packages. Retreats packages include accommodation in eco or luxury resorts located in secluded natural surroundings. The programs usually include the following elements: physically active daily routine, coaching sessions, exploring local culture, spa activities and meals and they are usually full board.

Which type of retreat is the best for you?

Gekko retreats provides a wide choice of hand picked retreats prepared with love and dedication by the experts in the field. Some of them focus on spa time, yoga and meditation; others are made with the purpose of mind and body cleansing using techniques such as silence, mindfulness and meditation. For those who always wanted to tap into their creative side we choose best quality art retreats on the market- writing, dance, and singing. For those who love culture, there are art workshops and lectures, and cultural tours where you will come directly in touch with culture on Bali, and will learn about art and mediation trough art.

It depends on the client, entirely. Are you in the mood for massages and relaxation, chill out time? Or you are more of an active type that likes physical activities, and discovering new places? Does your organism need detoxification?

Have you been in a very stressful environment recently, do you need to unwind?

Do you love to explore the local food, culture?

Contact Gekko team and we will provide guidance for you to choose the retreat that suits you best. For more options of other retreats in our selection please click here. If you would like to receive updates and news about latest retreat discounts, offers and learn more about various treatments, detox and all the other retreat goodies, please scroll down to the bottom of the page for newsletter sign up.

Our participants say

“Villa Gaia combines comfort with beauty. I felt like I was both at home and at a spa at the same time. Love the staff and the owner. The location is peaceful out of the bustle …

Sparrow G

“I have spent many beautiful days and evenings here, at various events that Glenn hosts. It’s always wonderful. The design of the place makes it work in any weather. On a clear night, guests at events …

Tara, Cologne, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany

“During my stay in Bali I found myself in a sad place regularly. Recent experiences drew me back in touch with the past where I started identifying myself with feelings that did not belong to me. …

Tristan Netherlands: Rosa gave me new ways and insights

My friend and I signed up for the 5 day detox program and are impressed with the standard. The retreat centre is a beautiful place to stay in! The villas overlook a rice paddy field and …

NanaMithra, Singapore

“Villa Gaia is a wonderful place to be. Everything about the atmosphere is lovely & peaceful. It’s the perfect location for retreats, introspection, events, dancing, yoga & celebrating life! The stunning views, the healing energy, the …

Cassandra, Kerobokan/Indonesia

Fantastic location, just a short walk away from the main city and really friendly and helpful staff. Monica was wonderful and always helped address most of our concerns. The meditation teacher was par excellence. Best guided …

Aartik Dubai, “7 day detox, perfect cleanse”

“Profound. Eye opening. Life changing! When I went to the “Life coaching” workshop at the Serenity Eco Guest house in Bali, I had no idea what to expect. Rosa is a super friendly, kindhearted and open …

Alexandra, Germany: Profound, Eye opening

This is very quiet peaceful location with coconut trees and rice fields at your doorstop. Staff are very friendly and helpful the rooms are beautiful with exotic outdoor bathrooms & inside if preferred. The Seven day …

Christel, Canberra “I did the seven day Detox program”

” When I came to Bali a few months ago, I had no idea how my future was going to look like. Well of course you never really know, but I didn’t know which direction to …

Nadine, Switzerland: Thank you Rosa, Exactly what i needed

Rick’s special kind of medicine for the soul takes a while to sink in, to take hold, to spread through every fibre of your being — but once it has, if you allow it, then your …

Peggy, Australia



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