We believe taking time out for a retreat can be a truly transformative experience for all women. We delight in creating personal and authentic experiences in beautiful environments and invite you to escape regular life and enter into a divine space filled with fun, laughter and renewal. We appreciate that fully experiencing the simple joys in life can lead to a profound sense of inner happiness and peace; simple pleasures like the feeling of sunshine on your face, your bare toes in the sand and tucking an island frangipani flower behind your ear. Through exploring our inner and outer worlds, we open ourselves up to a life filled with endless possibilities.
“Coming to the retreat was a declaration of Self-Love to myself” …..A beautiful intention from our gorgeous goddesses guests Bec and Amanda.
Whether you travel solo or with friends it’s wonderful to Bliss out at our wellness retreats for women. Bali is a beloved destination renowned for its enchanting mixture of healing spa treatments, refined artistic culture and unique spiritual heritage, sacred temples with colourful daily ceremonies, friendly locals, warm Indian Ocean waters and endless coastline of tropical beaches.
Friendship and Fun are a huge part of our retreats! We provide the best mix of relaxation and action, health and indulgence, with the joy of making new friends with other women who are on the same path of adventure and self-discovery.
Consistently our guests are delighted to discover that the biggest surprise highlight on our retreats is the other women who they share the week with. Something wonderful happens when women come together and share their experiences.
This is why we choose to have specific start dates for our groups rather than open dates where people can come and go without experiencing the caring, funny and wise bonding that happens when you create a dedicated group space for this to unfold.
Our Goddess Retreat guests Alice and Megan share their experience in our ‘lush and inspiring environment’ that has left hem relaxed, empowered and able to see their lives in a new light.
Whether you travel solo or with friends our retreats are the perfect place to escape to a divine patch of paradise where you can explore to amazing culture of Bali. This magical island has been a beloved destination renowned for its enchanting mixture of healers, refined artistic culture and unique spiritual heritage, sacred temples with colourful daily ceremonies, friendly locals, warm Indian Ocean waters and endless coastline of tropical beaches.
The Bali Goddess yoga experience is a physical and spiritual practice to promote women’s evolution as strong, conscious, energised Goddesses.
We welcome all levels of experience by offering yoga for beginners as well as advanced yogis; teachings are shared in a supportive environment that invites exploration and encourages personal growth during our women’s surf & yoga retreat.
After an all inclusive week at our Ubud Goddess Retreat our Goddesses reflect on their experiences and how they have changed over the course of the Retreat.
“I think all women are goddesses, and you have to figure that out when you get here. It’s the perfect kind of retreat.
…I know I have changed, I’m a lot more positive.”
Do you need to awaken, inspire and reconnect with joy? .
Do you need to realign to the deep richness of life, self-love, and empowerment?
Do you want to experience a soulful journey to a higher level of inspiration and transformation in an exotic place?
Come with us on a magical journey to ancient Ubud, Bali, where you will be treated to an all-inclusive week at our blissful Ubud Goddess Retreat! – A women’s-only Bali Wellness, yoga, and Health Retreat, with cultural activities, divine spa treatments, and so much more…
Goddess guest Nana shares her amazing week full of fun activities at Goddess Retreats in Bali.
Daily yoga, learning to surf, snorkeling Bali’s beautiful tropical reefs, fitness classes, sunsets session, spa pampering, delicious meals both on the retreat and exploring Bali’s amazing restaurants and cafes… and of course, wonderful new friends to share a week of laughter and fun together
Goddess Retreats is the ideal escape if you want to travel solo without being alone and have an amazing fun filled week organized for you, so all you have to do is show up and enjoy!
Our Goddess Retreat guests share how they feel after their retreats. A Goddess Retreat helps you reconnect with yourself, others and the joy of life . A week of pure relaxation and wellbeing at its finest. Our Bali Wellness Retreats are filled with nourishing food, lovely supportive people, healers, and amazing Bliss days that will fill you with confidence, create divine memories for you to cherish forever, and inspire you for years to come with the holistic wellness practices you will take from your retreat experience.
“Everything was my favourite, the people and bliss days, so well thought out.”
How You will Feel on a Goddess Retreat…
Something wonderful happens when women come together in a positive space. Consistently our guests discover, that the highlight of their retreat is the other beautiful women who they meet and share their journey with! This is why we choose to have set start dates for our retreat groups, rather than open dates where people can come and go anonymously.
We don’t offer a one size fits all retreat program or an generic hotel stay. You will choose your own unique combination of experiences, that will delight and inspire you as an individual. Your retreat concierge will help you customize your wellness retreat and also assist with any post-retreat arrangements.
Our unlimited spa treatment promise truly means you can indulge in blissful pampering every day on our Seminyak based retreat – including your arrival and departure days. At both retreat locations in Seminyak and Ubud, your stress will melt away in the caring hands of warm hearted spa therapists, leaving you relaxed and rejuvenated like never before.
Whether you’re travelling with friends or going solo, from the moment you step off the plane you are taken care of, so all you have to do is show up and enjoy! Most of our work is done long before arrival on our retreat, with every detail carefully and lovingly planned, so that you experience a remarkable holiday filled with memories you will cherish long after you return home.
Our team is made up of big-hearted professionals, who have decades of experience in facilitating truly magical and transformative journeys, that most regular tourists to Bali could never imagine. This is the main reason that we are consistently praised, retreat-after-retreat, by our happy guests.
We pride ourselves on offering the highest quality retreat experience. With decades of amazing reviews and awards, you can be assured that you are in the best hands. We are honoured to be featured as Bali’s Best Retreat from Conde Nast Traveller, Harpers Bazaar, Tatler and Wall Street Journal to name just a few. Best of all, our all inclusive retreats start from only US$1999
Goddess Retreats Founder – Chelsea
“May all beings everywhere be happy and free, and may the thoughts, words, and actions of my own life contribute in some way to that happiness and freedom for all.”
Lokah Samastah Sukhino Bhavantu
This mantra perfectly expresses my most heartfelt desire in life.
At the core ‘Goddess Retreats’, is my mission to create physically, emotionally and spiritually transformative retreats, that are accessible and meaningful for the modern woman. A place to, not only have a healthy holiday, but to renew in an environment with the intention of holding a sacred space for a potentially life-affirming and life-changing experience. A place where a woman can reconnect with her empowered inner Goddess.
A Goddess Retreat is a very special self-care experience and I feel privileged to have been able to create a space where every woman can explore the joy and freedom of being fully themselves. Seeing women begin to glow, as the tension melts away and deep levels of peace, ease and spontaneous joy arise. I am infinitely grateful for the continued opportunity to help others discover a deeper purpose, happiness and self-empowerment.
For decades I traveled around the world seeking to deepen my spiritual understanding. My global pilgrimages led me to start practicing yoga and meditation in 1999 through the direct linage of Paramahansa Yoganada of SRF who wrote Autobiography of a Yogi. After decades of yoga and meditation practice. Then in 2000, I studied with Coach U to become a life coach and worked with individuals and provided corporate life coaching workshops throughout Australia and SE Asia.
Through my own journey, I discovered the importance of a retreat in its historical form, where people would temporarily leave behind life’s distractions for a period of time to allow relaxation, exploration and self-reflection to facilitate an inner transformation. From those early stages of my emotional and spiritual journey I have gone on to be initiated as a Kriyaban yogi into this sacred linage of Kriya Yoga and I am a certified Traditional Hatha Yoga & Meditation Teacher which is the study the authentic origianl ancient teachings of the eight limbs of Yoga as set out by Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras.
Goddess Retreats as it is enjoyed today, also came from humble beginnings that have evolved, alongside myself, over two decades. The original inspiration for my first retreat came to me one day while basking in the glow of a post-surf sunset with my friends in Bali. We all agreed the best times in our lives have always been when we were simply hanging out in the surf with the “girls”.
At the time ‘surf camps’ and ‘surfaris’ around the world catered almost exclusively for men, and a handful of surf schools were just starting to exist world wide. At the time it was still very challenging for women to get introduced to the wonderful sport of surfing in a supportive environment. Because of this I didn’t find my opportunity to learn to surf until I was 27, so I wanted to make the fun and camaraderie I now shared with my surf sisters in Bali available for all women to enjoy.
When I first created ‘Surf Goddess Retreats’, there were only rustic surf camps. The tended to be housed in simple hotel accomodation or even grass huts, with no aircon, cold showers and the reward of a cold beer at the end of a day of surfing on open water reef breaks, often in remote areas.
In 2003, I began teaching women to surf with a handful of surfboards and a dream I was wildly passionate about. Couple those elements with my experience working as a corporate life coach, my personal spiritual journey into yoga and meditation through traditional retreat settings and my desire for luxurious feminine touches that women would appreciate… and the first ‘surf and yoga retreat’ was born!
By creating the first women’s ‘surf and yoga retreat’ I am thrilled to have contributed to making surfing accessible to women of all ages, shapes, sizes and backgrounds.
Eight years later, I created Bali Goddess Retreats, our wellness and cultural centric retreat for our sisters who’d like to have a blissful experiences outside of surfing.
Our continual evolution led to offer Dive Goddess Retreats for scuba divers, Snow Goddess Retreats in skiers and snowboarders in special pop up locations around the world like Japan.
In the last decade we have introduced Fitness Goddess Retreats and most recently Wellness Goddess retreats that focus on both the inner and outer renewal.
All of our offerings are about holding a place where women can treat themselves to a healthy dose of fun balanced with a transformative journey.
My deepest wish for you is to awaken, inspire and celebrate the Goddess within you…and that you shine your Goddess glow brightly in the world.