29 - October 2, 2016
most common ground women share is negative self talk.
say things to and about yourself you'd never say to a beloved
put yourself down, find fault, and feel uncomfortable with
always something not quite OK about your body.
believe your arms are flabby, your legs are too big, your
belly is disgusting, your hair colour is mousy, your butt
list of grievances goes on in your head all day every day.
avoid photographs being taken, or stand behind people. Certainly
you don't want to see the photo afterwards.
are not friends and if your reflection is at all pleasing,
you suspect the mirror is distorted.
you age it's particularly hard to feel anywhere near sexy, never
you feel shame, embarrassment, doubt or discouraged
about your body, there's a powerful and accessible way out into
the language you use.
over and again words have power.
have energy. They have consequences.
why politically correct language is now the new norm.
what May Angelou had to say about the impact of negative words
at the end of this page.
On this 4 Day
INTENSIVE HEALING RETREAT you'll discover new ways to talk
to describe yourself when looking in the mirror.
No lies, no exaggeration,
just options to mean or unhelpful derogatory remarks about
your body and self.
Admit the futility
and failure using negative self talk as motivation to do
You'll look at
what else might be motivating you to be unkind. That influence
may be ready to be released.
Come to Bali and
learn to love yourself through kinder self talk.
Be amazed at how
much you don't even notice you're putting yourself down.
that you can change this bad habit, which is based on a distorted
and soothing to your beautiful self.
for what is absolutely fine and that which is good enough.
Self acceptance is
the road to LOVE.
Are you ready to
nurture the most important relationship of your life?
THIS IS FOR
want to feel better about yourself in your own skin
are willing to get real about the destructive nature of
your self talk
really want to LOVE yourself, or at least begin the journey
to that end
desire space and time to focus ONLY on you and your process
are willing to invest in your emotional health
are ready to be supported with pampering spa, great food,
gorgeous location, healing nature
have the courage to travel and have an adventure
want to provide a healthy role model of self acceptance
to young people in your life, regardless of your parental
want to FEEL GOOD more often, for longer periods
have someone who will register with you.
THIS IS NOT FOR
just want a spa vacation in Bali
are not ready to let go of being mean to yourself
are addicted to using negative self talk to get motivated
are seeking a weight loss or fasting program
don't want to engage with your emotional life
heart is not open to including your own self love
won't commit to the terms of registration
PROFESSIONAL RETREAT FACILITATOR
Ghattas is an artist, Gestalt therapist
and Reiki practitioner.
is a writer, public speaker, group facilitator and the founder
of Aziza Healing Adventures and Laila Goddess Comfortwear.
has spent decades helping people become more self-confident,
compassionate and aware. She has 26 years experience
in the Healing Arts.
Laila has supported thousands of seekers on their personal
Ghattas holds a B.F.A., B. Ed, Gestalt Therapy undergrad
and postgrad Certificates, Expressive Art Certificate, Usui
Reiki degrees one and two.
2004 Laila has been offering Holistic Healing in Bali..
winter Laila immerses herself in the spiritual tapestry
of Balinese Hinduism. The wisdom and insight gleaned from
ancient traditions is infused into all her work. Read
I traveled nearly half way round the world and there I found
a part of me who had been hiding for a quarter of a century.
My deepest thanks to Laila and the group."
THIS VIDEO NOW
one mothers journey to dare to wear her swimsuit.
TIME FOR BALANCE
Feel free to arrive
prior to retreat start date and settle into Bali time.The resort
can arrange your airport pick up if desired.
Daily Spa treatments
are included with soothing organic ingredients to provide a
blissful wellness experience.
Free time before
and after scheduled workshop hours can be spent on optional
These include cultural
instruction, use of the workout room. There's complimentary
WiFi in the opulent lobby.
You can also swim,
snorkel, journal, nap, read, socialize and arrange outings and
tours of interest.
east on the Bali Sea where sunrise greets you each morning
arrive at a quiet, secluded, award winning luxury Spa Boutique
bamboo lined driveway leads to an opulent marble reception
area overlooking sprawling lawns, gardens, pool and sea.
cabanas hug the spacious seaside pool surrounded by luxurious
lounge chairs. Open air seaside dining room boasts chef
is all around. Every detail has been thoughtfully and tastefully
appointed to ensure a stay like no other.
a beautiful resort ! We've
had the most wonderfully relaxing time and the spa treatments
were amazing. Only wish we could stay longer."
- Keira Knightley (actress)
regards to the physical aspect adding insight and self-knowledge,
the resort and environment was amazing! Extremely
peaceful!" 2015 Retreat participant
healthy dishes are freshly prepared daily by the chef.
courses per meal are splendidly laid out in the dining room
overlooking the sea
vegetables and fruit whenever possible stimulate your taste
prepared freshly caught seafood.
to swoon over.
to remember, and maybe share...
The dairy free options made my gastronomic experience outstanding."
2015 Retreat participant
Then please contact
us to discuss making your dream come true.
PARTICIPANT FEEDBACK VIDEO
It was the perfect combination of growth, wellness, rest
and just being. Laila's openness and the Bali
environment offered a safe place to find my true self.
A gift I will treasure for the rest of my amazing life!
If you are hesitating- don't. You won't regret this life
correcting investment!" 2015 Retreat
The retreat was the perfect place and way for me to experience
a rite of passage for my 50th birthday".
guided meditation brought an increased awareness of my
surroundings and living in the moment. Appealing to my
of value from my private Reiki session. Seeing an event
in my life and the actual impact it had. And the desperate
need to nurture and care for my younger self."
confronted with your demons is difficult, but Bali, Laila
and the loving and compassionate other participant made
me feel I can rise about and thrive in my own self."
will make better decisions by tuning into what I know I
want. I will be stronger and more grounded in my truth."
My expectation for insight into myself and how it impacts
my relationship was met and more!" 2015
My expectation to find answers to my career choices and
getting to know myself better were met and more." 2015
Daily creative cultural
classes are complimentary. Learn how to make traditional offering
baskets as well as other Bali specialties.
Live Gamelan Orchestra
and Balinese Dancing will be performed for us in the luxurious
marble reception hall. You'll have photo opportunities and
a change to dance and make music with the performers
The Bali night sky
is magical. Take a starry journey as you float on a cozy mattress
in the infinity pool, under the palm trees, gazing at the Universe
sparkling above you. An unforgettable experience and available
each night weather permitting!
YOUR SELF IN BALI Workshop Overview:
- Become familiar
with how prevalent your negative self talk is- this will
your underlying motivation to be mean to yourself
how you learned this unhealthy way of being
- Discover the
beliefs you carry that have NOTHING to do with the real
- Explore alternative
language that supports rather than tears down esteem
- Embrace the
real priorities in your life outside of this obsession
- Gain perspective
and balance about habitual comparing to others
worthiness through appreciation exercises
- Play with
creative materials that unveil messages from your SOUL
- Uncover what
you HEART believes about yourself
- Feel what
it is to be totally present in your body
- Journey into
Love itself through guided meditations
- Connect to
your senses in our beautiful natural setting
- Create an
illustrated BOOK full of WHY YOU ARE SO LOVEABLE JUST
AS YOU ARE
- Leave with
a solid resource and integrated experience that supports
you as you return to your everyday life
based on a minimum of 2 people registering together.
Bring a friend, family member, colleague..
includes all materials and individual workbook
per person based on TWO participants registering
at same time,
Fees are in the currency of participant residence. CAD
if Canadian, USD if American, AUD if Australian, EURO
if European etc.
in gorgeous Kumar room
- Hatha Yoga classes
- 1 Spa treatment
daily(50 min. each)
- 3 Meals daily
- 2 Health Juices
- 2 Specialty
- Full access
to Exercise Room
- Full access
to Media Room: TV, music, etc.
- Free WiFi in
$120USD per person per night for SHARED ROOM paid directly
$240USD per person per night for PRIVATE ROOM paid
directly to resort. BOOK EARLY- VERY LIMITED AVAILABILITY
fees are non-refundable.
Credit for 10 hours
of private sessions with Laila Ghattas by phone/skype are offered
in the unfortunate case you must cancel your registration.
Please ensure you
are familiar with Resort cancellation policy as you pay them
directly when you make your room reservation
You are responsible
for your own travel arrangements.
Please visit the
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS page
for lots of helpful information about Bali.
To register please
set up your 15 complimentary pre-registration phone interview
with retreat facilitator, Laila Ghattas, by
Angelou interviewed by Oprah Winfrey:(full interview on
I've seen you put people out of your house for telling a
racist joke! And you are not the least bit embarrassed about
disrupting the whole room.
Maya: I believe
that a negative statement is poison. The air between you
and me is filled with sounds and images. If that were not
so, how is it that I can turn on a television right now
and see what's happening in New York? That means sounds
and images are in the air, crowded, jammed up like bats.
And Oprah, I'm convinced that the negative has power.
It lives. And if you allow it to perch in your
house, in your mind, in your life, it can
take you over.
So when the
rude or cruel thing is said—the lambasting, the gay
bashing, the hate—I say, "Take it all out of
my house!" Those negative words climb into the woodwork
and into the furniture, and the next thing you know they'll
be on my skin.
same is true with the positive spirit.
Maya: I believe
LAILA GHATTAS 2002-2016