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September 29 - October 2, 2016

Bali, Indonesia


The most common ground women share is negative self talk.

You say things to and about yourself you'd never say to a beloved friend.

You put yourself down, find fault, and feel uncomfortable with praise.

There's always something not quite OK about your body.

You believe your arms are flabby, your legs are too big, your belly is disgusting, your hair colour is mousy, your butt is huge...

The list of grievances goes on in your head all day every day.

You avoid photographs being taken, or stand behind people. Certainly you don't want to see the photo afterwards.

Mirrors are not friends and if your reflection is at all pleasing, you suspect the mirror is distorted.


As you age it's particularly hard to feel anywhere near sexy, never mind attractive.

If you feel shame, embarrassment, doubt or discouraged about your body, there's a powerful and accessible way out into the light.

Address the language you use.

Proven over and again words have power.

Words have energy. They have consequences.

That's why politically correct language is now the new norm.

Read 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 yourself.

Healing words 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 anything.

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.

Develop awareness that you can change this bad habit, which is based on a distorted belief.

Offer refreshment and soothing to your beautiful self.

Gain appreciation 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?




You want to feel better about yourself in your own skin

You are willing to get real about the destructive nature of your self talk

You really want to LOVE yourself, or at least begin the journey to that end

You desire space and time to focus ONLY on you and your process

You are willing to invest in your emotional health

You are ready to be supported with pampering spa, great food, gorgeous location, healing nature

You have the courage to travel and have an adventure

You want to provide a healthy role model of self acceptance to young people in your life, regardless of your parental status

You want to FEEL GOOD more often, for longer periods

You have someone who will register with you.




You just want a spa vacation in Bali

You are not ready to let go of being mean to yourself

You are addicted to using negative self talk to get motivated for change

You are seeking a weight loss or fasting program

You don't want to engage with your emotional life

Your heart is not open to including your own self love

You won't commit to the terms of registration




Laila Ghattas is an artist, Gestalt therapist and Reiki practitioner.

She is a writer, public speaker, group facilitator and the founder of Aziza Healing Adventures and Laila Goddess Comfortwear.

Laila 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 growth journey.

Laila Ghattas holds a B.F.A., B. Ed, Gestalt Therapy undergrad and postgrad Certificates, Expressive Art Certificate, Usui Reiki degrees one and two.

Since 2004 Laila has been offering Holistic Healing in Bali..

Each 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 more

" 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."


WATCH THIS VIDEO NOW one mothers journey to dare to wear her swimsuit.


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 resort activities.

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.




North east on the Bali Sea where sunrise greets you each morning arrive at a quiet, secluded, award winning luxury Spa Boutique Resort

Stunning bamboo lined driveway leads to an opulent marble reception area overlooking sprawling lawns, gardens, pool and sea.

Draped cabanas hug the spacious seaside pool surrounded by luxurious lounge chairs. Open air seaside dining room boasts chef inspired cuisine.

Elegance is all around. Every detail has been thoughtfully and tastefully appointed to ensure a stay like no other.

"What 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)

" In regards to the physical aspect adding insight and self-knowledge, the resort and environment was amazing! Extremely peaceful!" 2015 Retreat participant



Gorgeous healthy dishes are freshly prepared daily by the chef.

Three courses per meal are splendidly laid out in the dining room overlooking the sea

Organic vegetables and fruit whenever possible stimulate your taste buds

Perfectly prepared freshly caught seafood.

Sauces to swoon over.

Desserts 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.






" 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 participant

" The retreat was the perfect place and way for me to experience a rite of passage for my 50th birthday".

"The guided meditation brought an increased awareness of my surroundings and living in the moment. Appealing to my feminine side."

"Lots 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."

"Being 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."

"I 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 Retreat participant

" My expectation to find answers to my career choices and getting to know myself better were met and more." 2015 Retreat participant



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!


LOVE YOUR SELF IN BALI Workshop Overview:

  • Become familiar with how prevalent your negative self talk is- this will surprise you
  • Understand your underlying motivation to be mean to yourself
  • Recognize how you learned this unhealthy way of being
  • Discover the beliefs you carry that have NOTHING to do with the real you
  • 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
  • Strengthen 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

COST based on a minimum of 2 people registering together. Bring a friend, family member, colleague..

Fee includes all materials and individual workbook


$1695*** 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.



  • Accommodations in gorgeous Kumar room
  • Hatha Yoga classes
  • 1 Spa treatment daily(50 min. each)
  • 3 Meals daily
  • 2 Health Juices daily
  • 2 Specialty Coffees daily
  • Full access to Exercise Room
  • Full access to Media Room: TV, music, etc.
  • Free WiFi in reception
  • taxes
  • tips


$120USD per person per night for SHARED ROOM paid directly to resort

$240USD per person per night for PRIVATE ROOM paid directly to resort. BOOK EARLY- VERY LIMITED AVAILABILITY




All registration 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 email


Maya Angelou interviewed by Oprah Winfrey:(full interview on Oprah.com

"Oprah: 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.

Oprah: The same is true with the positive spirit.

Maya: I believe so."