What Can You Expect from a Women’s Retreat in Bali?
Women’s spiritual retreats in Bali are rapidly increasing in popularity amongst those looking to pursue a spiritual journey. The island itself is situated just a short journey from Indonesia and each year, thousands of people flock to its shores to enjoy the laid back lifestyle and relaxing atmosphere that the island emanates. Signing up for a women’s retreat on the island can be a great way to explore one’s spiritual well-being, but what can be expected from these types of centres?
The aspect of religion
Although Buddhism isn’t considered a religion by modern standards (and is instead thought of as a way of life), it’s nonetheless the most popular faith to follow on the island; with 85% of residents practicing the methodology within their lives. The peaceful mantras that define Buddhism have captivated the attention of many individuals and the first thing that you should expect to experience is the Buddhist way of life when undergoing treatments at these types of retreats. Find out more about our online course introduction to Buddhism.
A focus on wellness
Another key point that many Bali spiritual retreats will feature is a focus on wellness. This term relates to the physical-self and to the spiritual one, too. In fact, the term wellness when used in the spiritual sense relates to the way in which an individual is able to cope with the pressures of day to day life; and this is a key topic when undergoing any exercises, meditations and activities provided by these types of centres. You will learn a number of techniques for bringing acceptance into your life including Buddhist meditation and Christian contemplation techniques such as the Serenity Prayer.
The concept of happiness
Buddhism is widely regarded as one of the most peaceful ways of life in the world and with thousands of people turning to it each year in pursuit of self-awareness and contentment, it should come as no surprise to learn that these types of centres pay extra attention to promoting happiness within one’s life.
Most gurus and teachers will dedicate time to getting to know any women that book themselves into retreats – and as happiness can vary from person to person, being able to work one on one to ensure that a particular persons’ preferences are met can make a huge difference to the types of experiences offered by these retreats.
They say that nothing ever goes away until it has taught us what we need to know. This saying has become a mantra within retreats in and around Indonesia. Many of these facilities believe that in order to grow, one must first recognise who they are and in order to achieve that goal; meditation, spirituality, serenity and wellness must all be pursued in equal measure.
This is why so many flock to retreats each year and not just to escape the confines of everyday life; but to be able to walk away with a sense of self-worth and gratitude that they may not have possessed previously.
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Spirituality & Motherhood
Choosing to breastfeed
You have probably been through the mill, reading and re-reading a range of information on the pros and cons of feeding your baby exclusively. Many women find that, outside of the usual concerns, being the sole provider of milk can be their biggest concern. Tiredness and the lack of bonding time for fathers and extended family can cause you to change your mind – but these events can be catered to. Breast pumps are a great tool for new mothers to utilize, giving you to option to express milk and to share those all important feeds.
Are breast pumps really useful?
Some mothers (and husbands, and mother-in-laws!) may feel that breast pumps are an unnecessary expense, even if they can be helpful in a range of ways. The biggest problem is that, in many cases, this belief is founded in fact.
When a mother can afford to feed her child for free and with the tools at her own disposal, of course a breast pump from BumpBenefits may seem a pointless utensil to have. As a result, they can prove to be more expensive than many deem worthwhile, but believe it or not; health insurance plans in the US must cover the costs (albeit of specific machines).
Holistic Approach To Detox
This type of holistic retreat generally puts into practice the initial detox phase, once the toxins are out of a patients’ system. During this time patients are required to go through 12 steps of recovery (which is a Christian faith based rehabilitation program in itself), which can help to rid an addict of their emotional addiction to drugs.
The first step is of course admitting that you have a problem – and the other steps are similar in nature to help addicts to address their dependency in increments. The last step is to carry the message of the 12-Step program and its effects to others, so that each recovering addict can show support to their fellow addicts and show them how to make their lives better.