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Mindful Leadership Bali

August 26, 2023 - August 31, 2023

This retreat has been postponed to 2024, please email charlotte@themindfulnessclinic.com.au for details

Are you a leader or aspiring leader? Or do you just want to feel really useful while discovering more about the world and yourself?

The Mindfulness Clinic is collaborating with various stakeholders in providing the experience that will give you this, in Bali!

Embrace life changing mindfulness techniques that can be incorporated into your everyday life to bring you more calm, inner strength and purpose.

Set at the beautiful Zen Resort in Bali, you will immerse yourself in the full Mindfulness experience.

Want time out?  Want to reconnect with the best in you?  Want to be of service?  Want to learn new leadership skills? Want to learn and connect with like-minded people?

We are partnering with Melissa Histon to provide a unique Bali experience for personal insights and growth, combining daily mindfulness and leadership learnings with people from the local village and volunteering activities.

We are so excited to offer “Mindful Leadership Bali – for your Entrepreneurial Spirit” last week in August 2023.

Affected by what we both saw in Bali this year, it has simply been horrendous, with many not knowing if there was food enough for the next day. This is what has inspired this retreat.

This is a non for profit retreat, you will be charged cost but expected to bring funds to plough back into the local community.

The day will start with meditation at sunrise, yoga followed by breakfast and then mindfulness sessions with the afternoons for engaging with the local community and mindful leadership projects as well as free time.

Join us at the beautiful Zen Resort

The Mindfulness Clinic was one of the first to run mindfulness retreats in Bali. We started by offering it to psychologists as part of their professional development. We fell in love with the Zen resort and the people there and have maintained a close relationship with them for the past ten years. We love it also because there is a bit of the old Bali still left there, the daily prayers, the offerings and ceremonies.

The Zen is a special place, some have commented that it along with the mindfulness has opened their hearts. Many have commented after our retreats that it has been a life altering experience. That life before the retreat is different to life after. Part of the reason is also that we take the mindfulness seriously! My intention is that you deepen your self insight, increase your collection of ‘tools’ but also that you will know your way your way back when you get lost.

The Kartini Project

The Manager of the Zen resort Bali Ms Budiani and Charlotte Thaarup started ‘Kartini” in 2012.  The project came about as it was clear that in general girls in Bali are not first priority when it comes to education. Some families simply do not have the money to continue their daughters’ education.  Kartini was designed to ensure that young girls who wanted to stay at school would have the opportunity to do so.  This was done through paying their school fees, and covering the cost of clothing, shoes and other necessary items.

For most years the program has supported twelve girls. Additional training has been offered including in English language, computer skills, contraception and environmental awareness.

During Covid, Kartini ceased taking in new students and all funds went to support the staff at Zen with food supplies.

Kartini Stage 2

It is now time for Stage Two of Kartini. Kartini will become a registered foundation, meaning that donations will be tax deductable.

Stage Two also involves new projects. Kartini will acquire a shop front in Umeanya village to sell products made by local women. This will provide an opportunity for them to earn their own money and to develop further skills.

Another Stage Two project is designed to support young people who would like to get a Diploma in Tourism by paying their college fees. As a way of ‘paying back’, they will have to commit to working in the shop for a certain number of hours. This will enable them to get a reference, as well as to practise their English and computer skills, and gaining retail skills. It is envisioned that the shop proceeds will eventually be able to support the school fee component of Kartini so that the project will be self-funded.

A possible additional project is to deliver products to Australian-based businesses.

If you would like to be part of this exciting development then join us for the ‘Mindful Leadership Retreat’ in August where you will be able to contribute your skills to best support this little project.

You will engage with Kartini girls and interns as well as connecting with Mr Edi, the Major of the village, and Ms Budiani MD of Zen Resort.

Many things need to be organised and many skills are needed:

• Web design and graphic design
• Marketing, advertising
• Retail – costing – display
• Procedures, policies and agreements
• Financials
• Ongoing tutoring/mentoring
• Other?

If you would like to develop your Mindful Leadership skills and be part of this exciting project this retreat is for you.

During your Mindfulness Retreat you will:

  • Enjoy relaxing massages, empowering yoga and fresh foods that will have you feeling refreshed and rejuvenated
  • Discover simple, powerful mindfulness techniques that reduce stress, bringing calm and peace to your body and soul, techniques you can take with you after retreat and continue at home in everyday life
  • Gain an improved understanding of mindfulness theory behind the techniques, the benefits of daily mindfulness practices and how to use them to bring calm to any situation
  • Learn about how the unique combination of neuroscience and Buddhist psychology can work together for a calmer, kinder, lighter life


  • Transportation to and from Zen resort and Denpasar airport
  • Full accommodation (6 days)
  • Wonderful healthy local food
  • All workshop presentations
  • Full mindfulness course including manual + links to all audios
  • Core Strengths Assessment identifying, motivational value, strengths and overdone strengths and conflict sequence.
  • Daily Mid morning and mid afternoon coffee/tea and healthy snacks
  • 1 hour Daily Sunrise Meditation
  • 1 hour Daily Sunrise Yoga
  • 1 hour Daily Sunset Yoga
  • 1 hour Ayurveda treatment
  • Daily Flowers and fruit baskets
  • Free mineral water
  • 21% Government tax & service

Your Host

Charlotte Thaarup will be facilitating the Mindful Leadership – for your Entrepreneurial Spirit retreat. Charlotte is a mediator, coach, and clinical mindfulness consultant with local and international experience facilitating mindfulness and mindfulness-based workshops.

Limited spaces available: Reserve your retreat space today

The cost for the retreat includes $1500 from each person to Kartini Stage Two.

To secure your spot, use the links below.

Single: $4199

Click here to pay $350 AUD deposit

Click here to pay $4199 AUD full payment

Double per person (must be booked by two people): $3699

Click here to pay $350 AUD deposit

Click here to pay $3699 AUD full payment

If this stirs your heart, email Charlotte at charlotte@themindfulnessclinic.com.au to secure your spot or request more information.


August 26, 2023
August 31, 2023
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