Cultivating Connection: A Balinese Adventure

Bali, Indonesia

Cole Chance
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Apr 10 - 16, 2017
Group size: 12-18
Cultivating Connection: A Balinese Adventure
Bali, Indonesia

Cole Chance
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3 reviews

Deposit: $800
Apr 10 - 16, 2017
Group size: 12-18

About this trip

Join Cole Chance and Jen Hilman for an unforgettable getaway deep in the heart of Bali.  We will spend 7 days and 6 nights at Bali Mountain Retreat, situated in the lush jungle at the foot of Mt. Batukaru, one of Bali's oldest (dormant!) volcanoes. This magical venue provides us the perfect space to unplug from the hustle and bustle of our daily lives and get reconnected to what is most important. 

We will be exploring the fundamentals of Yoga as a Self practice, Therapeutic Acro Yoga as a shared, partner practice, and Thai Yoga Massage as a practice of giving and receiving.  These playful, interactive modalities and intentional activities give us an opportunity to deepen our connection and relationships on every level.  

The true meaning of Namaste is "I SEE YOU".  During this week in a secluded natural oasis, we will cultivate and rekindle the compassion and perspective to be able to recognize the light in ourselves and others.  We are so excited to create, share, and experience this sacred journey with you! 

Early Bird registration is now open! 


Early Bird: until Dec 1st


Regular Registration: Until April 1st


Deposit: $400 due upon registration (50% refundable up to 90 days before retreat)

Total Balance due by: March 1st

*Once your registration is received, we will schedule a phone interview so we can get to know you and answer whatever additional questions you may have.  Be sure to include your email so we can contact you! 


1 Hr. Thai massage with Jen or Cole

$60 prebook/$75 upon arrival


All rooms accommodate 2 people and can either have twin or shared beds.  Rooms include en suite bathroom, daily housekeeping, and large balcony or veranda with lush garden and coastal views.  


Jen and Cole met in the fall of 2014 and fell in love almost immediately! With shared backgrounds in yoga, video, Thai massage and a mutual passion for international travel, it’s as if the pair were destined to come together from the start. They began their collaborative work in 2015 when Cole joined Jen to co-teach the 2015 Integral Travel advanced Thai Yoga Massage training program. Since then, the two have had various opportunities to teach domestically and abroad and look forward to sharing their unique perspectives with you in this week long immersion.

What’s included

~6 nights accommodation at Bali Mountain Retreat with daily housekeeping

~Shared accommodation, 2 per room

~Pick up and drop off transfers to/from Denpasar Airport to Bali Mountain Retreat (two passenger minimum)

~Complimentary arrival drink & refreshments

~Traditional Balinese Blessing ceremony upon arrival at Mount Batukaru

~Three meals per day, all vegetarian breakfast, lunch, dinner, and afternoon refreshments (vegan, gluten free, and other dietary needs can be accommodated)

~Journey to Tanah Lot, one of the most revered and majestic temple on the island

~All food is local and organic when possible

~Fresh mountain spring, UV filtered water available for drinking

~Free WIFI Access (use own laptop)

~Guided walk to the local Bali Hindu temple in the mountain forest

~Balinese cooking class where you will learn to create the authentic flavors, aromas and textures of Bali

~Yoga, meditation, and dharma talks

~Thai Massage and therapeutic flying workshops with take home manuals 

~Soul dance

Not included

~Airfare to Denpasar

~Travel insurance

~Thai Massage with Jen or Cole...$60 prebook/$75 upon arrival

~incidental expenses

Before You Go

~Please email all travel plans to:

~Be mindful that products such a shampoo/conditioner, soap, bug spray, etc. are as ecologically friendly as possible.  Bali Mountain Retreat prides itself on maintaining a healthy relationship with the land and the surroundings.  

~You will receive a Visa On Arrival when you land in Bali.  This is good for 30 days.  If you plan to extend your stay in the country for more than 30 days, you will need to PAY for your visa when you arrive so you will then be able to extend it at a travel agent in Bali.  Cole and Jen can help you with this process if you are interested in exploring Bali further.

~Weather will be quite warm and humid.  You will not need much more than a light sweater or jacket in the evenings when it cools down slightly.  

~Suggested to be in Bali by the 9th or earlier to acclimate from the travel. 

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    David Overholt
    I'm most excited about meeting Gods and Demons, exploring Bali with one of the most amazing people I've ever met, Coley Chance :), and getting to know Jen and what seems to be an amazing group of soul travelers in the primordial jungle
    Dec. 16, 2016

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Cole Chance
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I had an amzing time during this wonderful retreat. Thank you so much to both Jen and Cole !!! This was an incredible experience that went so much further than my expectations of what a Bali retreat doing Thai massage and yoga had entailed. The retreat location, in a Balinese cloud forest, was gorgeous. Being surrounded by natural beauty was a great way to approach connection and intimacy, becoming better connected with each other and nature. The workshops on Thai massage and acro-yoga were great introductions into practices I want to learn and play with more in the future. The regular morning yoga practices were definitely a lovely way to wake up and start the day. I loved coming down to breakfast waiting for us all in the common dining area. Group meals together were definitely a highlight of the experience. I think food carries such deep cultural tradition of togetherness and connection, sharing and conversing and nuturing each other. I enjoyed the outings, especially the walks through the jungle and learning about wild edibles from the local guides. There were only two things I wanted more of: 1) More free time to just sit and visit with each other, without having the exhaustion of such full days. 2) A longer workshop or retreat in general. Ideally I want it to last a lifetime, but I think at least 2 weeks would be better to more fully integrate the practices and connect with each other. I am really happy that there are so many of this group that all live in Austin and I look forward to reconnecting back home and cooking delicious Balinese food together or practicing yoga and acro and Thai massage with each other. This was more than a workshop. I fully intend to take the genuinity of connection and openness and vunerability with me in life to share and spread more love and connection to as many people as are willing. I think everyone needs to experience this in thier lives. Thank you again.
This retreat was the most amazing experience. It was an incredible combination of activities, wonderful food, fantastic accommodations, and Cole Chance and Jen Hilman were supremely organized and led incredible workshops. Changed my life and view on travel.
Had a great time. Well organized retreat. We stayed at the wonderful Bali Mountain Retreat💕 where they served good food with love and helped us with whatever we needed. Nice rice field trekking, temple trek and much more.... I so thankful for this great experience!