The Next Chapter Retreat

Writing, life reflection, good food, fun, friendship and a little simple luxury.

By Sharingbali@admin ONE TIME ONLY OFFER! 2 for the price of 1. $AUD1895.

This retreat is about taking time out for YOU to explore your story, what’s next, and have some fun enjoying the simple luxury of our life in the village.

And we’re making it so you just can’t say no….

Full retreat price is $AUD1895pp

Bring a friend. Get 2 for the price of 1. $AUD1895.

ONE TIME ONLY OFFER!

Sep 7-11. Limited places.

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Jacq Burns, literary agent and meditation teacher, and I are partnering up to help you map your next chapter. As multiple business starters, country shifters and with the general ability to make something out of nothing, and succeed and fail at it, we have a lot to share.

I’m creating my Next Chapter right now, a little unexpectedly, but it’s all good. I’ve taken time out, thought creatively about who I am, written a lot of stuff down and mapped out my Next Life Chapter. Even though I don’t have all my ducks in a row but I love how it’s shaping up. Once I found my inspiration I knew what to do and got to work to make it happen.

I’ll let Jacq pick up the story….

“Each year I spend 5 days in a stunning village resort in the tropical mountains above Ubud, Bali. I lead a walking-meditation and writers’ retreat with Karen Willis, founder of Sharing Bali.

A mountain stream runs past antique teak bungalows all of which overlook lush green rice paddies. The neighbouring farmers smile a greeting as they pass through the property to drop field fresh produce in the kitchen.

We’ve had a stunning array of guests. Some had not written a word since school, some had written a little and some were published authors. We made magic in our treetop classroom as we played with the life-changing potential of stories, creating and realising ideas we didn’t know we had. And when we laid down our pens had some fun trying things we never had before:

Cycling through Balinese villages. Making banana leave decorations. Taking village walks through rice fields and jungle. Trying out gamelan music, and temple dancing. Grinding spices for traditional recipes and eating smoked duck from banana leaves.

The highlight of our storytelling came when one year a volcano eruption closed the airport. It was far away but close enough to affect the skies for hundreds of miles and keep us on retreat. Over an extended dinner, we fantasised our escape, we allocated roles – victim, hero, rescuer and kept the candles burning as we planned our route through the jungle and across seas home.

This year we are looking at life through story and story through life. Bring any writing project you have and let’s make something of it. Make plans, try ideas out. Maybe even work out what The Next Chapter in your life might look like.”

Full retreat price is $AUD1895pp

Bring a friend. Get 2 for the price of 1. $AUD1895.

ONE TIME ONLY OFFER!

Sep 7-11. Limited places.

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What do you get to do?

Story workshops to map your Next Chapter. There’s free time for you to think, dream, journal, write. Work on your story. Jacq and myself are available for one-on-one sessions. Share your stories (as much as you want to) over drinks in the bale. Learn from others. Celebrate.

Plus…. try eating like you give a damn about yourself; getting your zzz’s (there’s no medal for surviving on 4 hours here); meditating to clear your mind of noise; working on your balance; putting the play back into daily life; cycling the back roads of Bali; getting creative with new ingredients; taking a digital detox; glow-giving body treatments; putting the pleasure back into reading and treating yo’self (sans guilt).

Best of all: you get to enjoy the Simple Luxury of Sharing Bali life. This is not resort life. This is life in a small Bali village with a twist. A gorgeous backdrop as you bring your next chapter to life.

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PS. I know many of you have considered this retreat but haven’t hit the BOOK NOW button. I can hear your thoughts…seems a little self centred and my story’s not that interesting. (how wrong you are). I can’t write (we can help you with that, a few tricks and techniques and a whole new world will open up…. and there’s always the option to hit record on your phone.) I don’t know where to start! (once you get out of the busyness of daily life and don’t have to worry about cooking, cleaning, shopping, schedules etc… yes we do all of that for you… your thoughts become clear.)

Trust me… once you take time out for yourself, you can find the inspiration in your own life. What’s next then gets a whole lot easier.

Full retreat price is $AUD1895pp

Bring a friend. Get 2 for the price of 1. $AUD1895.

ONE TIME ONLY OFFER!

Sep 7-11. Limited places.

DOWNLOAD THE FULL ITINERARY

Next       Go Live The Next Chapter Of Your Life.

*You are welcome to book a one-on-one with Jacq and Karen throughout the retreat. Jacq’s ‘your story map’ technique lets you take a playful look at where you’ve been, where you are now and where to next. Using Karen’s book, we can talk about taking your promises home and preparing for hurdles.

Full retreat price is $AUD1895pp

Bring a friend. Get 2 for the price of 1. $AUD1895.

ONE TIME ONLY OFFER!

Sep 7-11. Limited places.

DOWNLOAD THE FULL ITINERARY

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NAME
Jacq Burns

LIFE STATUS
Story creator, making powerful words and showing others how, book producer, bestseller facilitator.
Left Oz to work in publishing hub of London.
Happily curious, always with an ear for new stories.

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NAME
Karen Willis

LIFE STATUS
Experience Maker. Author. Chasing a dream. Inspiring others to do the same.
Living in a Bali village. Wearing silk sarongs. Cantik the Pomeranian always at my side.

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NAME
Sharing Bali Crew

LIFE STATUS
A unique mosaic of individuals. Multi talented. From trek guide to gourmet goddesses.
Equal ability to work hard or
totally kick back.
Qualifications from the college
of life. Village campus.

WHAT’S NEXT IN YOUR LIFE?

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Sep 7 – 11, 2017

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NO SINGLE SUPPLEMENTS
$AUD1850pp

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