All About Us
All About Us
Bali Wellness Retreat was originally founded as Body and Mind Retreats.
It was conceptualized by the inspiration of our own personal growth and our desire to connect deeply with people interested in living a transformative experience.
Our combined years of experience within the hospitality and events coordinating field provide you with a professional service.
With 30 years of experience under our belt in the hospitality sector and close to a decade in the wellness market, we know all about the logistics that it takes to host a retreat in Bali.
We have personally visited or stayed at each and every venue listed on our site; have developed a relationship with either the owners or management …so when we make a suggestion, we know what we are presenting.
This saves the retreat leader a lot of leg work and from needing to fly over to Bali to personally do an on-site inspection while assisting you to find the right venue for your next retreat.
Our on-ground team is composed of locals from the island of Bali, that will coordinate the back end of the activities needed by the retreat leader.
We put all of our efforts into making it easier for the retreat leader to coordinate their retreat in Bali, so they may focus on the well-being of their participants.
Also known as ‘The Island of the Gods’ or ‘The Island of a thousand temples’, Bali is a perfect location to provide you with the proper ingredients, in creating a wellness retreat.
With the abundant spiritual practices by the Balinese and the natural landscapes that fill the island, Bali gives the support to focus on one’s own healing.
Add some body nurturing with the help of local healthy juices and food for that deeply felt experience.
Andrea started working in leisure/corporate travel and events planning while living in Paris in the late 1980s. She was blessed with the opportunity to travel all around the world while coordinating travel groups.
She moves back to the USA in the late 1990s, where she met a Buddhist Monk that inspired great changes in her life.
After living a shift towards consciousness, she decided to Let Go of what was considered her Comfort Zone and decided to travel around the world on a Sabbatical Journey to ‘walk the talk’ and winded up in Bali in 2003. There she explored the various alternative methods of healing, leading her to encounter a nutritionist, who guided her during a 1 year cleanse.
In living the result of this lifestyle transformation, she shifted her skills to align with her experience. At that moment, she conceptualized Body and Mind Retreats which later expanded to Bali Wellness Retreat & Yoga Travel.
Today, her talents have expanded to Latin America with her first project there, www.ColombiaYogaTravel.com & with more to come……
One of the first faces that you may encounter upon landing, is Sari.
Born and raised in Bali, Sari is there to assist you in creating that perfect retreat by putting her extensive hotel skills into action, so you don’t have to.
From arrival to departure, she is there to help.
Bringing a large group retreat to Bali? No problem.
When things get busier, her sister Ani joins the team!
The Jewel Indonesia Team
Wayan is a Balinese with more than 20 years of experience in the travel and hospitality industry.
He has worked with companies such as Biwa Tours, Marintur, Bali Go Tours and is the sales representative of Smaragd Reizen in Holland.
After Andrea and Wayan met, he decided to create Jewel Indonesia which provides unique travel experiences & excursion in Bali and beyond.
Together they offer their talents in creating memorable experiences while visiting the Island of the Gods, Bali.
These activities may also be added to your retreat in Bali!
Jack's Bali Adventure Team
When creating experiences full of adventure, having a team that supports the group is a vital ingredient.
After working many years with the cruise lines across the world, Jack decided to come back to his native village and start offering tours.
He and his team are key players for some of our amazing excursions.
We would like to thank Akhil and Max for the endless hours that they put into assisting us in re-creating our website!
Thanks to these guys, we are now mobile friendly!