Below are testimonials posted by former guests.
For the sake of brevity we present a few.
Everything about this retreat was such an incredible experience. I was looking for something that I could escape to and forget about the real world for a minute . I was very sad and lost. I was in a rut with my life. I am 53 and want to be as happy as I possibly can be. There is so much in life that it can be overwhelming. To be honest I had no idea what to expect from this retreat? I truly believe it has helped me realize how important it is to take care of yourself before you can do anything else. I have gained so much knowledge from the most amazing educators who really care about helping people. I also am so grateful to have met such amazing lovely people from all over the world. It truly was a blessing to have had such a wonderful week. Thanks Mitch you have created a wonderful paradise for people to come. Take care xx
Shelley Asquith (Australia), August 2023 Retreat
I attended Mitch’s retreat in July 2023 and have waited a couple of months to write this review to see how I felt about the retreat after returning to my regular life. I found the retreat to be fantastic while I was there. Mitch has put together a highly skilled group of healers from many backgrounds and disciplines. You are immersed in a variety of healing modalities throughout the week that together bring a level of healing that cannot be matched by each one alone. This is carefully orchestrated and watched over by Mitch to make sure that each participant is receiving the best treatments for their situation. The food was outstanding and the team’s care of us was warm and wonderful. The accommodation is spacious, clean and very peaceful. But has it actually changed my life? The simple answer is yes. I came with an open mind, but no real knowledge of the different healings offered. I was hopeful of change but trying not to be too optimistic. I was very stressed and overwhelmed by issues in my life that I could not change and had shut down. During this week I was able to become calm, resolve issues in ways I had not expected and come away with some skills and a different way of looking at my world and the purpose of my life. My life has been profoundly changed, I have continued to meditate each day, pray and feel that I am able to face my challenges better and access assistance. My crippling anxiety, which I have dealt with for six years is still gone and I have been able to deal with situations without it returning. I cannot recommend this retreat more highly. Its special format works and provides healing in ways that may surprise you.
Karen Bailey (Australia), July (late) 2023 Retreat
Well, what can I say… do yourself a kindness and just fo this retreat! It is magical. I went in with no expectations and Mitch and his beautiful team exceeded anything and everything I thought it could have possibly been. The food was divine…fresh and flavoursome! My co-retreaters were very special people that I will never forget. Don’t wait for the right time…it may never be. I can assure you though the right will be AT THE RETREAT! Don’t deny yourself…
My experience with Mitch and his team at Bali Holistic Retreat was exceptional. Mitch creates a safe and welcoming space where you immediately feel comfortable and at ease. Whether you are just beginning your spiritual journey, or you are well down the path, you will truly enjoy each of the holistic/spiritual healing sessions and experiences that make up this retreat. Nothing is rammed down your throat here – you are provided the space to deeply connect with yourself and explore a range of healings that feel comfortable to you. For me, this was exactly the environment I was after. The other highlight you will experience is the food!!! Every meal has a sense of anticipation, wondering what delightful cuisine you’ll be enjoying. Each meal is accompanied by a range of cleansing juices and teas, ensuring you’re taking care of your body, as well as your mind and spirit. If you’re looking for a genuine, safe and welcoming retreat to re-connect with yourself and really experience healing, then this is the retreat for you. So long as you can handle Mitch’s dad jokes, you’ll love everything about this beautiful place.
Stew Hawkey (Australia), July (late) 2023 Retreat
Words cannot express the life changing experience I was so fortunate to take part of during this retreat. Mitch and his staff provided 5 star service every step of the way. Every meal was healthy, yet tasty, and freshly prepared three times a day. The retreat itself provided life changing experiences that you would have to experience to believe. The mental, physical and spiritual healing I experienced and witnessed was comparable to nothing I’ve ever witnessed or experienced in my life. Whether you are already on the road to your journey, or attempting to figure it all out, this retreat is for you! Definitely one of Bali’s hidden gems. Thank you Mitch, Made’ and staff for a mind blowing experience!
Kim Watson (USA), July (early) 2023 Retreat
This retreat was truly wonderful! An intense week of digging deep and letting go. I had some very profound moments throughout the week that I have no words to even begin to explain. You have to see it / feel it for yourself to believe it! I felt shifts within my mind and energy field within the first day. The healers are incredible and the staff are absolutely beautiful! Every meal was exceptional! A great way to start kick start your healing journey!
D’Arcy (Australia), July (early) 2023 Retreat
After a rather intense, burnout-inducing year or two, it was fate that my search for a ‘healing retreat in Bali’ landed here. Mitch’s authenticity and no-nonsense attitude speaks to you on the pages of his retreat website, and I feel it really sets the tone for the experience ahead. On the surface it seems like the retreat will offer a mere taster of a variety of healing modalities. Yet somehow the combination of everything offers a much deeper, personalised journey, where each experience leads into the next to offer a blend of surprising and sometimes awe-inspiring insights on the path to self-discovery and energetic healing. It was an absolute pleasure to share the experience with my fellow retreat companions too. I loved how quickly we began to bond and share our insights and discoveries after each new experience. The daily breakfast, lunch and dinner gatherings further consolidated this sense of connection and unity. Not to mention the amazing hospitality and delicious, wholesome, healing food prepared by Ibu Made and Wayan. I left feeling really spoiled in a good way, and missing their rainbow plate of healthy, tasty treats and therapeutic wisdom. I could write more and more about this experience but instead it’s best to summarise it in one last paragraph. This retreat for me is the definition of holistic healing and I left literally buzzing, feeling lighter, joyful and operating on a much higher frequency than when I arrived. Writing this a couple of weeks later, having travelled back to Singapore to pack up my life and then move across the globe with my husband, cat and 3 suitcases, I can honestly say I am still holding on to the ‘white light’, essential teachings and insights (which were plenty) from the 6-7 days of this retreat. Thank you so much Mitch, all the healers and wonderful friends I shared this experience with. I am still holding on to my green ‘heart of Bali’ and will return to see you again soon.
Michiko Fujii (England), July (early) 2023 Retreat
A life changing experience in the tranquility of a Balinese villa, hosted by the most wonderful collection of beings. During one week, you’ll be hosted by Mitch and his team. Mitch himself is the main host and a surprising human being, he knows how to talk and create a wonderful experience for everyone. He is supported by sweetest Ibu Made and Waylan who will support your physical body with the most delicious foods, juices and laughs every day. Last but not least is Cruz, the dog who walks around and keeps everything and everyone balanced and in place. For the lack of other words I would describe the retreat as a kick starter for a healthier and more spiritual life. Every day you are given experiences that will open your eyes for other ways of being and you will be inspired to use that into your life outside of the retreat. Wether it is the consistency of sleep, meditation every morning, energy healing or just eating healthy, you will take some of it home with you. Others have described the retreat as a spiritual Long Island Iced Tea. A hard cocktail of treatments, sessions and experiences that will have an impact on your soul, body and mind. My experience in the holistic retreat has been one that changed the relationship I have with myself, the world around me and the universe. I have seen life in a new light and I can not and will not go back to the old. I am forever grateful for all the people who were a part of my experience, and myself for giving this retreat is a chance.
Thom Schrama (Netherlands), July (early) 2023 Retreat
I had the most life changing experience at this healing retreat: if I try to explain it – you wouldn’t believe me. This is something that you have to experience on your own and it’s very well worth it.
Tanika (USA), June 2023 Retreat
I recently had the opportunity to attend the Bali Holistic Retreat located in Sanur, Bali, and it was an incredibly fulfilling and rejuvenating experience. The location of the retreat in Sanur was ideal. Sanur is known for its tranquil and laid-back atmosphere, making it the perfect place to embark on a healing journey. The retreat was situated in a peaceful and serene area, away from the hustle and bustle of the main tourist areas. It provided a peaceful oasis where I could truly unwind and focus on my well-being. The accommodations at Bali Holistic Retreat in Sanur were excellent. The rooms were comfortable, clean, and beautifully designed. I stayed in a private villa, which offered a sense of privacy and tranquility. The villa was well-appointed with modern amenities and provided a peaceful sanctuary to relax and recharge. The retreat’s program was thoughtfully curated, offering a wide range of activities and workshops designed to promote healing and self-discovery. Each day started with gentle yoga and meditation sessions, which helped me connect with my body and calm my mind. The instructors were skilled and provided individual attention, ensuring that participants of all levels could benefit from the practice. The classes, healing sessions and activities at the retreat were diverse and engaging. From mindfulness and stress management workshops to holistic healing therapies and energy work, there was something for everyone. The facilitators were knowledgeable, passionate, and created a supportive environment for exploration and personal growth. One of the highlights of the retreat was the opportunity to indulge in holistic massage and reflexology treatments. These treatments were not only incredibly relaxing but also helped promote overall well-being and balance. The food at Bali Holistic Retreat was exceptional. The retreat emphasized healthy and nourishing meals, using locally sourced ingredients. The menu was well-balanced, offering a variety of plant-based options, as well as options for those with dietary restrictions. The meals were not only delicious but also focused on supporting the body’s healing process. The staff at Bali Holistic Retreat were friendly, attentive, and dedicated to creating a welcoming and supportive environment. They were always available to answer questions, provide guidance, and ensure that each guest’s needs were met. Their genuine care and hospitality added to the overall positive experience. I felt at home at this retreat Overall, Bali Holistic Retreat in Sanur is a haven for those seeking healing and rejuvenation. With its serene location, comfortable accommodations, diverse program, nourishing cuisine, and attentive staff, the retreat provides a holistic experience that nurtures the mind, body, and spirit. Whether you’re looking to relax, heal, or embark on a personal journey of self-discovery, Bali Holistic Retreat in Sanur is an excellent choice. I will always be grateful to Mitch and his team for this experience.
Gajaeshini (Singapore), June 2023 Retreat
I was fortunate enough to stumble across the Bali Holistic retreat after trying to find a retreat in Bali that focused exclusively on spirituality. There are many ‘spiritual retreats’ on offer in Bali, but I found that most of these were mostly focused on Yoga, with some meditation attached. Instead, I had wanted to take my meditation and spirituality practices further, and I came across Mitch’s program offering a truly ‘holistic’ spiritual retreat. If you are looking for a truly spiritual adventure offering more than just a week of yoga and smoothies, know that you are in the right place. This is your sign! From his many years in Bali working with true spiritual masters, Mitch has carefully curated an excellent weeklong program of healers and gurus for a truly unique and heart-opening experience. The villas were clean, comfortable, and peaceful creating the perfect environment to relax. The teachers, healers and gurus were truly amazing. I would wholeheartedly recommend it to anyone seeking personal growth, spiritual nourishment, and a deeper connection with themselves and the world around them.
Chris Abbott (USA), June 2023 Retreat
“I had a deep energy cleansing at the retreat thanks to the healers I met. They lit up my way on my spiritual journey and gave me great insights into who I truly am. The host and staff are extremely supportive and friendly. I felt home all the time and nourished physically with the most delicious meals each day!
Changfang (Germany), May 2023 Retreat
The best retreat ever. All type of healers healing in d best way inclusive of so much healing and coaching. Mitch has been a wonderful man. Guiding us all thru and willing to listen and advice accordingly. Worth a millions. Thanks.
Jaspal (Malaysia), May 2023 Retreat
I was very satisfied with my experience at Holistic Retreat Bali. There were many things I loved about this retreat. I loved the beauty of the villa. It was a private, tropical oasis, a perfect place to reflect and relax. I loved the fact that there were only a maximum of 6 guests, so we could get a more personalized experience. I loved the variety of healing modalities offered. Each day there was something to look forward to. Not so much that it gets overwhelming and tiring, or too few that you would get bored. I loved the freshly prepared, delicious and healthy Balinese food offered and the warm and gracious hospitality of everyone there. Thanks for the wonderful experience!
Annie (Japan), May 2023 Retreat
“This was an amazing retreat. The rooms were spacious, and the food was just the best. The staff took such great care of us. Every day just got better and better. It felt like the healers were somehow arranged as we needed them. It’s like you were just opening yourself up more and more each day, ready to receive more spiritual information. It felt like every healer somehow prepared you up for the next so you can go deeper within. I don’t have the words to describe how much this retreat has changed me. Thanks Mitch and family (Made and Wayan).”
Marushka (South Africa), March 2023 Retreat
I spontaneously decided to do this retreat after reading such a great recommendation on pinterest. To be honest, I wasn’t really sure what to expect. I think that was the right thing for me, because that way I was completely open to what awaited me there. Even the way to the two villas is beautiful and when I first met Ibu Made and Wayan, I immediately felt very welcome. I immediately liked the group of people with whom I was able to undertake this exciting journey together and although I was the only non-native English speaker and sometimes had difficulty following the exciting conversations at the table, I felt very comfortable. It’s unbelievable how many experiences you get in this one week, how many great healers and people you get to experience. Mitch has really succeeded in creating something very special, which you certainly won’t find again in a hurry. Since you eat breakfast, lunch and dinner together there every day, I would like to emphasize the outstandingly good food from Ibu Made and Wayan, I was already looking forward to the next meal at every meal. And I could never list the multitude of different freshly squeezed juices, each one simply delicious! It was a really special week that I will certainly not forget! A little tip on the side: you should treat yourself to a few days of vacation afterwards with nothing to do in order to be able to process everything in peace.
Miriam (Germany), February 2023 Retreat
I had the most amazing week at this retreat. Mitch designed a great program which allowed me to experience so many spiritual healing modalities which greatly guided me on my journey. I came out feeling lighter and with so much more clarity about my life and myself. Mitch has found some amazing local healers which is quite hard to find if you were doing this on your own. It was so nice to spend time with such like-minded bunch of people and to be so well looked after by Mitch and his lovely team. If you are looking for a Spiritual retreat I definitely recommend this one!!
Sonia Ramdev, February 2023 Retreat
Had an amazing experience, from start to finish. This retreat was a great balance of lightheartedness and laughs, as well as deep discussions and healing. Rooms were spacious and we were well looked after and fed by Mitch, Ibu Made and Wayan. The healing itinerary was varied, and whilst there was an intense amount of healing it was well-paced. The calibre of healers are second to none, this retreat was really an unforgettable experience. Highly recommend for those beginning their spiritual journey, as well as those that are quite deep into it.
Olivia Chaisumdet (Australia), January 2023 Retreat
I can only recommend this retreat to anyone who is looking for a new world of clarity and wellness. What a wonderful and intense week. Working with so many healers in such a short amount of time is an experience that is hard to describe. You have to feel this. I also felt at home in the resort. Everyone has their own space where they can relax and have time to process. The food was wonderful, healthy and is made with a lot of love. Thank you Made and Wayan. Mitch is a wonderful and lovely person who not only makes you laugh, but also shares many interesting stories from his life. 5 stars out of 5 and I would happily give many more!
Jenny Fuchs(Germany), January 2023 Retreat
Upon approaching the retreat , I had butterflies was a tad nervous & also excited that I was doing a wellness retreat, the idea always appealed to me however booking one was just a thought, a dream really. I went with 5 friends & what an experience it was, we were indulged with therapies- yoga , massage , reiki , morning meditation , tai chi , healers , water blessings etc. I enjoyed the variety of different practices each individual, each nourishing your very soul.
Early to bed & early to rise, the villas are comfy, the outdoor spaces lush , I mean you are in Bali – & then you have Made , she nourished & fed us & laughed with us & her many concoctions , one being of lemon grass, honey & ginger tea are next level amazing , the list goes on …thank you Made & Wayan for your attention , kindness & love.
Mitch , you are a Gem ( I’m not joking , I’m being serious ! ) I enjoyed every meal at the round table with you , each conversation each p a u s e , thanks for being a fab facilitator , I look forward to catching up with you when I next visit Bali . X
Caron, Australia, Oct 2022
Ok…. Here goes, I was a sceptic before the retreat and was pretty sure I would learn nothing, gain no insights and struggle with every moment I was there…. How wrong I was.
Mitch and the team are outstanding humans. The experiential learning I got was out of this world and boy oh boy was I amazed by some of the treatments I received. Thanks Mitch for your authenticity and for the laughs we had along the way.
Maria, Australia, Oct 2022
Authentic retreat that welcomes all. Mitch the facilitator has created an amazing experience packed with various therapies and adventures. Some may bring up deep emotions others will blow your mind. Made, the hostess at the retreat is always on standby by natural therapies and ideas to cleanse the spirit and body. Small group programs making it very hands on. Rooms are authentic and the swimming pools are lovely.
Yvonne, Australia, Oct 2022
The retreat was an incredible experience from start to finish. Everyday we had relaxing and spiritual activities, from meeting traditional healers (that will blow your mind) to morning meditations.
The villa is beautiful and for our stay we had delicious healthy foods and juices.
The retreat was a spiritual and eye-opening experience that I will treasure for the rest of my life. I learnt so much about myself and about living a holistic lifestyle.
Mitch and his wonderful staff facilitated the whole experience with the warm and welcoming environment to all. I would recommend this retreat to others.
Jordan (NZ), September 2022
10/10!! It’s hard to put the amazing experience into words! The hospitality, venue and people you meet during your journey here is something you’ll never experience anywhere else. I’m forever grateful for the ‘reset’ this provided for my life and I never would have been able to meet the group of experienced experts who worked with us had I not attended this retreat. Highly recommend!
Elizabeth Lachowitzer, July (late) 2022
It’s a WOW from me…..I’m home now and still soaking up the experience. From the moment I made contact with Mitchell I knew this was the retreat for me. Paradise for me was where I felt safe to be me i could surrender and open up about my life,learn new techniques of relaxation and healing.The practices of all of our therapists were so special ,individualized and shared with love and compassion .Top that with the most beautiful food made with love by magic made and wayan and awesome humour from Mitchell and you’ve got the perfect recipe for a life experience you will never forget. THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart.
Mandi Bryson, July (late) 2022
I made the choice to seek out a retreat in Bali, I felt I needed to rebalance my self and make a couple of changes along the way. I feel that by choosing the Holistic Retreat Bali I made one of the best investments in me.
This retreat truly has the best most authentic team around them.
Mitch is a true Facilitator of people who divides the platform for individuals whatever your background to come together in a safe place to heal you.
We had beautiful big rooms, for your own privacy and space, we all came together daily for our meals which were simply delicious.
Our days started with yoga and meditation. We were given a program at the beginning of our stay with was very well balanced and not overloaded. Each healer that we saw was very invested in you and giving you the support, guidance that they had to offer. I was very impressed with all of the professionals that I was very fortunate to have meet.
I cannot recommend Holistic Retreat Bali enough…. Invest in you book your retreat today!
Lynne (Perth), July (late) 2022
My experience at Bali Holistic Retreat was everything I could hope for in my first post lock down trip from AU . From Mitch ( the facilitator) who coordinated the week and schedules for each guest perfectly to the many hand chosen therapists who amaze you with their insights into your soul.
A big thanks also to Eef who took us on an incredible morning to meet and experience a Balinese healer. Special thanks also to Made who cooked and served the amazing meals we had over the 6 days.
I met and made new “ besties “ from our group , Mitch included, and I cannot thank him enough for making the week everything I could of hoped for . . I will definitely be back every year for a recharge ! xxx
Mary, July (early) 2022
For the first time in my whole life, and to celebrate my 40th birthday, I decided to attend a retreat. I needed this time alone, off my way too much busy life. Wasn’t looking for just some kind of yoga retreat…wanted something more complete. That is exactly what I found at Mitch’s place.
I am from Canada and even if this place is more than 30 hours flight and 12 hours jet lag for me, I would go back anytime.
Had such great experiences…much more than what I was expecting. Met GREAT people. Words are hard to find to describe the week I had over there but let me just say I would recommend the Bali Holistic Retreat to my dearest friends and family members.
This retreat was amazing, it’s a life changing experience and you won’t regret it. The villa is beautiful with spacious rooms and lovely bathrooms.
The meals are delicious and healthy authentically cooked Indonesian food. Mitch is a great facilitator, he’s funny and really takes the time to get to know each of his guests. If you’re just starting to dip your toe into the “spiritual waters” he serves as a great guide and is unafraid to candidly share his personal experiences.
And the healers… wow! Like nothing I have ever experienced before. Every day uncovered something unique for me to heal. I feel much lighter and healthier after just one week. Would definitely go again
Hayley 23 May 20222
I had such an awesome time on this retreat and met some beautiful souls. It was really well structured with 3 healthy meals a day (THANK YOU Made and team, love you guys), with the right amount of healers and trips outside the retreat. I’ve taken some excellent tools away with me and it’s helped me refocus on my goals. I just wanted to say THANKS to Mitch for being a great facilitator and making sure that we were all looked after, bless you!!
Amit, 24 Jun 2019
Finding Mitch’s retreat turned out to be absolutely the best thing at the best time for me. This year started with a life threatening diagnosis, but after deciding to ‘own’ the situation and not be defined by it, I researched where to go to strengthen my resolve. A big part of ‘Paradise’ was the limit to six guests, the variety of healers and different treatments. Not a ‘lie round the pool and order another cocktail’ kind of a place, but a sanctuary of meditation and extraordinary experiences. Mitch in his relaxed way guided us through many discussions over the meal table, and a lot was to be learnt! So so lucky with the mix of people from different continents, we bonded really well, and laughed our way through some special and inexplicable events! Late evening cake safari was one of the highlights! Thank you to Mitch and especially the wonderful and intuitive Made. I came home with one physical change and the seeds of many spiritual changes. Bali Holistic fabulousness…
Sue Knox, 23 June 2019
What I was most grateful for…
Feeling alike the 5 ladies on our journey, Sharing our deep breath meditation experience together – just wow. Mitch’s very welcome quirky sense of humor which kept the retreat real and grounded less any unnecessary fluff. Made’s nurturing love & care which made it feel like home and family, Understanding from all when I needed a little me time. Our final brunch together where we could celebrate our journey together mindlessly and reconnect playfully. To have experienced spiritual freedom. There are many more but I don’t want to spoil the surprise
Thanks Mitch & family, so appreciative of that week
Samantha Tamba, 6 June 2019
Wow….a week that felt like it took a month…but so worthwhile. Fabulous healers that go beyond what I have ever experienced before. Love to everyone and much gratitude for making this such a life changing experience.to the lovely ladies on this retreat, thanks for everything..how cool to meet you all….dont forgot the NZ lamb, kapiti cheeses and wines we will have when you come over for dinner lol.
Many many thanks to Mitch, Made, Nash, Bridget, Gaby…and all the other healers who made this trip so special.
Alex Taylor, 8 June 2019
Relaxing, welcoming, rejuvenating with a touch of adventure. Truly unique experience providing me with the tools to increase my passion for a better lifestyle, physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually and allowing me to approach everything every day. It was a week filled with personal discovery, emotional cleansing, recovery and fulfilment. I came with an open mind, let go of my expectations and surrendered myself to the process, sometimes it wont be easy but you’ll be so glad you did. Thank you Mitch, Made, Elu, all of the healers and the five beautiful women who attended the retreat with me for this life changing experience, Elizabeth xoxo
Elizabeth Driver, 28 May 2019
Coming on this retreat I whole heartedly believed I would leave a happier me. I knew my heart was seeking something and that BALI, this retreat had what I needed. What I didn’t know was that I would leave completely changed! My world was tilted on its axis! Never before in my life was I able to look at my self in the mirror and smile like I did at loved ones, or passing strangers! The infinite power and grace of our universe blessed me and for that I am eternally changed! And forever grateful! Thank you so much Mitch for your loving kindness and opening your home to us all! Thank you for sharing your incredible wisdom and sharing your connections with us for a most powerful weekend! This experience was breathtakingly beautiful and I will cherish the friendships and memories I gained for all my life!
Christen Hansen, 24 April 2019
It has taken me a few weeks to digest and find the right words to accurately describe my time at Villa Paradise. From the moment I arrived, the first out of six guests for the March retreat, I felt at home and at ease. I felt that I could at last relax and unburden my mind from the stresses of the everyday routine, the constant nagging in my mind to push myself beyond capacity, and let go of the tightness in my body. What freedom.
The week that followed was even more incredible than I had imagined and I found myself on the most amazing journey of self discovery. Holistic healing had not been much of a consideration in the past. But let me say it has become the most vital part of my being and has started a journey I can only hope will last a lifetime.
From the beginning, Mitch was a gracious host who shared not only every meal but also his wisdom, love and support for whatever emotional baggage we happened to bestow upon him.
Thank you, Mitch, for listening and absorbing what we brought to the table every day. It means more than I can articulate and I feel that I have gained such a valuable friendship that I can call upon at any time for support, to remind me what is important and to encourage the journey I am on.
To Kerry, Amanda, Vicky, Renee and Chris – thank you for embarking on this journey with me and for opening your hearts so fully. What an incredible experience to share! I always felt so supported and surrounded by courage and not once doubted the purpose we were all brought together.
Thank you to Monica, Bridget, Jon, Kadek, kako, Indri, Made, Iluh – you have opened my eyes to a world of love, support, mindfulness and happiness. So many things that have seemed so foreign for so long in my life.
I initially saw this retreat as a stepping stone in my journey. I now see it as a spring board that has allowed me to leap forward and view the world and my circumstances in a whole new light.
Thank you for this experience. I will treasure it and share what I have learnt with so many if it means they too can start their own journeys of discovery.
Kate, 9 April 2019
Holistic Bali Retreat was a remarkable journey of self reflection, growth and empowerment. My decision to attend the retreat stemmed from a deep need for change in my life and I found all that I needed to make it happen when I returned home. There is a certain point in one’s life where time and space are needed to gain perspective.
The staff at Bali Holistic Retreat provided a beautiful, safe and comfortable environment that supported my journey. I experienced a number of alternative physical and spiritual healings that have no doubt changed me for the better. I would recommend this retreat to anyone seeking change and would in particular recommend it to solo travelling women. I felt very safe throughout the journey.
I do recommend extending your stay a few days to explore Bali and process a bit before attempting to travel home.
Amanda, 7 April 2019
At 42 years of age and never having travelled on my own abroad before, this was quite a leap of faith for me. But from my first enquiry a few months ago, right through to going back to the airport at the end of my trip last week, Mitch was the perfect facilitator putting me at my ease, and giving me the confidence and re-assurance that I could do this. I knew the week on this retreat would be life enhancing, but I did not realise that it was going to be life changing.
The week itself was a perfect mix of activities, such as yoga, tai-chi and meditation; therapies; and different energy healings, but also giving enough free time to be able to take everything in and process all the information and help we were given.
I got so much more out of the whole experience than I ever thought possible. Mitch, and everyone who works with him, are total professionals who are clearly excellent at what they all do. Mitch has a wonderful way of not only being the perfect host to everyone individually, but also to us as a whole group. Villa Paradise really is a slice of paradise – a safe haven for us all to explore our own vulnerabilities and personal challenges, and to come out feeling like you can take on the world.
I cannot praise this retreat enough. Everything, from the food and the amazing juices everyday made by the wonderful Made; to sharing this experience with people you have never met before, that become friends for life; to the mind expanding healings and treatments; and of course to Mitch; I genuinely cannot say enough positive things about this week. I took a massive step outside my comfort zone and ventured half way across the world on my own, and it is something that I will never forget, and that has changed my life for the better.
Thank you to Mitch, and everyone that works with you (a little special mention to the lovely Bridget as well), and also to my friends that I made on the retreat: Kerry; Amanda; Kate; Renee: and Chris. It was the best decision I ever made to take this journey xx
Vicky, 29 March 2019
What an amazing experience!
Beautiful facilities, people, food, weather, sessions, healers etc…My daughter and I were so drawn to Bali, felt the need to take in a retreat. Read content and reviews on many that were offered! But felt very drawn to this amazing retreat. We were so well guided! Mitch runs a life changing retreat.
Such an amazing group of like minded people. Felt a beautiful connection immediately with these beautiful people. Made life long friends!
Such a nice blend of yoga, meditation, healings, pool time, experiences. So much variety! Absolutely loved our week.
Very gifted healers. Made past pains surface, feel them and release!
Left with so much love in my heart!
Melaine Bauche, 25 February 2019
My mother and I were referred to this wonderful retreat from a friend who had attended a few months prior. Thank goodness we took her seriously and booked because it was the most wonderful and life changing experience. Bali and the experiences that Mitch coordinates for his guests will forever hold a special place in my heart.
Mitch has hand selected tried and true healers from all walks of life including several traditional balinese healers. The experiences that guests receive are well rounded and serve you physically, mentally and emotionally and it is quite the journey! Expect to laugh, expect to cry and most importantly, expect to fall in love with the people, places and faces you meet at Bali Holistic Retreat!
If the healing and personal growth opportunity isn’t enough to sway your decision, let the capacity to build these lifelong friendships and memories bring you here.
For you I am eternally grateful,
Thank you Mitch and your tremendous healing family <3
Lacey, 25 February 2019
A spur of the moment decision to join this retreat turned out to be the best decision of my life. Mitch does everything to ensure the retreat is of the highest quality & he injects his Aussie humor & candor along the way. All of the healers & practitioners had something unique to offer & each of them individually are of the highest standards to ensure breakthroughs in whatever areas of life you require.
I have come away with a new family & experiences I will never forget.
I absolutely loved that we went to see a Balian healer & a Listrik healer as both experiences were incredible. The visit to the Temple with Kadek informing us every step of the way was a real highlight also.
As the week evolved, layer by layer healing occurred, mentally, emotionally & physically. Made provided so much love & support along with absolutely delicious, colorful & healthy meals.
This is not just a relaxing retreat it is a place to dive deep into yourself & grow amid the most supportive
Thanks Mitch for the most wonderful week.
Oceana Hawkins, 21 February 2019
It has been just over two weeks since returning from this gem of a retreat and I can still feel it linger in the cells of body, within the essence of my spirit and in my heart.
By divine grace this retreat found me in an unexpected online search one Sunday morning and upon hearing about it I reached out to Mitch (the bubbly kind hearted sincere facilitator) – who was patient with offering email exchanges and space to find out if this was the place for me. Something in me knew I had to go on this trip.
If this has found you – all I can say is there is reason and you need to trust it and lean into it. I look back at those treasured days and it feels like a dream – a dream to grant myself the space to go on a deeper journey within surrounded in a beautiful space. A sacred retreat created by Mitch, supported by the warmth and nourishing foods prepared with such love by Made and Eeluh and of course the uniquely gifted and grounded healers.
I learnt on this trip every healer we will ever meet is unique – and if you are open to it they will reveal a part of yourself to you in a way and message that only that individual can bring.
There is a knowing that the effects of this trip will stay with me for a long time and it has been an incredibly soulful nourishing experience. One which continues to be the gift that keeps on giving. I am so appreciative of this retreat and all the lovely beings who make it what it is – thank you.
London Linda, 22 November 2019
I came to this retreat not sure what to really expect but definitely knew that if I came with an open mind and let things happen as they did I wouldn’t be disappointed…and I wasn’t!
This retreat is like none-other. Mitch (retreat owner/facilitator) along with Made and Eluh has carefully crafted an environment where you feel 100% comfortable and at ease. While I’d say retreats or getaways are “tourist” oriented – meaning that they’ll take you around town and stop at tourist destinations for shopping, people you meet have no connection to the people who run the retreat, etc. This retreat is not like that. Mitch is really focused on why you’re here and how he can help. He will never try to sell you anything or pitch anything.
The healers that you meet on this retreat – amazing. The healers you meet have personally known Mitch for many years and/or come as recommendations from people he trusts. You won’t find these healers in the phone books or with ads in touristy spots. They’re real and they definitely know what they’re doing.
I won’t go into details my personal experience as I think everyone needs to experience this themselves but I will say that I did flip-flop a bit on coming as I came all the way from Canada (flights/distance are pretty high from this side of the world!). I’m super happy I decided to come on the retreat. It is truly one of the most amazing experiences you will have and Mitch, Made and Eluh are the absolute best! Miss you all! ❤️
Linda Nguyen, 1 December 2019
If you’re looking for experience that will truly open your mind, body and soul to authentic healing and spiritual growth, you don’t need to look any further than Holistic Retreat Bali. If you need a second opinion? Ask me again – I’m a raving fan!
Big bunches of love and thanks to Mitch and the incredible healers who invested so much during the December 2018 retreat. It is an experience that will remain close to my heart forever more.
In the year or so leading up to the retreat, I’d say I had hit rock bottom and was cracked right open emotionally. I was carrying scars and deep emotional wounds from grief and trauma. The retreat enabled me to re-balance my energy, restore faith in myself and equipped me with tools to make a positive difference in my personal and spiritual growth.
Pam Foster, 26 December 2018
I was treated like a queen at Bali Holistic Health Retreat with three delicious, nourishing meals served every day. These long slow lunches were heaven for me because not only was each meal well balanced but they were accompanied by conversation with the other guests and the nicest herbal teas I have ever tasted.
The massage therapy was bliss on a table while the healers knew exactly what they were doing and what to focus on.
At home I suffer from body pains, stomach aches and depression however on the retreat there was not one moment where I felt sadness of any kind. My headaches went away and I have never felt more alive.
I loved my spacious bedroom and the daybed I could rest on in between treatments where I was free to daydream, read or journal.
I have come home equipped with some affirmations and am inspired to make a change in the new year.
Thank you to Mitch and the Staff at Bali Holistic. You are the best!!!
Laura Hayter, 29 December 2018
I loved everything about this retreat! From the moment I arrived, I felt completely relaxed and therefore able to benefit from all the amazing experiences that appeared before me; to be able to try so very many different healing modalities was incredible and immensely beneficial.
Having been through quite a difficult time, I was made to feel very safe and supported both by Mitch and my fellow retreaters for which I am truly grateful. I am sure that feeling of safety facilitated the speed of my healing.
I would recommend Bali Holistic to anyone. Mitch has provided a sanctuary that I did not know existed.
Katrina McCrossan, 1 January 2019
Wow what a week. I arrived in Bali a broken man but definitely left feeling positive and confident in the tools i had been provided to continue to move forward. Mitch has put together a fantastic program which included outstanding food and accommodation.
I highly recommend this retreat as i will remember this week for the rest of my life, I went in not knowing anything about the week ahead which was the best thing as i completely opened up and allowed myself the opportunity to heal. Thank you Mitch for an amazing week and a life changing experience.
Grant Foster, 16 November 2018
Coming to this retreat was one of the best decision I had made. I had never looked deeper within me until now. Mitch had took care of us like family and the ladies in the villa were very warm and welcoming. They served us good home cooked meals and the fresh juices and tea were just what we needed, very raw and organic.
All the sessions with the healers were all new to me but these had helped me feel all the emotions I had unconsciously buried within me. It was mind blowing, my spiritual awareness had been opened. Plus the good and soothing meditation sessions and massages we got. On top of these, their is much learning we got from our fellow participants. We didn’t know each before the retreat and now we feel very connected.
Bali is such an enchanting place and this program of holistic treatments was just the right healing for me. I left the place definitely better than when I first arrived. I know have more understanding and carried on with the practice with a grateful heart.
Tina, 28 October 2018
This was my first retreat and I really enjoyed it. I really enjoyed learning about different types of yoga and working with new healers daily.
A lot of it was very new to me and I was excited to learn about it all. I was sad when it was the last day of the week but i was excited to put everything that i learned into practice. I learned a lot about myself and had a lot of clarity during the time I was there.
Mitch and the entire team are amazing & I can’t wait to go to Bali and visit them all. I highly recommend this retreat for those who want to learn and experience a wide range of meditations, healing, yoga and more.
Anayeli, 4 October 2018
I’m struggling to put into words what this retreat meant to me. Without exaggerating, it was very special and something I will never forget.
I love that the retreat offers a range of sessions and healers, and that treatments can vary widely in tune with individual needs or desires.
I am naturally sceptical about things I don’t understand but I came with an open mind and had some incredible experiences.
There was opportunities for self reflection, personal insights, and spiritual growth, which I was searching for. There was also time to relax and go with the flow in a nurturing environment.
A big thanks to Mitch and everyone involved in the retreat.
Josh, 22 September 2018
If you have come across this website and are thinking about it, do it.
I arrived at this retreat a bit broken and not sure what to expect but willing to experience it with an open mind. I left with more clarity and many tools to make my life more joyous and equiped to deal with the stuff life throws at us. Mitch, thank you for your patience and kind words. Made, Elu, the rest of the staff and all the healers were amazing. I am grateful for this experience.
I miss everyone already and am so grateful for the friendships made.
So, like I said, if you are thinking about it, just do it. You have nothing to lose and so much to gain.Nothing but love,
Pauline, 17 August 2018
his is the 2nd time I have been to this holistic retreat and I love it just as much As the 1st time. I will never stop looking or working or learning. And I have been able to bring a large portion of Mitch’s retreat and his thinking home with me. I loved Mitch’s approach to meditation. His wisdom and great conversation. And Made and Elu looked after us.And it was so nice to have such friendly staff.
They felt like family. Every healer I met with, connected with me, on a compassionate level. A truly incredible experience. And thank you again Mitch I feel we are now family.
Lindi Saik, 17 August 2018
Like everyone else on my retreat I booked with no personal referral and was nervous about how the week was going to go.
I can say it surpassed my expectations on every level. I am not an experienced traveller, however when I have been away it tends to be 4 to 5 star. I like to be comfortable!I was met at the airport and driven to the villas by a very competent driver. The accommodation was lovely, very comfortable and spacious.
Mitch does not present as your traditional health guru! However his sense of humour, caring, and immense knowledge and interest in the process of being human was fabulous. He was always available and working to make each of our individual experiences as good as it could be.
I LOVED all the different healers. The week was perfect on this level. There was a bit of everything and all the healers were experienced and excellent at what they do.
And finally the food… Made is a dream. Along with her team they produce lovely food and all Gluten Free which was fantastic for me.
A wonderful group of women the week I went, diverse in age, country and life situations, but we all bonded well.
Thank you Mitch and the team for a week I will not forget.
Tania, 8 August 2018
What to say that hasn’t already been said? The week was amazing, challenging, life changing, thought provoking, intense and indescribable! Thoughtful and supportive therapists and the fantastic, caring retreat staff made the experience unforgettable and the friendships that have been made are precious. Thank you all!
Caroline Dressel, 1 August 2018
When I booked this retreat I wasn’t quite sure what to expect…What I did know was that I was not in a great head space and felt like my soul needed healing. I arrived at the retreat 100% open minded and all week I felt like a kid a Disney Land. The retreat completely opened my mind to therapies and treatments that I had only heard of and never experienced. Wow! What an experience and adventure was had. I walk away feeling confident that what I have learned I can implement and practice in my life. The icing on the cake is the staff at the villa, what gems! You are made to feel comfortable and special all week. From being served a daily tea that meets your needs and super meals day in day out, they are beyond special and I am beyond grateful. Thanks Mitch and staff I will always remember
Debbie, 7 July 2018
From the moment you arrive to the moment you leave Mitch and the team (the amazing team) make you feel like your the most important guest in the world.This retreat will give you more back than you expect, it will open your eyes to what is possible and it will change you as a person. You can take or leave as much of it as you want and can easily incorporate into your daily life the things you learn here to keep reaping the benefits, after the retreat is over.
The organisation of the retreat is exceptional, you have many things to do in the day each one you will look forward to, with a balance between massages and the heavier more emotional stuff and day trips. Its a perfect balance of treatments and also plenty of quiet down time to chat and relax with the other amazing guests. The other guests at the retreat have become life long friends who I am already missing this week!
The value for money of just the retreat accommodation and food (amazing organic fresh food – the tastiest food I think I have ever eaten!!) alone is worth it 🙂 Anyone thinking of doing this retreat, don’t think just do it, it will be the best decision you ever make for your well being and personal development.
What Mitch has delivered in this last week is truely a credit to what an amazing person he is! So thank you Mitch.
Tally, 5 July 2018
Thanks Mitch for a fantastic retreat. Your villa, your staff, your healers, your drivers were all amazing and the food was fantastic! I loved every moment. Made some great new friends and had lots of laughs. I cannot recommend this retreat enough… just go and enjoy yourself :).
Kristen, 6 June 2018
A big thanks Mitch to you and your gifted team for a magical week that felt like two. The premises were wonderful and we were so lucky to have a mini sanctuary each to retreat to each night. I left feeling relaxed, more self aware and ready to make changes in my life.
Anna, 24 June 2018
or a detailed review please click here. The link takes you to former guest Catrina McGrail’s blog where you will find a detailed description of her Holistic Retreat Bali experience. I also recommend browsing her site for personal accounts of all her travels. There’s allot of travel blogs ‘out there’. Catrina’s is one of the few genuine & honest portrayals of a legitimate world traveller.