"Island of the Gods"

A healing journey to Bali

October 30th - November 9th, 2024

BOOKINGS OPEN: Find calm and balance in the serene landscapes, delve deep into local culture, and experience ancient healing traditions.

Hosted by Debi Robinson & Kate Horsburgh

Is Bali on your bucket list? The Bali Wellness Journey is an opportunity to reconnect with your inner wanderlust. It’s a curated trip to help you find calm and balance in serene landscapes, delve deep into local culture, and experience ancient healing traditions.

This is not a typical journey to Bali— it’s a special opportunity designed to empower, strengthen, and rejuvenate your body, mind, and spirit on all levels.

This Bali Wellbeing Journey has been thoughtfully created to help you adventure safely, enjoyably and comfortably.

Immerse yourself in a new culture while building strength, awareness, and confidence in your body and yourself as you explore Bali in a way few people have experienced.

Here's some information about our 2023 Journey. The 2024 itinerary will be similar to this. Details coming in 2024!

  • 10 days of joyful self-care, rest, relaxation and mindfulness
  • Daily Yoga, Meditation, Pranayama and Yoga Nidra classes
  • A visit to the Peliatan Palace – inclusive of a royal dinner and traditional dance performance
  • The most decadent body treatments followed by a flower petal bath
  • Rich cultural experiences in how coffee, coconut oil, spices, rice and offerings are made
  • Balinese cooking classes
  • Making traditional, thousand-year-old medicinal remedies
  • Sacred Temple Tours and blessings
  • Discovering the beauty of a lesser-known UNESCO world heritage site
From the moment we pick you up at the airport, to the moment you board your flight back home, we take the stress out of travel. All you will have to think about is self-care, cultural immersion, adventure, and relaxation.

Your Guides

Debi and Kate first met, virtually, in 2020 and found an instant connection of shared interests, many life coincidences, purpose and passions.

Many conversations later, they finally met in real life – on a holistic health retreat Kate was running on the Isle of Wight. When Debi invited Kate to partner with her on this Bali Wellbeing Journey, she didn’t hesitate for a second. You’re in safe hands, between them, they share many decades of experience and training.

This unique Wellbeing Journey has been thoughtfully created to help you step away from routine, habits, everyday life and responsibilities. Come and immerse yourself in ten days of joyful self-care, rest, relaxation and mindfulness.

We will share our experience, training and love of Yoga, Meditation, Pranayama and Yoga Nidra with you in our daily classes. We will explore Bali together and learn about the culture as well as some ancient Balinese healing practices.

We will also hold space and be there for you – we want you to have the tools, the time and the environment to become the healthiest and happiest version of yourself.

Interested in the 2024 Bali Journey?

Statue at the Water Palace, Bali

Our Team

In Bali we have engaged a trusted local social enterprise to manage our logistics and help us explore beyond the surface of life in Bali. The enterprise focuses on sustainable tourism initiatives that support the economic development of local rural communities, while protecting and preserving natural resources.

They will help us provide an inspiring and responsible travel experience for our guests that showcases the beauty, history, culture and magic of Bali.

Debi Robinson

I’m Debi Robinson, a Yoga Therapist, and a Functional Health Coach. I specialize in healthy aging, with a focus on maintaining strong bones for life.

My body was broken at age 50 and I was completely incapacitated, which gave me an insight into how important our bones, joints, and muscles are to having an active lifestyle.

I had a total hip replacement at age 51 and slowly but surely got my life back. I know what it takes to build strength and functionality in a safe manner, and how important they both are for healthy aging and a full and active life.

I have practised yoga since 1996 and I appreciate all the wisdom that this practice shares including movement, breath work and learning how to manage your thoughts for stress management.

Yoga is a science of self care and the practice teaches us how to live in harmony and find balance in the mind, body, and spirit with the daily cycles of the sun and moon. When you are in a balanced state you will be the healthiest version of yourself.

Good health is not achieved through a piecemeal approach, but through a lifestyle approach. My passion is to empower people to take control of how they are aging because this is the only life we have and I want to help you live an active lifestyle forever.

Traveling can place an extra toll on the body. The time changes along with extra physical demands such as walking to see the sights can have quite an impact. On my retreats, I incorporate daily movement practices to help keep your strength, flexibility and range of motion in your joints optimized, so that you can enjoy travelling to the full and prevent aches, pains and falls.

Word Traveler

I have been very fortunate to travel around the world a few times with family, and friends, in groups, and by myself. I love to travel and explore new places.

I have experienced many group trips, and I have learned what are the best aspects of group travel and have incorporated them into this unique experience. Bali is one of my favorite places and I look forward to sharing my love of adventure, well-being and yoga with you there.

Kate Horsburgh

I’m Kate Horsburgh, I help my clients create their optimal holistic health and learn how to maintain their wellbeing.

I am a qualified Yoga Teacher, Yoga Therapist, Integrative Nutritionist Health Coach, Reflexologist, Massage Therapist, Reiki Master and Holistic Chef.

Having worked in the corporate world and experienced extreme stress, burnout, total body and lifestyle imbalance, I am perfectly placed to guide and support my clients so they achieve their wellbeing and health goals.

My philosophy in life is to do everything possible to make the most of it. I love to help people improve their health, mental, physical and emotional wellbeing so that they too can maximise their time on earth. Healthily, and for as long as possible.

We don’t get a manual on how we work and can slide into a mindless routine of old habits – many of which no longer serve us well, if they ever did.

We are all too often the last thing we will invest our time, effort and resources in – until things go wrong. With support, conscious mindful practices and a better understanding of our bodies, minds and needs, we can identify the things we are lacking and create meaningful and joyful change to bring ourselves gently back into balance.

Eastern philosophies, ancient wisdom and the best of modern science and research provide us with valuable information, but sifting through to find what will actually work (and stick) for you can feel overwhelming and even impossible. I help my clients find their unique solutions to get the results they desire, but struggle to achieve alone.

Word Traveler

India, Hong Kong, Japan, France, Singapore, Spain and Oman were home for me for almost 30 years, I currently live in the UK with my husband, three children and two dogs.

Travel, lifelong learning and wellbeing are some of my passions. I’m curious about the choices we make, and how our environments influence our health.

I first visited Bali in 1995, after studying Balinese temple architecture at SOAS, and have returned many times over the years. I can’t wait to share this beautiful restorative journey with you.

Daily Itinerary: August 30th thru September 8

Day 1

August 30th

Hotel Anumana Ubud
Ubud Centre

(Five Nights)

  • Airport pick up from Denpasar
  • Transfer to hotel
  • Check in at 12:00
  • Debi and Kate will greet you
  • Orientation and introduction
  • Welcome royal dinner*. (All meals marked* are included.)

Welcome to Bali.

This is where our wellbeing journey begins. Your journey to peace, calm, rest and relaxation – with amazing scenery, fascinating culture and incredible experiences all around you.

We’ll spend the afternoon visiting the Peliatan Palace – celebrating the start of our journey with a royal dinner and traditional dance performance.

Day 2

August 31st

Hotel Anumana Ubud
Ubud Centre

  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Trip to Penarungan village
  • Balinese village life experience
  • Traditional Balinese lunch*
  • Samuan Tiga Temple visit
  • Restful evening at your leisure

Our first full day together and a rich program of cultural experiences.
We will spend time in a local village learning about the production of Balinese staples – coffee, coconut oil, spices, rice and offerings.
If everyone has enough energy we will visit a temple on the way back to the hotel.

Day 3

September 1st

Hotel Anumana Ubud
Ubud Centre

  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Payangan Village visit
  • Time at the KIM community centre
  • Storytelling
  • Lunch* with the community
  • Free afternoon for rest or exploring
  • Arrange your own dinner
  • Ramayanan Dance Performance

A busy morning at a different village – this time our focus is on storytelling, women’s activities and pausing for reflection.

A peaceful afternoon to have some time to rest, maybe book a treatment, go for a walk or curl up with a book before we meet up in the evening to go and watch a traditional dance performance.

Day 4

Saturday, September 2nd

Hotel Anumana Ubud
Ubud Centre

  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Balinese Cooking class
  • Lunch* together – enjoying the vegetarian dishes we made
  • Free afternoon and evening for self care and exploring under your own steam
The primary staple of Balinese food is rice, which is served with almost every meal. This is usually accompanied by vegetables, meat, or seafood, all seasoned with a variety of spices and sauces such as turmeric, ginger, garlic, black pepper, lemongrass, candlenut and chilies. Today we learn all about Balinese food. We will have a fun cooking lesson and then eat what we made.

Day 5

September 3rd

Hotel Anumana Ubud
Ubud Centre

  • Early Breakfast at the hotel
  • Tirta Empul water temple visit
  • Balinese herbal healer visit
  • Lunch* at the organic farm
  • Visit to the tea farm
  • Afternoon/evening at your leisure

Today we will visit a special water temple and experience a purification ceremony with holy spring water.

Following on from our spiritual and cultural temple visit we will meet a local traditional herbal expert.

We will lunch* together before relocating to a tea farm for a taste of local tea and Jamu.

Day 6
Northwest Bali

Monday, September 4th

Amertha Bali Villas
Pemuteran Beach

(Three Nights)

  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Visit the Beratan
  • Temple and lake
  • Lunch* at the Green House
  • Check in to our hotel
  • Relax and enjoy exploring your new environment.

Today we say sumpai jumpa to Ubud and travel through the mountains to Northwest Bali.

On our way we will visit the iconic and ancient Beratan temple, dedicated to Vishnu, Brahma and Shiva. Lunch* will be at the beautiful Green House before carrying on to our next stay – Pemuteran. The evening is yours to relax and enjoy as you wish.

Day 7
Northwest Bali

Tuesday, September 5th

Amertha Bali Villas
Pemuteran Beach

  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Visit to Melanting Temple
  • Meditation
  • Vegetarian Balinese lunch*
  • To hotel for siesta
  • Sunset hike to Batu Kursi hill
  • Evening at your leisure

This Melanting Temple is the most important in a network of Melanting (trader) temples across Bali. We will have a chance to practice meditation today – both here and then later in the evening when we have hiked up Batu Kursi to watch the sunset, and enjoy the beautiful view.

The evening is yours to relax and enjoy as you wish.

Day 8
Northwest Bali

September 6th

Amertha Bali Villas
Pemuteran Beach

  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Artist visit
  • Music with the artist and family
  • Relaxing afternoon – free time
  • Farewell dinner* with music

Bali is known for its arts and crafts – today we will meet an artist and his family to learn about Balinese textile work. Followed by a chance to try your skills at playing the Balinese flute.

It’s our last day up on the Northwest coast so we will have an afternoon of free time before meeting for a final “farewell” dinner together.

Day 9

September 7th

Prama Beach Hotel

  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Check out
  • Trip to Jati Luwih rice terraces – a UNESCO World Heritage site
  • Picnic lunch*
  • Check into our hotel in Sanur
  • Free to enjoy your last evening

On our last full day together on this Wellbeing Journey – we will head down through the centre of Bali to spend the night in Sanur.

On the way we will make a stop at the centuries-old paddy terraces of Jati Luwih – recognised by UNESCO as a world heritage site of significance. We will have lunch boxes with us for an al-fresco picnic lunch.

Day 10

September 8th

Your Onward Travel

  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Farewells
  • Check out by 11am
  • Make your way to your next destination
So many memories to look back on and remember from this retreat – pack them up and take them with you to remind you of slowing your pace, feeling deeply restored and the magical ancient healing energy of Bali.


  • Airport pick-up and transfer on arrival
  • Hotels – nine nights accommodation
  • Meals – all breakfasts, plus dinner OR lunch each day. Included meals are marked on the schedule with a star*
    Snacks and water refill provision
  • Entrance fees, local donations. Your participation directly supports the livelihood of local village communities in Bali.
  • Temple visit – offerings, sarong and sash
  • All activities listed on the schedule (should an activity be cancelled due to adverse weather or unforeseen circumstances an alternative will be arranged).
  • Private air-conditioned coach and English-speaking guide
  • Yoga, Yoga Nidra and Pranayama (breathwork) classes
  • Memories of your journey – photographs of your experience will be sent to you after the event, if desired
  • Facilitated intercultural dialogue with local Balinese communities
  • Introductory Indonesian language and Balinese customs/etiquette mini-course


  • All meals not mentioned in the daily inclusions
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Airport drop-off for departure
  • Hotel and travel incidentals, personal purchases
  • Tips – for our tour guides and driver, if you choose to participate
  • Any entrance fees not mentioned in the daily inclusions
  • Personal travel and accident insurance (essential)
  • International flights – round-trip airfares to and from Denpasar, Bali
  • Treatments and extras not in the itinerary

Trip Cost

Per person
single occupancy – $3,618

Per person
double occupancy – $3,368

Payment Schedule

(Single Occupancy)

$750 non-refundable deposit to reserve your place

50% initial balance of $1,434 due on 30th April, 2023

50% remaining balance of $1,434 due on 30th June, 2023

* Payment by check or credit card. If paying by credit card there is a 3% fee

Cancellation & Deposit Policy

  • 90 days or more before travel – loss of deposit
  • 61 – 89 days before travel – 25% or loss of deposit (whichever is greater)
  • 31- 60 days – 60% cancellation charge
  • Less than 30 days before departure – 100% cancellation charge

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