Energi in Bali

November 10-16, 2019

Ubud, Bali

Energi in Bali

Energi in Bali is an immersive retreat designed to transform one’s relationship to food and their body. Whether the struggle is food restriction, overeating, compulsive dieting or general anxiety around food, we invite attendees to refresh and refine their understanding of what it means to be nourished in a uniquely beautiful and healing environment. Energi is a clinically-informed retreat with powerful programming facilitated by expert clinicians and healers intent on creating a network of support and connection.

Purposefully private and intimate, Energi in Bali brings together just 12 attendees. Professionally-led groups, meal exposures and one-on-one counseling and coaching sessions are facilitated by clinicians who specialize in working specifically with mindfulness, self-compassion and attachment. Excursions and healing experiences unique to Bali will be woven into programming, and free time will be scheduled daily.

Who this program is designed for:

Our retreats are an important component of support within the context of ongoing psychotherapy or nutritional counseling. For many, it is the kickstart needed to begin cultivating lasting positive change. For others, it is the motivation needed to refresh and reintegrate healthy perspectives around food, body and the self.

Some of the Benefits:

  • Private, personalized counseling
  • Eating Disorder expertise, healing and support
  • Bali’s breathtaking natural beauty and peaceful setting, promoting a sense of calm, perspective and healing
  • Rich, spiritual healing experiences unique to Bali
  • Professionally-led process groups and experiential programming
  • Increased awareness, understanding and acceptance around body and relationship to food
  • Communication & connection in a beautiful, safe, and discreet environment
  • Genuine fellowship and connectedness to peers
  • Psychoeducation & life skills to cultivate positive change
  • Local Balinese experiences and culture

 

Facilitators

Alicia Racine, LMHC, LPCC

Alicia Racine is an accomplished performance artist and a licensed mental health counselor, currently residing in Los Angeles, California. She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Acting from Boston University, and a Master of Arts in Mental Health Counseling from the Boston Graduate School of Psychoanalysis. She presently works in private practice and works specifically with women’s issues including anxiety, depression and eating disorders. Alicia worked as lead eating disorder therapist at Center for Discovery and Monte Nido, treating adults and adolescents with eating disorders, exercise addiction, and other mental health issues. Combining her interests in both theater and therapy, Alicia discovered the powerful connection between storytelling and relationships. How we self-narrate influences our lives and is pivotal in her work. She believes in evidenced based practices of short term Psychodynamic Therapy, Transference-Focused Therapy, Exposure & Response Prevention and Mindfulness.

“Many of us recognize areas of our lives that lack fulfillment. We long for love, belonging, a chance to breathe and feelings of success. Trauma, addiction, and negative schemas often make achieving our goals difficult. We find ourselves right back where we started as if in a loop. Most of us, need someone to actually hear us and see us. What if therapy does make a difference? What if taking the time for yourself to explore dynamics and make behavioral steps offered you peace and joy?”

Mollie Birney, MA

Mollie comes by her specialization in Eating Disorder Recovery honestly, having battled her own ass-kicking bulimia for years, from which she has been in recovery since 2007. She holds a Masters in Clinical Psychology with a specialization in addiction and eating disorders from Antioch University, Los Angeles, and a BA from Tufts University. Additionally, she has completed the certification coursework in Intuitive Eating, the modality she employs most often with clients. 

Mollie’s treatment-oriented and therapeutic experience includes work with the Multi-service Eating Disorder Association in Boston, Primary Therapist/Group Facilitator positions at both Axis Addiction Treatment Center and Breathe Life Healing Center’s Binge Eating Disorder Program in LA, and coaching with Joie Meal Support. Most recently she was a Recovery Consultant with Patrick Hart Consultants doing case management and coaching for families and individuals suffering from complex mental health, providing counseling, psychoeducation, crisis management and treatment placement. Her extensive experience, both personally and professionally, grants her a unique insight into the battle faced by individuals and families suffering from a full range of disorders. She is a frequent speaker at schools, treatment centers, and recovery-focused organizations. Most recently she was the keynote speaker at the 2018 National Conference for the National Council for Addiction and Drug Dependence in Washington DC, and this spring will speak at the 2019 North Carolina TIDE Annual Conference on Behavioral Health.

Coordinator

Mike Fink, MBA

Mike has worked in the mental health space for over 15 years. Mike worked as a behavioral therapist for children on the autism spectrum prior to joining Rosewood Centers for Eating Disorders in Santa Monica as Marketing Outreach Coordinator. Subsequent to Rosewood, Mike maintained a role as Director of Business Development for Breathe Life Healing Centers, where his emphasis was specifically on Binge Eating Disorder.  He currently maintains a position in Business Development for an Acute Psychiatric Hospital in Pasadena, California. Mike is responsible for establishing referral relationships with partners across the healthcare landscape and also specializes in placement for individuals in times of crisis. He has a passion for bringing services to acute trauma and has created The Crisis Therapy project, a collaborative group of organizations that connects people to free therapy during a national crisis or natural disaster. The Crisis Therapy Project is an extension of his nonprofit platform, Thero.org, which is a non-profit online community of treatment providers who are continuing to build the first comprehensive and free national mental health resource directory for the public. He is dedicated to his work in the mental health field as he has battled with OCD since childhood. Due to his own drive for health, Mike brings a wealth of knowledge and experience of OCD and OCD treatment.  Mike currently facilitates a free OCD support group in Los Angeles for individuals struggling with OCD & OCD related issues, and is passionate about helping people find OCD placement, coaching, and education. Mike received his B.S. in Psychology and Kinesiology from Arizona State University and a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from UCSD.

“What if taking the time for yourself to explore dynamics and make behavioral steps offered you peace and joy?”

What’s Included

  • Meal support and exposure

  • Experiential and process groups

  • One on one therapy sessions

  • Nature walks and exploring Bali’s hidden treasures (like the rice paddies, temples and monkey forest!)

  •  Yoga classes (yin, vinyasa, restorative)

  • Guided meditation classes (mindfullness, love and kindness, zen)

  • Breath work, cacao ceremony, sound healing, and other sessions

  • Ecstatic dance 

  • Ceremony at the sacred water temple with Balinese high priest blessing
  • Traditional dance performance and dinner at Balinese family’s home
  • Luxury treatments and a complimentary 1-hr Balinese massage
  • 3 daily meals
  • Night meal exposure in Ubud (Kebun, Sayuri, Kismet restaurant)
  • Balinese cooking class
  • Full use of wellness spa 
  • Daily tropical fruit and coffee & WiFi at the resort

DOES NOT INCLUDE

  • Flights or airport transfer
  • Travel insurance
  • Additional nights stay

For full booking terms and conditions click here.

Sample Days:

Day 1

8:00 am Silent breakfast
Fresh fruit eggs coffee 
Time for journaling, meditation, introspection
9:00  driver pick up
9:30-11:00 Yoga at the iconic Yoga Barn
11:15-1:00 Spiritual ceremony at a sacred water temple with Balinese high priest blessing
1:30 Mindful Lunch Karma Blue Secrets Resort
2:30-4:00 Process Group
4-6:00 Free time/1-on-1 sessions
Book a massage, pool, nap, journal, mindful walk, connect with peers
6:00 driver pick up
6:30 Sunset Dinner overlooking rice paddies
*Exposure meal with support from facilitators
8:00 Cultural Evening of live music in the center of Ubud 
10:00 return to Blue Karma Secrets

Day 2

6:30 am Driver Pick up
Fresh fruit eggs coffee 
Time for journaling, meditation, introspection
7-8:00 am Walking meditation in Tegalalang Rice Terraces 
8-8:30 Picnic breakfast
9-11:00 Explore Tegenungan waterfall 
1:00 pm Lunch of traditional Balinese cuisine 
*Exposure meal with support from facilitators 

3:00 Ecstatic dance
4:00 Process group
 
6-8:00 Free time/1-on-1 sessions

8:00 Relaxed dinner at Karma 

9:00 Gong bath meditation at Pyramids of Chi 
10:00 return to Blue Karma Secrets

Accommodation & Rates

ABOUT THE RETREAT CENTER

We’re staying at Blue Karma Ubud, luxury boutique resort, nestled in the Bali hillside. The rooms are incredible, beds comfy and the amenities endless: from 24 hours front desk service, swimming pool, spa, Balinese body and hair treatments, restaurant, yoga shala and wifi internet access. You will feel extremely spoiled!

ROOM OPTIONS

Whether you’re coming alone or with someone, we have options for you. We encourage our participants to book a double room. It’s an exciting way to see the world and gain perspective on your life, making close friendships with others. If you’re solo we will help you find a roommate. If you would like a single room please contact one of the coordinators.  

Superior Garden Suite $6,995 USD

Reserve your spot with a $1,000 deposit!

Features: Two twin beds, private terrace with beautiful garden or jungle views, wardrobe, desk, wifi, and mosquito nets.

Schedule a Call

BEFORE BOOKING…

In order to ensure appropriate eligibility, all attendees must complete a brief consultation with one of our facilitators prior to reserving their space. To schedule your consultation, please contact us.

Sponsor a Retreat Guest

This retreat can be a breakthrough and life-changing event. The experience will be inspiring, long-lasting, and become a memory of a lifetime for some. This is a chance to assist another person who needs this kind of experience, but cannot afford it. Sponsoring an attendee is a wonderful way to give back, and help someone in a really big way.

Donations can range from $1,000 to full retreat cost and will be 100% passed through to another retreat guest.

Get In Touch With Us

Email

info@energibali.com

Phone

1 (508) 441-8995

TERMS & CANCELLATION POLICY

For full terms and conditions please CLICK HERE.

To reserve your spot, please submit your deposit and retreat participant form by clicking “RESERVE MY SPOT” button above on your desired room.

If you wish to cancel your retreat, please note – we do not refund deposits or payments made towards the retreat. Exceptions to our cancellation policy cannot be made for ANY reason, including weather, natural disaster, terrorism, civil unrest, virus, health changes, personal emergencies, or otherwise. There is no refund for arriving late or leaving a trip early. If you’re unsure of whether you will need to cancel – we highly suggest investing in trip insurance via InsureMyTrip – and selecting “cancel for any reason” coverage. This will ensure yourself in the case of any changes in your plans.