Mindfulness and Yoga Retreat in the Gili Islands
Lombok, Indonesia | 9-15 October, 2016

Experience a life-changing Mindfulness & Yoga retreat in the Gili Islands, Lombok Indonesia where you find a perfect balance of mindfulness meditation, yoga, workshop sessions, fun and relaxation.

Reinvigorate your mind, body & soul

In this reinvigorating retreat, you’ll refresh your body & mind while exploring the themes and practices of the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction course. You’ll learn how to cultivate a greater sense of inner peace & calm ...

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Take this rare opportunity to unplug from work, electronics, and other stresses so you can reconnect with what’s important: your body, your mind, your heart.


Discover the deep relaxation and profound stress relief that comes from yoga. You’ll learn how to practice a sequence of easy moves that will help centre you in times of stress. 


You’ll develop your skills in meditation and mindfulness, making you better prepared to deal with stress effectively in the future.

Enjoy a Relaxing Beach Holiday

In this retreat you’ll learn and grow in your meditation and mindfulness practice. 

But you’ll also have plenty of free time in which you can relax on the breathtaking beaches of Gili Meno, letting the sound of the waves and the feel of the breeze melt your worries away.  

Gili Meno provides a serene, supportive, and beautiful environment in which to enjoy the mindfulness program. This peaceful setting also makes it the ideal place for long walks, relaxation, and self-exploration.

What's Included in the Retreat

Your enrolment fee covers:

Your room with a choice of:

What's not Included

Lunches and dinners (a variety of very affordable options are available on the island or at the resort)
Flights and transfers
Travel insurance

About Gili Meno

Seri Resort is on Lombok's paradise island, Gili Meno.

Snorkel directly off the beachfront in pristine coral gardens. Swim in turquoise lagoons. Explore the saltwater lake in the centre of the island and visit the turtle sanctuary.

Marvel at the sunrise and the sunset. Enjoy simple cafes and sophisticated dining. Wine and dine at Seri Resort's own three tiered restaurant or enjoy neighbouring resorts.

Cycle around the island. Stroll along powdery beaches. Loan a kayak and snorkelling gear and marvel at the turtles and colourful fish right in front of our resort.

Plus, you’ll enjoy the wonderful company of the friendly Indonesian people and get to spend a relaxing holiday on the beach …Unwind, relax, enjoy!


Schedule of Activities

Each day will include mindfulness training & practice including:

Typical Daily program might include
  • 6.30am - Morning Sunrise meditation
  • 7-8am - Morning Mindful movement and practice session
  • 8am to 9am - Breakfast
  • 10:45am - 12:30pm - Workshop (including meditation)
  • 12.30 – 4pm - Lunch and free time
  • 4pm - Afternoon session (mindful movement and/or sitting meditation)
  • 6.30-7.30pm - Dinner
  • 8pm - Evening program

Your Teachers

Nicole Welsh

BA/BBus (Mgt), Dip. AOD, Dip. MH.

Nik is a dedicated practitioner of mindfulness, meditation and yoga and has experienced deep personal transformation through her practice. After running her own furniture and homewares design company for many years, Nik embarked on a new career as an addiction counsellor. In this role, her work included teaching mindfulness-based relapse prevention at residential rehabilitation facilities. Nik currently runs the Mindfulness Project, where she teaches MBSR, and serves as the National Coordinator of Openground. She is enthusiastic about sharing the practice of mindfulness and making it accessible to all. Nik lives in the Yarra Valley, Victoria with her husband and three children.


Mark Baxter
B.Science (Psych), Grad Dip (Psych), Registered Psychologist

Mark is a psychologist from Wollongong who has delivered mindfulness and psychological flexibility courses, counselling and supervision in the community and in organisations. He teaches the Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction course in Wollongong and has designed two Acceptance and Commitment Therapy based courses; one for human service staff and another for parents of children with an intellectual disability or autism. Mark is focused on making mindfulness easy to understand, accessible and directly relevant to everyday experience. As a group facilitator, his encouraging and compassionate nature help to find the lightness amongst the heaviness in this human condition thing. Mark works as a senior manager in government human services agency and is also a Motivational Interviewing trainer. He keeps delivering mindfulness courses because it makes him practice himself and he enjoys being on the journey with others. Mark has also started offering overseas mindfulness retreats as a way to help people rest, restore and reset.

Booking Information

Private Bungalow with Ocean Views $2250 (per person, couples sharing $1650 each)

Private Bungalow with Garden Views $1990 (per person, couples sharing $1590 each)


We have secured the most luxurious accommodation, however, if you would like a more afordable option, with twin share or bale huts and shared bathrooms please let us know and depending on availability we may be able to offer these.

Travel Information


What People Are Saying

I have learnt a lot about myself through the MBSR course. Coming from a place of feeling very disconnected to myself, I now feel I am engaged and listening to what I need, which then has allowed me to handle what life has to offer in a positive way.

Anonymous, 2018

Since doing your course (Living with Wisdom and Compassion) my major transformation has been in my daily work as a family doctor. Instead of being the best doctor I can so that patients will admire me and appreciate me I am aware that I am regularly “putting myself in my patients shoes.” I want their lives to be better and their suffering to diminish. Whether that is through my doctoring or something not related to me is not relevant.



Ingrid (GP), 2018

Understanding mindfulness has changed my life.



Lee-Anne , 2018

It was great to be able to explore the strength of compassion, both internally and externally, through Living with Wisdom and Compassion. This course builds on what MBSR began. While it had its challenging moments, I came away from it feeling stress-relief thanks to my heart softening yet strengthening. And from the ability to see that even though we are all unique individuals, and we may express ourselves in wildly different ways, we all have the same needs. The better I can get at understanding those needs the more effective I can be in helping myself and others. I highly recommend this course to everyone.

Lisa, 2018

Bravo Ingrid Jolley and Openground! Thank you for your soothing and strengthening MBSR course. I’m feeling grounded, curious and hopeful about the future. I have the tools I need to lead an authentic, fulfilling life. 


Roz , 2018