Intensive Yoga Retreat in Bali

During this intensive course, Life Spheres will introduce the tools of NLP training and deliver training for certification in NLP practitioner, Time Line Therapy practitioner, and hypnosis practitioner in a fun and easy to learn way! You will have the opportunity to explore the intricate system of your mind, past life experiences, and learn numerous tools to enhance and achieve your goals. Life Spheres ensures an environment of trust, open-mindedness, and fun! Come learn the NLP tools and techniques so that you can accelerate your self-development, improve your communication skills, and release negative emotions that do not serve you.


  • Yoga classes
  • Meditation classes
  • White Crane martial arts sessions
  • NLP certificate and ANLP membership
  • Breakfasts, lunches, and dinners
  • 6 nights' accommodation


6 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English
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  • Spa
  • Swimming pool (outdoor)
  • Dining area
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Terrace
  • Yoga deck

You will be accommodated at Svarga Loka Resort. Svarga Loka resort is built on the slopes of Campuhan river in cascades of wooden decks. It is built in a sustainable way, in harmony with the natural surroundings of the river and the rainforest. Also, Svarga Loka concept is created together with the local tao kung master, whose temple and practice is situated on the grounds of the resort. Although all rooms offer the highest standard of comfort and luxuriousness, as part of the concept of restoring inner balance and connecting with nature, the rooms do not offer TV or internet connection.

Gekko Retreats Bali Yoga Retreat Program

Upon successful completion of the training program, the participants will receive the Life Spheres NLP practitioner, Time Line therapy, and hypnosis certificates, accredited by ANLP, the Association of NLP, the ABNLP, the American Board of NLP, and the ABH, the American Board of Hypnosis.

NLP stands for Neuro-Linguistic Programming. The NLP practitioners deal with one of the most advanced technologies for creating fast and lasting change in individuals as well as in groups in aspects of personal development and growth. NLP training teaches the set of techniques, methodologies, and attitudes to model human excellence. It is a study to bring outstanding improvement in every sphere of life. The positive effects of the transformation training can be utilized in every area of your life. An NLP trainer will assist you to grow and sustain an extraordinary level of enthusiasm for attaining your goals and can support in the transformation of underlying negative beliefs and problems into entries to success.

Note: No previous experience of healing / therapy work is necessary to learn NLP.

What will you learn at NLP training practitioner’s level

Day 1

  • Introduction
  • NLP essentials
  • The unconscious mind
  • Differences conscious / unconscious
  • NLP history
  • NLP frames (outcome relevancy, backtrack, discovery, agreement, and open)
  • NLP presuppositions (beliefs of excellence)
  • The communication model (deletion, distortion, and generalization)
  • NLP mindset - cause and effect, perception - projection, results versus excuses, mind-body connection, and 100% responsibility

Day 2

  • Sensory acuity and calibration (develop skills on noticing, recognizing, and correctly interpreting the communication signals of others)
  • Pacing and leading
  • Mirroring and matching
  • Representational systems
  • Building and maintaining rapport (a climate of trust and understanding, verbal and nonverbal communication) perceptual positions (looking at situations from different points of view)
  • Association and dissociation
  • Meta-programs (“toward-away”, “big-small chunk”, march - mismatch, associated - dissociated, internal - external, convincer pattern)

Day 3

  • Meta model (how to challenge and influence the constraints that people put for themselves)
  • Milton model (how to reach a relaxed state and access the unconscious for solutions and answers)
  • Milton model (direct - indirect hypnosis and inductions)
  • Metaphors (structure and creation of powerful metaphors)
  • Anchoring (steps to access resourceful states)
  • Circle of excellence
  • Stack anchors
  • Switching states
  • Chaining resources
  • Collapse anchors

Day 4

  • Submodalities
  • Types of submodalities
  • The SWIISS
  • Change limiting beliefs
  • Belief systems
  • Beliefs and self-esteem
  • Values and values elicitation
  • Write your own life script
  • Align yourself with your purpose
  • Coding strategies
  • T.O.T.E. (strategies elicitation, strategy utilization, keys for effective strategies, thinking patterns, pattern interrupts, model (new behavior generator), congruency - incongruence)

Day 5

  • Goals and states
  • S.M.A.R.T. goals
  • Well-formed outcomes
  • Key ingredients of well-formed outcomes
  • Design well-formed outcomes
  • Overcome own resistance

Day 6

  • Reframe
  • Six-step reframe
  • Visual squash
  • Parts integration (resolving conflict and listening to the wisdom of your body)
  • Evaluation test

Day 7

  • Time line basics and time line elicitation
  • Putting your time line to work for you
  • Overcoming anxiety about a future event
  • Re-cap!
  • Feedback

Morning walks

Every Tuesday, Thursday, and Sunday at 07:00, you can join an early morning walk in nature. What better way to experience a sense of balance and harmony than by taking time to walk in nature, yet savoring the sounds and sensations experienced in the heavenly surroundings of Svarga Loka Resort.

Morning yoga flow

Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, Gekko Retreats offers morning yoga class starting at 08:30 to 09:30 with breathing exercises and transitions into a fluid asana practice, giving students a solid foundation of how to use their body and breath with greater awareness while fully immersing with the natural surroundings.

Afternoon Kundalini yoga

Every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday at 17:30, you can join a session of Kundalini yoga, based on breathing techniques and deeply relaxing and therapeutic sessions that allows healing on a mental and physical level.

White Crane martial arts

This unique and ancient technique of martial arts is offered every day by a local guru, at the temple grounds at 16:00.


Eleni Saratinou
Eleni Saratinou was born in Greece, the home of olives and grapes. She studied Economics and had a successful career in IT before stumbling across life coaching and NLP. Today, she's an NLP trainer, a life coach, a wife, a mother, and a world traveler.


This retreat will be located at Svarga Loka Resort, Bali. The resort is situated in the heart of Penestenan, Ubud on the banks of Campuhan river.



  • Spa
  • Swimming pool (outdoor)


  • Dining area
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Terrace
  • Yoga deck


  • Tour assistance


The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinks

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

You can enjoy daily cultural tours.

What's included

  • Yoga sessions
  • Meditation sessions
  • White Crane martial arts
  • Pre-course book
  • All training materials
  • NLP certificate
  • 3-month ANLP membership
  • Drinks and snacks
  • Breakfasts, lunches, and dinners
  • 6 nights' accommodation

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 14% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 30 days before arrival.
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Arrival: Monday October 1, 2018
Departure: Sunday October 7, 2018

 Early bird discount

The prices below include an early bird discount of 100 USD. To benefit, book or reserve before September 1, 2018.

Special discount

If you bring a friend, discount of 10% for both the friend and the participant.

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