The Sacred Art Of Relating
 This Bali retreat has been running for the last 3 years


The retreat will create a bridge of understanding between the practice of yoga, meditation and psychotherapy with an aim of integrating body and mind.  The 6 days are delivered to serve as both personal and professional development.

 The commitment to self care is crucial for those in the helping profession.  We will not only talk about self care and explore themes such as ‘blind compassion’ but also actively experience self nurturing.  This retreat will support you on many levels including renewing your professional practice and support your own journey into intimacy with your own or future partner. 

It is advised you book in one day early to Melati cottages to wind in and take full advantage of the atmosphere.  Melati cottages has been tentatively reserved 1 day before the retreat and a few days after the 12th September.  Feel free to email me to secure your bookings on either side of the retreat.

Relationship work is central to a  psycho-spiritual approach to both therapy and living a full life.   Whether the work is with a client with regard to transference and counter-transference, an intimate partner, with  ones-self, or with society, life demands we relate to others and be shaped by these experiences. 

This retreats will explore the ingredients of relational health from many perspectives including Jewish Psychology, Integral Psychology, Psychoanalysis, John Gottman, Harville Hendrix, Stan Tatkin (PACT), Mask Work, Art, Dance and Body Centred Therapy.  We will also use the SAVE relationships inventory to explore your relationships. 

Professional Development Points

The retreats will provide 25 hours for CPD programs.
This retreat offers a unique experience to break out of routine and gain CPD whilst combining your learning with a holiday, meet likeminded colleagues, and share an adventure.

Dates & Times

Friday 2nd October

1.00pm - 8.00pm Welcome session & dinner
Saturday 3rd - Wednesday 7th October
7:30am start time with 2 hour lunch breaks! 

Program includes:

  • Exploring your personality type in relationship via the SAVE relationship inventory
  • Kabbalah and the sacred art of relating
  • Finding relationship through art therapy
  • Transforming with the neutral mask
  • Insightful small & large group work exercises
  • Couples therapy and attachment theory
  • White Water Rafting
  • Balinese healing
  • Nurturing the therapist
  • Satyananda yoga, pranayama & meditation
  • Exploring relational space - 5Rhythms® dance

This retreat brings together a group of facilitators dedicated to relationship work.  Benefit from this retreat experience by deepening your learning about...

  • What a couple can do to have a loving and fulfilling relationship
  • How to apply the SAVE relationships inventory in your practice
  • How brain dominance influences communication and relating
  • The strengths and weakness of your use of language
  • How to gradually shift temperaments via creativity
  • How to use art and dance to strengthen relationship
  • The purpose of romantic love
  • How romantic love goes wrong
  • Effective couples dialogue
  • The science behind attraction
  • Yoga, meditation, breath work & the  mind/body connection
  • Self care
  • Balinese healing, culture and relationship to land


00.  Early bird 00 if paid before 30th May 2015.  50 for TPIG & APS members or couples (pp).

Cost includes breakfast, 5 nights accommodation, pool, WiFi, workshop manual/SAVE inventory, transport within retreat times, rafting, massage &  dinner on the first evening.

Airfares not included. 
The retreats are limited to 20 participants.

Registration & Payment

Register   Enrolment via email

Credit Card
Sept 2-7th October Retreat

Cheque:Payable to Nicholas Morrey
Post to:  The Clinic 279 Gilbert Rd
                  Preston 3072 Victoria  Australia

Electronic Transfer  
BSB: 638 151   Account: 8010072
Please include your surname & code BR
in the reference field

For further enquires 

Nic Morrey Ph 0432 066 880 

Who's in the program this year?

Nic Morrey

Psychologist (BSS Hons; MPsych Child & Family; M.A.P.S)   Musician, Yoga & Zen practitioner, has over 15 years experience in the Community Health sector & now works privately in Melbourne at The Clinic 279.  Nic’s therapeutic & teaching style is influenced by his experience in Hakomi, Insight Meditation, Mondo Zen, The Diamond Approach & Integral Psychotherapy & PACT.  Nic is the National Convener for the Australian Psychological Society’s Transpersonal Psychology Interest Group. 

On retreat Nic will lead participants through a series of exercises using the SAVE relationships inventory as a map to understand ones own psyche, how we are different from our partners, our attachment style and how to consciously get along and expand your freedom and fullness whilst remaining in relationship. 

Ketut Arsana


was born in the village of Padang Tegal, Ubud, and grew up in a family of traditional Balinese shaman healers (Balian).  The healing tradition was passed on from his grandfather and previous ancestors.  Ketut developed a more broader  and more universal practice of healing and spiritual knowledge and is the spiritual teacher of Asram Munivara, a Mahatma Therapist, Master Usada Practitioner, Yoga Instructor and founder of Ubud Bodyworks Centre, Ubud Aura Retreat Centre,Ashram Munivara and Santam Bhuana Foundation. 

Carla van Laar

With over twenty years experience as an art therapist, Carla has a deep commitment to creativity and the arts as ways of enriching the lives of individuals, communities and our global society. Carla has worked within clinical and management settings in Australia and the Asia-Pacific region in the contexts of psycho-social care, custodial environments, mental health services, with survivors of trauma, and as an educator at RMIT University, MIECAT, Whitecliffe University and Phoenix Institute.

Carla loves to work with others with similar values, holding the belief that “Together we create ripple effects that continuously expand. When we work together using the arts and our imaginations, the amazing, surprising and unexpected become possible.”  Carla will share a number of her artistic therapeutic tools to enhance connection and presence which can be applied within your own clinical practice.
Professional Doctorate in Experiential Arts Practice, MIECAT,
expected graduation 2014, Master of Creative Arts Therapy, RMIT, 2001, Graduate Diploma, Creative Arts Therapy, RMIT, 1999

James Daley

is an accomplished Mime and Children’s entertainer and transpersonal facilitator who has performed around the globe.  His workshops have developed when working with special needs clients.  He has found an avenue for his powerful unique style and teaching within schools, indigenous communities, detention centres and in programs such as Life Without Barriers, Youth Connections, Oz Harvest, and Jewish Care and created an English based learning program for indigenous Indian children using mime.

James’ training began in England and has continued in Australia including Mentoring with Youth, Cert in Mental Health, Cert in Yoga, Steiner Teacher Training, Zen Shiatsu, Clowning, Improvisation & Acting and  Bachelor of Education.  James has found the use of the mask transformative in his work and has many gifts to share with retreat participants.

Recommendations from past participants
"I loved the people, the setting and the openness.  I'll be telling my friends and colleagues about this"
"Others can see I've transformed.  it was a great opportunity to leave Australia and my comfort zone"
"I had a gorgeous time with all these wonderful people and I have to come back get here...and don't miss out"
"I loved being taken out of my comfort zone, and the content and the context and how the retreat has opened all my chakras"
"A great opportunity to learn with likeminded people in the beautiful environment which was open, sharing, relaxing and energizing all at the same time"
"It's been wonderful, oh the dancing, every day has been extroadinary.  What a great amount of energy put into this retreat.  I'm looking forward to getting into the tree of life work and receive the facilitators passions.  WOW are we lucky"
"It's been a wonderful experience to join likeminded professionals in amazing ways doing body work, intellectual work and emotional work"
"I loved the mix of people from the more spiritual approach in combination with the psychological approach and I loved the great discussions we had.  The setting and the relaxed environment was really condusive to learning.  I mostly enjoyed the mask workshop and visiting Anom the mask maker and the 5Rhythms"

"I just loved meeting likeminded people and putting myself in a group dynamic and observing myself in other people who mirror me".
"A really transformational journey and I was able to connect back to myself and journey with other people who are in the same vibration as myself who are able to mirror me and it was empowering.  I found a lot of strength and really looked at parts of myself I would like to work with and enhance and harness these qualities.  I got a good look at an aspect of myself that maybe I wouldn't have seen before.  I'm fully empowered"
"I really enjoyed the openness, the beautiful people, the sharing, the safety provided for us to go out of our comfort zones which has really developed trust"
"Wow the people in this retreat have been great.  What a beautiful place to hold a retreat.  So much creative energy. "
"The retreat has broadened my horizons and given me a whole lot of of ideas to implement back in my work setting, and beautiful surroundings in which to emerse myself in different ways of thinking and to work with really intelligent capable people"
"I'm discovering things I wouldn't have expected"

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