Yoga retreat and massage workshop with Gentiane

Starts March 17, 2024
Ends March 27, 2024

17:00 - 11:00

Slow Villas and Spa, Gili Air

4078 EUR


Day 1 – 18/3 14:00 Airport pickup Lombok – private driver + speedboat (2HRS) – arrival in Gili Air – dinner at Slow Villas
Day 2 – 19/3 – Island discovery + Introduction and seafood barbecue on the beach
Day 3 – 20/3 – Day 1 retreat
Day 4 – 21/3 – Day 2 retreat
Day 5 – 22/3 – Day 3 retreat
Day 6 – 23/3 – Day 4 retreat
Day 7 – 24/3 – Day 5 retreat
Day 8 – 25/3 – Day 6 retreat
Day 9 – 26/3 – Day 7 retreat + Closing ceremonie
Day 10 – 27/3 – 11:45 Airport transfer Gili Air – Lombok Airport – private driver + speedboat (2HRS)

Retreat coordinator: Gentiane
She is the founder of the renowned Gentiane Institut in Brussels. Enter a haven of peace, where lush, hygiene, and professionalism are combined into the wellness for your treatments. Enter a universe at Slow Spa, where you will enjoy the benefits of having her as your personal coach. You will experience, both in your beauty treatments and in your relaxation exercises, a unique sense of well-being through the privilege of personal attention. Linked In: Gentiane,Webpage: Gentiane Institut.
Yoga and meditation instructors:

Caterina is an international Yoga Teacher, Movement Specialist & Dance Movement Psychotherapist.

Caterina’s classes are uniquely shaped by her wealth of experiences from her different movement backgrounds as a dancer, fitness trainer, yoga practitioner and her training as a dance movement psychotherapist. As well as the teachings from her studies in India and in the West. Her aim in her class is to facilitate a  safely held space where people feel comfortable to explore their body, mind and soul. Yoga is not about the perfect pose but about the individuals journey and exploration to the asana (pose). It is Caterina’s passion to invite people back into their bodies, into the connection of their primal medium of expression that withholds such depth of knowledge and who we truly are.


She teaches:

What I can offer as a facilitator in my capacity as a yoga teacher, movement specialist and dance movement psychotherapist is:

• hatha yoga
• yoga alignment
• conditioning class
• vinyasa Flow
• yin yoga
• restorative yoga
• yoga Nidra
• meditation and Pranayma

• expressive dance
• ecstatic dance

• Sharing circles
• moon ceremonies
• personal development


Posture analysis, daily therapeutical massage by Gentiane, and therapeutical massage workshop by Gentiane.

Travel Coordinator:


Julie traveled the world for over 7 years as a scuba instructor to stop in the island of Gili Air, where she co-founded Slow private pool villas and spa, as well as Gili Travel Agency. If you want to travel to Indonesia, Ask Julie! She designs tailor-made holidays in Indonesia with Love and Passion.

The Slow Retreats are her design. Julie is convinced that Gili Air is a place where you can recharge and slow down; she would like to share this feeling with you.

Julie teaches:

Author of the book trilogy, From Slow to Flow
Inspiring people to slow down and find their flow
Entrepreneur, author, mentor, course creator, slow secrets host
Retreats, festivals & owning serene properties
Igniting your inner spark
Personal development workshops
Tantra practitioner
Ecstatic Dance
Acro Yoga
Hoola Hoop
Scuba diving instructor
Lodging: Slow Villas and Spa in Gili Air.
Tree Belgian friends Christian Lechien, architect; Dominique Pissoort, advertising consultant; and Julie Thonnard, dive instructor, fell in love with Gili Air and decided to create a small holiday village. Ten contemporary luxury villas – Balinese conception, Each room offers the same comfort: one or two-bedroom villas with a terrace, swimming pool, kitchenette, and office space, comfortable sunbeds, lovely coconut garden. With particular care to the quality of the beddings, the home stylist Valérie Barkowski has added her touch of originality.
Yoga Shala: Slow Spa


Designed by the architect Christian Lechien, the spa at Slow Villas adds a wellness appetite to the villa complex, which is essentially designed for you to recharge and fully relax: three massage rooms, a bath for relaxation, and a pilates/yoga studio. SlowSpa’s architecture is inspired by the round curves of the island, making you think of a bamboo cathedral. The central window adds air and light to the whole ensemble with gentle curves. The peaceful feeling and the silence support the architecture that’s built around the natural elements, thus recalling Slow’s philosophy. The treatments: massages, facials, treatments for hands and feet, and therapy through movements, respond to our belief at Slow in relation to wellness. For SlowSpa’s signature treatments, we use natural and alive products, especially fresh aloe vera cultivated on-site.

Click here to see our Spa menu


Healthy Menu: Julie's favorite restaurants and Slow Villas home cook


We are what we eat. Today a healthy diet is all too often forgotten. Our partners, several  organic cafés around the island, will prepare for you a
healthy menu combination of fresh ingredients, organic, raw foods, and juices. Combined with a fusion of Indonesian cuisine to make you discover the flavors of Indonesia. Delicious and healthy! Plus, they will also prepare recipe menu cards so that you can bring the magic of their dishes home.

We’ve designed a healthy menu to detoxify your body.
Video: Dive into Gentiane's Yoga and massage Detox Retreat
Details Price option 1:
Yoga and massage retreat only:
Early bird before 15th of January 2024: 4078 euros per person (double occupancy), single supplement -35% off, 826 euros instead of 1270 euros.
Regular price after 15th of January 2024: 4366 euros per person (double occupancy), single supplement 1270 euros.

What’s Included:

– Return Lombok Airport transfer
– 9 nights at Slow Villas & Spa
– Morning detoxifying water, morning fresh juice, Healthy breakfasts by Slow Villas, Vegan lunch by Pachamama Organic Café, Healthy dinners on the beach and by Slow Villas, to add an Indonesian cuisine touch
– Daily massage with Gentiane and posture analysis
– Massage workshop with Gentiane
– Minimum 6 participants
– Gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan, and vegetarian menu available on request
– Alcohol not included – We encourage you to give up coffee, alcohol, and smoking during your Slow Retreat to detoxify your body
– Non-mandatory afternoon activities will be optional in Gili (activities can also be booked on location)
– 2 Yoga & Meditation sessions per day
*Schedule might be susceptible to change


Activities on the island:

– Free diving
– Fly high yoga at Sunset Beach Yoga ocean view yoga shala
– Visit the island with a local
– Zumba
– Slow spa full organic program: organic sugar/ginger scrub + organic aloe vera scrub + full body massage with aloe vera and fresh coconut oil from our organic garden
– Stand-up paddle for sunrise
– Snorkelling & island hopping to Gili Meno, the next island
– Introduction to hoola hoop, poï, aerial silk, acro yoga, and fire show on the beach
– Indonesian cooking class
– Morning sunrise run around the island with optional photo shooting
- Subwing
– Introduction to scuba diving / fun diving with Blue Marine dive
– Schedule might be susceptible to change
*Activities can also be purchased on location.


  What’s not included:

Slow Retreats doesn’t book flights. You can book them yourself or with the following travel agent.
When booked, send us your flight ticket, and we’ll take care of the rest.

Looking forward to welcoming you at Slow Villas and Spa for your detox week with Gentiane Institut; the week will be filled with healthy food and juices, sports, Gili island discovery activities, laughter, yoga, and meditation sessions.

Come and Slow down with us; we’ll remind you how to rethink your speed of life. Have Fun, Live, Laugh, and Love!

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