2017-2018 Mindful Travel Retreats




RETREAT IN OJAI,  MAY 26-28, 2017

MAY 26-28, 2017

Mindful Travel Retreats Presents: A Divine Love Circle Weekend Retreat


OJAI, California

MAY 26TH-28TH, 2017


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This All-Inclusive Retreat in Ojai will combine all the elements of balancing & healing as we indulge in the magical energy of this ancient Chumash land. Your Guides Michele D’Angona & Faye Batson, founders of the, “Divine Love Circle”, will take you on a journey of the spirit as we detox, rejuvenate, & reconnect with nature while forming new relationships with ourselves and our tribe.

~3 days/ 2 nights Accommodations at, “The Love Center”*
~All Organic & Nourishing Meals prepared by our Private Chef** &
Beverages Included: 3 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, 2 Dinners, Snacks
& Tea Time (Special Dietary Options for Vegetarians/Vegans)
~Full Spa & Sauna access at the 5 star, “Ojai Inn & Spa” &
Therapeutic & Purifying Desert Clay “Kuyam” Treatment
~Reiki Workshop Session with Reiki Master, Faye Batson
~Spiritual Garden Tour** & Plant Medicine Art Workshop
~Topa Topa Hike, Rise & Shine Breath work, &
Body Movement with Michele D’Angona

Additional Information
* The Love Center is associated with the Institute of Modern Wisdom, a 501c3 non-profit foundation
**Our Private Chef has prepared an exclusive menu, following the guidelines of health & detox while nourishing & balancing the soul. (Vegan/Vegetarian Options)
***Private Garden Tour conducted by Carol Wade, Nutritional Counselor & Herbalist, Registered with the American Herbalist Guild

This Sacred Heart Center Retreat will take you on a
spiritual journey as we experience together a weekend of surrender. We will indulge in a spa detoxification, reconnecting ourselves as we recharge in nature, opening up the Chakras with an emphasis and focus on healing our hearts as we explore a deeper connection with our soul.

The name Ojai is derived from the word “Awahi” which means MOON. The Chumash Indian tribe named their village, which was located in the upper area of Ojai, over 10,000 years ago making this the most ancient in North America! The Chumash Indian tribes spirit & powerful energy lives on to this day and can be seen each evening at sunset as the infamous “Pink Moment”, a pink shaded glow over the Topa Topa Mountain ranges!

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Accommodation Pricing & Room Options
(Room/Bed selection is on a first come first serve basis, rooms are shared with private bed and no more than 3 total unless otherwise specified)





Mindful Travel Retreats Presents:



TULUM, Mexico


June 18-23rd, 2017

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This All-Inclusive Retreat in Tulum Mexico combines all the elements of mindfulness taking you off-the-beaten-path, on an authentic eco-travel experience balancing the mind, body, & spirit.

From deep in the Mayan jungles to the white sand beaches, we will be harmonious with nature discovering hidden cenotes & Immersing ourselves in the ancient Mayan culture, exploring ruins of this civilization, & participating in traditional purification ceremonies.

All meals are prepared by our private chef and are delicious and nutritious catering to all dietary needs. This full service retreat will allow you private time and space in your own villa room setting the tone for rejuvenation and pampering. Spa services & massages, ocean and beach activities and relaxation, yoga/fitness did those desiring movement, and so much more will be at your disposal at this all-inclusive retreat in Tulum, Mexico!
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Our Mindful Travel Retreat Location in Tulum, Mexico!
JUNE 18th-23rd, 2017……. 6 days/5 nights

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2 Rooms Remaining, All inclusive rates!
-Airport pickup and drop off
-All mindful meals/beverages & private chef
-Accomodations for 6 days/5 nights
-All Tours and activities included: Mayan Ruins, Mayan Ceremonial experience, Mindful workshops and optional fitness/jungle hikes etc
-Daily use of kayaks & paddle boards

✨PS- The bedrooms all have AC!!!! Space is limited to ensure intimacy with our retreat group so please reserve your room ASAP! ✨

~Private Ocean View rooms, 1 king size bed, AC, bathroom with tub and shower, private balcony with hammock. $3800 pp

~Private Ocean View room: Double Occupancy, 2 Queen Beds, AC, bathroom with tub and shower, private balcony with hammock. $3300 pp.

~Group Shared rooms, Queen/Full  bed, AC, shared bathroom with tub and shower, private balcony with hammock. $3200 pp




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Mindful Travel Retreats Presents:


BALI, Indonesia

September 1st-8th, 2017

This annual retreat in Bali has become a favorite amongst followers and travelers of the Mindful Travel Retreats. This wellness retreat will reconnect you with nature as we explore the most spiritual and culturally diverse parts of the island. From exclusive visits with true healers, temple tours, our yearly visit to a tiny village school in Tabanan where we have the opportunity to donate our time & love to the children, to a visit to Ubud the spiritual and art capital of Bali; you won’t be disappointed. There is truly something for everyone. Expect organic food, menu of choice (vegan/vegetarian options are available), Luxury eco-living accommodations, Massage services, Volcano Hikes, and so much more in an ALL-INCLUSIVE PACKAGE RATE! This year, all accommodations, meals, transportation, designated activities, & 2 massages are included in the price!



Mindful Travel Retreats Presents:

A Magical Journey Spiritual Retreat

Urubamba, Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu,


Surrounded by the majestic Andes mountains of South America, our Retreat Center boasts 5 star accommodations in the most beautiful part of the Sacred Valley. We will be taking a day trip to Cusco and the ancient ruins of Machu Picchu, hiking will be available for all levels of experience, a salt mine hike, tours of other archeological sites not to miss, a special Andean Shaman ceremony,  Andean school visit, spa services, Chakra garden tours, workshops and activities designed to transform & rejuvenate you, reconnecting you with nature and your souls journey.  Expect organic food, menu of choice (vegan/vegetarian options are available), Luxury eco-living accommodations, Massage services, Machu Picchu Hikes, and so much more in an ALL-INCLUSIVE PACKAGE RATE! 

These retreat trips are always as eco friendly as possible, totally Off the Beaten Path of your typical vacations, not “touristy” at all, & will enlighten you & engage you in a whole new way! These retreats will truly be the experience of a lifetime whether you’re looking for tranquility & inner peace, fitness & health benefits, new friendships & experiences, or adventure & fun… The Mindful Retreats have it all!

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Mindful Travel Retreat

Guest Reviews


I was on the hunt for something fresh and new, something to rattle my tree and shake my cage. I have always been cavalier, but tend to think with my head, and sadly, rarely have I ever followed my heart. I did not know Michele nor the other Warriors, and living in South Africa, was passively drawn to this through a Facebook post by our yoga instructor, Nathania, who went to school with me 20 years ago. But something special called me to this – in fact it tugged so hard on my heart that my mind couldn’t ignore it and was sold on the idea just a few hours later. Throwing caution to the wind, I said, “I’m in!”.Michele asked us to cast our expectations aside… But secretly, I had a tall ask: make me feel alive!In terms of the finer details, Michele was incredibly thoughtful when it came to our needs ahead of and during the Retreat. In the middle of a magical setting with delicious, healthy food, the variety of physical activities and experiences brought me greater personal awareness and peace; this is my journey and I can trust myself. Mindful. Grateful for the moment and of being alive.My Bali experience resulted from and in a series of new and deeper connections with beautiful and authentic people, whom I lost myself in with fun, tears and laughter. I left Bali glowing with positive energy in body, mind and heart(!), renewed gratitude for my close and stable relationships, rich new friendships and a reignited desire to live a spectacular and varied life.Thank you to everyone that made this experience as meaningful as it was, and specifically to Michele and Nathania.~Erin Ferguson Ormond, South Africa



It is difficult to put into words how wonderful Michele’s Mindful Warrior & Mindful Goddess Transformation Retreat to Bali was. I think I can safely say that everyone left the retreat touched and changed in some way. Michele constructed a space for an experience that was at once profoundly spiritual, physically challenging, adventurous, philanthropic and purposefully mindful. Ten people came together from different walks of life, at different stages of their personal growth journey with different levels of understanding of what it meant to live mindfully. The experience reflected back at each participant what he or she was meant to get from the trip and we all walked away with a deeper understanding of ourselves and of compassion, perseverance, support and love.

It’s very difficult to pinpoint a highlight or what I liked best about the retreat. There were so many aspects that were incredibly unique – from the fully self-sustainable eco lodge where we stayed to the Balinese healers we visited, to the mountain we climbed through the night to watch the sun rise over a view that takes your breath away; to the afternoon we spent with village school children making decorations for their bare classroom walls; to the discipline of a twice-daily yoga practice, the mouth-watering food prepared with ingredients grown just outside the dining room; to sleeping with walls open to the jungle, taking in the sounds and feeling enveloped by nature. I don’t even know where to begin – this doesn’t even scratch the surface. I never wanted it to end, and I can’t wait until I can go back, though I know it will never be the same as this retreat was. I would absolutely attend another retreat with Michele.

~Nathania Stambouli, Israel 

______________________________________________________________Not only has Bali been on my bucket list, It was synchronicity that led me to the amazing Michele!! Michele made this trip more than U could ever imagine..if I went alone I would have never done the things we did. Meeting 2 spiritual healers, climbing a 5,600ft volcano, meeting with children at the local school, living on an organic sustainable farm in the jungle and most of all bonding with people I’ve just met who will now be lifelong friends!! Thank you Michele for this life changing, mindful retreat.

~Shana Klimeczko., NY, NY 


I am 28 year old girl who lives in Southern California that has become a personal trainer. This line of work is perfect for me because it lets me be creative by sculpting a women’s physique, as well as, rewarding by helping them feel better about themselves inside and out. This lifestyle takes on a different mindset and with the help of this retreat I have become such a better motivator, coach, trainer, friend, and individual!

I didn’t really know what to expect, other than we were going to do some yoga and hiking, but the fact is, I have had such an amazing LIFE experience in such a small amount of time! This was my first retreat, but I have traveled outside of country before to France, Italy and Switzerland which was quite beautiful. The way Michele orchestrated all of the workshops and day excursions, made us ask ourselves questions that we wouldn’t ask ourselves in a normal vacationing setting. This pushed us to mentally step out of our comfort zones and is why I have suggested to all of my family members and clients to try one of Michele’s retreats. Everyone, no matter what their occupation or lifestyle, can grow and learn from this type of experience.

I would definitely go on another Mindful Warrior & Mindful Goddess International Transformation Retreat in a second! I would love to visit a country that has a Fair Trade Producer such as India, Colombia, Sri Lanka, or Africa.

~Simone Basile, Santa Clarita, CA 


For me it was a once in a lifetime experience. The location was breathtaking. I loved the program especially the yoga. I got to meet new and interesting people . I highly recommend this kind of retreat. I would definitely do it again.

~Hany Weizman 


So to start off, I want to say that this retreat was the best trip of my life!

I’m a really busy person day to day with my career. I was looking for a little R&R get away. I heard about the Mindful Warrior & Mindful Goddess Transformation Retreat to Bali, from a friend. I immediately was interested when I read the info about it via email.

I went with an open mind and had no expectations. I just wanted to get away. Everything that unfolded during the retreat was pretty amazing. I realized I wasn’t just there to relax, but I was there for a reason. I was spiritually awakened! From the yoga for the 1st time, to meditation, to concurring a 3 hour volcano hike, to living in the jungle (just a few things to mention).

And although we were there with a group, there was a lot of individual self achievements and rewards.

I personally had a lot of growth throughout this retreat. There was things that I had neglected about myself and I realized them on this retreat. If I was to do this trip differently……….. I wouldn’t change a thing. It was what I was looking for and didn’t know it.

And as far as Michele the owner, she was very thorough with all the info we needed from travel, to what to bring, etc.
She really knows how to do it in a very personable and professional way.

I would definitely recommend these retreats to all. I already have my deposit in for the next one and I don’t even know where the next one is!

~Vince Luizzi, Burbank, CA 


The Mindful retreat in Bali was my first experience attending a retreat. My overall experience was beyond anything that I expected! The location was perfect, in the jungle among rice paddies. We were about 2-hours from the nearest city and there were no outside noises other than the sounds of the jungle and running water from the nearby waterfalls and mountain streams. Michele D’Angona helped to make this retreat all that it was: sharing her ‘words of wisdom’, her enthusiasm, her thoughtfulness, and her own experiences as she travels around the world. I would definitely attend another retreat and know that the experience would be well worth it.

The accommodations were excellent and the staff very friendly. My room was ideal. I shared my lodge with four other people whom I did not know prior to attending the retreat. The like-mindedness of all of us who attended the retreat helped to enhance the experience. As part of the retreat we visited a local village school. The children were amazing, so appreciative of all the school supplies we donated as part of our Mindful retreat. I also looked forward to visiting a ‘Balinese Healer’ as this was on my ‘bucket list’! All my expectations were met with the two ‘healers’ we visited. As part of the retreat we had the privilege of having a yoga instructor among us. Waking up in the morning and then again in the late afternoon we did yoga in an outside patio area covered by a thatched roof with the jungle all around us. Meditating in such a peaceful place was ideal.

I would definitely want to attend another retreat, possibly in India. I’d like to experience the spirituality of Hinduism and/or Buddhism in a retreat environment.
~Elaine Paletz, CA 


Michele DAngona organized an amazing retreat in Bali. The itinerary was well put together. We saw city life in Ubda, spirituality with an healer, sunrise hiking silence meditation day, volunteer in school and yoga sessions with an amazing instructor. Michele put a personal touch by giving every person in the retreat gift bag and special thank you card. Michele really chose a good dynamic group of people, who were strangers at the beginning of the retreat and at the end of the retreat became good friends. If Michele does another retreat ,I’ll definitely attend it.

~Ravit D., Los Angeles, CA 


The Mindful Transformation Retreat in Bali was a journey to heaven For me. I did not know what to expect before i left Los Angeles until I got to the Bali Eco Stay. The place surrounded by beautiful palm trees, gardens, waterfall and rice paddies. Sporadic sounds of colorful birds whispering from every corner of the skies on an early clear day it’s nostalgic feelings of happiness I have not had since childhood and I am having hard time to express. our morning started with one and a half hours of yoga that was included breathing followed by a combination moves of Hatha, and relaxation poses.

The food was amazing it was prepared by local chefs from the nearest village. A combination of fresh fruits, greens, salads and home made breads and of course, rice. The staff were always respectful, supportive and smiley ( real smile not LA smile :) you can feel the karma vibe and willingness to assist you on anything either emotional or physical.

During the time we were in Bali we did a lot of hiking, traveling to nears cities, visiting a spiritual healer and local school where we interacted with the Kids and gave them some school supplies.

After 10 days we returned home energized with good karma, health and gratitude. I also learned a lot about my self. Michele D’Angelo really did a great job organize and plan this retreat. Everyday was a great experience. I highly recommend it and in future I’m planing to go with Michele again.
~Michelle Osnat Shabtay 



Hello Lovlies!

Empowering Body LLC, my transformation programs & myself have been spreading out all over the world working towards intensifying the connection of MIND, BODY, & SPIRIT! Balance is something we all hope to achieve & with proper guidance we can build our lives with intentional practices that will enhance not only our physical body but the mind & spirit as well which means we become more happy, peaceful, & our lives are enriched with success & love so deep that money could never buy! As most of you know, I have traveled the world over the last 10 years & what started as a hobby & literal journey, turned into a deep need to explore, seek, & deepen my knowledge and love for many other cultures, people, nature, & Earth as a whole. I am truly connected to myself when I an immersed in nature & amongst the most unfamiliar surrounding I feel most centered & at ease. I began to realize that the old saying was right…

Sometimes you find yourself in the middle of nowhere. And sometimes in the middle of nowhere, you find yourself!

So as an personally acclaimed “seeker” & now find myself MINDFUL: growing, learning, & perfecting the art of transformation in all area on my life. My body is my temple and home of the time I am here on Earth, my mind is capable of taking me to new heights & gives me the ability to share and communicate with others how they can unlock and reach their own potential, empowering them to take charge & make changes that will forever pave their way. And my soul, my spirit, & light is something I have carried with me through many lifetimes- its my connection to source, it is source & as soon as I realized that truth and began allowing and surrendering to it all, that is when my true transformation occurred. After years of attending retreats & creating my own oasis of retreats on my travels, I am now going full force giving others the opportunity to have a taste & a huge serving of total transforming and in the most wonderful places! Join me as I take you on a journey, a travel experience, & the transformation of a lifetime!