The Pause

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This 3-day Mindset coaching retreat in Bali is an invitation to stop and examine your life and see what’s working and what’s not. The Pause offers a safe space where you can unload your baggage, recharge your batteries, and leave feeling calmer, lighter, and in control. This experience of mental reflection, physical activity, and one-on-one coaching sessions will lay the foundation for a lifelong journey of personal growth.


Described as a ‘pit stop for busy people’ this three-day retreat literally allows you to hit pause on your life as rejuvenate, recharge, and sink deeper into yourself. This is not about finding quick answers, but about slowing down enough so you can start asking the right questions. Together we’ll reflect on what’s been happening in your life in the past 12 months and gain insights that will help us build a steady platform for the present and create a vision for the future.

Touch down in Canggu, one of Bali’s most treasured areas, and an ideal setting for your journey of personal growth. Over three days we will meditate, discuss, and explore your life, drawing a timeline to see how you’ve arrived at where you are today, and creating a vision for the year to come. The focus is on our 1:1 coaching sessions and self-reflection, but the process is flexible, with time at the beach, yoga, surfing, and exercising allowing you space to fully process the insights you encounter.

Specific activities act as common threads, connecting each day: The Question (finding the questions you need to ask right now) and The Letter (writing a letter to your future self) are just two examples. There is also plenty of time for journaling, visioning, musing, and dreaming. The ‘Value Exercises’ offer a chance to find out more about what drives you in life.


The Pause is ideal for anyone who needs a moment of reflection in his or her life. Executives, entrepreneurs, students, business owners – anyone feeling stuck, stressed and looking for a change.


The schedule changes slightly from day to day, but each day’s agenda will be similar to the following:

  • Early morning physical activity (yoga or surfing)
  • Healthy breakfast
  • Mindset coaching conversation begins over breakfast
  • 1:1 coaching session (activities will include Wheel of Life, Time-Line, Personality Profiling, and Goal Setting)
  • Beach walk, coaching conversation continues
  • Afternoon at leisure
  • Evening physical activity (yoga or surfing)


  • 6 hours of Coaching (worth of $150/session)

  • 3 Private Yoga classes

  • 3 Private surf sessions

  • 1 Breakfast


  • Gain confidence and self-awareness
  • Remove limitations, obstacles, and limiting beliefs
  • Overcome fears, phobias, and traumatic emotional events
  • Gain clarity about my vision, mission, and purpose
  • Learn new strategies, techniques, and tools to manage my life
  • Become more resourceful and able to access positive emotional state
  • Calm the body and the mind with Yoga
  • Learn to Surf and discover new Surf spots


This retreat is customizable.


The price is inclusive of 6 hours of one-on-one mindset coaching, 3 private holistic yoga classes, 3 private surf lessons, 1 breakfast.

Accommodation not included


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During more than 6 hours of 1:1 coaching, we will create a safe and supportive space where you can bring your deepest worries, fears, and thoughts. We will examine your life to see what’s working and what’s not. We’ll also use specific exercises and techniques that will reveal your values, key personality traits, and strengths, and determine how you can use this new information to start asking the right questions and set new goals and objectives for your life.

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Surfing isn’t just a physical act, it’s an act of meditation. It’s about letting go, embracing the swell, and riding the wave. It’s a lesson that applies as much on land as it does in the ocean. It’s a life lesson in every session. Bali offers some of the world’s greatest waves, and whether you’re a seasoned pro or just getting up on the board for the first time, we’ll have a great time in the water. You’ll head out with a certified surf instructor who will teach you the basics of safety and technique on land before you catch your first wave in the warm waters of Canggu.

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Our approach to yoga is that there is no “one size fits all”. We all have different bodies, health issues, lifestyles and stressors. We live in different environments, have different jobs and our life circumstances are not the same.

Someone who is stressed and anxious might need a more calming yoga practice. On the other hand, a person that feels sluggish and has weight issues would benefit from a more energising and dynamic yoga. Working holistically means that I look at the person as a whole in order to offer an individualised yoga practice tailored to my clients’ specific needs.

In order to get clear about your specific needs and the results you want to achieve with your life, we will first look at your body type (or “dosha” in Ayurveda), the state of mind and health, your current life situation and personal issues you might struggle with.

We will then create a customised yoga practice for you, which always includes a breathing technique and meditation that complements the yoga poses. We will also consult you regarding possible lifestyle changes you might want to make in order to bring even more balance to your life. These include nutritional recommendations, Ayurvedic practices, meditation and breathing techniques, morning and nighttime routines, productivity tips and more.

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Charming cafes dot the quiet streets of Canggu, offering a range of delicious foods. Enjoy healthy breakfast bowls bursting with fresh fruit, colourful salads full of local produce, a plentiful coffee culture, exotic elixirs, richly spiced meat, seafood, and veggie dishes, and everything in between. Food plays a central role in the retreat – a healthy body feeds a healthy mind. What we eat will be fresh and plentiful. Vegan and vegetarian options are easy to come by and will reinvigorate the foodie inside all of us.


Located on Bali’s calm western coast, Canggu is a cultural hub for international travellers that come together for their shared passions: nature, surf, yoga, and delicious food. Canggu offers a serene counterpart to the more hectic and bustling parts of Bali, and you’ll feel an instant tranquility as the tropical air settles around you. The area spans three different beaches, each offering their own unique energy and equally spectacular sunsets. Aside from the perfect swell and relaxed smiles, Canggu is arguably most famous for its booming variety of local and international cuisines.

  • Our retreats are private and individual. We mainly focus on coaching and physical activities. We do our best to facilitate your stay and make it as convenient as possible.
  • The retreat doesn’t include accommodation, but we can arrange it and suggest a few options from our hotel and villa partners in Canggu.
  • The meals are not included in order to leave you the choice amongst so many healthy cafes and restaurants around Canggu. You will want to try them all 🙂
  • The retreat is customizable. If you would like to include spa treatments in one of your free afternoons (and after your coaching homework) we can help you with that.

REVIEW ★★★★★

Dris responded to exactly what was needed in the order that it was needed, and in a way that made me feel completely comfortable and safe. I was able to be open with Dris quickly and had no fear of being judged. His levels of compassion and care are high, and I trusted I was in safe hands. Dris really wants to understand his clients, and is able to see your holistic self and the bigger picture. He also has a calming and grounding nature making him very easy to be around and open up to.

Dris has a clear method and strategy. It is evident he loves what he does, he really cares about his client’s development, and he is absolutely true to his own core values. He lives and breathes them, and I found that very inspiring. It made me want to learn from him. Dris will invest in supporting you to achieve what you want to… as long as you put in the work too.

Life Coach Perth Laura SutherlandLaura Sutherland, Director at 3D Recruit