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The Place Retreats
The Place Retreats

Be Who You Are

What you want is not necessarily what you need, but what you need should be what you want.

Our Story

The Place was founded by renowned psychotherapist Jean-Claude Chalmet. He has over 20 years experience in the field, building successful practices both in Greece and London and treating clients from around the globe.

Describing himself as a “natural born therapist”, Jean-Claude has developed and refined his therapeutic approach to include Kundalini Yoga and meditation, along with a variety of other complementary therapies (such as Traditional Chinese Medicine, Japanese Acupuncture, Watsu, Chi Qong, Clinical Hypnosis, Equine-Assisted Therapy and nutritional healing). 

These work together to create profound and lasting transformations in a relatively short amount of time.

The success of this unique process lies exactly in the combination of the mind/body approach that was practiced by the ancient Greeks more than 2500 years ago “A healthy mind in a healthy body”

He does not follow a particular school of therapy but instead approaches any issues with an integrative approach, tailored to the needs of each individual, be that man or woman, a couple or a family. 

Constructed in the traditional Balinese Balé style, The Place is a veritable oasis, right in the heart of Seminyak, and provides a deliciously private setting in which to escape the mundane world and to revel in the luxury of an amazing private retreat. Float your troubles away in the saltwater pool, recline in a sun lounger, find a peaceful shady spot in the garden, or nestle into the cushions on a sofa with a book from the private library.

Evenings have their own special magic. The hum of cicadas replaces the sweet birdsong, candles flicker in their lanterns and the sky glows with starlight.

Our wonderful Balinese team of helpers are on hand 24/7 to anticipate your every need, often before it has even become one, leaving you to relax and unwind, secure in the knowledge that everything is taken care of for you. They can also provide a unique insight into Balinese culture, and will arrange tours, transports and reservations for you as well as give advice about where to go and places to visit.

While The Place is an utterly private sanctuary where all worries of the world can be forgotten, its location in cosmopolitan Seminyak means you have the best of both worlds. A gentle stroll down the peaceful lane will bring you to bean bag-strewn beach, bars, stylish boutiques and world-class restaurants.

The perfect place for you

The vision was to create a beautiful sanctuary where therapists, teachers and practitioners could come together to deliver intensive retreats that would allow people to transform their lives. Jean Claude’s love for his island home of Bali, which he describes as “an extraordinary and powerful place” made it the perfect location and The Place opened its doors in 2015.

Nowadays, The Place offers a combination of Psychotherapy coupled with daily Kundalini Yoga & Meditation. This is the Yoga of awareness.

The therapists then decide which other therapies – such as equine-assisted learning, Tantra Yoga and bodywork – would be appropriate for each particular client.

To find out more about Jean-Claude Chalmet’s approach, please refer online to the many articles he has written for The Times in London.

Personalised Retreat Programmes

At The Place, we offer a range of personalised retreat programmes that combine psychotherapy, kundalini yoga and other complementary therapies that deliver deep and lasting emotional and psychological changes, helping you to become happier, healthier and more fulfilled in life. 

Whether you’re an individual, a couple or a family, we can customise your experience at The Place so that you get the most out of your stay.

Our expert team specialise in the treatment of depression, emotional abuse, sexual orientation, sexual issues, self-esteem issues, anger and anger management, addiction, food concerns, breakdowns, divorce, redundancy, dysfunctional relationships, and destructive behaviours, both to the self and to others.

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