Begin Again



APRIL 27 - MAY 4, 2020

Come away with us for 7 Days of Art & Adventure, Writing & Culture, Nature & Yoga, Creative Business & Empowering Life Design on the Island of the Gods!  

"Surround yourself with the dreamers and doers, the rebels of the status quo, the troublemakers of the ordinary, the freedom fighters and rule-breakers, the unreasonable dust-shakers, the ones who believe that the impossible exists only to be attempted, the crazies and creative warriors, the ones who ask why-not instead of why, the I-can’t-believe-I-f*cking-did-it sort of people… Learn to create and love and heal your life with them. You may be crazy, lonely, weird...
but you're not alone." ~ Andrea Balt 

What would you do if you were free to create?

What stories would you write? What people would you meet? What places would you visit? What wonders would you make if you knew you COULD NOT FAIL?  

What risks would you take if you realized that falling is just the other side of flying? What work of art could you create and become if you trusted yourself to go after the life you desire?


Let go of what no longer serves you. Reignite your creativity. Rediscover your purpose. Fall in love with your vision. Face your fear. Stretch your comfort zone. Fuel your soul. Nourish your body. Free your mind. Awaken your heart. Connect in person with kindred creative troublemakers from around the world!

Life is short. What will you make of it? 

Most of our lives happen in the realm of the ordinary, caught in the routine of our daily to-do lists, postponing the wonder, ignoring our intuition, dismissing our creativity, quieting our hearts, delaying our hero's journey for "someday," or "later" when all of our pieces might be aligned. 

The more connected we are through our screens and devices, the more disconnected we grow inside. Distracted by our shoulds, coulds and woulds, fully dependent on technology and yet alienated from our true desire, we keep on going, going, going...

Meanwhile, our encounters with the infinite, our oneness with nature, our times of authentic connection with other creators, our episodes of surrender to the sacred mysteries of life are becoming more rare and short lived. We’re too busy getting “somewhere” to enjoy the life we work for, too rushed and distracted to dive into the depth of its beauty.  

Signs that you need Creative Rehab

✔ Your creative juices have stopped flowing and you've been feeling stuck, directionless, uncertain or uninspired in one or more areas of your life.  

✔ You are restless yet rootless, your soul is often homeless and longing for a deeper, more authentic connection to your true self and to like-minded creative conspirators. 

✔ You want to open up to life again, but you don't feel safe, understood or motivated in your usual surroundings. You need inspiring and supportive company to help you break through and let go of what is still holding you back. 

✔ You're an adventurer at heart. You often feel the need to stretch your comfort zone, along with the desire to explore yourself as you explore the world. You want to break free from your usual routine and make some space to learn yourself anew.

✔ You have a strong appreciation for the Arts, a deep desire to create, and an insatiable curiosity about other cultures and ways of life -- and you'd like to further awaken and nourish this passion within you.

✔ You're looking for a solid, endless source of inspiration, a grounding creative power, a satisfying fountain of life, that comes from within, transcends your limitations and feeds your soul for months and years to come. 

✔ You don't just want to be informed and entertained by an experience; you need to be transformed, touched to the core, and challenged to be more.  


As artists of this life, our ultimate goal is to create more life, to seek and multiply our moments of deep connection to our true selves, to others and to our environment. We can't do this wholeheartedly from behind a screen.

We need our senses to remind us we're alive. We need adventure to teach us how to play. We need courage to help us leap, creativity to build us a net, we need our hearts to point the way back to ourselves.  

How will Creative Rehab Bali help you fall in love with Life?

Creative Rehab Bali by Pete Longworth
By Pete Longworth - Creative Rehab Bali 2016

Through workshops in Writing, Creative Troublemaking and Empowering Life Design, combined with Yoga & Meditation, time in Nature, local Adventures, Friendship and Connection, the Creative Rehab Bali experience will jumpstart your heart and help you:

... APPRECIATE YOURSELF AS A CREATOR, own your worth and understand your crucial role as the Artist of Your Life. Empower your vision, give meaning to your mission, and start designing your life, work and message in this world, with renewed purpose and passion. 

... LOVE YOUR BODY, as you become more aware and sensitive to its needs and the truths that it whispers. Reconnect with nature and recognize yourself as an essential part of the whole.  

... BE ROMANCED BY LIFE and recover the spiritual truths, the transcendence and the divine appreciation of beauty you have lost in the trenches of fighting for your dreams, instead of dancing your way towards them. 

... REIGNITE YOUR CREATIVITY, get fresh ideas, insight and energy, by standing on a different vantage point, and light your tired heart back on fire. 

... REWRITE YOUR STORY of survival into a truer and more fulfilling Story of Aliveness. Reframe your mind to start regarding life from a Creator's Paradigm. 

... CONNECT WITH LIKE-MINDED CREATORS, Artists, Entrepreneurs, Adventurers, Free-spirited Nonconformists, and Soulful Troublemakers like yourself, who will inspire you to dig deeper, love yourself better, and dare to create the life that's been waiting for you all along.

Why Bali? 

Famous for its breathtaking natural beauty, luscious rainforests, surf beaches and coral reefs, as well as its magnificent temples, warm and welcoming culture, delicious food and world-class accommodation — topped only by the hospitality, kindness and creativity of its people, Bali has become one of the most visited and beloved islands on the planet. 

There is something about this place that is hard to put into words — a vibrant joyful energy, a human warmth, an intoxicating beauty, a palpable love of art, a sacred mystery that has continued to invite, captivate and inspire thousands of restless visitors from all over the world, for decades. 

If I could choose TWO WORDS to describe the Balinese attitude and culture, it’d be JOY + CELEBRATION

The Balinese celebrate nature, family, animals, the earth, their gods, and each other, more frequently and openly than any other culture we know. 

Their celebrations usually consist of acts of gratitude, purification ceremonies, sacred music, dance and offerings, followed by family meals and quality time together

There's a contagious joy emanating from the way they live their life and share it with others, that catches on and makes you feel at home, no matter where you come from. 

I didn't really choose Bali for this adventure. Bali has chosen me - and now it's choosing you. 

I just tuned in and listened. I paid attention to the signs and I surrendered to my true creative nature. A few months later, I found myself in paradise co-creating wonders with kindred souls from around the world - someting I would have never dreamed possible, had I not leaped into the beautiful unknown. 

The best thing after finding a treasure is sharing it with those who get it, need it, want it, seek it too. I want to share Bali with you...

WHAT WILL WE DO TOGETHER? The wonders that await us...

Maria Font Photography - Creative Rehab Bali 2016
  • We'll write, workshop and play, eat healthy food and laugh, do yoga and relax. 
  • We’ll refine our self-expression and deepen our self-trust, as we learn more about creative work and business, review our mission, vision and purpose on this planet, and start redesigning our lives in the truest version of us.
  • We'll meditate, practice self-inquiry, connect with nature, get reacquainted with the stories that our lives are telling. 
  • We'll sail with dolphins at sunrise, and visit waterfalls and temples, and let ourselves be loved by Bali and its people
  • We'll get the most amazing massages and wellness treatments you've possibly ever experienced. Trust us...
  • We'll let go of what's holding us back, begin to know and love and trust ourselves again. 
  • We'll remind each other that our lives are sacred, and that our voice, work and actions make a difference
  • We'll take lots of pictures and videos
  • We'll make new friends, co-warriors and creative accomplices that will support us in our breakthroughs and root for our creative revolution for months and years to come. 
  • We'll adventure into the peaceful Bali Sea (North of Bali) for snorkeling and scuba diving. 
  • We'll remember that the point of us is not survival, but aliveness, and that we are the Chief Creators of our life and love, work and reality. 

Pete Longworth Photography - Creative Rehab Bali

Ready to take a leap in the direction of your heartbeats, explore the imperfect beauty and depth of your humanity, connect with nature and other creators, take a break from the rat race, and write your truest lines as you nourish your heart, mind and body back to life?

This retreat will not help you escape reality, but re-create it, by facing it wholeheartedly, fueled by your truth. 

Who's invited to this party? 

YOU! The Creator reading these lines. And any other friend or lover you'd like to bring along.

Solo or accompanied, you will be joined by other creative troublemakers from around the world, ready to let go of what's holding you back and fall in love with life for the first time, again. 

Creative Rehab Bali is for wisdom seekers and soulful creators from all walks of life, in search of not just adventure, but also life-changing content, not just the thrill & the beauty of travel, but also the substance of a deeper love affair with life, not just creative revolution but also the creative evolution that comes after each high.  

If you can hear your Spirit's Call to a Creative & Fulfilling Life, MEET US IN BALI next April 27-May 4. You'll never be the same again.  

What other creators are saying...

Here is what some of the creators who've joined us so far had to say about the adventure: 

3 Words that describe the Creative Rehab Experience...

Want to see more photos of Creative Rehab Bali? Check out the amazing Bali Gallery - created by photographer and visual artist Pete Longworth. And the breathtaking Bali Album, courtesy of the talented Maria Font Photography. You can also search the hashtag #CreativeRehabBali on Instagram, for more snapshots by the different creators joining us.  


Hey there Creative Rebel!  

I'm Andrea Balt - host of this Adventure and starter of Creative Revolutions - Write Yourself Alive®, Rebelle Society®, Year of You® and Creative Rehab®, among other online platforms & programs + LIVE events, designed to help you turn your life into a work of art.  

In my work I try to reflect the wholeness of the human experience by combining Creativity & Writing, Art & Travel, Mind, Body & Soul into a more expressive, abundant & expansive Art of Being Alive.  

My academic training includes a 2-year MFA in Creative Writing + Literature and a BA in Communication & Mass Media. I am also a certified Holistic Health Coach and 200-hr certified yoga teacher.  

I believe that education + creative practice, when artfully combined, are the most powerful tools for personal transformation, growth and freedom.

For the last 7 years, I've been teaching Creative Writing + Applied Creativity to over 100,000 creators around the word, through a variety of online communities and mediums, creative programs and courses, live workshops and retreats.  

I am best known for inspiring creators from all walks of life to rediscover their innate creative superpowers, trust, write and share their stories, as well as re-create their lives, one act of courage at a time. 


Where is our adventure taking place?

Maria Font Photography - Creative Rehab Bali 2016

Our chosen paradise for Creative Rehab Bali is the Zen Resort Bali -- the beautiful, life-changing holistic resort I fell in love with during my first Bali adventure.  

It is located in the tranquil and luscious North of Bali and it's the only retreat center on the island specializing in Ayurveda lifestyle, philosophy, food and wellness, in addition to their eco-centered service and facilities. 

Tucked away in the jungle, removed from traffic, free of pollution and celebrating life to an all-day soundtrack of exotic birds, the Zen Resort Bali has been hosting our retreat for the last 4 years.

It also happens to be a top favorite destination, as well as a Travellers' Choice Winner on Trip Advisor. Check out the outstanding reviews HERE. 

With endless gratitude for the impeccable service, care and attention to detail we have received at Zen Resort over the years, they have become a part of our extended family in Bali and we can't wait to introduce you to this healing life oasis. 

Andrea Balt - Zen Resort Bali - Creative Rehab
Andrea Balt - Creative Rehab - Zen Resort Bali

For more delightful photographs of the resort and its facilities, please see the beautiful Zen Resort Gallery. You can also watch the short introductory video about the resort and its services, found on their HOMEPAGE.  

A Day at Creative Rehab Bali (sample schedule)

Andrea Balt - Creative Rehab Bali

♦ Sunrise Meditation ♦

♦ Morning Yoga ♦

♦ Energizing Breakfast ♦

♦ Morning Workshops in Writing, Creative Business & Empowering Life Design ♦

♦ Delicious Lunch ♦

♦ Self-creation time, Art Therapy, Wellness Rituals, Writing + Soul-Searching, Excursions and Adventures, Optional Activities, Relaxation ♦ 

♦ Exquisite Dinner ♦ 

♦ Stargazing, socializing, moonwalking, drinks & storytelling ♦

Pete Longworth - Creative Rehab Bali

Tell me more about the How...

This adventure stands on 5 pillars, essential to your growth and transformation: 


  • Take the Creative Reins of your life, work and heart. Begin to approach your life in a way that truly inspires and connects with others.
  • Find, strengthen and/or refine your voice and skills as a writer and communicator, through storytelling, self-expression and self-inquiry exercises. 
  • Dig deeper and get a clearer view of your creative identity and soul signature. Connect the dots between your own personal story and the greater story you're telling with your life. 
  • Rediscover or determine your creative mission + vision, and realign your life and message with your greater purpose.  
  • Get out of your comfort zone, and learn to speak your truth and communicate more freely, openly, and unapologetically, without excuses, hesitation or self-doubt. 
  • Learn essential communication, business and marketing tools that will help you share your message and work with the world in a profitable and authentic way -- being also a way that truly inspires and connects with others. 
Maria Font Photography - Creative Rehab Bali 2016
Maria Font Photography - Creative Rehab Bali 2016
Maria Font Photography - Creative Rehab Bali 2016

✔ EXCURSIONS, MINI-ADVENTURES & DAY TRIPS: We are mothered by Nature and fathered by Adventure. At Creative Rehab Bali, we'll be honoring both with three exciting mini-adventures. You can join us on all or opt for extra rest, writing + soul-searching, alternative adventures available or wellness treatments: 

  • We'll sail at sunrise with dolphins. (Yes, real dolphins!) One of our fondest memories of Bali and among the most memorable experiences we've ever had. We can't wait to share this magic with you. 
  • We'll swim at hot springs, visit sacred temples and hike through green and luscious forests. 
  • We'll snorkel and scuba dive at Menjangan Island - in the Bali Sea - with Zen Diving, the resort's holistic diving center

Andrea Balt - Creative Rehab Bali 2016
Maria Font Photography - Creative Rehab Bali 2016
Maria Font Photography - Creative Rehab Bali 2016

✔ YOGA & MEDITATION: This is a physical, mental and spiritual journey inward, to the core of you, where real change begins. Detoxing your mind through meditation and your body through yoga is an important part of this transformation.  

  • You'll have a chance to welcome each day at the first break of light with Zen Resort's daily sunrise meditation. 
  • Followed by an hour of morning yoga that will help you work through your physical blocks, open up the creative flow, and energize you for the day ahead. All before breakfast!

Andrea Balt - Creative Rehab Bali

WELLNESS TREATMENTS, RELAXATION, MASSAGE THERAPY, THE ART OF LOVING YOUR BODY: Your body is your home and the most sacred vessel through which you experience reality.  

  • Give your body the rest, love and nourishment that it needs and deserves, at the Zen Resort Spa on site, through a wide variety of Ayurveda massages and wellness treatments delivered with care by highly trained therapists. Read more about the spa and all the different treatments HERE. 
  • As part of your retreat package, you get one 60-minute massage, as well as one 30-minute consultation with the Ayurveda doctor on site to discuss your body type and recommended diet and treatments. You may opt for additional treatments a la carte.

Pete Longworth Photography - Creative Rehab Bali 2016
Jeremy Goldberg - Creative Rehab Bali
Andrea Balt - Creative Rehab Bali

CREATIVE RITUALS, BALINESE CULTURE SHOW, CONNECTION, FUN & CELEBRATION: Let yourself be loved, seen and celebrated, as you begin to truly see, create and celebrate others, and all the life within and around you.  

  • We've got some sweet surprises, creative rituals and celebrations that will delight your senses, help you let go of what is still holding you back, deepen your connection to the kindred creators adventuring with you, and renew your creative commitment to your purpose, yourself and the world. We invite yo to open your heart and your senses, and let yourself be loved!
Pete Longworth - Creative Rehab Bali 2016
Pete Longworth  - Creative Rehab Bali 2016
Pete Longworth  - Creative Rehab Bali 2016

Okay… You had me at Bali… How much? 

Check out our different room and payment options below and select the one that suits your preference and budget. 

The approximate group size is 20+ participants depending on room availability, first-come, first-served. We are unable to reserve your spot unless you sign up.

The average age of our participants ranges between mid-20s and mid 50s, although all ages over 21 are welcome. 

The atmosphere at Creative Rehab Bali is ideal for a small group experience, where we can get to know each other, and truly connect with kindred creatives, heart to heart. This is a trip of self-discovery, purpose, adventure and art. A journey back to the soul of life. 

If this might be the life-changing creative adventure you need, don't leave it for later. Our Creative Rehab retreats tend to sell out in advance. 

To book your spot, you may pay the deposit now and pay the rest later - remaining balance is due March 27, one month before the retreat - or pay in full now and save $250. 

Please note that we are currently almost full, and this retreat tends to sell out in advance. If your heart is pulling you in this direction, make sure you save your spot ASAP! If you have any questions about accommodation options, please reach out to us:

Accommodation, Rates & Payment Options

The Zen Resort offers two room types: Deluxe and Premium Villas, in double or single occupancy. Read the villa descriptions below, select the best option for you, and proceed to the Checkout page, where you can review your retreat package, read our Terms & Conditions + Refund Policy (containing additional information about the event) and make your booking. 

The total varies depending on the type of accommodation you choose. All prices listed are in USD, per person. 



The Deluxe Villas overlook the forest, rice-fields, vineyards and beyond, the Sea of Bali. They each have a terrace with a table and lounge chairs, a large air-conditioned bedroom with king-size or twin four-poster beds, beautifully carved Balinese furniture and handmade furnishings, and an open-air shower or bathtub. They also include a fan, insect net fitted windows, a safety deposit box and a refrigerator. [Size: 54/64 sq meters]

CLICK HERE to read more & save your spot in a DELUXE DOUBLE


PAY THE DEPOSIT NOW ($500) and Pay the Rest by March 27
PAY IN FULL NOW and save $250 (TOTAL: $3300)
CLICK HERE to read more & save your spot in a DELUXE SINGLE


PAY THE DEPOSIT NOW ($500) and Pay the Rest by March 27
PAY IN FULL NOW and save $250 (TOTAL: $3600)



The Premium Villas are entered through a private terrace, with a relaxing outdoor daybed, coffee table with lounge chairs, overlooking a private plunge pool and lush gardens, the forest and rice-fields, vineyards and the Sea of Bali beyond. These luxurious villas have an air-conditioned bedroom, with a king size four-poster bed, designer Balinese furniture, hand made furnishings and artwork, a large bathroom with dressing area, corner rain shower room with wide-open windows and tropical plants. Additional features include a safety deposit box, a refrigerator, hair dryer and dressing mirror. Only bed type available: King Size. Recommended ONLY for Singles or Couples. [Size: 80 sq meters]

For additional information about arrival times, airport + transportation and other important details, as well as our Cancellation & Refund Policy, please read our Terms & Conditions. 


Run Away with Us!

Got any questions before you decide? We’re one email away:

Our Creative Rehab retreats tend to sell out fast. If this event aligns with your heartbeats, don’t delay your aliveness. Book your spot NOW and save up to $250!

You may attend solo, with a partner, or a friend. Please note that all prices listed are PER PERSON as an all-inclusive Retreat Package. Scroll down to see what's included in your Retreat Package. 

Solo Travelers booking their spot in a double occupancy villa will be assigned another awesome Lady or Gentleman as a roommate. Around half of our participants are solo travelers and book their spot in a double occupancy villa. If you fall in this category and you haven't traveled solo before or attended this type of event, don't worry, you'll be in good hands and great company. 

If you are coming with a friend or partner and you are each booking your spot in a double occupancy, please let us know so we can assign you the same room. Please email us with any special requests and we'll do our best to accommodate you as needed: 


  • Airport transfers on arrival and departure via a private driver + van. Transfers also available from / to Ubud, one of the most popular locations in Bali.
  • Retreat taxes.
  • All-inclusive accommodation for 7 nights + 8 days (including afternoon/evening on arrival day + morning on departure day) at Zen Resort Bali. 
  • Daily fresh flowers and fruit basket + mineral drinking water. 
  • 3 plant-based meals every day (vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free also available) including traditional and delicious Balinese dishes.
  • Dinner on the day of arrival (April 27) / Breakfast + Lunch on the day of departure (May 4). 
  • All Creative Rehab workshops and activities. 
  • All yoga classes + meditation sessions. 
  • A 30-minute consultation with the Ayurveda Naturopathy doctor on site. 
  • A 60-minute Ayurveda massage at the Zen Spa. 
  • End of week special dinner and performance, including a Balinese culture show, music and dance (this will be incredible, trust us!) 
  • 2 Amazing Mini Adventures: Sailing at sunrise with dolphins and Swimming at Banjar Hot Springs + eco-forest hike and meditation at Vihara Buddhist temple. (OPTIONAL EXCURSIONS + CULTURAL ACTIVITIES available for an extra fee). 
  • Creative Rehab workbooks, with workshop notes, additional writing, self-inquiry & life design exercises + daily inspiration.


✖ Roundtrip airfare to and from Bali.

✖ Airport fees in Bali or your departing country (if applicable).

✖ Visa fees. (After signing up, we will email you with additional information on visa + entry requirements for Bali, along with other details about our adventure). 

✖ Additional Ayurveda treatments available at the Zen Resort SPA (over 30 targeted treatments, such as herbal oil massages, facials, baths & more). Read about the SPA services HERE

✖ Snorkelling and Scuba Diving at Menjangan Island (in the Bali Sea) with Zen Diving. PRICES: Snorkeling - $75 USD/person | Diving (2 dives) - $195 USD / person. 

✖ Art Therapy Workshop with Guest Artist ($65 USD/person - Art Suppplies included)

✖ Additional cultural activities and excursions available to book at the Zen Resort in your free time, if desired.  

✖ Travel insurance. (Not required. Highly recommended.)

✖ Additional a la carte food and drinks you can order at the Restaurant or Bar: juices, cocktails, snacks, etc.

✖ Your decision to participate in the transformative activities and program we've put together. Your commitment to your awakening, your happiness and your creative journey. Your choice to make the best out of this life-changing experience. 

Maria Font Photography - Creative Rehab Bali 2016
Andrea Balt - Creative Rehab Bali 2016

Come away with us and experience 7 Days of Life-Changing Art & Adventure, Writing & Culture, Creative Troublemaking & Empowering Life Design in the company of a select group of soulful Dreamers & Doers, in one of the most beautiful heavens on earth. 

Let us help you come back to life. Test your fear. Face your truth. Remember your heart. Refresh your mind. Relax and love your body.  

Create your story from a different vantage point. Immerse yourself in another culture and open your eyes to new ways of experiencing this short and beautiful human experience.


Come & Create Yourself with Us!

To join us, scroll back up to the accommodation options and choose your best fit. You'll be redirected to the checkout page where you can read our Terms & Conditions + Refund Policy containing additional important information about this adventure, and join us!


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