Bodhi Soul is a retreat program, designed to improve the wellness of professionals working in human development and other related fields, that have a wider impact on fellow human beings, directly or indirectly.

The retreats are held at the wellness capital of the world – the exotic Bali
Customized program developed according to your needs and requests
Authentic, luxurious and eco-friendly places for your stay.
The best locally sourced organic and healthy food.

Why Bodhi Soul

We believe that people working in human development are special, and the profession itself is a calling. However, the nature of jobs often involve unsettling and stressful situations that can lead to stressful lives, and burn outs; that can affect professional and personal lives.

Bodhi Soul aims to address this, by empowering the self, building resilience, and to restore the energy to be a passionate and transformative force in your work and  personal lives, and above all, just to make sure you relax!

The Experience



  • Connect with nature
  • Connect with culture
  • Connect with your inner self
  • Connect with the world around you



  • Practice yoga and meditation and wellness
  • Engage in reflective practice and build resilience
  • Try role-play and catharsis
  • Discover your passion through passion play



  • Choose your focus and approach
  • Choose additional experiences based on your need

The People

Valentine Gandhi

Founder, The Development CAFÉ

Role Plays and Catharsis

Märta Bailes

Founder, Top View Yoga Shala

Yoga and Wellness Meditation

Jenn Weidman

Founder, Space Bangkok

Creative Reflective Practices

Mark Kuan

Founder, The Onion Collective

Passion Play

Program package


  • 5 nights and 6 days Accommodation in a beautiful eco resort in Bali
  • Airport pick-up & drop-off
  • Talk time & 4G SIM card
  • Cultural Immersion, visit to historic sites in Bali
  • Full Board Organic Vegetarian and Non-vegetarian meals, snacks and healthy beverages for 5 nights and 6 days
  • One-time Massage and Spa treatment
  • Take home goodie bag to carry the experience home.
    Note: For Group Packages and Customized Team building programs for your organization please contact us

Upcoming dates


26th August – 31st August
27th November – 2nd December


26th March – 31st March
18th June – 23rd June

Book now (Limited seats!!)

Select and pay to book your slot now. We have limited slots per batch, so full payment required to book a slot. If you are unable to pay in full at one go, contact us for further details: After the payment you will be redirected to a mini survey that will help us design a customized package for you including dates of your choice. 
Refund Policy: Full refund if cancelled before 40 days. Half refund if cancelled before 30 days. No refund for less than 30 days. Kindly note we are a non profit and this policy based on policies of resorts in Bali

Click button to pay through PayPal or Credit card (select credit or debit card in the next screen if you do not have PayPal)

A 5% service charge will be added through PayPal payment, direct, payment to bank please add  only USD 25/-

If you do not have a Paypal Account or a Credit Card you can wire the payment directly to:

Account name: Yayasan The Development CAFE
A./c Number: 0573627267
A/c currency: USD
Bank Name: Bank Negara Indonesia (BNI)
Branch: Renon, Denpasar Bali
And email us the transaction details and your personal particulars to

Most major airlines fly to Bali, – The airport is Denpasar. Indonesia also offers visa free travel or visa on arrival facilities to many countries. Please check online to see if you qualify. For any questions feel free to reach out to us.

About The Development CAFE

Bodhi Soul is a program created by The Development CAFE, a Global Network of Development Professionals and Social Scientists.

The Development CAFE operates as a think-tank/forum to exchange ideas; as research initiator and ICT4D support organisation; as a bridge between governments, development agencies and local projects.

At The Development CAFE we connect life-changers, bridge grassroots and policy and give voice to the voiceless.  We believe that we can help others only after we have helped ourselves: this is why we have created the Bodhi Soul program.