The Heart & Mind Movement
Our mission is to create harmony between the mind, body and heart
Our philosophy is that overall health is closely linked to mental health. While we often obsess about taking care of our physical health by exercising and eating well, a negative mind can take over our lives. These negative thoughts then travel through the body and affect our whole being.
With therapy and yoga led by our experts, perceptions and belief systems that filter and shape reality are changed, allowing people to view their world with a brand-new perspective and outlook.
This fundamental, profound transformation has given many of our clients a new life over which they have total control.
Many of us live daily with anxiety, sadness and trepidation. However, not long after arriving at our London or Bali centres, in the complete care of our professional team, guests feel so safe that they can start to relax and enjoy a feeling of renewal, revival and restoration.
All of us are uniquely capable of changing our unhelpful habits, behaviours and states of mind. It’s natural for the human brain to focus on the negative – it’s a necessary bias that alerts us to threats and helps us to survive. However, in trying to protect ourselves, we often end up harming ourselves. Our perception becomes distorted and we struggle to function normally. Symptoms of this are fear, low self-esteem, anxiety, food issues and even depression and addiction.
At The Place, our guests learn how to manage their emotions, which are often difficult, extreme and overwhelming. As they grow to understand what triggers these feelings (which usually originate from past trauma) they are more able to cope with situations that previously might have crushed them. Instead, they experience contentment and balance in their everyday lives.
During our time together, guests undertake a transformational process of dynamic yoga plus individual and group therapy. This occurs in the gorgeous exotic surroundings of Seminyak on the Balinese coast.
Imagine a long stay in a sumptuous boutique hotel, with leisure time to enjoy the swimming pools, tropical gardens, spa treatments, complementary therapies and delicious cuisine.
Kundalini yoga is also known as ‘the Yoga of Awareness’. Classes may include warm-ups, practising breathing techniques (pranayama), carrying out an exercise routine (kriya), deep relaxation, chanting or meditation. This practice helps to balance the glandular system, strengthen the nervous system, expand lung capacity and purify the blood.
The healing process, despite its many challenges, can be pleasurable and rewarding…
A global movement
The uniqueness of the process lies precisely in the “healthy mind in a healthy body” approach practised by the ancient Greeks more than 2,500 years ago.
Throughout human history and across cultures, people have sought a deeper wisdom and understanding of the emotional strains of life. This has resulted in many hundreds of different therapies, practices, rituals and techniques that are all designed to improve our wellbeing and experience of life. The most modern of these is what we call clinical psychotherapy – but it is by no means the first. For centuries, people have pursued all manner of practices such as meditation, yoga and holistic therapies.
The secret to a contented life lies in the ability to manage our internal critic.
Our mission is to create harmony between mind, body and heart and offer profound healing globally. At The Place, through workshops, talks, events and outreach worldwide, we combine the Kundalini practice (body) with meditation (mind). This is then followed by individual and group therapy in which we explore the thoughts and mind connections that rule our lives.
The secret to a contented life lies in the ability to manage our internal critic (IC). During the therapy, we explore and deconstruct our IC in order to establish coping mechanisms and dispel the myths that this destructive force can create in our lives.
We listen far too often to this critical voice in our heads and we start to believe it – leading us into depression, self-sabotaging, self-harming and other destructive behaviours such as addiction.
At The Place in London, Bali and worldwide, our aim is to change this dynamic by discovering our inner strengths and building solutions to overcome this destructive force. Through the practice of yoga, meditation and self-awareness, we can establish a framework to calm our minds and learn to become a good parent to our developing souls.