Daring Greatly ™


Bringing Brené Brown’s work to Beautiful Bali

What would it cost you to step into the arena and just show up?

What is it costing you now not to?

Do you long to be more courageous, to embrace living in vulnerability, and to make the promise to yourself to show up in your wholehearted life? Maybe you’ve seen the TED talks, watched the Netflix special, maybe you’ve read every single one of Brené Brown’s books and you know you need to get up close to her work in an intimate setting and absorb the power of this transformational work.

We choose courage. We choose daring because it makes ripples that impact everyone around us. We dare greatly because it makes the world a braver place. And we do it together.

Courage Hearts is a partnership of 2 women and you – coming together in Bali to explore the work of Brené Brown, discover the Daring Way ™, and find a sense of belonging with other heart-centered people.

To transform the way you live, love, parent, and lead.

The 7 day Daring Greatly ™ Courage Hearts retreat in Bali is a once-in-a-lifetime experience you will never, ever forget.

Courage Hearts offers a unique, life-changing experience combining the powerful work of well-known author, researcher, and storyteller, Dr. Brené Brown with the spiritual and inspirational culture of beautiful Bali and its people and delivered by experienced and certified facilitators of Brené Brown’s work


Daring Greatly ™ is an exquisite 7 day retreat hosted at a luxurious, authentic Balinese resort where you will experience a totally different way of being and will embark upon a truly transformational journey.

It doesn’t matter what personal development you’ve done before, whether you come with your friends, your family, your partner, or alone. It doesn’t matter if you’ve consumed all of Brené’s books or recently found her on Netflix. It doesn’t matter how stuck you feel in your job, your life, your career, or how very un-brave you might be currently thinking you are.

We know you will leave transformed.

Join an intimate circle of like-minded people who are all ready for courageous change.

If you’re searching for something deeper, for something more, then Courage Hearts in Bali is your calling. Your seat beside us is waiting.

This Courage Hearts retreat is based on Brené Brown’s book Daring Greatly. Led by certified and professional facilitators, we will explore:

  • Vulnerability
  • Courage
  • Shame
  • Worthiness

You will be invited to examine the thoughts, emotions, and behaviours that are holding you back and identify the new choices and practices that will move you toward more authentic and wholehearted living that transforms the way you live, love, parent, and lead.

Our carefully chosen activities and Balinese experiences embrace Brené Brown’s 10 guideposts for wholehearted living including:



  • Authenticity
  • Self-Compassion
  • A Resilient Spirit
  • Gratitude and Joy
  • Intuition and Trusting Faith
  • Creativity
  • Play and Rest
  • Calm and Stillness
  • Meaningful Work
  • Laughter, Song and Dance

What is in the retreat?

The Daring Greatly ™ retreat includes:

The chance to fully experience every moment of a life-changing transformational retreat. Every single detail is taken care of so you can focus on who you’re there for – yourself.

6 night’s boutique accommodation. Private villas.

Exquisite, tropical setting with  views of one of Ubud’s most breathtaking valleys.


4 inspiring Daring Way™ workshops to attend

Explore the work of Brené Brown with a Daring Way™ Certified Facilitator

Includes your Daring Greatly workbook


A beautiful Balinese blessing during an uplifting opening ceremony on arrival.

Daily yoga and meditation practices with our retreat’s own yoga instructor (all levels of experience welcome ) 

Your every gastronomical desire fulfilled – delicious and nourishing organic meals for breakfast, lunch, and dinner

A special farewell celebration dinner to acknowledge how far you’ve come

A day trip to nearby Ubud to experience a private sound healing session, exclusively for our group, in the largest venue dedicated to this ancient healing modality in the world, the Pyramids of Chi. This includes a delicious lunch in the café surrounded by rice fields.

A workshop to learn about and make a ‘Canang Sari’, one of the daily offerings made by the Balinese people each day to give thanks for the peace given to the world.

A local demonstration to make ‘Jamu’, a traditional herbal tonic

Guided nature walk through the resort gardens and the surrounding area, taking in the Balinese flora and fauna and being fortunate enough to be able to witness the local villagers going about their lives.

A traditional Balinese dance lesson incorporating laughter, song, and dance

1 hour Balinese massage with our qualified massage therapists.

Free use of all health and wellbeing facilities including a breathtaking swimming pool, gym, jacuzzi, and herbal steam bath in the spa pavilion.

Making natural spa treatment products from the in-house herb garden.

All airport transfers – our driver will safely deliver you between Denpasar Airport or Ubud and your resort.

Courage Hearts have carefully considered every detail of each of our retreats and we really do cater to every element of the experience from arrival to departure.

Courage Hearts is a partnership of 2 women and you – coming together in Bali to explore the work of Brené Brown, discover the Daring Way ™, and find a sense of belonging with other heart-centered people.

For nearly 2 decades Julie Loveny and Janis Johnston have been best friends. They have the kind of friendship that stands the tests of time – of growing up, growing a little wiser, and the challenges of families, businesses, successful careers, and life.

Together, they’ve educated themselves and each other in leadership, personal development, research,  communication, and connection.  And then they discovered Brené Brown.

They launched Courage Hearts in 2019 after Julie combined her many years of experience as a workshop leader, practitioner, researcher, and lecturer with becoming a Certified Facilitator of Brené Brown’s programs. These Bali based retreats are luxurious, life-changing, and blend the best of this partnership and Brené Brown’s work in an intimate setting for the ultimate personal transformation.

You are educated, smart, and parts of your life are fulfilled and successful. But you still want more from life. Relationships, career, wanting to use your inherent talents to make the world a better place or support those who have shared values with you. Perhaps you often feel stressed out, too busy, your balancing act of work and family and home and ‘you’ is all out of whack. Or maybe you have been aching for some ‘me time’ for longer than you can remember.

Workaholic? That’s OK. Over-giver? We see you. Super Mother? Breathe out. 

You belong here. We created this for you.

What is included?

Join us on a life-transforming 7-day retreat as we gather together on the sacred island of Bali, to carve out time and space to reclaim a sense of ourselves.

Set in the most divine location with every detail carefully catered for, perched on a hilltop surrounded by lush, tropical forest and sweeping valley views, you will be immersed in a total body, mind and spirit experience. 

Be deeply nourished by the serene and peaceful environment, the delicious, organic meals, nurturing massages, the exceptional, friendly service of the Balinese staff and the company of people who have a shared desire for all that Courage Hearts Retreats in Bali has to offer.

Together we will create a safe space, built on trust, authenticity and genuine connection.

Together, we will step into the brave versions of ourselves and take that new understanding back out into the world.


24th – 30th September 2020, North of Ubud, Bali.


Julie Loveny, Brené Brown Certified Facilitator of The Daring Way™ and Dare to Lead™ and co-owner of Courage Hearts

Janis Johnston, follower of Brené Brown’s work, marketing and business career woman and co-owner of Courage Hearts

No more than 15 other retreat attendees

And you 

“We don’t have to do all of it alone. We were never meant to.”
Brené Brown


Are you interested in joining us and taking up our payment arrangement option?

Simply contact us and we’ll get your payments setup.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is not included in the price?

Airfares to and from Denpasar Airport / Alcoholic drinks / extra Spa

Treatments / extra optional activities / additional meals to those provided

How is this different than normal health and wellbeing retreats in Bali?

Our retreats are for the seekers, the changemakers, the people who are ready to step into the people they were always meant to be. Although we offer many health and wellbeing experiences in this retreat, it’s not simply long naps, organic food, and daily yoga. The 4 Daring Way™ workshops to attend means you’ll get to explore the work of Brené Brown with a Certified Daring Way™ Facilitator (CDWF) in an up-close-and-personal way you wouldn’t normally by just reading the books

When is the next retreat?

Send us an email to and we’ll give you a sneak peek into our plans for the next retreat.

How often do you run retreats?

We’d love to run a Courage Hearts Retreat for you, your friends, family, work colleagues and are happy run a retreat several times a year.

Do you offer payment plans?

Yes, we do offer a payment plan. Email and we’ll send you everything you need to claim your place.

Why do you need to be certified to run retreats based on Brené Brown’s work?

To run Brené’s Daring Way ™ and Dare to Lead ™ curriculums, you have to be an eligible professional with appropriate qualifications and experience. Julie Loveny was certified as a CDWF in 2016 and CDTLF in 2019 and only Certified Facilitators can run these programs.

What if I have dietary restraints?

Our hosts offer the most delicious, fresh, nutritious meals, all freshly-prepared with love.  Balinese food is cooked with beautiful flavours, lots of vegetables and predominantly chicken and seafood.  However, if you have a food allergy, are gluten intolerant, vegetarian, our chefs can cater for you with prior notice.