Win a Scholarship to a Chōsen Experience in Bali


Without jumping on the "new year, new you" bandwagon of nonsense, a little (or a lot) of self-improvement is no bad thing. To help you stay true to 2019 intentions while they're fresh, we've partnered with Chōsen Experiences, Compare Retreats and Thai Airways to give one reader the chance to jet off to Bali on a seven-day programme of self-discovery.

Led by renowned nutritionists, Olympic athletes and doctors, the Chōsen Bali Optimisation Experience is a signature experiential learning program, tailor-made for mental, physical and emotional development. Your week-long itinerary is aimed at achieving an optimal state of consciousness, fostering positive self-exploration, fitness and community connections. In essence, it is an "ideal week" where all the basics - think nutritious organic meals, fitness, wellness and adventure activities - are taken care of so that you can focus on reaching your full potential.

Over the course of seven days you will be perfectly fuelled, challenged and rested. Alongside physical exercise, each Experience includes workshops, experiential learning, mindfulness and much more. Partake in daily yin yoga against a backdrop of palm-fringed beaches or make the most of having the Indian Ocean on your doorstep with some surfing. End your day with a class about the power of breath and a relaxing massage. All your activities (as well as meals and beverages) are included as part of your curated itinerary.

With balance part of the core philosophy, peak physical and mental performance are the key outputs, setting you on a course to follow your optimal way of living long after you have left. You'll return home more fulfilled, healthier and happier, equipped with the tools to help you continue your journey on home soil (several attendees have been known to quit unsatisfying jobs before the week was out).

Read more about the experience hereand nominate yourself or someone you know to be the recipient of this one-week scholarship by answering the question below in 25 words or fewer:

"How would the Chōsen Life Optimisation Experience help you reach your potential?"

Good luck!

Full terms and conditions here.

The Lowdown

Chōsen Experiences

Chōsen Experiences is a signature experiential learning program, tailor-made to influence mental, physical and emotional development so guests can operate at their full potential. The week-long itinerary is aimed at achieving an optimal state of consciousness, fostering positive self-exploration, fitness and community connections.

The scholarship is a six-night learning experience in Bali, Indonesia including all nutritious organic meals and fitness, wellness and adventure activities.

Thai Airways

THAI operates double daily direct flights from London Heathrow to Bangkok TG911, A380, ETD 1150, ETA 0615* (of the next day) TG917, B777, ETD 2135, ETA 1600* For information on THAI's extensive route beyond BKK and promotional fares, please check

Compare Retreats

Compare Retreats is a booking portal and online publication for some of the best luxury wellness retreats in the world - as vetted by qualified health and fitness professionals. Founded by Dervla Louli Musgrave in Hong Kong, the company helps solo travellers, couples and families discover and book transformational wellness holidays around the world.