If the first thing that comes to your mind when you think of Bali is dreamy.. lush.. other worldly.. it's all true. Bali is a healing sanctuary - to me - because of the people and the way they care for each other, guests, the land, and spirit. It's for a sure a place where you can come and rest your woes and reawaken your senses to majestic living and an easy sense of presence.
This retreat is a time for you to slow your roll! To move your body in a powerful and nourishing way, to rest!! leisurely walk beautiful streets, swim, eat amazing food, meet unbelievable peeps and create space for transformation. I believe true transformation happens when there is no expectation to change! but just an invitation to be. To feel your feet on the ground, explore with curiosity where you're at, and reconnect to your innermost self. From there we can reimagine and gather our energy towards the next phase that life is offering us.
A day in the life of retreating @ Soulshine
You'll wake up to beautiful fruit, gorgeous views and a light breakfast. We'll meditate each morning and then practice up in the sky on an open-air pavilion, while listening to the birds and sounds of nature, surrounded by green 360 degrees. (green is so healing for the eyes and soul!)
After a delicious, empowering practice we'll have plenty of time in the afternoon to enjoy a beautiful lunch, hang by the pool, or explore around Ubud. Just walking around the town, seeing temples and markets is beautiful. There will also be options for afternoon cultural exploration - a guided temple tour, visit to sacred water temple, or scooter around to see endless fields of rice paddies.
Late afternoon we'll have either a workshop on philosophy or asana (movement) practice. Practices will include lots of slowing down and making space to just be. Each practice will also include journal prompts and exercises to free the mind and bring clarity. The yogic philosophy offers us many tools to burn up doubt and engage with living in true integrity with ourself and how we use our energy.
Evenings will be lovely dinners by the pool, great conversation, and relaxation. There is plenty of space to spread out, take time on your own, or hang with the group.
I will leave you with this.. Bali is where I came in 2014 to "do some yoga" and see what this buzz was all about. I had no intention of becoming a "yoga teacher" or really no idea what would come of it. I spent 3 weeks Bali and the people, the temples, the yoga, the richness of spiritual life and kindness and BEAUTY (it is just SO beautiful everywhere) helped me remember I was not broken, I just needed to reconnect with a part of myself I had lost for a while and remember that my health and happiness is vital if I want to contribute to my family, friends and the world in a sincere way. It was a powerful trip for me, and I am so excited to have the opportunity to share this majestic space with you, especially at Soulshine!! Such a special place.
I pour my heart and soul into supporting students on retreat - through thoughtful practices, hands on assists, and offering all I can through workshops, hanging out, and facilitating amazing people coming together. One of the highlights of these trips is for sure being inspired by fellow travelers on the journey. The type of people that tend to join my retreats are warm, generous of heart, soulful people. If that sounds like you, know you will be in such good company.
Also worth noting - I've kept this retreat to just 20 spots because I want to keep it intimate! It will likely sell out by the Fall as many past retreaters are excited to go to Bali. so if you're interested I recommend signing up sooner than later :)
Get ready to be part of something incredible!
Once you place your deposit on the trip you’ll hear from me welcoming you! and I’ll include info on suggested flights, suggestions if you want to extend your trip, etc!