Radical Self Love Retreat, Bali
April 8 @ 10:00 am - April 15 @ 5:00 pm
Is it time for you to bask in the light of your own perfect rainbow? 🙂
Then join me in Bali this April at the beautiful Bali Sandat for a week of Radical Self Love! I can’t guarantee this rainbow will appear at the waterfall on the day we visit, but I will pray to the Balinese Gods that it does 🙂
Are you ready to love yourself truly, madly and deeply ad transform your life from the inside out?
Then join me for this transformational healing retreat!
Join me over these 7 days and 6 nights dedicated to reconnecting with yourself, and learning to love and care for yourself in brand new ways.
We will be practicing yoga, meditation and connecting deeply with the breath each day, We will use Aryurvedic teachings for creating vibrant health, introspection and journalling practices for self-exploration and self-discovery. There will be optional Reiki and Massage treatments on offer as well.
WHY RADICAL SELF LOVE?
Self-love is the heart of a healthy life.
If you don’t love and care for yourself, you are not able to love and care for others.
In order to give to others we need first to fill our own cups with self-love and self-care.
There are lots of reasons why we may not be as loving towards ourselves as we could be, usually because we learnt our models of loving ourselves through our parents and caregivers who most likely had their own difficulties with loving themselves. In order to love ourselves fully we need to develop an ongoing loving relationship with ourselves.
- We let go of self judgement,
- We fully accept ourselves
- We honour ourselves and where we are on life’s journey,
- We forgive ourselves quickly and easily for our mistakes,
- We develop a relationship with our inner child,
- We listen to our hearts,
- We follow our intuition and
- We develop loving and healthy relationships with others.
We will be diving into all of these themes during this retreat in our Self Love workshop sessions. Tools we will use include: group sharing (nobody is ever obliged to share), journalling, narrative therapy (re-framing our stories), eye gazing meditations, and guided meditations.
Yoga and Meditation Practices
The yoga offered on this retreat will be hatha style yoga suitable for all body types and all levels of practice.
We will be investigating all the different postures from the perspective of self love and self care, with the aim that you can come away from the retreat with a yoga practice for yourself that you can do at home.
Our meditations will be focused on staying present with the breath and becoming mindful of the bodily sensations as they arise and fall away, thus bringing us into harmony with the present moment.
There will also be daily guided meditations on self-love relating to the theme of each day.
Find out more about my background and teaching experience here.
Sample DAILY SCHEDULE
- 7-7.30: Sitting Meditation
- 7.30 – 9: Yoga Practice
- 9am: Breakfast
- 10 – 11: Free Time (Swim, Read, Relax)
- 10:15 – 11: Self Love Workshop – Journalling
- 11: Morning Tea + break
- 12:00 – 1pm: Lunch + Free time
- 2pm: Afternoon Tea
- 3:00-4:00: Discussion on Ayurvedic Principles for Health
- 4:00 – 5:00: Restorative Yoga
- 5:30 – 6pm : Sunset Meditation
- 6:30: Dinner
- 7:30 – 8:30: Kirtan Singing
Bali Sandat Guesthouse, North Bali
Bali Sandat is a gorgeous gem in the quiet side of the island, North Bali. A boutique hotel, it offers guests a really intimate and truly Balinese experience. On arriving here, within minutes you feel like a part of the big extended Balinese family made up of the staff here and Swiss owner Tilly Bucher.
Situated in the quiet region of North Bali, here we are far from the madding crowds of the touristy Bali. There is no surf here on the Northside, with just gentle waves lapping onto the shore, so this makes it perfect also for swimming and snorkelling. In the early evenings you will here songs wafting over from the local temples on the hills nearby, which are a beautiful accompaniment to the balmy Balinese evenings and give a feeling of otherwordly-ness – you are in a place where the local people have direct contact and relations with the spirit world and you can really feel this in Bali.
The staff at Bali Sandat are like a family, and many have been with Tilly since the beginning of the guesthouse about twenty years ago. Their smiles will brighten up your day. There are some nearby neighbours here are residential yoga retreats, so you will likely bump into some like minded people from around the world on the beach. But don’t worry, it is far from crowded. This really is a hidden secret of Bali and I am honoured to share it with you on this retreat.
The rooms are stylishly decorated by Swiss owner Tilly, and they all have a tiled patio (or balcony on upper levels) out the front with a hammock. Perfect for relaxing in and listening to the lap of the waves against the beach just 50 metres or so away.
Rooms are twin share and there is one self contained apartment with three double beds. Every room has a bathroom attached, which is enclosed but open (no roof) so at night you get to have a shower under the stars! The climate in Bali is always warm so don’t worry about catching a cold.
The beach itself is a stunning black sand beach, perfect for swimming as there is no surf on this side of the island. If you take out a snorkel and mask you will be sure to see some of the many tropical fish swimming around the underwater grottoes.
Food served at Bali Sandat for this retreat is lovingly prepared by chef Kadek and will be healthy vegetarian lunches and dinners, sourced from local organic produce, and cooked in Balinese style. There will be some fresh fish options for fish eaters.
For breakfast abundant tropical fruits are on offer, with muesli and yogurt and pancakes or omlettes according to your taste. Coconut water and fresh juices are available all throughout the day.
We will be practicing Hatha Yoga suitable for all body types and all levels of yoga practice. Each morning we will build on the previous day’s practice, slowly adding deeper versions of each posture. We will practice in the yoga shala right in front of the beach in Bali Sandat. In the afternoons we will be doing a yin based or restorative yoga practice.