Embracing Your Self: A Sacred Journey to Bali
Imagine soaking in this lush emerald green land of Bali, full of majestic volcanoes and terraced rice fields. Experience the sacredness of Balinese daily rituals and traditions, colorful ceremonies and daily devotions … reflecting their deep reverence for life and spirit. We will partake in these celebrations and they will awaken in you the beauty and possibilities in your life. Embrace your Self in this land steeped in the energy of transformation and joyful connection. Together we will create a circle of abundance, compassion and support as we weave together our stories, wisdom and experiences. By learning to listen and discern our inner landscape, we deepen intuition and clarity and learn to find balance and harmony in our lives. Our abode in Bali is Bagus Jati, set on 12 acres of beautiful gardens overlooking lush bamboo forests in the highlands outside of Ubud, Bali. “Imagine a place so green and rich from nature’s creation that the only noises you hear are exotic birds and butterflies, the views you see are of tropical forests, mountains and springs, where the healing foods you eat are grown organically in our garden, a place where your every need is met with a smile … where you are offered daily inspirations to live a more healthy, more harmonious way of life.” There will be circle time and yoga each day. Our retreat center has a fresh water pool, spa treatments, Ayurvedic massage, nature walks, treks in the jungle, meditation, Balinese dance lessons and more if you so desire. Or take the time to sit in meditation, tranquility and silence on your private balcony or in the beautiful landscaped gardens during unstructured time. We will stay in luxurious villa dwellings, each with a bathroom with tub and shower and a private veranda where you will enjoy stunning views. We will create our sacred circle in a beautiful circular pavilion with 360 degree views of bamboo forest. From your veranda you might glimpse monkeys in their natural habitat and hear the chirping of a thousand birds or frogs composing a melodious symphony of natural sounds. We are planning three half-day journeys all close to the retreat center. One trip is to a traditional Balinese village, home of sacred white cows, where we will visit a temple, meet local artisans and see the countryside. Another day we will travel to Ubud, the cultural and spiritual center of Bali, where you will have free time to walk the monkey forest, visit art galleries, shop in the local craft market or visit the palace and temples. Our last day, we will learn how to make a traditional flower offering to bring to a purification ritual and blessing ceremony at a nearby temple and waterfall where we will immerse ourselves in the purest water in Bali. There has been a lot of enthusiasm for this return to Bali and space will be limited to 16 women.