Last week week I spoke about love and relationships to inspire you to think about how powerful our heart is and to stay open!
This week I am returning from a week long retreat in Tulum, Mexico. Thanks to my dear friend Linda who told me about this special sacred space!!
Indeed, the time away in sweet retreat allowed me to connect more fully to my heart and all that I want, need, and desire at this stage of my life. Many of us don't take/make the time to get away and make this deep heart connection. To me, going on retreat is one of the most valuable and high yielding investments we make in our self.
Having said this, for the last several years I've been searching for a beautiful location to host a sweet retreat. My intention is to provide people the opportunity to release, relax, and renew...to experience a re-birth of sorts. I wanted a place that allows for both quiet time with our self and the chance to interact with like minded people. A place that has delicious nourishing food, a beautiful beach and the space for me to lead yoga, meditation, and shamanic rituals, to name a few.
I am thrilled to share I found the place in Tulum (pictured above)!
I will be hosting the Tulum retreat Tuesday, Oct 31st - Sunday, Nov 5th, 2017.
Note: If the above dates do not work for many, I may opt for
Tuesday, Oct 24th - Sunday, Oct 29th. More details to follow in the next week.
If you think you might be interested, please email me here.
And please forward to friends so I will include them in forthcoming details!!
In the meantime, don't wait for Tulum to go on a retreat!
Simply shutting off your computer and phone for 1/2 a day or even the entire day is a powerful practice. I do this once per month. I alert the important people in my life that I will not be available for the time frame I have decided. I drive out to a beach near me and take only a journal. I try to have as much silence as possible- meaning, I don't talk to people and often won't even listen to music. I value the silence. It's a wonderful practice.
Until Tulum...Wishing you a Day of Sweet Retreat,
I lay tossing and turning in bed…embracing jet lag, as this reflection came to me about my time approaching Bali, and my time in Bali on a Yoga Leadership Retreat. Written in a style inspired by Jill Mason, my editor for Reclaiming Joy and a writer herself!
I dedicate this writing to all of you who say YES to life on a daily basis, in both small and big ways--unsure of how it will all go down—as you courageously follow your still deep voice within.
I also dedicate this to my Shakti goddess sisters who made it all possible – by being who YOU are!!
Bali Ma- Lifetime Moments in a LIFETIME…
Shakti Calling. Pondering. Decision. YES! 500 Hour Yoga Leadership Training in Bali. Application. Acceptance. YES! Really?! Planning Begins. Saving. Crowd Funding. Reading. Tao. Gita. Secret Teachings of Plants. FB Posts. Papers. Conference Calls. Commitment. Doubt. Excitement. Plane Tickets. Itineraries. Support. God. Family. Friends. Clients. Bronxville Wellness Sanctuary. The Universe. Preparing. The Lists. Packing. Unpacking. Repacking. Trust. Departure Day. Goodbyes. Unknown. Fear. Excitement. Airplanes. Thousands of Miles. Neck Pillow. Eye Mask. Earplugs. Snacks. Books. Movies. Check. Plane Food. Time Zones. Pray. Surrender. Sleep. Arrival Bali. Vibrant. Warm. Moist. Whirlwind. Nauseous. Chaos. Scooters. Temples. Statues. Offerings. Simplicity. Reverence. Exhale. Money Changers. Rupiah Please. Hotel. Beach. Pool. Warm Shower. A Meal. Nasi Goreng. Fed. Exhale. To Bed. Deep Rest. Disoriented. Sunrise. Sanur. Indian Ocean. Magnificent. Breathtaking. Deep Stillness. Here. Now. Exploration. Culture. Alive. Lotus Everywhere. YES! Massage. Meals with Sisters. Bonds Forming. Fun in the Sun. Snow in NY. Swim. Laugh. Share. Eat. Yoga. More Massage. Shop. Repeat. Training Day Arrives. Van Ride to the Mountains. Windy Roads. Lush. Rice Paddies. Bali Faces. Bright Eyes. Smiling Love. Wild Dogs. Scooters. Roosters. Chickens. Arrival. Retreat Center. Home Now. Sisters Meet. Roommates. Rooms. Logistics. Training Begins. The Daily Shakti. Schedule. Intense. Morning Sadhana. Afternoon Sadhana. Asana. Pranayama. Chakras. Mudra. Mantra. Chanting. Journaling. Pray. Sharing. Diving Deep. Excavating. Resistance. Holding On. Laughter. Tears. Sobbing. Joy. Gratitude. Holding. Being Held. Rice. Noodles. Eggs. Ginger Tea. Cats. More Roosters. Butterflies. Saraswati. Gayatri Mantra. Sweaty. Damp. Incense. Temple. Blessings. Music. Gamelan. Ants. Afternoon tea. Wi-Fi. No Wi-Fi. Power. No Power. Tempeh. Tofu. Rice. Banana. Peanut Sauce. Ginger Tea. Coffee…please. Napping. More Cats. Rain. Exploring Neighborhood. Coconuts. Massage. Guitar. Singing. Head cold. Homesick. Belly ache. Constipation. More Rice. Papaya please. Full. Empty. Dizzy. Surrender. Dessert please. Excursion to Mimpi. Yes! Long Road Trip. Attack Monkeys. The Views. Pool. Beach. Snorkel. Scuba. Rest. Goddess Talk. Shakti. Green Tara. US! Life Talk. Hearts Merging. Opening. Bonding. YES!! Buddhist Temple. Hot Springs. Shopping. Bargaining. Sarongs. Kabayas. More Rupiah. Gifts. Back to Training. Diving Deeper. Excavating. Clearing Space. Making Room. Gift Share Prep. 3 Days of Silence. YES! Sit. Walk. Meditate. Repeat. Monkey Mind. Physical discomfort. No! Scream. Loud. Now. Be Quiet! Pray. Exhale. YES! Witness. Laugh. Nadi Shodana. Chimney Breath. Blue Pearl. Kumbhakas. Bandhas. Silence Speaks. More Rain. Re-Entry Sound. Chakra Love. Safety. Family. Security. Passion. Creativity. Sensuality. Sexuality. Yoni. Braless. Topless. Naked. Dancing in the Rain. Color. Joy. Sisterhood. Sadness. Transitioning. Letting Go. Duality. Stepping In. Raw. Vulnerable. Naked. Manipura. Power. Own It. Hold It. Do It. Fire. Anahata. Love. Grief. Forgiveness. Expansion and Growth. Resistance. Voice. Truth. Speak It. Third Eye. Wisdom. Compassion. See It. Crown. OM. Be It. Time Passing. Changing. Releasing. Honing. Bali New Year. Nyepi. Joy. Rain. Colorful Umbrellas Everywhere. Preparing for Completion. Gift Share. YES! Celebration. Graduation. Parting. Forever Changed. Intimately Connected. Birth. Death. Rebirth. Strength. ONE. Community. Sisterhood. Paths Diverging. More Exploration. Temple Lodge. Bukit. Beach. Rest. Sunset. Stunning. Menu Food. Green Juices. Organic. Fresh Fish. Cashew Milk Cappuccino. Ayervedic Ojas Tea. Choice. More Massage. Infinity Pool. Gratitude. Accomplished. Yoga. Last Stop. Ubud. Yoga. Shopping. Food. Drivers. Nose Piercing. Ouch. YES!! Yoga Barn. Markets. Kafe. Soma. Jamu Juice. Mi Goreng. Massage. Sisterhood. Reflecting. Integrating. Preparing for Home. Plane Rides. Layovers. Rest. Eat. Read. Pray. Repeat. Touchdown JFK. Heart Full of Love. Terima Kasih. Thank You. Thank You. Thank You.