Yoga is not the cure for all suffering.
Here is what we do know: At some point, you stepped onto the mat or you considered it. Through that process you began to get in touch with your body and began the process of figuring out who you really are.
It takes attention. It takes letting go and getting real. It takes practice. It takes time.
Let go of what you are now, to create what you could be.
This retreat is for everyONE and everyBODY. Maybe you have already begun to explore your life and are are doing the work, or you are just beginning to step out of your comfort zone. Either way you are on your way to exploring the depths of life. Are you ready to see more, feel more and choose more for your life?
We will support one another in carving out a new, mindful, and meaningful life. As a collection of humans breathing and shifting, we will move, breath, and tap into our own inner compass.
We are here to lead you through the work that it takes to put your inhibitions aside and awaken you.
- 7 Nights Accommodations
- 3 Vegetarian Meals Each Day
- Round-Trip Group Transport to/from the Airport
- Daily Yoga Practices
- Personal Retreat Time (having time to nap, explore, walk, read, and just be)
The retreat will be held at a boutique hotel and yoga retreat oasis located five minutes outside of the village of Ubud, Bali in Indonesia. The center is dedicated to creating a place of happiness where groups or individuals can come to relax, adventure, deepen their practices, eat great food, play in the sun and get back to being themselves.
Enjoy a chic yet unpretentious mix of modern and traditional Balinese design, nestled between a serene river on one side and ancient rice terraces on the other. All of the staff on their amazing team come from nearby villages and will make you feel welcome from the moment you arrive. The open-air yoga studio is on the third floor of the main villa with breathtaking views of rice terraces, traditional temples, coconut trees, and the jungle canopy. After yoga, cool off with a dip in the pool or enjoy a massage, facial or full body treatment in our spa.
The fresh, organic food is a highlight for all of our guests. All the produce is organic and comes from the retreat center’s garden or the local market. A delicious blend of Balinese and Western cuisine is served in the open air, bamboo roof dining area, crafted amazing local chefs. Vegetarian, vegan, and non-vegetarian options are served alongside an amazing array of colorful juices, smoothies, beer, wine and tropical cocktails. Upgrade to Raw meals during the retreat for an additional charge. Juices and other specialty drinks are not included in the retreat package.
Sarah Ballard’s classes are playful, powerful, and genuinely heartfelt. Drawing on her Masters in the Art of Teaching and Education background, Sarah is known for storytelling, her inviting smile, and her willingness to allow each student to come just as they are. Each class is an invitation for self-nurture, for laughter, and an opportunity for pause.
Sarah is an assistant facilitator for Create Karma, a non-profit leadership training based in Lancaster, PA responsible for expanding lives in the fields of wellness, community, and leadership. Sarah completed her Masters of Arts in Teaching from the University of the Cumberlands and is a certified children’s yoga teacher through Rainbow Kid’s Yoga, ChildLight, and Cosmic Kids. Her 200-hr certification is through PranaFlow and she completed her 500-hr yoga certification with Create Karma.
Stacy Hammel is a mother of 3 living in York PA, with roots in Morgantown WV. She believes that family, community and mindfulness are key to a joyful life. Stacy teaches from the space that no two bodies are alike and there is a yoga practice for everyBODY. Her philosophy of, Empowerment, Possibility and Inspiration can be seen in many aspects of her life, as well as her leadership. With her experience in teaching Gentle to Advanced classes, all of Stacy’s students are given the opportunity to challenge themselves in life through their yoga practice.
Stacy has been teaching for over 7 years and is a 15-year practitioner of yoga and mindfulness. She holds a 200hr RYT in Power Vinyasa. As well as, holding certifications in Yin Yoga, Thai Yoga, and is a certified Aerial Yoga Teacher Trainer. Stacy received her 500HR RYT in 2016 with Create Karma and recently completed the CK FEAT facilitator program. She enjoys sharing the gift of music through Reiki Sound while utilizing crystal singing bowls, tuning forks and many other instruments of sound, to heal the body and soul.
Stacy’s Hobbies Include:
Photography, Cosplay and Fairy Festivals, Attending Concerts, Painting and Music.
“You bring something new to the table and the love and support you have for others is immeasurable.” ~Stacy
“I think you have a talent for setting a container where the [people] felt safe and ‘held’. You have a human touch that would make most people attracted to this way of being in the world. So your container, presence and delivery were strong and effective.” ~Jonathan
While on retreat you will have the option to take part in activities and excursions. Some of the possible offerings include:
- Sunrise Hike to Local Summits
- Swimming and Snorkeling at the Beach
- Elephant Safari Ride and Sanctuary Tour
- Bike Tour
- Sound Healing
- River Rafting
- Volcano, Hot Springs, and Coffee Plantation Tour
*Cost of activities is not included in Retreat Package
Paying your initial deposit of $350 will lock in your tuition rate and hold your space for the trip. A non-refundable $35 Payment Processing Fee will be added to the tuition rate upon registration.
For technical questions or alternative payment options, please contact us.
You will book airfare to the Denpasar International Airport (DPS), also known as the Ngurah Rai International Airport. Before booking tickets, please be sure you have received your official confirmation note that the retreat has met its minimums. There will be one group airport shuttle each way based on our flight window guidelines. Be sure your flights align with the provided flight windows if you wish to use the group shuttle.
Booking your Flight for the Best Price Possible!
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We cannot emphasize more the importance of travel insurance. As we all know, especially as travelers, “life happens.” Whether it’s family, work, mother nature, or a change of heart, it is important to be prepared in caseyou need to unexpectedly change your travel plans. Often for less than $150, you can purchase a travel insurance policy and be protected in the event that you need to make a change or need to be covered financially prior to or during your trip. To purchase insurance with the True Nature discount, click here.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Do you have questions about traveling abroad? After you register, we will provide you with a Participant’s Package with helpful information. Also be sure to check out our Participant FAQs. If you have other questions, feel free to write us at firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know how we can help!