Let's relive some of the extraordinary moments we shared at our Bali Retreat this year! And if you'd rather read a summary:
Keep reading for a day-by-day breakdown of the retreat!
WARNING: Don't read below if you'd rather keep the Bali retreat a surprise... Although... Every trip does come with it's own surprises, changes, and, yes, new sense of MAGIC...
Day 1: Meet & Greet Dinner at Soulshine Bali We kicked off the retreat with an unforgettable Meet & Greet Dinner at the magnificent Soulshine Bali. Amidst the warm ambiance, we delighted in a delectable meal while dancing the night away. And to our delight, a few courageous souls even showcased their singing talents, accompanied by a talented singer and guitarist. It was a energetic celebration that set the tone for the transformative days ahead.
Day 2: Immersion in Tirta Empul Water Temple We embarked on a spiritual journey to the revered Tirta Empul Water Temple. As we immersed ourselves in the sacred waters, we experienced a profound sense of purification and renewal, connecting with the ancient traditions of Bali.
Offering-Making Workshop We delved into the tradition of creating meaningful offerings. Guided by a loving and funny instructor, Wayan, we crafted intricate and heartfelt offerings, allowing us to express gratitude and reverence to the history and culture of Bali.
Astrology Opening Ceremony with Sandy Rueve Sandy led us through a captivating opening ceremony, setting the intention for deep exploration and personal growth during our retreat. We began the cosmic journey, discovering the transformative power of Saturn.
Day 3: Day Off to Explore Some of us took the opportunity to explore the wonders of Ubud, with adventures ranging from a visit to the enchanting Monkey Forest, indulging in rejuvenating spa treatments, exploring the vibrant Ubud Market, learning how to make the health tonic (Jamu) or finding inner peace through yoga.
Day 4: Saturn Workshop What is Saturn? Led by Sandy Rueve, we delved into the mysteries of Saturn. From understanding its significance to exploring its influence through each others personal houses and transiting aspects, we gained valuable insights into this powerful celestial force- and the powerful force within.
Talisman Making: The Protection Bead of Algol We immersed ourselves in the ancient art of talisman making, crafting a talisman infused with the protective energy of Algol. With each bead carefully chosen and hand rolled, we created a symbol of strength and spiritual guardianship.
Meditation: Walking Meditation Guided by Alex
Our day concluded with a serene walking meditation through the resort grounds. As we embarked on a meditative journey, we found ourselves surrounded by the tranquility of nature. Then, upon returning to our rooms, we were pleasantly surprised by bathtubs adorned with a colorful array of flowers, adding a touch of magic to our evening.
Day 5: Adventure and Full Moon Workshop Day Trip: Rice Paddies, Tall Swings, Sky Bikes, and Lunch
We ventured into the lush rice paddies, experiencing the thrill of tall swings and sky bikes. Amidst the breathtaking scenery, we were serenaded by a jungle rainstorm, creating an ethereal backdrop for lunch.
DAY 6: Full Moon Workshop, Ubud Ridge Walk, and Full Moon Ceremony We embraced the enchanting, enlightening energy of the full moon with a powerful Full Moon Workshop. Through talisman making, we channeled our intentions and desires, infusing them into our creations.
Later in the day, we embarked on the picturesque Ubud Ridge Walk, immersing ourselves in the breathtaking beauty of nature. As we walked along the ridge, witnessing panoramic views, seeing rice farmers in their paddies, and feeling the earth beneath our feet, we found solace and peace in the embrace of Bali's natural splendor.
In the evening, we were drawn to the Pyramids of Chi for a soul-stirring Full Moon Ceremony. The air was charged with anticipation as we gathered under the starlit sky. The ceremony ignited a powerful sense of unity and connectedness, as we we guided through a sound healing that resonated deeply.
DAY 7: Mala Making Workshop with Aum Rudraksha Designs We delved into the sacred art of mala making with the renowned Aum Rudraksha Designs. Using the Intention Beads we created during our workshops, we crafted personalized malas infused with our desires, dreams, and intentions. Each bead became a tangible reminder of our journey, serving as a powerful tool for meditation and manifestation.
DAY 8: Easter with our Bali Family We celebrated Easter in the heartwarming company of our Bali family. Sharing and teaching the spirit of joy and renewal, we gathered for a special celebration filled with laughter, delicious treats, and heartfelt connections. It was a beautiful reminder of the bonds we forged during our time together, creating a network of support and love.
DAY 9: Time for Reflection and Integration We dedicated this day to reflection and integration, allowing the transformative experiences of the retreat to settle deeply within us. Whether you chose to relax and soak in the serene beauty of Bali or engage in personal practices that nourished your soul, this was a valuable opportunity to honor the growth and insights gained during our time together.
DAY 10: Closing Ceremony We gathered one final time for a poignant closing. We expressed our gratitude for the transformative journey we embarked upon, honoring the connections made, the lessons learned, and the personal breakthroughs achieved. With hearts full of love and appreciation, we received our finished talismans, knowing that the impact of our time in Bali would continue to reverberate within us.
We are immensely grateful to each and every one of you for being a part of this incredible Astrology Retreat in Ubud, Bali. Your presence, openness, and willingness to explore and grow created a magical experience that will forever hold a special place in our hearts.
Stay tuned for upcoming retreats, workshops, and transformative experiences that will continue to inspire and uplift. We look forward to embarking on new journeys together and witnessing the magic that unfolds...