In Tarot, the Empress is the archetype of the fully embodied woman. She sits on her throne, wearing her crown of twelve stars, representing her connection to the cycles of the natural world + the mystical realms. She holds a scepter in her hand, symbolizing her sense of sovereignty and power over her world. She is the creatrix of her life and is representative of the goddess Mother Earth herself. The divine feminine embodied, she trusts in her own innate wisdom, lives in alignment with the essence of her being and the essence of nature. The Empress is the perfect representation of how I feel whenever I’m in Bali: fully embodied, deeply connected to the wonder of nature and the magic of the spiritual world, which are of course one in the same and only a reflection of the world within.
When I think of the feminine I think of the water element. Fluid, free flowing, powerful yet soft. We will be exploring on this retreat all of the different ways that water can inform and inspire our lives. From the ocean that surrounds the island and the water that nourishes the rice paddies, to the flowing waterfalls, water is central to every facet of Balinese life. Known throughout Indonesia as the island of Holy Water, Bali is one of the most high vibrational and spiritually rich destinations in the world. The energy is palpable. Every time I find myself in the land of Gods & Goddesses I uncover something new about myself. Simply being in the presence of this land evokes some undiscovered wisdom from within. It is a magic that cannot be translated through photos and words, it must be felt and experienced by the individual.
On the Island Empress: Bali retreat we will be surrendering to the guidance of this lush and mystical land. In a safe and intimate container we will explore practices that return us to our authentic nature, whole and divine. From yoga, meditation, and breathwork, to dance, journaling, and full moon rituals. Through rich cultural experiences, water temple blessings, and cacao ceremonies, we will invite ourselves to sink deeper into our own embodiment. All beings, whether Male or Female, have a feminine essence. It is the water within, the creative force that flows through you, it is life force itself.
Join me for a week in the spiritual heart of Indonesia to leave behind the chaos of daily life, slow down, and awaken your inner light.
-7 nights gorgeous accommodation
-Daily breakfast buffet with incredible vegan options (think smashed avocado toast and chia coconut yogurt)
-Roundtrip airport transfer
-2 vibrant + nourishing dinners
-Excursion to Tegnungan Waterfall
-Spiritual cleanse and water temple blessing at Tirta Empul, Temple of Holy Spring Water
-Daily morning yoga + meditation classes with yours truly
-Yin, breathwork, yoga nidra, and sound healing workshops
-Full moon cacao ceremony + agni hotra fire ritual
-Unlimited coffee, tea, and drinking water
-All natural soap + shampoo made locally in Bali
-Free transportation with private driver within Ubud
-Daily maid service, 24 hour security, and free wifi
-Discounted in house spa services
-Discounted colonics (colon hydrotherapy- I swear by these!)
-Guided hikes of surrounding rice fields
-Ubud Market Shopping: the best shopping of anywhere I’ve been in the entire world! Think: dreamcatchers, home decor, clothing, jewelry, artisan crafts, and more.
Nestled just beyond the city center, Villa Gaia is a stunning sanctuary that has everything you could possibly need. The moment I walked through the doors I had a full body knowing that THIS was where this retreat was meant to be. Featuring 8 stunning air conditioned suites, a chlorine-free infinity pool overlooking the lush rice fields, a jacuzzi hot tub, an infrared sauna, and an in house spa. You don't even need to leave the property! But of course if you want to explore the spiritual mecca of Bali, Ubud city center is only a 15 minute walk. Free transportation within the city is also included in your stay so if you'd like to embrace your inner goddess and be chauffeured around, you can! There are also a couple great restaurants directly neighboring the property, I had the best Cacao coffee of my life next door at Muse Cafe!
-Flight to Denpasar, Bali
It is a dream come true to curate this transformative experience, I hope you'll join me!
*Please note that deposits are non-refundable. However, should you need to cancel for any reason and I'm able to fill your space, I am happy to give you your money back.
Single bed in the Master Suite featuring an expansive terrace balcony that overlooks the pool and rice fields, a large bathtub, and both an indoor + outdoor shower. Air conditioning and mosquito nets.
Shared with up to 3 other people.
Single bed in shared room with garden view and indoor rain shower, air conditioning, and mosquito net.
Single bed in shared room with pool or garden view featuring open air rain shower, a large luxurious bath tub, air conditioning, and mosquito nets.
Your own private suite featuring a double bed, large dressing area, open sky rain shower, air conditioning, and mosquito net.
Your own private suite with a double bed, air conditioning, mosquito net, and expansive terrace balcony overlooking the pool and rice fields. Watch the full moon rise from your bed!
*Also suitable for a couple.