THE SOUL'S PATH IS NOT STRAIGHT AND ORDERLY; IT'S WINDY AND OFTEN BUMPY, BUT IT HAS AN INCREDIBLE VIEW.
There was a time (not very long ago) where the thought of unplugging terrified me.
Single mom. Entrepreneur. (And possible control freak 🙈)
Unplugging felt almost impossible.
Not only did I always feel on call for my kids, but physically leaving them meant calling in a lot of support. Grandparents would fly in, friends would help with carpooling, and I would write endless lists of how our routine worked most successfully for those who were there to help.
It was a logistical overload.
Taking time away not only felt like a huge project, but even worse, it also brought up so much fear and anxiety.
And, I desperately needed a break.
Over the many years of leading my annual international women's retreats, I began to learn how to manage this inner battle better and better.
The personal value and insight I received with time away is something that can still bring me to tears.
On one early morning during a Bali retreat –– at approximately 4 am, while sipping Balinese coffee and writing in my journal –– I realized how I had been holding onto so much shame, feelings of not being enough, feelings of not being worthy, for far too long.
I, in turn, made some big manifestos to myself that morning, promising myself I would learn how to break free from these old beliefs and patterns, that I saw were so clearly holding me back.
As you can imagine, I had some inner work to do, so that a new way of being and thinking would gain a solid foot hold in my life.
To this day, if I notice myself slipping back into those old thoughts and loops, I catch myself much quicker. I tend to the triggers. I know better how to flip my script, so to speak.
That morning changed my life forever. 🌺
I am sharing this with you because I know we all have our blocks in taking time for ourselves ––large or small, near or far.
My women's retreats have become a perfect way support many women in transforming these blocks, and I now know in my bones that this is my calling.
I support women (like you!) in taking a break, creating time for reflection and getting out of your day-to-day stressors –– to create some space exhale.
I want you to know that all of your efforts in preparing to get away –– from prepped meals for your family, to play-dates for your kids, to delegating your work, to simply letting go of control –– are all worth it.
In fact, every single to-do that gets you closer to taking a break and being with yourself in an intimate way is priceless.
I have many upcoming retreats (see below) because I want you to have options, and I want the right retreat to speak to you.
I am featuring our upcoming Satiate Your Soul ~ Bali retreat because, if you can join me, I know this trip will knock your knee highs off.
It is pure magic.
Join The Satiate Your Soul ~ Bali Women’s Retreat: Experience a week of nourishment from the inside out where you can live your organic rhythm, connect with like minded adventurers, and step into an experiential and cultural immersion in the sacred land of Bali.
Embody: Practice Women's Flow + Yin Yoga
Nourish: Organic food, Balinese cooking classes and inspirational workshops
Cycle: Explore some of Bali's most culturally significant sites, rice fields, waterfalls and temples. (all levels)
Rest: Relax, Renew, Reflect and Discover
Immerse: Enjoy the culture through ritual + Balinese dance + food + goddess study.
Practice yoga amidst the jungle sounds, explore the most authentic aspects of yourself, enjoy an intentional group of women, participate in a traditional Balinese full moon ceremony, immerse into the Balinese culture through women, food, ritual, while basking in the wanderlust of a life changing retreat
Join us in experiencing this very special and intimate Bali retreat illuminating the devotional and cultural aspects of Bali through the feminine.
Also (and reminder) to give you a little taster of what I teach on this retreat, I want to share with you The Soulful Superfood Series. A *FREE* online experience to satiate your soul. You can join HERE.
“Sue’s ability to lead is remarkable. She gracefully and intentionally adapts to the needs of the group and is able to dig in to get to the heart of the matter in a tender and loving way. Her wisdom and thoughtfulness is evident in everything we did. She is a wonderful yoga teacher and remarkable workshop leader. Her heart-centered approach allows woman the safe container to be vulnerable and open up in ways that can accelerate growth. All of our needs are met so we can focus on our intentions and relax into the experience. Sue’s retreats are always life-changing for me. I am a more balanced and thoughtful person because of her.”
— Ani (Bali 2016)