Blessed by Bali

Bali retreat

As I sit here in Mexico sipping Bali coffee and munching on Vegemite toast (having been up since 3AM due to jet lag), my time in Bali almost seems like a dream. A beautiful, blissful dream. I’ve hesitated to write about the retreat due to not having anything other than hyperbole to describe my experience. Magical. Life changing. Blissful. Abundant. And yet, it is all true. It was all that, and more. So much more. Nothing could have prepared me … Keep reading…

A Moment of Clarity in Bali

Bali thumb

The following is an exerpt from week two of my ‘Journey to Shine’ e-retreat, titled ‘Moments of Clarity.’ Six months later I was on a yoga retreat in Bali. I had done yoga on and off for years, but mostly for the physical benefits and had never delved into the spiritual side much.    The retreat involved long periods of meditation and I had never sat still like that before. For five days we meditated and practiced light yoga for … Keep reading…

Announcing My Bali Meditation and Yoga Retreat!

Buddha Bali retreat

I am very excited to announce my meditation and yoga retreat in Bali, Indonesia, next year. And you’re invited! This retreat combines so many elements which are close to my heart, and will take place at a secluded location which is very special to me. I first attended a retreat at the Bali Mandala resort on the north coast of Bali in 2010, and returned the following year because I loved it so much. Words cannot express how special this … Keep reading…

An Over-Eater’s Guide to Ubud, Bali

12hr Smoked Duck

I met my Mum at our accommodation in Ubud. I had been on a yoga retreat for a week, and Mum was flying in from Perth. I had booked a home-stay in a small village just outside town, called Lod Tunduh, and though my driver had assured me that he knew where that was, he didn’t. I was a ball of anxiety when I arrived at Pondok Langon (meaning house on the rice field), mainly because it had taken me two and a half hours to make … Keep reading…