Come join us for a heartfelt week in beautiful & soulful BALI with our wonderful Melbourne Yoga Teacher & Wellness Ambassador Tina Bruce from RESTORE A YOGA MUM.
Spread over two idyllic locations that offer inspiration, connection & relaxation, you will enjoy meeting new friends, while reconnecting with your soul in these two stunning retreat homes.
Meet Tina Bruce
Your retreat leader
"My philosophy in teaching has always been around balance and restoring your health and wellbeing to wholeness. This Retreat is offering you permission to “vacate” your ordinary life and responsibilities so that you can slip into the more Soulful part of your nature. It has been designed to ignite within you inspiration and a sense of renewal. Your deeper desires or direction are often unclear when you get caught in the busyness and chaos of daily schedules. So this experience has been lovingly crafted to provide the space for you to breathe again and spark your Soul."
- Tina Bruce
We would love you join Journeys by Design and the divine, Tina Bruce, from RESTORE A YOGA MUM, on this breathtaking yoga retreat to Canggu & Ubud, Bali. Soul Spark is about reconnecting with your inner soul, finding balance in a world of chaos, and re-igniting that spark within, all in the breathtaking landscape and spiritual heartland that is "The Island of the Gods".
For all those who have experienced Tina's Yoga & Meditation classes, the resounding feedback you receive is one of complete peace and acceptance. She has an amazing ability to make everyone feel welcome, accepted and an instant sense of belonging. Her teachings are always heartfelt, real, sometimes raw and often transformational.
You will enjoy twice daily Slow yoga + meditation in the retreat’s serene, private yoga shala, workshops for change that you can take home beyond the retreat experience, beautiful accommodation, massage and delicious and nourishing meals. But, this experience is so much more than just a yoga retreat. We want to have a truly amazing holiday and also be immersed in the local culture and landscape of Bali. We also understand that a retreat needs to allow you time to relax & unwind, to sit by the pool, read a book or head into the local markets to grab a bargain. Our itinerary has allowed just the right amount of free time to not feel over scheduled and to allow you to get exactly what you need from this wonderful retreat experience.
Whether you are a total yoga beginner, or a more experienced yogi the classes will be tailored to your experience on an individual basis and we welcome beginners along with a warm heart.
All our hearts have gone into this retreat and we are so excited for you to join us on this journey.
Desa Seni, A Village Resort
Located in the stunning beachside area of Canggu. An Art Village, showcasing culture, religion, and traditions from the archipelago of Indonesia. Offering daily yoga classes, a holistic spa, an organic restaurant serving farm to table goodness and an artistic gift shop.
Unique accommodations in original antique wooden homes, imported from the many islands of Indonesia. Restored and Refurbished. Live amidst original artefacts and antiques reflecting true Indonesian culture and heritage.
Five minutes from central Ubud, will be our home for the duration of our time together. Sleeping arrangements will be on a twin share basis in luxuriously appointed, air conditioned rooms with ensuite, king singles or king size bed. Our exclusive use, open air yoga shala, complete with mats and props, overlooks rice fields and the stunning day spa will be available for treatments throughout your stay.
Spare time can be spent by the resort's pool and most of our meals will be taken at their beautiful onsite restaurant.
Your Retreat Package
$2,260 Per person TWIN SHARE
$690 per person - Single room Supplement *Limited numbers*
3 Nights staying at Desa Seni, A Village Resort. Canggu, Bali
3 Nights staying at Honai Resort, Ubud, Bali
Hosted by Restore a Yoga Mum Retreat Yoga Leader, Tina Bruce
Delicious and healthy breakfast daily
5 dinners - including special farewell dinner
Sunrise Yin yoga in private yoga shala
Sunset Meditation in private yoga shala
''Unblocking your Intuition" Workshop
'Calm & The Real World' Workshop
Water temple purification ceremony
One hour full body Balinese massage
Arrival and departure Denpasar airport transfers
Transfer from Canggu to Ubud
Daily fresh water, local fruit, hot teas and coffee with meals
OPTIONAL excursions and experiences are at extra charge (suggestions)
Bike ride through the rice paddies and Balinese village
Meals not stated
Alcoholic drinks and soft drinks
Visas if applicable
Laundry and items of a personal nature
Excursions not listed in the inclusions
A $900 deposit will secure your place on this wonderful retreat. Spaces are highly limited and we expect places to fill up quickly.
For bookings please complete the below registration form and Journeys by Design will be in contact with the full itinerary and details.
Please note that due to the Mt Agung volcano eruption and Bali Airport closure of 27/28 November 2017 that we are able to take new bookings however you will need to check with your travel insurance provider as to the level of cancellation protection provided due to the volcano situation.
Why do Mothers need to Retreat?
Teaching people how to slow down and listen to the voice of their soul is my favourite thing to do. A retreat will get you beyond your five senses and all the external distractions of domestic concerns so that you can dig deep and hear your soul voice again. Mystical soul-size questions such as ‘What does my soul need?’ and ‘What do I miss about myself?’ ‘What are my values and how have they changed in the last year?’ require reflection and space. Because you are not the same person that you were the year before. Giving birth and raising children alters you. So much has happened and shifted since becoming a Mother that you really need to insert a pause button just to examine your own life.
Soul-sized questions aren’t really logical questions so you will have a hard time ‘thinking’ about those answers. They require some sacred listening and time to explore the inner cave of your heart. Because buried deep beneath all the responsibilities and roles you play is a hidden jewel. It might be surrounded by dust and layers of dirt but it is there. And it wants to be polished so it can spark something in you. So a retreat is a chance to get to know ourselves once more.
Retreats will reveal truths about you and course correct your path so that the direction you are walking towards is back to a state of balance. Not back to your buried and over burdened mothering self. ‘Mothering’ is what we do but it is not necessarily who we are. My kids have observed me going off on retreat every year since they were toddlers. It excites them when I go away as they get to hang out with Dad and enjoy more lunch orders. I can only hope they follow my example as they grow.
Revelations, A-ha moments and transformations are the result of guidance and insight you receive when on retreat. When you nurture your Mystical Mother, you understand your true nature. When you understand your true nature, you make better choices, you become inspired or ‘in-spirit’. When you create the right space then the light can find you in the form of ideas, clarity and even the power of Grace as you experience the feelings of awe and wonder again.
Traditional retreats were often in silence or in Buddhist monasteries. This has clearly changed as we have adopted these experiences to suit the modern woman. Comfort, luxury, spa treatments and connection with friends are now the abundant qualities that the the modern woman is attracting. As well as doing the inner work retreats can now be pleasurable! This excites me the most because mothers in particular need to feel good if they are going to go home and give. And one of the best parts about retreating is that you can ease up on your mental load as every decision for you in terms of your schedule has already been curated and crafted on your behalf to offer you the most incredible experience of YOU.
When you leave a retreat you go equipped with the tools on how to prioritise your Soul Mama. So that when you return to regular life, you can put yourself in a retreat space as needed in your own home. Because there will be a day when you wake up and you will need to clear your schedule and create your own ‘time-out’ so you can draw on this wisdom and fill it with the things that fuel your soul. Whether that includes yoga, meditation, journaling, a bathing ritual, massage or a long walk you can set it up in your own style. Some people may call this developing a home practice, I like to call it Mama’s Retreatment. I also like to call it finding your Soul Spark again.
From my Heart to yours,