Like the way of the waters, I flow with life, dive deep and reconnect when I need to. Like the ways of the earth, I find balance between grounding and letting go, they both infuse every aspect of my life.My name is Mei Shapiro, founder of Come Back to Yourself Retreats. You know as well as I that certain moments in life call to us, however faintly, for a change of pace. The need to go elsewhere and just be. Coming back to myself is all about doing the things I love, things I am passionate about, that make me smile, connecting to my body sensations, my deep souls desire, embracing silence, connecting to my inner child - creating, moving, laughing and flowing with whatever life brings. My regular practice of Yoga and Buddhist insight meditation were and still are a significant step in keeping connected with myself, have been the backbone of stability in my life and kept me afloat in challenging moments. Yoga has taught me how to live a meaningful life, guided from within. My gentle style of teaching focuses on deep inner awareness in the Yoga poses, Pranayama and meditation.When I discovered the magical underwater world it was where I fell in love instantly! That was another really big step towards the real me. I became a certified diving instructor and now love to share my passion of the underwater realm with others. As your retreat facilitator, my goal is to stimulate and bring to light the very best potential in you. Each retreat I lead is a combination of mindful living, relaxation, physical activities, movement and having fun.Given my own coroporate past and having benefited so much from the holistic approach I understand and acknowledge the essential need for finding a balance between work and life, between body and mind.I would like to share that wonderful experience with you and help you find simple ways that work for you. Everyone is capable of making these changes in their lives, and it always starts with the little things – sometimes they are right under your nose where you just can’t see them!Rather than teaching traditional yoga & meditation I will guide you to appreciate the sacred within the simple things in life. Coming Back to Yourself retreats are my offering. Let me show you simple practical ways to slow down, balance, reflect, smile, enjoy, embody and go home a fuller happier version of yourself. More aware of being perfect as you already are.I love playing music, yoga, being underwater, wild dancing, painting, long walks on the beach, peaceful tea breaks, silent moments and magical sunsets. I can usually be spotted being outdoors walking barefoot and would describe my life as a piece of art and feel blessed doing what I’m passionate about. I am Canadian, fluent in English and French. I am passionate about travelling, nature, different cultures and places. At the moment I am living in the Golden land, Myanmar (Burma). Would love to share with you ideas and inspirations about living a fuller, more enriched life and most importantly, having fun!Looking forward to connecting with you!With love, respect & a warm smile,Mei
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