From a Rut to a Groove: Redesigning Your Moves with Sarah and Stacy

  • Ubud, Gianyar, Bali, Indonesia
  • Jul 27 - Aug 3, 2019 (8 days)

About This Event

Yoga is not the cure for all suffering.
Here is what we do know: At some point, you stepped onto the mat, you did it again, and again, and then yoga put you in touch with your body and you began the process of figuring out who you really are.
We give – We take
We love – We hate
We hurt – We feel
We curse – We heal
We laugh – We cry
We live – We TRY
It takes skill. It takes attention. It takes getting messy and getting real. It takes practice. It takes time.
It happens when you dig deeper into the muck that is keeping you in place.
You must be willing to leave your comfort zone, over and over and over again. You have to let go of what you are now, to create what you could be.
This retreat is for people who aren’t oblivious to their self-sabotaging. We want those who are already doing the good work. Those who have already started exploring their depths and are ready to see more, feel more, and choose more for their lives.
The most enlightening experiences are the ones that dive straight into your essence, straight to the core. Better to go there with others who also desire an expanded outlook of their lives, too.
We will look at what is worth examining and support one another in carving out a new, mindful, and meaningful life. Through movement, breath-work, and tapping into our own inner compass among a collection of humans breathing and shifting just like you.
We are here to lead you to the work that it takes to put your inhibitions aside.
We aren’t here to teach you, we are here to awaken you.
7 Nights Accommodations
3 Vegetarian Meals Each Day
Round-Trip Group Transport to/from the Airport
Daily Yoga Practices
Personal Retreat Time (having time to nap, explore, walk, read, and just be)
Sarah Ballard’s classes are playful, powerful, and genuinely heartfelt. Drawing on her Masters in the Art of Teaching and Education background, Sarah is known for storytelling, her inviting smile, and her willingness to allow each student to come just as they are. Each class is an invitation for self-nurture, for laughter, and an opportunity for pause. Sarah is an assistant facilitator for Create Karma, a non-profit leadership training based in Lancaster, PA responsible for expanding lives in the fields of wellness, community, and leadership. Sarah completed her Masters of Arts in Teaching from the University of the Cumberlands and is a certified children’s yoga teacher through Rainbow Kid’s Yoga, ChildLight, and Cosmic Kids. Her 200-hr certification is through PranaFlow and she completed her 500-hr yoga certification with Create Karma.
Stacy Hammel is a mother of 3 living in York PA, with roots in Morgantown WV. She believes that family, community and mindfulness are key to a joyful life. Stacy teaches from the space that no two bodies are alike and there is a yoga practice for everyBODY. Her philosophy of, Empowerment, Possibility and Inspiration can be seen in many aspects of her life, as well as her leadership. With her experience in teaching Gentle to Advanced classes, all of Stacy’s students are given the opportunity to challenge themselves in life through their yoga practice.
Stacy has been teaching for over 7 years and is a 15-year practitioner of yoga and mindfulness. She holds a 200hr RYT in Power Vinyasa. As well as, holding certifications in Yin Yoga, Thai Yoga, and is a certified Aerial Yoga Teacher Trainer. Stacy received her 500HR RYT in 2016 with Create Karma and recently completed the CK FEAT facilitator program. She enjoys sharing the gift of music through Reiki Sound while utilizing crystal singing bowls, tuning forks and many other instruments of sound, to heal the body and soul.
The retreat will be held at a boutique hotel and yoga retreat oasis located five minutes outside of the village of Ubud, Bali in Indonesia. The center is dedicated to creating a place of happiness where groups or individuals can come to relax, adventure, deepen their practices, eat great food, play in the sun and get back to being themselves.
Enjoy a chic yet unpretentious mix of modern and traditional Balinese design, nestled between a serene river on one side and ancient rice terraces on the other. All of the staff on their amazing team come from nearby villages and will make you feel welcome from the moment you arrive. The open-air yoga studio is on the third floor of the main villa with breathtaking views of rice terraces, traditional temples, coconut trees, and the jungle canopy. After yoga, cool off with a dip in the pool or enjoy a massage, facial or full body treatment in our spa.
The fresh, organic food is a highlight for all of our guests. All the produce is organic and comes from the retreat center’s garden or the local market. A delicious blend of Balinese and Western cuisine is served in the open air, bamboo roof dining area, crafted amazing local chefs. Vegetarian, vegan, and non-vegetarian options are served alongside an amazing array of colorful juices, smoothies, beer, wine and tropical cocktails. Upgrade to Raw meals during the retreat for an additional charge. Juices and other specialty drinks are not included in the retreat package.
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