About The Teacher

Sam is your guide throughout the program of The Earth Element Day of our YOUniverse Revival retreat. He will plant trees with our participants, as an act of giving life to an intention that you wish to set for yourself and allow it to grow and bloom naturally into existence. Nature holds the key and while giving back to the earth, you are simply nurturing what nurtures YOU.

Sam is 37 of age. He was born in Surabaya, Eastern Java and grew up moving through many different places, two of them being Jakarta and Badung in Indonesia.

After many years of living, studying and working in Jakarta and Badung, eventually he came to settle in Bali and spread his gifts there.

He is a kind and humble person, centered in his own joy for living a life that is filled with happiness and sharing. The difficulties he encountered during his life have taught him to seek for the best and to transform weaknesses into strengths.

Sometimes his innate stubbornness shows up as to pave the way back into alignment through the natural fire of aggression, but usually Sam appears calm and rather mysterious.

After studying tourism management in Badung Sam formerly was involved in different activities with radio, magazines and property development. Taking the leap back into the tourism sector and event management, he finally shifted to working as a freelancer, consulting in the hospitality area, developing websites and offering digital marketing, including photography. He has been working for hotels, resorts and retreat centers throughout Bali and Java, Indonesia.

Sam is passionate about raising frequency into happiness, about evoking and expanding it in others and sharing it. He loves to assist people in developing their projects and at the same time giving back to Bali by investing himself into activities for dogs rescue and other volunteering projects for the island. And if his time allows, he also enjoys to do woodworking.

Sam is seeing his activity at YOUniverse Revival as a reminder for all of us – if we find ourselves in a difficult emotional situation – to know where we came from (earth). By remembering our roots and the ground we spring from we regain our ability to center ourselves and to come home. Sam wants to offer the technique of planting trees to symbolize that you are restarting your life. That you give yourself the chance to grow and to move on with a new, meaningful life by setting new intentions that will blossom.

As father of an amazing son Sam knows the challenges of divorce when a child’s soul is involved. His own divorce started in 2014 and was finalized in 2015.

“Those were the most difficult years of my life. I didn’t worry so much about how I and my soon to be ex-wife were going to cope with it. What made me really concerned, and I ended up being very stressed out because of this, was how the separation will impact our son’s psychology."

"I am truly blessed because with the support from my parents and my sister I could revive after I lost everything I had in my life. As an Indonesian, it’s not easy to share this kind of experience because it still considered as a disgrace if it happens.”

My message to YOU, dear one:

”It’s not just YOU! It’s US, and there are many people out there having this separation experience. I know it’s easier said than done, but seeing what we can do rather than what we can’t, will give us more strength. We surely feel that what happens to us is the worst. Let’s open our eyes, there are people out there having even worse experiences. You are your own healer. Have faith, You deserve happiness.”


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