Ananda Cottages Ubud is our home away from home for the Ultimate Indulgence Retreat in Ubud Bali…
It was an amazing experience to watch the ladies blossom from simply receiving ~ being heard, seen and honoured does wonders!!.
This is the beautiful pathway to our yoga bale. I always love to get to the bale early to watch everyone as they walk down.
Its very interesting to see the changes that take place ~ at first everyone power walks with little awareness of the surrounding beauty…
But by the end of the retreat they are walking the path ~ one slow step at a time ~ totally present to the moment….
This is the view from our yoga bale ~ beautiful isnt it?
Just being in this space and drinking in the view seems to have such a relaxing and healing effect.
We were lucky that the acred mountain appeared several mornings
It is considered a blessing to all those who witness her magnificence.
In Bali whilst practicing yoga I encourage everyone to open their eyes to the beauty around them…
As the retreat progresses they also begin to slowly open to their own inner beauty..
And that is truly the gift of this retreat!
Our workshop at Cantika Spa is a highlight.
Jasi ~ the inspirational founder of Cantika Spa shares her secrets in making simple organic beauty products.
There is something so nourishing about this day on the retreat….
There are no words that will actually do it justice ~ it just needs to be experienced.
Afterwards we all went out for a delicious lunch that was truly ~ soul food!
Sari Organics what word best sums up their food – YUM……
The food is alive and so very tasty
We stayed and relaxed chatting and laughing ~ the way it should be after delicious food!
Sometimes it the simple things that make the biggest impact on this retreat.
Our venues have been chosen carefully to awaken your senses ….
Cant wait to go back in 2013
Friday.. the day of the goddess ~ is the day of makeovers ….
Women look in the mirror and see only what needs to be hidden and what we dont like
Our goal when we apply our makeup is to cover up the bits we dont like
Some often have given up and no longer bother…
At this stage within the retreat ~ their inner beauty is already shining thru
After this transformational workshop with Trudy Joyce their outer radiance is glowing…
Laughing, glowing, happy, radiant, shimmering, confident, inspired, relaxed
Beautiful, energized, calm, peaceful and feeling fabulous!!
Ultimate Indulgence Retreat 2012
Susanne Calman and Trudy Joyce