Our days will include a dazzling combination of amazing adventures to visit sacred and treasured places in Bali, learning spiritual practices for everyday life, rituals, ceremonies, heart-centered sisterhood, yummy organic meals, sharing circles, spiritual growth, time on your own to do whatever delights you, yoga, laughter, spontaneous dance parties, incredible rejuvenation and nourishment, and personal transformation. Each day will be special and unique and filled with magic!
We will be visiting some of the most beloved temples, such as Tirta Empul and the Saraswati Temple, the famous rice fields of Bali, the Sacred Monkey Forest, and more. You will get to see several popular destinations in Bali. We will also have local guests coming to teach us traditional spiritual practices, and we will go on an unforgettable visit to a local priestess to be led in powerful ceremony at her compound. Additionally, there will be a blissfully luxurious spa experience, with all costs covered in your registration, as well as admission to a special traditional Balinese dance performance for a fun ladies’ night out together!
Our days will be deliciously rich with meaningful group activities, but we will also be sure you have plenty of time for exploring on your own, resting, journaling, connecting, etc. You will have the option of taking additional excursions with other women for things like: batik making, white water rafting, cooking classes, wood carving demonstrations, shopping, an herbal remedy class, and much more!
We are going to a new location in 2020 and are ecstatic to share it with you. Blue Karma resort is located in the city of Ubud, the arts, yoga, and cultural center of Bali. We will all be staying in the same retreat center. All rooms and bathrooms will be shared, which will make it the most amazing sisterhood slumber party! There will also be time and space for quiet alone time for those who also need it. The resort offers a free shuttle into town multiple times a day.
We intentionally chose Bali for the location, as their culture exemplifies:
– weaving the sacred into everyday life
– the joy of living from the heart
– recognizing our profound interconnectedness with one another, the Earth, and all that is sacred to us
– the incredible support available to us when we commune and co-create with the Divine
Not at all! We welcome all spiritual paths with wide open arms. This will be geared towards integrating universal spiritual practices into our everyday lives, no matter your beliefs. That being said, we will be immersed in a Hindu culture, so if you are disinterested in visiting Balinese temples and engaging in some traditional offerings and practices, then this is probably not the best fit for you. This retreat is perfect for you if you fit any of the below:
– you don’t necessarily identify with any specific religion and yet feel a deep call to live a spiritually connected and fulfilled life
– you practice in a certain faith tradition but love learning about different cultures and traditions
– you value what we can learn from different cultures and spiritual traditions
– you are hungry to nurture your spirit and rejuvenate the joy of your Soul
Registration includes lodging, 8 organic meals, the full retreat facilitated by Matece and Christine, materials, and unforgettable excursions. Not included are your airfare, additional meals and snacks, extra excursions you choose to take on your free time, and any special treasures you purchase to take home (we’ll be sure to show you some places for gorgeous clothing, malas, and statuary). We recommend planning to spend at least $1500 in addition to your registration for the complete trip.
We will be starting the retreat in the late afternoon of the start date (in time for sharing dinner together) and ending late morning on the end date. We encourage women to arrive a day or two ahead of time to rest up from travelling. Of course, if this isn’t feasible with your schedule, we will joyously embrace you exactly as you are when you arrive. After we end, you are welcome to add on extra days to do whatever exploring of Bali calls to your heart.
Matece will be guiding us through daily yoga, and it will be gentle, compassionate, and nourish you to the core. Wherever you are is perfect (including if you’ve never before done yoga!), and you aren’t required to have any certain level of strength, balance, or flexibility in order to participate and benefit greatly. Also, all aspects of the retreat are optional if you ever prefer doing your own practice, meditating on your own, or taking a peaceful walk (although Matece is an extraordinary teacher, so you won’t want to miss it!).
“There are moments in your life that change you. This is one of those experiences where I will mark before and after. Matece and Christine have created such a joyous, sacred journey into our hearts, into sisterhood, and into the beauty if Bali and its people. I have felt so loved, safe, and supported as we shared, explored, and learned.” Michelle Dugas
“Wonderful, nourishing, educational, inspiring, moving, and deep. I knew that this retreat would be perfect and extraordinary, located in this very spiritual place with the amazing Balinese culture and the break from the norm. Matece and Christine are a perfect pair weaving their teachings, love, leadership, and gorgeous goddess energy.”
“AMAZING! This experience cracked me open and put me back together again. I feel closer to Spirit and feel that I can get deeper into my practice because of this. We had the most wonderful, brave women as our leaders on this journey!”
“This experience was so much more than I could have expected. I did not imagine I could feel so open, so happy, and peaceful and content. Love the spiritual connection, the sisterhood, the immersion into Balinese culture. This retreat was a gift to myself and an important time to reconnect with who I am through the guidance of Matece and Christine.”
Elaine Maguire Cody
“Christine and Matece paired our activities, yoga, meditations, and exercises perfectly. This was a journey into complete sisterhood and self-awareness.”
“Beyond words wonderful. It touched me very deeply…”
Brooke Lynn Binkier
“Amazing, heart opening, cultural, relaxing, exciting, connecting, sacred, and mind blowing.”
“It was the best soul food I’ve ever had.”
“It exceeded all of my expectations. You both did a fantastic job putting this together. Great mix of excursions, sessions, and fee time. I learned so much thanks to you both! You are amazing, caring, beautiful women.”
“My Divine Joy Bali experience was amazing! I have found a more spiritual and open side to myself due to the love of my sisters.”
“The Divine Joy retreat brought these divine women together that found their radiane in this rich amazing culture of Bali.”
“My soul has healed from the losses I have felt. I am humbled. I am inspired by the Divine to live courageously and with unconditional love.”
“Being with Matece and Christine was a truly joyful spiritual experience. Every moment exceeded my expectations after 40 years of longing to be in Bali!”
“This experience was life-changing. I found all that I came here for and more. My heart is full, and I’m leaving with many new sisters. I feel blessed.”
Interested women are warmly welcome to join our Facebook group where we will be keeping you posted with exciting updates!
Christine Eartheart, Founder of Joy Potential, is passionate about helping people cultivate true and lasting joy from within. Christine has extensively studied the field of Positive Psychology and the neuroscience of happiness and leads workshops for conferences, workplaces, and retreat centers to help people fall in love with life again, create deeply fulfilling and empowering lives, and embody joy like never before. She is utterly thrilled and honored to be co-creating this Divine Joy retreat with her treasured soul sister, Matece, so that we can enthusiastically dive into one vital aspect of joy: the spiritual practice of it.Christine is an esteemed workshop facilitator and coach and has been facilitating healing and transformation with individuals of all ages since 2004, has supported clients in thousands of breakthrough sessions, has taught 70+ workshops, and has facilitated hundreds of heart-centered women’s circles. Christine lives in the land of infinite possibilities, loves finding creative SOULutions, and has devoted her life to helping others turn their pain into purpose and messes into miracles. She is in awe of our human capacity to transform, grow, and cultivate joyful lives of wonder, magic, and meaning. Living and loving authentically, abundantly, and from her heart are of utmost importance, and she adores seeing and celebrating the gifts inside of everyone and everything.
In addition to her passion for joy and relationships, Christine also loves facilitating and teaching emotional healing and energy healing and has been honored to certify thousands of people in Reiki over the past 10+ years, and healers travel from around the world to attend her trainings.
Matece Skow, Founder of Nourishing Heart Yoga, has been fostering compassionate growth and healing for students and clients for the past 18 years. She facilitates safe and nurturing environments for transformation of body and heart through the practices of yoga, meditation, essential oils, hands-on healing and massage. Matece is elated to return to Bali with cherished friend Christine Eartheart! Together they intend to share the practices and simple daily rituals which nourish our awareness of the Sacred in every breath.An avid traveler, Matece has led numerous international and domestic retreats and trainings. Through her travels and online yoga classes on Grokker, she has had the pleasure of sharing yoga with people all over the globe. She is a recent transplant from NorCal where she taught yoga, led retreats and yoga teacher trainings in the Silicon Valley for 8 years. She currently enjoys the adventure of being more rooted in her town of Bloomington, Indiana, with her husband and young son.
Bali is truly one of the most spiritually radiant places we’ve ever been. The island and people emit an energy of devotion, beauty, love, and pure joy. You will experience this as soon as you arrive. The spirit of Bali will open your heart, reconnect you to what’s most important, and teach you how to make life sparkle with meaning. We can hardly wait to share these moments with you!
Includes lodging, 8 organic meals, all group excursions, luxurious massage/spa treatment, daily yoga classes, and full workshop experience led by Christine and Matece to awaken Divine Joy in your life!
Early bird special until March 1, 2020
March 1, 2020 – price increases to $2297 or 4 payments of $650.(CANCELLATION POLICY: If you need to cancel, your retreat registration is nonrefundable but transferable to another sister you recruit to take your place. If you find someone for your spot, you are simply charged a $250 nonrefundable administration fee.)
After you register, we will get you plugged into a private Facebook group where the anticipation is building with your beautiful tribe of Divine Joy sisters!