Next spectacular journey co-led by Christine and Matece will be:
November 10-16, 2024
This retreat is now FULL and sold out with 30 incredible women in less than 90 minutes. If you’d like to be put on a waitlist, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, and we will be so happy to let you know the moment a spot opens.
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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, gentle yoga, yummy organic meals, sharing circles, spiritual growth, time on your own to do whatever delights you, 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 some 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, cooking classes, wood carving demonstrations, shopping, and much more!
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 cannot say enough wonderful things about the beauty and hospitality of Blue Karma. It’s the best!
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 Christine and Matece, 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 traveling. 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.
Morning yoga will be gentle, compassionate, and nourishing. 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 morning practice, sleeping in, meditating on your own, or taking a peaceful walk.
“There are moments in your life that change you. This is one of those experiences where I will mark before and after. You have created such a joyous, sacred journey into our hearts, into sisterhood, and into the beauty of Bali and its people. I have felt so loved, safe, and supported as we shared, explored, and learned.”
“Thank you for EVERYTHING you are and EVERYTHING you brought to the Divine Joy Retreat. Those of us who are so beyond blessed and fortunate to know you always receive an incredible amount of wisdom, joy, and love from amazing YOU, your lovely, genuine presence, your beautiful heart and extraordinary gifts, all of which continues to inspire us to share it with our circles within the world. Oh the magical ripples…”
“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. You are a perfect pair, weaving your teachings, love, leadership, and gorgeous goddess energy.”
“This was transformative, regenerative, inspiring, and magical. I truly have no words that could honor this experience. Thank you all SO much!”
Samy Camporez Stuebe
“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 your guidance.”
Elaine Maguire Cody
“You 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
“Taking the leap and joining in sisterhood in Bali with Christine was one the most profound experiences of my life! The Divine Joy Retreat was exactly what it promised to be– Divinely Joyous! Every day was filled with laughter, playfulness, wonderful adventures — and, most of all, SISTERHOOD. The friends I made will be lifetime friends, and I am forever grateful!”
“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 free time. I learned so much thanks to you both! You are amazing, caring, beautiful women.”
“Wonderful and a true blessing! I feel so much lighter! Lighter in my heart, body, and soul. I feel so connected to everyone and everything around me. Thank you so much.”
“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 radiance 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.”
“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, somatics, and energetics of higher states of consciousness and aliveness. She leads retreats to help people fall in love with life again and create deeply fulfilling and meaningful lives. She is thrilled and honored to be co-leading this Divine Joy retreat with her dear soul sister, Matece, so that we can enthusiastically dive into her favorite 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 100+ workshops, and has facilitated hundreds of heart-centered women’s circles. Christine lives in the land of possibilities, loves finding creative SOULutions, and has devoted her life to helping others turn their pain into something beautiful and purposeful. She is in awe of our human capacity to transform, grow, and cultivate 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 training.
Matece Skow is a mother, mentor, healer, founder, and director of Nourishing Heart Yoga School and Studio. She has fostered compassionate growth and healing for students and clients since 1999. A global yoga teacher, she shares the teachings from the heart. Through devotion, wisdom, and presence, she embodies a unique approach to yoga and is known for facilitating safe and nurturing environments for the transformation of body and heart.
Matece trains beginning and advanced yoga teachers to awaken their capacity to teach yoga from the heart. Her 200 and 300-hour programs encourage trainees to expand physically, spiritually, and emotionally.
Since 2012, she has been leading international workshops and retreats on yoga, philosophy, and the healing arts. Her online yoga classes are featured on Grokker, and she guides an international community of yogis through her website at matece.com.
Always a student first, for many years, Matece has worked under the loving guidance of her spiritual teacher, MaDar. This relationship has been the greatest source of direct spiritual understanding and embodiment. Matece humbly walks a path of dedicating her heart, and the Grace that flows through it, to service in the name of Divine Love.
Bali is truly one of the most spiritually vibrant 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!