Greetings from Soulful Escape to Bali!
Soulful Escape to Bali is a retreat dreamed up and hosted by Em Falconbridge and Nicole Lawrence - two creative friends with a love for nature, making things with their hands, and Bali!
Our retreat is held in a beautiful private resort outside of Ubud ~ in a small village where Nicole has lived and been traveling to for the past 20 years ~ where as a group of women we can connect, restore, be creative and immerse ourselves in the Balinese culture.
Each morning we will gather in our open air living room to make nature mandalas, dye with organic indigo, hand stitch, paint and wet-felt. In the afternoons, group outings include the local silversmith to hammer jewelry, sacred holy springs, meditative walk through the rice paddies and forest, shopping, and an afternoon in a local family home making offerings, music and dancing!
There will be plenty of down time for yoga, meditation, relaxing by the pool and massage. Ubud is a mecca for raw and organic food, amazing health drinks, yoga centers and spas. The ultimate week of self-care awaits....
SouleMama: Tell us about the beginnings of your business and how you've come to be where you are now?
Em & Nicole: We can remember the exact moment we decided to turn our dream into a plan ~ while floating in the ocean looking up at the clear blue sky in Fremantle, Western Australia ~ giddily we planned out what we wished this week to be, and then went home to nut out the details and put it out into the world! It was scary, and exciting, and in January 2014 we hosted our first Soulful Escape to Bali ~ with a beautiful group of women from around the world. It was magical and everything we hoped it would be, and so we offered it again in October...again Bali cast its magic and brought an amazing circle of women to share the week with. Bali has a way of casting a spell on you...healing energy and beauty abound ~ many of our participants have shared that it was a transformative and life-changing time for them, and we feel this to be true about experiencing this beautiful place and culture. A highlight for many has been the trip to the holy springs where we participate in a traditional Balinese purification ritual, cleansing under a sacred waterfall deep in the jungle. It is a gift to have Nicole's Balinese friends take us to non-touristy places, and into their homes to be able to witness their culture like this.
This weekend, Soulful Escape to Bali is generously offering the following gift to ONE lucky SouleMama reader:
An indigo cotton voile scarf, hand-dyed in organic indigo by Em & Nicole while in Bali last October!
In addition, Soulful Escape to Bali is offering a bonus Balinese massage to anyone who signs up for the March retreat, mentioning SouleMama at registration.
To enter today's giveaway, leave a comment below (one entry per person, please). Comments will close by 9am EST on Sunday. Winners will be chosen by Random Number Generator and announced in this post shortly after. Comments closed! The winner is...
I would love the scarf, & hope to save my money & visit your retreat someday. Needs to be soon since I am 70 years old!!! I deserve a retreat!! Thanks for your offer & hope to hear a lot about Amanda's adventure! Posted by: Mary Ann