My Life-changing Bali Wellness Retreat with My Chi Journey (Part One)

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Powerful Goddess energy at the Bali wellness retreat

The Crazy Blogger – My Limiting Beliefs

I was walking towards the print shop with my laptop in the neighborhood today. As I passed people sitting outside the local restaurants having their lunch and I began thinking: “Crazy Blogger.”

Why? I perceived myself as a crazy blogger who spends days working from random cafes. As such, I believed that this is what others who saw me passing by thought of me as well!

Why couldn’t I think of myself as a successful digital nomad and writer? Somebody who has been working extremely hard on her blog and brand for the past four years and counting? Furthermore, somebody who has been doing everything independently and growing along the way?

“Limiting Beliefs” was a great area of focus in my recent Bali wellness retreat with My Chi Journey. Sadly, they hold us back from developing into who we can be. These beliefs can stop us achieving our goals, realizing our dreams and becoming better people.

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Indeed, Limiting Beliefs can stand in the way of our success

Our Hosts

With the stunning, lush rice fields of Ubud as our backdrop, our lovely hosts: Michael Dahdal from My Chi Journey, Nik Toth from The Lean Body Coach and Layla El Khadri took us on a spiritual journey which marks the beginning of a life-long wellness transformation.

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We were all different people when we first arrived to the resort

We started each morning of our five-day retreat with an intense 30-minute HIIT session, followed by calming yoga and meditation. In addition, we then had a healthy, nutritious breakfast made from the freshest locally-sourced ingredients.

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Early morning yoga with a lush rice fields view is the best soul therapy

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stillness of the mind and soul begins with outdoor yoga in a Bali wellness retreat

Morning and Evening Activities

The morning exercises continue after breakfast before we take an afternoon break.We have lunch and explore the cultural town. Here is a separate post about where to eat and drink in Ubud. There’s actually a lot to see and do in the city and around it that we all agreed that another trip is essential.

Our evenings were full of all kinds of exciting activities and healing workshops. We danced spontaneously to release our fears and leave our comfort zones, screamed our deepest angers and frustrations out into the nearby expansive Ubud rice fields, released our most painful and saddest emotions with soothing tears, offered support for one another and let go of what our internal blocks to happiness.

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Healing workshops, dance ceremonies and supportive souls were highlights of our Bali wellness retreat

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Letting go of everything that no longer serves me helped me look more radiant as the days unfolded

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Limiting belief? I can’t actually think of one! we all felt more present and confident with each passing day

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Good vibes, happy souls and a magical Balinese energy

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Despite our diverse backgrounds and nationalities, we all shared so much in common in our stories and life situations

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Peaceful, content and in tune with our femininity

A Magical Experience

To say that this was a magical experience is an under-statement. It was a lot more than that. The Bali retreat opened up so many blocks in my life. It helped me evolve spiritually and brought me back to my essence and my real self.

Consequently, this is only the beginning of my journey. I’m now trying to continue what I started in Ubud by living a healthier lifestyle. There are more benefits. I am thinking more positively, engaging with like-minded individuals and building meaningful connections. 

Lastly, I’ll leave you with a picture from the traditional Balinese dance ceremony. This is where we celebrated our Goddess nature and the end of the retreat. More memories and pictures from the magical retreat will be shared in the next post.

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A memorable evening at a traditional Balinese ceremony at our Bali wellness retreat

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