Daily Life, Health & Wellbeing, Travel & Wanderlust

Goals for the Bali Bliss Retreat

August 21, 2015

I’m going on a Bali Bliss retreat in three weeks! Did I tell you that? Have you ever been on a retreat in Bali?

We are going to Bali for the first time (The Ginger Hunk has been before but I never have) for a yoga, travel writing and freediving escapade. I am lucky enough to be doing a five day Bali Bliss Retreat while I am there. It’s been on my bucket list for a while. I have been starting longingly at the Bali Bliss Facebook page, and been super jealous supportive of my friend Nadine’s journey realigning her life with her purpose.

She now enjoys living an international life teaching the benefits she has gained from yoga to others.

Last monday whilst sighing at my desk I received a lovely email from the Bali Bliss team asking me to think about what my goals are.

Here is what I came up with;

  1. A general health boost. It is no secret that The Ginger Hunk and I have had a shit year. Spider bites. Tonsillitis. Surgery. A flu. I want the week to boost my immune system so I can put the dark days of winter behind me and be ready for a healthy spring and summer. Dropping a kilo or two would be a bonus as well. 
  2. Meditation tips to take home. I always start my vow to meditate daily before I go to sleep with a vengeance. It soon slips by the wayside being replaced by instagramming cats and the like. I feel so great when I meditate daily so I must make this a priority. 
  3.  Alignment of my goals + every day life. I want to do a million things and my mind is spread in a million directions. As I create more this seems to get more confusing. Travel writer. Mental Health Guru. Blog series. Yoga person. F45 person. Runner. Author. How can I align my purpose with my priorities? How can I work out what is more important than the other?
  4. Flexibility and strength. I dabble in yoga once or twice a week, but I feel that all the running and F45 undoes any progress. I am looking forward to stretching out in the heat, feeling strong, and working on my flexibility.  
  5. Less reliance on caffeine. I am not going to lie. This is the part of the retreat that I find the most scary. Nadine says that coffee is optional if you’re going to have a headache and be a disaster. I really want to immerse myself in the program and as my trainer said, it is five days without coffee of a whole 365. I am sure I can handle it, and would like to leave Bali with less of a caffeine dependency. 
  6. Skills to bring Bliss back into my week. How can I take myself back to moments of clarity and mindfulness in the busy life that is Sydney? I have these skills, I need to implement them more. We can all find a little Bliss in our daily life if we make it a priority. 

What would you do if you had a week in Bliss? 

Is a retreat on your bucket list? 

Ashleigh XXX

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  • Amy

    There’s a tabby in their promotional picture. I like it already 🙂 I haven’t been to the Bali Bliss retreat but I go on my little ‘retreats’ by myself to get away from things. I do however, want to do a yoga one one day!

  • I did a Oneworld yoga retreat over there a couple of years ago and it was brilliant! Such good food and such nice people. I maintained my coffee habit while I was there. Wasn’t brave enough to give it up 🙂

  • Apart from the no-caffeine, it sounds amazing! I’m not dependent on coffee but I do like to start my day with one. If I went on this, I’d definitely like to get some better tips on meditation and mindfulness…really need to start doing that!

    • I tried yesterday Sanch. I didn’t have any and today I woke up with a WHOPPER headache. Like I was hungover. It was diabolical. Maybe I will get high on the vibe and the yoga?

  • mumabulous

    There aint no bliss without caffeine for me. Is there a coffee guzzling retreat I go attend?

    • I tried yesterday to ‘ease myself’ off it and I ended up with a HIDEOUS headache. Now I am petrified.