Join Author, Empowerment Coach and Spiritual Teacher Yvonne Teoh Bource with a small group of like-minded people to explore deeply within and unveil where your peace and truth reside. Seven glorious days away from the stresses and demands of your daily life. Days filled with meditation, reflection, purification, prayer, relaxation and pampering as well as some good food, great company and lots of laughter.
A life changing opportunity in the beautiful surroundings of the intimate boutique Balinese hotel at Sama’s Cottages http://www.samascottagesubud.com/ in Ubud Bali.
Not only will you have Yvonne’s 30 years of coaching experience to support your every day but you will meet with some amazing Balinese healers and Shaman and experience the gentle, warm Balinese people as they open their hearts to us. Visit Temples and forests with incredible energy. A cacophony of sound, smell and color all to enrich your experience of self and the world around you. Come home refreshed and reconnected to soul. A life enriching experience you will want to repeat time and time again.
GIFT OF A LIFETIME – I would highly recommend this retreat to people who want to be connected to their soul, their purpose and their life. It was very well organised and I did not have to concern myself with any details, I had 10 days to focus fully on myself, my connection to life with others and spiritually. I learned it is great to be me and to be comfortable with who I am. Von is a fantastic mentor, the experience she gave me and the others in the retreat was a gift of a lifetime. The group was an ideal size to heighten my experiences and I learned through others too. I have been back home for 2 weeks and I am still discovering things about myself, so it is a gift that keeps on giving. Sama’s Cottages was like home to me, it was comfortable and the staff were friendly and giving. The days were filled with activities which enhanced my life. You have to experience this retreat as there are really no words to describe how diverse and magnificent it was and continues to be afterwards.
FREEING – Von’s Connect to Soul Bali Retreat was just the thing I needed….after a traumatic and difficult year with the passing of my son….a getaway and time to reflect as well as immerse myself in this beautiful SOUL ~full experience was exactly what fit the bill.
Von’s extensive research has sourced the perfect resort location…Samas Cottages, the perfect tour guide…restaurants to delight the taste buds, meditations and reflection time to delve deeper into the significance and relevance of the Balinese culture, its philosophies and people.
I experienced a stress free time and found myself returning relaxed and soul connected…free to build on this “calm” and inner freedom energy I have created now….I feel very very Zen like…..just as I was in Bali away from it all, now I am above it all and I know the lessons and valued realizations and inspiration will carry on into my everyday life…Thanks VON for an amazing experience never to be forgotten.
LEAP INTO THE UNKNOWN – Having had the privilege to attend Von’s inaugural 2012 Spiritual Retreat, held at Samas Cottages, was a stepping stone to face my fears, so I could leap into the unknown.
Committed to my continued growth, I once again leaped at the opportunity to attend the 2014 Connecting to Soul Retreat – a gift to myself. Whilst I will take away so many insights and amazing experiences that touched my soul, two things stand out for me.
First, this retreat provided an excellent point of reference for acknowledging the extent of my growth in those two years, and now I could celebrate that success. The other, inspired by a group member, was experiencing the freedom of jumping (doing a water bomb) into the deep end of the swimming pool. All my life I’ve had an immense fear of going into the deep end, so this was symbolically very important for me. Again I needed to face my fear and LEAP into the unknown to grow. While tasselling for quiet sometime I was being lovingly supported by Von and the group. Finally I jumped into the deep end of the pool and I felt safe and empowered! I take from this feeling more empowered to LEAP into the unknown, as I enter a new direction of my life.
I would highly recommend ‘Connecting to Soul Retreat’ to everyone wanting to discover their true self, wanting to life a live they love and wanting continued growth. Von is an inspirational women who ‘walks the talk’, as well an amazing teacher and mentor. She has created a retreat that is balanced, healing and safe for the exploration of ‘Self’. Samas Cottages what a perfect setting, surrounded by nature, providing the tranquillity one needs while on a retreat. Our host Katherine and Wayan honoured us as family and were completely supportive throughout the retreat. The cottage was excellent (privacy), breakfasts were delicious and the staff provided service with heart.
INCREDIBLE – To have the opportunity to be “distraction free” for 10 days was the first part of the gift. The energy that Von has put into creating the space for us all was incredible. There really was such a wonderful balance between nurturing our mind, body and soul. And to experience all of this while staying in the beautiful Samas Cottages, was the icing on the cake. I would highly recommend this retreat for anybody wanting the opportunity to really live “from the inside out”. The benefits have continued as I am now home again.
JUST ME! – The beautiful environment set the scene: sunny days; lush gardens; exotic garden flowers; flowers used for offerings and decorations around the cottages; very comfortable accommodation (for one) and smiley, gentle staff quietly going about their work and religious devotion.
Our leader took charge of the itinerary and was the conduit between our group and the locals. Her in depth knowledge of the Balinese culture and her solid contacts with the locals, was evident from the start. Her goal was to coach us to live less as humans in a physical body and more as spiritual, energetic beings. She lives this way herself so her authenticity shone through.
Our days were filled with individual meditation time, group meditations, religious and spiritual ceremonies and visiting spiritual places and people.
Interspersed with this journey of connecting to soul, was time to enjoy the Balinese culture with trips to cafes and restaurants and cultural performances. We also had time to nurture our bodies with massages and beauty treatments.
As time progressed, we became more and more in touch with our spiritual selves and thus connected to soul. Along the way, there were emotional issues to work through and our leader and peers supported us through this. For myself, I feel I have reclaimed ‘me’ at soul level and I have bought home strategies to keep myself connected at soul level. I am so very grateful!…..
CONNECT TO SOUL – WOW what a life changing experience this retreat was and still is. This retreat was a gift to myself for me. Just to be able to BE me. It was so well organized and balanced throughout the whole trip, it couldn’t have been any better. I had total trust in Von and just went with the flow. I felt like a princess at Sama’s Cottages at Ubud, in the beautiful surroundings and friendly staff. It was not only my own experiences that impacted me, the energy, love & support of the group was phenomenal. I highly recommend this journey to anyone who wants to be truly connected, Von was the perfect mentor!
CALMING – ” Calming” best describes my 10 days spent at ” Connect to Soul Retreat” at Sama’s cottages, Ubud.
Beautiful gardens, a meditation room, a relaxing pool and a lovely private suite just for me.
The ” Connect to Soul ” experience was the icing on the cake. Yvonne Teoh Bource coordinated a program that allowed us to sink unobtrusively into the Balinese culture as we connected with our soul, our life purpose, our reason for being. Water, fire, nature, all contributed to the experience. As you might expect the people who attend these retreats are all like-minded and make a wonderful support and friendship group for the experience. Highly recommended for people travelling alone.
I FOUND WONDERFUL – An unparalleled 10 days of pampering myself in an environment of beauty and kindred spirits – in my own little tropical retreat just for me at Sama’s Cottages in the centre of Ubud.
Von’s planning and implementation of the Connect to Soul appeared tailored “just for me” achieving transformations in how to achieve the highest possibility for me and the ripple effect makes me great-full for the continuing opportunities to grow. It is a great feeling to be in the company of like minded spirits. Thanks to all participants with special thanks for the overall organisation mixed with meditation and trips to amazing places. Much appreciated.
I FOUND THE POWER OF MY EMOTIONAL ENERGY – The 2015 was my third retreat organised by Von at Sama’s Cotteges – a Beautiful venue to relax and grow my self leadership skills. On each retreat I learned how to take the next step on my life journey by recognising & shining light on what needs healing from the 1000ds of painful lessons I learned on my life’s path. Letting go of those lessons that do not serve me and maximising the lessons learned that serve me and the business communities around the globe. Learning how to tap into my emotional energy and gaining the “how to” release this energy for the benefit to serve others cannot be described in words. I am greatful to Von and all the participants! Through the combined human energy on these retreats I found inspiration, ideas, humility, care and gratitude.
Many thanks to Von, the staff and care of Sama’s Cottages for the opportunity to grow.
THE TIME TO CONNECT AND GROW INTO THE PERSON YOU WERE MEANT TO BE – The Connect to Soul retreat gives you the time and space to look inside your self and answer those nagging questions you have about the next step in your life. The energy of Bali and especially Ubud along with the beautiful Balinese people you will meet, help you stop and connect. We were able to experience amazing places and events and use the gift of meditation to let go of the noise that distracts you and keeps you busy but not fulfilled. Suksme(Thank you) Sama’s Cottages, Ubud, Bali and Von for the Connect to Soul Retreat.
A BEAUTIFUL PARADIS TO REFLECT,CONNECT AND REPLENISH MY SOUL – Von’s ‘Connect to Soul Bali’ retreat gave me more than I could ever have imagined. Peace, meditation, self enquiry cleansing, healing and spiritual growth. Von gave so much of herself and her energy to ensure we fully experienced the spiritual Bali. It opened my eyes to how much I take for granted in my daily life. Helping Meme to make daily offerings of the little baskets filling them with beautiful flowers to give thanks for every blessing was very humbling. The blessings and healings I received from such special people given with such love and acceptance is something I will treasure. Von planned everything with such care and with so much love, it was a gift in it’s self from her. Sama’s cottages with their lovely staff who took great care of us is a wonderful place to stay. It was a pleasure being able to relax and be pampered by the pool with a massage or facial or having coffee at Koppe on Bisma, their cafe. The energy is something I feel I need to experience again for continued growth. Thank you Von for a special time and birthday too!!
A quiet time to reflect and be with you, to listen to what is important for you to nurture you all without needing to attend to anyone else or anything else. Total time out to be.
We have listed some benefits that previous participants have voiced so that you too can look forward to this life enhancing opportunity.
You will gain a deeper understanding of what is your connection to your soul, your intuition and your purpose.
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Breakfast is included and cooked and prepared for you personally so you can specify your individual requirements.
All other meals will be outside and you have the opportunity to choose and order your own.
We only eat at reputable places and I will give you some suggestions for when you have free time and need to provide your own meal.
Sama’s Cottages is a Balinese Boutique Hotel consists individual cottages with en suit and small terrace set in an oasis of tropical garden. each participant has their own air conditioned cottage.
Sama’s Cottages is in a side street off the main road through Ubud with all shops, restaurants and spa facilities within a short walk.
You will be given an itinerary upon full payment of fees. It outlines the retreat program and leaves adequate space for free time. Just keep in mind the schedule is open to changes once we are there.
No! This Retreat is designed to give you time to yourself to have inner reflection and total focus on your needs. For the best results make this a completely family free time unless you wish to share the whole Retreat experience with a spouse, partner, sibling or adult child.
This depends on the currency exchange of the time plus the amount of shopping you will be tempted to do. I suggest you bring cash and change it to Rupiah in Ubud. There are many money changers there who will give you the best rate. Change $50.00 AUD at the airport before you come just to have some Rupiah in your pocket if you want to buy something at Denpasar airport. This should give you at least 400,000.00 Rupiah. There are some lunches and dinners you need to provide for yourself but food is very inexpensive.
We do not have any scheduled long walks but we will be walking through the paddy fields to lunch and we will be spending time walking in a very magnificent old growth park. You will have some free time to walk.
We have a daily meditation followed by a workshop/class at the venue after which we go outside for other activities. All transport to and from these activities is arranged and included.
No-one is ever asked to do anything they are not soul driven to do. I only ever create a safe space for people to feel they are nurtured and protected to open their hearts and soul’s at their own time.
Once you are booked in, you will be given an extensive list of things that would be advisable to bring with you and things that you need to be aware of.
NO! Never drink out of a tap. Get bottled water. Sama’s Cottages supplies you with two bottles of water every day plus a thermos of boiled water.
Not necessary. We will not be going anywhere that will put you at risk. However this is a personal choice and if you are unsure ask your doctor. I have been traveling to Bali AND Malaysia for over 50 years and have never ahd a vaccination or caught anything other than a tummy ache from too much spice.
You will be given a visa for 30 days on arrival at Denpasar. This is free. However, if you desire to stay on after the Retreat for longer than 30 days you will have to apply for a visa