On November 6th, join Cheryl in Bali for 7 days of casual luxury, yoga al fresco overlooking the ocean, delightful food, magical experiences, spa time, and amazing women.
Enjoy beautiful, exotic surroundings and take positive steps towards embracing the best version of YOU
Forget about the demands of your everyday life and join me on my gorgeous Bali retreat. Situated directly on the beach (right next to a beautiful Balinese Temple ) EMPOWER Bali is the perfect place for you to find some balance.
I'm hosting my women-only yoga retreat on the 6th of November (during the full moon festival) and it's created specifically for women like you: Loving, far-too-busy women who are always thinking about everyone and everything else before themselves.
My retreat focuses on bringing some balance into your life: Reminding you that YOU deserve and NEED to rest. Don't just think of this as a week of relaxation then back to the grind. I'm going to show you unique yoga practices - on and off the yoga mat - that are going to make improvements in your real life when you go home. You're also going to have a ridiculous amount of fun, find out more about yourself and have adventures every day!
I'm Cheryl Kennedy MacDonald, founder of global women's yoga collective YogaBellies and yoga teacher to several celebrities. I've taught thousands of women yoga over the past 15 years and I can show you what you need to know in a way that's fun, accessible, and memorable!
Udara Bali is an integrated healing yoga resort offering a wellness and detox lifestyle to alleviate the stress of modern living. Nestled between the Indian Ocean, rice fields and surrounded by ancient temples, Udara sets the mood for a relaxing and authentic Balinese holiday.
Yoga Overlooking The Ocean
"I know what it's like to be running around like a mad woman getting the kids off to school and working my ass off and juggling the 9-zillion other things I do. I also know firsthand the millions of benefits of yoga that women can get that men don't - and how it can change every aspect of your life. Everything I teach I apply to my own life. I believe in Balance: Yin and Yang; Light and Dark; Rock and Recovery.
In my 15 years of teaching yoga, over 100,000 women have attended YogaBellies classes globally. I've personally trained hundreds of YogaBellies teachers; worked with several celebrities; appeared on TV and featured in all of the publications and shows you'll see on this page.
I want you to STOP trying to twist yourself into knots (literally.) A balanced life comes from finding what YOU need from life.. and making time for that.
Let me show you how to feel great about yourself, have tons of energy and a body you love ... based on working with thousands of women over the past 15 years.
"I'm inviting you to unplug from the everyday stress and find your way back to the real you. It's so easy to get caught up in work or looking after other people, it's easy to neglect yourself. Then you go on a yoga retreat to escape... and go home and take up all of your bad habits again. That's not what I want for you!
Take this retreat as the opportunity to really dive into what yoga can offer. This is a chance to make real, sustainable changes to your life - ongoing. I'm also going to make sure you learn TONS about yoga, have a ridiculous amount offun, enjoy unlimited blissful spa time and have mini adventures every day.
I'll teach you yoga and wellness practices that will keep improving your life. I'll show you how to take that energy off the yoga mat and channel it into living your best life. Then after 'work', we’ll hit the beach for some well-deserved Margheritas - or sparkling water!
At my women-only retreat, you're going to enjoy luxurious accommodation, all-organic food and drinks, spa treatments, exclusive EMPOWER sessions with me and unlimited yoga classes - and a whole lot more. "
Unplug, Relax and Enjoy!
A Yoga Retreat Where You Can Have Fun
Check Out Exactly What's Included When You Book
For 7 days/6 nights double and twin rooms available.
ALL INCLUSIVE MEALS
Daily organic breakfast, lunch and dinner and unlimited mineral water.
Ocean-facing Yoga, Meditation and Healing Classes every day
EXCLUSIVE EMPOWER SESSIONS
Daily workshops with Cheryl to improve your life
LUXURY SPA FACILITIES
Warm water Watsu Pool, Finnish Sauna, Steam Room, Jacuzzi, cold plunge pool, Meditation Cave
FREE BALINESE MASSAGE
1 free Balinese massage included.
DIRECT BEACH ACCESS
Direct access to the beach and ocean which the resort faces directly
A free copy of Cheryl's Yoga for Life Journal and 21-Day Yoga Life Reset programme online and an EMPOWER goodie bag and guide to Bali.
What Happens On Retreat?
The main thing to know about my retreats is that you can make them your own. Everything you need for some serious relaxation and personal transformation is there for you, but I absolutely encourage you to find out what YOU need - and then heap on more of that.
You can love yoga, and meditation and experience inner calm... and also have great fun and lots of laughter.
I also don't believe that starving yourself for a week, putting yourself through a punishing workout, or resisting everything you love to eat or drink - for a week - is going to do you any long-term good.
I believe that learning and enjoying real yoga life skills that you can take home is much more important. I'm talking about a 5-minute mindfulness practice you can use before you freak out at your little people when they refuse to go to bed. 2-minute breathing practice to calm you down before your big presentation. A 10-minute yoga practice to wake you up in the morning and double your energy levels for the jam-packed day ahead.
You’re also going to enjoy ocean-front accommodation, all-organic food and drinks, gorgeous spa treatments, exclusive EMPOWER sessions with me and unlimited yoga classes. Our retreat is being hosted during the Full Moon, so you'll also enjoy Purnima or the Balinese full moon festival.
A Typical Day On Retreat.
All Day Long - You can attend any of the yoga classes and healing sessions are shown on the timetable below, throughout the retreat, so you can do as much or as little physical yoga as you like. This is in addition to your daily EMPOWER sessions with Cheryl.
7.30am- 10.30am - All Inclusive Breakfast
10.30 - 12pm - EMPOWER Workshop with Cheryl (some days this will be at 2.30pm instead. If the workshop is in the afternoon then this is free time)
12pm - 2pm - All Inclusive Lunch (you can takeaway meals too if you are leaving the resort)
2.30pm - 4pm - EMPOWER Workshop with Cheryl (some days this will be at 10.30am instead. If the workshop is in the afternoon then this is free time)
6pm - All Inclusive Group Dinner
8pm - Free Time. Some evenings there will also be meditations on the beach and also on the day of the Full Moon Festival Purnima (Wednesday evening), we will be visiting the Temple, which is right next door to the retreat.
UDARA SPA - You will receive 1 x free Balinese Massage as part of your booking. You can also book other treatments if you wish and you get unlimited FREE use of the facilities including a swimming pool with pool bar access; warm water watsu pool (35° warm water); Finnish sauna; steam room; Jacuzzi; cold plunge pool; meditation cave, garden area with bean bags & sunbed area on the beach.
What Does The Retreat Schedule Look Like?
Yoga classes in many styles are available 7 days a week. As part of the retreat, you can attend as many of these classes each day as you wish.
Each day I'll guide you through an EMPOWER workshop, focusing on bringing yoga into your life. The full moon in November is during our retreat so there will be some seriously positive high energy vibes! :) Sessions will be held throughout the day and you can pick and choose which to attend. These include:
What Do You REALLY Want From Life?
Embracing a Yoga Off The Yoga Mat
Adapting Your Yoga Practice for Optimal Energy
Embracing Purnama and the Full Moon
BREATHE Basics: Yoga Breathing for Life
Organic Ocean is about making delicious food and caring about you, the Balinese community and mother earth!
Balinese Hindu believe in reincarnation and karma. Your body is the temple of your soul. So nourish it with good health, happy thoughts and positive energy. The seafood comes from the Seseh fishermen’s fresh catch of the day. And all of the fruits and veggies come directly from the organic farm of Bedugul hills.
The seafood, vegetarian and vegan options are all both healthy and delicious. Organic Ocean prepares them freshly each day and does not use any additives, preservatives, or colourings.
The menu is inspired by Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Japanese, and of course Balinese dishes.
Choose Your Accommodation
You can choose to stay in a single or shared twin room. All prices shown are per person in GBP. There is also an approximate value provided in SGD. Please be aware this the SGD rate may fluctuate and you will be charged in GBP.
Can I share a room with someone? Yes, we have the choice of twin or single rooms. Even if you are travelling alone, you still have the option to share a twin room with another attendee.
Can I pay in Installments? You can choose to pay in 2 monthly payments. Please note that early bird prices do not apply to installments.
What Is Your Refund Policy?
Payment Procedure: In order to confirm your booking, the full amount or the first of 2 installments is due on registration. The full payment is due at least 30 days before arrival.
Cancellation Policy: Cancellations must be made in writing to firstname.lastname@example.org at least 60 days prior to the check-in date in order to avoid any cancellation fees. Cancellations requested less than 60 days before check-in will receive no refund on bookings. Cancellations at any time before this will receive 50% refund. In the event YogaBellies EMPOWER Retreat cancels or postpones the retreat you booked, you can receive a credit voucher for your booking and services with no expiration date or a 100% refund. No show will be charged based on the full length of stay (100% of the accommodation charges).
Are Flights or Airport Transfers Included?
Flights and transport to Bali are not included in the cost. We can organize a driver to collect and return you to Bali Denpasar airport at an additional charge.
Which Airport Do I Fly Into? Bali, Denpasar. The retreat is in Seseh, not far from the airport at all and we will arrange for someone to collect you.
When is the retreat? It starts Sunday 6th of November and finishes on Saturday the 12th.