Meet the beautiful Karly, one of our inspiring alumnae.
Karly is an amazing 34 year old mother of 2! She says the health and fitness industry has always been an interest to her both personally and professionally, and has studied and trained as a Personal Trainer! However the corporate ladder saw her organically grow and develop in the corporate world eventually becoming PA/EA – and team co-ordinating for large corporate firms. “The work was demanding and after having children, trying to balance all this just wore me out! I never really looked forward to getting up and going to work and eventually resigned 9 months ago to be full time mummy, which I must say is just as demanding but certainly a whole lot more fulfilling and rewarding!”
Karly’s work saw her organising people and arranging their shcedules, which she also started to bring home with her. “Life got so busy and I realised I was running on AUTOPILOT and not living in the moment!” After researching health retreats with her husband, Karly stumbled accross Escaoe Haven. “Escape Haven had had RAVE reviews and the choice was simple for me! I wanted to be active, learn something new like surfing and I wanted ‘no pressure’ flexibility along with meeting some new fabulous like minded women who see their health and wellbeing as a priority and make new friends along the way.”
Karly had previously visited Bali various times before, however Escape Haven was a change! “To have time to yourself, to have silence, to have time to reflect and nurture yourself with no responsibilities and just be with yourself was so liberating and healing.” She loved learning to surf, she says it tought her to be playful and have fun like a teenager again. Her love of yoga deepened and amplified, and say’s her biggest learning was “I am responsible for my own health and happiness! not my husband, not my work, not God, not my children or friends but ME!”
Karly came home refreshed, rested and revitalised. “I realised that my husband deserves the best wife I can be, my children deserve the best mum I can be, my work deserved the best employee I can be, my friends deserved the best friend I can be and I deserved the best ME I can be……and I can only do that by looking after myself and actually putting myself of top of my priority list, and as mothers we find this extremely difficult! The more I have in my tank, the more I have to give others!”
“Having women of all shapes and sizes, of all age brackets and from all walks of life makes this such a treasured experience. I do advise women to realise that not only is it OK, but essential to take time out and look after yourself without any guilt to follow! I have been to EH twice now and it is leaps and bounds ahead of the rest! You have a luxurious, safe place to just let go and treat yourself with rest, relaxation, adventure, fun and pampering. you will make friends for life and it will be life changing!”
Your Escape Haven Bali Retreat offers a luxury wellness experience for body, mind and soul
We invite you to experience our award-winning Bali yoga retreat. If it’s time to fill up your cup and reconnect with yourself on a deeper level, we’d love to help you rejuvenate, unwind, reawaken and experience the very best of Bali. Dive into transformational yoga and meditation classes, exhilarating surf lessons in the warm waters of Bali, fun fitness classes and restorative healing sessions. How much or little you do is all up to you.