Meet the beautiful Patty, one of our inspiring alumnae.
Patty is an avid runner, cyclist and yogi and is an active volunteer for Make A Wish Foundation. In May of 2012 she was at the end of a long relationship that left her heart badly broken. This is when she found yoga. “It lifted my spirits and as I got physically stronger I got emotionally stronger as well.”
After a year, she decided it was time to finally move on “for good” and start over with a trip to Bali. “I booked Escape Haven, because it combined being outdoors, with like-minded women and my love of yoga. I planned my retreat for August, 2013 and within a few days of leaving for Bali I was out on a trail run and broke my leg. If there was one thing and only one thing that would have stopped my trip, it would have been that. So with my leg in a cast I cancelled the retreat and consulted my Reiki practitioner/spiritual advisor. She said to me “You broke your leg because you can’t run away from what you are trying to run away from. Your pain will still be here when you get back, so you need to stay and work through it.” It’s funny how the Universe knows better than we do the state of our soul.” After a year, she had re-booked and made her way to us at Escape Haven for a second time in August!
Patty immediately found a place at Escape Haven. “I met a group of women, all ages, all backgrounds, and who could bond over the common goal of learning to surf. We were cheering each other on and celebrating even the little victories.” For her, one of the highlights was the Indulge and Ignite day where she got to cycle through remote villages, visit rice terraces, see a family compound and discover Bali outside of the busyness of Seminyak. “I will also always remember Rachel’s belly breathing advice – Those who half breathe, half live.”
One of her goals during the retreat was to take a break to re-think her legal career. She has been volunteering with a few organizations for years, and wanted to transition her career to that area. “The women I met had some great ideas and contacts for me and I am now looking at jobs that will combine my legal experience with the non-profit sector. I have re-vamped my resume and am now applying to those jobs!” She’s now planning to hike Macchu Picchu and find the career of her dreams!
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.