Life in "the real world" can sometimes get hectic and we lose our focus, even when we have the intention to live mindfully and with joy. On this retreat, which really was bliss-filled, I found my way back to my intention: to see life with a light and joyous heart, forgiving and accepting even those things that seem "negative" in the moment. Melissa has the perfect touch: extreme attention to detail (a sarong on my bed when I arrived, handwritten farewell note with beautiful parting gift) without the feeling of tight-fisted control! Each session of yoga, whether restorative, calm or strenuous, left me feeling exhilarated and filled with a knowledge that I am all I need and that life is just perfect the way it is...now. I am blissful. Thank you, Melissa, for sharing your gift of light and love with all of us.
~ Suji DeHart, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
"Melissa ran a Yoga Retreat I have just attended in Ubud, Bali - it was life affirming and a wonderful mix of yoga, friendships, relaxing and giving back. She has a wonderful empathy and I adore her teaching. She also has wonderful assistants who support her and enable her to teach, correct and inspire!" ~ Emma
This retreat was a gift. Melissa was able to provide a warm and inviting environment for all the participants to experience what they needed to on the retreat. She also brought in wonderful teachers to offer their talents to the group, allowing us to all grow in different ways. The accommodations were beautiful, the staff was kind and helpful. All in all a most wonderful experience! ~Chrys Kub
During our Bali Retreat, we were honored to witness love unfolding, with Jonathan and
"This retreat was amazing. I met so many people that I now call friends. It changed my outlook on travel. It inspired me and gave me tools to use in my personal and professional life. I really enjoyed the different teachers, from Teri telling me to stop, close my eyes, inhale, then exhale to Indra's energy flow (LOVED her class!!!). And I cannot forget Awe-sasa-some's Contact Improv and as well as her amazing energy. Frankly, I cannot wait until the next Bali retreat. I hope there is a 2015 one because I am already planning my travels for it! Oh, and this time, I will stay longer than 5 days." ~ Chioma Njoku