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Bali Sacred Journey Retreat 2017

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This is your invitation to say YES to something truly beautiful, magical and powerful.

…Imagine soaking in the luscious land of Bali where everyday magic and mysticism come alive in its people’s colorful ceremonies and daily devotions.

…Where the Indian Ocean kisses perfect beaches whose backdrop is green fields and lush jungle.

…Where the Feminine is palpable in her many forms from purple orchids to blazing sunsets to golden temples.

…Where an enchanting mixture of healing energy, artistic culture and unique spiritual heritage provide a land literally steeped in the energy of transformation.

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You have dreamt of a trip to Bali for some time, and this is the perfect opportunity to see this gorgeous land while experiencing inspired, life-changing teachings supported by a masterful, heart-centered teacher and a community of like-minded and fun people.

Learn Shasta’s Inspiration for this Retreat and What You Will Experience


Students from the 2016 Guatemala Retreat made life long friendships!
Students from the 2016 Guatemala Retreat made life long friendships!

“Travelling alone can feel isolating and scary so join our group of amazing sacred pilgrims who like to enjoy a laugh and maybe even a cocktail or too. We attract amazing people and after almost a decade of leading international retreats, Ian and I are grateful to share our solid experience in group retreat and sacred travel to ensure you feel cared for, included and loved. This is an appointment you want to make!”


Beauty-Full Bali is an incredible week of yoga, manifestation teachings, ritual and sacred culture, celebration and personal transformation, all infused with enormous amounts of enchantment & joyful connections, all taking place in a lush location beyond compare.
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“This is one the most rich, inspired retreats I’ve ever created, full of potent teachings and deep, devotional yoga that will have you feeling on fire with clarity, grace and magic. As well, you will take home memories full of laughs, learning and life affirming experiences.”


In this transformational retreat, Shasta distills over two decades worth of manifestation, metaphysics  & Shakti (Divine Feminine) teachings coupled with daily all levels Flow Yoga to bring you a powerful 7-day offering that will have you feeling beautiful from head to toe.

Shasta will guide you through a 75 minute Vinyasa Flow class in the morning that focuses on a particular theme to inspire your mind and body. Beginners, seasoned practitioners, and everyone in-between will receive the kind of personal attention and patient instruction that catalyzes personal breakthroughs and supports lasting change. Come fall in love with Bali and fall in love all over again with the sacred ritual of daily practice.

You will also have a 90-minute session late in the afternoon that includes wisdom teachings, guided meditations, reflection, and how-to practices. Amidst like-minded students and Shasta’s compassionate teaching style, you will have the opportunity to ask questions, share and discover even more.

You will also have ample time to relax, swim in the ocean or the pool, participate in local ceremonies, get a world-class spa treatment or go to the local market. Check out the excursion and cultural activity opportunities available.

Trip of a life time? You might say that!!
This is more than the usual Yoga on the beach kind of retreat!


This Retreat is for Students Who Want To:

  • Truly embrace their own beauty, power and ease.
  • Come together with a group of like-minded, uplifting and joyful people ready to support each other and grow.
  • Have a combined experience of travel, transformation and fun!
  • Go deeper in their Yoga / Spiritual practice both on and off the mat.
  • Experience a sacred journey in a safe and easeful way, with experienced and steadfast retreat leaders who have a decade of experience.
  • Feel true joy!


You Will Learn How To:

  • Reconnect with the wisdom of your Self and wholeheartedly engage with life from the place of wellbeing and worthiness.
  • Break old habits of not-enough, over-doing, anxiety, and struggle.
  • Master “secret” Laws of the Universe that are here for your expansion and growth.
  • Apply Divine Feminine principles for creation & magnetism while learning how to put them in action and align with Divine Masculine principles of action.
  • Experience rituals that make the everyday magical, and help you remember your true nature.
  • Navigate whatever comes across your path from loss, disappointment and even “saboteurs” with love and grace.
  • Understand how Yoga, meditation and intention can be combined in a meaningful way to support YOU on your life path.


This is an appointment with magic! You will want to make it…


Quick Look Details:

Dates:  March 17-24, 2017  (7 Nights total)

Location: Poinciana Retreat Centre on the north east coast of Bali. It’s GORGEOUS!!

Airport: Fly into Denpasar International Airport in Bali, Indonesia

Flight Costs: Flights are around $1,400 Cdn, but prices may vary depending on when you book.

Excursion Magic: Check out the excursion and cultural activity opportunities available.


bali.flower.temple.shutterAbout Bali

Bali is famous for its stunning physical beauty, rich spiritual life and gracious hospitality. It’s a lush, emerald gem of an island, full of majestic volcanoes and terraced rice fields that spill gently into an azure sea. Bali’s rich cultural heritage and deep reverence for life are legendary; more than just another tropical island paradise, Bali-Hinduism (an exceptional mix of Hinduism, Buddhism and Animism) guides every aspect of life. Ritual and reverence are everywhere you look, creating an artistic and spiritual mecca unlike anywhere else in the world.

bali.ganeshThey call it the Island of the Gods, and no place is more deserving of its nickname than Bali, Indonesia. Sure, this tropical paradise is blessed with incomparable beauty and natural assets that include lush jungle, active volcanos, world class beaches, and spectacular coral reefs, but a retreat to Bali is so much more than just yoga in a gorgeous setting. It’s the island’s deep-rooted spirituality and unique living, breathing culture that set it far apart from the more than 17,000 other islands that make up the Indonesian Archipelago. The Balinese traditions and the people dedicated to celebrating them will touch you in unexpected ways and will awaken you to the beauty, magic and spirit that infuse every moment.

What’s Included:

  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Exquisite vegetarian meals made with local organic ingredients
  • Ground transport to and from Denpasar airport
  • Morning Yoga class
  • Afternoon manifestation and magic life transformation class
  • Free wifi in designated areas

What’s Not Included:

  • Airfare
  • Travel insurance
  • Optional excursions
  • Massages
  • Alcoholic beverages and items ordered at the restaurant outside of mealtimes


pon.beachfrontvilla6Poinciana Seaside Resort and Retreat Centre is located on the north-east coast of Bali. North Bali is dotted with quiet seaside villages that are far off the tourist track.This area features unique black sand beaches and is home to some of the best snorkeling and diving spots on the island. Poinciana is known by local guides as the jewel of the north and it was a Trip Adviser Travellers’ Choice winner in 2015.



Rates and Registration

Early Bird Rates – Until September 15, 2016

  • Shared Accommodations:   $1595 USD  or save $100 by paying in full – only $1495
  • Private Accommodations:   $1895 USD or save $100 by paying in full – only $1795
  • $500 USD non-refundable deposit required at time of registration. Remainder is due on January 30, 2017.

Rates – After September 15, 2016

  • Shared Accommodations:  $1795 USD
  • Private Accommodations:  $2095 USD
  • $500 USD non-refundable deposit required at time of registration. Remainder is due on January 30, 2017.

We strongly suggest that you invest in travel insurance for your trip to ensure peace of mind.

Reserve My Spot

To reserve your spot, please contact:
Jenn Collins – Travelonly
Phone: (416) 801-2755
Email: jcollins@travelonly.com
She will also be happy to assist with your travel arrangements.
*TravelOnly’s customer funds are protected in Ontario by TICO 4316071


Have questions?  We are here for you. Please contact Shasta’s team at teamhappy@shastatownsend.com.

Cancellation Policy:

All $500 deposits are non-refundable.

Cancellations completed by September 15, 2016 will have all fees minus the deposit will be refunded.

Cancellations completed after September 16, 2016 and before January 30, 2017 will have fees returned minus the $500 deposit and a $200 processing fee.

Cancellations completed after January 30, 2017, all fees are non-refundable. Please note that we have made a commitment to the retreat centre and are responsible to ensure all our fees are paid as such we appreciate you fulfilling your commitment.

Testimonials and Student Success Stories from Past Retreats


sara.b (2)I Came Home Inspired and Ready to Expand My Life & Business

“Having been on previous retreats hosted by Shasta and Ian, I didn’t hesitate when I saw the opportunity to join them in Guatemala. I knew it would be a week filled with the perfect balance of learning, adventure and relaxation – and I was absolutely right! I was able to unplug from my regular busy life and spend a week truly nourishing my body, mind and soul with the support of Shasta and the amazing group of like-minded people who joined us. I returned home feeling deeply recharged and inspired to expand in new areas of my life and business!”  -Sara B., Whitby, ON. 


Gloria ogston oneOur WONDER-FULL yoga retreat at Villa Sumaya in Guatemala on Lake Atitlan was an experience of a lifetime.
I shared this experience with some of the most heart centered people in the world.  Through the beautiful soul and heart of Shasta and her caring authentic husband Ian we all felt loved, cared for and safe to share whatever we felt a need to share at that time.  Shasta taught us all so much through, yoga, meditation, teachings of how to just BE.  I learned about cultivating a place of presence and awareness and the duality of steadiness and sweetness.  It is so hard to put down on paper how much I grew in one week it was truly a life changing experience, my heart literally opened and that feels amazing!!  I am so grateful I went and so grateful to my friends Shasta and Ian.  Namaste Gloria. 

sabina hadonI have been on other Yoga retreats and nothing compares to the experience Shasta creates. 

She offers deep teachings, life changing experiences and always attracts great people so I know I will have fun too. I have made some incredible lifelong friends. She takes the group to unique locations that really compliment the feel of the retreats, treating us like family and allowing us to connect with local cultures and nature. I have been to each retreat since I first heard about them and I will always say YES to Shasta’s retreats! -Sabina Haidon Sioux lookout, ON 


Helen MasonMy Heart Sang! – Remembering Beauty Thanks to Guatemala with Shasta & Ian

The trip to Guatemala was absolutely Divine timing for me, especially since my Father passed away in January… I had no idea how much more powerful this trip and experience was going to be for me.  I listened to the whispers of my heart and said YES to loving and nurturing ME by registering for the WONDERFULL Retreat to Guatemala. I am truly grateful I did!! 

I have had the pleasure of experiencing India & Costa Rica Yoga Retreats previously with Shasta and Ian and again they shone in this retreat. Again, Shasta shared her passion and heartfelt teachings while Ian provided his kind, loving support. I am so grateful also for all the beautiful souls that attended and shared from their authentic hearts, laughter & kindness. I witnessed breathtaking sunrises, sunsets & Full Moon Indigenous Ceremonies as well as birds singing everyday as I was immersed in natural beauty, bright colourful flowers, warm smiling Mayan hospitality, and delicious food made from the heart. It truly made my heart sing. Thank you for reminding me of the love & beauty within me!  I am truly always grateful to you Shasta and Ian for your love and offering this wonderful magical experience & saying yes to it.  I love you both. -Helen, M, Ajax, ON.


Deanna FryTruly WONDER-FULL – I Am So Grateful 

My time in Guatemala was truly WONDER-FULL, and full of love, heart, the beauty of nature and a caring community of people.  The experience was truly spectacularly ‘brilliante’ beyond words!  I am SO grateful to Shasta Townsend and her husband Ian Lavalley for visioning, planning, creating, supporting and holding space for the unfolding of this amazing adventure!  I am also grateful to everyone at True Nature Education and Villa Sumaya who was involved.

Our excursions beyond the Villa were truly WONDER-FULL as well.  We had the absolute pleasure of celebrating the Mayan Day Count Ceremony with local Shaman, Tomas and then our own Full Moon Ceremony that evening.  We were joined by several Villa Sumayians who contributed magically to our ceremony – where the North and South met through the offering of Sacred Cedar AND Cypress, and where the Sacred Cacao and djembe drumming helped us open our Hearts to the Spirit of Life. – Deanna F. Ajax, ON

NormaIt Felt So ‘WonderFull’ 

“Amazing! Lovely on so many levels. To be a student was wonderful. The location was stunning and energizing and the conversation in and out of class were deep and satisfying. I loved the practices and the discussions with Shasta – it felt very fresh and were done really well with just the right amount of challenge. Shasta and Ian both offered their heart-focused intention and attention.  Love to do this again!”

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“The Wonderfull Yoga Retreat with Shasta was such an amazing experience I honestly cannot find the words to describe it.  It was truly a magical life experience.  Not only did I feel like I was in paradise, but I was surrounded by the most beautiful and supportive human begins.  Thank you Shasta and Ian for creating the most amazing space for all. Shasta’s knowledge and philosophy was insightful I just love her spiritual teachings. The retreat centre, the gorgeous lake, the amazing food everything was absolutely perfect.  I have never felt more healthy in my entire life after leaving there (Mind, Body and Soul).  I will most defiantly be joining Shasta and Ian on their next retreat.  I’m hooked!” – Caroline Ogston – Ajax


Tiffany HaidonI’m Counting Down the Days to the Next Retreat With Shasta!

Guatemala was my fifth retreat with Shasta. It was a journey of trust, love, self-discovery, acceptance where Shasta’s mastery at coordinating and creating a week of Yoga, deep teachings, fun and laughter showed through. I trust in Shasta’s ability to find the most magical/spiritual places on earth for her group retreats and she always does. She also has the ability to attract loving, accepting and wisdom-seeking people to her retreats so I know I will always be in good company.

Shasta’s divine teachings prod me to make necessary growth in my life’s journey and I always come away feeling refreshed, rejuvenated and inspired. Shasta creates an experience of learning, listening and being listened to where each person’s experience and journey is validated and honoured. She has the unique ability to show up in her professional best self and yet be approachable, fun and a wonderful model of all she teaches. And amidst all this self-reflection and discovery, she offers cultural excursions to small villages, hiking volcanoes and of course shopping (supporting local community) that bring out the laughter and fun in our newly bonded group. Shasta’s partner Ian provides an added gift as he is there to ensure the guests have everything they need and his gentle, silent kindness and love is palpable.

Counting down to  Shasta’s retreat next year….Shasta’s retreats give you the tools to find your full potential….and to become fully aware of our ‘stories’ and limitations we put upon ourselves…and then to bust free of them……living a more fulfilling life! I can’t wait for the next one!  – Tiffany, Uxbridge, On.


About Shasta Townsend:

shasta.beachShasta is a feisty champion of creating an unlimited life where ease, joy, and freedom reign, regardless of the circumstances. Shasta’s expertise in these matters does not come from a few letters behind her name, but from her own investigation, learning, and journey. Thanks to this, her offerings are not regurgitated from another’s textbook, but from her own personal evolution and inner guidance. Shasta has studied and taught worldwide including three trips to India to study at the birthplace of Yoga. She is a truly authentic, well-learned and highly experienced teacher who lovingly offers her knowledge, insight and passion to make your learning experience extraordinary. Named after a flower, Shasta loves to watch her students bloom! Shasta has a unique way of helping students develop a deep and meaningful relationship to yoga and become inspired spirits. Her classes are engaging, insightful with just the right amount of challenge to help you shine, grow and radiate with happiness. As well, Shasta is an internationally recognized teacher, best selling author and speaker who has hosted radio shows, recorded meditation CDs. Her humor, insight and passion show in all she does. Connect with Shasta at www.shastatownsend.com, on Facebook or on Twitter @shastaherself.


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