Participating in this retreat (in relation to where it was being held) was far outside anything I have allowed myself to do in the past. I would have normally dismissed it as too extravagant, and convinced myself that my money would be better spent encouraging or helping others. Boy was I wrong!! This was so needed and rejuvenated me to no end. I am SO glad I chose to do this for myself! As a solo traveler the adventure was amazing from start to finish. It was the perfect blend of solitude and community. The yoga was gentle, the art playful and fun, and the Crystal Sound Baths changed me forever. As soon as I arrived there was a sense of peace and tranquility that just engulfed you. The location and the hosts were so thoughtful, every detail was attended to. The retreat was down right luxurious! We were pampered with the most healing and love infused food at each and every meal. The chefs prepared 3 full vegan meals a day for us with local fruits and vegetables, the food not only tasted delicious but was nearly too beautiful to eat! I have never been a vegetarian let alone a vegan so I was a bit skeptical on the food. The hikes, meditation, art, waterfall, gentle yoga, Ocean beach day, people and the jungle filled my soul with love and light! Friends were made for life! If you have a chance to attend one in the future....DO IT! You will not be disappointed. Julia and Kelly are such authentic, loving beings, I am blessed to have met them. I have been back home for a little over a week now and am still talking about my adventure.
I just want you to know about my experience working with Saga and her Holistic Coaching program. I knew Saga by her birth name Julia and met her in Belize (in 2003) so when I saw what she had accomplished; I wanted IN! When, Saga shared with me about her transformation and the tools she used to get there all I could think was..."yeah I want to do this," but at the same time my gut is telling me that maybe I couldn't. But, deep down inside I knew it was time and I wanted to do it. So, I kept telling myself, "you can do this."
Little did I know that not only would I be able to get started and finish the first 30 days BUT I have gone onto do another 2 months (making it to 90 days!) and NOW I'm starting another 90 days!
Now, it’s a bit challenging for sure. I cook meals everyday for my husband and kids, worst part is I’m not allowed to eat like them. They’re times I thought I could never do it, but it was for my own good. I’ve tried all different diets before, and nothing worked. I'm now consistently losing (and keeping off) 10 pounds each month and I'm on track to start another 90 days right now! I feel amazing!
Thank you Julia (Saga) for being a wonderful friend to me. I appreciate you very much. If it wasn’t because of you, I wouldn’t feel amazing. Thank you and I love you.