Post Archive - September, 2017

Posts category "Spiritual"

Living the Happy Life

Self Healing Book
Everyone wants to live the Happy Life don’t they? But life as we know it tends to get in the way. We called on one of Asia’s most sought after Life Coach’s and an Energetic Healer, Nicky Kassapian, to share her wisdom.

Nicky is the author of  the book  ‘Be Yourself –the art of stepping up’.  She is a holistic healer and life coach. She is also an Advanced Craniosacral therapist, a Reiki master and practitioner.
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Why everyone needs a Life Coach

Life Coach

Nicky Kassapian is a holistic healer and life coach. She is also an Advanced Craniosacral therapist, a Reiki master and practitioner. Nicky is also the author of  the book  ‘Be Yourself –the art of stepping up’. Today we’re getting some of her wisdom on living a happy life and what healing is all about if you’ve never tried it before…
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Bali Spiritual Healer offers wises words

Spiritual Healer

Today we are going deep and spiritual with my dear friend and Bali Spiritual Healer Annick, otherwise known as The Bali Oracle. She’s guided me through many a challenge with her huge open heart and gentle, empathetic nature. How cool is it that I now get to share her infinite wisdom with you…
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Balinese Healing Ceremonies

Fivelements Bali

Thanks to ‘Eat,Pray,Love’, everyone has now heard of Balinese Healing. They all imagine queuing for ‘Ketut’ to show them the path to enlightenment. Or you might think it’s all a load of baloney.

Well think again.

I lived in Bali for over a decade and I’ve experienced and witnessed some things that do not fit into our regular view of the world. If our clients are interested in experiencing Balinese Healing, whilst on a luxury wellness vacation with us, I usually ask them to put aside their Western viewpoint for a few hours and immerse themselves in mysticism and ritual.

Here are some images of a recent Agni Hotra Fire Ceremony, attended by a dear friend and healer Annick with explanation of it’s origins and meaning.
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A new meditation teacher in Bali

One of the great things about owning Soul Sanctuaries is that we get asked to help out on amazing new projects in Asia. Our co-founder Joanne McFarlane has the honour of acting as an Asian Spa Consultant for the launch of Indonesia’s first Heavenly Spa by Westin in Nusa Dua in Bali. On December 1st the new 16 treatment room luxury spa will open, featuring extensive his and his thermal facilities, spa treatments inspired by ancient wisdom and using local ingredients and a focus on holistic health. With that in mind, Joanne went searching for somebody special to act as their Wellness Ambassador and met a very special Buddhist Nun on a return route from Myanmar. Read her story here.

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Finding your own path to self healing

luxury healing holidays

Soul Healer Abi

Why self healing is not just the stuff of fairies

I knew that, by setting up a luxury wellness travel company, I would enter a period of self healing and personal transformation, but I didn’t bank on this. Thinking of what might typify our guests (cashed up, spiritually depleted and burnt out soul seekers who’ve seen more than a few sides to life so far) I never banked on being one of them myself.

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5 tips for facing life’s challenges without losing it

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It’s all well and good with practicing a little meditation, sweating it out on the yoga mat, but how do you cope when life kicks you in the proverbials?

I was brought up to stay strong and carry on, which actually hasn’t always helped when all I wanted to do was have a good cry. I’ve recently been given a more than triple whammy in my life. Seeking help outside my usual healthy vices, I decided to see a life coach, come spiritual guide and various holistic health practitioners who have been helping me to ask myself what I want and helping me to see my part in the my life situations.

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Luxury Meditation Retreats to heal the soul

Luxury Meditation Retreats

Luxury Meditation Retreats don’t get better than this. Luxury you here me say? No ashram and straw mats on the floor? Yes, you don’t have to slum it to find inner peace these days. Fivelements  in Bali is a luxury wellness sanctuary, one of our preferred Bali resorts.

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Self Healing and Spirituality in Asia

 Yoga and Self-Healing in Bali

self healing retreats

It’s all well and good to go to your yoga class, to do your 20 minute meditation and talk about spirituality..but then you must live it. And here’s the rub. Life isn’t a continual series of Shivasana (much as that sounds highly appealing to me right now!). Life is full of challenges, can be a roller coaster and god damn it if I don’t lose my cool now and again!

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Spiritual Healing in Bali

Spiritual Bali

Spiritual healing is now well known as an offering in Bali thanks to ‘Eat, Love, Pray’ but what’s it really all about and how can you tell who’s the real deal? That’s where we at Soul Sanctuaries step in. Since we love to be authentic, we join all spiritual healing experiences before suggesting them ourselves.

With that in mind we joined our good Balinese friends Wayan and Nyoman for a spiritual ‘magical mystery tour of Bali’ yesterday. Our remit was to go on a ‘jalan jalan’ (walkabout) together to begin to design some very special sacred day tours in Bali which would slip nicely into any of our Soul Retreats or wellness programs.

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