Blue Sky Escapes Retreats:
An Emergence of Self – Finding Stillness
A 3D2N Retreat:
An Emergence of Self — Finding Stillness
16 – 18 May 2021 /
23 – 25 May 2021 (new)
Lodging and Retreat Space
The retreat will take place at a restored 100-year old black and white house located within Labrador’s lush nature reserve – Villa Samadhi. At every corner of this quiet enclave, you’ll find safe and nurturing spaces conducive for you to take the journey within. At the end of each day, recuperate within the comforts of your room located in this hidden sanctuary.
Guest chefs on site will serve up a curation of nourishing recipes, using fresh, quality ingredients laden with nature’s goodness and sourced sustainably where possible, in tandem with the seasons.
16 – 18 May: Our retreat opens from 3PM on Sunday, 16 May 2021, and ends at 5.30PM on Tuesday, 18 May 2021.
23 – 23 May: Our retreat opens from 3PM on Sunday, 23 May 2021, and ends at 5.30PM on Tuesday, 25 May 2021.
About the Sessions
Amber Sawyer, PhD
Amber brings her unique perspective on empowerment and self-discovery through more than 20 years of study and experience in scientific and ancient wisdoms. She creates heart-centered embodiment practices, active meditations and holistic approaches that are designed to guide individuals to live with vibrancy, authenticity and totality.
Daniel *Sonic* Rojas
Daniel *Sonic* Rojas created the Embodied Dance Movement (EDM) methodology that experiences movement in a holistic way. With the aim of connecting to feeling, deepening body awareness and developing an intelligent self-practice of conscious movement as a foundation, movers will leave with a deeper understanding and alignment of their human form.
Barbara Goursat is a leading wellness practitioner with accreditations in sound meditation, Kundalini Yoga & Meditation, Reiki and Chi Nei Tsang. Having personally experienced the profound impact of mindfulness practice in dealing with chronic stress and anxiety, she is deeply passionate about sharing her knowledge and making these tools widely accessible for those in need of them.
Wellness Essentials Kit
Our Wellness Essentials Kit is comprised of items from thoughtful, homegrown and wellness-centric brands such as The Paper Bunny, The General Company, and Aud’s & Ann’s. These handpicked items encourage self-care, inspire reflection, and support Blue Sky Escapes’ commitment to sustainability.
Standard Access: S$2,940 per person;
Early Access (closes on 11 April 2021): S$2,560 per person, which includes:
- a two–night stay at Villa Samadhi in a private king bed category room for 1 pax;
- all wellness activities and sessions conducted by expert practitioners as specified;
- all meals, beverages and refreshments as plated by professional chefs; and
- Wellness Essentials Kit.
Come As A Pair
Standard Access (Come As A Pair): S$2,590 per person;
Early Access (Come As A Pair closes on 11 April 2021): S$2,280 per person, which includes all of the above, with the two-night stay at Villa Samadhi being in a shared king bed category room for 2 pax. If needed, an extra bed can be included at an additional charge.
“What I hadn’t expected was to be wrapped up by all that greenery, serenity seeping into my awareness and gently sloughing away stress… Every day, we meditated on joy, gratitude and peace.”
Retreat Participant, for CNA Luxury
“This experience was bliss. The execution was flawless and it seemed everything flowed easily. Although this retreat was a first for me, everything was made easy and felt natural. The day of silence looked like a lot at first, but it actually felt too short. Thank you for giving us this opportunity to step back and reflect, emerge and grow.”
“So beautifully thought through from the beginning to the end, detail oriented, someone to help every step of the way, like family. To be able to extract ourselves to experience this in the heart of Singapore was phenomenal. Thank you.”
“This retreat has been an enlightening journey. It has given me the time and space to feel the magic again and taught me the power of channeling my energy which I would like to continue to practise. I really enjoyed the silence and the peace.”
Frequently Asked Questions
No, you do not need to have any prior experience. Our expert practitioners will introduce helpful tips to help you get started, as well as to deepen current practices for the more experienced.
You will be given your own mat (as supplied by Lululemon), pillow and blanket for use during the retreat, so all you will need to bring with you are basic essentials and more importantly, comfortable clothing which will allow you to move freely.
No, all the methods we share are free of dogma and are open to people of all belief systems. The methods themselves are rooted in science and we will use inclusive vocabulary open to all people.
You can expect each day to follow this general retreat framework:
Sunday, 16 May 2021: Letting Go of the Periphery
Afternoon Meditation Session
Evening Meditation Session
Monday, 17 May 2021: Day of Silence; Moving to the Centre
Morning Movement Session
Mid-morning Embodiment Session
Tea & Refreshments
Sound Bath Session
Tuesday, 18 May 2021: Emerging with Clarity
Morning Meditation Session
Mid-morning Meditation Session with a Guided Discussion
Afternoon Movement Session
End of Retreat
As each step on the retreat schedule has been thoughtfully designed to take you on a journey of unfolding and emergence, we would highly recommend that you begin and end the journey as planned so as to experience it as it was intended and get the most out of your retreat experience.
The retreat is being hosted in a secluded location away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, which will serve as the perfect container for you to experience inner healing and transformation.
This retreat is for:
- Anyone interested in transformative wellness practices
- Anyone looking to devote time for self-care
- Anyone looking to release stress
- Anyone looking to improve their sense of self
No, all sessions are optional to attend, however we recommend that you attend all sessions as scheduled to gain the most out of the retreat experience.
Absolutely, some people are looking for some time out from their lives and they embark on the wellness journey solo, and you’ll most certainly be amongst people having a similar experience. Some of us might just want “alone-time”, or some of us might want to seek new friendships.
Retreats are an incredible place to make great life-long friends. There’s something about going through the retreat experience that can really create strong bonds.
No, silence is not mandatory for yourself, but out of respect for the group we ask that you maintain silence in a group setting. We will introduce ‘Mouna’, the practice of maintaining silence at the beginning of the retreat and creating a space for the Day of Silence. It is up to you regarding how deeply you go into the practice and for how long you maintain silence. If you need to chat with other participants who also are not maintaining silence, then we ask that you do it away from the retreat grounds or the group activity spaces.
We ask that you leave your mobile phones and digital devices in your hotel rooms and come tech-free to the retreat. We will also have a ‘drop-off’ box for anyone who would like to deposit their mobile devices at the start of the retreat and collect at the end, in order to be truly free of these devices for the duration. It is up to you what you would like to do, but we are requiring a tech-free zone during the retreat itself, on the retreat grounds. If you need to have access to your phone for any reason, please let us know and we can arrange a private way for you to do so.
The health and safety of all participants, practitioners and our team remain our top priority. Wearing of face masks is mandatory during the retreat, except when eating, drinking and during strenuous activities. We will be abiding by the latest Safe Management Measures as outlined by the Singapore government.
Safe–distancing will be adhered to at all times, with appointed safe-distancing ambassadors on-site for temperature checks. We also encourage everyone to be equipped with the TraceTogether app or token and deploy SafeEntry for contact tracing.
Our team will also ensure that rigorous cleaning and disinfecting regimes are implemented, particularly for high touch surfaces.
We will be abiding by the latest Safe Management Measures as outlined by the Singapore government. We are permitted to conduct the sessions and workshops for no more than 50 guests in a single room, provided that the relevant safe distancing measures are put in place on site. Guests will remain in groups of five during the sessions and workshops.
You will get the chance to pick from a selection of nourishing meals before the retreat and share with us any food allergies, dietary plans and dietary restrictions that you may have. We will do our best to adapt to every guest.
No, we encourage you not to. We will not be able to issue a refund after the cancellation deadline but a transfer of space to another may be possible. We will be able to review the situation on a case-by-case basis.
If you’d like to learn more or are unable to join our next edition, sign up here to our waitlist and our wellness specialist will be in touch with you. You will also be notified in the event that spots open up, and be one of the first to be informed of our upcoming retreats, events and new wellness experiences.