Blue Sky Escapes Retreats:
An Emergence of Self – Finding Stillness
A 3D2N Retreat:
An Emergence of Self – Finding Stillness
24 – 26 June 2022 (full)
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.
24 – 26 June: Our retreat opens from 3PM on Friday, 24 June 2022, and ends at 5PM on Sunday, 26 June 2022.
More details will be released periodically.
Danielle Van de Velde
Dani is a sought-after healer, speaker, published writer, and spiritual coach with over 25 years of experience, with a focus on enabling others to connect with the design and function of the mind, body, and energy system. Drawing techniques and wisdom of numerous world traditions, she engages in transformative inner practices for purpose-driven journeys, maximum performance, self-healing, and intuitive living.
A soul creativist, Wil’s practices follow a sequential flow of awareness-understanding-acceptance-change. This sequence of personal adaptation forms the basis for the natural and supportive journeys for personal strengthening on a mental, emotional, physical and spiritual level. Wil also specialises on developing healing and transformative formats of various sound and energy based modalities like sound journeys, drumming circles, Reiki and Shamanic practice.
Having gotten her first 200-hour teacher training in 2015 in Bali, Stephanie started her journey with holistic training and elemental theory, following which she’s had multiple trainings over the years with renowned teachers, including Amber Sawyer (PhD). Stephanie brings with her a repertoire of nurturing practices that are heart-opening and expansive, with methods tailored to meet and guide individuals at wherever they are in their journey.
Wellness Essentials Kit
Our Wellness Essentials Kit is comprised of items from thoughtful, homegrown and wellness-centric brands. These handpicked items encourage self-care, inspire reflection, and support Blue Sky Escapes’ commitment to sustainability.
We would like to thank our generous partners and sponsors for bringing some of their magic to our retreats. If you would like to partner with us, we would love to have a chat to explore.
Tribe Exclusive (closed): S$2,680 per person
Early Access (limited availability): S$2,780 per person
Standard Access (closes 13 June 2022): S$3,070 per person
- 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
Tribe Exclusive (closed): S$2,390 per person
Early Access (limited availability): S$2,490 per person
Standard Access (closes 13 June 2022): S$2,740 per person
Inclusive of 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.”
“What a powerful and life-changing experience! What comes through strongly is the attention that went into the design and preparation of the retreat. Nobody will leave the retreat the same person they arrived. Instead you will leave transformed, feeling empowered, more self-aware and equipped with new tools to lead a purposeful life.”
“I thoroughly enjoyed my experience with BSE. It was an extremely beautiful way to set aside time to go and do this. To clear my mind with healthy activities, meditation, movement, food, and rest to strengthen the mind. It was a beautiful experience and sure that I would love to do it again and again in time to come”
“One of the most powerful, extraordinary inward journeys I have ever embarked on. It was extremely well organized with utmost attention to detail, a beautiful selection of meditations carefully curated with some amazing practitioners. Everything from the food to the ambience was carefully selected and even after the retreat the team took such great care of us by checking in.”
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.
A more detailed and finalised retreat schedule will be made available to you closer to the retreat date after securing your spot. You can expect each day to follow this general framework:
Day 1: Letting Go to Invite In
Afternoon Meditation Session
Evening Meditation Session
Day 2: Re-Creating Within (Day of Silence)
Morning Movement Session
Mid-morning Meditation Session
Rest (Free Time)
Tea & Refreshments
Afternoon Meditation Session
Sound Bath Session
Day 3: Emerging into the New
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 in outdoor settings, eating, drinking and during strenuous activities. We will be abiding by the latest Safe Management Measures as outlined by the Singapore government.
We encourage everyone to remain equipped with the TraceTogether app or token for any relevant checks as required by the prevailing government recommendations. 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 at the time of the retreat, including but not limited to the keeping of group sizes, safe distancing, mask-wearing, and checks on vaccination status.
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.
Sign Up to Our Waitlist
If you are unable to join our next edition or would like to learn more, 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.