In 2013 Be Your
Own Yoga led three yoga retreats: Two Divine Bali Bliss retreats in Ubud, Bali, and - by invitation - One World Retreat's
Escape the World Yoga Retreat.
In 2012 Be Your Own Yoga offered two yoga
retreats: The Be Your Own Yoga Retreat at Villa Benvenuti in Italy, and the Joyful Yoga Retreat III in Ubud, Bali.
In 2011 Be Your Own Yoga led three yoga
retreats: the Opening to Receive Spring Yoga Retreat and the Reconnect to Self Summer Yoga Retreat at Villa Benvenuti in Italy,
and the Joyful Yoga Retreat II in Ubud, Bali.
In 2010, Be Your Own Yoga and Delight Yoga organized the Joyful Yoga Retreat in
association with One World Retreats also in Ubud,
"Marije is a fantastic teacher (informative, caring &
assertive only when needed). I felt totally at tease, comfortable, well cared for & safe for troughout my stay. I would
definitely recommend this retreat to everyone - yogis & non yogis. Very special thanks to the most wonderful & beautiful
teacher, Marije!" - Kaho (Hong Kong)
our teacher, is a true inspiration. I loved her practice and the basic skills she reiterated which are so often overlooked."
- Jacqueline (Australia)
It has been a truly unique and special experience. Marije’s gentle and caring nature, coupled with her yoga skills,
created such strong energy that made the Joyful Yoga Retreat III second to none. The staffs were fantastic, always smiling
and friendly. I enjoyed every minute of my time during the retreat and in Ubud". - Sofie (Australia).
"The retreat was a great experience in the first
place because Marije is an excellent and very warm teacher. Yoga has never felt so comfortable to me before. The resort is
just beautiful, the set-up in the rice fields is amazing, and the staffs could not be more friendly and attentive. A wonderful
spa treatment and the group activities, such as snorkeling, were the cherry on the cake. The food was great too, and there
were plenty of time to relax and enjoy the surroundings. Big thanks to Marije and the team. I feel relaxed and energized and
will certainly keep practicing yoga". - Eveline (The Netherlands)
"A great experience.
The resort was very beautiful, capturing the tranquility of Ubud. Marije was a confident and caring teacher and I enjoyed
the way she instructured the classes to introduce and re-enforce a range of approaches. The retreat also made sure we had
a great “Balinese” experience with all the extra activities. Finally, the staffs were wonderful, and always smiling."
- Sarah (Thailand)
"I just wanted to say a very BIG belated thank you for facilitating the
most magical week I have had in way to many years to remember. I really enjoyed the yoga retreat and felt like it awakened
a part of me that had been laying doormat for WAY TO LONG!! I came away from the week feeling both mentally, physically and
emotionally energised." - Laura (Australia)
"You are a great and inspiring teacher. I highly appreciated
the fact that you took extra care of me (being pregnant). I really enjoyed the retreat, the people, the location and the food.
I had a great and relaxing
time." - U.S. (Germany)
all the retreat of this nature begin with trepidation - stepping into the unknown. Who will I meet??? Will everyone get along???
Will the yoga/meditation/activities be challenging enough - or will I be unable to keep up??? will this be spiritual enough
or too much??? Many question & fears. But the moment we ate together on our first right & shared a little of ourselves,
i knew i was going to have a positive, rewarding & perhaps challenging week ahead. One look into Kristin & Marije's
eyes and i could see their intention was pure & honest and that there would be no ego involved. It is clear these beautiful
ladies have worked on & understood yoga & practice. Not only asana, but the other limbs of Raja Yoga. They have led
us all gently on a journey of self discovery and I don't think any of us will be the same again!! The ceremony, little rituals
& volcano visit with bike ride were all amazing. As for Kumara & the beautiful staff & amazing surroundings were
synergists for the aspect of the retreat run by Marije & Kristin. Wayan's support, explanation & patience was never-ending,
Ketut's willingness to help & share of his knowledge was endearing and Kadek's firm but loving hands were a welcoming
gift in the Spa." - Kate (Australia)
"Kumara is a magical place and the opportunity
to emerge yourself into this amazing environment while undergoing the life changing process of yoga, meditation, cleansing
& prayer is a true gift to the mind , body & soul. Thank you so much for another wonderful week in Bali. I'd also
like to recognize Marije's commitment and care to ensure that every aspect of the retreat was wonderful for every individual.
Thank you..." - Sarah (Australia)
"It was a
wonderful first time experience of yoga retreat. Not knowing what to expect, i was delighted by the whole experience - the
classes, the teachings on the practice, the other planned activities , the teachers, the location/environment, the treatments,
the staff, and last but not least, the other attendees. There was a wonderful energy among us and i got a lot of it!!! A lot
I am taking back home with me!!!!" - Patricia (UK)
"The warmth of our farewell ritual reflects the beauty
of our experience during this week. The going - inward of our yoga practice was balanced beautifully by the outings we took
together. Heartfelt thanks to everyone at Oneworld retreats and our beautiful yoga teachers Marije and Kristin and Wayan.
I shall never forget all the smiles I saw this week. All the hello's from the children who saw these weird tourists with helmets
on riding through their villages and who took no offence. It helps me to let go of all the judgments I have been carrying.
They went up in smiles at the letting go ceremony. Thank you...thank you... Namaste..." - Yvonne (The Netherlands)