Tending to the Gift

A Yoga Retreat in Bali

with Jessica Young Chang and Adam Grossi

March 15-22, 2020


What does the practice of yoga gift us, and what does it allow us to give to others?

How do we care for the relationship between our practice and our lives, our practice and our community?

If you’re a seasoned yogi looking to revive the roots of your practice,
or a new yogi seeking to go deeper into the practice;
if you’re interested in exploring the teachings of yoga in your day-to-day, off-the-mat world;
if you want to explore the intersection of being your whole self in your yoga practice;
if you want to reflect on how your yoga serves your life, and how your life serves your yoga;
if you want to practice in community and with two heart-centered, dedicated teachers in paradise:
then this retreat is for YOU! 

Join Adam and Jessica in Bali for a week of dynamic and subtle practices, some great conversation and reflection on yoga teachings, and deep, powerful rest. We’ll be staying at the nurturing retreat center, Blue Karma in Ubud, where we’ll enjoy luxurious accommodations, nourishing food, access to Flying Bamboo spa, an open-air yoga shala where each day’s instruction will take place, and an opportunity for communion with nature at every turn. Possible excursions include an early morning hike to watch the sunrise and then breakfast on Mount Batur and an evening of dance and music at a local temple.

Don’t miss this opportunity to heal, discover, and even transform yourself in community with two generous, devoted teachers. This is an intimate retreat, curated just for you, and with a set number of spaces, so don’t delay. Book early for the Early Bird deal!

For more information about Blue Karma, please visit their website here


standard rates:

$1695 per person (double occupancy room)
$2395 per person (single occupancy room) 

early bird rates:

$1495 per person (double) / $2195 per person (single)
Early bird is non-refundable and due in full by January 1. 

11 rooms only

$500 refundable deposit reserves your space.
Contact Julie at julscha18@gmail.com for questions and to place a deposit.

Payment Policies 

  • Full refund on deposit if cancelled by October 1

  • Second installment of amount owed is due December 1

  • Full amount is due January 1 in order to qualify for the early bird option

  • Full amount owed is due by February 1

  • Sorry, but no refund can be handled if cancelled after February 1


  • Room

  • Buffet breakfast, vegetarian lunch and dinner every day

  • Transportation from the airport to the hotel, and back

  • All yoga classes taught by Jess and Adam

  • Volcano Hike and waterfall excursion

  • Dance/music performance at a local temple

Included but optional

  • Cake served by the hotel every day from 3 PM - 5 PM

  • Daily refreshing morning walk (7.15 am) and trek to Ubud (9.45 am) through rice paddies and jungle 

  • “Boreh” class (Balinese ancestral warming balm herbal preparation) offered by the hotel every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 1 PM

  • “Jamu” class (prepare and taste our traditional curcuma healing drink) offered by the hotel every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday at 1 PM 

  • Shared shuttle service to Ubud Center every two hours from 10 AM until 10 PM

  • Complimentary Yukata and slippers in the room

  • Complimentary daily 2 bottles of water

What is NOT included:

  • Flights

  • Treatments at the Flying Bamboo Spa

  • Other/alcoholic drinks at the hotel

Join us. Contact Julie at julscha18@gmail.com for questions and to place a deposit. $500 refundable deposit reserves your space.


The schedule is subject to change. All class offerings are both included in the cost and optional to attend.

Sunday, March 15th – Arrival Day

  • Arrivals

  • Opening Ceremony

  • Dinner

Monday, March 16th

  • 7:30-9:30 am - Yoga Practice: Ground and Unwind

  • 9:45 am - Breakfast

  • 11:00am - Conversation: The Roots of Yoga Philosophy

  • 1:00 pm - Lunch

  • 4:15 pm - Yoga Practice: Yoga Nidra (Conscious Relaxation)

  • 6:30 pm - Dinner  

Tuesday, March 17th 

  • 2:30am (not a typo!) - Depart for Volcano Hike

  • 9:45am - Breakfast at retreat center for those not hiking

  • 1:00pm - Lunch 

  • 4:15pm - Yoga Practice: Restorative Yoga and Yoga Nidra

  • 6:30 pm - Dinner  

Wednesday, March 18th

  • 7:30-9:30 am - Morning Yoga Class: Expansion and Discovery

  • 9:45 am - Breakfast

  • 11:00 am: Conversation- Intersections of Practice and Experience

  • 1:00 pm - Lunch

  • 4:15 pm- Yoga Practice- Pranayama and/or Yoga Nidra

  • 6:30 pm - Dinner  

Thursday, March 19th

  • 7:30-9:30 am - Morning Yoga Class: Gratitude

  • 9:45 am - Breakfast

  • 1:00 pm - Lunch

  • 3:00pm - Conversation: The Dance of Insight

  • 5 pm Depart for Ubud, Temple exploration and Dinner in town

  • 7:30pm-9pm - Music/Dance experience in town

Friday, March 20th

  • 7:30-9:30 am - Morning Yoga Class: Incarnation and Dissolution

  • 9:45 am - Breakfast

  • 11 am - Conversation: What does it mean to get bigger?

  • 1:00 pm - Lunch

  • 4:15 - Afternoon Practice: Pranayama/Yoga Nidra

  • 6:30 pm - Dinner  

Saturday, March 21st – Closing Day

  • 7:30-9:30 am - Morning Yoga Class

  • 9:45 am - Breakfast

  • 11 am- Conversation: Integration and Returning

  • 1:00 pm - Lunch

  • 4:14 pm - Afternoon Practice: Yoga Nidra/Pranayama

  • 6:30 pm - Dinner  

  • 8 pm Closing Ritual

Sunday, March 22nd – Departure Day

  • 7:30-9:30 am - Morning Yoga Class

  • 9:45 am - Breakfast

  • Departures

Join us. Contact Julie at julscha18@gmail.com for questions and to place a deposit. $500 refundable deposit reserves your space.