Divine Your Story™ is a dynamic method of movement and self-inquiry integrating yoga, writing and theatrical techniques developed by Eli Walker to empower you to be the author of your own life story.
Divine Your Story™ integrates the art of storytelling and yoga to empower individuals to create a joyful life. Utilizing monologuing and mindfulness techniques, DYS strives to inspire its students to think more expansively about their personal narratives by providing them with the tools to intellectually deconstruct their stories that lead to suffering. Then, from a place of pure potential, capacitates them to re-write their life story in the direction of joy, equipped with a sense of powerful, conscious authorship.
Bali Yoga Retreat
Each year, Eli leads her Divine Your Story yoga retreat at the breathtakingly beautiful Jeda Villa in Pumeteran, Bali. This retreat center is the ideal mix of luxury and seclusion in the northwest portion of the island, far away from tourism and urban chaos. It has the best of both beach access and jungle views.
DYS Retreats are designed to help you gain perspective and clarity through yoga and meditation so that you can become the happiest, healthiest version of you that you can be.
Check out more about Jeda Villa at www.jedavilla.com.
*The next DYS Bali Yoga Retreat will take place January 9th-16th, 2020. Registration open Summer 2019.
A journalist from LIVESTRONG.COM attended the 2018 DYS Bali Yoga Retreat. Here’s what she had to say:
"…Eli held my leg as I stepped out of the headstand. “I found a niche in teaching yoga to non-yogis,” she said, brushing her hair out of her face. Now that’s what makes Eli unique, her drive to flip yoga on its head (and not just me on mine).
According to Eli, “Divine Your Story” is supposed to help people ask difficult questions of themselves. For example, “How much control do I have over my life, and how much [is] the universe driving the ship?” “It’s about empowering people to take charge of their life by teaching them how to write their own stories so that they don’t feel trapped in a narrative that they didn’t even realize they wrote,” she explained.
I was all too familiar with that feeling of allowing my thoughts to control my life. I was intrigued that there might be a different way to be in the world…"
Photos from Bali Yoga Retreat 2018
Photos by Chloe Millar
What people are saying…
"As if going to Bali for a retreat isn't amazing enough, Eli took it to the next level. Her passion, skill and love for the practice of yoga is evident. Within a few short days of being there, I found myself raising to her vibration and settling in to what felt like a new mindset. Two weeks after, I still carry her words and my new mindset with me where ever I go. The whole experience was life-changing. Thank you."
Los Angeles, CA
"The Divine Your Story yoga retreat in Bali was exactly what I needed. With the chaos of everyday life, and the negativity that occasionally accompanies the mayhem, my week spent practicing yoga and divining my story not only gave me a new perspective on the messages that I give to my mind and body on a regular basis, but also allowed me to rediscover a positive perspective on my physical and mental health. I'm so thrilled that I treated myself to this experience that I now see, in retrospect, as a total necessity in my life."
After joining us on this journey, you will...
Feel relaxed, renewed, and empowered to be the author of your own life story.
Feel healthy, cleansed and clear to start 2018 with a positive mindset.
Break-free of any feelings of paralysis that may be restricting your growth.
Construct a new and more conscious character to play in your life and in the world.
More ways to practice yoga, breathing and meditation to enhance your personal practice.
A powerful method of reorganizing your limiting perspective into a more positive point of view.
A deeper connection to your body through yoga and guided meditation.
How to identify "stories" that you tell yourself about yourself that don't serve you, and how to deconstruct them so that you can live more authentically.
Find out about how you can register for the next DYS yoga retreat in Bali by emailing email@example.com.
Understanding that our physiology informs our psychology, Divine Your Story workshops use dynamic movement, Katonah-inspired yoga, and physical theatrical devices to provide you with insight into your "character"--the character you play in your life, and the stories you’ve been unconsciously telling yourself about yourself. From there, through self-reflection and the use of writing prompts, we work together to redesign your "character" with a sense of purpose, and rewrite your life story in the direction of joy from a place of conscious authorship, empowering you to the be hero of your own journey. Each workshop ends with a deep meditation to guide you through the process of manifesting your best life using imagination, taping into desire, and aligning with the laws of universal nature.
Divine Your Story for Kids
Divine Your Story collaborates with Artistic Dreams International to work with public elementary schools in Harlem, NYC, teaching community-based theater inspired classes that integrate performance techniques with yoga and mindfulness for children living in temporary housing. These classes aim to help students develop healthy responses to stress related to prevalent social and economic issues in their communities.
Ready to Divine Your Story?
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to find out how to collaborate.