DYS is a dynamic method of integrating movement, self-inquiry and yoga to empower individuals to be the author of their own life story.
Eli created Divine Your Story as a teaching method that 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.
Eli has taught DYS workshops in yoga studios across New York City and Columbia University. She leads an annual DYS retreat in Bali, and she also teaches classes for children in Harlem public schools through Artistic Dreams International.
Bali Yoga Retreat 2019
Each year, Eli Walker 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. Our goal is to empower you to rewrite your life stories in the direction of joy!
Check out more about Jeda Villa at www.jedavilla.com.
"Early Bird" (sign up before August!)
- $1600 for standard double room
- $2000 for private room
"Regular Bird" Pricing:
- $1750 for standard double room
- $2150 for private room
The retreat includes:
- Daily morning yoga practice + guided meditation
- Afternoon specialty DYS classes to help you "rewrite your life story," plus restorative, meditation, and inversion workshops
- Twice daily all-you-can eat vegan gourmet meals, prepared by a local chef
- Fresh coconut water in your personal villa
- Swimming pools
- Beach access
- Mountain views
- Optional on-site massages (extra)
- Optional excursions (hiking, scuba diving, snorkeling, waterfalls, etc.)
- An abundance of time for you to relax, luxuriate and unwind!
The Divine Your Story Bali Yoga Retreat 2018
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."
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.
DYS collaborates again this school year 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.