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Unparalleled &  transformative experiences that rejuvenate
the mind, body, and soul..

What Is A 
Bliss State Retreat

Bliss State Yoga retreats offer an unparalleled and transformative experience that rejuvenates the mind, body, and soul. Each stunning location gives you the chance to have a natural connection to the earth and promotes mindfulness & grounding. Find a the  perfect backdrop for deepening your yoga practice, fostering self-discovery, and embracing holistic well-being. Participants have the chance to connect with their bodies and nature simultaneously, enhancing the sense of unity and harmony.

Beyond the physical practice, Bliss state provides a transformative journey inward, enabling participants to detach from their daily routines and reconnect with their inner selves. The slower pace of life  encourages introspection and self-reflection, while the absence of everyday distractions allows for a deeper focus on personal growth. Guided meditation sessions amidst the tranquil surroundings enable individuals to develop a stronger mind-body connection, fostering emotional stability and mental clarity. Our retreat's emphasis on mindfulness extends beyond yoga sessions, with opportunities to explore the local culture, indulge in nourishing cuisine, and engage in meaningful conversations with fellow retreat-goers. This sense of community builds connections and friendships that often endure long after the retreat concludes, adding a lasting value to the experience.

Tulum, Mexico



Women's yoga and wellness retreat for the wild, the free, the healing

There is no greater medicine than nature and a sisterhood with women that match your vibration and frequency

With Melanie + Tamara you get the best of both worlds - adventure, fun, movement  and introspective deep dives, stillness, challenge and change 

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Find Your Retreat

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Ubud, Bali



Escape to the serene beauty of Bali and discover why a retreat here is truly special. Immerse yourself in the lush landscapes, ancient traditions, and vibrant culture of this Indonesian paradise. From yoga sessions overlooking rice terraces to rejuvenating spa treatments amidst tropical gardens, Bali offers a sanctuary for mind, body, and soul. Sign up now to embark on a transformative journey that promises relaxation, renewal, and unforgettable memories.  

Reserve your spot today and experience the magic of Bali.

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About Us

Melanie Dawn


Hi, I’m Melanie, my Bliss state is when all parts of ourselves are finally united. None better than the other and all wrapped in the love that we carry for each other directed back to our own beating heart. Bliss is where we are when our personality fades and our edges soften, revealing the true nature of who we are. Bliss leaves no room for buts - I love myself, but…. That doesn’t exist here. “I love myself because” becomes our new story. 


How I found myself here: 


I kept repeating very harmful patterns, to me and to my loved ones. It was constantly a test if you said you loved me. I would put you through the ringer to prove it, ultimately ending up in a lot of toxic relationships and not being the mother I deeply wanted to be. 

I would use my rage as a tool of defense to keep my heart safe from love and to hopefully scare you. Why I wanted that, I don’t know? But, it’s what I learned as a child growing up. It’s what I did to my kids and still struggle with when I’m feeling especially vulnerable. 

These moments of vulnerability have brought me so inside this work that I have become a teacher of consciousness to free those that are suffering like I have. 


I have worked in very intimate containers where we’ve spent months getting to know each other and seen profound changes. I’ve worked with women who are ready to heal their beliefs about themselves and this has shaped my life with my lover, my children and my friends. 

I still fail. I still repeat the cycle. And now I catch myself.


I recently experienced a very painful childhood wound being opened again and this time when my body went into the sensation of unworthiness, I heard a voice that said “No, you are enough”


And that is what led me to this retreat and ultimately to meeting you. An immersive week in paradise sounds a bit like magic, right?

Tamara Royal

Hi, I’m Tamara.  

Bliss to me is an unwavering sense of pure peace.  Where there is no worry of future and the past is left behind.  Being present in this very moment.  Accepting what is, right now.  Contentment & peace are my bliss.


I think it’s beyond time that we take a front seat in our self care to ensure our cup is full before we find ourselves void of anything left to give. My ongoing work is to carve time for what it is that I want in my life.  I do plenty of spontaneous things that bring me joy.  I do struggle with making time a priority and am aware that this puts me firmly in a state of lack. I consciously choose a routine that helps bring a sense of life-work balance.  Sometimes it flows and sometimes it goes completely sideways, and that is the beauty of it.  Going with that flow.


Looking back over the past decade, I can see the growth, the detours and the blocks.  I am fascinated by the road that I’ve ended up on.  It has taken me through many healing periods, brought new people into my circle and given me a sense of connection that I’ve been craving.  


I love that everyone has a story that has brought them to their current place.  Sharing our story, finding that commonality among our people, connecting at the heart level is where it’s at for me.

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The Privilege of a lifetime is to become who you really are

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