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REVIEWS

Neda Boin
'Host Your Own Retreat' Leader

November 2022

"Working with Maree was unlike any collaborations I have ever experienced. Maree had everything covered. Before I even realised something needed to be arranged, Maree already took care of all of it.

 

She allowed me to fully focus on what I do best, teach and not worry about anything else. It was a wonderful feeling to feel so supported and cared for and that I truly only needed to focus on giving the retreat and not on any of the logistics and other stuff that truly I don't want to worry about while giving a retreat. 

 

 

Maree has raised the bar where I can't even see it anymore. I couldn't recommend her enough."

Ineke de Vos
Bali  Retreat Participant

November 2022

This year I was introduced to SoulBliss Journeys by Maree Mackenzie for the very first time.  I joined Neda Boin's voice-liberation retreat.  

 

SoulBliss Journeys, in the person of Maree, has done everything possible to facilitate and support this retreat.  All questions or requirements related to the retreat, as well as personal questions from the participants, were handled in an extremely friendly and adequate manner. Taxi drivers were available at any time to take us to any location.  This loving care meant that there was no noise at all so that all participants could fully concentrate on what they had come for: deepening and healing on their spiritual path.  

 

I am very grateful to Maree and her husband for making this possible for us.  I therefore wholeheartedly recommend SoulBliss Journeys!!On a scale of 1 to 10 it's a 10 for me!!  Love, Ineke 🙏🏻💞🙏🏻

Lara Pollock
Bali Retreat Participant
November 2022

"The Bali experience coordinated by Maree was truly amazing!  She made sure everything was handled with promptly & thoroughly, helping us every step of the way. 

 

I highly recommend Maree's Soul Bliss Journey's, I trust Maree implicitly!  The events she arranges are profound and life-changing.  This has truly been the most transformative and healing trip of my lifetime!"

Melody Murray 
Bali Retreat Participant
August 2022

I attended a 1 week retreat organized by Maree with Soul Bliss Journeys.  Words will fail to describe the thought and care that went into assuring our comfort, transformation and enlightenment. 

 

You can tell Maree LOVES her work.  She's intuitive and felt what we as a group needed.  Our excursions were a great mix of fun and healing. 

 

Each person chosen to interact with our group was divine.  They all welcomed and educated us. 

 

When I registered for the retreat I had no idea how special the experience would be.  I'm forever grateful!

Erin  Peterson
'Host Your own Retreat' Leader
August 2022

This is a note in celebration and acknowledgment of the experience I just had on a Soul Bliss Journeys (SBJ) retreat in Bali. Maree and the SBJ staff were incredible even before I arrived being consistently available and responsive to my pre-trip questions and requests.

 

Once I arrived in Bali there was an incredible woman, Nyoman, waiting to bring us to the most beautiful resort that Maree had hand selected for us. At the resort there was a warm welcome including a gift bag and flower petals spelling out a welcome message on my bed. I felt so welcomed and cared for the entire time.

 

During our stay in Bali we had daily activities that Maree and the SBJ staff carefully planned out. We went to the best of the best spots and Maree personally knew the local people at each spot. We got the VIP treatment and we're welcomed like family every where we went.

 

Maree was incredibly responsive, flexible, accommodating, and shared her vast local expertise at every moment during the retreat. She was there for me at a moments notice and I felt totally supported the entire time.

 

Words can hardly describe the transforming experience I had in Bali thanks to Soul Bliss Journeys. I will forever be grateful to Maree for the care put in to making this retreat the experience of a life time. I was planning my next retreat with Soul Bliss Journeys before I even left the first one.

Nicola
Bali Retreat  Participant
May 2019

Our trip to Bali was phenomenal!! It was the trip of a lifetime and my favourite holiday I've had overseas so far (don't tell my family!) It's hard to describe with words what a truly incredible time I had.

 

It was super fun and ticked all the boxes for a fabulous holiday. Beaach, pool, massages and spa treatments, cultural and spiritual experiences, incredible food, wonderful time with friends and new connections plus fantastic shopping!

 

Also it was super cheap, for example dinner around $20 for incredible 2-3 course dinner with multiple freshly squeezed juice, smoothie etc. Sometimes dinner was even cheaper than that!Shopping and spa treatments also super cheap.

 

Maree was an absolutely fantastic host who knew all the best places to go and gave us great advice of what to do during our stay.

Julie Mitchell
'Host Your Own Retreat' Leader
September 2022

Whoop Whoop a BIG shout out to Soul Bliss Journeys! I have been guiding Yoga retreats for 15 years throughout the world and just finished collaborating with the extremely organized, professional, cheerful , helpful, Laurie Broomberg. This was my 7th time I guided a retreat on Bali, but this was by far the best one yet. Let's now call it a Yoga Adventure. I have never guided a retreat with so many activities.

 

It was a great success to say the least and I look forward to working with them next year!

 

It's easy to check out www.soulblissjourneys.com select your venue, choose activities. Maree and Laurie make it easy and will help make your retreat a retreat of a lifetime. If you are a seasoned retreat leader or have always wanted to guide one, do not hesitate to contact Laurie Broomberg

Michelle 
Sober In Bali Retreat Participant

June 2019

What a blessing to experience beautiful Bali without a focus on drinking. I have just finsihed a week trip with Maree as our host and could not rate the whole experience highly enough.

 

Maree is a warm, passionate and caring host that goes out of her way to ensure you are having your best experience. Her local knowledge and love for Bali, along with her friendships with local entrepreneurs made the whole experience something special.

 

I found the food, cluture, shopping amazing. But my true highlight was the spiritual experience I gained during this trip. Bali truly is special and I will be back in a heartbeat. Looking forward to another trip with Soul Bliss Journeys.

Sheetal Rajan
'Host Your Own Retreat' Leader
October 2022

"Over the past decade, I have done workshops and retreats across the world and one of the most important things I look for in an event partner is 'alignment of ideals'.

 

Maree Mackenzie from Soul Bliss Journeys exceeded my expectation with her deep understanding of my work as a Transformation Coach, because she herself is a guide for many seekers from around the world.

 

Add to that, her big heart, eye for detail, expert organising skills and her inspiring relationship with her suppliers and the locals of Bali - are all reasons why I will continue to work with her for many years to come."

Caitlin Peterson
'Host Your Own Retreat' Leader
 August 2022

Maree is THE exemplary retreat coordinator. From the very moment she and I began discussing the potential of working together, I felt the sense of authenticity that immediately eased my trepidation. I had never planned an international retreat before, so I had a lot of skepticism and the whole process intimated me, yet I felt the magnetic calling to pursue this journey with her as my guide.

 

With each step, maree guided me (without coercion or her own agenda) through the process of exploring my potentiality as a leader… she saw something in my work and my mission, brought it out from within me and took care of every single logistics detail so that I can just show up and use my craft as a integrative therapist with those who attended.

 

Maree is also a master at connecting people to what they need… not only did she introduce me with the most amazing field trip venues and experiences throughout the planning process (in the midst of a global pandemic, mind you) she was poised, professional, consistent and adaptable the whole time my retreat participants and I were experiencing the actual retreat. 

 

Everyone knows Maree in Ubud. She has proven throughout the years just how magical and skilled she is at what she does. In essence, she has found a niche that aligns the purpose of her soul with her skill set and personality. 

 

Every detail was thought through and well executed. I am returning again next year with an even lager group because I am so confident in the Soul Bliss Journey Team’s ability to provide the highest level of a soulful retreat experience for us all. If you’re feeling the call to journey to Bali as a facilitator, but are overwhelmed or doubtful of whether or not it could happen, please gift yourself with the opportunity of working with Maree as your guide. You’ll be so grateful you did and you’ll be telling everyone about it as I am doing now. I have a sense that Soul Bliss Journeys will not have many spaces available because of the standards they practice, so trust your gut and start planning. One step at a time, divinely guided by the genius herself, Maree. 

 

Thank you. Bless you. I love you. 

Sam Ford
India Tour Participant
March 2020

I was fortunate enough to travel to India in March this year, 2020. The sights that were planned for us on our tour were spectacular but I have to say the highlight for me was Reddy, our tour guide. His knowledge ran deep, his temperament gentle and compassionate and his sense of humour charming. We were a group of 5 ladies travelling together and we all felt totally safe and cared for by Reddy. To have a tour operator of his caliber  guiding us through India was invaluable. 


Our trips on the bus transfers could have been long and boring but they weren’t because we were entertained by Reddy and Maree. They shared interesting information about the sights we were visiting and always made sure we were prepared for the day. Maree’s planning and organisational skills were on pointe, from comfortable hotels down to toilet stops and coffee shops. Maree also offered in-depth conversations and advice which was exactly what our group required being on a spiritual enriching tour.


We were in very competent hands with Reddy and Maree at the helm and our tour was pleasant and enjoyable. 


They are a talented and complimentary duo and their tours are well organised and executed wholeheartedly.


In Gratitude 

Jody Laird
India Tour Participant 
March 2020

I went with Maree and Reddy for 2 weeks in India and loved it. I met Maree in Bali when I went there for a sober retreat she hosted and she instantly felt like a best friend I’ve had for years. She’s truly one of the most genuine people I know, and she cares so much about her girls on her trips. Any problem or issue (2 weeks in a foreign country with a bunch of women- there will be issues 😜) is met with grace and patience and a ‘let’s figure this out’ attitude. Seriously could not wish for more from her.  Salt of the earth. 


Reddy was our local guide and he is equally awesome! So young and funny and smart. Knew TONS of history and details about anywhere we went. Some of our girls were interested in the religions in India and he has a wealth knowledge about that as well. Had connections in every city to get anything we needed. He even keeps track of which places have the best restrooms (a concern in India!) so he would advise us when we should go because there wouldn’t be a good one for a while. Haha. Those kinds of details are overlooked but important when you’re spending time so far removed from the norm. But the best part about Reddy is his sense of humor. We did a lot of touring and he always kept us laughing. You could see other groups with local tour guides and no one was having as much fun as we were. Mind you- we all hadn’t met before this trip, so there were no prior relationships to lean on. 


My experience in India was more than I was expecting. I would not hesitate to go back with Maree and Reddy.

Karen - Retreats
Retreat Leader 

 

Maree and the team at Soul Bliss Journeys are amazing, people! She definitely knows what she's talking about, and is happy to answer any questions you have, especially if you're new!

 

Just created my first retreat with her, and it was definitely a  experience! HIGHLY recommended!

Laura
Sober In Bali Retreat Participant

August 2022

I had a life changing experience with Maree. I would do it again in a heartbeat. So perfectly organised, last minute changes handled with ease and comfort. Anything I needed or wanted she got for me, booked for me, organised transport for me. Stunning luxury accommodation. I have made 7 girl friends for life from around the world. This is truely an experience not to miss!


Maree is such a beautiful person, she was always around, spent time with all of us and we all got to know her individually. She speaks Indonesian, is kind, trustworthy, open and a lot of fun!


Thank you Maree xxx

Laura Harka
Retreat Participant 
August 2022

 

I booked the trip of a lifetime through Maree at Soul Bliss Journeys.  I do not travel often and Maree eased my anxiety, provided detailed instructions and made her self available from the time of booking, during the trip, and upon our return.  She held monthly meetings with our travel group so that we knew exactly what to expect.  She went above and beyond to ensure that all of my questions were answered at any time leading up to the trip.  

 

Maree coordinated all facets of the trip which resulted in us receiving first class personal treatment and services.  During the trip she was present at all times to flawlessly manage the itinerary and extra excursions. I wholeheartedly recommend Soul Bliss Journeys and Maree for an unforgettable experience.

Karla
Sober In Bali Retreat Participant

August 2022

I was part of the August trip to Bali with Maree and it was amazing, adventurous and life changing.

 

Maree is one of those people that when you meet her you instantly feel comfortable and like you’ve known her your whole life.

 

She’s kind, trustworthy and compassionate. She has a love for Bali and it made the trip incredibly special. She had the perfect itinerary with a variety of day trips including cultural, spiritual and relaxation. And the food was amazing.

 

I will definitely do another trip with Sober Girls Travel. Love you Maree

Jana 
Sober In Bali Retreat Participant
June 2019

Huge shout out to Maree for hosting us on our Bali trip. It was am extraordinary time with fantastic women in recovery.

 

Maree didn't miss a beat with all the wonderful meals, treatments, spiritual activities, accommodation, guidance & support. She is an excellent tour guide and I loved seeing Bali from an "insider's" perspective.

 

Maree when above and beyond to ensure we were all comfortable, had all our needs met and she organised the most awesome activities. I also loved the flexibility she included so we could all go our separate ways when we felt like it.

 

I can't wait to join her on another trip back to Bali and elsewhere around the world. Travelling with fellow sober women was such a treat!

 

If anyone wants to PM me directly for more info on Maree and her company, Soul Bliss Journeys, please feel free. Words cannot express how grateful I am to Maree for such an unbelievably fantastic experience.

Sarah
Sober In Bali Retreat Participant
August 2022

Just finished the August Bali trip. Can’t speak of the experience highly enough. I’ve struggled with group travelling in the past but Maree just put me at ease instantly.

 

Her open, honest and raw approach to life and us as a group enabled a sense group cohesion and proper connection. While we were all sober it was def not the only topic discussed.

 

The Bali experience itself was the perfect mix of activities, culture, relaxation, learning and down time. Thinking about it.. do it.

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