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Personal Development Retreat
Self Development Retreat: Half-Day Personal Retreats & Personal Growth Retreats/Workshops (Beyond Generic Training Courses/Classes)

For those looking to achieve a specific result or to change specific affecting their growth, we recommend our comprehensive coaching/consulting. For those looking to develop habits of inner calm and emotional regulation, we recommend our private meditation coaching.

Beyond Personal Development Courses/Training:
Private Personal Development Retreats to Help You Gain Clarity, Stop Self Sabotage, & Experience Personal Growth

Gain the Strategies, Tools, and Confidence to Accomplish your Goals & Experience Success in Private Personal Retreats (No Group Retreats/Training/Courses)

We inherit and develop a range of habits that help us avoid the people/situations that produce our difficult feelings and thoughts. These intrusive thoughts and overwhelming emotions determine so much of our lives because we avoid them (and our tendency to continue to avoid them means that they will continue to prevent us from being free).  Our fulfillment is often precisely in these tangled emotions connected to the very things we avoid. 

Private, half-day personal development retreats with Balrāj function like a kind of mirror: it shows elements of (the habitual, unconscious) you to (the conscious) you. By making your implicit, unconscious habits more explicit, you see how these habits have been determining your life. The resulting clarity creates the conditions for you to experience freedom from the powerful grip of your compulsions, anxieties, and rumination (and any related destructive and self-sabotaging behaviours). Personal development requires being able to confront your anxieties, not continue to run from them.

In your 4-hour personal growth retreat, you will identify and address the most significant ways in which your habits are sabotaging your own efforts to find a sense of freedom from limitations so you can connect with your “true” self (i.e., the ‘version’ of your self less ensnared by your habitual anxieties/compulsions) and act on your deepest personal values. This allows you to find freedom from your destructive and self-sabotaging habits so you can experience deeper connection with yourself, with others, and with life itself. This is a core component of personal development and self improvement.


This is unlike corporate training/retreats that you’re likely to receive in group-based personal development training, seminars, or training courses. The objectives of a generic personal development course or training course (offered by employers) tend to be based on the employer’s needs, not yours. Development courses are often not designed with personal goals in mind (such as improved health, relationships, finances, and/or the pursuit of some meaningful project).

Our retreats are also not like vacation-type retreats that produce good feelings and false confidence or false sense of control over one’s circumstances (with no meaningful changes to your life once you’ve returned home). These are not spiritual retreats or therapy retreats or wellness programs. This is not a meditation retreat or a healing retreat. And this is not a personal growth weekend; we will work with you while you are in whatever location you feel safe and undestracted. The purpose of our half-day retreat is to produce results. A simple intellectual understanding of your deeper and unconscious habits is rarely enough to affect your lived experience. (In fact, you may have experienced this in previous books/courses/retreats on personal development: insights with little/no action or results.) 


Finally, this retreat is also not a pre-established, generic personal development video course that isn’t responsive to your individual needs (and which produce little meaningful change). Our retreat is a personalized personal development retreat, so it is unique to you and helps you establish a more meaningful connection to your past and to your current situation, and helps you feel deeply seen, heard, and understood. Our retreats are personalized and dedicated to personal growth success (which may or may not be equivalent to professional development), and will leave you with defined personal goals, personal tools, and personal strategies (that are unique to your own deeper inspirations) and the confidence to use your tools and strategies to accomplish your goals so you can experience self-development that feels meaningfulIn our retreats, you will gain the clarity that will allow for greater self awareness, self acceptance, self compassion, and self connection. Our retreats are meant to help you acquire the tools and confidence for your success and build your life.


In your retreat, we will begin by exploring whatever you feel is the cause of your restricted growth. While one/more of the following topics may very much appear to be the ‘cause’ of your difficulties, you may be surprised to know that that there are likely more efficient means to find relief (and these means may have little/nothing to do with the apparent ‘cause’ itself).


  • career, vocation, business

  • physical health, wellness

  • relationships, love, marriage

  • inner life, emotional health

  • identity, values, spirituality

  • productivity, achievement

  • home, family life

  • social health, friendship


Our retreats are conducted from a yogic perspective on personal development. Traditionally, yoga wasn’t concerned with solving the ego’s problems. Instead, it was concerned with freeing awareness from the limitations imposed by the ego’s desire for permanent security. Freed from these limitations, one has no choice but to engage more fully in/with life. Deepening your connection with yourself allows you to connect with (and pursue) the things that make your life most meaningful and full (without the fear, doubt, insecurity, and self-sabotage), which may mean that what has become an insurmountable problem need never be addressed. 

In our retreats, you will also receive suggestions that are unique to you and meant to be integrated and utilized in a direct and concrete way. No rituals, no amulets, no magic; awareness and courage are enough.

Yoga prescribed practices precisely because theory wasn’t enough. Without practice—without implementation—change is near impossible. We can delay meaningful action and wait for change to occur spontaneously, or we can begin the process re-habituation using courage and awareness. Of course, while we always remain open to miracles, we don’t rely on them. If all we do is wait for a miracle, we run the risk of spending years feeling like we’re not any happier or have simply been wasting time.

Please note that the Self-Sabotage Deep Dive Retreat contains a Psychological Astrology Reading. For this particular retreat, your birth time is required. (During your Clarity Call with Balrāj, you will receive a recommendation about which retreat is most suitable for your needs.)

Our retreats are not online personal development courses. 100% of our personal development retreats are live, private, and personalized. Our retreats do not contain group/video components. In fact, we do not offer courses of any kind in personal development (or any kind of professional training course).

Clarity Deep Dive

self discovery
self improvement retreats

3½-4 hours

Discover Emotional/Mental Clarity

Find Clarity of Purpose

30-Minute Follow-Up Session

Find clarity amidst the (inner & outer) moving parts in your life.

Listen to yourself; connect with your deeper inspirations.

Receive a reality check & face your struggles with dignity.

Stop asking the wrong questions; experience choice & empowerment.

one session (3½-4 hours)
+ follow-up


Self-Sabotage Deep Dive

self development
self improvement retreats

3½-4 hours

Psychological Vedic Astrology Reading

Conversational Hypnosis Session

30-Minute Follow-Up Session

Make sense of the moving parts in your life.

Feel deeply seen; allow yourself to forgive/accept yourself.

Receive a reality check & face your struggles with dignity.

Stop asking the wrong questions; approach life more constructively.

one session (3½-4 hours)
+ follow-up


conditions & policies

effective January 2023

  1. Personal development workshops/retreats are conducted in English. 

  2. Any/all information provided to you in your retreat is intended as guidance. Each client retains the right to use this information/guidance at their own discretion, and remains fully responsible for their decisions/actions. Balrāj is a yogin, personal development and stress coach, meditation teacher, professional Vedic astrologer, and certified hypnotist. He does not provide therapy or counselling and is not a therapist, counsellor, and/or mental health professional. The purpose of a personal retreat is self improvement and a more developed sense of self awareness.

  3. All data provided to Balrāj and/or related to retreats or any services is strictly confidential, and will not be shared with or sold to any third party, unless required by law.

  4. Though fees are not charged to cancel/re-schedule your retreats, we kindly request that retreats be re-scheduled one-to-two days in advance.

  5. Retreats are non-refundable and non-transferrable.

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