Diving Into the Void – Day Retreat

Diving into the Creative Void


In a world so addicted to distraction and consumption, stillness and deep rest becomes increasingly elusive. Society’s conditioning has made so afraid of the void  – empty space, nothingness – that we no longer believe that it even exists. We fall into the trap of doing, loading, constant stimulation and relentless productivity; literally escaping the void. 

This is a specialised day-retreat grounded in Yoga and Mindfulness to help you create the space to retreat within yourself, unravel your creative purpose but more importantly, explore the healing potential of this void.  Learn to hit the pause button,  overcome your inner critic, fears and procrastination. Take time out for yourself to play, express and discover;  a true creative process of  inner and outer evolution and transformation.  

"A silence, an entry into a wide or even immense or infinite emptiness is part of the inner spiritual experience... this silence is the silence of the spirit which is the condition of a greater knowledge, power and bliss, and this emptiness is the emptying of the cup of our natural being...it is the passage not into non-existence but to a greater existence."

The creative void is a place of emptiness, of nothingness, where we remove the clutter and the noise of our own everyday patterns, habits, and opinions, to make way for new and imaginative ideas. In the context of this retreat, we will engage in intentionally un-doing but also doing with purpose and contemplation. Guided by our experienced facilitators, experience a variety of powerful practices to help you linger a little longer in the creative void. Learn how to  find deep rest and observe the potential that rises out of this emptiness.  Walk away feeling refreshed with a sense  purpose, meaning and fulfilment like never before. 

INVESTMENT: S$475 per person and includes:

  • Guided practices with Julie Moksim, Kathy Gabriel and Stephanie Bovis

  • Thai high tea at Tamarind Hill Restaurant

  • This is a NON-RESIDENTIAL RETREAT. If you would like to stay overnight, you will receive a 15% discount for an overnight stay at Villa Samadhi Singapore (stay between Friday Nov 4th and Sunday Nov 6th)

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Hourly Schedule

Thursday, 3rd November - 11:00am - 6:30pm

11:00am - 11:30am
Visualization, intention setting, and taking the first step into the creative void
11:30am - 12:15pm
Dissolution into the Creative Void
OSHO Kundalini active meditation involving four stages of shaking, moving, stillness and observation. We dissolve the holding patterns within the physical, mental and emotional layers of our bodies to make way for greater potential.
12:30pm - 1:30pm
Exploration within the Creative Void
Blind-folded movement session. Breaking away from the traditional postures and transitions of yoga to explore a practice of possibilities.
1:30pm - 2:30pm
Channeling the Creative Resource
An hour-long empty space with an invitation to create through various modalities. A space designed to allow creativity to emerge in stillness.
2:30pm - 3:00pm
Sharing of experiences
3:00pm - 4:30pm
High Tea
Thai high tea at Tamarind Hill Restaurant. Sweet and savory options.
4:30pm - 5:00pm
Creativity Hack
A simple, fun and engaging activity to get you to quickly flex your creativity muscles.
5:00pm - 5:30pm
Nadabrahma Active Meditation
Meditation technique developed by Osho and inspired from the Tibetan Buddhist methodology of using sound vibrations to access consciousness. Nadabrahma meditation uses humming sounds to create a healing and aligning effect throughout the body/mind, as well as uses hand movements to balance masculine and feminine energies through visualisations of giving and receiving. This meditation method is very gentle, easy to learn and extremely effective at offering an opportunity to ground and centre oneself into wholeness.
5:30pm - 6:00pm
Release into Abundance
Final resolutions and mindful re-entry into the outside world
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Nov 03 2022


Singapore Standard Time
11:00 am - 6:00 pm

Local Time

  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Nov 02 - 03 2022
  • Time: 11:00 pm - 6:00 am






Villa Samadhi
20 Labrador Villa Rd, Singapore


  • Julie Moksim
    Julie Moksim
    Co-owner & Yoga Instructor

    I’m Singaporean by birth, global citizen by lifestyle, having lived in Indonesia, Egypt and India as a child and young adult, and later in the United States, Laos and Myanmar. My spark for yoga began while I was living in Boston in 2003, but my calling to teach grew much later out of the joy that I developed as a teacher’s assistant at the studio that I attended regularly. After completing a teacher training in Bali with Rachel Hull, Anna Smallwood, Emil Wendel, James Newman and Dr. Sujatha Kekada in 2011, I moved to Laos and started a yoga cooperative called Luang Prabang Yoga. Both the yoga cooperative and the immersive retreat programs that I lead under Laos Yoga Retreats have in some ways, put Laos on the map as a destination for yoga. I also co-owned a yoga studio in Myanmar between 2017 and 2019. My partnership with Kathy and Urban Yogis has grown out of a collective purpose to share knowledge and bridge the gap between people of different cultures, languages and belief systems. I trust that when a group of people come together from all walks of life, the opportunity for learning is boundless. Yoga has been an essential platform for these gatherings and for experiences that create more open-minded humans. Today, the biggest influence in my practice and teachings is Edward Clark of Tripsichore Yoga. He reinforces the importance of authenticity in how we express ourselves in movement. Ultimately, this translates to authenticity in life. I’d like to say to people out there, don’t be afraid to find out who you are, and when you find that person, don’t be afraid to be the person that you are! Thank you for taking the time to read this and to browse our website and offerings.

  • Kathy Gabriel
    Kathy Gabriel
    Co-owner & Instructor / Therapist

    Kathy Gabriel is a Yoga teacher, Craniosacral Therapist & Bodyworker licensed under Pacific Association of Craniosacral Therapists (PACT). Although yoga and complementary health was always in her family, she only picked up yoga as teenager during a period of spiritual seeking. She initially sought out Buddhism and meditation out in order to process her grief. Through the years, her understanding of health and wellness began to expand and it was through a holistic practice, she learned how to found solace, ease and balance to move through the different seasons of life. She is deeply passionate about sharing this practice with others, helping them navigate their own journey through the belief that all that one ever needs lies within.

  • Stephanie Bovis
    Stephanie Bovis
    Yoga Retreat Facilitator

    Stephanie Bovis is a yogi, fitness enthusiast, active meditation practitioner, host, and one of Singapore’s leading fitness and wellness experts. Having trained with renowned teachers over the years, Stephanie brings with her a repertoire of nurturing practices that are heart-opening and expansive, with methods tailored to meet and guide individuals wherever they are in their journey.

Dear friends and community, it wasn’t an easy decision to arrive to but alas, with so many changes happening to the world, reevaluations of 2022 and many decisions to make for the new year, we have decided to close Urban Yogis for now. It’s been quite a ride from our humble beginnings in 2013 from a basic pop up group in the Botanic Gardens to a vibrant collective of like-minded yogis invested in their health, connection and nature. It’s bittersweet for us to reminisce the good old times, especially during our pivot through the pandemic. We appreciate everyone who stuck by us through it all - changes to protocols, swabbing, check-ins, safe distancing - you name it! What a time! We’ve grown so much through it and have seen so many of you grow with us as well. There truly is a community of you, so willing to adapt with us through bad weather and ridiculous Covid-measures. For that, we are so grateful. Thank you for supporting us and for being our life-line during an unexpected time of our journey. At the root of Urban Yogis is learning and growing through the spirit of Yoga and Wellness. From immersive experiences like workshops and retreats, our mission was to help people find joy in self-inquiry and practice. We know that you will continue to do so and that makes our journey so worthwhile knowing that we played a small part in that too. Thank you for seeing us, believing us and showing up. We look forward to crossing paths with you in different ways. You can always reach out to Julie (IG: @julieyogatravel), Kathy (IG: @kathygabriel__) and the wonderful teaching team at Urban Yogis independently. For those of you who would like to share the last practice with us, we still have Suntec classes running through January 2023.
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