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Paying It Forward: How Your Yoga Retreat Will Change The Lives Of Two Sisters In Bali

Paying It Forward: How Your Yoga Retreat Will Change The Lives Of Two Sisters In Bali

As I approached the simple thatch hut the two sisters greeted me with warm, welcoming smiles.

Bunter and Kunning live in a basic shelter on the edge of a fruit orchard where they once worked, it’s a mere 1-km walk from the comfort of Gaia Oasis resort.

Their home, made of banana leaves and bamboo, covers little more than a dirt floor, with a wood fire for cooking and hard bed to share.

Rain and wind could easily tear down the flimsy walls and roof, and I couldn’t imagine how these women would survive here in Bali’s heavy monsoons.

In addition, the two sisters have an undiagnosed degenerative condition similar to Parkinson’s disease, and lost their other sister to this condition in March this year.