Yaga Bialski PhD, founder of Retreat N’ Rise

I was a psychologist / psychotherapist, who became a spiritual teacher. Not the one who teaches dogma but the one who inspires to seek.

Religion is like a music that you listen time to time, or perhaps you became a lover of specific music and listen to it every day. Some of you will even learn to play a musical instrument and play a music created by others. Religion is based on beliefs written in a scripture, interpreted by workers for the religious organization. You are listening or playing piano of other composers music. Religion has answers if you are fine with someone else story. If you do not have questions and you do not need to know the answers by life experience, if it’s all you need that someone else tells you about one who experienced it, then a religion is your good choice. After all, you can not experience everything, like you do not hit every key on the piano to play music.

Spirituality is a music that you compose for yourself and might play for others when asked. You chose your keys, you chose your experiences, that’s how you create music and that’s how you create life. Even great composers played other composers music. We draw from experiences of others, that’s why we like the stories, but they do not change our condition. Only your walk will change your heart’s strength, even though it beats faster when you listen to a great story! If you are not only playing other composers music, but you make your own music, you are the one with questions and you will find your answers.



Founder of Retreat N’ Rise

Pictured at the top of the page is Yaga enjoying a swim in the first rainfall of the season 2017.

Yaga Bialski (pictured above with Sam), was a practicing adult clinical psychologist for 40 years, and in the last 10, after completing her doctorate in spiritual psychology and counseling, has focused on guiding people all the way up.  Out of darkness, out of limiting conditioning, out of all possible ego traps.

She is dedicated to guiding people, one-on-one, in a highly effective way to create a liberating personal change.  And what better place to transition than here in majestic Costa Rica at Retreat n’ Rise.

Yaga, originally from Poland, moved to Canada in the ’80s where she established her private psychotherapy practice and raised her three beautiful, talented and accomplished children, from babies to adulthood, as a single mother.

She moved to Costa Rica in 2015 to prepare retreats for her growing audience, she also wrote 12 children’s books, www.amazon.ca/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=yaga+bialski+At+the+Same+Time , and is working on her second book of essential knowledge of learning to change: “The difference between feelings and emotions”.

Yaga’s uniqueness in her knowingness and dedication in this life to share her wisdom and learning, creates a truly genuine position in this world for her to help others to achieve their greatness and strengthened sense of self.  She appears to be an original human that created her returns to this earth each time with an increased understanding of human possibilities.   One can observe this in her ease of navigating through this life;  experiencing what others would call miracles, giving the most difficult feedback to hear, strongly rooted in love.  Her feedback becomes your piece of knowledge that you cannot deny.  You have an urge to turn it to wisdom by experiencing your change.  It is possible for all of us to contribute, and now needed more than ever in recent human history.

To find out about her initiative to start Retreat N’ Rise, here is a snippet from Yaga’s website at yaga.ca

“The concept of retreats came from my most rewarding interaction with a creative force in humanity, manifested by individual acts of creation, and asking in the process for my involvement in it all as an inspiration.  The focus of my retreats will be teachings based on my book ‘Consciousness, Spirit, Soul, and the Ego’, www.amazon.ca/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=yaga+bialski+Consciousness+spirit&rh=i%3Aaps%2Ck%3Ayaga+bialski+Consciousness+spirit, as well as the newest key to freedom from ego traps: an understanding of the difference between feelings (stemming from the authentic) and emotions (stemming from the egoic mind).

Having this understanding gives one the solid base for living authentically in order to become an asset, not a liability to the Universal Mind.  This is the most important, necessary knowledge for aware-living learning, and yet very few people speak about it, and no one but me teaches it directly and practically.

Wait, that’s not right!  Other people do it.  They just don’t do it right!

Wait, that’s not true.  They are doing it right, just not on my level!

Wait, that’s not true, there are no levels… oh, but there are… I am 6’2″… the original human… ”

~Yaga Bialski

Yaga enjoys life, plays tennis, chess, music and knows how to drive really fast.

DSCF5343In my house in North Bay, Ontario with Emilia, Rosa and Nic’s baby.


Trying a tennis gadget with the salesman in Sopot, Poland

DSCF3718In Chandigarh, India

DSCF2108With Rosa, my younger daughter in Sopot, Poland

DSCF3988In Milan, Italy with some guys photo-bombing

DSCF0977All five In the lake district in England

DSCF3665With my son Ariel, my best friend Przemus’ and son-in-law Nick walking to the opera in Warsaw, Poland

DSCF3567In Patiala, India

DSCF2113Good shot!

DSCF2105Good shot Paula!

DSCF2831In Old Town, Warsaw Poland

IMG_7473My 66th birthday in Tatiana and Corbin’s home

in Warsaw 2008…. thinking


DSCF2281In my backyard  in North Bay, Ontario


Front door

In the Retreat N’ Rise home, Playa Panama, Guanacaste, Costa Rica 2016


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