I was super excited and nervous to go to Bali. I was going to spend 5 days on a mastermind wellness retreat with eight entrepreneurs and a couple of skilled coaches to run it. What was I going to deliver to the table? I don’t precisely have a business. What would I get out of it?
Our villa was about forty km north of Ubud. As my driver took me on our 2-hour journey from the airport to the villa, Bali appeared like a typical creating nation in Asia: dirty and chaotic with motorbikes everywhere. As we continued onwards, nonetheless, it grew to become more lush…I started to note all of the beautiful particulars that this nation has mastered so elegantly. I took observe of the numerous retailers with hundreds of incredible sculptures on the aspect of the highway, and naturally, the unending house temples. Every house in Bali has a temple. Such an amazing concept.
I really can’t explain what happened when approaching the villa without sounding like a cliché…but it surely truly was serenity. Plush green trees and plants, large rocks that led the pathway by a stream of water…I instantly felt light and energized. Orchid Villa was going to be my dwelling for the following 5 days. Between the incredible view of the jungle and mountains, to the nice and cozy welcome from one of the house owners, Rick, and his group, I okaynew I was exactly where I needed to be.
I used to be told that Bali has a number of “female energy.” And I get it. You may see it in all the detail…from the intricate clothing of both women and men after they go to temple, to the ornate choices they make for their Gods every day, to even the native flowers and plants….a lot care and nurture goes into the delicacy that makes Bali what it is.
So what on the planet takes place at a mastermind retreat? That’s a terrific question. Let me break it down for you:
Disconnection from the skin world: If you’re within the jungle you may’t depend on good wifi connection. And thank goodness. Let’s bring it back to nature. Let’s deliver it back to being silent in your individual company. No Facebook, no Instagram, no Snapchat….just you, different in-the-flesh humans and thousands of jungle creatures.
Nothing but pure goodness into the body: Each meal we had was homemade with the freshest ingredients that had been all organic. All water was alkaline. Have you ever ever had aloe vera juice with ginger, lime and mint? Oh my heaven in my mouth. Or coconut yogurt with spirulina and granola and fruit? Each of these delicious and healthy meals was prepared with love by the Orchid Villa team.
Yoga with a smile: Earlier than breakfast we started the day with an hour yoga session with the cutest little man alive, who always reminded us to smile. These sessions were a bit bit down the road, the place we needed to take stairs up into what appeared like our little private temple. We were outside, but with a roof over our heads to shelter us from the morning rain. An absolute stunning scenery.
Collaboration: Each of us had half-hour within the “hot seat” to describe our business or enterprise thought, the place we were at, where we wished to be, struggles we have been dealing with and to ask questions. Our fellow friends have been our soundboard and offered up many ideas and feedback. These sorts of conversations carried on throughout the retreat, whether or not it was over dinner or relaxing within the swimming pool.