I was super excited and nervous to go to Bali. I used to be going to spend 5 days on a mastermind retreat leaders with 8 entrepreneurs and a couple of expert coaches to run it. What was I going to convey to the table? I don’t exactly 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 country in Asia: soiled and chaotic with motorbikes everywhere. As we continued onwards, nonetheless, it turned extra lush…I began to note all of the beautiful particulars that this nation has mastered so elegantly. I took notice of the many shops with hundreds of incredible sculptures on the aspect of the highway, and of course, the endless house temples. Each house in Bali has a temple. Such a tremendous concept.
I really can’t clarify what occurred when approaching the villa without sounding like a cliché…but it really was serenity. Plush green trees and vegetation, 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 subsequent 5 days. Between the incredible view of the jungle and mountains, to the warm welcome from one of many owners, Rick, and his staff, I oknew I used to be exactly where I needed to be.
I used to be told that Bali has a variety of “female energy.” And I get it. You possibly can see it in all the detail…from the intricate clothing of each women and men after they go to temple, to the ornate choices they make for their Gods daily, to even the native flowers and vegetation….a lot care and nurture goes into the delicacy that makes Bali what it is.
So what on the earth takes place at a masterthoughts retreat? That’s a great question. Let me break it down for you:
Disconnection from the outside world: While you’re in the jungle you may’t rely on good wifi connection. And thank goodness. Let’s deliver it back to nature. Let’s convey it back to being silent in your own company. No Facebook, no Instagram, no Snapchat….just you, other in-the-flesh people and 1000’s of jungle creatures.
Nothing but pure goodness into the body: Every meal we had was do-it-yourself with the freshest ingredients that have been all organic. All water was alkaline. Have you 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? Every of those delicious and healthy meals was prepared with love by the Orchid Villa team.
Yoga with a smile: Before breakfast we started the day with an hour yoga session with the cutest little man alive, who all the time reminded us to smile. These periods have been a little bit bit down the road, the place we had to take stairs up into what seemed like our little private temple. We have been outside, but with a roof over our heads to shelter us from the morning rain. An absolute gorgeous scenery.
Collaboration: Every of us had half-hour within the “scorching seat” to describe our enterprise or enterprise thought, the place we had been at, the place we needed to be, struggles we were going through and to ask questions. Our fellow peers have been our soundboard and offered up many ideas and feedback. These sorts of conversations carried on all through the retreat, whether or not it was over dinner or stress-free in the swimming pool.