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 carry 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 growing nation in Asia: dirty and chaotic with motorbikes everywhere. As we continued onwards, nonetheless, it became extra lush…I began to notice all of the lovely details that this nation has mastered so elegantly. I took observe of the many retailers with hundreds of incredible sculptures on the facet of the road, and naturally, the endless house temples. Every 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…however it truly was serenity. Plush green timber and vegetation, massive rocks that led the pathway via a stream of water…I instantly felt light and energized. Orchid Villa was going to be my home for the following 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 okaynew I used to be exactly the place I wanted to be.
I was told that Bali has loads of “female energy.” And I get it. You possibly can see it in the entire detail…from the intricate clothes of both men and women once they go to temple, to the ornate offerings they make for their Gods every single 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 this planet takes place at a masterthoughts retreat? That’s a great question. Let me break it down for you:
Disconnection from the skin world: Once you’re in the jungle you can’t rely on good wifi connection. And thank goodness. Let’s convey it back to nature. Let’s carry it back to being silent in your own company. No Facebook, no Instagram, no Snapchat….just you, other in-the-flesh people and hundreds of jungle creatures.
Nothing but pure goodness into the body: Each meal we had was homemade with the freshest ingredients that were 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 scrumptious and wholesome 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 at all times reminded us to smile. These periods have been a little bit down the street, the place we had to take stairs up into what seemed like our little private temple. We have been exterior, but with a roof over our heads to shelter us from the morning rain. An absolute stunning scenery.
Collaboration: Every of us had half-hour in the “sizzling seat” to explain our business or business idea, the place we had been at, where we wanted to be, struggles we have been facing and to ask questions. Our fellow peers had been our soundboard and offered up many ideas and feedback. These kinds of conversations carried on all through the retreat, whether it was over dinner or stress-free within the swimming pool.