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If you are a savvy, successful woman who is ready to move beyond making a living and step onto the path to work freedom and fulfillment, retreat yourself to a Life Reboot at The Sanctuary, Koh Phangan, Thailand. Imagine yourself getting away from the grind to find yourself on the beautiful, magical island of Koh Phangan, swaying in a hammock on your balcony as the ocean breeze caresses your skin, and sharing from your heart about your deepest fears and your deepest desires.
There are three levels of accommodation available for retreat participants, to suit every budget and every preference. The bungalow rooms at The Sanctuary are all inspired by traditional Thai architecture. Designed with nature in mind, these beautiful dwellings are integrated seamlessly into the surrounding island environment on Haad Tien Bay in Koh Phangan. All accommodation is booked as private, single occupancy.
These bungalows feature spacious interiors and French doors to welcome in cooling breezes as you slumber on the deluxe king sized bed with white cotton sheets. You will have a large private balcony furnished with a rattan lounge and hammock for relaxing. The unique bathroom design incorporates natural rock features with a hot shower. The room also comes equipped with a refrigerator and well-stocked refreshment bar for your convenience.
Situated a short walk and halfway between the beach and the yoga halls, these deluxe bamboo bungalows are equipped with a comfortable king size bed. The French doors open onto a balcony with hammock and lovely jungle views. These spacious, superior bungalows are fan cooled and feature hot water showers.
Conveniently located near the beach and the restaurant, these cozy bamboo bungalows are outfitted with comfortable king or queen size beds. The balcony has a hammock for you to sway in the breeze as you enjoy resort and jungle views. The standard bungalows also have fans and hot water showers.
Are you tired of working for the weekend and hungry for a work-life with more freedom and fulfillment? Life Reboot is a transformational retreat experience for on-purpose women who want to shift the meaning of work.
Are you caught up in the daily grind of surviving and curious to explore how you could be thriving? This retreat will provide a structure with plenty of space for your own process.
Are you ready to examine your patterns and embrace your potential for a life of impact and contribution? Life Reboot exists to help women live into their capacity to express, give, and create value through meaningful work.
Are you longing for a community of like-hearted women to reflect, support, and share with on your journey? The other women who attend this retreat will become your teachers, your students, your friends, and your sisters - because change is heart work and everyone needs to do it together.
This retreat experience is for women who are hungry for more freedom and deeper fulfillment in their work lives, and who are seeking a spark to ignite authentic and sustainable change - whether that change means a new venture, a new role, or a new perspective.
If you sense a shift is needed for you to create the life and do the work that you want, but you feel stuck and overwhelmed, this is the perfect place to start. Find connection and inspiration here and give yourself a real reboot! The small group setting is a safe place for participants to explore what’s possible.
The Life Reboot retreat focuses on four main themes: connection with self, connection with creativity, connection with abundance, and connection with purpose. Its goal is to guide you in:
Your mornings will be spent together with other retreat goers in a small, intimate group setting. You will engage in guided inquiry, group dialogue, coaching, creativity exercises, meditation, and movement practices. As you go, you will share personal stories and insights, and engage in group and individual exploration.
Your afternoons will be unstructured to allow time for individual reflection, time in nature, and spontaneity for whatever moves you. You can enjoy the pool or hot tubs, hit the beach, take a hike, check out local attractions, or indulge in a massage.
You will reconvene each evening for sharing circles and meditation to integrate your discoveries and reflections from the day's activities.
You will walk away from the Life Reboot experience:
It is important to also clarify what this isn’t intended to be. It is not some kind of silver bullet and it is not magic! Please don't use this as therapy or a substitute for therapy.
Live it. Learn it. Here you are in this increasingly digital world, chock full of on-demand learning in the form of webinars and telecourses. Still, there is no substitute for the power of face-to-face interaction and live, in-person connection.
It is one thing to learn and grasp a concept on an intellectual level from listening to a podcast or from reading an e-book. It is another thing entirely to integrate true understanding through a lived experience. There are three huge benefits from attending a retreat like this as part of your personal development journey: commitment, community, and accountability.
Taking yourself out of your day to day environment and routines has an immense power. By dedicating a significant amount of time to self-discovery, that is a huge commitment to yourself, in and of itself. You are making a statement - choosing to show up for this kind of experience marks the beginning of a change.
Change is hard to do. It is even harder to do on your own. To make change stick, you need the support that you can only find in the context of a genuine community. Here you can connect with others who are on a similar path, to share your journeys, reflect on your struggles, and celebrate your successes.
Change is not an event. Meaningful change doesn't happen overnight; it is an ongoing process. Your process might begin here or be energized here, but it will certainly not end here. To help you maintain momentum towards your goals, the workshop will be followed up with three months of group coaching calls.
Kaistara creates a safe, sacred space for Life Reboot participants to connect on a deep level, where genuine and lasting bonds are forged. Together, you surface and examine outmoded ideas and worn-out belief systems. In this loving space of non-judgment, you can look at the habits that hold you back from change and courageously explore what's possible. Listen to what women have to say about this unique experience.
When Kaistara creates a container for like-hearted women to come together, healing happens, transformation happens - naturally, effortlessly. You will return from Life Reboot with a new set of cheerleaders, collaborators, and confidantes. The sisterhood that you will find here is a treasure in and of itself.
Yoga has been used for thousands of years for physical health, mental well-being, and spiritual fulfillment. Yoga at The Sanctuary is not physically dynamic but rather trained on a return to asanas as a focus for breath and stillness. The intent is to enhance your experience of tranquility, inner peace, and quiet mind.
You can choose to take part in one of the three yoga classes that are offered at Sanctuary every day. Your regular practice can help you come home to yourself by returning to - and reuniting - body and breath.
You will have a half-day excursion to Wai Nam beach and viewpoint if the weather allows it.
Wendy is a change consultant and executive coach and recovering achievement addict. Over the years, she has found that many of the principles that we use to guide people through changes within organizations are also useful to help them make changes within themselves - for the “soul purpose” of having more enjoyment and fulfillment in life. And, she believes that bringing a holistic perspective to these changes is what makes them authentic and sustainable. Her mission is to guide people in making an intentional shift: from balancing work-life to embracing their life’s work.
The Sanctuary Thailand is a spa and wellness beach resort in Koh Phangan, an island in southern Thailand. Perched on a rocky hillside in a quiet, remote bay on the southeast side of the island, The Sanctuary has long been a retreat destination for those seeking to reconnect with themselves. There are a variety of wellness, detox, yoga, and transformation experiences offered.
In contrast to its busy neighbor Koh Samui, the mountainous island of Koh Phangan has no airport and few roads. While Koh Phangan is well-known for its crazy full moon parties, outside of Haad Rin, the island exudes a sense of peace and calm. Its quiet beachfront setting and loving energy provide the ideal place to get away and retreat yourself for a Life Reboot!
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You will be served delicious, healthy vegetarian meals three times a day that consists of breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Raw and vegan are available upon request.
The Sanctuary Restaurant is widely renowned for its healthy and nourishing food. You will enjoy a variety of traditional Thai cuisine and tasty vegetarian dishes from around the world. A selection of fresh cakes and whole-meal bread are also offered - baked with love, on-site every day.
There is no preservatives or MSG used in the cooking at Sanctuary. A comprehensive raw cleansing menu of dishes suitable for pre and post-fast diets is also available, and tasty enough to be enjoyed by everyone. Here it is all about healthy, clean eating that delights your senses!
Two massages or spa treatments at The Sanctuary spa are included in the price. You are also entitled to a week-long access pass to the steam room at The Sanctuary spa.
The Spa at the Sanctuary Thailand is located in an idyllic setting, nestled in a tree house close to the beach. The spa offers a large selection of spa pampering options to help you relax and release accumulated stress and tension.
You will want to spend all of your free time here once you take a peek at the sample menu of spa treatments that are available. The offerings include delectable, indulgent experiences such as traditional Thai massage, hot stone massage, detoxifying body scrubs, rejuvenating facials, and herbal steam baths.
The most direct way to get Koh Phangan is to fly from Bangkok International Airport (BKK) to the neighboring island of Koh Samui (USM) and then take a ferry boat to Koh Phangan from there. Bangkok Air has about 20 flights a day to and from the southern Thai islands. Thai Air also has flights to Koh Samui. If you are traveling on a budget, Nok Air is a local discount Thai airline which offers some convenient combination "fly and ferry" packages.
Koh Phangan island is easily accessible by high-speed ferry from several places in southern Thailand. Most ferry boats arrive on Koh Phangan at one of two towns, either Thong Sala or Haad Rin.
If your ferry boat lands in Thong Sala, you can go to Haad Rin town via songthaew using a shared taxi truck (20 minutes, 100 BHT per person). Once you are in Haad Rin, you can get a 4x4 truck taxi (45 minutes, 500 - 600 BHT per person), or longtail boat taxi (10 minutes, 300 BHT per person), to Haad Tien, home of The Sanctuary Thailand. Please note that taxi boat availability from Haad Rin to Haad Tien is weather dependent.
Please arrange your travel so that you are able to check in at The Sanctuary Thailand, on Haad Tien Bay on Koh Phangan, before 17:00 on Sunday, December 4, 2016. For most travelers who are flying in from locations outside of Asia, this most likely means planning to arrive at Bangkok on Saturday, December 3.
You will close the retreat with a morning session after breakfast on Sunday, December 11. Please plan for your taxi or boat departure from The Sanctuary to be no earlier than 12:00 on Sunday, December 11. If your schedule is flexible, many participants enjoy having extra time in the retreat location before traveling.
Depending on the waves and the weather in December, taxi boats may or may not be running on a regular schedule, so please factor in that element of variability in making your travel plans. Expect the unexpected, as local travel often takes place on 'Thai time'.
The Sanctuary can also arrange a private speedboat to or from the airport for you if you need their assistance.
"The Life Reboot experience really helped me to step into - and to fully own - my purpose, my passion, my path."
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"One thing I appreciated was learning how to disconnect from my 'should-monster'. I know I have this voice in my head to keep me safe but it's up to me to choose."
"I have never felt so nourished and energized on a trip before. I truly took time to take care of me and it was a beautiful experience."
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"What I loved most was witnessing the power of bringing like-minded women together and seeing the transformation that can take place in such a short time."
"This allowed me to deepen into knowing my purpose while reinvigorating me to commit and take action now."
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"Wendy is a calm and patient guide. She has the ability to listen and respond. Like truly listen, and truly respond."
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"As a facilitator, Wendy is kind, safe, supportive, and knowledgeable. She gently encouraged us to push through fears and discomfort."
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"Life Reboot helped me to remove those mental blocks, and open my mind up to the positive aspects of taking a chance on being my whole self."
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