Laos SoulFood Retreat

UNCOVERING THE SECRETS OF HEALTH, HAPPINESS & LONGEVITY

LUANG PRABANG, LAOS

A LAND OF VIVID NATURE, VOLUPTUOUS LANDSCAPES AND A VIBRANT CULTURE

 

23rd – 29th July 2020

 

  • Wanting to indulge your senses and immerse yourself in another culture whilst sharing the experience with like-minded people?

  • Need some time out & adventure?  

  • Feeling like life is a little out of control at times? 

  • Want to learn how to meditate or deepen your practice? 

  • Perhaps you’re at a point where it’s time to refocus on you 

  • You want to make the next half of your life your best years yet and you’re curious about the secrets of the happiest & healthiest aged populations around the globe. 

  • Need to unleash the explorer and have some fun damn it!

 

 

 

I’m taking just 8 people on an EXCLUSIVE RETREAT to the magical land of LAOS in July 2020

for a deeply immersive experience to unlocking your best years yet!

Is This for Me?

 

  • Have you thought about a retreat before but the thought of anything too strict or ‘hardcore’ has put you off? Because let’s face it, that’s just not where you’re at! 

  • You want to create more joy, fun & vitality in your life. 

  • You’re not into going raw vegan for a week and you don’t want to consume nothing but green juices for the entire time. 

  • You’ve heard a lot about the latest buzz words ‘mindfulness & meditation’. You’re curious about building these into your life but need help to make it a daily practice and to understand how they can be adapted to suit you and your lifestyle.

  • You want some time to chill out & to explore a beautiful country & culture. A couple of massages & pool time wouldn’t hurt either.

  • You love food and different cuisines and understand how you get to explore a culture through its’ food & connect to the land and its’ people…so a local cooking class to learn how to recreate delicious and fragrant Laos food at home is right up your alley!

  • You’re ready to have some fun whilst you learn the common secrets that build more joy and vitality in your life, develop deeper connection to yourself and those around you and explore a stunning location. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What’s Included in Your Retreat

  • 6 nights accommodation in either single or twin accommodation in a gorgeous resort hand picked for this very retreat.

  • All workshops, Guided meditations and some gentle yoga

  • 2 Massage treatments during you stay

  • A luscious Laotian cooking class

  • All meals & transport

  • All day & evening activities exploring the magic of Luang Prabang

  • A local guide (and friend) to help us with our arrangements and offer advise on local experiences, customs etc.

 

WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED: Airfares, Visas, Personal shopping, alcohol (although a glass of wine with a few of the dinners is)

 

About Lisa Wiedrich

 

  • Certified Wellness Coach

  • Certified Meditation & Mindfulness Teacher

  • Reiki Master Practitioner

  • Chef & Adventurer

 

Are you ready for a breath of fresh air?

Lisa not only brings with her, her qualifications & experience… she also has personality! Do not expect a ‘beige’ experience.

Lisa has a great sense of humour and will seamlessly ensure that you have a great time in any of her events, workshops or retreats.  As a Certified Wellness Coach & Meditation Teacher, Chef & passionate adventurer, her passion is supporting busy professionals in and out of the office.

A lover of wellbeing, mindfulness & a glass of good wine, she is all about balance. To be mindful, and start practicing meditation doesn’t mean you have to convert to hippy status or give up the things you love. Quite the opposite, however what you do need to do is to make time for yourself.

Lisa’s purpose and vision is to nurture individuals & teams to find their inner voice, develop self-awareness, tune into their unique abilities and create a life full of joy, vitality & happiness through a deeper connection with self.

After working as an Executive Manager for over 15 years, Lisa’s own experiences showed her very clearly what does and doesn’t work when it comes to loving what you do, feeling happy & enjoying what the world has to offer.

From running sales teams, coaching clients and teaching meditation (and occasionally cooking classes!), to create dynamic team building experiences, Lisa has always pushed the boundaries of what’s possible in terms of personal & professional development.

 

About Laos

 

Luang Prabang slows your pulse and awakens your imagination with its combination of world-class comfort and spiritual nourishment. Sitting at the sacred confluence of the Mekong River and the Nam Khan (Khan River), nowhere else can lay claim to this Unesco-protected gem’s romance of 33 gilded wats, saffron-clad monks, faded Indochinese villas and exquisite fusion cuisine.

Beyond the evident history and heritage of the old French town are aquamarine waterfalls, top trekking opportunities, meandering mountain-bike trails, kayaking trips, river cruises and outstanding natural beauty, the whole ensemble encircled by hazy green mountains.
– Lonely Planet 

I have travelled in Laos twice and I can tell you it’s one of my most favourite and sacred places. I hold it close & dear to my heart. 

From the incredible sunsets on the banks of the Mekong to the gilded wats (temples) and romantic French colonial buildings to the vibrant & colourful night markets and delicious local cuisine (Mekong River weed a surprising favourite), not to mention the magical and serene landscape, it’s one spectacular country 

On a sad note, Laos also holds the tragic honour of being the most heavily bombed country per capita in history. From 1964 to 1973, the U.S. dropped more than two million tons of ordnance on Laos during 580,000 bombing missions—equal to a planeload of bombs every 8 minutes, 24-hours a day, for 9 years. 

Hence why I’ll be donating a portion of the profits from this retreat to help continue to clear the 70 Million plus unexploded bombies still littering the country. 

Don’t worry, you won’t be heading into these areas or at risk, but it’s something close to my heart that I want to help contribute towards. 

You can find more information here: http://legaciesofwar.org/about-laos/leftover-unexploded-ordnances-uxo/

 

Your Accommodation
The eco-friendly accommodation is idyllically nestled in the Lao countryside, based on ecologically and socially sustainable principles. It’s a nature retreat only 12 km from Luang Prabang, surrounded by protected area with primary forest, and yet escaping the city’s hustle and bustle, offering authentic bungalows with a twist of style for only 20 guests. Set amidst a lush tropical garden, it’s a heaven for a variety of beautiful butterflies. Reconnect yourself with nature in this small private paradise & discover undisturbed surroundings off the beaten track. On the day of arrival we will hand over a hiking map, which allows you easily to explore ethnic villages, waterfalls, rice paddies, viewpoints and traditional farmlands. Or you may prefer relax by the pool, read a book, savour our own organically grown food and pamper yourself with a steam bath and a massage while indulging in nature’s beauty with astonishing views on forested mountain ranges. Accommodation consists of 9 charming bungalows spread out on a small hill, with views over the lush tropical garden and the mountains. All rooms are built with locally grown wood and come with bamboo ceilings and polished wooden floors, and are just a few steps away from the swimming pool. Free 3G- Wifi is in the restaurant/reception area available, sufficient enough for mailing, social media or planning your next steps. To keep with the theme of your retreat, there are no TV in the rooms.

ALL INCLUSIVE PACKAGE

 

$1950 per person twin share

$2250 Single Accommodation

(Airfares not included)

 

Early Bird Special:

Book and pay in full by 29th of February 2020 to receive a $100 discount twin share or $150 discount single

Note: Payment plans also available

or feel free to email me for more information: lisa@soulfoodjourney.com

WHAT SOME OF MY CLIENTS HAVE SAID

The retreat was the catalyst for a huge shift in consciousness which has radically transformed me. I have since found that my health, relationship, inner peace and overall confidence has shifted to a different level. I wholeheartedly recommend this experience to anyone on a personal journey to find their inner self. Mandy Lewer

QA Manager

I trust Lisa with the clients who trust me for advice and guidance. It’s that simple, as well as that big. As a strategic consultant, your greatest asset is the deep relationships you have with your clients and the trust they place on you for advice, honesty and the valuable networks you can introduce.

Lisa, through her breadth of corporate and life experience, mix of extraordinary skills and her holistic approach, embodies that extended value to which you strive to introduce clients. Be it in a facilitation role or in a coaching capacity, Lisa’s style is very inviting and encouraging. The way that she is able to interweave an understanding of the corporate environment with advice for pursuing a more sustaining life through health, nutrition, cultural and creativity underpins her holistic approach. I welcome the opportunity of introducing Lisa further to my clients and also my colleagues.

Alan Scott

Strategic Consultant

I’m currently taking the journey with Lisa W. Rich on her 90-day trail blaze program. So far we have been focussing on clarity, vitality and the benefits of meditation. Already I am finding it is leading me to a happier and more productive life. Mandy

Lisa is a generous, spirited and courageous person who has a passion for nutrition and helping others to achieve the best in their lives through lifestyle changes. She is a gifted writer and her blog inspires others with its openness and honesty. Danielle

Terms & Conditions:

Payment Plan available:
Twin Share: 4 monthly payments of $535.00
Single: 4 monthly payments of $618.00

Full & final payments due 30 days prior to retreat.
Cancellation policy: If for some reason you need to cancel your booking with us, the following refunds are applicable:
Prior to 60 days of retreat commencement a 75% refund of all monies paid will be made
Prior to 30 days of retreat commencement a 50% refund payment will be made.
No refunds will be paid once inside the 30 days prior to commencement however you can transfer the booking to a friend or relative.