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Three Must Havesโ€ฆ

Before I go into these 3 necessities, I need to emphasize that they should be ๐—˜๐—”๐—ฆ๐—ฌ. If you are looking to host a retreat in a completely remote location where there arenโ€™t many amenities, I might suggest you change your location. Ultimately, the retreat is for your students, ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ด๐—ต๐˜? And you want them to feel ๐˜€๐—ฎ๐—ณ๐—ฒ and that ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐—บ๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐˜๐—ฎ๐—ฏ๐—น๐—ฒ, right?โฃ
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1.) ๐— ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—น๐˜€: This goes without saying, but I see many teachers try to find a chef to hire who may or may not be reliable, who will most definitely charge a ton of money and add hidden fees at the end. This isnโ€™t wrong, but what Iโ€™m saying is that you can make things much easier for yourself and your students to choose a venue that has a ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜๐—ฎ๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐˜ ๐—ฎ๐˜๐˜๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ฑ. Your participants wonโ€™t have to ever worry about when and where their next meal will come from and this is crucial for people being able to relax. โฃ
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2.) ๐—”๐—ถ๐—ฟ๐—ฝ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐˜ ๐˜๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐˜€๐—ณ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜€/๐˜€๐—ต๐˜‚๐˜๐˜๐—น๐—ฒ๐˜€: I cringe a little when I see a retreat where participants are responsible for getting themselves from the airport to the venue. This isnโ€™t wrong, but itโ€™s an extra step and sometimes a confusing one when youโ€™re in a country that you donโ€™t know. I work with venues that can ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฐ๐—น๐˜‚๐—ฑ๐—ฒ or provide shuttle service. When a venue already works with drivers who are experienced with finding particular people and their luggage and getting them safely to the venue, this is a ๐—ต๐˜‚๐—ด๐—ฒ ๐—ฝ๐—น๐˜‚๐˜€! One of the pieces of feedback that I hear most about my retreats is that people love that they can get off the plane and ๐—ป๐—ผ๐˜ ๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐˜„๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ฟ๐˜† ๐—ฎ๐—ฏ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐˜ ๐—ฎ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด. This is something that will keep your students coming back time after time. โฃ
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3.) ๐—˜๐—ฎ๐˜€๐˜† ๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐—ฐ๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜€ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—ฒ๐˜…๐—ฐ๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐˜€๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป๐˜€: Sure your students are there to do yoga, but they also want to ๐—ฒ๐˜…๐—ฝ๐—น๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ! Find a venue that already has contacts with local excursion guides and also ๐˜๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐˜€๐—ฝ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐˜๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป to said excursions. When your participants feel like they have some ๐—ณ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฒ๐—ฑ๐—ผ๐—บ to move around, that will enhance their overall experience of your retreat and get them excited to explore on the next one! You donโ€™t want your students do be bored and looking forward to going home and access to excursions will leave them wanting ๐—บ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ!โฃ
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Sound like a lot to keep in mind? ๐—ง๐—ต๐—ถ๐˜€ ๐—ถ๐˜€ ๐˜„๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐—œ ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐—บ๐—ฒ ๐—ถ๐—ป, Iโ€™m here to take care of all of your retreat planning so you donโ€™t have to. My goal for you is that you can enjoy your retreat ๐˜€๐˜๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜€-๐—ณ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฒ and be ๐—ฝ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐˜€๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜ and ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ด๐—ฎ๐—ด๐—ฒ๐—ฑ with your students. And also ๐— ๐—”๐—ž๐—˜ ๐— ๐—ข๐—ก๐—˜๐—ฌ!โฃ
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