Transformative Experiences – Keys to a Successful Wellness Retreat

By Catherine Kontos@KontosCatherine

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Congratulations! You have decided to host a wellness retreat. As a wellness entrepreneur, you are always looking to expand your business and positively impact as many clients as possible.

A wellness retreat can act as an escape and a time of community and personal and professional development. Imagine hanging out with a bunch of incredible, like-minded people in a comfy space, developing your business or brand while workshopping motivational topics, creating inspiration, enjoying some meals together, and most importantly—having fun.

But beware! It is far too easy to lose yourself in the fantasies of “being paid to travel” or “traveling with your friends” or “teaching in paradise” while losing sight of the hard work it takes to get there.

While all of these wishes can come true, the work that goes into hosting a retreat can be both exhilarating and stressful. As you start, you become overwhelmed with the workload. You are worried you might forget something crucial, especially during your first retreat.

 

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Keys to a Successful Retreat

Prepare Beforehand

The work that goes into hosting a retreat can be both exhilarating and stressful. It is essential to be prepared and get the proper knowledge before planning your retreat that will help you create a stress-free, successful and transformative retreat where your clients will be so happy that it will lead to many other retreats, and of course, many other clients!

Get Focused on Your “Why”

It’s essential to get clear on why you’re putting this event together, being focused will weave this intention into every aspect.

Don’t overlook:

– Legal waivers and contracts with both your clients and suppliers?

– the “Must Know” details of a contract that you sign with the venue and your facilitators

– the pricing to cover unexpected issues and cancellations.

– a contingency plan for emergencies, suppliers canceling, client conflict, etc.

– reaching out to the local government of your destination to be aware of requirements and restrictions

– the seller of travel law. If you are not a travel agent – Be careful

 

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A Zen Attitude

Be open, and going with the flow is essential to leading a successful retreat. Be attentive to your attendees. Keep in mind that you create the retreat for their transformation and healing.

Post Retreat Follow Up

After the retreat, your attendees will require your help to integrate their healings and teachings into their daily lives.

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