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Do What You Love retreat: No (wo)man is an island

The team (including our fab teachers!) from L-R: Ellie, Hannah, Lex, Rachel, Flora, Suzanne, Louise, Priscilla, Chris, Juliette, me, Paul  Image: courtesy of NavyBlur

It is not possible to deliver something like the Do What You Love retreat without an army of angels – and I was blessed with the best. 

Shiny happy people, full of energy, initiative and creative love, they generously gave their time to help outside of class hours.  They gave the other participants a warm welcome, got up early, went to bed late, helped make the place look beautiful and did much behind the scenes – always with a smile (and frequently with a belly laugh and a mouthful of chocolate) - to help make everyone’s experience as special as it could be. 

I am truly indebted to the retreat team who helped make it all happen, and proud to call them my friends. 

Here is a sneak peek behind the scenes with the team hard at work…

Preparing the site signage…                                                                                      [Image: NavyBlur]

Registering arrivals and showing them to their lovely lodges…              [Image: NavyBlur]

Explaining where to find everything…                                                                [Image: NavyBlur]

Breakfast meetings…                                                                                                    [Image: NavyBlur]

Serving wine and sparklers…                                                                                     [Image: NavyBlur]

Preparing for early morning yoga with the lovely Devi Kirin Kaur          [Image: NavyBlur]

Adding little touches around the place…                                                             [Image: NavyBlur]

Opening the tipi up for dinner…                                                                               [Image: NavyBlur]

… and checking the cakes taste delicious!                                                         [Image: NavyBlur]

I must also thank the wonderful Christine Boyd and Xander Neal of NavyBlur for all the fab photos, and Jack Benson and Rafael Gibbons of Nut Films for the film (which is in the works – so exciting!).  Can’t wait to share Do What You Love interviews with them in the coming weeks… 

Thank you all!

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For more of my posts about the retreat see: Gathering / Full of Love / Reflecting / Bloom True with Flora Bowley / Paper heaven with Rachel Hazell / Delicate wax and wire sculptures with Priscilla Jones

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Missed the retreat?  Why not join the Do What You Love e-course

This online adventure starts on June 6 and will take you step-by-step along the path towards doing what you love. 

Read what a powerful impact it had on previous participants here

Find out more and register here.  

This is your life we are talking about…

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8 Comments

  1. It was a fabulous time and a pleasure to be part of such an amazing team and inspiring leader :-)

    The cakes were delish, and so glad I got to taste so many. yummmmyyyy. xx

  2. moyra says:

    great to see the team in action… the bits we didn’t see eh!

  3. Cheryl says:

    You really did have a team of angels – they were superb ! And so were the (uncredited ?) cake-makers…

  4. [...] For more of my posts about the retreat see: Full of Love / Reflecting / Bloom True with Flora Bowley / Paper heaven with Rachel Hazell / No (wo)man is an island [...]

  5. so lovely to meet everyone and be part of such an AMAZING event :)

    xoxo, juliette

  6. Juli Lyons says:

    An amazing team! Thank you so much! You were all so wonderful..
    Juli

  7. [...] And more posts from me about the Do What You Love retreat here: Full of Love / Reflecting / Paper heaven with Rachel Hazell / Delicate wax and wire sculptures with Priscilla Jones / No (wo)man is an island [...]

  8. All of your helpers were WONDERFUL and such lovely people to meet and spend time with.

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