LISA marie staab.
Conscious Living Mentor
A Soul Retreat
to liberate you from a life lived by Duty and step into a life CREATED by DESIGN
Luang Prabang, Laos
September 18 - 25, 2023
If you’re a Mid-Life, super-busy professional starting to wonder 'what's it all about?', or even... 'what's next?' but don't know how to step out of your current stream, then join us for this transformational retreat, where you'll learn to calm your mind, embrace the skills for lasting peace & pleasure and immerse yourself in the rich Buddhist local culture whilst designing the life you long to live
LUANG PRABANG, LAOS
A LAND OF VIVID NATURE, VOLUPTUOUS LANDSCAPES AND A VIBRANT CULTURE
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 that I hold dear to my heart.
My adventures here could not have come at a better time. I was moving through an extremely traumatic period of my life, where all I thought I knew and wanted came crashing down around me. My heart began to close off. I felt an inner darkness. A blackness almost. It actually scared me. I thought I had lost my heartbeat.
Yet the moment I stepped off the plane and breathed in that incredible air, the peace just flowed through my body and my heart started to crack open again. I would get so overwhelmed with the beauty, love, peace and survival I witnessed that I just randomly felt tears welling in my eyes...often... It actually became a running joke with my children... 'here she goes again!'.
And this is what I want to share with you. It's not just another 'holiday' destination. This place is special beyond words.
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 really is one spectacular country!
I’m taking just 8 people on an EXCLUSIVE RETREAT to the magical land of LAOS in September 2023 for a deeply immersive experience to unlocking your best years yet!
7 nights accommodation in either single or twin accommodation in a gorgeous Eco-Friendly Resort hand-picked for this very retreat. It even has its own organic veggie garden.
All workshops, Guided meditations, and yoga, designed to get you out of your head, and give you time to breathe and reconnect with your heart and inner wisdom.
2 Massage treatments during your stay - because we need to get those knots out of you!
A luscious Laotian cooking class because I love food & exploring local cuisine, so if that's not you're thing - probably best you don't join us.
All meals & transport
All day & evening activities exploring the magic of Luang Prabang & it's surrounds, and wow, there are some incredible waterfalls and activities we have planned.
A local guide (and friend) to help us with our arrangements and offer advice on local experiences, customs etc.
WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED
Alcohol (although a glass of wine with a few of the dinners is)
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 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 to relax by the pool, read a book, savour the organically grown food and pamper yourself with a steam bath and a massage while indulging in nature's beauty with astonishing views of 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 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.
This is not for you if:
You're not really into food and local cuisine
You're also not much of an adventurer
You'd rather just go on a juice fast for your wellness needs
You're not really open to new experiences right now
This is for you if:
You want to create more joy, fun & vitality in your life.
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 as well as understand how they can be adapted easily to suit you and your lifestyle.
You want some time to chill out & explore a beautiful country & culture.
A couple of massages & pool time wouldn’t go astray.
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 Laotian 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 a deeper connection to yourself and those around you, and explore a stunning location.
Summary of Your Trip Inclusions
7 Nights Accommodation in our Eco Resort
All Meals, drinks and snacks
All Entrance Fees & Local Tours
Retreat Focused Activities, including classes and workshops
1x Laotian Cooking Class
All transport & transfers
Retreat Gift Bag & Survival Pack
2 x Massages during your stay
Meditation, Yoga and Longevity classes and workshops
Meet your Host
Lisa Marie Staab
Lisa is a Conscious Living Mentor. Certified Mindfulness & Meditation Teacher, Holistic Wellness Coach, Reiki Master Practitioner and Member of Meditation Australia.
Lisa works predominantly with professional men and women who are yearning to reconnect to their inner essence, need to find ways to combat chronic stress or are perhaps ready to take a leap of faith into a new reality.
She also happens to be a trained Chef, world traveller, mother to two (pretty much adults now), life adventurer & ex-corporate chick who understands to demands and challenges of high performing executives.
Lisa has recently been entrenched in learning and teaching the principles of the 'Blue Zones' in her Retreats and programs (where the oldest and healthiest humans on earth live today) across the country along with bringing Mindfulness & Wellness Principles into everyday REAL LIFE to create, choose and live your ultimate existence.
James, Psychologist, AU
"Lisa facilitated a lovely, grounding mindfulness retreat that helped remind me about the importance of slowing down, allowing space & time for LIFE! Amazing food too."
Mandy, Executive, AU
"The retreat was the catalyst for a huge shift in consciousness which has radically transformed me. I have since found that my health, relationships, inner peace & overall confidence has shifted to a different level. I wholeheartedly recommend this experience to anyone on a personal journey to find their inner self."
Alana, Manager, AU
"Blissful! I came out so relaxed and rejuvenated with new experiences and tools to take back to everyday life to be a little bit more zen and grateful."
REFUND & 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 70% refund of all monies paid will be applicable.
Prior to 30 days of retreat commencement, a 50% refund payment will be applicable.
No refunds will be applicable once inside 30 days prior to Retreat commencement however you can transfer the booking to a friend or relative.
COVID POLICY: In the event that the retreat is canceled due to Covid Restrictions, prior to departure, you’ll receive a 50% refund of all monies paid.
It is also highly advised you have Travel Insurance to cover any unexpected emergencies or cancellations to claim any outstanding gap from the Refund.
“Travel because money returns, time doesn`t”