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Luang Prabang Bliss: A Soulful Escape Beyond Ordinary

Luang Prabang, Laos
September 14 - 21, 2024

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Join me on this extraordinary retreat, reignite your spirit amidst the Mekong's sunsets, and uncover the magic that makes Luang Prabang a true sanctuary for the soul. 

This mindful retreat transcends the ordinary, offering a spiritual haven with 33 gilded wats and saffron-clad monks whilst embarking on a culinary odyssey. 

 

DISCOVER THE MAGIC OF LUANG PRABANG, LAOS

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

Embark on a transformative journey with us to the enchanting land of Luang Prabang, Laos – where the pulse of life slows, and the soul finds solace. Nestled at the sacred confluence of the Mekong River and the Nam Khan, this UNESCO-protected gem weaves together world-class comfort and spiritual nourishment in a tapestry of wonder.

 

What Awaits You:

Spiritual Haven: Immerse yourself in the romance of 33 gilded wats, the sight of saffron-clad monks, and the allure of faded Indochinese villas. Luang Prabang is a haven for those seeking both cultural richness and inner peace.

 

Culinary Odyssey:

Delight your senses with exquisite fusion cuisine, from the vibrant night markets to unexpected local favorites like Mekong River weed. Every bite is a journey into the heart of Laotian flavors, a celebration of community and culture.

 

Adventure Awaits:

Beyond the historic French town lies a realm of aquamarine waterfalls, top trekking opportunities, meandering mountain-bike trails, and kayaking adventures, not that we'll be doing all of that!  Ours will be moreso an immersion into Luang Prabang's outstanding natural beauty, encircled by hazy green mountains, invites you to explore, rejuvenate, and discover your own sense of wonder.

 

Personal Testimony:

I've traversed the landscapes of Laos twice, and it remains one of my most cherished and sacred places. In my darkest moments, Luang Prabang became my sanctuary. The moment I inhaled its incredible air, my heart cracked open, and peace flowed through me. It's more than a destination; it's a profound experience of beauty, love, and survival.

 

Join me on this extraordinary retreat to rediscover your heartbeat amidst the breathtaking sunsets along the Mekong, the gilded temples, the French colonial charm, and the vibrant night markets. Luang Prabang is not just a place; it's a sanctuary for the soul.

 

If  You are  Ready to Experience the Extraordinary, Reserve Your Spot Now and Uncover the Magic of Luang Prabang!

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JOIN AN ELITE JOURNEY: Exclusive Laos Retreat, September 2024

Embark on a once-in-a-lifetime adventure as I invite just 8 individuals to an exclusive retreat in the magical realm of Laos.

 

This extraordinary experience promises not only a deeply immersive exploration of this enchanting land but also a personal rejuvenation—a revival of your spirit and a celebration of the sheer joy of living.

Seize this rare opportunity to join our intimate group and indulge in a transformative journey that goes beyond the ordinary.

Are you ready for the exquisite magic that awaits?

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WHAT’S INCLUDED

  • 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

 

  • Airfares

  • Visas

  • Personal shopping

  • Alcohol (although a glass of wine with a few of the dinners is)

  • Personal Travel Insurance

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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 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.

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This Retreat 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 Retreat 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.

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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

$3499 AUD Single Room 

$2950 AUD Twin Share 

EARLY BIRD ~ SAVE  10% 

BOOK AND PAY IN FULL BY:

 30th May 2024

Option One: (EARLY BIRD RATE) : Secure your spot with an $800 (non-refundable) deposit and pay the remainder of the balance by the 30th of May 2024

 

Option Two: Secure your spot with an $800 Deposit (non-refundable), followed by 50% of balance due by 30th of May 2024 and the remainder due by 14th of August 2024.

Book me in with my deposit

Book me in with my deposit

SINGLE

TWIN

Or contact me for a tailored payment plan

***Spaces are strictly Limited to 8 SPOTS ONLY***

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.

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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."
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  • Can you accommodate Dietary Restrictions?
    Give us a call or send us an email... we'll do our best to accommodate your needs. This can be a tricky one in Spain when we have limited options some days. Happy to discuss and I'll let you know if I think it's possible. Easy ones would be red meat, no seafood etc, but others may be a tad trickier.
  • Why is the price in Euro?
    As I'll be paying for all the expenses on our travels in Euro it simply protects against any fluctuations in the currency as I hold it in that currency.
  • What's the weather like?
    It's spring and we can expect temperatures in the mid to high teens, sometimes low 20's - perfect for walking. Rain is always a possibility in Galicia so you need to be prepared for that. It may or it may not - no guarantees on that one!
  • How do I book in?
    As this is a different and challenging style of retreat, I want to make sure (as much as possible) that we're all a good fit, so the process is by application and interview only. Just hit the big pink button on the page to email me and we can set up a time to chat.
  • Is it just for women?
    Nope, although it does often end up that way!
  • What city should I fly into?
    Porto, Portugal
  • I have so many questions... how can I get them all answered?
    Feel free to email me at anytime lisamariestaab@gmail.com. As it's an interview process, we'll have the opportunity to have a chat and you can fire away on all the questions you may have.
  • Do I have to participate in everything?
    Of course not! You are always in control of your own choices and master of your own journey. Yes, we're in a group however it's a very personal journey and you're in control of you. If you decide you need to take a cab one day - that's your choice.
  • What do I need to pack?
    We'll cover this on our Zoom meeting but you'll also be sent a welcome letter with more info closer to the time.
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REFUND & CANCELLATION POLICY:

If for some reason you need to cancel your booking with us, the following refunds are applicable:

There is no refund on a deposit ($800 AUD) but it can be transferred to a friend or relative.

Full Payments: Prior to 90 days of retreat commencement, a 60% refund of all monies paid will be applicable.

No refunds will be applicable once inside 90 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.

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“Travel because money returns, time doesn`t”

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