Remarkability Retreat

WHY THIS RETREAT?

On Wednesday 16th February 2018, myself and Lexi boarded a plane from Sydney to Bali.

I was fucking exhausted.

In the 12 months prior to the flight, I had onboarded a business partner, welcomed Lexi into the world, written my second book, travelled to Ireland (with a six-week-old), had a business trip to the UK, navigated a business sale, experienced the biggest financial shock of my life, and moved interstate.

As a result, I felt like a dishcloth that had been wrung out too many times. The juice was well and truly gone.

In the photo I asked the nice Virgin Australia lady to take that morning in Sydney airport, I have enormous dark shadows under my eyes and my face is pale. [Lexi – it must be noted – looks fabulous.]

So why Bali? The simple answer is that my soul was calling me there. I knew on a higher level that it was the place I needed to be to rest, to process all the events of the previous year, and to allow fresh inspiration to come in for the next season of my life beyond selling the business.

I had also gone on a week-long retreat to Bali in 2015, and with the clarity, energy and focus I got there, I immediately wrote my first book Remarkability in the two months afterwards – a project that had been firmly parked in Procrastination Station for two years. So I knew the power that Bali possessed!

Retreat-AfterOver the following eight weeks, I gradually uncoiled. A soul-nurturing blend of yoga, healers, great food (oh the food!!!), reading, meditating and a major repayment plan on my sleep debt worked its magic.

My default setting of being tense, reactive and hard hustling began to be replaced by a new mode of calm, faith in myself and a trust that I was back in the spine-tingling feeling of being in full universal flow. I felt able to tap into my higher self and intuition again.

Arriving in Bali, I felt hard, crunchy, unbending.

Leaving, I felt fluid, soft, and in flow again.

I think the “after” photo on my last morning in Bali says it all…

It was moments after I took this selfie that I realised that I had to create an experience so others could experience the deep, deep healing and restoration that I had just been so fortunate to have had.

And right then, the seed of Remarkability Retreat was born.

WHO’S IT FOR?

This retreat is for you…

…If you’re tired.

…If you’re overwhelmed.

…If you need to hit the pause button on life responsibilities so you can catch your breath.

…If you feel you’re nurturing everyone else’s needs and not your own.

…If stress has you waking at 2am mentally rehearsing your to do list for the next day.

…If you feel a need to connect on a deep level with fellow strong, passionate and supportive women.

…If you’re at crossroads in your life and want to get some clear direction on what your next steps are.

…If you haven’t had time to think about what YOU want from your life for a long, long time.

…If you have some heavy emotional or mental shit that you’re ready to kiss goodbye.

…If you feel a bit lost and unsure of where to next.

…If you’re feeling spiritually depleted and want to create a stronger connection with the divine.

…If your health is lacklustre and is in need of a kickstart.

I was all of these women, to varying degrees. And this retreat is designed especially for them.

 

MY PROMISE TO YOU

Retreat-My-PromiseI have curated the very, very, VERY best bits of my eight weeks in Bali into a six-night/seven day experience that I guarantee will have you bouncing off the plane when you land back in your home city.

This is a mash-up of one of my Bootcamps on steroids, a health retreat, a spiritual journey, a pampering fest, an eating tour and a truly Balinese experience.

It’s a retreat where we welcome the day with meditation, then toast it with evening cocktails by the pool. Where we learn about Ayurveda and delight over a delicious chocolate cake. Where we spend time asking ourselves the hard questions and calling ourselves on our own bullshit, and bliss out with heavenly massages.

It’s where – above all – we nourish all the different elements of ourselves: our bodies, our minds, our spirits, our emotions.

REMARKABLE VILLAS

FIRST UP, WHERE WE’LL BE STAYING…

The Remarkability Retreat will be based in two five-star luxury villas, which are located in a small village called Kaba Kaba – just 15 minutes from Canggu, the most hip and happening area in Bali.

Villa Eden – where Lexi and stayed – will be our main HQ and Villa Shanti Sari will be our sister villa. The villas are a three-minute walk through the tiny village from each other.

Both villas have a beautiful barefoot-luxury vibe, and you will instantly feel at home there. We have a full staff including butlers, cooks, drivers and gardeners – so life will feel crazy-easy during your stay. In fact, the only place that I remember experiencing this kind of comfort and service was when I stayed on Sir Richard Branson’s Necker Island in 2016…

Both villas are smack-bang in the most luscious tropical nature settings. Villa Eden has its own waterfall (that you can hear from the villa) and overlooks a rice paddy, while Villa Shanti Sari is set next to a beautiful river. If you’re after a deep connection with the energy of nature, you can’t really get better than these villas.

Every room is luxuriously appointed with spacious, modern bathrooms. Each one has its pros – one might have a great view, whereas another has an extra-fancy bathroom. One has a private pool, while another is a self-contained treehouse. There are no dud rooms, believe me!

Both villas have an abundance of sofas, sun lounges and quiet chill-out areas – so plenty of solitude to read, journal or just daydream outside of the group interaction.

REMARKABLE MENTORING

I have run dozens of Bootcamps and Turbo Mentoring sessions now, and this is my opportunity to go really deep with my mentoring.. I will be talking straight – if you want to get called on your own BS, then you are in the right place – and also being your go-get-‘em cheerleader as you make some big decisions on where you are and where you want to be.

Lorraine-Murphy-Remarkability-Clann

Included in the itinerary are three half-day group workshops with me. The sessions will be specifically designed to help you:
• Identify and overcoming blocks you may be experiencing
• Find your passions and create more time for them in your life
• Design the life that you want to be living
• Clearly articulate your strengths and superpowers
• Map out a magnetic five-year vision for your life
• Articulate clear goals and a map out a plan to make them a reality
• Tap into your own higher guidance using the tools that I have learned and use daily in my own life

Outside of the “formal” mentoring sessions, I’ll also be with you each day for informal discussions on where you’re at in your life and I will make sure to have at least one D&M (deep & meaningful!) chat with every guest. I’ve found myself from the retreats, interstate conferences and leadership gatherings that I’ve attended that those seemingly innocuous conversations where I find ourselves sitting next to someone on a car journey, or a chance remark over breakfast can open my eyes to a path I hadn’t even thought of before.

REMARKABLE FOOD

Anyone who knows me knows that food is a very high priority for me! We ate extremely well in Bali and if you were following along on my Insta stories, this is your opportunity to sample all those delicious dishes yourself.

Almost all meals are included and will share with you the delights of Balinese cuisine with a heavy focus on as healthful foods as possible. Think abundant tropical fruits, superfood smoothies, fragrant curries, local fish, vegetable dishes like you wouldn’t believe, all prepared by our private cook Komang. This woman can cook!

We have one gourmet restaurant dinner together – at just-opened Fishbone Local – and you’ll also have the opportunity to sample the delights of Ubud, Canggu and Seminyak during your retreat day trips.

In addition to main meals, the villa pantries are stocked with snacks should you feel peckish. No guest of mine shall go hungry! Unlimited filtered water, fresh coconuts and tea and coffee will keep you nicely hydrated throughout your stay.

REMARKABLE WELLNESS

The food we will be enjoying will observe the 80:20 rule (my own personal rule of thumb when it comes to how I eat). 80% of our food will be super healthy, and 20% will be pure decadence.

We will also study the ancient Indian philosophy of Ayurveda, which encompasses spirituality, nutrition, movement, wellness treatments and much more.

Retreat-wellness

A core part of the Ayurvedic tradition is the concept of doshas, or body types. Each of us is predominantly one of the three doshas: vata, pita and kapha. Discovering what body type I am, and learning what kind of food, exercise and self care that would nourish my dosha has been transformational.

As such, one morning of the Remarkability Retreat is dedicated to learning about the key principles of Ayurveda, identifying what dosha you are, and from that learning how you should care for yourself.

Yoga will also play a starring role in our wellness during the retreat. Each day as part of our Miracle Morning, we’ll have a yoga class together that will get our bodies moving and our minds clear for the day ahead.

REMARKABLE HEALING

I saw a lot of healers during my time in Bali, and each brought their own unique gift to help me in some way.

The most powerful session of all however was with Jimmy Doyle.

Jimmy doesn’t call himself a healer, instead he describes himself as a “facilitator” – as his clients are the ones who are truly doing the healing on themselves.

He is a body mind therapist with 35 years’ experience in his field who performs deep tissue massage, acupressure and adjustments to ligaments, tendons and organs whilst using words to reprogram subconscious patterns that cause physical pain and blocks in the body.  He also teaches a method of protection against the situations that cause these (something I have been using since he taught me it during my session with him).

My friend Tenielle (who first told me about Jimmy) described her session with him as “life-changing”, my mum said: “he saw my soul”. And me? After seeing Jimmy, the neck pain I had woken up with every day for years was gone.

Jimmy will be our Healer (or Facilitator!) in Residence and will have a private session with each retreat attendee at our villas.

Should you wish to see additional healers, I am very happy to recommend people and we can arrange for you to visit them during your retreat.

REMARKABLE SPIRITUALITY

Bali is a deeply spiritual place, and I love how spirituality is infused to every element of daily life – from the daily offerings around the villas to the elevating scent of incense everywhere you go.

A major objective of the Remarkability Retreat is to help you connect with the divine source/God/the Universe/your higher self (whatever your belief is). As such, each day we devote time to cultivating your spiritual practise.

We open the retreat with a cacao ceremony, where we set our intentions for our time together.

Cacao-ceremony
We greet each new day with a group Miracle Morning based on my own morning ritual. This includes meditation and yoga with an expert guide and oracle card reading while sipping freshly squeezed lime juice in warm water.

Every night you’ll find an affirmation on your pillow as part of the evening turndown service.

My favourite spiritual books are scattered around the villas, ready for you to pick up and get inspired whenever you feel like it.

REMARKABLE EXPERIENCES

Outside of the core workshops and group activities, you’ll also get to enjoy some of the most special sights and experiences that Bali has to offer. There will be a day trip to Ubud so you can enjoy my favourite things to do and see there, and there are also opportunities for you to sightsee, shop and eat in Canggu and Seminyak.

REMARKABLE CONNECTION

So much of the magic of a retreat is the fellow guests you get to know and learn from. Each evening the group comes together for Evening Circle, when we share the biggest learnings, aha moments and insights from the day with each other.

REMARKABLE RELAXATION

Each afternoon is dedicated to Go Inwards time – time just for you to relax, think, rest, be pampered or read. This is sacred time for you, with nowhere to be and no agenda. Both villas offer plenty of areas for you to unwind in your own space, be it by the pool with a fresh coconut, or curled up in a comfy armchair with a cup of tea.

Included in your package is a daily treatment in your own room by a handpicked team of Balinese therapists. Choose from a massage, facial, mani pedi or relaxing hair treatment and scalp massage.

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REMARKABLE PROGRAM

Day 1 – Saturday 3rd Nov – Welcome Day 

5.00pmArrive at Remarkability Retreat with your private driver. Meet your retreat team and enjoy a refreshing drink and villa tour with Lorraine while your luggage is brought to your room
5.30pmTime to freshen up
7.00pmCocktails by the pool and welcome talk by Lorraine
7.30pmDinner

Day 2 – Sunday 4th Nov – Life Strategy Day at villa

6.00amGroup Miracle Morning (meditation, oracle cards, yoga class, warm water with lime juice)
8.00amBreakfast
9.00amOpening cacao ceremony & intention setting
9.30amWorkshop led by Lorraine (superfood smoothie served at 11am)
12.30pmLunch
1.30pmGo Inwards time (Enjoy a beauty treatment in your room, have a nap, journal, read your book, chill by the pool, go shopping in Canggu)
6.30pmEvening group circle
7.00pmDinner & dance performance

Day 3 – Monday 5th Nov – Wellness Day at villa

6.00amGroup Miracle Morning
8.00amBreakfast
9.00amTalk on Ayurveda with Ayurvedic doctor, including identifying your own dosha (body type). Smoothie tailored to your dosha served at 11am
12.30pmLunch
1.30pmGo Inwards time
6.30pmEvening group circle
7.00pmDinner

Day 4 – Tuesday 6th Nov – Day trip to Ubud

7.30amBreakfast
8.00amCar transfer to Ubud
9.00amArrive in Ubud, three options for activities:
1) Yoga class, lunch & crystal bowl meditation at Yoga Barn
2) Visit the Monkey Forest, lunch at Clear Café, visit the Water Palace
3) Rice paddy walk, lunch at Sari Organic, shopping in Ubud centre
4.00pmReturn to villas
5.00pmFreshen up/rest time
6.30pmEvening group circle
7.00pmDinner

Day 5 – Wednesday 7th Nov

6.00amGroup Miracle Morning
8.00amBreakfast
9.00amWorkshop led by Lorraine (superfood smoothie served at 11am)
12.30pmLunch
1.30pmGo Inwards time
7.00pmGourmet dinner at Fishbone Local - three course meal with wine

Day 6 – Thursday 8th Nov

6.00amGroup Miracle Morning
8.00amBreakfast
9.00amMorning activity, with three options:
1) Guided tour of Green School
2) Shopping in Seminyak
3) Temple blessing
1.30pmGo Inwards time – or stay out for the afternoon
6.30pmEvening group circle
7.00pmDinner

Day 7 – Friday 9th Nov

6.00amGroup Miracle Morning
8.00amBreakfast
9.00amWorkshop led by Lorraine
12.00pmLunch
12.30pmGo Inward Time OR Visit to Amo Spa for pre-return home zhoosh (body scrub, spray tan, mani/pedi, lashes available – at guest’s own expense)
5.00pmDinner and closing group circle
6.00pmAirport transfer with private driver

REMARKABLE INCLUSIONS

• Six nights of barefoot luxury villa accommodation
• Three half-day mentoring workshops with me (value of $6,000), plus informal mentoring throughout the retreat
• Delicious breakfast, morning smoothie, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner on days the group is at the villa
• Fully stocked pantry of snacks (nuts, bliss balls, chocolate, potato chips)
• Morning lime juice and water drink, unlimited filtered water, tea, coffee and fresh coconuts
• Evening cocktails (guests are welcome to bring their own additional alcohol to enjoy in their rooms or at dinner)
• Three-course dinner and wine at Fishbone Local restaurant
• Ayurvedic workshop and dosha analysis
• Cacao ceremony
• One healing session with our healer-in-residence Jimmy Doyle
• Five yoga classes with an expert instructor
• Five meditation sessions with an expert guide
• Five beauty treatments – including massage, facial, mani/pedi, hair treatment & scalp massage
• Day trip to Ubud (activities and lunch at guest’s own expense)
• Drivers for all day trips, including return trip the airport (or nearest town if you’re extending your trip in Bali on either side of the retreat)
• Welcome pack of oracle cards, Remarkable Retreat singlet, sunscreen, insect repellent, etc
• Nightly affirmation card as part of turndown service
• Use of local mobile phone to coordinate driver pick-ups

REMARKABLE INVESTMENT

There are eight large king or queen bedrooms and one twin-share room with two king single beds.

In the spirit of KISS (Keep It Simple Stupid), there are just two room rates available:
• Own Room rate – AU$4,600
• Shared Room rate – AU$4,000

Rather than an early bird discount, early bookers will be rewarded with having the pick of the rooms that most meets their needs and wishes from the retreat. I’ve put together a list of rooms with each one’s pros, and rooms will be allocated on a strict first-come-first-served basis.

Based on the insane level of interest in this retreat, and that there are only 9 spots, I know that this will book out – so if you’re onboard, please book in asap as I would hate for you to miss out.

Note: there is only one twin room, however if you are travelling with a friend or family member, then we can create a special rate if you are happy to share a king size bed.

HOW DO I BOOK?

Email us at lorraine@lorrainemurphy.com.au to reserve your spot.

A deposit of 50% is payable to secure the spot, and the remaining 50% is payable by 1st October 2018.

REMARKABLE FAQS

I’m not an entrepreneur, can I still go?
Yes of course – the Remarkability Retreat is for women from all professions. If you’re ambitious, passionate and open to new experiences then you are welcomed with open arms.

Are flights included?
No – flights are at the individual guest’s expense.

How much additional cash will I need?
Most of your food, all transfers and accommodation are included in the package rate. Additional expenses will be for day trip expenses (e.g: tourist site entry fees or a yoga class at Yoga Barn), and any discretionary shopping, external treatments or meals you wish to you enjoy during your stay. In the pre-retreat briefing, we will give an estimated amount of cash that you should bring with you.

I have food intolerances, will that be a problem?
Nope, not at all. As part of preparation for the retreat, we’ll get the group’s dietary requirements and make sure that you have plenty of delicious food to choose from.

Do I have to do all of the group activities?
Not if you don’t want to. All group activities are fully optional, and if your body is telling you that a sleep-in is what it’s needs more than yoga, then I want you to honour that.

Can I bring a friend?
For sure. If you want to share a king-size bed, please get in touch regarding a special rate for you and your friend.

Will I have time to myself outside of organised activities?
Yep, for sure. As an introvert myself, I fully get the need to have some alone time to recharge your batteries. Most afternoons are designated as “Go Inwards” time – time for you to be alone if you choose to be.

How do the rooms get allocated?
As each guest books, the updated list of available rooms will be shared with them so that they can choose the room that suits them best. All the rooms are spacious and luxuriously-appointed, however if you want to have the biggest choice of rooms, I suggest you book asap.

What happens when the Remarkability Retreat books out?
When all spots have been booked, I’ll open a waitlist for the next retreat.

How do I get to/from the airport?
We have a team of private drivers, who will pick you up at the airport and take you to the villas. They will also return you to the airport at the end of the retreat.

Is it ok if I extend my stay?
Yes of course. Some guests will arrive in Bali a few days before the retreat, and some will choose to stay on for more time after the retreat ends. If you’re not coming from the airport, our drivers will collect you from Canggu or Seminyak and bring you to the villa. If you decide to stay on, we’ll arrange a driver to drop you to your next accommodation on the last evening of the retreat.

Are tips included?
Tips for the villa staff (butlers, drivers, cooks, beauty therapists) are not included in the package rate. In the pre-retreat briefing, we will guide you on an appropriate amount to leave for the staff as a tip if you choose to give one as you leave.