Reconnect: One-Day Retreat. How to Stay Connected and Balanced in Your Everyday Life

I’m super pleased and excited to announce that after much dreaming, planning and building… I’ve created an event together with a life coach friend of mine, that’s going to knock your socks off!

Through all my years of teaching yoga and seeing nutrition clients, I’ve realised that while most people might have bits and pieces of knowledge of what they “should” or “shouldn’t” be doing (I don’t like the word “should” as there’s an inherent judgment within it, but that’s another post for another time), most people don’t really have a framework to tie it all together… or at least see how all the little pieces start to fit together in the bigger picture.


That’s why Eleni Meraki and I decided to hold a one-day retreat together, to help you stay connected and balanced in your everyday life.

Reconnect: Day Retreat

What does it mean to reconnect?

  • Are you stressed or challenged from the high demands of your daily life?

  • Are you experiencing worry and overthinking on a frequent basis?

  • Are you challenged to keep yourself centered over a longer period of time?

  • Do you experience guilt or are you fearing missing out on things when you choose to prioritize your own needs?

  • Are you facing difficulties making time for yourself and getting in tune with who you really are and what you really want?

We all crave balance in our busy lives, yet it seems so hard to accomplish this. The aim of our one-day retreat is to create a place where you can reconnect, reset and re-evaluate all areas of your life and learn how to bring balance and harmony back to your outside as well as inside worlds.

Using a workshop format, we’ll be working on all levels of your being: physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual. 

Mind Body Soul

Create your personal path using our frameworks

As there is no one-size-fits-all approach to a balanced life, we offer you a variety of tools, exercises, techniques, a science-based theoretical background, and the space and time to truly understand yourself better and reconnect with yourself on the deepest levels.

You’ll get the chance to explore and experience what works best for you, enabling you to walk away from this day with a bucket full of tools to balance yourself and your life effortlessly. 

More harmony, and less being “all over the place”.

More courage to do your own thing, and less walking amongst the crowd. 

More strength to stand for what’s right for you, less guilt for doing what you want most.


YOU'LL LEARN:

  • How to listen and connect to your body, mind, heart and soul’s needs, so you stay balanced when you’re busy.

  • What and when to eat and drink to support a demanding and busy life.

  • What kinds of exercise activities to do when, and what to avoid when.

  • How to recognise your needs and your positive-negative thought patterns and how to turn them around.

  • How to become aware of, manage your feelings and emotions, and how to gain back ownership and control to change them in any given situation.

  • How to connect with your inner self without it being “religious” or woo-woo “spiritual”. And why it is of utter importance to stay balanced long-term.

AND….

  • A variety of super practical lifestyle tools, nutrition and fitness tips, mindset techniques and exercises you can start using straight away.

Experience a deep connection, inspiration and motivation to create a life that feels balanced and more true to yourself.

Day Retreat - Your Teachers

YOUR TEACHERS

There’s no fluff here - we’re two women, Eleni Meraki and Jaime Tan who have worked in (and still working in) fast-paced corporate environments, while also training and teaching health, wellness and personal development. 

Eleni is a hypnotherapist and women’s coach, founder of storytelling platform Guts & Tales and the women’s transformational program Be Your Own Muse. She exchanged her fast-paced corporate career and life  in Amsterdam to live a life more true to herself, doing what she loves, in Greece. 

Jaime is the founder of Enlightened Spoon - a naturopathic nutritionist, yoga teacher and reiki master; whilst also being a full-time Executive Producer in the advertising industry. She uses all her training in holistic health to keep her sanity in ad-land, and now also teaches others how to find balance on their own terms.

We combine our experience and expertise to offer you a well-rounded view and holistic perspective on health and wellbeing. And…  a practical framework you can easily incorporate into your demanding lifestyle. Just like we do in ours!


WHAT’S INCLUDED:

  • One day of workshops, with exercises designed to help you reflect, reset and reconnect. Limited to 20 people, to keep this an intimate, small group.

  • A notebook and worksheets to help you plan out your personal framework from today’s session.

  • A delicious healthy lunch, coffee, tea and snacks throughout the day.

  • 4 different recordings from this day retreat you can listen to any time at home to instantly rebalance.

  • Goodie bag filled with some of our favorite things and exclusive discounts... Surprise!

  • Exclusive admission to our private Facebook group to get ongoing support. 


WHO SHOULD ATTEND THIS DAY RETREAT:

  • Anyone who wants to learn and understand themselves better and create more balance in their life.

  • Anyone who realises it’s important to pause and rest, but hasn’t managed to effectively do this. 

  • Anyone who doesn’t have the time or money to travel to an expensive week-long retreat in a foreign country but still wants some of the benefits of one. 

  • Anyone who feels like they’re running on empty, with an ever-growing to-do list and is starting to feel a little overwhelmed.

  • Anyone who wants to learn how to manage their thoughts and emotions and learn how to gain back control of them.

  • Anyone who wants to experience a deeper connection with her/himself on all levels. 

WHO SHOULDN’T ATTEND THIS DAY RETREAT:

  • Anyone who’s expecting a magic wand to take away all the problems in their life!

  • Anyone who isn’t prepared to examine their current lifestyle and see where improvements can be made. 

  • Anyone who is expecting a quick-fix.

  • Anyone who is not willing to put in the work.


LINE-UP OF THE DAY:

10:00: Welcome and introduction to the day.

10.45: Physical health

12:00: Tea break 

12:15: Emotional health

13:30: Lunch break

14:30: Mental health

15:45: Tea break

16:00: Spiritual health

17:15: Q+A

18:00: The end. Head home with your goodie bag, inspired to take action with your personal plan.


  • WHO: Eleni Meraki & Jaime Tan

  • WHAT: Reconnect Day Retreat

  • WHEN: November 16, 2019

  • WHERE: Your Space Amsterdam, Herengracht 407

  • EARLY BIRD TICKET: €125/- inc. VAT, until 21 September, 2019. 

  • FULL PRICE TICKET: €155/- inc. VAT, from 21 September 2019 until sold out/ event day.

*Maximum 20 participants only.


Your Space Amsterdam


FAQs

Where is the event?

At Your Space Amsterdam, a beautiful, lush canal house in the heart of central Amsterdam. Be inspired to reconnect with yourself again amidst this green oasis in the city. 

Can I stay at the venue?

No, but here are accommodation options near the venue, if you’re not living in Amsterdam:

Airbnb - Amsterdam Centrum

Melrose Hotel, Elandsgracht

The Hoxton, Herengracht


What are the timings?

10am - 6pm

Can men come to Reconnect Day Retreat?

Yes! Most of our attendees are women, but men are absolutely welcome. You might even get special treatment!

Will there be opportunities for socialising?

Yes we have a lunch break and tea breaks in between each session, so you'll have lots of time to socialise in between. The event is also planned as a workshop format, so there will be time to share with each other too.

Can I bring my partner?

Of course - as long as they buy a ticket if they're attending the event itself.

What is the refund policy?

Please be advised that if you are unable to attend the event we are unable to offer refunds, transfers to a digital ticket or credits for a future event. If you buy a ticket and are unable to attend, you are welcome to sell your ticket as long as we have at least 24 hours notice of the name of your replacement and any dietary requirements. Please email this to jaime@enlightenedspoon.com

Is my registration/ticket transferrable?

If you are unable to make the event, you may transfer your ticket to a friend/colleague. Just drop us a line at least 24 hours before the event with their name (and dietary requirements).

Can I pay in instalments?

Unfortunately not.

Is there an alternative method of payment?

Automating registration and payment via Eventbrite helps us keep ticket prices down so that is our preferred method of payment. 

What if I don't have/ don't want to use PayPal?

You don't need to have a PayPal account to buy a ticket for this event. When you get to the checkout select 

'checkout as guest' and you'll be able to enter your credit or debit card details as normal.

Where can I contact the organiser with any other questions?

Please email any queries to Jaime at jaime@enlightenedspoon.com or Eleni at info@elenimeraki.com.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No

Feel free to reply here or email me if you have any questions: jaime@enlightenedspoon.com. See you there!