Since I started teaching yoga a few years back, I was dreaming of hosting my own retreat at the beach. While in the beginning of my teacher career, I was more focussed on putting some roots down in the yoga community of Nuremberg, I kept that dream of a retreat on the side, but knew that at some point I would return to it and make it happen.
During the last year, I felt I was ready to go for it, yet I missed the perfect location for my first retreat. While surfing my social media newsfeeds suddenly Sandra posted that she would open a new retreat place in Morocco together with Khalid, her man and local legend surf teacher. Knowing Sandra from many of her classes she taught back in the day at myshanti, and then at her own proactive yoga lounge, and observing how she approached things, becoming a very successful yoga teacher, I knew Bluemind Morocco would be the perfect location for my first retreat.
So I wrote Sandra and we started organizing everything. As expected, Sandra was super prepared, provided all the necessary infos, materials for promotion, tips, tricks, emotional support, and, and, and…yet another confirmation for me that I chose the right people and the right place. In October we started promoting the retreat via all channels. Some good interest from potential participants came back, but by Christmas, the end of the early bird, I had only 1 confirmed booking. Everything seemed to be destined to fall apart before it even began. And yet again Sandra was solid as a rock, and together we discussed and searched for opportunities to still make it happen. We decided to keep it rolling, and with that new energy, 2 more participants confirmed very shortly after our discussions. It became clear, even if we would be only 4 people, we will make it happen! Having a partner like Sandra in such an endeavor is priceless! Sandra thinks in opportunities, recognizing and honoring limits, but also in pushing the limits to create opportunities!