Happiness is when everything in your reality coexists in harmony, when desires are realized, not through manipulation but through realization of your own true power, and when you can easily relax into the unknown with faith that the universe is supporting you in every way.
What was your biggest learning experience from traveling solo?
That when forced to sort out problems on your own you revert to primal instincts that we have almost lost. And I don't mean problems like "what am I going to eat for dinner?" I mean problems like, "ok...I'm riding around Indonesia with a strange Balinese taxi driver who doesn't know where he's going and is looking at me to direct him....where do I have this guy drop me off?!" It's in those moments that we're forced to truly listen to our gut, and navigate our way through situations based on nothing but intuition. NOTHING is more empowering!
What is your favorite part about Morocco? Why is it a good place to host a retreat?
Morocco is nothing short of the most fantastic melting pot of culture I've ever witnessed. Historically it's been one of the biggest port stops for all commerce between Europe and Africa (and elsewhere) for centuries. It's common to hear 4 languages spoken (Arabic, French, English, and traditional Berber) and markets flooded with all sorts of crafts, spices, wears, rugs, etc. from a blend of techniques from all over the world. It's a hustle and bustle country that forces you to turn inward to find peace and quiet.
It's a beautiful place for this immersion experience because we can explore so many different landscapes -- metropolis, desert, and ocean -- as well as the richness of culture, food, tradition, and of course SURF! It's a country that takes us outside our comfort zones and forces us to rely on our instincts which is always the goal when traveling adventurously!