The Tokyo 1 Day Retreat was a huge success and I can't wait to tell you all about it!
A few months ago, I realised that a lot of women in my community in Japan were struggling to be able to get away for a long weekend to attend one of my events. So I decided that a "1 Day Retreat" would be in order.
I was so thrilled that thanks to this shorter format I was able to finally meet some of my long time online friends in person. As mothers of small children they were thrilled to have a chance to take part in an event but still be able to get home in time to take care of their little ones.
"I was so excited to get a chance to try one of Jayne's transformational retreats. I hadn't been able to make it for an overnight retreat but the Tokyo 1 day retreat was a perfect mini escape from my life in Chiba to connect with like minded entrepreneurial women in similar situations to myself. The retreat was well-planned, well-timed and a lot of fun. I would recommend to anyone looking for a fun and rewarding day. Can't wait for a time when I can try one of the overnight or more long-term retreats."
Laura Marushima, Full Circle Consulting.
Our first stop was of course for a caffeine hit! Over coffee, you would never have guessed that some of use were meeting for the first time.
Part of my retreats is that everyone comes away from our time together with some clarity on what they would like to work on in the near future to improve themselves or their business. Often we already know what that thing is, but we struggle to give our selves the permission to actually do it. That's one of things we do. Give out permission slips.
After coffee we headed to our lunch spot. I chose a beautifully decorated restaurant just a few minutes from our coffee spot. It was a vegan restaurant that served amazing and beautifully presented food. Whilst we were eating, we also kept going with our masterminding to make sure everyone got their time in the "hot seat".
It was great to see the different perspectives that each member brought to the table from their experiences. Also introducing your business to people who are unfamiliar with it means that you get an insight into what is unclear about who you serve and what you do. One of my more experienced clients had the realisation during our retreat that she should try to take some of her own advice and start using Japanese more with her target audience. Thanks to this, she has already seen a great response from her community.
Our lunch date was topped off with a trip to a nearby spa and the most amazing foot massages. We all came away from that experience with the intention of making foot massages a regular thing as it really is just like having your old feet replaced with new ones.
One of our final treats for the day was a nutrient laden smoothie at the juice bar in the spa. I was able to ask the participants what they'd like to see more from Transformational Retreats in the future.
Some of ideas I heard were:
Having more notice about what is happening so they can prepare funds and orgainse time away from family to attend
A retreat for parents to attend with child care for the kids (excellent idea! fun for everyone!)
What about you? What would you like to see from Transformation Retreats in 2018?