THE BALI RETREAT 2018 - ANGELA'S EXPERIENCE

In this post, Angela from @angelanicolebraun shares her experience and memories from the Bali retreat in March 2018!

Hi, I’m Angela, a life design coach from Calgary, Canada. My story is kind of a funny story; truth be told. A close friend of mine @jenaries, had come across Pangea Dreams and asked me if I wanted to go with her.

Bali - check, retreat with empowered women - check, workshops on social media and photography - check, check.

It was settled, we applied, we’re graciously accepted and the planning began!

In all honesty, I wasn’t familiar with travel influencers; I didn’t even know it was a thing.

And when we all met for the first time, I was a bit intimidated. Social media is not a strength of mind.

But as I was gearing up to leave the corporate world behind and launch my coaching practice full time, I knew understanding how to use social media strategically would be an instrumental part of the marketing puzzle that I needed to understand. And so I made the investment in myself and took the leap of faith.

Jen and I joined Bali in March 2018 and stayed in the most amazing Villa Atas Awan; think a treehouse fit for royalty with two infinity pools in the Balinese rainforest.

Our days began with yoga, gratitude and intention setting followed by the most amazing breakfast and education packed workshops on everything from personal branding, media kits, photography and collaborations. I even hosted my own workshop on goal setting!

Tracy, the founder of Pangea Dreams, went out of her way to see that every detail was covered; think floaties for our pool, bringing in massages to the villa and arranging for us to partake in the magic of Nyepi (Balinese New Years Eve) to name a few.

And that doesn’t cover the experiences we had outside of the villa.

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My most favourite was the hike up Mt Batur. Although it was a 2 a.m. wake up call and a trek up the mountain in the dark with flashlights; it was well worth it!

I likely never would have done it if I had been traveling on my own, but was incredibly grateful to experience the morning sunrise in all its splendour with all of my new friends (including the monkeys on Mount Batur!).

All kidding aside, there are plenty of retreats to choose from so why is Pangea Dreams so special?

This is so much more than growing your social media following, beautiful photos with professionals in a magical destination.

This is about the people who host and attend this retreat. It’s the environment that’s created that makes it so special. Its about fostering courage to shine, supporting dreams, growth and most of all friendships that will last a lifetime.

Although I’m not stepping into the travel influencer world, the things I have learned, tested and had great success with can be adopted for anyone who is looking to develop a personal brand.

I saw a 100% increase in engagement on my posts and turned my Instagram account to public (that was a big step for me!) and have continuously grown my followers since. I have purchased a DSLR camera and have started looking at photo opportunities in a way that I never had before. It actually allows you to see the beauty of your surroundings when you are looking to frame a shot in that way.

But more than anything; it’s about the people you are blessed to meet, the magical experiences that are created and the memories that stay with you for a lifetime.

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About the author: Angela is a life design coach from Calgary, Canada that loves travel and adventure, is a health and wellness advocate and is a tried and true rock and roll junkie. She loves to encompass positive mindset, strategy and fun in all that she does. She travelled to Bali with Pangea Dreams in order to start building her online coaching brand, see the magic of Bali and connect with new found friends.

Find Angela on her website and on Instagram.

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