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24hr Reset Retreat At May Hill Gloucs

With Danny Shmulevitch

RESET RETREAT MAY HILL
THE GATEWAY TO A DEEPER CONNECTION

The Reset Retreat at May Hill provides a gateway to deeper connection – to yourself, to nature, and to your colleagues. What you’ll learn in these precious hours can be used to inform your decision-making at work as well as at home and enable you to more easily access your intuition wherever you are.

​Your team will spend 24 hours in Danny’s company as he shares the timeless wisdom gained during forty years spent living and working among indigenous tribespeople. You will experience what it feels like to reconnect with your instinctual self by dissolving the separation between you and nature and explore a deeper, more physical way of feeling and connecting with the world.

What to expect

The environment is not separate from ourselves;
we are inside it and it is inside us; we make it and it makes us.” ​​

Davi Kopenawa, Yanomami tribesman

Arrival

You’ll arrive to a beautifully restored farmhouse in Gloucestershire, at the foot of May Hill, where you’ll be made to feel at home and well-cared for in every sense. We travel from from here, on foot, to the beautiful woodland and wild and open grassland of May Hill, a Site of Special Scientific Interest, with its spectacular views and natural green cathedral.

​Schedule

Arrive at May Hill Farm at 11.30am, where you’re invited for a delicious, locally-sourced lunch. You can either arrange your own travel independently, or we can arrange this for you. Danny will provide compelling insights, based on the wisdom of the indigenous people of Sinai and Kalahari, that underpin the purpose of this retreat.

After lunch, we’ll walk for a mile and half to our basecamp. Along the way, you’ll understand the orientation of the energy field, and the impacts of the way we live today on our ability to feel and connect with it.

You’ll spend the night sleeping under the stars in comfort, held by the beauty of the ancient woodland. Ideally, we recommend an overnight fast (no eating from lunch to breakfast the following morning). Our experience has shown that this is the best way to gain clarity in both mind and body. This is optional and we will support you if you choose note to take part.

At dawn, we’ll make our way to the top of May Hill to celebrate the expansion that is possible when we dissolve our separation from nature.

​We’ll break the fast with a vegetarian breakfast by the fire back at May Hill Farm. Here, there will be the opportunity to discuss the experience and explore the everyday ways in which we can use what we’ve learned to tune in and reconnect to our environment in our every day lives.

What to bring

Comfortable backpack
Good shoes
Sleeping bag
Torch
Appropriate clothing for the weather and
overnight stay in the forest
Notebook and pen
Water bottle

We’ll provide

Lunch on arrival day and breakfast the following morning, as well as herbal teas and water throughout your time with us.

Dates

The Reset Retreat at May Hill is organised as a bespoke group event for a team of up to 8 people within an agency or organisation. Contact us to discuss your requirements and for prices.

 

Creative Agency Series: Good For Life

With The Life Adventure

We live in a time of great unravelling. Weavers are needed. That means you.

Creative and marketing professionals have never had a more vital role to play than now, as humanity chooses its pathway for the future. In the last month, the Bank of England and the UK’s largest investment fund, Legal & General, alongside David Attenborough, countless environmental NGOs and the B Corp movement have called for businesses to rapidly adapt pretty much everything they do, or to prepare for failure. Countries, councils and businesses are declaring climate and biodiversity emergencies.

Whether we are able to reduce carbon emissions fast enough, restore biodiversity and transform our food systems depends not on technology, but story. We already have the know-how to fix the biggest challenges of our time, but lack the will, the reason and desire for transformation. Making that shift, the greatest of our times, depends on creative teams being at their very best, physically and mentally resilient, and ready for the graft that will underpin the best work they’ve ever delivered.

Creating campaigns, projects and programmes that help clients engage effectively in a rapid journey towards a resilient future means letting go of the suffering, doubt and anguish that comes with many of the emotional and physical wellbeing struggles that shape people’s lives. Imagining the creative work that connects audiences’ heads, hearts and actions to the brands that they love, and to a future that we can be proud of building means reconnecting to ourselves, to the people around us and to nature.

Bringing new economies, cultures and technologies to life, to replace the current set that are fraying the very fabric of the world as we know it, will require a level of courage, collaboration and persistence that is new to many. We may not be equipped with the right tools, yet we need to be ready for the rapid shifts that must start within the next couple of years, at the most.

Good for Life is a powerful, life-affirming 3-day experience that helps creative industry professionals prepare mind, body & soul for a world on the edge of chaos. It’s a supercharge of inspiration and insight for leaders and owners of progressive creative agencies who know that transformational change is coming soon for them and their clients.

The programme will enrich an individual and teams’ capability to make epic contributions with sharper skills and stories to build a better life for all. In this incredible journey of personal transformation, we help participants focus what they do to what they really care about by using adventure, experiential learning, reflection and discussion to connect to self, each other, land, sea and nature.  You’ll walk away with a passport, compass and map to live more fully, actively and consciously both now and in the future, and the ability to bring that gift back into the teams and clients you work with.

Location, accommodation & what you’ll be doing

The backdrop to Good for Life is the incredible landscape, heritage and welcome of St David’s in Pembrokeshire, West Wales, the UK’s smallest city where land meets sea. We can arrange transport to get you there, or you can arrive under your own steam.

You have choice of accommodation that ranges from nearly wild camping, glamping, self-catering or country house hotel, with incredible local food and ingredients grown within a couple of miles. Wherever the stay, the stunning Pembrokeshire coast is a perfect, memorable classroom for these three days.
We’ve lined up an incredible pick-and-choose of life skill adventures. They’re a kind of super-sized scouting for 21st century grown-ups. Each team we work with can choose pretty much any combination from the options below to form the foundations of their Good for Life experience and connect their learning back into their work and life at the agency.


MIND HEALTH


1. Compass For Life – defining ‘Super North Star’ goals, plans and values
2. Mental Flexibility – using improv skills to make everything a gift
3. Still Focus – learning how to apply mindfulness in day to day life
4. Growth Mind-Set – learning to learn from everyday events


HEART & BODY HEALTH


1. Nutrition – our body & mind grows from our stomach. Eat that way
2. Recovery – planning and action to regain fitness & resilience
3. Massage – how to look after ourselves better
4. Movement – finding the exercise that’s right for us, for life
6. Endurance


THE OCEAN


1. Rhythms – learn of the tides, currents, seasons and cycles
2. Climate & The Sea – understanding the impact of sea level rise
3. Safety – staying secure whatever the weather
4. Coast Craft – canny, light-touch ways to make the most of the coast
5. Healthy Seas – actions to take on plastic and diet to restore ocean health


THE LAND


1. Wild camping – what’s possible where and when
2. Foraged feasts – leaf, seaweed and root for tasty foods
3. Stars & lines – essential map-reading and navigation
4. First Aid – basic emergency skills for safety off the path


Facilitators

Andy Middleton

Andy is a maverick thinker and social entrepreneur with a passion for disruptive change and radical innovation. He is Founder Director of the TYF Group and a non-exec board member of Natural Resources Wales, helping organisations correlate their ambition, goals and actions to the speed and scale of response that’s needed for a shift to resilience. Andy works with business, schools, parents, adults and kids, redesigning play, work and learning to fit with a changing future. The Do Lectures is the UK’s answer to Ted Talks (only better, in our opinion). A hugely inspiring not-for-profit business which offers talks from passionate, creative people that Do. Hosting an ‘ideas festival’ each year, first in Wales, then in San Francisco and now Australia, the DO experience has been known to change people’s lives, including ours here at The Life Adventure.  Watch Andy’s Do Lectures  talk here.

Justine Clement

Justine is the founder of The Life Adventure and CEO of The Happy Prize Company, an agency working with leading FMCG brands and their marketing agencies to deliver meaningful experiences which are used in promotional campaigns, as well as employee incentives for organisations. She also offers her time out to the London Healthy Workplace Award, which helps to make London workplaces healthier, happier and more productive. She’s recently founded a not-for-profit community venture in West Sussex called Selsey Sea Bathing Society The society was crowd-funded with the help of the West Sussex Community Initiative Fund, as well as the local community and seeks to provide a place where locals can share their love of the sea. They organise swim gatherings during the summer months and will be hosting talks, beach cleans and charity initiatives during the winter. Most importantly, the society offers opportunities for people to gather together as a community and provide a way for those who may feel lonely or isolated to bond, as well as improving people’s confidence in the water and re-gaining their love of the sea. Justine is also a Shinrin Yoku CPD certified practitioner.


Need To Know…

Location: St David’s, Pembrokeshire, Wales

Duration: 2 nights/ 3 days

Includes: all meals, wild camping/hotel, all activities & resources

Cost: ranges from £885 per person for camping and £1030 B&B through to £1240 for 3* / 4* hotel depending on accommodation and chosen activities based on a minimum of 6 staff, ideally 8, but can be run up to 12.

This experience is run in collaboration with TYF.


 

Further reading: https://www.thedrum.com/news/2019/05/17/extinction-rebellion-warns-ad-industry-you-didn-t-think-we-d-forget-about-you


 

Deep Core Awareness Retreats (1-14 nights)

With Danny Shmulevitch

In an age of busyness, stress and chronic overstimulation, success comes at a price. Many of the world’s most accomplished leaders and entrepreneurs find it hard to switch off or make time to connect with themselves. And yet nurturing that connection is essential for real productivity, creativity and happiness. The demands of our fast paced world draw our attention outward and away from the source of our abilities — our inner core, which is the well-spring of intuition, inspiration and the ability to think outside of the box. Our ability to successfully manage the challenges ahead depend on a renewed connection to the best within us and the cultivation of new set of ‘eyes’ that enable to see the timeless wisdom that can inform best-choice decision making.

The cultivation of a new set of ‘eyes’ begins by taking time out to retreat from a frenetic world to explore and rediscover the value and vitality of your deep self. Taking quiet time to reconnect with your authentic self clears the mind and allows a deep perception that gives new perspectives and understandings. Looking at the bigger picture through the lens of your inner picture provides insights and inspired strategies that may be otherwise inaccessible. Gaining access to that inner picture is most easily achieved in a beautiful natural setting that invokes awe and wonder.

The Deep Core Awareness retreats offered by Meaningful Travel 101 and Danny Shmulevitch provide bespoke programmes for leaders and their organisations to deeply reconnect with the best in themselves and each other in the stunning beauty of wilderness landscapes.

Danny is a masterful mentor in the fine art of rediscovering and listening to our powerful inner selves — the essential process of linking to and realising our latent potential. He has extensive experience facilitating leader’s inner work through the connection with natural settings around the world, from the Sinai Desert to the Kalahari Desert and beyond to the Arctic Circle. He is an intuitive, humorous and adaptable facilitator who is responsive to the specific needs of each individual. He is skilled in enabling participants to draw nourishment from places of exceptional beauty and match it to their own inner majesty, helping them to leave after a short period of time with a renewed sense of what matters most and how to achieve that in their personal and professional lives.

Our Deep Core Awareness retreats offer people the chance to totally reset their inner being, resulting in a balanced alignment of their head and their heart. This leads to deep perception and new levels of efficiency. Deep Core retreats offer a chance for complete renewal and re-energising of participants. The shift to deep inner coherence gives participants the clarity to make better decisions and improve their communications, in both their business and personal life. Participants report that the effort to listen to their inner core, in the quiet of natural surroundings, lets them listen more carefully and empathetically to others. They say that this helps them build better relationships and more dynamic teams.

Our Deep Core Awareness retreats are currently being offered at Finca de Ariant in the magnificent pristine wild landscape of the Tramuntana mountains of north-west Mallorca. If you’re interested in holding retreats in other locations, get in touch as we’ll create totally bespoke experiences too.

Forest Bathing & Storytelling For Organisations & Agencies

With The Life Adventure

Forest Bathing can be used in a number of ways to enhance training and leadership skills in organisations, including building resilience and alleviating stress and burnout. Storytelling has the power to influence and change both individuals and organisations and is an art form increasingly used to sell a concept, idea or set of values both internally and externally.

This session is run by Justine along with writer, management consultant and public speaker Preethi Nair, combining the best of both of these powerful tools and openers. Ideally we’d recommend you allow a full day for this to allow the mind and body to slow right down and engage with the forest environment because it’s here that the magic happens. However, it can also be delivered as a half day experience (we suggest you allow a minimum of 4hrs) and is best delivered for up to 8 people.

Half Day Morning or Afternoon

We begin with a 2 hour experience in the forest. Together we’ll take time to explore the forest environment, immersing deep into the sounds, smells and textures of a woodland ecosystem. We look at how the forest stimulates all five of our senses and moves us from engaging less with our sympathetic nervous system (fight/flight) and more with our parasympathetic system (rest and recover). We do this through a series of light and easily managed physical and mental exercises, known in Forest Bathing as ‘invitations’.

This is then followed by a 2 hour session weaving storytelling into the experiences you’ve had in the forest. Settling down in our covered woodland meeting house, we’ll now turn to explore the work of a storyteller and see how great stories are put together. You’ll learn about the tools they have at their disposable and then use these to put great stories together both in a group and individual context. You’ll come away with the skills of a storyteller along with a newfound creativity, a fresh innovative perspective and learn the power to influence through story.

The combination is a powerful one, leaving you more connected to yourself and those around you. The positive effects of spending 4 hours in the forest are scientifically proven to deliver lasting benefits to your physical and mental wellbeing and will help bring about greater clarity on the challenges you face. A full day will be an enhanced version of what you see above and the benefits to extending your time, hopefully, obvious.

Full Day

A full day allows for more time to immerse yourselves; to switch off, slow down and connect more deeply to your woodland environment. We’ll gather to have breakfast together before the morning session begins and share your experiences over lunch. In the afternoon you’ll have a longer storytelling session with Preethi with more time to explore the work of a storyteller. In our experience, having a day has a greater impact on your health and subsequent vibrancy. If you’d like us to organise a location for you so that you can stay overnight to maximise the experience, we work with several locations such as the 5* Gravetye Manor in East Sussex in the Ashdown Forest.

About Preethi Nair

Preethi has shared a platform with Sir Bob Geldof, Kevin Spacey, the head of Green & Blacks & Prêt a Manger and spoken on “talking less & doing more.” She writes for BBC Radio 4 and a number of broadsheets and takes creativity and innovation back to the workplace. She works with leadership teams globally, bringing together the worlds of business and the imagination. She is also on the faculty at Cranfield university, London Business School and at the Financial Times/IE Learning, teaching various modules on storytelling and personal leadership.

This workshop can be taught across all levels from senior leaderships teams and down the line.

Please also see our session on Forest Bathing For Organisations.

Contact Justine to discuss on +44 (0) 7714 333418 or email us to start the conversation hello@thelifeadventure.co

Forest Bathing For Organisations & Agencies

With Justine Clement

Get your team out of the office and into the forest.

What is it?

‘Forest Bathing’ means to immerse ourselves in a forest or woodland. It is unique in affecting all our senses and by breathing in the essential oils (phytoncides) that trees give off, which are absorbed by the body, the experience has a profound effect on positive feelings, stress hormone levels, sympathetic nervous (fight or flight) activity, parasympathetic nervous (rest & recover) activity, blood pressure, heart rate and brain activity.

Background

Research, primarily conducted in Japan and South Korea, has proven the health benefits of spending time amongst the trees. Every study so far has demonstrated that forest bathing positively creates calming neuro-psychological effects through changes in the nervous system, reducing the stress hormone cortisol and boosting the immune system. Every study conducted so far has shown proven reductions in stress, anger, anxiety, depression and sleeplessness amongst participants. In fact after just 15 minutes of forest bathing blood pressure drops, stress levels are reduced and concentration and mental clarity improve.

Uses

Forest Bathing can be used in a number of ways to enhance training and leadership skills. We’ll either choose a location and arrange transportation, or, if you are organising an off-site board meeting or away day at a location where there is access to a forest, we’ll come to the location and run the session form there. The experience can be used in many ways, but a few examples include:

  • To improve staff to customer relationships
  • Improves creative thinking
  • Used by CEOs seeking a breathing space
  • As stress relief and ‘avoiding burnout’ tools
  • Improves empathy
Useful quick facts & figures
  • You only need to spend two hours in a forest to see the beneficial effect of Forest Therapy/Bathing
  • Forest bathing once a month is enough to maintain a high level of natural killer cell activity.
  • Women’s moods are particularly positively affected by forest bathing
  • Forest bathing can help you sleep better. Research in Japan 2006 showed that the average sleep time of participants after a two-hour forest walk increased by 15%, or 54 minutes.
  • Forest bathing lowers your heart rate and blood pressure. It improves your cardiovascular and metabolic rate.
  • Forest bathing improves your immune system by increasing the number of natural killer (NK) cells. NK cells are a type of white blood cell that attack and kill unwanted cells. They do this with the help of anti-cancer proteins: perforin, granulysin and granzymes
  • Phytoncides are the natural oils emitted by the trees a forest. The main components of phytoncides are terpennes. These are all proven to help with anxiety and lift depression. They also increase the NK cell activity and presence of anti-cancer proteins perforin, granzyme A and gransulysin
  • There is a common and harmless bacteria which is released when we walk in the forest, called Mycrobacterium vaccae which makes us feel happy. This is because it stimulates the immune system
  • Spending time in nature can boost problem-solving ability and creativity by 50%
  • Researchers have shown that we become more helpful and caring after watching David Attenborough’s Planet Earth and looking at pictures of breathtakingly tall trees. Looking at nature increases our levels of anti-inflammatory cytokines. These are proteins that make our immune system work harder which gives a positive boost to our health.
  • There’s no medicine you can take that has such a direct influence on your health than a guided walk in a beautiful forest
  • ‘Soft fascination’ is an involuntary attention that requires no mental effort, it just comes naturally and is what we use when we are in nature. Our minds are effortlessly captivated by clouds and sunsets, the movement and sounds of the wind in the leaves, waterfalls and streams. This leads us into a meditative state which allows us to reflect and restore our capacity to think more clearly at work (and home)
  • When trees die, people die. The US Forest Service found that in places where ash trees had been affected by emerald ash border disease (100 million so far) mortality rates were higher – specifically the rates from cardiovascular and respiratory tract disease which are two of the most common causes of death in America
  • Natural silence has been called one of the most endangered resources on the planet. Silence is considered such a precious commodity that the US National Park service has put a protection order on it in the middle of the Hoh Rainforest in Olympic National Park, Washington State
What to expect

As a trained Forest Therapy Guide with IOFTM, Justine facilitates safe gentle walks, providing instructions — referred to as “invitations” — which are used as ways to open the senses. We spend so much time using our vision that our other senses often get forgotten and are underutilised. Each walk begins with establishing embodied contact with where you are. Next comes a series of connective invitations, often improvised in the moment and adapted to the needs of your group. These may be followed by wander time and/or sit spot. The walks end with a ceremony of sharing tea made from foraged local plants.

Forest therapy walks are not hikes in the traditional sense. An entire walk is typically 2 to 4 hours in duration and often covers no more than a quarter mile distance. In that relatively short distance and time most people experience contact with nature in a much deeper way than they ever have prior to the session. People have a wide range of experiences, some of which they feel are significant, even profound. As a guide, Justine is trained in the skills and perspectives needed to be a supportive witness of these experiences.

3-hours is the minimal time we recommend you should allow for this experience and it is best run for up to 8 people. It doesn’t matter if you are all from one team or spread amongst a few different departments. This is based on you coming to Surrey or Sussex in the forests we work with there. But if you’re short on time, it’s also possible to run a 2 hours taster session. If you’d like us to travel to woods/forest near your offices or for an offsite, that’s also possible.

Please also see our session on Forest Bathing & Storytelling For Organisations & Agencies.

Contact Justine to discuss on +44 (0) 7714 333418 or email us to start the conversation hello@thelifeadventure.co

Getting The Band Back Together (2 night leadership retreat in Dorset)

With Chris Barez-Brown
What is it?

A 2 night/3 day retreat based workshop for boards and leadership teams who need to invest in how they work.  A time for reflection and bonding, whilst tuning up the behaviours and skills of how they function. The retreat will be a little bit of leadership rehab, getting away from bad habits and introducing some good ones into the mix.  It’s a human, energetic and soul filling adventure held in Lyme Regis, with River Cottage cooking, sea views and 10 acres to stomp around in.

What you’ll learn
  • We teach new, energetic and creative leadership approaches whilst applying them to issues of the team.
  • How to make every interaction count.
  • Increasing awareness so you can consciously ask the question ‘what’s needed here?’
  • How to love getting feedback and lead for it everyday.
  • How to think more creatively on any issue without doing brainstorming (yuk)
  • How to manage your energy to get more good days.
  • How to flex your leadership style depending on ‘what’s needed here?’
  • How to lead the change and make it fun and exciting.
Deliverables
  • Super-tight team
  • An agreed behavioural standard that all have signed up to.
  • New ways of being that will make the team more productive, but also change the wider business for the good.
  • A shot in the arm where everyone feels super excited to get back and make a difference.
  • A big old smile on everyone’s faces as they realise the future is theirs and they have all they need to make extraordinary.
The nitty gritty

We can take up to 12 people on this retreat but 8 to 10 is ideal.  It starts at lunchtime on day 1 and finishes at lunchtime on day 3.  It’s held in Chris’s home in Lyme Regis, Dorset.  River Cottage will come and teach you some cooking incredible tips on the final evening.  This is a proper team adventure.

Also check out..

Our other workshop with Chris called Wake Up! The Experience which we can also incorporate into this leadership retreat.

Learn To Breathe Workshops

With Alan Dolan
Why do you need to learn to breathe properly?

Have you ever watched a small child at play? Completely absorbed in the moment and totally unselfconscious. Perfect authenticity. No facades. Simply being. It’s a great reminder of our inherent ability to live this way. So when did we lose that ability and how do we get back there?

From a very early age we are taught how NOT to be authentic. Parents give children signals as to what is ‘ok’ and ‘not-ok’, and children adopt strategies in order to regain approval. For children, non-authentic behaviour has a short term gain. Over time however it becomes the norm, leading us further and further away from who we really are.

Our relationships with others, both inside and outside the workplace, are a direct reflection of the one we have with ourselves. You can’t hope to connect with others if we can’t connect to ourselves. If you’re looking for authenticity you need to be authentic with yourself. If you want respect from others at work, you need to be respectful with yourself. If you’d like to see through the facades of others you must get behind your own facade first.

Breathwork is your ticket back to the remembrance of your authentic self, a journey which can open you further than you ever imagined possible. It’s the best 2hrs you will ever spend.  Learning to breathe properly allows you to lighten up, and realise that you are already ok as you are. The facade you’ve spent years constructing will simply fall away as you begin to practice what you have learned in this session. You can disengage from the drama, find your centre, find joy – and consciously create a life you are happy to be a part of.

The Power of Breath

Humans have been aware of the healing power of their breath for millennia. Through the centuries we’ve developed a vast array of breathing practices, all designed to bring about physical and emotional wellbeing and connect with ourselves.

But in today’s society, we often neglect our bodies’ built-in capabilities. Imagine owning the highest specification TV in existence, keeping it plugged in on standby and then living with it for years and years without ever actually turning it on. The fact is, most of us live in ‘standby mode’ most of the time. The most powerful mechanism is literally right beneath our noses waiting to be explored, yet we rarely give it more than a passing thought.

Learning to breathe is a powerful and safe way to infuse the body with oxygen and energy, recharging our own (often depleted) systems to work to their healing capacity. And it facilitates openings in us which allow us to tap into our deeper resources and live better, easier, more joyful lives.

This breathwork session can help you back to optimum health, mental and emotional clarity and experience a better relationship with ourselves and the people we work alongside. It can facilitate the growth we need in order for us to transform into who we’re capable of becoming.

What you’ll gain from this session and further self-practice
  • Learn a technique which, if practised, will help you become the healthiest you’ve ever been
  • Feel completely energised
  • Experience deeply nourishing peace and relaxation
  • Move beyond whatever is standing between you and happiness
  • Become aware of emotions halting your personal growth
  • Let go of emotional baggage permanently and easily
  • Release anxiety and alleviate depression
The Technique

Alan Dolan’s work is based around years of exploring the most beneficial breathing techniques available to us. You’ll be taught how to use breathing effectively and be guided and supervised as you go along – paving the way for really transformative experiences.

What’s included

A 2-hr group breathwork session with an appropriate number of facilitators who will work alongside Alan to assist you.

Please get in touch with us directly to make a booking. We can accommodate up to 60 people in one session. Please contact us here.

Alan Dolan is one of the best breathworkers I’ve had the privilege to work with. His level of care for and intuitive understanding about the needs of his clients is second to none and I highly recommend him to any and everyone looking for a way to live a happier, healthier and more peaceful life”

 Naomie Harris, Oscar, Bafta & Golden Globe nominee

 

Movement for Organisations

With The Life Adventure

This topic helps participants understand that the way we move impacts the way we think. Through movement we can find more energy, creativity, vitality and awareness. These are qualities need in an increasingly complex 24/7 world. This topic will explore what might happen if we integrate more movement into our working day.

This workshop is available as part of a corporate subscription package. Contact us for details.

Nutrition & Gut Makeover

With Jeannette Hyde

Work, Rest & Play Nutrition & Gut Makeover – corporate programme

This progressive programme is based on cutting-edge nutritional science, focusing on preventing illness & encouraging a high rate of adoption. It’s designed to:

  • Help staff learn to make beneficial food choices throughout the day to stay energised & focused, manage weight & build resilience.
  • Encourage eating to match heritage & genes to avoid major illnesses that may run in families.
  • Suggest foods to aid relaxation & sleep, mitigate stress & prevent coughs & cold

Work

Here we focus on eating to be energised throughout the working day, building resilience, managing weight, and avoiding burn out.

Rest

Here we look at reducing hidden stimulants in the diet, and getting the right nutrients every day to make sleep hormones. We explain the importance of relaxation when eating to improve absorption of nutrients to boost the immune system, and prevent falling ill.

Play

This is all about the fun areas. If you eat cakes, which ones are better choices and why? If you take just one supplement, which one, and in which form? What can you eat to reduce the risk of coughs and colds? There is also a section on the new field of nutrigenetics and how genetic information can be used to tweak your diet, to reduce risk of switching on genes connected with major illnesses which may run in your family.

This programme includes:

Initial consultation

3 x 1 hour talks

A personal booklet to accompany each talk to keep and refer to

Easy food preparation and demonstrations

Healthy food/snack giveaways as gifts

DNA testing, and one-to-one genetic nutrition consultations and reports*

* Designing an individualised diet to an employee’s DNA is a new method used to reduce risk of switching on genes associated with familial illnesses.

What you can expect from this series of workshops and talks

Your employees:

You’ll find there will be strong staff engagement for starters.  The information delivered on this workshop is engaging and you can expect to see implementation of new behaviours from those that have attended.

Your organisation:

You’ll see improved absence rates, increased energy and increased motivation.

This workshop is available as part of a corporate programme. Please get in touch to discuss how we can design one just for you.

Open Leadership with Horses – Equine Guided Leadership

With Jude Jennison
We all have the capacity to be extraordinary, so why settle for anything less?

Equine Guided Leadership Development is a unique and powerful way of learning that involves leading horses on the ground through a variety of exercises to gain direct feedback on your leadership style. It’s an experiential-based learning program where you embody your leadership skills, resulting in sustainable behavioural change. You learn your personal impact, both individually and within a team.

No riding is involved and no experience of horses is required. The focus is on leadership skills that can only be learned experientially. You get direct feedback on your leadership impact by how the horse responds moment by moment which will give you the opportunity to recalibrate until you get the results you want.

Why Horses?

Horses mirror your non-verbal communication so you quickly identify the impact of your leadership, explore how to use emotional intelligence with instant feedback and recalibrate to get results. This profound way of learning creates fast results that are repeatable back in every day situations.

We work with horses because they have been proven to:

  • Respond based on the 90% of your communication that is non-verbal
  • Provide non-judgmental feedback by mirroring your leadership style
  • Only interact with authentic behaviour
  • Help you identify your core strengths and highlight the areas where you get stuck, often in the first few minutes of the day
  • Follow leaders and teams who are compelling, compassionate, authentic, clear and work in unity
  • Provide a different environment where leaders learn how to lead out of their comfort zone and take bold action
  • Work as a cohesive team and mirror your team’s behaviour
  • Require you to work collaboratively together
  • Help you identify solutions to long-standing challenges
  • Research from the University of Kentucky showed that people who had attended a one-day workshop with horses showed an increase in self-awareness, self-management, social awareness and relationship management.
  • The learning is authentic, sustainable and transferable to all leadership situations that you may encounter in future.
  • People are repeatedly surprised at how quickly behaviours are uncovered and quickly they can change them
What you can expect to gain from working with horses?

Previous clients have reported an increase in confidence, gained clarity on key challenges and overcome barriers to success that were previously holding them back.

You’ll also:

  • Understand your impact
  • Identify your strengths, get feedback on your leadership behaviours and increase awareness of your impact on others
  • Build better relationships
  • Discover how to use the subtle art of non-verbal communication to build rapport, embrace differences and influence others
  • Collaborate more effectively
  • Explore your default patterns of behaviour, find new ways to work with other more cohesively and overcome barriers to success

As well as:

  • Take high-performing leaders to another level with increased self-awareness and ability to recalibrate their approach in the moment
  • Enable more courageous leadership, creative thinking, flexibility and innovation
  • Maximise the use of personal strengths to overcome obstacles and achieve business goals more quickly
  • Accelerate team cohesion through greater understanding of self and other team members
  • Inspire and influence clients and teams with differing personalities and needs
  • Improve relationship and communication skills
  • Be assertive under pressure, without resorting to coercion or avoidance
  • Greater awareness of conflict and default patterns
  • Increase trust within the team and the wider organisation

“I am now more interested in achieving collective results rather than individual success. I have more empathy now, not only with the rest of the team but with others in general.” Jorge Ribeiro, Head of IT Infrastructure, Telefonica

“Jude is the secret weapon called upon by major global brands to help them address hidden leadership issues that are limiting vision, stifling productivity, and damaging trust and team effectiveness.”

The cost

£6025 total for the day which is based on up to 8 people attending. This includes all preparation for your individual leadership team needs as well as including a copy of Jude’s book per person, photos from the day and a follow on 15mins coaching per person. Excludes travel to the location.

Contact us to book and discuss your requirements.  We can bespoke each workshop to your organisational needs, values and vision.

Peak Performance Through Movement (MASTERCLASS)

With Jorge Crecis
Increase personal impact, reduce stress, have more fun
Why this is something you should try

Our body is the most immediate tool we have. Working on our bodies not only enables us to become more efficient, but surprisingly, it also teaches us how to have more fun on a daily basis. This, in turn, increases our personal impact on those around us. In this workshop, which ideally runs for 4 hours, but we can reduce down to 2 or 3 hours if time is short, we’ll share simple, powerful and widely proven routines taken from years of working with top-performing artists, to tap into an ideal peak performative state of mind, at will.

• Less judgment + full commitment = your full potential is released
• Habits disappear in order to leave space for efficacy and immediacy
• Games are very serious things. Games push us to do our best and have fun at the same time

What you’ll be doing

Have you ever wondered why dancers and rock stars possess a special charisma? That special something that attracts everyone’s attention? How they perform at their peak every night? And why they have an amazing presence and vitality?

For many years Jorge has worked with dance personalities such as Carlos Acosta and music legend Paul McCartney, amongst others. Now, for the first time, we’re sharing the secret of their vitality to other professionals, who’s careers demand a high level of physical and mental performance.

This workshop combines the energy of high-performing movement with the creativity of performing arts. By capturing the spontaneity and the immense concentration of being in the moment, you’ll be pushed into an enhanced presence of mind.

How it runs

Day Schedule (4 hours, but can be adjusted to suit your schedule)

Arrival and refreshments (15 mins)

Entering peak performance (1 hour)

o Welcome and introduction
o Mind/Brain Warm up. Gentle physical tune up.
o Demystification of the act of performing: embodying presence

Break and refreshments (15 mins)

During performance (1.5 hours)

o Games are a serious thing: throwing and catching bottles
o Problem solving in real time: it gets complicated
o The Jackie Chan effect. Switching on and off

Break and refreshments (15 mins)

Exiting performance (45 mins)

o Transference to daily life: case study
o Last exercise: the secret of peak performance
o Questions and optional follow up

This workshop is not about teaching dance. It’s about teaching real people with real problems how to embrace life and enjoy every scenario that’s thrown at them. You’ll be amazed at the results.

The follow up

For four weeks following the initial group session, participants will be given a daily task to implement from what they have experienced during the workshop and incorporate it into their daily life and routines. These tasks will be provided through WhatsApp or email, along with access to a collection of continuing resources.

What people say

“Game changer”

 

“I feel physically activated, mentally focus and ready to fight the right battles”

 

“Through this experience, I learned the power of motivating and reinvigorating a tired body and I found a new strength for my daily routines”

 

“The body is great, and so is the mind – it was a liberation!! Thank you so much.”

 

“No matter the hours of sleep I have one day or no matter how tired I am, the exercises help me to stay focused and fully involved in what I am doing”

 

“I explored these aspects in very concrete terms and I came to realise that performance has nothing to do with magic, but rather it can be trained and enhanced. “

 

“It is rare to find classes like yours and more rare to find people like you to inspire other people”

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Risk-taking for Change Makers

With Kamala Katbamna

We work in a climate that’s volatile, uncertain and complex. It’s also full of exciting possibilities – if you’re willing to take a risk. By developing courage and exercising our risk-taking ‘muscles’, we can begin to adapt to a new way of thinking and working. And by taking even more risks, we’ll start innovating faster and creating positive change within our organisations.

This fun and fast-paced session will help you experiment, learn fast and move forward with greater courage and resilience. The workshop will use singing and conducting to create a practical experience of risk and innovation, of leading and being led through change.

Together, you’ll learn a song in simple harmony. You’ll then have the excitement and challenge of leading an experiment using this song, engaging with constructive critique and being part of a group trying to interpret and respond to change. It’s an exciting challenge.

This hands-on, interactive session will help you:

  • Explore your personal relationship with risk 
  • Strengthen your courage to innovate and experiment faster and more frequently
  • Give and get fast, relevant feedback on your own and colleagues’ ideas
  • Offer challenge and dissent constructively and in the moment
  • Learn practical tools to improve your resilience and help you take risks more sustainably

The session will close with practical actions to help you apply your learning back in the workplace. There are no solos, and you don’t need any musical experience to participate fully!

Praise for previous sessions:

We’re creatives, so our job is all about taking risks and innovating. But that doesn’t mean we always find it easy! Kamala really helped me understand my personal response to risk, and be bolder about the ideas I put into practice. I’m now more confident about trying out ideas faster and with more of a game plan. And I back it up with the breathing exercises to stay calm! Definitely recommended.” Participant, Risk-taking for Change Makers

and another..

The risk session was fantastic, and really different to other sessions I’ve tried. Kamala really knows her stuff, and quickly had us challenging ourselves and doing things we wouldn’t have dared to a few minutes before! The idea of singing was a bit scary to begin with, but it was actually a great leveller. And it really helped us draw on that feeling of “what will people think of me, what if it goes wrong, what if I make a fool of myself” when you try a new idea at work. The directness and honesty of feedback within the group was amazing. Being able to experiment, develop what works and ditch what doesn’t quickly and confidently is such an important skill. I’ve been able to take this learning back to work and share it with my team.”  Participant, Risk-taking for Change Makers

Click here to read more on Choice, Risk & Innovation.

Presenter Danny Shmulevitch

Danny’s search for stillness began as a young child growing up in the Sinai desert. He lived with the semi-nomadic Sawad tribe near his family home in Galilee; his formative years spent sleeping fireside under the stars - free from the physical and human confines most of us accept as our reality. ​For over two decades, Danny worked with the Bedouin tribes to lead retreats and longer journeys in the Sinai desert. They were attended by ecological and spiritual leaders and other people who came to witness how we expand when we connect deeply with ourselves in nature. He set up the The Makhad Trust in 2002 to support the preservation of the natural heritage of the Bedouin and other nomadic communities of the world. He also led the restoration of oasis gardens throughout the Sinai region and built community wells, as well as a school. In the remote Amdo region of Tibet, he worked with indigenous communities to restore the murals in the Lukhang garden, built by Dalai Lama VI in the 17th century, and the Mani Walls near the Terton Chogar Monastery.

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Everything as described including lunch on arrival day and breakfast the following morning. If you'd rather not partake in the fast, we can arrange dinner in the woods for the group.

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Justine Clement is Founder of The Life Adventure. Curiosity prevails, for she is a chaser of life's magic and wonders. The past 20 years have been spent understanding the path to true wellbeing, both her own, as well as how others can learn to take responsibility for their own health and wellness. She has spent much of her career sourcing and creating unique experiences for global brands, their marketing agencies, as well as for organisations. She's currently working on a community enterprise called The Selsey Sea Bathing Society, improving the confidence and outlook of women through outdoor swimming.

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Presenter Chris Barez-Brown

Chris Barez Brown is a master of transformation. His unique energetic approach challenges businesses to embed a dynamic creative culture within their company ethos. Brands such as Nike, Coca-Cola, Diageo, Unilever, Sony, Mediacom, ITV and WPP come back time and again as his results produce tangible returns on investment. The impact of his work with Unilever was recently featured in the Harvard Business Review. A talk delivered by Chris is, well, quite simply, like no other you will have experienced before. Chris’s life mission is people (with a side line in guitar playing!) This ethos, combined with a wealth of experience in innovation and leadership across 6 continents, means Chris’ talks are memorable, interactive and human. Through humour, charisma and expertise, Chris brings out the potential in everybody and people leave not just inspired and energised, but thinking a little differently about the world: Equipped with tangible skills to deliver immediate change to their lives. The Guardian recently summed up Chris’s style as ‘a long haired twinkly eyed cross between Richard Branson and a wizard’, which paints the most accurate picture: A dynamic business change-maker with a magical hippy vibe.

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Presenter Alan Dolan

Alan Dolan, a world-renowned breath coach, has spent over a decade changing people’s lives (not least his own) with the simple power of breathing. After graduating from Aston University he worked overseas in Africa, Asia and for 10 years the Middle East, forging a career in the high-pressure world of communications. His last position in his “previous incarnation” was as a PR manager in the Aerospace industry. After taking a sabbatical in order to pursue his interest in things metaphysical Alan was introduced to the wonders of breathwork, and immediately knew that this would form the foundation of the next stage of his journey. Alan’s key message is that YOU are the guru, and your breath is the key. Eleven years on Alan has gained a wealth of experience in working with the breath both for individuals and businesses and lives on the magic isle of Lanzarote.

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For individuals and organisations who want to feel and think better, both emotionally and physically, The Life Adventure is a wellbeing consultancy and online platform that offers you practical tools and techniques in the form of talks, workshops, programmes and online video. We teach you how to live your life more fully, how to be more present and how to operate at your best, both at work and play. We give you clear, practical takeaways on unique subject matter that will change the way you, and your organisation, sees the world, forever.

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Jude Jennison works with executive boards, senior leaders and entrepreneurs to develop embodied leadership skills and create behavioural change. She is an author, speaker and pioneer of Leadership with Horses, a way of developing leadership by working experientially with horses. Jude’s corporate experience spans 25 years, including 16 years at IBM where she managed a budget of $1billion and led UK, European and global teams. Previously terrified of horses, Jude overcame her fear of them in 2011, bought a horse, left her corporate career and now owns 5 horses who she works with in Warwickshire to help leaders transform their non-verbal communication, self-awareness and emotional resilience. Jude is author of the books Leadership Beyond Measure and Leading Through Uncertainty (due May 2018) .

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Workshops as detailed.
Travel to and from the centre is not included but can be arranged, or organised yourselves.

Price £6,025.00

Presenter Jorge Crecis

Jorge holds a degree in Sport Sciences and studied contemporary dance at the Royal Conservatory of Madrid. As a professional dancer he has worked with a huge variety of companies throughout Europe and has been commissioned as a choreographer by a number of professional companies around the world such as The Scottish Dance Theatre, Beijing 9 Contemporary Dance Theatre in China and the Acosta Danza in Cuba. His latest creation for the dance company directed by Carlos Acosta has been described as “a liberating work… a prodigy of acrobatics, strength and mathematical precision” and was performed at Sadlers Wells’ main Stage in Autumn 2017 to rapturous applause by both audience and press. As a guest teacher, he has trained the most powerful generation of dancers yet at The London Contemporary Dance School, Beijing Dance Academy, Conservatorio Superior de Madrid and Roger Williams University in the USA. Jorge also leads professional and company classes regularly for companies such as Akram Khan Company, DV8, Punchdrunk and Rambert. He is currently a PhD candidate at Goldsmiths University of London, focusing on methodologies for training and replicating higher states of consciousness for dancers in performance. Jorge has also applied this research to coach music and film personalities. Due to his outstanding work in dance-practice based research, he has been appointed as a Visiting Fellow at the University of Derby.

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This workshop is available to organisations as part of our revolutionary business programmes. Please contact us at hello@thelifeadventure.co for pricing according to duration and numbers, and any more details you require.

Price

Presenter Kamala Katbamna

Kamala is currently developing research with neuroscientists at University College London and Ashridge Business School into resilience, leadership and social intelligence. She is also a trained musician and conductor, and a member of the British Voice Association. In her previous life, Kamala worked in television for 12 years for broadcasters including the BBC, Channel 4, Discovery and Sky. She draws on her experience in both this high octane, fast-paced corporate world and as a performer on stage who must engage in the moment with risk, presence and the authentic voice. Kamala works with leaders at all stages of their careers, across the private, public and third sectors. She specialises in helping them gain greater self-awareness, take strategic risks, be more courageous, compelling, human and lead change. Using experiential tools including conducting and singing to help people show up as their full selves, she also uses these tools to create a degree of risk and exposure, helping them examine their responses to these conditions back in the workplace. It’s a unique and energising approach that ensures these sessions are insightful, effective and fun.

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What’s included

Risk-taking for Change Makers is available as an offline workshop as part of our revolutionary business programmes. Please contact us for more details.

Price

Presenter Danny Shmulevitch

Danny’s search for stillness began as a young child growing up in the Sinai desert. He lived with the semi-nomadic Sawad tribe near his family home in Galilee; his formative years spent sleeping fireside under the stars - free from the physical and human confines most of us accept as our reality. ​For over two decades, Danny worked with the Bedouin tribes to lead retreats and longer journeys in the Sinai desert. They were attended by ecological and spiritual leaders and other people who came to witness how we expand when we connect deeply with ourselves in nature. He set up the The Makhad Trust in 2002 to support the preservation of the natural heritage of the Bedouin and other nomadic communities of the world. He also led the restoration of oasis gardens throughout the Sinai region and built community wells, as well as a school. In the remote Amdo region of Tibet, he worked with indigenous communities to restore the murals in the Lukhang garden, built by Dalai Lama VI in the 17th century, and the Mani Walls near the Terton Chogar Monastery.

MORE »

What’s included

Everything as described including lunch on arrival day and breakfast the following morning. If you'd rather not partake in the fast, we can arrange dinner in the woods for the group.

Price Please contact us to discuss your requirements

Presenter The Life Adventure

For individuals and organisations who want to feel and think better, both emotionally and physically, The Life Adventure is a wellbeing consultancy and online platform that offers you practical tools and techniques in the form of talks, workshops, programmes and online video. We teach you how to live your life more fully, how to be more present and how to operate at your best, both at work and play. We give you clear, practical takeaways on unique subject matter that will change the way you, and your organisation, sees the world, forever.

MORE »

What’s included

Good For Life for Creative/Marketing Agencies is available as a bespoke group event as part of our revolutionary business programmes. Please contact us for more details at hello@thelifeadventure.co

Price £1500-£2000pp

Presenter Danny Shmulevitch

Danny’s search for stillness began as a young child growing up in the Sinai desert. He lived with the semi-nomadic Sawad tribe near his family home in Galilee; his formative years spent sleeping fireside under the stars - free from the physical and human confines most of us accept as our reality. ​For over two decades, Danny worked with the Bedouin tribes to lead retreats and longer journeys in the Sinai desert. They were attended by ecological and spiritual leaders and other people who came to witness how we expand when we connect deeply with ourselves in nature. He set up the The Makhad Trust in 2002 to support the preservation of the natural heritage of the Bedouin and other nomadic communities of the world. He also led the restoration of oasis gardens throughout the Sinai region and built community wells, as well as a school. In the remote Amdo region of Tibet, he worked with indigenous communities to restore the murals in the Lukhang garden, built by Dalai Lama VI in the 17th century, and the Mani Walls near the Terton Chogar Monastery.

MORE »

What’s included

Deep Core Awareness Retreats are available for bespoke groups or for Leaders are part of our revolutionary business programmes. Please contact us for more details.

Price

Presenter The Life Adventure

For individuals and organisations who want to feel and think better, both emotionally and physically, The Life Adventure is a wellbeing consultancy and online platform that offers you practical tools and techniques in the form of talks, workshops, programmes and online video. We teach you how to live your life more fully, how to be more present and how to operate at your best, both at work and play. We give you clear, practical takeaways on unique subject matter that will change the way you, and your organisation, sees the world, forever.

MORE »

What’s included

This Forest Bathing & Corporate Storytelling session can be organised as a half or full day as part of our revolutionary business programmes. Please contact us at hello@thelifeadventure.co for pricing according to your requirements and any more details you may require on this session.

Price

Presenter Justine Clement

Justine Clement is Founder of The Life Adventure. Curiosity prevails, for she is a chaser of life's magic and wonders. The past 20 years have been spent understanding the path to true wellbeing, both her own, as well as how others can learn to take responsibility for their own health and wellness. She has spent much of her career sourcing and creating unique experiences for global brands, their marketing agencies, as well as for organisations. She's currently working on a community enterprise called The Selsey Sea Bathing Society, improving the confidence and outlook of women through outdoor swimming.

MORE »

What’s included

Forest Bathing sessions which can be organised as half or full days, or even 2 hour taster sessions and are available as part of our revolutionary business programmes. Please contact us at hello@thelifeadventure.co for pricing according to your requirements and any more details you may require on this session.

Price

Presenter Chris Barez-Brown

Chris Barez Brown is a master of transformation. His unique energetic approach challenges businesses to embed a dynamic creative culture within their company ethos. Brands such as Nike, Coca-Cola, Diageo, Unilever, Sony, Mediacom, ITV and WPP come back time and again as his results produce tangible returns on investment. The impact of his work with Unilever was recently featured in the Harvard Business Review. A talk delivered by Chris is, well, quite simply, like no other you will have experienced before. Chris’s life mission is people (with a side line in guitar playing!) This ethos, combined with a wealth of experience in innovation and leadership across 6 continents, means Chris’ talks are memorable, interactive and human. Through humour, charisma and expertise, Chris brings out the potential in everybody and people leave not just inspired and energised, but thinking a little differently about the world: Equipped with tangible skills to deliver immediate change to their lives. The Guardian recently summed up Chris’s style as ‘a long haired twinkly eyed cross between Richard Branson and a wizard’, which paints the most accurate picture: A dynamic business change-maker with a magical hippy vibe.

MORE »

What’s included

This leadership retreat in Dorset is available to organisations as part of our revolutionary business programmes. Please contact us for further details and prices at hello@thelifeadventure.co for more details.

Price

Presenter Alan Dolan

Alan Dolan, a world-renowned breath coach, has spent over a decade changing people’s lives (not least his own) with the simple power of breathing. After graduating from Aston University he worked overseas in Africa, Asia and for 10 years the Middle East, forging a career in the high-pressure world of communications. His last position in his “previous incarnation” was as a PR manager in the Aerospace industry. After taking a sabbatical in order to pursue his interest in things metaphysical Alan was introduced to the wonders of breathwork, and immediately knew that this would form the foundation of the next stage of his journey. Alan’s key message is that YOU are the guru, and your breath is the key. Eleven years on Alan has gained a wealth of experience in working with the breath both for individuals and businesses and lives on the magic isle of Lanzarote.

MORE »

What’s included

2 hr breathwork session for up to 60 people

Price

Presenter The Life Adventure

For individuals and organisations who want to feel and think better, both emotionally and physically, The Life Adventure is a wellbeing consultancy and online platform that offers you practical tools and techniques in the form of talks, workshops, programmes and online video. We teach you how to live your life more fully, how to be more present and how to operate at your best, both at work and play. We give you clear, practical takeaways on unique subject matter that will change the way you, and your organisation, sees the world, forever.

MORE »

What’s included

on-demand access to this workshop and exclusive bonus materials are available as part of a corporate subscription package. Contact us for details.

Price

Presenter Jeannette Hyde

Jeannette Hyde is a BSc-trained nutritional therapist and author of a brand new book, The Gut Makeover. She makes regular appearances on BBC London radio and TV, breaking down complicated nutrition science into digestible chunks. Recent discoveries from leading scientific researchers have found that the state of our gut bacteria is not only the key to weight loss but also could lead to better mood, immunity and skin. Countless clients, five years’ clinical experience and mountains of research later, Jeannette is convinced that the key to health and weight loss lies not in our muscles or even in our minds but in our guts. Jeannette delivers many of our face-to-face (offline) corporate nutritional programmes, see here for more details.

MORE »

What’s included

Work, Rest & Play Nutrition & Gut Makeover is available as part of a bespoke corporate programme. Please contact us for more details.

Price

Presenter Jude Jennison

Jude Jennison works with executive boards, senior leaders and entrepreneurs to develop embodied leadership skills and create behavioural change. She is an author, speaker and pioneer of Leadership with Horses, a way of developing leadership by working experientially with horses. Jude’s corporate experience spans 25 years, including 16 years at IBM where she managed a budget of $1billion and led UK, European and global teams. Previously terrified of horses, Jude overcame her fear of them in 2011, bought a horse, left her corporate career and now owns 5 horses who she works with in Warwickshire to help leaders transform their non-verbal communication, self-awareness and emotional resilience. Jude is author of the books Leadership Beyond Measure and Leading Through Uncertainty (due May 2018) .

MORE »

What’s included

Workshops as detailed.
Travel to and from the centre is not included but can be arranged, or organised yourselves.

Price £6,025.00

Presenter Jorge Crecis

Jorge holds a degree in Sport Sciences and studied contemporary dance at the Royal Conservatory of Madrid. As a professional dancer he has worked with a huge variety of companies throughout Europe and has been commissioned as a choreographer by a number of professional companies around the world such as The Scottish Dance Theatre, Beijing 9 Contemporary Dance Theatre in China and the Acosta Danza in Cuba. His latest creation for the dance company directed by Carlos Acosta has been described as “a liberating work… a prodigy of acrobatics, strength and mathematical precision” and was performed at Sadlers Wells’ main Stage in Autumn 2017 to rapturous applause by both audience and press. As a guest teacher, he has trained the most powerful generation of dancers yet at The London Contemporary Dance School, Beijing Dance Academy, Conservatorio Superior de Madrid and Roger Williams University in the USA. Jorge also leads professional and company classes regularly for companies such as Akram Khan Company, DV8, Punchdrunk and Rambert. He is currently a PhD candidate at Goldsmiths University of London, focusing on methodologies for training and replicating higher states of consciousness for dancers in performance. Jorge has also applied this research to coach music and film personalities. Due to his outstanding work in dance-practice based research, he has been appointed as a Visiting Fellow at the University of Derby.

MORE »

What’s included

This workshop is available to organisations as part of our revolutionary business programmes. Please contact us at hello@thelifeadventure.co for pricing according to duration and numbers, and any more details you require.

Price

Presenter Kamala Katbamna

Kamala is currently developing research with neuroscientists at University College London and Ashridge Business School into resilience, leadership and social intelligence. She is also a trained musician and conductor, and a member of the British Voice Association. In her previous life, Kamala worked in television for 12 years for broadcasters including the BBC, Channel 4, Discovery and Sky. She draws on her experience in both this high octane, fast-paced corporate world and as a performer on stage who must engage in the moment with risk, presence and the authentic voice. Kamala works with leaders at all stages of their careers, across the private, public and third sectors. She specialises in helping them gain greater self-awareness, take strategic risks, be more courageous, compelling, human and lead change. Using experiential tools including conducting and singing to help people show up as their full selves, she also uses these tools to create a degree of risk and exposure, helping them examine their responses to these conditions back in the workplace. It’s a unique and energising approach that ensures these sessions are insightful, effective and fun.

MORE »

What’s included

Risk-taking for Change Makers is available as an offline workshop as part of our revolutionary business programmes. Please contact us for more details.

Price