Extraordinary woman - what do those words spark for you?
(Get real with me for a second. Leave the pre-prepped ‘everything's awesome!' answers at home. Strip down to your naked core, and let the honest answer surface.)
Do these words...
Lift you up & get you PUMPED?
Remind you of everything you want, and leave an ache in your heart?
Trigger little lightning bolts of guilt? Those words always play second fiddle to your work, family, etc...
Whatever your answer, know this:
They're much more than just words on a screen.
Those are the pillars of a NOURISHed life.
And wherever your next step might take you, you're in the right place. This is where it all begins.
A weekend deep-dive into fearless self-love, unstoppable action, and raw honesty - in stunning Malibu, California
This one's for the...
Seeker, who craves a deeper connection to her soul & purpose, and answers to her toughest questions.
Lover, who cares for everyone else with such dedication, she forgets to love herself first.
Giver, whose generous nature can make her lose track of her own needs.
Workaholic, who hasn't left her laptop at home since 2006.
Superwoman, who barely has time to breathe, let alone figure out if the path she's on is the right one.
… Because you deserve this.
You deserve to be immersed in beauty, inspiration and grounded action - in the company of fellow fabulous ladies who think the way you do.
You've earned the right to get back in touch with the full spectrum of YOU - your amazing gifts and goals, your obstacles, and your spiritual destiny - in a guided, loving environment.
That's why I created the NOURISH Retreat. For incredible women like you.
that when you're surrounded by natural beauty and intention-driven nourishment, you can tap into the core of who you are. This weekend is about taking exquisite care of every part of yourself; in mind, body, and spirit. It's a chance to get away from it all and focus on YOU.
These three glorious days are designed to cradle you in loving support, so you can
move through what's been blocking you once and for all.
No one calling you (laptops & phones will be OFF), nowhere to go, no quotas to meet. You'll be surrounded by stunning scenery and hiking trails for an entire distraction-free weekend of great food, yoga, healing meditations, hiking, massages, group discussions, relaxation, and 1-on-1 time with me.
This is about you, enjoying being in your own company and the company of like-minded women who are as committed to the inner journey as you are. It's a way for you to unplug from “out there” and get plugged back “in here”.
While I no longer offer solo services for my year-round clients, I'll be making myself available to all NOURISH members for exclusive individual coaching throughout the retreat.
It'll be just you + me, getting deep into your personal challenges and blockages. Bring your questions, your fears, your dreams - I'm on board to help you work through every one of them.
In these coaching sessions, I don't just meet you exactly where you are - I'm here to show you everything you're capable of. I see the power in you, and my greatest wish is to see you step into that with confidence & guts. This is about moving away from your doubts, and towards the mentality that anything is possible for you. And so it is.
I know you can do it! I can help.
We'll be starting the retreat with an opening ceremony led by the the beautiful Gigi Yogini. A ceremony to awaken your feminine spirit and eradicate all of your fears.
You'll also experience the widely known Dance of Liberation, a unique form of movement therapy that heals and frees physical, mental, emotional and spiritual blockages led by the amazing Parashakti.
Along with intimate group discussions with all NOURISH members, you'll enjoy daily flow yoga & meditation to help you align both body and mind. The yoga, taught by the gorgeous and gifted Maria Zavala, serves all body types and skill levels.
During our group workshops, I'll be walking all of you through deep self-inquiry questions, revealing discussions, and mindset-shifting exercises that will rock your perspective.
But I warn you - this adventure isn't for the faint of heart. We're going to get raw & honest. We're going to dig deep into your fear, and what drives you. We're going to strip away the should-do's and pull out exactly what it is you WANT. Then we're gonna come up with a plan to help you get it.
So whether you want to pin down the next steps for your business, reawaken yourself to your spiritual powers, or just take some much-needed time to relax in a creative space, NOURISH is where it's all gonna happen.
Come with all your questions and challenges. I'll make sure you leave refreshed, crystal clear, and newly determined - with a treasure chest of tools and 14 new best friends to help you as you head back into the real world.
After you get home, you'll be invited to a private Facebook page where you can keep in touch with your NOURISH sisters, swap stories, and keep everyone in the loop with your triumphs & challenges.
You'll also have THREE additional 20-minute sessions with me in the months following, so we can make sure you're still on track with everything you learned.
Take the first step. Apply Now.
I had the privilege of growing up in a traditional Hindu household - a culture that uses natural healing modalities to ease your mind, body, and soul. I'm over-the-moon excited to incorporate all I've learned throughout my journey to support you now!
But I'm getting ahead of myself. Here's a little more about how I got here:
For a while, I was just another American-born Hindu girl growing up in New York. But then one day, I received a diagnosis that changed the trajectory of my life: bi-polar disorder.
Suddenly, BOOM. I had a label.
Then came the stigma. The parade of medications. The constant awareness that something was ‘wrong' with me. I battled it for years, and it almost made me lose track of who I was.
But you know what? It didn't stop from living an epic, breathtaking life.
It finally dawned on me that the only prison I was in was one of my own making. Now, after using a blend of Eastern and Western medicine, spiritual practice, and surrounding myself with a support network that has been my fortress - I've broken FREE. My ‘disorder' no longer defines me.
In fact, I've been able to not only build a business that I love, serving people like you and hanging out with some of the most interesting and influential luminaries of our time, but I've married the most incredibly kind, brilliant (and handsome!) man, my hubby Ashish. We now live and work out of Kansas City with our doggie Laney.
I never thought it was possible until I chose to make it so. And now I can help you do the same.
Brigitte Kouba, M.A., also known as Gigi Yogini, is a certified Yoga Teacher and Self-Expression Facilitator who uses yoga, drum and dance to help others feel joy and self-love – no matter what age, shape or size.
Parashakti has worked with over 10,000 dancers from around the world and led workshops and retreats at some of the world's leading holistic centers. The Dance of Liberation® is a unique form of movement therapy that heals and frees physical, mental, emotional and spiritual blockages.
Maria has been practicing yoga since 1994 and teaching since 2002. Her main teacher has been Tim Miller of the Ashtanga Yoga Center in Carlsbad, CA. Tim was the first Westerner to be Certified in the Ashtanga tradition by Sri. K. Pattabhi Jois, the late Guru of Ashtanga yoga. Maria moved to Encinitas to study with Tim in 2001. She has completed his Beginner and Advanced Teacher Trainings, spent over 4 years assisting him in classes, and has his blessing to teach Ashtanga yoga.
“What's in it for me? What exactly am I going to walk away with after NOURISH?”
Here are the top 10 gifts you'll be taking with you after your three gorgeous days in Malibu (along with your fabulous swag bag, of course!).
Every relationship in your life is a reflection of the one you have with yourself. When you strengthen the connection to your real truths and values, you find your center. And from there, amazing things just naturally happen. Friendships blossom. Love renews itself. Opportunities start coming your way. The universe simply can't resist you!
When you intentionally put yourself in new, beautiful surroundings alongside other amazing
individuals who think the way you do, you have the space to refine the way you look at life and situations. Sometimes, all it takes is an immersion in something totally unfamiliar to remind you who you truly are at your core.
This retreat is about more than just relaxation. In our group workshops and the one-on-one time you'll have with me, we'll get into the nitty gritty of your big dreams and purpose. This isn't just limited to your career either. We'll explore your spiritual and personal goals as well, and in this nurturing environment, you'll be able to jumpstart your fresh lifestyle then and there.
Yoga, meditation, relaxing, journaling, and eating nourishing food are all things we tell ourselves we would love to do... but we just don't have the time. But at NOURISH, this is what it's all about! Loving yourself, taking care of yourself, and nurturing yourself.
You'��ll enjoy an abundance of gourmet vegan and vegetarian meals and snacks throughout the weekend. That means there's no need to go to the grocery store, cook, or even do the dishes! You'll get all the benefits of a delicious, nutritious diet without having to do any of the work.
This is an opportunity for you to start putting a new routine into play in your life; a new way to take care of yourself, love yourself, and follow your own truth. When you have the chance to put the cogs into motion alongside a supportive group of people who understand you, you can't help but feel amazing. And spurred by that fantastic feeling, you'll automatically look for ways to incorporate your new habits when you get back home.
No doubt, you are going to meet individuals who are as committed as you are to living a beautiful life. You are going to have the opportunity to engage and connect with people who want to connect to their Higher Self, just like you.
You'll have an amazing time being with yourself, and sharing a space with new friends from all around the world. You'll share a beautiful weekend with these wonderful souls, eating, practicing yoga and meditation, hiking, dancing, journaling, visualizing, and planning what's next for your lives and businesses. Together, we'll form a close-knit sisterhood founded in positivity and truth. How amazing is that?
(Just FYI - I'm still close with everyone I've befriended on retreats I've attended! These friendships are built to last.)
There is nothing better than getting perfectly clear about the issues, fears, and cycles in your life. When you come to NOURISH, you'll have the mental and emotional freedom to BE with yourself, and to BE with the things in your life that you want clarity around. There is no better place to gain a new understanding of your relationships, finances, and career than in the peaceful surroundings of a retreat.
I don't know about you, but I'm connected pretty much all day every day; through my phone, email, skype, blog, Twitter, Facebook, etc. At this retreat, you'll finally have a reason to shut off all of your gadgets, and take a break from the constant communication. It really gives you the chance to focus on yourself, and your thoughts. Trust me - your brain will thank you.
Seriously. You work nonstop, and are constantly on the go. Whether this is your first retreat or your tenth retreat, your body, mind, and soul is yearning to get away, unplug, connect back inwards.
Once again, you deserve it
I am putting together some of the best leaders in yoga, meditation, and awakening the feminine divine, to serve you at the highest level possible. PLUS, I will spending one-on-one time with each and every attendee before, during, and after the retreat.
I designed this retreat especially for those of you who just need to STOP and BE. We get so caught up in the doing of things that we forget we are human beings. Daily yoga, meditation, goal-setting, healthy eating, hiking, and most importantly, taking time to relax and focus on ourselves are all the ways we remind ourselves to just BE.
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