1. An extremely talented Dutch chef/bed and breakfast owner who makes kimchi from scratch; 2. A 201-cm (6 foot 7 inches) Dutch Holistic Transformational Coach and Reiki Master who spent 20 years in Israel; 3. A food-loving Global Happiness Coach from Hong Kong?
I met Lenette in a cooking class in Okinawa, Japan several years ago. We immediately became BFFs bonding over food and happiness. I mean, what more in life is there? In December 2018, two years after we had first met, I stayed at her amazing Bed and Breakfast in The Netherlands. It was everything she had described to me in Okinawa and more: She and her hubby Walther fed me with the most amazing home-cooked food a gal could dream of, made me feel welcome as if I was part of their family, and gave me space when I needed it. It was pure bliss. Then in March 2019, they hosted my book launch party at their bed and breakfast, and invited Edwin. This gentle giant kindly offered to do a free reiki healing on me and it was life-changing. He is kind, intuitive, thoughtful, and can eat cake like nobody I've ever seen.
The three of us bonded over breakfast the next morning that Lenette and Walther had prepared and our eyes sparkled as we talked about the possibility of creating a retreat experience together. We joked that really, we just wanted to hangout WITH each other again and have Lenette cook for us!
Pure Magic. Pure Energy. Pure Awesomeness.
Come experience it for yourself WITH yourself, WITH us, and WITH others!
WITH Warrior Retreat This retreat is like a conference + adult camp + self-healing rolled into one. It is a place where you have time and space to self-reflect, learn, grow without judgment in safety into the WITH Warrior you always were. In today's modern world of technology, it can be challenging to unplug and just be. It is easier to avoid the thing that is stressing you out, it is easier to binge-watch another Netflix show. I am not judging you. I have been there. The WITH Warrior Retreat space lets you work on you and address the root causes of your deepest sh*t and more. We have spent so much of our lives and education learning about topics other than ourselves. Believe me, I have! The WITH Warrior Retreat gives you that time/space to get to know who you really are, so when you get back out into the world, you can tackle any challenge or issue thrown AT you--like a warrior--A WITH Warrior.
This retreat is for you if: *You know that there is something more out there for you *You want to take your life/work/relationships to a higher level *You seek a tribe of like-minded and supportive humans to do it WITH *You are excited and open to do the work that it takes to bring you to the next level of happiness *You know you can achieve more in a safe and non-judgmental space *You are ready to disconnect from what is no longer serving you and reconnect WITH what/who is *You are eager to find out the 6 steps to leading a more WITH life, and the 6 steps to basically unlock your own limiting beliefs and therefore HAPPINESS *You are saying YESSSSSSSSS to all of the above (!)
This Retreat Includes: *Two night stay WITH in beautiful estate in the south of Holland *5-star meals created by Lenette de Mari: dinner (day 1), brunch + dinner (day 2), and brunch (day 3) + scrumptious snacks/herbal teas/coffee *One x 30-minute 1:1 Pre-Retreat Initiation Call *One x 30-minute 1:1 Post-Retreat Follow-up *Two soul-cleansing meditation sessions WITH Edwin *Lenette’s Home-made snacks. Yummy! You can never have enough snacks! *Exclusive Workshops WITH Global Happiness Coach Kyla + Reiki Master/Holistic Transformational Life Coach Edwin *One x 30-minute Reiki Healing Session WITH Edwin!
Friday, November 15th 4:30PM: Arrive at venue 5:00PM: Meet n Mingle WITH + Welcome Drink 7:00PM: Welcome Dinner WITH Chef Lenette
Saturday, November 16th 9AM-10AM: WITH Welcome Ceremony 10AM-11AM: Meditation WITH Edwin 11AM-1PM: Brunch WITH Lenette 1-3PM: Workshop 3PM: Coffee/tea/Connecting WITH 3:30PM: Workshop 4-5PM: Workshop 5-6PM: Break Time WITH Yourself 6:00PM: Dinner WITH Lenette
Sunday, November 17th 9:00AM: Meditation WITH Edwin 10:00AM: Workshop 11:00AM-12:30PM: Brunch WITH Lenette 12:30-2:00PM: Play Time! 2PM: Workshop 3:00PM: Coffee/tea/Connecting WITH 3:30PM-4:30PM: Closing + Farewell Ceremony
Aerial View of Beukenhof | Biezenmortel, The Netherlands | Source: Google Maps
The Dream Team
Kyla Mitsunaga Global Happiness Coach, Certified ThetaHealing® Practitioner, Certified Life Coach, Author, Founder of WITH Warrior Retreat, Founder of WITH Warriors LLC I was in a deep depression for 2 years of my life beginning roughly around 2017 when I found out my mom had early onset dementia. So I decided to take the year out and went inward on an incredible healing journey. I got certifications to be a life coach, then a happiness coach, and most recently a ThetaHealing® practitioner. I attended trainings and gave trainings around the globe, and discovered retreats along the way. Of all the work I have done, the most significant transformations have happened at retreats. It made sense, I knew the research: Humans long for deep connections, disconnecting from tech and the regular world to reconnect WITH themselves and others.
Speaking around the world at different conferences, I found myself having the same conversations WITH highly ambitious and highly badass humans (like yourself) around these topics:
I have imposter syndrome
I need more confidence
I am not good enough
I am a perfectionist
I am my worst inner critic
I want a relationship/career/life that I love
I want to release/clear negative energy/beliefs no longer serving me
I know that I can do more...be more...
And many more…
Are you nodding your head to any of these? I certainly was. I am your biggest fan and can’t wait to help you disconnect from what is no longer serving you and reconnect WITH yourself and others at a deeper level. Like Edwin says (below), “It’s going to be a hell of a ride but we will be there each step of the way; can’t wait to meet you and work WITH you!
Lenette De Mari Chef/Caterer + Bed and Breakfast Owner
Cooking is my passion!! But I did not know at first…. After working for several companies as an international Personal Assistant and a lot of traveling I decided to stop and follow my heart. But what did my heart tell me? It was so difficult to go from a daily routine back to basics, back to your feeling. I thought I am pretty good at organizing events. I did this a lot in my job and I loved doing that kind of work.
My mom turned 75 years old and I decided to organize a party for her. So I invited 30 people and made them a 15 course walking dinner. It gave me so much energy and joy and my heart screamed YESSSSSSSS!! This is my passion my heart told me <3
Now 7 years later I still love what I do and it makes me happy and I make other people happy as well. You need to know that I am a pleaser and a feeder ;-)
I follow cooking classes all over the world, and buying cook books is my guilty pleasure. This is the way I grow and learn more and more about food and taste and to get inspiration to offer you the best quality and best food.
My husband Walther and I also have a Bed and Breakfast near Schiphol Airport. It just does not feel like work. We love what we do every day and meet a lot of different people with all kinds of nationalities. And our breakfasts are the best!
I hope to put all my love and energy in the food to connect WITH you and bring you joy, happiness and let my passion of cooking flow through you.
I love life and I am thankful for that, but I surely haven’t always been like this all of my life. I have seen depth and darkness of life, and 10 years ago I said: ENOUGH! Since then I have become a Reiki Master, a certified Transformational Holistic Transformational Coach and a Massage Therapist.
For 6 years now I am happy to fulfill my mission in life: Every day I want to make the world a more beautiful place. My work WITH people on their personal growth is helping to fulfill that mission.
I am convinced that the mind is responsible (the root cause) for our inconveniences (the outcome) we experience in our body; (for instance: sickness, hay fever or any other disorder, you name them). I can help people in combination with massage, Reiki Energy and Coaching to make all of this go away or relieve the pain.
For the past 5 years I have trained people to help them become the person they only could dream of. I help people transform their lives. From a caterpillar, into a safe cocoon and afterwards into a beautiful butterfly that only feels freedom and happiness. I am sure YOU want to experience freedom, health and happiness as well!
These days you can find me training to become a Fibromyalgia specialist: a combination of an exclusive Fibro-massage, coaching, healthy food patterns and exercises which will eventually reduce pain up to 90% (!). Are you ready for the giant leap, to change your life???
YES?? Than fasten your seat belts, it’s gonna be a hell of a ride!!
I am Edwin and I love life!!
TESTIMONIALS I would say the WITH Warrior Retreat was one of the best blessing moments in my life: my soul was fully seen and I have seen others' souls too. We were all raw, free like a butterfly, playful like children, vulnerable and courageous and it would not have been possible without Kyla.
Every workshop was so smooth and beautifully designed.
Transformation happens when you start to see your self differently. Some people might question how a 2-day retreat could change a life. BUT I can confidently say that this 2-day retreat was enough for me to reconcile WITH my past, embrace where I am now, and welcome my own future WITH excitement.
Kyla interweaves various concepts and theories such as positive psychology, spiritual psychology and existential psychology WITH practical practice beautifully and encouraged us to apply each into our own daily lives.
The best part of the retreat was Kyla: Not only did she feed us WITH homemade snacks, but also she nurtures our souls. She is an amazing facilitator: her gestures, eye contact, body language tell us how she deeply cares about every single participant from the heart. She guided us into our own inner journey humbly and gracefully and created a safe container for us where we could nourish our souls.
I highly recommend this retreat WITH Kyla if you want to give yourself the best present for your self.
YooNa Kim | International School Counselor | Yoga Instructor | South Korea
I cannot express in words how much your retreat has changed me, my loving mom and my sister. Knowing you and having attended your workshops, I knew that the retreat was going to be AWESOME even though I didn’t know for sure what a retreat was. I remember once I told you before that for me, I was already a pretty happy person and to tell you the truth, I felt that there was not much more to learn about happiness.
When you told me about the retreat I asked myself whom would benefit most? I thought it would be great for people with depression, insecurities and not really for me. Talking to you however made me realize that I was ignoring a big part of my life and cheating on happiness. I was ignoring the fact that I felt sad, insecure about not having good communication WITH my family. And for me to reach the next level of happiness I needed to do something about it (the action part).
Then I knew that I could take some big bold action by doing something that I dreaded the most: Invite my sister and mom to come to the retreat WITH me. I have shared and opened up about myself that I’ve not been able to talk to WITH my family for the first time. I learned so much about my mom and my sister and was amazed at how your guidance and the safe space you created at the retreat allowed us to show vulnerability. And not to mention how many incredible, strong women came and got to build a strong relationship WITH each other and WITH ourselves. Every part of the retreat was extraordinary. The yoga, healthy food, workshop activities and the loving safe environment.
It could not have been more perfect!
We all returned home as different people and I can not say how much my mom’s energy has changed! I can see that she is finally letting go of her past and looking for positive change for herself and our family. One thing I noticed is that she is carrying the retreat’s ecobag to work! We remind ourselves everyday we are WITH warriors and that we have help and support from Kyla and others. Thank you so much for everything!
From So Young Park | Credit Card Admin Team English Specialist, my mom (Kiyoung Paek) | Garment Business Owner and my sister (Jinyoung Park) | Biopharmaceutical Associate ❤️ | South Korea/Mexico/Jamaica/Vietnam
So I’ve always been the kind of person to reflect and meditate about my personal life and growth, and always thought this is something I’m meant to do on my own, since it’s about me and no one knows me as well as I do. However there are moments in life when you get stuck or you forget about yourself without really knowing or understanding why or what is happening to you. Why are you feeling or acting in a certain way? This makes you feel like you cannot see the problem and even less so the solution. This retreat gave me the guidance and support I needed to see my life and its problems, past and present, from a distance which made all the difference.
Coming to this retreat I was very nervous, since I have been dealing with so much rejection and lack of understanding from people I thought they would probably not be able to understand or relate to me, but then I chose to believe that if I opened my heart to them they would see me as a human, leaving all differences and judgments behind and this is 100% what happened!
The people I had the pleasure to meet during this time, especially Kyla, not only gave me courage to recognize and accept what was happening to me, they had the patience to give me the space and time I needed to let that ball of emotions I had been holding in for so long get OUT of my system, which felt so incredibly good. I left this retreat filled with the will and energy to say, “It’s okay. I’m in the now where I can focus on healing and living a better, fuller life that I deserve."
Hope I get to see all those beautiful souls again, and would love to share this experience not only WITH the people I love, but WITH anyone who might be feeling disconnected from themselves or from the world, as everyone needs and deserves to take time for themselves to feel loved within, and live the life they want to have.
So if you are thinking about participating in this retreat, remember you are brave, you are beautiful and if you are here it is because you want it, it’s because you need it and it’s okay to reach out. Do it for yourself.
Susana Yon | Costume Designer | Peru
How do I apply? Simply click on the link to the application form here. Someone from the retreat committee will get back to you to schedule a 30-minute call to see if it is a good fit.
How much does it cost? The retreat will be 888 Euros Regular Rate for double occupancy. All meals/accommodation included.
The Early Bird Special is 688 Euros for double occupancy if you book by October 15, 2019.
Where is the venue? The retreat will be held in a former friar monastery in the south of The Netherlands. The address is: Capusijnenstraat 46, 5074 PJ Biezenmortel, The Netherlands. You can click here to find out more on their website.
Do I have so share a room? We highly encourage you to share a room WITH someone because after retreat hours, that's where the true magic happens. Former retreat participants have said, "It's the retreat within the retreat."
What should I bring? Please bring and wear comfortable clothes. We will be doing meditation, walking meditations amongst trees, sitting down, moving around. We want you to be as comfortable as possible.
Any other questions? Please feel free to get in touch WITH us here.