What better way to start dream boarding than by dreaming up a perfect get-away retreat?! White sand beaches, crystal clear waters, palm trees swaying in the warm summer breeze … just hearing these words is enough to put a smile on my face and I live in Hawaii!
Yet, this is exactly what I imagined at the Reignite Your Light Self Care Retreat I attended last month, hosted by Aloha Dreamboard founder, Tiare Thomas and essential oil advocate and owner of Aila Love, Maile Maii. Throw in some mouthwatering tandoori chicken, buttery garlic nan, and sweet mango lassi and suddenly my retreat took on a tropical, south Indian flair. Goa? Kerala? It all sounded like heaven!
Just when I thought my fantasy retreat couldn’t get any better, Tiare asked, “Now who is sharing this space with you?” Immediately, my wonderful and loving husband came into view, engulfing me with his warmth and gentle presence. Together, we splashed in the pool at our 5- star resort, received deep and nourishing Ayurvedic massages and shared in the bottomless romance of our love. As the visualization practice was coming to a close and we were instructed to open our eyes, I felt a deep and long-lasting sense of peace and happiness – the kind that lingers for a while and keeps you pleasant company. And, isn’t that what a “self-care” retreat is all about? To feel nourished and at peace?
Moreover, what makes Tiare’s dream board retreat so special is that not only do you leave feeling at ease, but you get - to DREAM – to MANIFEST- to CREATE- to let your imagination run WILD- to SHARE- to COMMUNE- to CONNECT- and importantly, to BELIEVE that everything you ever imagined is within the realm of possibility.