January 17 - 21 | $1300 (does not include flights)
Accommodations | Walled City Loft
The Walled City Loft is located in the heart of Cartagena's Walled City overlooking the beautiful streets of the town and will provide the perfect accommodation for our experience. The house has both private and shared room options for The Weekend Sabbatical (please note that private room options will merit a higher total cost for the experience). We'll also be leveraging their beautiful rooftop spaces for yoga flow, meditation, and breathing exercises with our co-leader Erin!
Shared room - Sofabed | $800
Private room - Queen Bed | $1300
Itinerary - Cartagena!
Participants arrive in Cartagena Thursday morning to officially kick-off the experience. The theme of Day 1 is Connectedness and the group will spend 2-3 hours in the Walled City of Cartagena getting to know the other participants of the group through a number of team building activities.
Impact is the theme of Day 2 and participants will have the option for a morning yoga flow or meditation session before completing our impact project in Cartagena, where will be working with the community to build a house with the Domino Volunteer non-profit. Depending on the weather, the group will then head over to Playa Blanca for some beach time and quick beach cleanup. The day ends back at our Airbnb with a deliciously cooked team dinner at a nearby restaurant followed by a retrospective session.
Day 3 is titled Survival day and focuses on getting participants outside of their comfort zones like never before. The day is simple - leave our Airbnb at 9 AM with only a bottle of water, sunscreen, and no other possessions (money included). Participants will break from the group and spend the day by themselves in Cartagena as they explore the town and its surrounding area. Participants will have 3 goals for the day - to complete something mindful, physical, and spiritual. There will also be a few surprise tasks to complete through the day. The group will end the day at the Airbnb for dinner, sunset, and a retrospective session.
On Day 4 the group will complete a morning yoga or meditation session before heading to Tierra Bomba Islands for a boat adventure with swimming and snorkeling around a series of mangrove islands. Upon arrival, participants will have plenty of time to explore the surrounding islands and reflect on the week to date, what has been discovered, and what comes after The Weekend Sabbatical program through a series of mindfulness activities. Nature is one of the best ways to reflect on your life and what better way to drive further reflection than at this powerful historic marvel.
The final day of The Weekend Sabbatical is called Vision Day. Day 5 is an early start and participants will spend the morning reflecting and sharing what they have discovered over the week. A tangible plan of action is made to continue to drive results around these areas of career clarity with the group facilitator. After breakfast and mindfulness activities, the group will take one final view of Cartagena before heading back to the airport for departure flights.