Pangea Dreams Retreat: Siem Reap, Cambodia
Posted on 15 March 2018
Our Marketing Manager, Camilla travelled to Cambodia in February for a one-week retreat with Pangea Dreams. Here's a summary of her experience.
I first heard about Pangea Dreams on Lisa Homsy's Instagram when she was hosting one of the retreats in Tulum, Mexico. I was intrigued by the idea of a group of like-minded women travellers learning from digital entrepreneurs and wanted to know more.
Pangea Dreams host all-inclusive retreats in exotic locations around the globe such as Sri Lanka, Nicaragua, Mexico and Indonesia. Their next retreat was less than a month away in Siem Reap which had always been on my bucket list.
I reached out to a girl who had just been on the Tulum retreat to ask her about the experience and her response was: "I would definitely recommend it!" So I thought, why not?
I quickly applied for a spot on the retreat and was eager for February to roll around, as I would also be celebrating my thirtieth birthday in Cambodia. It was incredible to share this experience with a group of inspirational women that I had only known for less than a week. It was definitely a trip to remember!
What you learn in the workshops
During our stay, we had 9 workshops lead by the various hosts. For one of the workshops with Hayley Andersen of @haylsa, we learnt her personal tips and tricks for photography and how to edit photos in Lightroom (a software for editing photos). It was great to learn from someone I admire and had been following on Instagram long before the retreat.
Each workshop covers different topics from building your personal brand to photography and video editing with a very hands-on learning approach. You'll be taking in information all week long not just in the workshops but from daily activities, chats with the girls and shooting content with the Pangea tribe.
Here's a glimpse of what we learnt on the retreat:
- How to build your personal brand
- Photography tips
- How to collaborate with brands and hotels
- Video editing and storytelling
- Blog writing
One of the focuses of the retreat is health and wellness. With all meals included during your stay, you can expect to be eating healthy all week with plenty of vegetarian options.
Each day started with guided meditation and yoga followed by intention setting before breakfast. Setting intentions for the day ahead and reflecting on what you are grateful for helped to steer the day in the right direction. A positive start to the day that I would like to continue in the future.
We stayed at Green Leaf Boutique Hotel, the first and only non-profit hotel in Cambodia where proceeds go directly towards local initiatives like building water wells and providing education for women and children in the local community.
We pitched in enough money to build a well that will supply clean drinking water to a small community outside of Siem Reap.
Should you join the retreat?
I would recommend the retreat for anyone interested in learning from industry creatives about influencer marketing, how to grow your social media channels, brand collaborations and blogging. Not only do you get to explore a new destination but you gain a group of amazing friends from around the world.
If you're planning on joining, you can use my special 10% off discount code CAMILLAM10.
Check out all the upcoming Pangea Dreams retreats here.