STEFANIE HOELZL (37)
My name is Stefanie and I am the owner and chef of Blu Hour Retreat. As my sponsor and close friend, Monique has posted a couple of times about Blu Hour Retreat on her Social Media Accounts. As Social Media is a great tool to market a brand/ retreat, it is still just an impression. We decided that it is time to introduce myself, and with it Blu Hour Retreat.
From my early ages on I was fascinated by the fast, glamorous fashion industry. Five years after my first internship I was working in fashion and made my Bachelor in Commerce and Trade. I’ve passionately read all the Fashion Magazines and worked hard to achieve my own set goals. My career developed step by step as the years went on.
I had an incredible life concerning my age: a beautiful apartement in Munich, enough money to live comfortably and travel as well, a job I was dedicated to, friends who always pushed me and inspired me and a family who loved me. Nevertheless I had always the yearning for more. On my 31st birthday I decided to travel the world for a year, to make new experiences and get out of my comfort zone.
BETWEEN THE FASHION WORLD AND MY HEART’S WISH
I began to dive deeper into the world of surfing and meditation, with a specific interest of their applications to depression and burn out because I could see that it kept me healthy. Maybe what works for me could work for others as well! And that is where everything connected – my coaching study, my meditation, my love for the Ocean and surfing. I might be able to give back what I’ve received on my travels.
I could combine surfing, meditation, and coaching to support others to improve their life situation.
But how could I give it all up? What would people think? Who would I be without my job? How should I even make a business out of that? What if I fail? These questions overwhelmed me.
Eventually, the pain of living an inauthentic life became too big. I didn’t want to wake up when I was 80 and wish that I would have had the courage to change. I had no elaborated plan, but a vision at least. In the end, I’ve quit my job and moved to Dominical, Costa Rica
A SURFING LIFE
When I jumped for the first time into an unknown and new life in Costa Rica, I was surprised by the difficulty of it, but even in these moments of sadness and loneliness, I refused to give up. After I left everything behind which pulled me down, my life started to magically work out. I’ve passed my exams in Business Coaching, I found a variety of jobs including being a Surf Instructor and surfed almost every day. That’s where I‘ve met Monique. As we grew up with the same social background and were both working in fashion for so many years, we became close friends and love to help each other out wherever we can.
In May 2018 I made my dream into reality. Blu Hour Retreat was born. It is my way to inspire women to get out of their comfort zone and to discover what they really crave in life. The Retreat is exactly what I was looking for throughout the last years – yoga, meditation, surfing combined with an incredibly empowering workshop. Relaxation, fun and encouragement/support to pursue my dream.
Maybe you are at the same place I have been, not knowing where to go but somehow having the feeling that there is more in life waiting for you? The voice in your head that tells you, you are not good enough, not worthy enough to live this kind of life. The paralyzing fear of failing. Or just the simple question, where should I start?
If that sounds familiar check out our website www.bluhourretreat.com.
As Mo is the main sponsor of the retreat, we offer you a one time discount of 10%.
Book with us and use the code moniquerotteveel.
Looking forward to seeing you at our retreat in Cap Ferret, France in September!
Blu Hour Retreat location | France, Cap Ferret
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