Alex is currently COO for a tech start-up with a background in sales and events management.
Witnessing high levels of stress and burnout inspired her to start a business in 2017 called Pauze which she ran for 4 years so that she could encourage employers to take an active approach to educate and look after their employee’s well-being.
With her previous experience working in events, Alex loves nothing more than creating and hosting unique experiences for people to enjoy. Alex truly believes a big part of our soul healing is through shared experiences that create a deep connection and sense of belonging. Alex is an Aquarian with Pisces rising, a Sagittarius moon and 7 planets in her chart that are in Earth signs.
Alex experienced her first spiritual awakening back in 2014 which led her to leave her job and go to India to embark on her personal development journey. Alex is a qualified yoga teacher in Ashtanga Vinyasa Flow accredited by the Yoga Alliance. She is also an Indian head massage therapist from the College of Naturopathic Medicine (CNM), a Reiki Master, and she has done a foundation course in Naturopathy and Astrology, she is currently in the final stages of her Transformational Breath qualification. A numerology foundation course is next!
Alex met Kate whilst helping to run a boutique therapy space in Holland Park for three years called A Place to Heal, and working on their group retreats, Alex and Kate discovered their mutual love for retreats, and how their work ethics and backgrounds complimented each other very well. Retreat Partners has been a project born out of our passion to help people's dreams come alive, collaborating with like-minded souls, and helping to create memorable healing experiences.
Kate started her career in the music industry, working with bands and live events.
Learning the skills and adaptability needed when working in the entertainment sector. After reaching a crossroads in her career, she decided to throw caution to the wind, and embark on a personal discovery journey around the world.
On her return, she realised her focus had shifted, and whilst still wanting to work with real experiences, and unrepeatable personal events, she found the world of retreats and worked for 10 years as retreat programmer, and organiser for high-end group retreats around the world, taking people all over, from the UK to France, Spain, New York and India. Kates's skills really lie in the detail and attending to the personal needs of her clients who expect a highly individualised experience.
Kate is passionate about bringing people together, and building community wherever she can. Constantly seeking to improve herself, and develop and learn through every experience, she is a qualified Nutritionist and keen florist, an active musician and passionate about environmental sustainability.
Kate met Alex whilst running The Arrigo Programme retreats. Kate and Alex discovered their mutual love for retreats, and how their work ethics and backgrounds complimented each other very well. Retreat Partners has been a project born out of our passion to help people's dreams come alive, collaborating with like-minded souls, and helping to create memorable healing experiences.