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Reflect | November 12 2021


Behind the Scenes at Marie Claire’s Power Trip: Off the Grid Event

Imagine the networking trip of your dreams: A surprise retreat for 70 top influential women who are business leaders and executives.

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The location? An award-winning wellness resort in the Berkshires.

The itinerary?  Inspirational keynote speakers, teambuilding activities geared toward reconnection, and luxurious spa services that soothe the soul.

Ready to pack your bags yet?

Marie Claire’s 5th Annual Power Trip: Off the Grid manifested magic at Miraval Berkshires.  Take look at some of the standout moments from this remarkable 36-hour getaway filled with newly forged friendships, gratitude, creativity, inspiration, and self-care for the mind, body, and soul.

Day 1: Team building – Forge a Fire

Activity Description: Learn how to prepare and bring the gift of fire to life using only primitive techniques, no matches here! As we practice this ancient art form, we will focus on the things we are most grateful for and connect with a new community of friends to enjoy the warm glow of the season that you help create.

Day 1: Keynote interview with surprise guest Alicia Keys.

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Photo credit @Alli Holloway @marieclaire

Alicia Keys

Day 1:  Floating Meditation

Activity Description: Experience the calming benefits of induced meditation while you are gently elevated above the floor in a silk hammock and rocked to the soothing vibrations of crystal bowls. Release your mind’s stress, tension, or worry while you “float” weightlessly in the air.

Day 1: Mindful Mandalas

Activity Description: Mandalas are circular geometric patterns created as a means for meditation through repetition of and devotion to a task, representing universal connectedness. While they look intricate, mandalas are something everyone can make. This class guides you through the basic steps of designing your own mandala.

Day 1: Create Your Own Apothocary

Activity Description: Transport your senses through a symphony of aromas to delight your sensibilities and spirit by making a custom aromatherapy rollerball. By using certified pure therapeutic grade oils, you can discover nature’s remedies for body, mind, and spirit. Sample a selection of various essential oils and learn about their healing properties while formulating your personal aromatherapy blend to take home in a handy, portable applicator.

Day 1: Keynote Panel “Building Upon Success”

Moderator: Elizabeth Holmes: New York Times bestselling author

Speaker: Maya Watson:  Head of Global Marketing, Clubhouse

Speaker: Bailey Richardson: Community Substack

Speaker: Caryn SeidmanBecker: Chairman & CEO CLEAR

Day 1: Dinner & Musical Performance by Nancy Wilson

at Harvest Barn Restaurant

Day 1: Fireside Chat with Katie Aselton Filmmaker / Actress

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Day 1: Life in Balance Spa Slumber Party

Day 2: Sunrise Yoga at the Harvest Barn

Activity Description: Profoundly impact the rest of your day by starting your morning in the serenity of sitting meditation.

Day 2: Beauty of Imperfection

Activity Description: This workshop is inspired by the traditional Japanese art form of Kintsugi, meaning to join with gold. Participants will reassemble the shattered pieces of broken pottery and highlight the places of repair with richly colored gold lacquer. The process of repairing a vessel examines our relationship with fracture and imperfections, both real and symbolic, with compassionate reflection and a renewed perspective on what it means to be whole. Instead of disguising, discarding, or replacing the cracks in art or life, we can render the traces of imperfection with beauty and strength.

Day 2: Capture Your Aura

Activity Description: Unseen by the naked eye, your body, mind, and spirit resonate as energy and color. Learn how your unique energy field can be shown using the Aura Camera 6000 and what the colors of the aura mean. Aura photos will then be taken and developed as 4×6 prints to take home.

Day 2: Keynote Panel “Finding Your Forward”

Moderator: Michelle Miller: Co-Host CBS Saturday Morning, National Correspondent CBS News

Speaker: Catherine St-Laurent:  Co-Founder Acora Partners

Speaker: Payal Kadakia:  Founder Classpass

Speaker: Carly Cushnie: designer and creative director

Day 2: Keynote interview with surprise guest Brooke Shields

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Brooke Shields

Day 2: Sound Bath with Rudra Bach

Activity Description: Experience a gentle sound immersion with healing vibrations of Tibetan singing bowls. The bowls create beautiful and peaceful tones that allow your mind, body, and spirit to harmonize energy.

people sitting in a circle on a rug with candles in the middle

Photo credit: Photo credit @Alli Holloway @marieclaire

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