A Letter From Us to You
We are so happy to see you here. If you have never heard about 109, we work with individuals to create a shift in their lives and with organizations to provide lasting transformation across their teams. Many of us have a strong sense of why it is important to live a mindful life — but to move from the “why” to the “how” can be challenging. This is our reason for existence. You may find yourself struggling to have a stable meditation practice, trying to kickstart new healthy habits that don’t seem to stick, or volunteering at a local organization during the holidays —and although these practices are great, they often fall short of the types of fundamental shifts we are seeking in our lives. How do you make these practices become your life itself? How can you easily access a grounded mindset on any day? What can you do back home to continue feeling confident and inspired to help your surroundings after that life-changing volunteer trip? Although our team at 109 doesn’t claim to have all the answers, we exist to provide practical tools and an incredible community to be your support system as you continue on your journey. Deep inside you already know the way, we are here to inspire you to follow your path towards a happier, more mindful and fulfilled life. Let’s do it together?
Co-Founder & Executive Director
On every 109 retreat we partner with local grassroots organizations who are positively impacting their communities and environments. Volunteering with them gives us the opportunity to put our hands in the soil, break bread together, and truly gain perspective and clarity of our place in the world.
Mahatma Gandhi described travel as ‘The Language of Peace.’ To experience different realities fosters compassion, awareness and understanding of one another and yourself. At 109 we deeply believe that travel, if designed with intention and in collaboration with the local community, can be a force for good.
Though mindfulness sessions on our retreats, we offer real and tangible tools to help individuals improve their way of living, their relationship with themselves and therefore their relationship with their surroundings. At 109 we've learned that you can only give as much love to the world as you have for yourself.
Up and Coming Retreats
109 Women in Careyes
POSTPONED TILL FURTHER NOTICE
Dates: June 5-10, 2020
Cause: Women Empowerment
Activities: Healing sessions, yoga and self-development
Hosts: 109 World and Ambre van de Berg
109 Environment in Mexico
POSSIBLY POSTPONED TILL FURTHER NOTICE
Dates: December 3-8, 2020
Activities: Mindfulness workshops, yoga and volunteer
Hosts: 109 World and Playa Viva
COVID-19 is having an unprecedented impact on humanity and our collective ability to have shared experiences. Our decision to take a break for the next few months from our retreats wasn’t an easy one. However, more than an experience organization, we are a people organization and we care for our community, our team running our gatherings, and our alumni of more than 400 mindful changemakers in more than 10 different countries.
We are not stopping, our team will continue to work very hard so when all of this passes, we can continue to offer impactful and transformative experiences. Events and travel might be cancelled, but conversations, relationships, learning, caring, and growing will never be. So here are our curated virtual offerings to you during this time:
Nothing can cancel our community!
What Makes Us Different?
109 World is Going Carbon Neutral