Engage!21 Amanzoe is unlike any other Engage! event. This intimate retreat is focused on strengthening meaningful connections between 75 like-minded luxury event industry leaders. Through next-level engagement at this exclusive 5-star resort, our focus will be on wellness, personal development, and professional growth, featuring outside-the-industry experts, peer-facilitated discussions, and unique experiences.
Our Planned Program
Arrivals will be throughout the day on Monday, November 8th via luxury group transfers from Athens Airport (ATH) with an approximately 2.5-hour drive through the Peloponnese Mountains to Amanzoe. Private transfers are available for an additional charge as are private yacht or helicopter transfers.
Upon arrival at Amanzoe, you’ll check in to your private pool pavilion or exclusive villa, unpack, and get settled. We will gather for sunset cocktails where we will get to know our special group followed by an authentic greek welcome dinner designed by leading Athens based Mitheo Events who is our exclusive design and decor partner for the entire Retreat. Immersive local and international entertainment will be curated by Elan Artists throughout the three evenings.
Awaken on Tuesday November 9th for a sunrise meditation, early morning yoga or pilates, an energizing hike…or an indulgent lie-in if you prefer! A sumptuous breakfast will be served in your villa or in the open air restaurant for pavilion guests. We will gather as a group in the open air amphitheatre at 9:00 am for the first of several in-depth sessions with our professional facilitator Leigh Weinraub of Mind in Motion. A memorable al fresco lunch will be served overlooking the resort. The afternoon will offer a choice of immersive small group local experiences curated by Amanzoe followed by time at leisure to enjoy the resort amenities. We’ll gather for cocktails and a guided mystical candlelit dinner to delight the five senses. Choose to turn in early or connect with fellow engagees late into the night!
Wednesday November 10th brings a similar early morning schedule of a delectable breakfast and selection of wellness and adventure activities followed by a variety of intimate peer-led discussions in settings around the charming Amanzoe with a choice of different, focused deeper dive conversation topics, a delightful lunch overlooking the Aegean Sea at the Amanzoe Beach Club, and an afternoon to indulge in many of the wellness, adventure activities, or cultural experiences offered including private yacht charter tours. Channel your inner ancient Greek god or goddess during a classic Grecian “Symposium” inspired farewell feast.
Thursday morning offers a wrap up breakfast and enjoyment of Amanzoe’s surreal surroundings before a fresh grab n go lunch is served upon boarding the luxury group charter transfers back to Athens or the airport!
An outline of the sessions Leigh will guide us through during the three days…
Session: "Designing Your Legacy - Understanding the importance of human connection and empathy"
This interactive workshop involves intimate group conversation promoting human connection and empathy. In this digital age, deep, meaningful connections are harder to come by but more important than ever. They remind us of our humanity. These in-depth discussions are meant to be both playful and supportive to encourage openness and authenticity. Through an artistic exercise, you will design your future and get inspired!
Experience: "A Taste of Mindfulness - Sensory mindfulness and connection over an intimate wine tasting"
This creative tasting experience uses food and wine to bring us back to the very basic sensory experiences of being mindful. In our multitasking environment, eating and drinking have become secondary and often compromised activities. If we don’t understand the importance of being mindful in how we engage with food and drink, we can’t fully appreciate their importance in our day-to-day lives. During the tasting, we will deliberately slow down and pay attention to sipping and eating with a deeper source of gratitude and fulfillment while connecting with fellow participants.
Session: "Inspiration, reflection and movement in nature"
In this interactive session, participants are guided through an intentional process where the body moves, the mind opens, endorphins crank and the soul recharges. As we lace up our sneakers and unplug from technology, the power of nature will open up the inspiration to share, learn and genuinely connect. This session kicks off with simple, yet powerful, exercises that will create a stronger sense of community and environment.
We have room for 75 total participants, with exclusive use of Amanzoe for the three days and nights as we take time to reflect, connect and Engage!. We are thrilled to share this bespoke, exclusive, and intimate retreat experience in one of the world’s most unique and special destinations for those seeking a deeper connection and higher-level discussions with their like-minded peers.
Changes due to COVID 19 travel restrictions
While our long-standing policy has been that our events are non-refundable but transferrable to someone for the same event, due to the ever-changing nature of the evolving COVID 19 world environment we will be flexible and fair with this policy. We will closely monitor travel restrictions and provide updates as warranted.
We are carefully monitoring the ever changing landscape of the worldwide COVID-19 Pandemic and all current guidelines for gathering and consulting with top global experts while planning our event with everyone’s health and safety top of mind and the recommended protocols in place.
Amanzoe is adhering to every current mandated safety protocol. You may read more about their extensive Health and Safety Commitment here: https://www.aman.com/covid-19-update .
We commit that the level of service, hospitality, and food and beverage will continue to be of the highest caliber and exemplify what Aman Resorts (and Engage!) are famous for.
As we near the dates of the event, we will provide specific updates on what we are planning based on the most up-to-date safety protocols and guidelines for Greece working closely with our partner VOW Digital Health.
We are hopeful, optimistic, and confident for a future filled with gathering and celebrating in the months ahead and commit to doing so in the safest and most engaging way.
Please don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions.
One word: relaxed! Be casual and comfortable for the daytime activities, cocktail attire for moonlit dinners beside the sea. Enjoy a Mediterranean climate with cooler nights and 11 hour days of sunlight in November. The average temp in October is 67 degrees…light clothing with a sweater, jacket or wrap are recommended for the evenings. Sports shoes are suggested for touring, hiking boots for treks, and flats for around Amanzoe.
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