Christmas Greetings from the beautiful island of Bali, Indonesia!
A Very Warm and Festive Welcome from Naked Dragonâ€™s Winter HQ set amidst the stunning gardens of the Grand Mirage Hotel in Nusa Dua, Bali!
As Monsoon Rains send everyone running for shelter and the smiles of the beautiful Balinese people light up the greyness of the stormy skies, I reflect on the rich and varied experiences of the past year and offer my immense gratitude to the universe for the many blessings that I have enjoyed during this time.
Sitting at my table writing this newsletter, the waiters are focused on clearing the dining room in preparation for the lunchtime session and I marvel at the concentration of the young men as they sweep their brooms around the room in a unison of dance like movements,intent on clearing the floor space of the debris of the last meal and restoring the room to perfect order and serenity.
Smiling to myself as the hotel guests head off to find some indoor pursuits to keep themselves dry, I observe the staff working quietly together in a state of Waking Mediation and marvel at having been given the gift of this unique opportunity to bathe in their gentle presence.
Being here in Asia is the result of my honouring a promise made to myself five years ago when I returned to the UK after Living in the Middle East.
Even though I'd vowed that I would never endure another winter in the UK; the demands of work, combined with limited funds nevertheless ensured that until this Present Moment, I would have to spend every winter huddled up in my little home freezing my way through the coldest months of the year, whilst suffering from the debilitating effects of the adverse weather on my Mind, Body and Spirit!
With a Passion for Travel and a love of the sunshine, my Dream Lifestyle has always been to create a Portfolio Business that would include the flexibility to organise my workload in such a way as to be in a position to base my work overseas for at least part of the year.
I have talked about doing this for a long time now and having focused exclusively on building the Naked Dragon Brand over the past three years, I knew that now was the time to begin creating the lifestyle I really wanted and to make my dreams become a reality.
Having set the intention at the beginning of the year to have moved my 'desk' to a warmer climate by Christmas, I now find myself in Bali in Monsoon Season (note to self â€“ check weather forecast at destination BEFORE booking plane tickets!) accompanied by my trusty old laptop and a full portfolio of exciting work projects, at the start of a two month journey of discovery that will take me around Bali, Thailand, Sri Lanka and Dubai.
During my travels, I will be finalising the details for Naked Dragonâ€™s 2014 Event Programme and focusing on my freelance work as a Publicist and Event Organiser for a Portfolio of Private Clients.
I will also be sourcing suitable locations and venues for future retreats in some of these stunning locations, as well as developing collaborations for the creation of a number of overseas events; so watch this space for exciting announcements to come!
I wish you all a wonderful Christmas and a fantastic start to the New Year and look forward to welcoming you to another Inspirational Naked Dragon Experience in 2014! With much love and warmest wishes, 2013 - What a Year it Was!
2013 was a fantastic year for Naked Dragon with a hugely successful programme of Inspirational Talks, Workshops and Music Experiences, held at a series of stunning venues throughout Surrey, West Sussex and South West London with each venue having been carefully selected for its Unique Style and Ambience.
We are delighted that we now have Two Regular Venues for our programme of Inspirational Events.
The Crown Hotel in Chertsey, will continue to be our venue for Evening Talks and Weekend Workshops; and our beautiful new venue, The Barn Church in Kew, will feature a series of exciting Performances and Music Experiences throughout the coming year.
It has been a real privilege and delight to have hosted so many wonderful Speakers and Performers during 2013; including an amazing opportunity for Naked Dragon when we were invited to co-host the fantastic Panache Desai for his First Ever UK Event in his home town of London last May.
Ultimately, Naked Dragonâ€™s success is due to the support of everyone involved and we would like to offer a HUGE THANK YOU to all our Speakers, Performers, Volunteers and most of all to YOU for your continued support and encouragement with your kind words and by attending our events.
Thank you all so much - we couldn't do it without you! What's in Store for 2014!
We are really looking forward to welcoming some of our Favourite Speakers and Performers back to Naked Dragon next year, as well as introducing some Exciting New Names to the programme.
Our 2014 Event Programme kicks off with TWO FANTASTIC EVENTS in MARCH!
Donâ€™t miss this opportunity to be one of the first to experience Parvatiâ€™s unique performance as she is set to become one of the most talked about performers in 2014!
Following the recent success of our â€˜Flirty Thirtyâ€™ ticket offer, we have decided to extend this popular offer to ALL our forthcoming EVENING events.
These offers represent some AMAZING SAVINGS off the full door prices for the FIRST THIRTY PEOPLE to book their tickets for each event. Tickets are available on a 'first-come, first-served' basis.
There are currently a handful of these special offer tickets available for Robert Holden and Parvatiâ€™s events in March if you are quick off the mark to book one of the few remaining places!
Next Yearâ€™s Event Programme features a fantastic selection of Inspirational Talks, One-Day Workshops, Shamanic Experiences, Music Performances and Spiritual Comedy!
During the coming year, we will also be working closely with Our Associates including; Hay House and Watkins Publishing, as well as our Fellow UK Event Promoters, to bring you fantastic ticket offers to some amazing events; plus special deals for the purchase of books and other wonderful products â€¦so keep your eye on your inbox for details of these great offers and much more!
We are continually adding details of our forthcoming events to the Naked Dragon Website, so please keep checking our DIARY OF EVENTS for regular up-dates! Exciting News and Naked News!
We are delighted to announce that Naked Dragon will be launching its 3rd Venue next year in CARDIFF - Capital City of the The Land of the Welsh Dragon!
If you live in Wales, or have friends living in the region, we would be very grateful if you could help us to begin spreading the word by encouraging people to sign up for our newsletter to receive regular up-dates and information about the new venue and for details of our exciting new Cardiff event programme!
Next Spring will also see the launch of Naked News; an exciting brand new magazine style radio show on UnTangled FM , hosted by Julie Bryant and featuring the Latest News and Views within the world of Holistic Health, Well-Being and Self-Development.
There will be a Naked News Facebook Group to accompany the show where you are warmly invited to share ideas and details of products or services within the MBS World that may have caught your attention.
You are also very welcome to publicise any forthcoming events that you feel would be of interest our listeners. A selection of your posts will be featured on the Naked News radio show and this will be a great opportunity for you to share your thoughts, ideas and events with a wider audience.
With so many Exciting New Developments happening over the coming year, we are really looking forward to sharing The Naked Dragon Journey with you in 2014!
We have some fantastic events lined up for you in 2014 and we are continually adding dates to our Event Programme
Here are the latest dates for you to add to your new diaries!
Wed 5th March â€“ Robert Holden
Sun 30th March â€“ Parvati
Wed 2nd April â€“ Sandy Newbigging
Wed 4th June â€“ Charlie Morley
Wed 2nd July â€“ David Wells
Wed 3rd Sept - Becky Walsh Wed 1st Oct â€“ Maggy Whitehouse
Wed 5th Nov â€“ Roz Savage
Thurs 27th March 2014 â€“ Parvati
Thurs 24th April 2014 â€“ Aidan McIntyre
Thurs 29th May 2014 â€“ Anne Malone
Thurs 26th June 2014 â€“ Sika Rose Thurs 31st July â€“ Leo Rutherford
Thurs 25th Sept 2014 - Barefoot Doctor
Thurs 30th Oct 2014 â€“ Davina McKail
Thurs 11th Dec 2014 â€“ Lucinda Drayton
We look forward to welcoming you to a
NAKED DRAGON EXPERIENCE in 2014!