The Light Leadership Event

26 Feb 2020 – 4 March 2020


This is not your typical retreat. This isn’t a soft reset or a quick fix. This is about building a new foundation upon which the new you will be built, and remain standing through anything.

What happens when a group of humans come together to hold a shared vision of a more beautiful world?

What happens in a space where everyone is equal, sovereign and free?

Where the only agenda is to practice being witness to, present to and in relationship with the voices, the wisdom, the ideas and the creativity that is coming through?

Where the participants are beginning to move and act, without compromising freedom, integrity, and personal sovereignty? And do you actually know how to play full out in that space?

If you wanna see how badass you really are, come play with us and see how all your skills come to the table in a place with no rules, no defined leader, and no contrived agreements. Here’s what happens……

We sit together as a group in a circle, in the jungle, surrounded by trees, lush forest, animals roaming freely and monkeys climbing through the treetops….. In an open air dojo called the House of Masters…..as we’re guided through the “More Beautiful World” Meditation. This sets us together, in rhythm and attunement to the task at hand; to discover what comes up and out of us in the face of such a vision, as we dream collectively together, bridge the ancient with the modern, re-village, re-integrate and tribalize.

As we become the embodiment of the answers we seek together, and bring forth codes of living that make a more beautiful world. We share, popcorn style, the pieces we each hold and carry….How the vision has been weaving through us; bringing our whole selves, hearts and bodies to the process. Some of us stay quiet, silent even. Some of us are loud, steal the show with our voices. No matter… All of it, ALL OF IT, Matters, As part of the whole. We share origin stories. All super hero individuals, who’ve lived amazing experiences giving rise to who we are here and now; revealing why we’ve come to the practice ground this time around.

Anchored by our sharing of the personal stories that grew us up and brought us here, in a space free of social conditioning, mass human influence, corrupt governance, technological overload, co-dependent and abusive business and marketing tactics. In recognition and reverence of how Micro to Macro, it’s all the same. And then, here, now, the fun begins. What starts to work on us and through us as these visions and stories surface? As our longing, our DNA remembrance of community, tribe and beauty realizes it has space to play. A constellation of human experience where spontaneous processes and dialogues arise that can be both healing and triggering for each person.

Each person is trusted to move through their own experience and follow their own inner calling. And sometimes it gets messy here in the dojo. It can get intense, scary even, as the communal beast comes out into the seen, depending on you and your stories: the wounds, the fears, the lies and the tensions. But together we breathe in and out through chaos, in connection, in play, having fun, nourishment, meals together, and a few surprises sprinkled in. This is real community growing, in real time. If you resonate with any of the points above… …….and you want a place to, Breath and become lighter; A practice ground of truth; A sacred dojo for warriors of both the dark and the light of humanity…. …..and you want a place to: gestate, grow, play, incubate, inoculate, learn, teach, share, create, collaborate…… But most importantly, to practice.

Then we invite you to join us. Everyone here is playing, practicing, even those of us who organized this event. We aren’t your teachers, it’s not a business training, you won’t walk away with steps to go and accomplish.

For those of us who host this event we hold it as a sacred practice ground to witness the core stories unravel that have ripped the fabric of our innate communities apart, remembering our divinity, honoring our humanity and re-weaving it all back together as the story of a more beautiful world our hearts know is possible.

We created it because we ourselves love it and wanted it to be a practice space where we get to see what we’ve really learned and how well we are actually able to embody who we say we are..

This event will stretch your capacity to stand in your integrity and strength in the face of all of the expressions of creation, so that you can practice allowing the emergence of the creative to occur: unimpeded by what you think should occur, un-strangled by a well meaning but out of place agenda, and unburdened by the need to control or guide the creative forces as the “leader”.


In contrast to the kind of events where there is one teacher, one leader, one facilitator and a team of people “holding” it all together, this is the cutting edge of collective leadership: a self-organizing space, where no one person is “in charge”, teaching you things, standing in the front “facilitating” or guiding the processes.

There is no agenda for our gathering sessions, except to be in presence with one another and witness what comes up when we come together to speak, share, relate and co-create, without rules, contrived agreements or clinging to safety or healing processes.

We can’t promise you outcomes here, or guarantee you the floor to guide us or lead us.

There is no talking stick, and we like it that way because we respect your innate knowing on when to speak and when to shut the fuck up. We respect you if you never show up for any group sessions and just play in the waterfall the whole time; your play and inspiration is an example too. What we can say is that your personal sovereignty is highly held here; Your freedom is respected; and Your capacity as a human is honored. Here is a space where you bring yourself, and just by being you, you add to the magic, whether or not you ever speak (and if you choose to, it doesn’t have to be with words).

Here is a space for you to bring your unique perspective, participate, observe and witness how your long held visions of humanity, your desires and longings for tribe and community, they start to materialize, often without you “doing” anything, often through the others who have also answered the call to be here. What comes up here tends to be the core stuff of humanity that keeps us from our natural state of aliveness, wonderment, emergent evolution and play.

Through each other we become each others medicine and get to see our own lens up close, personal, and as a group. You may have moments where you think nothing of value to you is happening; You may wonder why you even came; You may even want to leave midway through. You are free to do what you are called, no one is stopping you or trying to keep you. And there’s nothing to sell you on while we are there.


Anna Margolis

Anna trod the traditional path of success and professional credibility in the material world. As a former international labour lawyer for top law firms and then a successful business owner, she developed the awareness of how to run the key aspects of a growing business operation. Her journey has involved breaking her family’s expectations to carve a path of true freedom and fulfillment in work, money and relationship, and letting go into surrender and full self-expression to step into an embodied experience of sovereignty.


Paul can relate to the classic Visionary – because he’s tall and white and handsome and smart and was the one earning the money and funding it all from the beginning. Just by the virtue of occupying that position, people kept giving their power away to him, and failing to meet him in his emotional experience. As such, Paul’s journey has involved immense foresight, exceptional patience and exquisite resilience. As a living example of Surrendered Leadership, he has held space for those around him, so that they could rise into their power, while also refraining from the impulse to exert control or be directive with them until control was no longer the default mechanism for taking action in the business.


Diana has seen the extremes of life, from supporting her mother through a terminal illness to traveling all over the world. In 2015 she fell deeply in love with Paul, and embarked on a journey of surrender, empowerment, and sovereignty. With her Master’s Degree in Transpersonal Counselling and Psychology from Naropa University, Diana has learned to let go, face her fears of loss and step into becoming self-responsible to create an altogether new, more beautiful, integrated and embodied fairytale experience of co-creation with the love of her life and her team.


Max is also affectionately known as “The Tech Ninja”. Growing up in Philadelphia, at age 9 he was building websites; at age 12 he created a Blackjack program with AI; and at age 13 he started his first web design company and created an award-winning robot for a National Engineering Competition. Today, Max is continually surfing the edge of the cultural wave of rapidly developing exponential tech, breaking down the energetic dynamics of any given situation, contributing gems of relational wisdom and building technology to support the team’s rapid development.


You will walk away with: – A greater capacity to feel solid, clear, and unphased by intense emotions (originating from you or others) be they intense pleasure or intense chaos/fear/projection/judgement; – A deeper capacity to accept both the light and the dark of any individual or group of humans and still be able to move into relationship or collaboration rather than reduce to isolation and gridlock on creative processes; – A visceral deeper trust in the beauty and resilience of the human heart, mind and body; – A greater capacity to both be immersed in a group environment AND also be the observer of the archetypal and transpersonal stories and patterns emerging, without getting lost in them; – A weeklong experience of the easiest most delicious way of being vegan; – A seed experience that you take into your “regular” life which begins to bloom on it’s own time, with gentleness, as you interface with life and business as usual – and the areas and patterns you witnessed, shed or learned to embody more of at the retreat can come to be a normal thing in your actual lived experience at home.



This will be a intimate retreat with only 15 available spaces, and we offer a variety of accommodations types:

 1 LUXURY Single ticket – Bali Home
6 SINGLE tickets (1 King Bed, private room)- Bungalow or Dome
4 COUPLE tickets (1 King Bed, sharing one room)- Bungalow or Dome

Each room is equipped with 850 thread count bedding for maximum comfort,
high-speed internet, and clean drinking water derived from our artesian well.


Six Jungle Bungalows built on the side of the mountain on the pathway to our very own private waterfall. Bali inspired, the interiors feature natural finishings and a gorgeous exposed shower and bath tub.


Six Buckminster Fuller inspired Geodesic River Domes, among the best made in the world and partially powered by solar energy, sit perched on the edge of our private river with the fresh, flowing water feeding up to the domes.

Experience the soothing sounds of relaxing and sleeping next to flowing water. Amazing!


The House of Masters, located in the center of the property, is a 2,000 square foot Balinese structure hanging 100 feet in the Jungle canopy. Adjacent are restrooms and a yoga storage room for mats, blocks and more. The space can be converted for any type of retreat, workshop or dance party.


A sprawling 3,000 square foot space that is the “Heart of Imiloa,” our social space features loungy, multicultural inspired furnishings, couches, and 5 imported tables from Bali, all under a Polynesian style roof.


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