My journeyhas been long and often rather bumpy.
But without it, I wouldn’t be where I am now…
Let me properly introduce myself – my name is Anna. I am a world
Three years ago I left my successful, yet unfulfilling, corporate career and embarked on a world travel adventure which turned out to be a truly transformative inner journey. I’ve gone a long way – from a marketing manager committed to an ambitious corporate career and a conventional big-city life to a free-spirited digital nomad running my own online, location-independent and soul-driven business. This paved the way to leading a life of purpose and intention, all the while being committed solely to… following my heart.
My journey has been long and often rather bumpy. It took me years to first listen to my heart and then have the courage to act upon it – a process that finally put me on this rewarding path. I believe in the power of transformation because I underwent one myself. And as hard and as painful as it oftentimes was, I am truly thankful for it.
How I becamea citizen of the world
It’s been a long, long journey…
I was born and raised in rural Poland in the 80s – a turbulent period for the country coming out of over half a century of communist regime rule. I grew up in the midst of political, social and economic change, so no wonder change has been an integral part of my life.
My parents taught me that I wouldn’t achieve anything in life unless I worked hard. I was therefore driven and determined to accomplish each goal, although when I reflect, the things I was striving for often left me empty and unfulfilled.
I took the standard, conventional path and went to college, completing two degrees – in linguistics and marketing – the first chosen out of passion and the latter following common sense. In school, I developed a deep love of languages, studying with enthusiasm and commitment. I knew it was a gateway to the big, wide world. As a result, besides my native Polish, I’m fluent in English, German and Spanish.
How I wentfrom an ambitious corporate career to helping others
Driven by a curiosity to understand people and their
Within both corporate and start-up environments, I ran marketing projects and departments in a variety of sectors – including tourism, education, publishing, consulting, advertising and retail. I thrived in leading and managing people – the most challenging yet the most rewarding of all the tasks I had ever taken on.
However, after a decade spent focusing on creating the needs and desires of consumers and leading what I believed to be a seemingly happy life, I
How travelling helped meheal and transform my life
In 2015, I took the bold decision to quit my successful, yet unfulfilling, corporate job – a move that completely baffled my family and friends. I sold my belongings, packed my life into a 20-kilogram backpack and embarked on a world journey.
With a one-way ticket to New York City in my hand, I was scared, yet happy and excited. Never before had I risked so much and I knew that this was the beginning of something important. Little did I know that it would initiate the biggest transformation of my life – from a high-flying marketing manager to a free-spirited digital nomad following my heart and helping others do the same.
Over the next nine months, I visited several countries across the Americas. And as important as the travel itself was, the inner journey played the biggest role. As a solo female traveller I confronted many of my fears and demons – I shared the observations of the world around me, as well as reflections upon my inner journey, on my blog that has become both a loyal travel companion to me as well as a popular travel blog in Poland.
When I returned home, I realised the corporate career and aspects of my previous life had irretrievably lost their charm. And as scary as that was, it was also exciting, fascinating and invigorating. I was now committed to freedom and a need to continue this newly discovered life of intention. I also realised home was now potentially every place on the planet and I knew the journey had to continue…
How I found peacein Asia and Eastern philosophies
So I embarked on a journey through South-East Asia in search of healing, wisdom and life purpose; knowing it was time to start doing something that truly ignited my
The moment I projected my intention to the universe, I was offered a job at an energy healing centre at the foot of the majestic Angkor Wat temple in Cambodia. During those incredible months, I obtained a better understanding of Eastern philosophies, brought my daily meditation practice to the next level, became a Karman mediation teacher and learned about both chakra healing and prana work. This gave rise to a strong desire to run my own retreats combining two of my greatest passions – travelling and helping people thrive – and that’s how the idea of truly holistic, world-exploration retreats was born.
In May 2017 I ran my first retreat in the island of Koh Chang, Thailand – it was a truly rewarding experience that gave me the strength and confidence to continue on this path. Working with clients using Eastern philosophies, meditation, chakra balancing and travelling has achieved wonderful results for those seeking healing, focus and direction.
How I became a digital nomadliving & working on four continents
To date, I’ve visited 50+ countries, met hundreds of people from all over the world, and above all, I found my true self through embarking on an inner journey. I keep wandering the world, as I believe certain places serve us better than others and I love harnessing this unique energy, which also adds so much to my programmes. I share some of the most important life lessons I have acquired during this enthralling digital nomad lifestyle of mine with people craving the same lifestyle.
Only in the past two years, I have lived and worked on a location-independent basis in several countries on different continents – including Asia, Europe, North and South America. Having said that, I do select my locations carefully and my travels are intentional, an example being el Camino de Santiago, the sacred trail in Northern Spain that I have recently completed. Walking a 1,000 km across Spain was yet another journey inward that turned into a wise teacher.
How yoga & Sri Lankahave come together
I believe in a holistic approach to healing that treats matters as an interconnected part of the whole as opposed to an isolated case.
This led me to India to complete a 200-hour yoga teacher training with the aim of further exploring the physical body and its link to the energetic self and incorporating asana practice into my work. What a journey!
On my never-ending quest for discovery, Sri Lanka called me with its unique energy and since my bumpy journey has taught me to follow my calling, this beautiful island in the Indian Ocean has become my safe
This is where I hold space for my clients, offering them a tranquil haven of serenity in a truly paradisiacal and energy-rich place. This is where I combine all I’ve learned over the past several years to create a truly holistic healing experience during my classes & retreats in the coastal city of Galle with a team of amazing people at Villa White Queen. Ready for a journey?
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