You will learn how to use your brain in the most effective way:
to build your vision faster
to lead others more effectively
NEVER miss out on your potential
Your brain was designed to help you create the life you want to live.
And only now we are starting to understand
how to use this most sophisticated technology
in the entire Universe, our brain, for its primary purpose –
building the vision that your true self wants to live.
✔️ precise understanding why certain things work for your mental and physical performance, your brain, and how to consistently get yourself into the most effective, optimal-performance, high-energy states – motivated focus, alert and calm, energized;
✔️ knowledge of how to change your mental, emotional, physical states on-demand for the desired outcome (VS hoping for it) – how to have a powerful, motivated, focused day every day; how to feel confident when feeling anxious, how to feel energized and capable when feeling exhausted and defeated; prevent burnout, mental fatigue, procrastination.
✔️ much wider range of neuroscience-research-based tools to biohack, to change, to adjust yourself based on your intentions.
BONUS: You’ll get a dozen of high-performing friends, committed to excellence, to growth, to keeping each other’s bar high.
Are you a mission-driven founder, business owner, freedompreneur – who marches to your own drum, and is committed to your world-changing mission?
Do you have a growth mindset, the belief that one’s potential is truly limitless?
Are you a leader and team player, always looking for win-win situations, helping others to climb higher?
Are you ready to work hard on the things you want, and aren’t afraid to face your fears, difficult emotions and challenges?
Is your mind open? Are you ready to embrace new ideas, controversial views, new perspectives, ready to change your mind?
If you aren’t ready to stand for something, to lead, to create your own path;
If you have a fixed mindset, you believe external environments and circumstances define your future;
If you are into a scarcity mindset, and holding others down to climb higher solo;
If you aren’t ready to work through challenges;
If you aren’t ready to change your mind, aren’t open to opposite views, innovative ideas, and challenging perspectives.
Brain, Optimal Performance, Health Coach, Nutritionist, Speaker, Podcaster & Author
Angela works with mission-driven leaders, entrepreneurs, founders and teams in tech, energy and innovation. Leaders, who want to maximize their brain potential and productive time to grow and deliver results consistently, break through their past limits, building breakthrough solutions faster.
Her goal is to help people deliver great results at work and experience more in life, to create a better world together, to expand human potential.
In her work, she translates the neuroscience of high performance and “happy brain states” into nutrition, lifestyle, behavior protocols, biohacks and environment design.
Angela is a certified nutritionist, health and fitness coach, facilitator specializing in flow states, speaker, educator, blogger and podcaster. Angela is also the author of the book “Fit-and-Focused Brain-Body Blueprint for Remote Pros and Digital Nomads: Neuroscience-based routines, hacks and habits to stay productive, healthy and fit anywhere”.
A brief introduction to the program and our schedule, Q&A.
Sleep and light routine for productive days, a walk-through.
“You have to learn to get comfortable being uncomfortable. You have to be willing to get out of your comfort zone and push your limits.”
8-9 am: focused-and-motivated morning routine, a walk-through; optimizing brain chemicals of focus, motivation, flow states. Dopamine optimization;
9-10 am: breakfast;
10-1 pm: skill-building activities to master focus, motivation, personal flow to effectively build and deliver solutions instead of wasting time on getting into the zone, battling with distractions ; anti-procrastination formula and “hacks”; how to make yourself feel energized, motivated and excited for the most mundane tasks on-demand – especially when you don’t feel like it. Short introduction to the science of breaks for performance and to prevent afternoon fatigue and sleepiness;
1-3 pm: lunch;
3-6 pm: skill-building activities to learn how to get into group flow (for effective leadership, team building, group breakthroughs). Fast learner, idea machine and charismatic speaker: the best and most practical tools from neuroscience. (Be ready to speak up!)
8-9 am: team morning routine revision, Q&A about the skills learned, other questions, additional tools;
9-10 am: breakfast;
10-1 pm: skill-building workshops to master burnout prevention practices; learn how to manage anxiety about the uncertain future and make confident decisions fast; learn how to prevent mental fatigue and exhaustion through strategic breaks; task-scheduling and distraction management; building high-performance digital and physical environment that supports personal productivity and wellness;
1-3 pm: lunch;
3-6 pm: your resilience, ability to endure stress and pressure and perform start with personal health and wellness, so let’s learn no-BS neuroscience-backed lifestyle and nutrition practices to maintain high energy levels and peak cognitive performance long-term (“Smart-drugs that work” including), top practices from behavioral science to make all new habits stick; working through your specific work-life scenarios based on what you’ve learned to address most pressing performance issues.
“But you are the average of the five people you associate with most, so do not underestimate the effects of your pessimistic, unambitious, or disorganized friends. If someone isn’t making you stronger, they’re making you weaker.”
Snowshoeing treks in the Pirin (Bansko), Vitosha and Rila mountain with a visit to the thermal bath in the village of Dobrinishte on the way back.
We’ll take a moderate or difficult track to challenge our fitness. No special equipment needed – “to wear” guide provided.
Mount Bezbog – This route is relatively difficult. About 30 minutes transfer takes us to Gotse Delchev Hut above the village of Dobrinishte, from where we take the chair lift up to Bezbog Hut (2240 m above sea). Putting our snow shoes on, we have to climb up to 2645 m., the top of Mount Bezbog. The mountain offers great views to the high parts of Pirin Mountains. The terrain is more difficult, with some relatively steep parts, but still suitable for snowshoeing. The walk takes about 3,5-4 hours to complete. We go back the same way and take the lift down to Gotse Delchev Hut, from where we continue our visit to the thermal bath in the village of Dobrinishte on the way back.
5-6 pm: summary of the retreat, questions, next steps, and the conclusion.
6 pm onwards: local cuisine dining experience. Explore all the tastes of traditional Bulgarian home cooking chatting about your experience and where it’ll take you.
Good-byes and journey home.
(We also offer an optional extension of your stay to explore beautiful Bansko and, perhaps, stay for a while as a digital nomad. We’ll help you with accommodation, coworking, and cultural oriention. We’ll make sure you’ll get the best offers. Read more about amazing Bansko here.)
➕ Lodging at one of the best hotels in Bansko – Grand Hotel Bansko, with state-of-the-art SPA, where you can enjoy two saunas at different temperatures, three steam rooms at different temperatures, a Turkish hammam, a salt sauna, a hot tub jacuzzi, jacuzzi pool, a natural body temperature pool, a cold bath, an ice shower, a couple of dozen relaxation beds all at different temperatures, a fireplace and a state-of-the-art gym!
➕ Buffet Breakfast and Lunch every day with great offerings, a rich variety of specialties and beverages served with finesse, imagination, and a lot of flavors!
➕ Extensive, leading-edge, very engaging brain training program with you retreat leader and Brain Coach Angela Shurina;
➕ Snowshoeing adventure described above;
➕ Thermal bath experience;
➕ Local cuisine dining experience;
➕ Transfer to/from all the activities;
➕ A high-performance online community to keep in touch, share insights, and ask questions;
➕ A month-long online Q&A support and guidance through all the learned tools of the methodology after the experience to help with life integration.
Bansko is located a 2-hour drive away from the International Airport of Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria.
Bansko is Bulgaria’s #1 ski destination and a top summer outdoor destination as well. Geographically, it is located at about 925m (3,034 ft.) above sea level at the foot of the Pirin Mountains. With high alpine lakes and many hot springs (within a short drive) with healing mineral waters, the mountains and local national park is home to the #1 ski resort in Bulgaria…Bansko.
Bansko is a charming mountain town that has an immediate magical impact, a calm vibe and a liberating atmosphere. Many digital nomads and remote workers choose Bansko as their base camp, staying there for 2–3 months and returning back from traveling, whenever they feel like they need a break.
Read more about Bansko HERE.
Bansko is located a 2-hour drive away from the International Airport of Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria. Fly there and we’ll either pick you up or guide you to arrange your own transport – taking a bus or private transport.
Close to the check-in time of the 16th would be perfect. There’s gonna be a short program for the late afternoon on the 16th so it’s best if you arrive by 4pm or earlier.
March, the first month of the spring in Bansko, is a frosty month, with temperature in the range of an average low of -1.4°C (29.5°F) and an average high of 8.7°C (47.7°F).
We want everyone to be warm and dry, and most of all have fun. Nothing makes a day out in the mountains better than being properly dressed and prepared! Prepare your skiing outfit – the best guideline.
Definitely don’t forget:
-Gloves, warm hat, sunglasses / snowboard goggles
-Base layer: Non-cotton shirts (preferable but not necessary, eg. under armour to keep you dry)
-Mid layer: long sleeve shirt or hoodie
-Outer layer: Jacket or wind breaker
-Ski pants or water/wind proof pants
-Thick warm socks
-Hiking boots or winter boots
YES! As soon as you sign up you’ll get access to the organizers – we’ll guide you through the whole process of getting to Bansko and having the most awesome, transformational, life-changing event of your life!