A Serendipitous Tale...
It all started in September 2017 in a coffee shop in Bali, Indonesia! Tameika and Whitney (both solo travelers and strangers at the time) were sitting side by side dining in a café when Whitney asked Tameika how her salad tasted. They then began chatting away and realized how similar they were! Both had taken a leap of faith and recently left their corporate jobs. They were both on a quest for a more purpose driven life.
Through more conversation, they realized they were even more alike than they had first thought... they even shared the same birthday! The next month included various hang outs in Bali, some travel to nearby islands, and unforgettable experiences.
In hanging out for the month, they both discussed their passions – travel, health and wellness, and female empowerment. Through this discussion and a lot of brainstorming, the Whole Experience was born. They decided they wanted to work for themselves while blending their passions together. Since then they have put in the work to create an experience of a lifetime!
The Whole Experience is designed to be a safe place where women can come together as a tribe and experience the world while learning about healthy living. You will notice instantly that Tameika and Whitney pour their heart into every retreat. You may arrive as our guests but you leave as friends. With Tameika and Whitney's guidance you can expect a week filled with sisterhood, cultural experiences, healthy food, workshops, yoga, meditation, boot camps, laughter, joy, and fun!
Here's some info on your hosts:
Since losing 90 lbs, 11 years ago, I have devoted my time to helping others achieve the happiness I have found on this journey. As a certified personal trainer, I have helped over 550 clients worldwide (both in person and online) lose a cumulative total of 5000+ lbs. During the retreats, my boot camps are sure to challenge you and push you to your limits!
However, my divine purpose in life is so much deeper than weight loss. I inspire others to build a lifestyle that works for them long term. For 10 years, I have kept almost 100 pounds – beating all of the odds. My hope is to show others this lifestyle is completely possible.
On a personal level, my passion expands beyond physical health. Since achieving my weight loss goals, I’ve been on a quest to deeply assess other aspects of my life. Through reflection, I’ve realized that my recipe for happiness lies with travel and exploration.
Living in Asia for 4 years has expanded my mind in ways I didn’t know possible and I’m itching to share this newfound happiness with others. So herein lies my new project: The Whole Experience where I will combine my two passions of travel and health and give you the experience of a lifetime!
Follow Tameika on Instagram at @TameikaG
Dedicated to environmental sustainability and community health. I have continually sought for ways to incorporate my passion for the environment, travel and wellness into my life. Inheriting a love for yoga from my Mother, who created and managed wellness centers around the United States. I saw from a very young age the numerous benefits of yoga and it's ability to balance and realign the mind, body and soul. Leaving my career in Renewable Energy, I wanted to dedicate my time to connecting with different cultures and collaborate on international initiatives that integrated my core passions.
On my travels, I have been able to take from inspiring yoga teachers from around the world. Training in numerous yoga styles including Hatha, Vinyassa, Ashtanga, Yin and Ariel in countries throughout SE Asia, Latin America and Europe. Receiving my 300 hour yoga certification in Rishikesh India, I have a strong foundation of yoga that is true to it's original form. Focusing not only on the external benefits of yoga but the spiritual and metal attributes of this physically expressed art form. A trained dancer, Reiki practitioner, and healthy lifestyle advocate, my diverse background helps me approach wellness holistically, not as a final destination, but rather a lifelong journey. Our sessions together will include Pranayama (breathing techniques), meditation and yoga. I am excited to share my love of travel and yoga with you, as we work on your lifelong journey to wellness together.