7 days that will change everything

20-27 February 2017, Goa, India


We're excited about you potentially joining us for what we hope will be a memorable week. Ashram will be a week long retreat like no other. Expect game-changing ideas, endless inspiration and incredible new friendships.

This coming February an invited group of 25 purpose-driven entrepreneurs & changemakers from around the world will gather to unwind, share stories and take some time out to enjoy one of the world's most magical countries.

Since our first 2 incredible events businesses have been started, books have been published and a unique supportive community has been formed.

Now we're back to do it all again in North Goa. Are you ready?


What's it like?

People tell us the magic of Ashram is hard to put into words, but some of our alumni tried as best they can.

"7 days in India made me a better business leader"
Jo Scott

“Look for opportunity in obscure places”
Anna Jagric

"I made connections & friendships that are going to last” Richard Eason

“Business can be purposeful and still make money” 
Dipna Daryanani


"I could not imagine a more empathetic, intuitive, fun, soul fulfilling retreat if I tried. I had walked in not knowing what to expect, and was blown away. I've learnt lessons for life, made friends for life and have discovered massive things about myself that I did not know."

Nisha Bora, Founder Elrhino, India



Ashram will take place from February 20-27 in North Goa, India.

There'll be an optional early morning activity on most days (e.g. yoga) from about 7am with breakfast from 8-9am. We'll then make time for some group sessions before lunch, with activities planned for the afternoon. We'll experience some of the best restaurants Goa has to offer in the evenings. We'll have a free day mid-week.

Join our optional Mumbai leg from 18-20 February and get the insider's guide to this incredible city.


Typical group sessions

  • Icebreakers  – get to know your fellow Ashramers
  • Lean coffee - 8 minute discussions
  • Peer mentoring - get practical help on your project
  • Share your story - or hear others
  • Show and tell – contribute a session 
  • Questions & Ideas - quickfire feedback

Things to do (all optional)

  • Morning yoga sessions
  • Paddleboarding or surfing
  • Vegan / raw cooking class
  • Ultimate Frisbee (Apurva coaches the Indian Team!)
  • Dancing at Arpora night market

Places we'll visit


Rosie & Peter's permaculture farm


Backwaters via boat


Yoga and meditation studio


Mapusa market

Amazing, healthy local restaurants

Who's coming?

It's still early days for our 2018 event but here's who's confirmed so far.

Once again your hosts will be Laurence, Carlos and Apurva and expect another inspiring group of changemakers from around the world.


Laurence McCahill
The Happy Startup School, UK


Jordi Ber
Habitissimo, Spain


Line Morkbak
Global Leap, USA


Asia Heczko
Barclays, UK


Anjali Noronha
Li'l Red Door, India


Ines Trindade
Entrepreneur, UK


Carlos Saba
The Happy Startup School, UK


Anna Lisa Ciaccio
Stone & Virtue, USA


Christopher Daruwalla
Actors World, India


Joris van Gelder
Viisi Labs, Netherlands


Kim Slade
Unknown Epic, UK

Apurva Kothari
No Nasties Clothing, India


Shamash Alidina
Museum of Happiness, UK


Malinca Verwiel
Humor in Bedrijf, Netherlands


Gayle Berry
Blossom & Berry, UK


Natalie Robinson
Mum's Garage, New Zealand


Where is it?


Beach Street Resort India
Mandrem Beach
North Goa
Mandrem Goa 403527, India


What they had to say

Ashram was a dream. Finally I found a group of likeminded people who were nothing but supportive and extremely fun to be around.”
“I feel like I’ve had the journey of a lifetime and can’t wait to get cracking with everything I have in mind! This week has helped me so much.”
“I have come home with a sense of nurtured happiness. I feel excited and lucky to be part of this community, meet such incredible people doing incredible things. Life feels so much brighter being part of it all and being able to share this happiness with others is a wonderful thing to be doing.”
A lifechanging experience
“I loved the mix of head, heart and body stimulus – yoga, mindfulness, health, spirituality, as well as innovation and business. So happy to find people who understand how these things work together.”
An eye-opening experience on how your career can bring you happiness!”
The best event I’ve ever attended. So much heart and intention. No fixed schedules, freedom to do as you wish.”