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Africa’s 7 Star Retreat: Master the Art of Fulfillment Surrounded by the Beauty of Kenya

Nestled amidst the breathtaking landscapes of Kenya, Tarangau Retreat stands as a testament to the power of resilience and the indomitable human spirit. Founded by Australian, Michelle Richmond, this sanctuary has become a beacon of transformation and wellness for those seeking solace, renewal and a memorable travel experience. Join us as we delve into the extraordinary journey of Tarangau and the inspiring woman behind its creation. Designed with renowned Swahili Architect Halili Abdul Ali, Tarangau House’s intricate design features make this retreat a truly unique oasis situated alongside the beautiful Kenyan coastline in Kilifi.

Envisioned by Michelle, this sanctuary has become the birthplace of innovation and creative acceleration for successful entrepreneurs seeking to bridge the gap between achievement and fulfillment, and as a result deepen their impact.

Michelle’s life experiences have perfectly positioned her to create a space in one of the world’s most beautiful places, that is genuinely restorative, while also providing a stimulating environment for busy guests to take time out to reflect, recharge and leave not only feeling inspired, but with a knowing they have everything they require to navigate our ever-changing world.

Image courtesy of Rene Malan

A place of healing and an international coaching headquarters

Michelle’s life took an unexpected turn when she was diagnosed with early-stage breast cancer. While her journey through cancer was an arduous one, it was the catalyst that changed everything. It was during this time that she discovered her deep-rooted passion for integrative wellness and its profound impact on physical and emotional well-being. After studying body harmony, intuitive medicine, theta healing and pursuing knowledge with a total fascination for the mind body connection, the mother of two shed her past challenges and embarked on a journey of healing inside and out that completely changed her world view. Drawing strength from her own experiences, Michelle created a sanctuary where guests experience peace and harmony. Her depth on knowledge into the ecosystem that is our humanity and the many facets of what it takes to create a sustainable paradigm shift is complex and requires a capacity to think and see outside of the square and to consider the intricacies of a system as a whole. As guests of the retreat know, Tarangau is the perfect place for this journey.

The Genesis of Tarangau Retreat

Inspired by the breathtaking natural beauty of Kenya, Michelle envisioned a retreat that combined the healing powers of nature and wellness practices. Thus, Tarangau was born. Situated in one of the most scenic parts of Africa, this sanctuary offers a serene atmosphere and a range of therapeutic activities designed to nourish the mind, body, and soul. With Michelle’s depth of coaching experience, her unique Meditation Series, wellness programs and curated Safari adventures, those seeking personal growth and longevity while exploring one of the most beautiful places on earth, Tarangau offers an experience like no other.

Healing the Whole Being

At Tarangau, wellness is approached holistically. Guests are invited to partake in a variety of activities, from wildlife safaris, African culture and nourishing food, to yoga, breathwork, meditation and coaching by the sea. Michelle’s personal experiences have shaped the retreat’s philosophy, emphasizing the importance of connection between the heart and body, and discovering one’s purpose. She skillfully facilitates each guest’s experience, as they disconnect from everyday demands and the constant pressures of technology, immersing themselves in all that Tarangau has to offer. These experiences can inspire guests to release their own creativity and focus on what is truly inspiring and important in their own lives.

 Michelle Richmond/Image courtesy of Rene Malan

Why top executives put Tarangau on their travel schedule

Michelle describes Tarangau as the ultimate retreat for Innovators, Leaders and Game Changers who are ready to step out of their comfort zone, think out of the box and truly find themselves. C-suite executives from around the globe head to Tarangau to regain focus and identify areas of their lives and work where they may not be in alignment with their values and purpose, often a difficult task in the midst of demanding professional lives. The serene and awe-inspiring landscapes of Kenya provides the perfect backdrop to the retreat’s integrative approach to wellness, coupled with its emphasis on self-care and rejuvenation. By taking the time to hit reset and enjoy the beauty of Kenya, executives are able to re-energize, gain fresh perspectives, and return to their roles with a renewed sense of purpose and clarity, ultimately benefiting both their health and their entrepreneurial pursuits.

Aiding the Community

Not content with merely providing healing to its guests, Tarangau Retreat also extends its impact to the local community. Michelle has implemented various initiatives to uplift and empower children across Kenya through The Michelle Richmond Foundation. Supporting children to create a sustainable future through the End Period Poverty Campaign and Kipchmagaa Children’s Home which provides safe passage, food and education to 45 children from abused, neglected and abandoned circumstances.

The Ripple Effect

The impact of Tarangau has been nothing short of extraordinary. Visitors from around the world have returned home with renewed spirits and a newfound sense of purpose. Michelle’s unwavering dedication to creating a wellness oasis and truly unique travel experiences has made a lasting impression on all those who have had the privilege of experiencing Tarangau.

According to retreat guest Gavin Howard a marketing executive, “This is the one trip that changed everything. When I lost my connection to what I thought was important, I discovered a deeper connection to myself. The Safari, the magic of the animals, culture, people and places were amazing. However, it was realising who I am, which was life changing. Thank you Michelle, for providing the fun, space and awareness to becoming the best version of me.”

In a world where adversity can often seem insurmountable, Michelle’s Tarangau Retreat stands tall as a testament to the indomitable human spirit. She has transformed her personal journey into a force for good, offering a catalyst to others in one of the most beautiful corners of Africa. With its holistic approach and commitment to community, Tarangau Retreat serves as a reminder that even in the darkest of times, self-discovery can create beautiful change and the amazing reconnection to one’s true self. To learn more about Tarangau in Kilifi Kenya, visit here.

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