Morocco Trip

The Inaugural Vortex Retreat in Morocco

13th - 18th October, 2018


The Inaugural Vortex Ignite Retreat was held at L’amandier, outside of
Marrakech. We bought together 6 experienced teachers and facilitators to
guide a group of extraordinary men and women through the program for the
very first time. It was a very special, profound, emotional and 
highly uplifting journey for all involved. 

At Vortex Ignite, Morocco, a select group of inspired leaders went through a range of
powerful experiences, individually and as a group. Each experience was
designed to help gain clarity and highlight insights around the 6 Vortex
A select group of inspired and conscious leaders went through a range of powerful experiences, individually and as a group. Each experience was designed to help gain clarity and highlight insights around the 6 Vortex Principles

sneak peak into the experience

We have created a highly personalized and curated space, where leaders come to connect, play, rejuvenate and realign to their next-level version of themselves. The content of each Vortex retreat is crafted to meet the specific needs of the game-changers who attend.

Its aim is to facilitate an experience of deep presence, intimacy and safety, enabling a transformative journey built on a foundation of play. For this reason, each retreat will hold no more than 30 participants.


Over the course of the 365 days of the combined Vortex Ignite and Vortex 360 programs,  significant and holistic learning - weighted towards experiential - is delivered and reinforced throughout the program. It is organized around the Six Vortex Principles, which are designed to guide participants to attain a significantly enhanced state of personal well-being and satisfaction with their lives, while building deep relationships.
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Collaboration takes place throughout Vortex Ignite, is actively facilitated and curated through the Vortex 360 mastermind.   Monthly full group calls; regular support calls with "Accountability Pods" of 5-6 participants; and regular rotation of participants spotlighted for the entire participant group to actively support, create an extraordinarily connected and "sticky" community.
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SacredPlay is a core principle of Vortex, as champions often sacrifice play for responsibility.  And play that is joyful, creative, and inspirational is programmed into all Vortex programs and masterminds.
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Following the retreat, all members are invited to Vortex 360, a bespoke year-long mastermind programme.  Our core ethos is to support in every way possible your personal up-levelling, & we know that powerful transformative experiences need to be nurtured and grown to allow them to fully actualise.


We are educators, social entrepreneurs, investors, enterprise leaders, athletes, artists, scientists and healers who are care about making the world a better place.

Experience facilitators

Vortex facilitators are all highly experienced and leaders in their respective fields. They all bring significant insights gained from 20-40 years of global each in their professional and personal development specialties, ranging from personal, career, and organizational development, to unconcious bias and deep seated judgements; to a range of health and wellness modalities; to ancient mediatitative, mantra, and yogic practices.  They are outdoor adventurers, musicians, philosophers, and curators of joyfulness.

Chris Traub

Chris is a accomplished musician, adventure athlete, yoga teacher, meditator, and trasformation facilitator.
Chris Traub has been a pioneer in Executive Search and Human Capital Advisory for the past 30 years. Chris became a regular member of global leadership communities including Forbes Global CEO, World Economic Forum, TED, and Summit, amongst many others.

Chris Traub

Dr. Teresa Kennedy

Award-winning Author and President, Power Living Enterprises, Inc.
Teresa Kay-Aba Kennedy is a Harvard Business School-trained strategist, yoga teacher, master coach and award-winning author. As President of Power Living Enterprises, Inc., she has helped thousands of individuals reach their highest potential.

Dr. Teresa Kennedy

Howard Ross

Advocate and the Founding Partner of Cook Ross
Washington DC-based Howard Ross is a lifelong social justice advocate and the Founding Partner of Cook Ross, a leading global Diversity consultancy.  He is considered one of the world’s seminal thought leaders on identifying and addressing Unconscious Bias.  

Howard Ross

33 years in making

Vortex has been 33 years in the making.  The initial concept was conceived in 1988, when Vortex Curator Chris Traub participated in a 3 month outdoor leadership wilderness training expedition in Alaska.
Chris realized that the key learnings around this intense experience were connected to each team member’s personal mindset, relationships, and ability to fully release into play.  Chris also experienced the deep joy of being fully present and in a state of flow in nature...


The onset of the Vortex experience begins with “Vortex Ignite” - secret 5-day personal transformation retreats held at the most exotic and inspiring locations around the world.

Following on, you’re invited to join our community of leaders at Vortex 360, a bespoke year-long program and series of mastermind groups, designed to support you wherever you are.
With Vortex Ignite retreats, we host highly-curated and intensive 5-day retreats for as many as 30 leaders from around the world held at stunning locations like Morocco, Costa Rica, Bali, Bhutan, India, Iceland, and Hawaii.

In our 1 year program we include 5 days trip in on of the locations above and right after follows 360 days mastermind that directly follows the Vortex Ignite retreat and integrates all the insights gained on the Vortex Ignite retreat.
Vortex Ignite
Vortex 360

5 day retreat

Our signature “Vortex Ignite” experience is crafted to meet the specific requirements of those invited to attend, and create an entirely unique & profoundly transformative experience for all attendees.
Vortex Ignite” gathers inspired leaders of significant accomplishment and potential, in stunning locations worldwide.  Specifics of the 5 day program are withheld in order to ensure maximum delight and impact.  The program is designed to ensure:
Profound self-reflection, clarity & discovery
Transformative shared experiences
Powerful community development
Spirit of Adventure
Intimacy, with a maximum 30 participants

360 day mastermind

The “Vortex 360” mastermind ensures that the personal growth and community building created in “Vortex Ignite” are maintained and deepened over the course of 360 days immediately following the completion of the Vortex Ignite retreats.  This highly curated, online mastermind features:
All participants take turns at having the community “ignite” their personal professional, and philanthropic interests for 1-2 weeks.
Monthly interactive seminars with powerful educational content, recorded for those who can’t attend.
5-6 person “accountability pods”, to ensure that all participants have strong support networks from within the group.
Curation of meetups and adventures for those who choose to attend.
Facilitation of member-driven impact initiatives.


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