MEET YOUR HOST
Founder and life coach, Brett Shuttleworth, was born in Pietermaritzburg yet spent most of his childhood in the small town of Newcastle, KwaZulu-Natal. Growing up, he showed great potential on the rugby field, and his entire life was geared towards becoming the greatest rugby player in the world. After finishing school, Brett turned professional and was awarded a bursary to play rugby in the United States. Everything was going according to plan – his dream was unfolding and life was practically perfect… until he broke his arm. Unable to continue playing the game that he loved with his whole heart, he became stranded – both physically and emotionally – at the young age of 27. And so he ended up homeless on the streets of Manhattan for over a year – searching for answers, and asking the inevitable question:
Life has a way of taking us through “seasons” – and after a long and desperate winter, Brett’s summer arrived in the shape of a Calvin Klein modelling contract. This sparked a whirlwind of front page features, billboards, global marketing campaigns and runway shows in over 26 countries. By all indications, he was living “the dream”, but still something didn’t feel right. And so he walked away from modelling and moved to Hollywood to star in a number of movies – because surely that’s the real dream, right?
While living in New York, Brett would often pull out a piece of chalk and write inspirational quotes on the sidewalk in the morning – and as he sat, watching passers-by read his quotes and instantly transform from grumpy to happy in front of his eyes, he realised that he had found something that ignited real joy within him. This was the turning point, and so he left “the dream” behind to travel the world in search of purpose and the true meaning of life. Eventually his travels brought him to India, where he backpacked across mountains and implored gurus to share their fundamental principles with him. Throughout this journey, he kept a detailed journal of the lessons he learned and the places he visited – and when he got back to “real life”, he set to work to create this retreat, carefully selecting the most defining experiences and inspiring places, and building his teachings around it.
Brett has walked a long and beautiful journey to discover love as the ultimate success – and now he’s inviting you to join hands with him and do the same.