1,400 members from all over the world gathered in Split, Croatia, to receive hands-on Raindrop Technique training, invaluable knowledge, and energising business motivation from D. Gary Young, the founder and CEO of Young Living, and other expert key-note speakers – and all this with interpretation into 12 different languages!
After a heartfelt speech about how and where his essential oils journey began, he touched on the World Peace Caravan, which will take place from 15th to 26th of December 2015 and offers a unique opportunity to connect with people from all over the world who share a vision of peace regardless of cultural, religious, and ethnic differences.
Gary then moved on to what for many people was the main motivation to attend: a hands-on Raindrop Technique training during which each attendee had the opportunity to give and receive this outstanding massage technique for improved wellbeing.
With the scent of thyme and other precious oils still filling the air, day two was all about motivation and business. The audience, captivated by Mary Young’s contagious energy, concluded the day feeling encouraged, motivated and with plenty of ‘food for thought’: “You are the people who take YL to the world – Set targets with your team, find out what they want to achieve and show them what that looks like!”
On day three, Dr. Lindsey Elmore and Prof. Dr. Olivier Wenker focused on precious yet priceless essential oil and product knowledge with a special focus on many of Young Living’s advanced nutritionals. Both Lindsey and Olivier are well known for their brilliant presentational skills and they delivered the information with humour and charisma.
With the focus of the day three presentations being wellness through nutrition, many members made great use of our very popular shop which offered outstanding supplements such as Detoxzyme and ComforTone as well as the exciting event-only offers ICP, GLF, and JuvaSpice.
In a silent auction supporting the D. Gary Young Foundation, UK Members Catherine and Martin Holder successfully bid for a Raindrop Technique Kit signed by Gary and one of the first bottles of Black Spruce, an oil that is not yet available to any Young Living Member!
An energetic performance by popular Croatian singer Goran Karan, who composed a song dedicated to Young Living, was the highlight of the evening and thanks to the melodic harmonies and Goran’s fantastic voice hundreds of Members joined Gary and Mary in dancing the night away. Gary later even said that the concert “was one of the best live performances I have ever seen”!
On Saturday, participants had the opportunity to visit the newest Young Living farm – our helichrysum farm in Croatia! Overlooking the rough and vast beauty of the Croatian highland, the farm is expanding fast and will soon see two harvests each year to ensure sustainable and long-term availability of this precious oil, all whilst fulfilling our quality promise. After hearing more about the farm from Gary, our Members could plant their own helichrysum seedling experiencing Young Living’s Seed to Seal for themselves – an amazing way to end this truly inspirational trip of a lifetime!
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Sr. Public Relations Manager