This week we continue our travel entrepreneurship series as we sit down with Daniela and Azma from Adzenture Retreats. They run a travel business that integrates yoga and adventures by working with yoga teachers to plan and host yoga retreats around the world. Azma and Daniela were both inspired to start their travel business after realizing they wanted to leave the corporate world, desired more from their careers and that they both had a love of travel in common. The girls decided to start their business and after a brief setback and a change in tack, have been enjoying planning and hosting yoga retreats with teachers from around the world.
Daniela and Azma maintained focus on allowing the business to grow naturally and organically, which led to them being able to expand their retreats from their initially planned region of only Sri Lanka to international destinations such as Nicaragua, Cambodia, Mexico and Bali. The girls have used their travel experience to help research and select for ideal retreat locations, and have learned a lot about the patience and optimism it can take to run a business along the way. On this episode, we talk to them about everything from how they got Adzenture started, the lessons they’ve learned along the way, how the expectations of running a business differ from the reality, and Sri Lanka as an up and coming destination for yoga retreats.