ONLINE EXPERIENCE

Survive & thrive with Asif Sultani

Part of the Olympian and Paralympian collection
Worldwide Olympic Partner

Olympian experience hosted by Asif

60 mins, Hosted in English
Expertise and insight
Guests say this Host shared top-notch knowledge.

What you'll do

With the help of personal pictures and stories, I will take you through the journey of my life, from fleeing my homeland due to persecution and war to arriving in Australia by boat and creating a life for myself. Throughout my life I have endured traumatic experiences that I was able to survive with a resilient mindset. I want to talk to you about these experiences and share how you too could practice and integrate resilience into your life. After surviving my journey as a refugee, I have since taught myself to thrive by letting go of all fear of failure and allowing my faith to be stronger than my fear. I want to share the power of this mindfulness with you.

I want to hear about your life; your goals and challenges, and the things that you could achieve if fear did not hold you back.

Towards the end of the session I will guide you through a brief meditation that has helped me perform both physically and mentally. The meditation will be centered around empowerment, to manifest your goals and leave you feeling inspired.

This Experience is great for team-building. Book a private experience for your group. Is your group larger than my listed max group size for private groups? Send me a message.
With the help of personal pictures and stories, I will take you through the journey of my life, from fleeing my homeland due to persecution and war to arriving in Australia by boat and creating a life for myself. Throughout my life I have endured traumatic experiences that I was able to survive with a resilient mindset. I want to talk to you about these experiences and share how you too could practice and integrate resilience into your life. Afte…

How to participate

  • Join a video call
    Use Zoom to participate on your desktop or mobile device. After you book, you’ll receive an email with a link and details on how to join.
  • Book for a private group
    Asif can host private groups of any size, up to 40 guests. Private group rates start at €192.

Meet your host, Asif

Refugee Athletes · Host on Airbnb since 2020
  • 18 Reviews
  • Identity verified
For the past 3 years, I have been an IOC Refugee Scholarship holder for the Tokyo Olympics, where I had hope to compete in Karate. Originally from Afghanistan, I fled to Iran due to ongoing conflict and war when I was young. I stayed there until I was 16, during which time I was persecuted because of my ethnicity. Due to the need to protect myself, I began learning and developing a passion for Martial Arts. Around seven years ago, I fled to Australia as an asylum seeker by boat. I have since been granted Refugee status.

With the recent announcement of the Refugee Olympic Team, sadly I was not selected. I am now focusing on sharing my story of survival and resilience, advocating for refugees, and inspiring people to be the best versions of themselves. I also work as a Personal Fitness Trainer and a Disability Support Worker.
For the past 3 years, I have been an IOC Refugee Scholarship holder for the Tokyo Olympics, where I had hope to compete in Karate. Originally from Afghanistan, I fled to Iran due to ongoing conflict and war when I was young. I stayed there until I was 16, during which time I was persecuted because of my ethnicity. Due to the need to protect myself, I began learning and developing a passion for Martial Arts. Around seven years ago, I fled to Australia as an asylum seeker by boat. I have since bee…
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Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 18 reviews.

Jennel
September 2021
Asif is truly inspirational! Enjoyed listening to his stories, meditation and gratitude practice and tips. I have already started putting some of the tips in action.
Lilei
August 2021
I would highly recommend this experience to anyone! We are really grateful that Asif is willing to share his life stories as a refugee athlete and it's truly inspiring how he is able to stay resilient, positive, and compassionate after going through so much atrocities in life. He also shared with us the situation in Afghanistan right now and I hope his voice representing the Afghan people can be heard more!
Kellie
August 2021
My father took this experience but I booked for him so under my account. That said, my father said it was an AMAZING experience and loved Asif. The adversity he has faced and how he has overcome is truly remarkable.
Anita
August 2021
What a special opportunity to hear directly from a refugee athlete. Asif's story and martial arts abilities might be rare, but the insights and inspiration are for everyone. We ended with a simple meditation, which felt like a healing and uplifting way to close.
Elizabeth
January 2021
This is a wonderful opportunity. I joined this experience with a group of students and they described it as eye opening and memorable. Asif was really helpful in setting up a private session and communicating with me over the course of a month beforehand. Whether you are interested in martial arts, the Olympics, the experiences of refugees, or just finding a moment of gratitude and inspiration in a troubled time, I highly recommend joining Asif to hear about his journey. My students and I all read about Asif beforehand through a short article available on the web, but hearing his story first hand and interacting with him was really impactful in a way that can't be achieved just through the written word. I hope that Asif will be able to share his story more widely, whether it is through participation in the Olympics, or some other means.
Pavla
December 2020
Asif is very authentic and his experience allows you to learn about the life of refugees from the very personal insight of an athlete. It taught me to show gratitude for all the positive things that happen in life despite adversity. Great to have this opportunity - thank you Asif!

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Things to know

Guest requirements

Guests ages 2 and up can attend, up to 40 guests in total. Parents can also bring children under 2 years of age.
You’ll need to stream audio and video to participate.

Cancellation policy

Cancel within 24 hours of purchasing or at least 7 days before the experience starts for a full refund.