Women of Color Healing Retreats is a space dedicated to connecting black women to nature while building community. Its goal is to assist in healing and inner peace . It is a place to bring women of color together to experience wellness, adventure and fun in the magical town of Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica, your retreat includes the following:
Lodging: 5 days / 6 nights shared accommodation at a beautiful eco-friendly lodge located in the rain forest. Each day of the retreat will also focus on navigating through the 5 elements and each of the 7 chakras, moving from the root to the crown, focusing on foods, yoga and meditation to heal and nourish each of the chakras. If you are not familiar with the 5 Elements or Chakras this is also a good way to learn.
Breakfast: Vegan and Vegetarian Breakfast. This is for anyone who is currently a vegetarian and for those interested in exploring a vegetarian lifestyle. Healing vegetarian and vegan meals made with local Caribbean fruits and vegetables will be provided. Also offered: pure coconut juice, herbal teas, juices, superfoods and smoothies to nourish, balance and heal.
Lunch: Healing Vegan and Vegetarian lunch. You will also be able to learn the recipes so that you may be able to take them home with you.
Dinner: On some evenings we will eat at the lodge or you will be able to venture off to local restaurants, so that we can also support the businesses of the people of Costa Rica.
Massage or Reiki: Each woman will receive a relaxing massage or Reiki healing session.
Decolonizing Yoga: Every morning the group will take a guided outdoor yoga class at the lodge surrounded by the jungle. Yoga is a practice that connects our mind, body and spirit, its an ancient practice and a form of healing.
Meditation: Morning Meditations (Some are guided meditations).There's no level, so just come with an open heart.
Waterfall: We will hike to the stunning waterfalls. Here, you can take a dip or simply be amongst the falls and jungle.
Surf and Swim Class: Take a two-hour surf class for beginners with an expert surf teacher here in Costa Rica or you can choose to take swimming lessons or both! There are many people who don't know how to swim simply because they have never been taught. This will be a space where women of color can learn how to swim without fear of judgment.
Hike and Beach: We will venture off on a beautiful hike with a beautiful day on the jungle beach.
Zip Lining: The women will zip line across the majestic jungle!
Women's Circle: The women will journal, hold discussions and cultivate a safe space to heal and grow.
Bon Fire: Play, Stretch, Dance, Connect with Mother Earth!
Womens Workshops and Circles: There will be women’s workshops and circles throughout the retreat. The following list is a sample of some of those workshops/circles
Women of Color & Herbal Medicine: As women of color we have a rich history and deep ancestral connection to partnering with plants for medicine. As women of color we also have a critically important role in the future, to reclaim plant medicine to heal ourselves, our families and our communities. In this workshop we will take a brief look into the past at our role as plant healers, we will then focus on herbal medicine basics we can employ right away for our own healing, and finally we will look forward to ensure that our birthright as herbalists is preserved.
Self Love Workshop:Healing through Self Love and Self Care.
Exploring Colorism: The women of color will form a circle of support as we explore the different dynamics of colorism. Healing different shades of brown.
Women's Spirituality: Manifesting and affirmations, connecting with Mother Earth, crystal healing, understanding/trusting intuition and more!