Health and Wellness Retreats For Black Women – Essence

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A message for Black women: we need to protect our mind, body, and spirit at all times.
It goes without saying that mindfulness, healthy-living, and emotional wellbeing are extremely necessary as we navigate the world today. That’s why wellness travel, as it is often referred to, is increasingly becoming the smart alternative for Black women who want to blend fun, relaxation, connection, and self-discovery into their vacation. Whether you’re interested in yoga, a healthier living alternative, or implementing holistic wellness into your daily life, these workshops and retreats offer a little something for everyone. With so many activities and events on their itineraries, consider them your first step and an easy way to ‘om’ your way to bliss.
Here, we’re spotlighting four wellness retreats specifically designed for Black women, that won’t just nourish your bodies, but your spirit too. Each of these programs promotes mental focus, inner calm and a chance to soul search, so we can all be our best selves when we step out into the world each day. Check them out!
OMNoire was founded by Christina M. Rice (founder of LuxeLife Media & LuxeLife Adventures). Their mission? Create a wellness social community for multicultural women focused on living well from the inside out. And it’s safe to say: mission accomplished. OMNoire connects like-minded women through our events, retreats and online platform to cultivate strength, growth and positive manifestation in all areas of our lives. And in just a year, it’s evolved from just one retreat in Grenada to several offered throughout the globe. So whether you want to stay domestic, or travel to some of the most popular locales and destinations, there is something for everyone. And while they just wrapped ‘Breathe Barbados’, OMNoire has two more retreats planned for this year including the Poconos, and Bali. For more details and to book your OMNoire Retreat visit
What a magical time in Grenada for our first Glow Up Wellness Weekend! Over 50 women from all over the world came together to support, inspire, renew, restore. •• Everyone’s asking what’s next?! Well we have two retreats in the works for 2018. Sign up for our newsletter on our website to be the first to know. #omnoireglowup
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Behind every dope woman is the support of her girls. Here's a #throwback from last year's #GlowUpGrenada retreat. Tag your girls and start planning for this year's retreats. Link in bio.
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CurlBox CEO and Founder, Myleik Teele has been dropping gems on us for years now. So it was about time she bottled all of her advise, quips and tips into a retreat that shifts our way of thinking, creates collaborations and establishes new friendships. The inaugural 2018 My Taught You (MTY) Retreat was hosted by Myleik herself and featured master class sessions taught by dynamic speakers such as Karleen Roy (Founder, The Vanity Group), Zim Ugochukwu (Founder, Travel Noire), and Kahlana Barfield-Brown (Instyle Beauty Editor-At-Large). Special guests Luvvie Ajayi (New York Times Best Seller) and Necole Kane (Founder, XO Necole) shared intimately as we explored failure, triumph, and success. For more details and to book your 2019 MTYRetreat visit
"I raise up my voice—not so I can shout, but so that those without a voice can be heard…we cannot succeed when half of us are held back." ―Malala Yousafzai • #mtyretreat class pic!
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Guess what? We’re stronger together. Spending this past weekend with a group of kickass women reinforced one of my guiding principles – collaboration over competition. Stop worrying about how to climb above her and collaborate with her, so y’all can grow as a unit. The sooner you realize how to do this, the faster your success comes. Remember when they see us, they don’t see you and me. They see “us”. #mtyretreat #blackhistorymonth #blackgirlmagic #browngirlslove #collaborationovercompetition #weallgrow
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Women of Color Healing Retreats
Based in Costa Rica, Women of Color Healing Retreats is a space for women to focus on yoga, community building, nature, self-care, and spirituality. It’s the brainchild of Satya X, who left NYC four years ago to explore Central America. The retreat is a sacred space that allows women to hear and see themselves in nature. It also is a space to unwind and disconnect from the psychological trauma of systemic racism. This retreat is a custom designed for women of color. For more details and to book your Women of Color Healing Retreat visit
self-care is not consumerism. self-care is not materialism. self-care does not have a look. self-care is not classist. self-care does not have a body type. self-care does not have a gender. self-care does not have an age. self-care is not exclusive. we have to reshape the way we present wellness + self care. as black women + people we have been conditioned to get all of our needs from the oppressor, which is counterproductive. self-care + wellness allows us to heal ourselves without any interference, which is why it is so vital to make sure that everyone feels as though they have a place in wellness + self-care.🌈
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during the WOCHR the women will have a medicinal plant walk + #herbalism workshop that takes place at our wellness garden which has thousands of #medicinalplants. the women will have the opportunity to learn about ancient #plantmedicine, with cures concocted by the ancestors of the local tribes as well as our own knowledgeable guides and bloodlines. by, returning to #nature, we rediscover the practical tools that our ancestors used to take care of themselves and each other, in addition to their associated metaphysical uses and aspects. #medicinalplants #blackwellness #selfcare 🌿
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The Whole Experience Retreat
Founded in September 2017 in a coffee shop in Bali, Indonesia, TameikaG and Whitney Gee (both solo travelers and total strangers at the time) met, realized they had tons in common, including the same birthday, and together became the best of friends and dreamed up an idea that changed the game. The Whole Experience is a traveling health retreat dedicated to helping women create a sustainable healthy lifestyle while building community and exploring beautiful parts of the world. The ultimate goal? Create a safe space where women can learn how to lead a healthy lifestyle focusing on the mind, body, and spirit. For more details and to book your Whole Experience Retreat visit
Welcome to the Whole Experience -A health retreat designed to connect women in travel and wellness! We’ve just completed our first retreat in Bali and it was a complete success! . 14 women came to Bali to experience this wonderful island we are blessed to call home! Our days were filled with morning yoga and meditation, healthy vegetarian meals, spa treatments, bootcamps, cultural experiences, beaches, and best of all… sisterhood! . Many of these women arrived alone, and left a part of the Whole Tribe. A community that is building and will continue to flourish! We can’t wait to share with you details of this and upcoming retreats! . Thank you to these beautiful ladies who have made this week so unforgettable! #thewholeexperienceretreat
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❤️💜S.I.S.T.E.R.H.O.O.D💛🧡 . Just confirmed that 2 of our Bali Tribe members from the retreat last month will be joining us this fall in Thailand, and we couldn’t be more pumped! . If you are interested in joining a tribe of strong women, visit our website for more info! After 1 day of pre-registration we’ve already filled quite a few spots! Get your space secured!! . #thewholeexperienceretreat
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