On behalf of us here at Women of Color Healing retreats, I’d love to welcome you to the pure magic of Costa Rica and introduce ourselves again! As the creator of WOCHR, I have created a space where you can both find and love your true self. As we embark on this journey of healing, self-care and fun together, it is in that spirit of truth that we enter into a week of holistic self-healing, self-love, community engagement, and fun. We hope that you arrive filled with positive energy, and mutual respect. You will have opportunities to make transformative connections with each other that will not only break through the western ideologies that prevent black women from embracing holistic healing, but propels you to grow: mind, body and spirit. No matter the time and place of your departure, as you descend from the airplane, we advise that you set your intentions to harness all the positivity and love available to you in order to begin your journey not only on the right foot but with the right heart. I entreat you to enter into this meditative state of openness with the goal of nourishing it for a lifetime.
Here at Women of Color Healing Retreats, we invite you to commit yourself fully to experiencing nature, and all that the earth has to teach us. This retreat was designed with your well-being in mind, and so we would love to encourage a culture of gentleness, mindfulness, rest, relaxation, collective healing, and hospitality for each other as we are all uniquely powerful shades of beauty. Take a load off, and commit yourself to a stress-free and positive experience.
Our team is elated to begin this journey of growth with you. The relationship between the student and the teacher is an ancient one, and one that we know may have caused grief, but here at Women of Color Healing Retreats, we are committed to healing those relationships through supportive and positive reinforcement. We also want you to tailor your own experience based on how you interact with and grow from nature, yoga and meditation , wellness, and love for your community. We all contribute immensely to WOCHR and know that it wouldn’t be possible without you. While I personally am not present at the retreats, you will always have a wellness guide to accompany you on your wellness and healing journey. Your instructors and guide can't wait to show you the love of the ocean, and the intricate beauty of the jungle. There will always be someone available to guide you through this experience. Nature is calling and waiting for us to come home. Are you ready to answer back?
We can't wait to have you develop life long friendships with each other: fostering soul nourishing (and maybe even lifelong) friendships that you will carry in your hearts. After all is said and done, Women of Color Healing Retreats is about timeless sisterhood. This sisterhood is based on the beauty of openness, excitement, and love. In your sisterhood, you will be able to hold each other up so that you may truly fly--here and back home. This may not be easy and it may feel new, but I believe in the effort as women! When you see your reflection in your sister, you begin the journey of relating to each other--supporting, being supported, appreciating honest attempts for connection, and holding each other with compassion and accountability if/when we may cause another's spirit to feel some type of way. Your instructors and I are so happy that we can contribute to an environment where friendships can be built and sisterly love can flourish. Our goal at Women of Color Healing Retreats is for us to respect each other's energy, to uplift our thoughts, and to foster an environment steeped in the joy of compliments, not complaints. Fall asleep in the glow of new friendships; heal from systemic racism through wellness, spirituality and the practice of yoga; uplift yourself and others with soft words and infinitely open hearts. Fill your bellies with healing plant-based food and let the salty waves of the ocean lick your curious toes. Unlearn and focus on holistic self-care with good vibes all around. Safe travels !