Black Women Soft Life Retreats All guest should read the FAQ'S and Code of Conduct prior to arrival
1. How do I get to BLACK WOMEN Soft life Retreats?
Black Women Soft Life Retreats take place in the gorgeous Caribbean of Costa Rica. Flight, Shuttle Service & Travel Arrangements is not included. For directions on how to get to the retreat click below: Black Women Soft Life Retreat
2. IS THIS RETREAT FOR ME, WHATS ALLOWED AT SOFT LIFE RETREATS?
1. IS THE BLACK WOMEN SOFT LIFE RETREAT FOR ME, WHATS ALLOWED AT THE RETREAT? SOFT LIFE RETREAT is for you if:
You are a black woman.
You are interested in trying a healthier way of living.
You enjoy trying new experiences.
You have a go with the flow attitude.
Come to cocoon yourself.
You are ready to unplug from your phone and be present.
Black Women Healing Retreats is not for you if:
You are looking to party.
You are not open to trying a completely new experience. ~Must show up with an open mind and heart.~
You will need to smoke cigarettes/tobacco on a daily basis.
You are not good at responding to emails timely. All guest are required to reply to emails within 48 hours.
IMPORTANT: Note that Soft Life Retreats is NOT personal therapy or a detoxification program from recreational or pharmaceutical drugs.
Most of our faculty members are not trained psychiatrist and do not carry clinical backgrounds in PTSD, addiction or other mental health concerns. If you have a history of PTSD, addiction or other mental health concerns, it is important that you arrive to our program in a stable state with the intention of using the retreat for self regulation, personal healing & spiritual growth.
During the retreat, you will spend a lot of time in silence, in nature, in meditation and with the gentle practice of yoga. You will go on adventures, experience group chats, eat nourishing food and you will be able to be completely open in this space of sisterhood. You will be invited to lean on these holistic healing tools to support your healing and internal process. If you are seeking personal or clinical therapy then this retreat is not for you. We look forward to meeting you!
3. WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE BLACK WOMEN HEALING RETREATS, Black women Soft Life Retreat and BLACK WOMEN YOGA & MEDITATION RETREAT, Black women herbalism retreat?
Black Women Soft Life Retreats is a retreat dedicated to black women who are intentionally creating and embodying a soft life. It is a setting where a group of women are hosted at a stunning boutique oasis villa, where they share meals at a communal table and curl up with a good book, by the pool after a lovely day at the beach. You can expect gentle yoga practices, womb + yoni steaming, intentional medicinal mushroom plant ceremonies and peace on the gorgeous beaches of Costa Rica. There will be plenty of leisure time where you can explore the beautiful Caribbean of Costa Rica or take some well-needed rest time as you nestle in your birthright of rest, self-love and a soft feminine life.
Black Women Healing Retreats is a retreat dedicated to black women. During this retreat, women enjoy enrichment-centered workshops by expert workshop facilitators, eat nourishing meals, go on hikes, zip line, take surf lessons, practice yoga, and meditation daily, and more. Yoga is an ancient healing tool scientifically proven to heal depression and anxiety. Black Women Healing Retreats also provides workshops centering wellness/self-care, spirituality and political discussions on systemic racism to unlearn/liberate. .Additionally, this retreat takes place in a gorgeous luxury eco friendly boutique lodge in the Caribbean of Costa Rica. This retreat is a setting where women can be their authentic selves surrounded by those who share their experiences.
Black Women Herbalism Retreat is a virtual retreat dedicated to women who want to learn more about herbalism. This 4 week Herbalism For Black Women Retreat will lay a foundational understanding of the rich history of melanated people using plants as medicine. You will explore some of Africa's medicinal plants, slave medicine traditions, modern medical science, and its findings on herbal medicine's validity. You will also learn about accessible herbs to have in the home, their benefits, and how to use them.
Black Women Yoga & Meditation Retreatis a retreat dedicated to black women. It is all about developing a relationship with one's yoga and meditation practice. For many, yoga is known to be a physical practice solely, but yoga goes beyond the physical. Yoga is the connection of the mind, body, and spirit. Our Yoga classes incorporate spirituality, pranayama, and additional aspects of yoga. Our intensive yoga retreat features workshops that encourage women to deepen their yoga practice. Our retreats are designed for both beginners to yoga and meditation as well as students who have practiced for many years. Additionally this retreat is strictly about yoga and takes place in Jamaica.
4. DOES BLACK WOMEN soft life RETREATS BELIEVE IN THERAPY?
Black Women Soft Life Retreats and all of its co-sister retreats believes in all forms of natural and holistic healing from reiki, yoga, meditation, and more; we also find those with mental health concerns can use natural healing methods, and they can also use clinical techniques such as therapy/psychiatry.
5. DO I HAVE TO BE PLANT-BASED TO ATTEND THIS RETREAT?
No, you do not need to be plant-based to attend this retreat. Casa Mona will provide all food options. This is for anyone who is currently vegetarian, vegan, pescatarian and for those who eat meat. Although we promote and are aware that a vegan and plant-based lifestyle are the healthiest options, you are welcome to indulge in where you are in your wellness journey. All food options from meat to plant-based will be provided.
6. IS MY DEPOSIT DEDUCTIBLE FROM THE TOTAL RETREAT FEE?
Yes. The deposit is deductible from the retreat fee. Here is the payment breakdown. The payment amounts below are our only options, payments smaller will not be accepted. You are also welcome to get it out of the way and make any payments in full. Email us to let us know!
7. WHAT ABOUT MY HAIR, I KNOW THAT WE WILL HAVE THE CHANCE TO GO TO THE OCEAN, WHAT SHOULD I DO ?
We understand this question as our hair is so sacred and feminine! It is entirely your decision. However, keep in mind that this is a retreat where we get our hair wet! Feel free to wear makeup or not. It’s completely up to you, sis! Whatever feels best for you!
8. HOW MUCH SPENDING MONEY SHOULD I BRING?
We recommend bringing $350 or more for spending during your time in Costa Rica, you may also want to purchase souvenirs.
9. HOW DO I GET AROUND IN COSTA RICA DURING MY FREE TIME AT THE RETREAT?
Guests attending the Black Women's Soft Life Retreat can take taxi's to get around. Taxi's are approximately $11 to get around
10. IS BLACK WOMEN Soft life RETREATS A FEMINIST MOVEMENT?
Black Women Soft Life Retreats centers the femininity, wellness, and leisure of black women, yet it is not a feminist movement.
11. WHO CAN ATTEND A BLACK WOMEN soft life RETREATS? HOW OLD ARE THE WOMEN THAT ATTEND?
Black Women Healing Retreats is for Black Americans, Caribbeans, Africans, and Black women worldwide. Thanks for respecting the safe space created specifically for black women Below are the age requirements, these are the age requirements (no exceptions):
1. Black Women Soft Life Retreats : Must be 21 years or older to attend 2.Black Women Healing Retreats: Must be 21-49 years old to attend 2. Black Women Yoga & Meditation Retreats: Must be 21 - 49 years old to attend 3. Virtual Herbalism For Black Women Retreat: This retreat is for women of all ages 4. Black Women Monthly Membership All ages welcome (this is an online and virtual community/experience)
You do not need any experience in yoga to attend. Each retreat has has different age requirements and are for black women to tap into their femininity, healing and wellness. These sacred sanctuaries have been created with you in mind!
12. DO YOU HAVE QUIET TIME DURING THE RETREAT?
Absolutely! Throughout the retreats, we have silent hour or time, where guests tune into their energy to self-reflect without outside distractions. All rooms are shared. We discourage anyone from attending that seeks to consume alcohol or party during their time here.
13. Can i attend if i am pregnant? can i bring my kids with me to the retreat?
Unfortunately, we are unable to accommodate goddesses who are pregnant. We also can not accommodate kids at the retreat.
14. SHOULD I TRAVEL ALONE OR WITH FRIENDS?
The majority of our guest attend the retreat solo and they are able to meet new people at the retreat. Some of our guest attend with friends and family and they also are able to meet new people at the retreat.
15. DO I NEED EXPERIENCE IN YOGA OR MEDITATION?
You do not need experience in yoga to attend the Black Women Healing Retreat, just show up with an open mind and an open heart.
16. WHAT CAN I EXPECT AT THE BLACK WOMEN soft life RETREATS?
You can expect meditative mornings, delicious, nourishing meals, quality time on the beaches in the Caribbean of Costa Rica. Expect a friendly, welcoming setting and well deserved rest and leisure time.
17. DO I NEED TO KNOW HOW TO SWIM TO PARTICIPATE?
You do not need to know how to swim to participate.
18. IS MY RETREAT REFUNDABLE?
BWHRRetreats, Experiences and Events are non-refundable. This includes for reasons of COVID-19 or any reason. We strongly suggest that clients purchase travel insurance for any cancellation reason because you can request a refund through your travel insurance for any reason. Refer toBooking Terms and Conditionsfor more information. We offer one-time transfers - please see terms and conditions for additional details. Clients will be responsible for the price differential if purchasing a more expensive product. A one-time transfer to another retreat may be made 120 days or more prior to departure of retreat. Transfers past the 120 day mark period will not be allowed. There are no refunds if transferring to a less expensive product. To transfer an experience please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org
19. WHAT'S IT LIKE IN COSTA RICA?
Life in the jungle is unpredictable. The weather changes at the drop of a hat. Google never provides accurate weather for Costa Rica, its typically sunny throughout the day, and sometimes it may rain at night. Cleaning ants may decide to sweep through your living room floor, or a cockroach decides to land on your fruit. Costa Rica is not known for being particularly efficient in any process. Lines move slow. People might operate on “beach time” and be late, or you feel they are unreliable. Itinerary may be subject to change. We are in a different country, so we ask that you leave any united states expectations at home, and be open to a new experience!
20. IS IT POSSIBLE TO CHANGE AN ACTIVITY?
All activities are part of the Black Women Soft Life Retreat schedule and can not be changed or switched. If you miss an activity due to flight delays, sickness etc, the activity can not be replaced. This includes for weather.
21. WHAT HAPPENS AFTER I BOOK THE BLACK WOMEN soft life RETREAT?
Upon registration, you will receive a welcome message with general trip information. You will also recieve a document to sign within 24-72 hours. You will receive your invoice within 14 days of booking so that you can begin making payments on your trip or your card will automatically be charged if you have selected the monthly payment option. As the date of the retreat approaches over the next few months, you will receive emails on specifics relevant to your trip.
22. WHAT IS THE RETREAT ITINERARY?
We generally do not publish the schedule on our website, it is only for confirmed retreat attendees. You will receive your itinerary the day you arrive at the retreat. However the activities listed on the main page will be included in our itinerary, barring any changes not under our control.
23. CAN KIDS ATTEND THE RETREAT?
Unfortunately, we are unable to accommodate kids.
24. WHAT SHOULD I BRING TO THE BLACK WOMEN Soft life retreat?
As you prepare to embrace the wonders of Costa Rica, here is a packing list that will make your trip not only magical, but also practically successful, go here!
25. WHAT ADDITIONAL ACTIVITIES CAN BE BOOKED AT BLACK WOMEN soft life retreat?
26. IS THERE WIFI AT THE RETREAT?
During the Soft Life Retreats there is Free WIFI to all guests . Do keep in mind though that the internet is not as reliable as other developed areas of the world.
27. DO I NEED VACCINATIONS?
Vaccinations are not required to enter Costa Rica.
28. WHAT CURRENCY SHOULD I USE?
The local currency is Colones however Costa Rica also accepts US dollars. Upon your arrival you will receive an email that will teach you how to count the local currency. In the area there are a couple banks and a few ATM machines.
29. What should I do about my hair? Should i bring makeup?
Girl, Do you! We suggest wearing your hair in whatever way works best for you. You can wear your hair natural, get braids, or wear wigs, we don't recommend weaves because you will be getting your head wet. Yes, if you wear makeup at home, we recommend bringing your makeup with you, do what makes you feel comfortable.
30. WHAT ABOUT LAUNDRY?
Laundry can be done at a local shop where they will do your laundry for you.
31. ARE YOU ABLE TO ACCOMMODATE THOSE WITH LIMITED MOBILITY, HEARING IMPAIRED OR BLIND?
Unfortunately, we are unable to accommodate people that are hearing impaired, blind and those with limited mobility.
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