1. HOW DO I GET TO BLACK WOMEN YOGA & MEDITATION RETREATS?
Black Women Yoga & Meditation Retreats take place in Long Bay, Portland, Jamaica. Airport Pick up & Drop Off Service is included. Flight is not included. For directions on how to get to the retreat click below Black Women Yoga & Meditation Retreats
2. IS THIS RETREAT FOR ME, WHATS ALLOWED AT BLACK WOMEN YOGA & MEDITATION RETREATS?
1. IS THE BLACK WOMEN YOGA & MEDITATION RETREAT FOR ME, WHATS ALLOWED AT THE RETREAT? Black Women Yoga & Meditation Retreats is for you if:
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 Yoga & Meditation Retreats is not for you if:
You are looking to party.
You are looking to drink. We abstain from alcohol and partying throughout the retreat. This abstinence will be in effect whether guests are in the retreat, or are enjoying some well needed personal time. However on the last day of the retreat you will be able to have wine as an option at our farewell dinner. Our goal for the alcohol cleanse is to cleanse the vessel, this will ensure a meditative and rejuvenating experience. Marijuana is decriminialized in Jamaica therefore herbal remedies are allowed.
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 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 Black Women Yoga & Meditation Retreats, Black Women Healing Retreats, Black Women Self Care 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 practice of yoga. You will eat delicious nourishing food, you will also experience enrichment-educational yoga centered workshops 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 and BLACK WOMEN YOGA & MEDITATION RETREAT?
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. You do not need any experience in yoga to attend this retreat. Additionally, this retreat takes place in a gorgeous eco-friendly 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 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 yoga retreat is designed for those who have at least 3 months of a consistent yoga practice. Additionally this retreat takes place in Jamaica.
4. DOES BLACK WOMEN YOGA & MEDITATION RETREATS AND THE OTHER RETREATS BELIEVE IN THERAPY?
Black Women Yoga 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 BWYMR is not a vegan retreat, however we do cater to vegans. You'll be able to try local Caribbean breakfasts and everything in between.Go Natural Jamica 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. Below is the payment breakdown Black Women Yoga & Meditation Retreats Regular Price $2,222 (retreat valued at $3,000) $500 Deposit Reserves Your Spot
Payment Break Down Your deposit of $500 reserves your space. Once your deposit is placed down, you will have a remaining balance of $1,722
Mid Balance Due Your mid balance of $1,722 will be due within three months of booking. You can pay in full or select an option to make your payments Option A: 2 monthly payments of $500 Option B: Pay the full balance of $1,722 within 3 months.
Final Balance Payment of $722 due October 1st
The payment amounts above are our only options, and smaller payments will not be accepted. You are also welcome to get it out of the way and make any payments in full.
Please Note: Our spaces fill up fast. If there are spaces left in July and you book the retreat after July, the payment breakdown will change, and your payments will be due earlier.
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 Jamaica, you may also want to purchase souvenirs.
9. HOW DO I GET AROUND IN JAMAICA DURING MY FREE TIME AT THE BLACK WOMEN YOGA & MEDITATION RETREAT?
During the Black Women Yoga & Meditation Retreat , guest can take taxi's to get around. Taxi's are approximately $1 - $5 to get around.
10. IS BLACK WOMEN YOGA & MEDITATION RETREATS AND THE OTHER RETREATS A FEMINIST MOVEMENT?
Black Women Yoga & Meditation Retreats centers the femininity, wellness and healing of black women, yet it is not a feminist movement.
11. WHO CAN ATTEND A BLACK WOMEN YOGA & MEDITATION RETREAT? 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 Healing Retreats: Must be 21-49 years old to attend 2. Black Women Yoga & Meditation Retreats: Must be 21 years old or older to attend 3. Herbalism For Black Women Retreat: This retreat is for women of all ages 4. Black Women Self Care Retreats : Must be 21 yrs old or older to attend
12. DO YOU HAVE QUIET TIME DURING THE RETREAT?
Absolutely! Throughout the Black Women Yoga & Meditation Retreat, 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. IS MEDICINAL PLANT USE ALLOWED? IS CIGARETTES, ALCOHOL, OR TOBACCO ALLOWED?
Marijuana is decriminalized in Jamaica, therefore herbal remedies are welcome. Cigarettes and Alcohol Tobacco are not allowed within the retreat or during your time in Jamaica.
14. SHOULD I TRAVEL ALONE OR WITH FRIENDS?
Yes! The majority of our guest attend the retreat solo and they are able to meet new people at the retreat.
15. DO I NEED EXPERIENCE IN YOGA OR MEDITATION TO ATTEND THE BLACK WOMEN YOGA & MEDITATION RETREAT?
Our yoga classes are for all levels however, you need to have practiced yoga for at least 3 months before attending the Black Women Yoga and Meditation retreat.
16. WHAT CAN I EXPECT AT THE BLACK WOMEN YOGA & MEDITATION RETREAT?
Black Women Yoga & Meditation Retreats is a large rereat. You can expect meditative mornings, delicious, nourishing meals, quality time in Jamaica. 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?
BWYMR PHR and its subsidiary Retreats, Experiences and Events are non-refundable. We strongly suggest that clients purchase travel insurance for any cancelation reason. Refer to Booking 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. There are no refunds if transferring to a less expensive product. To transfer an experience please reach out email@example.com
19. WHAT'S IT LIKE IN JAMAICA?
Jamaica is unpredictable. Jamaica is an island so the weather changes at the drop of a hat. Google never provides accurate weather for Jamaica, 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. Jamaica 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 Yoga & Meditation 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.
21. WHAT HAPPENS AFTER I BOOK THE BLACK WOMEN YOGA & MEDITATION RETREAT?
Upon registration, you will receive a welcome message with general trip information. You will receive a document to sign within 48 hours. You will also recieve your invoice within 14 days of booking so that you can begin making payments on your trip. 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 BLACK WOMEN YOGA & MEDITATION RETREAT ITINERARY?
We generally do not publish the schedule on our website, it is only for confirmed retreat attendees. However the activities listed on the main page will be included in our itinerary, barring any changes not under our control.
23. CAN KIDS & Pregnant women ATTEND THE BLACK WOMEN YOGA & MEDITATION RETREAT?
Unfortunately, we are unable to accommodate goddesses who are pregnant, we are also unable to accommodate kids.
24. WHAT SHOULD I BRING TO THE BLACK WOMEN YOGA & MEDITATION RETREAT?
As you prepare to embrace the wonders of Jamaica, 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 YOGA & MEDITATION RETREATS?
Black Women Yoga & Meditation Retreat has free time. Guest can go on an adventure of their choice or they can use it for personal time. Some of the activities available are ziplining, snorkeling, rafting. Guest will be able to book their additional activities upon arrival at the retreat. Additional Adventure activities are not included in the Black Women Yoga & Meditation Retreat.
26. IS THERE WIFI AT THE RETREAT?
Go Jamaica provides very limited wifi, the wifi is NOT reliable for working etc, but you are able to use it sporadically. Wifi is only available in the common areas, not in the rooms. This is a retreat where you unplug from technology and tune into yourself.
27. DO I NEED VACCINATIONS?
Vaccinations are not required to enter Jamaica.
28. WHAT CURRENCY SHOULD I USE?
The local currency is JMD however some places in Jamaica also accepts US dollars. Upon your arrival you will receive an email that will teach you how to count the local currency. The closest bank to the retreat is about a 20-30 minute taxi ride, which cost about $2 to get there.
29. 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.
30. WHAT ABOUT LAUNDRY AND HOT WATER?
There are some hot and some warm/cold showers at the retreat.
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