Liberation. A Retreat.
On Carriacou Island, Grenada
July 24-30, 2017 | 7 days, 6 nights, all accommodations and meals included
$1,295 for single suites, all meals included. Payment plan $265 per month. Non-refundable deposit of $500 required.
El Noel Villa, a private beachfront villa on Carriacou Island, Grenada
LIBERATION. A Retreat. is a loving luxury experience created to Liberate participants from the bindings and trappings of unproductive thoughts & habitual behavior that does not serve our highest and greatest good. Through Breath, rituals, fire ceremony & water we will throw off the weights of anxiety, despair & lack of focus and embrace LIBERATION: mind, body, Spirit & emotions.
LIBERATION from pain, suffering, anxiety, loneliness, incessant mind chatter, doubt, worry & fear
LIBERATION to clarity, love, focus, presence in the NOW moment, freedom, health, courage, confidence.
LIBERATION. A Retreat is where you will remember the truth of who you ARE.
Benefits of Breathwork:
- Release stress.
- Release traumas, memories and misbeliefs that block your Liberations.
- Clarity and focus to identify and begin your next steps.
- Experience more pleasure, joy and freedom in your life.
- Leading from the heart and experience more love for self and others.
- Enhance your immune system.
- Release old emotional wounds and trauma buried within your subconscious.
- Breathe deep…Live Deeper.
Benefits of Stand up Paddle Boarding Yoga
- Fall in the water! Get in the water right away so that you are not holding yourself back in poses (life) or hold on to the fear of falling in.
- Creates patience, tenacity and strength.
- Overcome fears.
- Once you stand up on the board you KNOW anything is possible to create in your life.
- Become present in the moment on and off the board.
Benefits of Rituals
- Fire Purification Ceremony.
- Herbal Body Scrubs to release toxins from the body and emotions.
- Identifying and releasing the Spiritual Blocks to Liberation.
- Create your Vision of Liberation.
- Releasing Ceremonies for purification of the mind, body, Spirit & emotions.
What you can expect at this retreat:
LIBERATION to That place within you where this whole world has been forgotten; where no memory of illusions of unworthiness/not good enough and other misbeliefs linger. There is a place in you which time has left, and echoes of eternity are heard. There is a resting place so still no sound except the a tone of pure Love rises up.
The changelessness of your perfection is in you, so deep within that nothing in this world touches. The still infinity of endless peace surrounds you gently in its soft embrace, so strong and quiet, tranquil nothing can intrude upon it.
This is unfolding to your LIBERATION takes place with the specific workshops utilizing the Breath, fire ceremonies, rituals & water.
This is an intimate luxury journey. Join us!
EXAMPLE OF A DAY
7:30 am – 9:00 am SUP Yoga/Meditation
9:00 am – 10:00 am Chef prepared breakfast
10:00 am – 12:00 pm Breathwork
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Chef prepared lunch
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm Free period. Swim on private beach, visit town, journal, chill-lax, nap
4:00 pm – 6:00 pm Breathwork
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm Chef prepared dinner
7:00 pm – 9:30 pm Fire LIBERATION Ritual Ceremony
WHO IS THIS RETREAT FOR?
- You desire to get off of the hamster wheel of life-being on/connected 24/7 to relax: mind, body, Spirit & emotions
- You want to create healthy nurturing relationships in your life…with yourself and others
- You want more out of life…need clarity on what that ‘more’ is.
- You want more love in your life … love for yourself and a partner…be open to receive love
- You desire to create healthy boundaries in all your relationships personal and professional.
WHO IS THIS RETREAT NOT FOR?
- Anyone unwilling to experience LIBERATION in a safe, loving environment.
- Anyone who isn’t open to growth through experiential work and group participation.
INCLUDED IN THE PERMISSION RETREAT:
- Private flight from Grenada to Carriacou Island
- FREE overnight stay in Grenada prior to private flight to Carriacou Island
- Chef-prepared breakfast, lunch & dinner (delicious vegetarian meals, seafood and non-veg options)
- Staff gratuities
- Accommodation at El Noel Villa
- All workshops
- Cruise to private island for LIBERATION ceremony & lunch
NOT INCLUDED IN THE RETREAT: Airfare
BOOKING | TRAVEL
* Prices include accommodation and all meals. * All rooms have air-conditioning.
PRICES PER PERSON $1,295 – Single Standard Room (1 bed per room with private bath)
Reservations & Cancellation
A $500 deposit is required to reserve your spot. The deposit is non-refundable.
Full payment is due by July 15, 2017. Or, you’re welcome to pay the full amount upon reserving your spot. You’ll receive a receipt and booking confirmation as soon as your payment is received.
Click the BUY NOW button below to reserve your spot. If you have questions before you book, feel free to email
Kathleen@BreathingforFreedom.com. If you wish to connect by phone, please call 646.354.1537 and include your name, phone number and the best time to reach you.
DATES: Retreat starts on July 24, 2017 6:00 pm and ends July 30, 2017 at 11:00 am.
SPECIAL PRE-RETREAT NIGHT AVAILABLE FOR July 24, 2017:
We have arranged a private charter flight to transport guests from Grenada to Carriacou Island. This assures that travel delays or jet lag won’t interfere with your retreat. This overnight hotel stay is a FREE pre-retreat night at La Heliconia without meals, for FREE!
Retreat Formally Begins July 25, 2017
10:00 am Carriacou Isand Airport arrival , 30-minute taxi ride to El Noel Villa
11:00 am Arrival at El Noel Villa
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Chef prepared lunch
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Orientation
6:00 pm Dinner
7:00 pm Gathering & Breathwork
Retreat ends July 30, 2017
7:00 am Meditation
8:00 am Breakfast
10:30 am Final LIBERATION ritual
Noon Official check out
Facilitators: Kathleen Booker, Melanie Smith, and Rev. Dr. Jabrina Howard
Kathleen Booker, The Jedi of Calm™, Breathing Technician, is an effervescent native New Yorker and her energy, smile and joy are infectious. She has the inherent genuine gift to invite people to live life more vibrantly and empowered through the power of their own breath. For over 15 years, Kathleen has used her intuitive, motivating, coaching and teaching skills to support individuals in clearly identifying areas in need of growth, healing and clarity. Kathleen’s instinctive sense of what will motivate and empower her clients is the impetus for their meteoric transformation. One of Kathleen’s tools for keeping the sun shining is breathwork and she knows first-hand its power to heal on a mental, physical, spiritual and emotional level. Kathleen’s inspirational coaching skills bring forth the crucial elements of clarity, focus, and goal achievement for her clients.
Melanie Smith is a Yoga Alliance registered RYT-500 and travels the world sharing her passion for the practice of yoga on land and on the water with Stand Up Paddle Boarding (SUP Yoga). Her fun loving classes are a spiritual journey with one part breathe work, one part alignment, another part humor, mixed with an eclectic soundtrack, and sprinkled with a handful of LOVE creating a lifetime journey in which yoga enhances everyday life, making dreams a reality. Melanie Smith is a Yoga Alliance registered RYT-500 and travels the world sharing her passion for the practice of yoga on land and on the water with Stand Up Paddle Boarding (SUP Yoga). Her fun loving classes are a spiritual journey with one part breathe work, one part alignment, another part humor, mixed with an eclectic soundtrack, and sprinkled with a handful of LOVE creating a lifetime journey in which yoga enhances everyday life, making dreams a reality.
Rev. Dr. Jabrina Howard
Rev. Dr. Jabrina Howard works with individuals and groups in a client-centered process to facilitate and empower them to achieve self-determined goals related to health, wellness and lifestyle. The techniques Dr. Howard uses have been scientifically proven to be effective. Specific areas of expertise include healing spiritual and emotional wounds. Dr Jabrina’s mission is to create a sacred space for healing and transformation to reawaken and rejuvenate the mind, body and spirit and to assist you in stepping into your next level of greatness through natural and holistic transformational tools and techniques. One Love One Heart One God
Reservations and Payment Options
Single Room Suites $1,295 per person. Airfare not included.
Reserve now. Payment Plan option available if booked by April 30, 2017:
Black Girl Zen: A Wellness Retreat for Women of Color
at Aegialis Hotel & Spa | Amorgos, Greece
Date: August 26 – September 2, 2017 | Amorgos, Greece
Accommodations: $2,820 per person double occupancy room, $3,220 per person single occupancy room (airfare not Included)
Our intention is to help women reconnect with their true feminine power as divine beings. We will discuss some of the restraints society has placed on women of color in terms of deciding what is beautiful and what is not. We will also look at new ways to embrace femininity and explore our bodies in healthy and empowering ways.
We will start each day with yoga and meditation session lead by Stacie Graham. Each night we will come together to unleash the goddess within with a gentle yoga flow inspired by the essence of the moon and we will close with a guided meditation.
This transformational retreat will take you on blissful journey of divine self-discovery. You will discover new ways to connect with your inner goddess. The freeing and supportive sisterhood will give each woman permission to enrich their unique beauty based on actions, choices and individuality, not weight, age or skin color.
Join us in beautiful Amorgos, Greece and surround yourself with women who will raise you higher and support you to live the life you want to live!
- 7 nights/8 days accommodation in Superior room
- Breakfast served on buffet daily, with organic ingredients from the garden
- Lunch and dinner daily, including vegetarian and vegan dishes
- Arrival and departure transfers on Amorgos (port-hotel-port)
- Free use of Spa facilities (sauna, hammam, jacuzzi, indoor heated sea water swimming pool, fitness centre)
- 1 30-minute Swedish massage
- 10% discount on all Spa Treatments
- Unlimited Internet access
- 1 guided hike in the area of Aegiali
- Closing Party at Nissi Bar Restaurant on the lovely beach of Aegiali. Enjoy a variety of vegan, vegetarian, as well as traditional Greek foods, wine, beer, and soft drinks.
Guests arrive in Athens
Take Taxi to the Port of Piraeus, Get Tickets from the kiosk of Blue Star ferries
Guests take a Free Ferry Ride from the Port of Piraeus to the Island of Amorgos
Guests are met by a Representative from Aegialis Hotel & Spa
Guests board private shuttle to Aegialis Hotel & Spa
Check-in with complimentary drink and snack
Sunday, August 27th
7:30 am – 9:00 am Yoga/Meditation
9:30 am – 10.30 am Buffet Style Breakfast
10:30 am – 11:00 am Break
11:00 am – 1:00 pm Group Gathering
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Chef prepared lunch
2:00 pm – 5:00 pm trip to beach
5:00 pm – 6:00 pm Dinner
7:00 pm – 9:30 pm Yoga/ Meditation
Monday, August 28th
7:30 am – 9:00 am Yoga/ Meditation
9:00 am – 10:00 Breakfast
10:00 am – 5:00 Tour
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm Chef prepared meal
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Yoga/ Meditation
Tuesday, August 29th
7:30 am – 9:00 am Yoga/ Meditation
9:30 am – 10:30 am Breakfast
11:00 am – 1:00 pm Empowerment Workshop
2:00 pm – 5:00 pm Free Time
5:00 pm – 9:00 pm Dinner
Wednesday, August 30th
7:30 am – 8:30 am Yoga/ Meditation
9:00 am – 12:00pm Hike
1:00pm – 2:00pm Lunch
2:00 pm – 5:00 Free Time
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Dinner and Greek Dance
Thursday, August 31st
7:30 am – 9:00 Yoga/ Meditation
9:00 am – 10:00 am Breakfast 10:30 am – 6:00pm Free Time
6:30 pm – 8:00Pm Yoga
8:00 pm – 10:00 Pm Dinner
Friday, September 1st
7:30 – 9:00 am Yoga/Meditation
9:00am – 10:00 am Breakfast
11:00am – 600 pm Free Time
7:00pm – Until Beach Party
Saturday, September 2nd
Board Shuttle to Aegialis Port for Free Ferry Ride to Athens
Taxi from Port of Piraeus to Athens Airport
Facilitators: Dr Stacie CC Graham, Kafilat Adeola Naomi Aderemi, Leslie Carrington
Dr Stacie CC Graham has a doctorate in motivational psychology, is a qualified life coach and a Yoga Alliance International certified Hatha Yoga instructor. She has traveled around the world from India to Peru to train and teach. She completed her yoga teacher training in Sikkim, India, where she also studied Buddhist philosophy and meditation under Ringu Tulku Rinpoche. As a practitioner she studies in the tradition of Iyengar and uses that knowledge of alignment in the Hatha classes that she instructs. Stacie founded OYA: Body-Mind-Spirit Retreats in 2016 in order to make yoga, mindfulness and other wellbeing practices more accessible to Black women and women of colour communities across the UK.
Kafilat Adeola Naomi Aderemi
Kafilat Adeola Naomi Aderemi is a Nigerian-Greek raised in Niger, Nigeria and Greece and is currently living in London U.K. She is a graduate of speech and language therapy, currently working as a multimedia fellow for ADEPT, a research assistant for Yale University, activist and yoga therapist and founder of Warrior Woman, a rehabilitation program for trauma survivors. Adeola is also a passionate and certified yoga teacher, and very mindful about life. Adeola is currently working on raising awareness among the general public on issues concerning human trafficking, the empowerment of women and founder of a digital collective called Distinguished Diva, a platform for underrepresented women of color in the global media.
Leslie founded HolistiCitiLyfe to promote holistic health through destination trips and retreats that enhance, maintain, or jumpstarts your holistic journey.
Reservations and Payment Options
$2,820 per person double occupancy room
$3,220 per person single occupancy room
(airfare not Included)
Detox & Renew Yoga Retreat
at Santani Wellness Resort | Kandy, Sri Lanka
Dates: March 9-16, 2018 | Location: Kandy, Sri Lanka
Accommodations: Double Occupancy $3,800 per person, Single Occupancy $4,800 (airfare not Included)
Join us in Kandy, Sri Lanka at Santani Wellness Resort for our Detox and Renew Yoga Retreat. Santani is located in a secluded but easily accessible village named Werapitiya, an hour drive from Kandy. The Word San•ta•ni(सन्तनि) – a Sanskrit derivative which describes Harmony, forming an uninterrupted line, continuing, music is the ideal description of this perfect setting. Santani is built on a 48 acre estate with an over 300 meter river front that is serene, simplistic and relaxing.
Santani offers the latest wellness innovations together with deep-rooted Ayurvedic culture. Ayurveda – the Indian science of life – is one of the world’s most comprehensive approaches to healthy living. It works by bringing balance to our vital energies or doshas. Ayurveda focuses on treating illness, preventing disease and enhancing physical, mental and spiritual well-being. We are taught to live with insight and balance through Ayurvedic practices.
Jun Lee, our international yoga instructor and teacher will lead us through a beautiful week of detoxification and renewal. This is the perfect chance for you to relax into nature, unplug from the world, restore and reset. Jun will facilitate daily yoga and meditation classes. In addition, we will transition into deep rest each night with mindful moments lead by Jun.
Keeping inline with the Ayurvedic practices at Santani, each guest will be treated to 4 Ayurvedic massages, performed by trained massage therapists. They will utilize combination of oils, music, and bodywork techniques to balance the body and mind.
In addition, we will enjoy a detoxifying diet that consists of fresh organic foods. Guest will have the choice of fresh juice, raw, vegan, vegetarian and paleo diets. We will hold to the Ayurveda principle that a healthy diet includes six tastes: Sweet, Sour, Salty, Pungent, Bitter, and Astringent.
This detox is not about deprivation, but to bring balance to the body and mind by excluding processed foods, saturated fats, soy, conventional meat, sugar, and other toxins from our diets.
Our guests will enjoy 3 Raw Food cooking demonstrations. Each demonstration will utilize ingredients that are easily accessible in the US and Abroad. Our intention is to provide our guests with sustainable recipes that they will be able to use after the retreat ends. We want to empower you to sustain your healthy eating goals.
However, you are not restricted to any particular activity. This is your retreat, you don’t have to play, feel free to kick back and just relax!
Luxury Retreat Experience Includes:
- Accommodations in standalone chalets
- 3 personalized fine dining experiences per day – Options include Raw Food, Vegetarian, Vegan, and Paleo
- Unlimited non-alcoholic beverages – including fresh juices and herbal teas
- Free Laundry services
- 4 Ayurvedic treatments per person
- Use of Thermal Salt Bath, Steam Room & Sauna
- 3 Raw Food Workshops
- Nature Walks and Village Immersions
- 1 Group excursion
Facilitators: Jun Lee and Nikisha Brunson
International Yoga Instructor & Teacher
Jun began her search sparked initially through her love for the intelligence of the body and connecting with people – first through service as a registered nurse in Philadelphia. Motivated to impact the world in a positive way, her search transitioned from idealized service to the search for lasting growth and transformation through holistic approaches toward wellness, including meditation, yoga, and the mystery of the unknown. Voraciously reading and seeking teachers of various specialties, Jun eventually moved West to San Francisco. This led to further travels in Costa Rica and Italy where she received her RYT-500. Jun has presented in workshops & festivals and teaches 200 & 300 hour trainings internationally and throughout the United States. She is also a certified Ayurvedic Massage Therapist and practicing Registered Nurse expanding her understanding of body mechanics and how to safely move. In her class, you will breathe deeply, feel lighter, and move rhythmically into stillness.
Nikisha Brunson is a Toronto, Canada native but spent the majority of her upbringing in Brooklyn, New York. Brunson is the co-founder of one of the most prolific lifestyle blogs – Urban Bush Babes – and for the past decade, she has been immersed in the international beauty, health and wellness scene.
She is the owner and founder of an all-natural skincare line called “Folie” where everything is handcrafted in small batches. With 77k + Instagram followers, you can find Nikisha indulging in a minimalist lifestyle promoting healthy eating, working out and being a beautiful person both inside and out. With countless features in Vogue, Glamour Mag, Cosmopolitan and nearly every chic blog, she has garnered the attention of thousands in having a voice for wellness lifestyles.
As a natural born creative, Brunson has been privileged to partner with some of the most profound conscious fashion, beauty and health food brands currently in the market place. Using her platform to drive change, this trend-setter magnifies the importance of cultural ethics and social/environmental sustainability.
Reservations and Payment Options
March 9-16, 2018. Detox & Renew Yoga Retreat at Santani Wellness Resort in Kandy, Sri Lanka
Double Occupancy $3,800 per person. Single Occupancy $4,800. Airfare not included.
Payment Plan option available with Double Occupancy.
10 payments of $380 starting 5/15/17 through 2/15/18 (first payment/deposit is non-refundable)
So Many Ways to Relax!
We can create the perfect wellness vacation for you.
- Bike the Inca Trail in Peru
- Zipline through a lush Costa Rican forest
- Hiking to the Napo river, walk across a suspension bridge and zipline across the Amazon in Ecuador
- White water rafting in the Grand Canyon, and more!
Our specialists prioritize connecting you with resorts and hotels that provide:
- State of the art fitness facilities with racquetball, Wallyball, and squash courts, indoor cycling gyms, locker room with whirlpools, saunas and steam rooms
- Well-being activities such as hydro classes, Zumba, Pilates, tours, and hikes
- Medical assessments for customizing weight loss—experts who will measure BMI, design personalized weight loss goals and exercise regimens, and educate you about weight literacy
- In-house nutritionists and chefs who help offer a broad range of whole, nutritious and minimally processed menus and meals.
In addition to helping you make the most of your Fit-cation, HolistiCitiLyfe Travel has a team of professional yoga and Pilates instructors and trainers who, if you elect, can personally accompany you on vacations and getaways.
From beginners to advance students of yoga, you will start each day with an invigorating yoga specialty session—Vinyasa, Bikram, Iyengar, and others; and enjoy workshops throughout your stay focused on breathing, meditation and relaxation.
We will have several Yoga Retreats scheduled throughout the year. See detailed information elsewhere on this page.
Luxury Villa Rentals
Spa services at resorts we work with include:
- The full spectrum of standard massages and body treatments (traditional and modern Asian therapies, Swedish, hot stone, body scrubs and facials)
- Salons featuring experienced hair stylist, and specialty manicures and pedicures.
We cater to a full spectrum of religious identities and spiritual practices and our specialists will customize and book retreats that incorporate:
- Various modalities of body work such as, massages, crystal and stone healing, acupuncture, and reiki
- Opportunities to nurture the soul through the fine and performing arts—drawing and painting, dance and movement, and music
- Traditions from the Far East including T’ai Chi, Japanese Sadhana, Aikido and others
- Life-coaching sessions on topics like Stress Management, Managing Anger, Cooking for Peace, Affirmation, Female Empowerment and Self-love.
HolistiCitiLyfe will help you plan a luxury, once in a lifetime vacation, to the Holy Land. We work closely with resorts, tour companies, and travel agencies on the ground who help guarantee the most out of a Holy Land experience.
Jewish Pilgrimages to Israel:
HolistiCitiLyfe will design a signature vacation to the historical and holy sites in Israel and Jordan. Depending on your interests, we will design an itinerary with tours to cities and regions made memorialized by the Torah: the Judean desert, Mount Carmel, and the Jordan Valley, to name a few.
Christian Pilgrimages and Tours:
In addition to designing itineraries to Israel and Jordan, HolistiCitiLyfe offers churches and ministries across denominations the option of creating vacations itineraries with tours in popular cities and ruins in the Mediterranean where the early Christian church was established, and various New Testament cities like Rome, Thessaloniki, Cyprus, Ephesus, and Corinth.
Whether your desire is to visit the Washington National Cathedral in Washington DC or the Basilica of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré in Quebec Canada, we also offer to assist you with planning day trips and weekend pilgrimages to shrines, cathedrals, and basilicas locally.
For practitioners of Buddhism trips to Lembini, Nepal to the birthplace of Buddah; and other important sites like Bohd Gaya and Kusinara in India are available.
Our specialists will connect you with resorts and hotels that cater to both community/group activities and individual escapes.
Wellness Travel FAQ
A. Yes, in this time of technology you can google and book a trip with one of several online travel brands. However, they do not take your individual needs into consideration when planning your trip, they do not research and make it a priority to align you with the hotel, resort, retreat based on specific criteria provided. In addition, they are not available to assist you before and during your trip.
Q. I am trying to jumpstart my holistic health and wellness journey and I want to book an Adventure trip or Fit-Cation. Do you offer services that can meet the needs of someone who does not really have an active lifestyle but wants to start?
A. HolistiCitiLyfe has Certified Holistic Life Coaches and Wellness experts available to provide assistance to help create the perfect vacation for your fitness, health, and spiritual needs. HolisitiCitiLyfe also offers personal Yoga, Pilates, and Fitness Trainers to accompany individual and groups on their trips (additional fees apply)
Q. How will you determine the needs of clients? Is there an intake form that perspective/interested clients can fill out to help you gauge travel needs? Do I have to pay a preliminary fee for consulting services?
A. Please complete and send in the form at the bottom of this page and a Travel Specialist will contact you to discuss and plan your next trip.
Q. I am a Christian/Muslim/Jew and I would love to go on a Spiritual Retreat. Only, I do not fully understand yoga, meditation, crystal and stone healing practices. Would HolistiCityLyfe be able to help me book a Spiritual Retreat that would be more tailored to my values and religious practices?
A. HolistiCitiLyfe Travel Specialists are here to provide you with your best experience. Whether it’s a trip to the Holy Land, Rome, Mecca, Brazil – wherever your religious beliefs, practices, curiosity takes you.
Q. Do you only offer fixed vacation packages? Will there be recurring monthly or yearly trips available?
A. HolistiCitiLyfe offers regular specials/deals provided by various hotels and resorts. In addition, HolistiCitiLyfe provides ongoing wellness events and retreats locally as well as abroad. Join our contact list and you will be sent updates on our upcoming promotions.
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