MARCH 26 – 31, 2020
Enjoy a restorative and healing six-day retreat for Black woman who are seeking Calm in the Chaos. Our retreat will allow us to restore our connection with our SOUL, which consists of exploring Senegal’s vibrant and dynamic culture, (re)connecting to nature, celebrating our collective capacity for resilience and resistance through visits to the new Museum of Black Civilizations, Goree Island and the African Renaissance Monument, reflective journaling, practicing healing rituals as well as yoga and other body-centered practices (beginners are welcome and encouraged to attend) with a particular emphasis on restorative yoga for resilience.
We are holding space for this retreat in Senegal, West Africa to inform our individual and collective capacity to heal the dis-ease and trauma in our DIASPORIC SOUL(s).
$1500 per person, which includes accomodations, on-site meals, excursions, journal and a DIASPORIC SOUL tee shirt. Airfare is not included.
You can pay in full or make $500 Deposit + four installment payments of $250 each. An invoice will be generated once space availability is confirmed upon receipt of your registration.
We will be lodging at the Tangor Guest House; accommodations consist of double rooms with one single-bed and one full bed, armoire, meditation cushion and bedside table. Guests use our spacious dormitory-style bathroom. Our yoga classes and community convenings are held on our rooftop, terrace, balcony and salon. And, of course, we have wi-fi, although we only want you to use to call home not to work.
All on-site meals are included in your retreat package; off-site meals are not. Many of our meals will be eaten communally as the practice is customary in African cultures including Senegal. The majority of our meals will include a number of traditional Senegalese dishes. Please let us know if you need us to provide vegetarian variations when possible; we will do our best to accommodate you.
South African Airways has consistently offered a Gratitude Sale the week of Thanksgiving that reduces airfare to Senegal from Dulles-Washington (IAD) significantly. Thus, we recommend traveling via Washington, DC on South African Airlines, which offers a direct flight to Senegal’s newly opened airport (DSS), which is a few short minutes from the Tangor Guest House. Our retreat will begin on the morning of March 26 and end on the evening of March 31. The South African Air flight arrives the morning of March 26 and departs on the just after midnight on the morning of 1 April, arriving in Washington, DC at dawn of the same day.
Of course, you may consider other airlines, including Delta|Air France and Air Maroc, who fly into Dakar with a range of layover locations, including JFK and CDG or Casablanca, respectively.
Of course, we are certainly happy to make arrangements to accommodate you for an additional night should you chose to arrive on a day early or depart a day later.
Preparing for Your Trip|Requirements & Recommendations
Of course, we will meet you at the airport when you arrive and provide you with transportation back to the airport at the time of your departure.