Calm in the Chaos: A Healing Retreat for Black Women

Join Diasporic Soul and The Society of Inner Arts in Senegal, West Africa for a six-day retreat for Black woman who are seeking Calm in the Chaos.  Our retreat will offer two daily yoga practices (beginners are welcome and encouraged to attend) with a particular emphasis on restorative and Kemetic approaches. Our healing practices will include breathwork, meditation and the spiritual aspects of martial arts.

We are holding space for this retreat in Senegal, West Africa for us to recognize and celebrate our connection to the African Diaspora. This, we believe, will inform our individual and collective capacity to heal, thrive and flourish. In addition to yoga and other healing practices, our retreat will include daily cultural activities and/or excursions, including to Goree Island, the Renaissance Monument and scenic beaches.

Additional à la carte activities will be made available for you during the week at additional cost.

Dates:  Saturday, March 24- Thursday, 29, 2018

Cost:  $1750.00, airfare not included.

Facilitators Dameta Wright & Phyllis Jeffers-Coly


We will be lodging at the Tangor Guest House, which will be the primary location for our retreat.  Accommodations consist of double-occupancy rooms and a spacious dormitory-style bathroom.

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Serenity on the Tangor Café terrace under our beloved Mango Tree.

You will have access to our rooftop,  our plant-filled lower-level terrace, balcony with alcove, a large common space that opens out onto the balcony and our salon.  And, of course, we have wifi.


Meals, which will include a number of traditional Senegalese dishes, are provided on-site.   Please let us know if you need us to provide vegetarian meal options.

Travel Arrangements

We recommend traveling via Washington, DC on South African Airlines, which offers a direct flight to Dakar that departs on the early evening of Friday, March 23 and returns on the early in on the morning of Friday, March 30.

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Many other airlines, including Delta and Air Maroc, fly into Dakar with a range of layover locations.  So, we are certainly happy to make arrangements to accommodate you for an additional night should you chose to arrive on Friday, March 23 or depart at a later time  Friday, March 30 or on Saturday, March 31.

In any case, our retreat program begins on the morning of Saturday, March 24 and ends officially on the evening of Friday, March 29.

*We recommend that you sign-up for price alerts for fare sales, which are quite common between late November i.e. Thanksgiving and early Spring.  Prices can be quite discounted during these sales for this time period. 


NO VISA Required


Ground Transportation

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.

Registration – Cost|Payments

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Payments are accepted via Paypal.  A non-refundable deposit of $750 is due by February 15, 2018 with the remaining balance due on or before March 15, 2018. You may pay the remaining balance of $1000 in full or in two partial payments of $500 each.  You may also feel free to pay the full amount in a single payment.

Full Payment     $1750 Full Payment

Deposit and Partial Payment Options

 $750 Deposit Payment Due on or before February 15, 2018

 $500 Partial Payment

$1000.00 Partial Payment


Draft|Preliminary Retreat Schedule

Please review our preliminary schedule understanding that it is subject to revision.

Calm in the Chaos Schedule Overview