“When three becomes one: aligning mind, body and soul.”
With this retreat, we are looking to open different areas of the mind, body and soul that have previously been closed to certain aspects of wellness. We want to unlock, entice, activate and fuse together these areas creating alignment within. By doing so, we hope to equip our beautiful people with the spiritual, physical and mental tools needed to handle everyday situations.
The Alignment Wellness Retreat was created to equip our people spiritually, mentally and physically with the tools need to better handle and withstand day to day situations/life in a healthier, positive way. We as young African American women go through so much with our health, weight, life, relationships, careers, home, etc. We also have to juggle the world on our shoulders while still maintaining our elegant pose, keeping a smile on our face and acting as if nothing is wrong. Holding it all in and together while letting it negatively affect our physical, spiritual and mental health. It’s draining and exhausting!
I wanted to create a SAFE PLACE to change that. I wanted to construct a place to reconfigure the mind and body creating balance inside and outside. A place to arm our people with the knowledge and tools needed to attack and defeat certain areas in our life that we aren’t pleased with. A place to open minds to new ways of health and wellness. A place to disconnect, relax and release without any distractions. A place to think, say and do what we feel with understanding from beautiful like-minded spirits, without judgement or criticism. Forming a sisterhood. A bond. A safe place for the free spirits. A place to just be…unapologetically you. Aligning mind, body and soul.
Welcome to the Alignment Wellness Retreat. Our new beginning. We are zealous to share the knowledge we’ve learned and to also learn and grow with you all! So please join us on this blessed journey. You definitely won’t regret it!
We love you beautiful people!!
Cottages –Quaint. Quiet. Calm. Get away from it all with a private cottage. These beautiful dwellings are just the thing for a relaxing get away. Each cottage is outfitted with: king size tempurpedic bed, full kitchen (with gas range), pots & pans, flatware, silverware, glasses, wine glasses for four, coffee pot, fair trade coffee, creamer & sugar, pull out sleeper sofa (with pillows & linens), large bathroom, linens & towels, screened porch, fire ring, charcoal grill, outdoor Adirondack chairs and geo-thermal heat & AC, LED lighting. Double Occupancy per Cabin: 1 King bed and 1 Queen pullout Sofa bed
Glamping- Love camping but not sleeping on the ground? Situated on a gentle slope overlooking a pine savanna, our glamping tents are outfitted with amenities that make your experience much more relaxing. Please check the weather for Jay, FL before you arrive. Some evenings may be chilly during winter months and we recommend you bring extra blankets. Incudes: Queen Size Tempurpedic Bed with Linens, Optional Queen Size Air Mattress, Mini-Fridge, Coffee Maker, Water Boiler, Fans, Lights, Outlets, Flatware, Outdoor Sink, Outdoor Shower, Fire Pit, Charcoal Grill and Outdoor Furniture. Glamping tents. 1 Queen bed and 1 Queen air matress.
*Common bathhouse facility for all glamping tents.
Cabana- The perfect balance of comforts and nature. The Cabana has a climate controlled bedroom and full bathroom, with a covered outdoor kitchen and dining space. Just outside the porch is a fire pit and charcoal grill with chairs and benches. The tiny-house like accommodation is tucked into a pocket of woods adjacent from the glamping tents making it a great option for groups. Includes: One Queen Size Tempurpedic Bed, Climate Controlled Bed Room, Private Bathroom with Climate Control, Outdoor Stainless Steel Kitchen, Pots, Pans, Flatware, Glasses, Full Size Refrigerator, Charcoal Grill, Propane Grill, Fire Pit, Outdoor Furniture and Outdoor Shower. 1 King Bed.
The Alignment Wellness Retreat will take place at the beautiful Coldwater Gardens located 7009 Creek Stone Road, Milton, Florida. This resort is simple amazing. It is nestled cozily in the Florida woods alongside a beautifully flowing creek. The grounds are equipped with 4 luxury ecofriendly cottages, 1 Tiny house cabana, 1 Treehouse, 6 glamping tents and a platform for camping. Also located on the grounds are beautiful plant and vegetable gardens, cold water creek, ponds, hammocks, wildlife and trails to explore! Visit coldwatergardens.com to find out more about the facility, accommodations, grounds and view breathtaking pictures!
5pm- Arrival, Unpack and Unwind
7pm- Welcome Dinner, Introduction and Intention/Blessing set for the retreat
9am- 1015am-- Introduction and Morning Yoga with Mercedes
1030-1115-- Introduction and Mindful Meditation with Kayla
1130-1145am-- Journaling Session with Kayla
130-300pm-- Free Time: Optional Tour of the property&garden/ Hike to creek/Swimming at Creek
3pm-345pm-- Wellness Session with Kayla (health, essential oil, aromatherapy, smudging ceremony and crystals)
4pm-445pm-- Group Therapy Session with Brittany
5pm-545pm-- Pound Fitness with Mercedes and Kayla
6pm-645pm-- Slow Yoga and Meditation with Kayla and Mercedes
645pm-715pm-- Free Time
830pm-- Bonfire, S'mores and Fire Ceremony
March 24, 2019
9am-10am-- Restorative Yoga and Meditation with Mercedes and Kayla
1015am-1030am-- Closing Ceremony with Kayla and Mercedes
**Itinerary subject to changes