Seasons Within with Iffet Rafeeq

      Kingston, Jamaica

      Burgundy Roots Retreats
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      162 reviews
      Jun 19 - 26, 2023
      Group size: 1 - 12
      Seasons Within with Iffet Rafeeq
      Kingston, Jamaica

      Burgundy Roots Retreats
      • Email address verified
      162 reviews

      Jun 19 - 26, 2023
      Group size: 1 - 12

      About this trip

      We're delighted to host Ustadha Iffet Rafeeq in Jamaica! Throughout the week, she will be teaching her course 'The Seasons WIthin' helping women understand and master their menstrual cycle, sensuality and sexuality through an Islamic lens. 

      We’ll visit Kingston Central Masjid mosque, pray in peace, remember Allah, and enjoy an exquisite eight-course farm-to-table meal at Stush in the Bush organic farm. You’ll also have the opportunity to take in Jamaica’s unspoiled nature and swim in breathtaking waterfalls, beaches, and lagoons. We’ll hike up the famous Blue Mountains, where we’ll visit one of the island’s oldest Rasta communities and dissolve all ignorant misconceptions about the island and its proud people.

      This won’t be about all-day tanning, beachside braids, and gift shop Rasta hats (not that there’s anything wrong with that); we just want to rejuvenate you in a different way. After all, we travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us, right? We want to share the glory, struggles, and beauty of this island- a BEAST of an island, as you will find out!

      Please note that guest speakers can change due to unexpected circumstances. Burgundy Roots will guarantee optimum quality for its guest speakers. We ask for your flexibility and understanding.

      Cancelation Policy + Terms & Conditions

      Cancelation Policy and Terms/Conditions

      Burgundy Roots prides itself in unique and curated travel experiences. In order for us to fulfill our promise, we must pay our suppliers ahead of time. Please note that once your deposit is processed, it cannot be recuperated as our suppliers are paid upfront months ahead of time. Thank you for your understanding. Please read carefully through our cancellation policy and message us if you have any questions.

      Deposit/payment terms:  Please note that the first TWO deposits and payments are non-refundable and non-transferable. Deposits must be  received within the time specified at the time of booking in order to confirm your booking and avoid automatic cancellation. If you are unable to attend for whatever reason, you may transfer the trip to a family member or friend. 

      Cancellation charges: 

      Please note that deposits and payments are non-refundable.  In the event of a travel ban due to COVID-19 or any other unforeseen circumstances, retreat dates will be altered to a later date. No refunds will be granted. Discomfort/unease with regards to travel or quarantine upon return will not be considered. All payments are final and non-refundable.

      Final payment:

      Final payment is due 90 days prior to the trip. Final payments are due 90 days prior to the trip. Any cancelation made 90 days or more prior to the trip is subject to a 50% penalty (your card will be charged another 25% of the retreat fee). Any cancelation made 89 days or less prior to trip is subject to full payment of retreat fee.  

      Vaccination: It is incumbent upon each traveler to check the rules and regulations in regards to vaccination demands in each country. Each traveler must ensure that they meet the criteria upon entry, as no refund will be granted if one does not meet the criteria. You may sell your slot or send someone else on your behalf instead, however no refund nor credit will be granted.  

      What’s included

      • Airport pickup
        Must arrive before 1:30 PM
      • All accommodations
        Shared 2-3 people per room
      • Breakfast & 3 lunches
        (halal, vegetarian & vegan options available)
      • Private transportation
      • Tour curators & guides
      • Daily lectures
        Daily sessions with guest speaker

      What’s not included

      • Airfare
      • Visa fees
      • 4 Dinners & Stush Day
        $375: Includes the first 4 dinners and Stush excursion. The last 2 dinners & lunches are not included
      • Covid-19 tests
      • Travel insurance
      • Extra activities
        Activities that are not included in the itinerary Ex: Zip lining, skydiving, dance class etc.
      • Hotel quarantine costs
      • Airport drop off
        $45 USD

      Available Packages

      EARLY BIRD: $2,850 ($400 OFF!)

      Shared accommodations host 2/3 guests per room depending on the configuration of the rooms. Each guest will have their own bed, each room has an en suite bathroom and AC.

      Deposit: $1,000
      LATE BIRD: $3,250

      Shared accommodations host 2/3 guests per room depending on the configuration of the rooms. Each guest will have their own bed, each room has an en suite bathroom and AC.

      Deposit: $500

      Available options


      Day 1:

      Arrive in Kingston and meet the rest of the group.  From Kingston, we’ll make our way to Portland (4h30 minute drive). Upon arrival at our hotel, you can relax, unwind and mingle. 

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      Burgundy Roots Retreats
      162 reviews
      Burgundy signals magnificence. It appeals to our inner regality, stirring us to reclaim our best selves. In this spirit we invite you to experience more than an “Escape”. This is a path to enriching yourself while giving back to local communities. This is a chance to ground yourself in a graceful adventure and, through it, discover universal roots.


      I had a marvelous time! Wafa is a great trip curator who knows Jamaica like the back of her hand. There was lots of opportunity to enjoy nature, accompanied with extensive hikes, walks, and swimming outdoors, which made for a trip that was equal parts fun, healthy, and rejuvenating! There was also excellent food with the chance to enjoy local delights like jerk chicken, curry goat, patties, and tropical fruits. However, the best part of the trip was having the opportunity to meet new people and form meaningful bonds over laughs and deep conversations over the course of the week. I’m already thinking of my next trip with Burgundy Roots!
      By Lara K for Blue Mountain Bliss Jamaica Tour on Feb 29, 2024
      My trip to Jamaica will be one I will never forget. Wafa's warm and inviting aura brought the whole group together making the trip even more special. We explored the countries beauty and culture while interacting with locals and immersing ourselves in the gems the country had to offer. Can't wait for my next trip with burgendy roots and a huge thankyou to Wafa for the positive experience!
      By Hajira R for Blue Mountain Bliss Jamaica Tour on Feb 29, 2024
      From start to finish our trip was amazing. Wafa was so caring the entire time and she made sure that if anything came up she could get us to the right people. The locations that were picked up were out of this world and the people on the trip were also amazing! I am looking forward to my next trip through Burgundy Roots. ❤️
      By Newzaira K for Burgundy Roots Presents: Umrah Homecoming on Feb 03, 2024
      There’s not enough words to describe the beautiful Umrah Homecoming experience, that would truly echo the joy in the heart. Firstly, anyone reading this should know that this was my third BR retreat (I have previously went to Jamaica and Egypt - two other highly recommended experiences). The Umrah Homecoming was the first trip my husband and I planned when we got married last year, because we wanted to start our journey off together with our deen and he had heard me rave so much about Wafa and Burgundy Roots that he also trusted this was the best way to go to Umrah. And aH it totally was for both of us. From performing group umrah, being guided by the light that is Mustafa Briggs with daily classes, to a curated itinerary that was a solid mix of enriching, entertaining and chill, and choosing the best locations for group meals and hotels, to an amazing group of humans from all over the globe who have become lifetime friends, I’m so grateful we went on THIS trip. Highly recommend for anyone who is looking to feel more connected not only to their deen, but also to wanting to be more educated and empowered about the history and blessings of umrah, and have a great time in other parts of Saudi. Wafa and her team pride their retreats on excellence in all things, and this is the third time I’ve been a witness to this truth personally. We had the best tour guides who each gave us a different experience of our Islamic heritage and Saudi culture. 11/10 recommend for anyone seeking to feel closer to their deen, connect with other likeminded Muslims and have an experience of a lifetime!! We are currently in conversation of what our next BR trip will be! ♥️
      By Maira M for Burgundy Roots Presents: Umrah Homecoming on Feb 02, 2024
      Homecoming Umrah was beautiful and spiritually nourishing. Our Teacher/Sheikh Mustafa Briggs was amazing, accessible and informative. We also enjoyed local tours/instruction by several passionate guides who gave illuminating historical accounts of the destinations we visited. The Burgundy Roots team curated an exceptional experience allowing us to experience the arts and cultural side of Saudi Arabia. Beautiful people and lovely culture and hospitality. The food alone requires a review, we ate well and experienced a range of gastronomic delights that we will all remember for ever. I can say so much more but I will end with saying that I felt safe, was in a peaceful state of mind and location, experienced everything and more that I came for and am thankful for the journey. You will not be disappointed if you choose to take this trip with Burgundy Roots.
      By Sergia A for Burgundy Roots Presents: Umrah Homecoming on Feb 01, 2024
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      I traveled with Wafa to do the Umrah... That was such a good experience. This trip is definitely the best by far. She is so professional and a nice person. I definitely recommend it to everyone who wants an experience that could change their life in a good way, bring more love in their heart, a closer connection with God and the chance to meet extraordinary people.
      By Ibrahima W on 02 Jan, 2023
      I have been on two Burgundy roots trips so far and I must say, the itineraries are very well thought out. Wafa and her team pay attention to every detail and leave no stone unturned to ensure a truly unique, hands-off and stress-free experience for all attendees. You get to visit some hidden gems , spend time in nature, enjoy delicious food with amazing COMPANY and learn more about Islam while you’re at it. Such a beautiful, spiritually uplifting experience! BEST TRIP(S) EVER!
      By Rakiya O on 29 Aug, 2022
      Traveled with Burgundy Roots this summer to Jamaica and it was everything!!!! Wafa and her team were great! All the experiences and people I meet were a whole vibe. If you're thinking about traveling with them just do it, it will be so worth it.
      By Amy S on 10 Aug, 2022
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