BACK TO OUR ROOTS: 2019 HEALING RETREAT (BENIN, WEST AFRICA)

Cotonou, Benin

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Chef Wilize Maleombho
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Jan 7 - 18, 2019
Group size: 10 - 15
BACK TO OUR ROOTS: 2019 HEALING RETREAT (BENIN, WEST AFRICA)
Cotonou, Benin

Chef Wilize Maleombho
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$2500
Deposit: $390
Jan 7 - 18, 2019
Group size: 10 - 15

About this trip

AWURA'S ANNUAL BACK TO OUR ROOTS HEALING RETREATS ARE INTIMATE JOURNEYS INTO THE WISDOM OF OUR ANCESTRAL AFRICAN CULTURES.

What would it feel like to walk on the same ground as your ancestors? to be surrounded by people who look like you? think like you? understand you? To be immerse in real culture and native traditions? We get it, and get you, because we are you! 


Our  Jan 2019  #BTOR  healing retreat  in beautiful Benin (West Africa) is a retreat that was created for people of the african diaspora who are interested in learning more about their roots. You will be traveling with a group of like minded individuals who just like you want to learn more about  their west African culture and  history. Moreover, we will dwell deeper into the ancestral traditional healing and spiritual practices of Benin. 


                                        What To Expect 

You will feel  EMPOWERED to know the truth of our history, you will feel more GROUNDED and more at  PEACE by RECONNECTING WITH THE SPIRIT OF YOUR ANCESTOR.


During the retreat:
1. We will explore the beauty and sacredness of Benin, West Africa.
2. We will explore and undo the myths surrounding our ancestral African spiritual practices
3. We will release the pain that our ancestors endured during slavery and colonization through various healing rituals.
4. We will learn to create balance and peace in our own lives, through the wisdom of our ancestors.ancestors.


Register today! Retreat catered for people of the African Diaspora. Deadline for payment plans deposit is November 25th, and deadline for full payment ticket purchase is December 15th. For detailed itinerary click here 



                            ****BY PURCHASING A PACKAGE YOU AGREE TO OUR POLICY  BELOW***

                                                                           OUR  POLICY 

Due to the intimate size of this group trip, preparation, and vendor contract, there will be NO REFUNDS issued by neither Awura nor Wilizé Maléombho for the Back to our roots 2019 Benin retreat. By purchasing a package, you have acknowledged and agreed to our NO REFUND POLICY. However,  you may purchase a trip cancellation coverage through a travel insurance agency which ables you to forgo the unnecessary worries around what happens if an emergency occurs and you can’t make your trip. A few good travel insurance agency options are Travelex insurance services, Travelguard.com and Allianz Global assistance.  

***By purchasing this package you have acknowledged and agreed to our  NO REFUND POLICY and our liability agreement***

Available Packages

The Love Package***-For Women of Color
Available until Nov 25, 2018only 2 left

Our most popular package to date, it includes everything that you have available in the Live package except for flight tickets & the 2 complementary massages. 


Package Detail-FOR WOMEN OF COLOR 

 

1. Airport transfers

2. 11 nights Living accommodation, comfortable 5 star residence (Cotonou & Ouidah) 

3. Coach travel around Benin

4. Access passes to The Voodoo Festival 

5. Access passes to touristic tours 

6. Daily morning meditation 

7. Healing workshops & circles 

8. Culinary workshops 

9. Assisting ancestral ritual-meditation rituals base on the 4 element of nature 

10. Nutritious meals (vegan and vegetarian option available)

11. Goodie bags- gifts from all of our sponsors 


Special feature 

***MOST POPULAR PACKAGE ***


$2500
Deposit: $390
The Co-ed Package *** BOTH MEN & WOMEN
Sold Out

Although Awura is a community for women of the diaspora, we made space for our brothers who wouldn't otherwise have the opportunity to discover the healing energy of  Africa through the wisdom of our ancestors. . ***Space is extremely limited***


Package detail -BOTH MEN & WOMEN 

  1. Airport transfers 
  2. 11 nights accommodation comfortable 5 stars residences  (Cotonou & Ouidah) 
  3. Coach travel around Benin
  4. Access passes to The Voodoo Festival 
  5. Access passes to touristic tours 
  6. Access to some workshops 
  7. Assisting  some ancestral rituals-meditation rituals based on he 4 elements of nature
  8. Goodie bags-gifts from all of our sponsors 

Special feature 

***Men & Women welcomed***

$2500
Deposit: $390
The Live Package ***INCLUDES FLIGHTS
Available until Nov 25, 2018only 2 left

Don't want to worry about flight tickets? don't worry we got you! In our live package everything will be taken care of for you, from plane tickets purchases  to  2 complementary massages by specialist, Laurence Sessou + team. 


Package detail-FOR WOMEN OF COLOR 


1. Flights to Benin 

2. Airport transfers (see below for details) 

3. 11 nights accommodation, comfortable 5 star residence (Cotonou & Ouidah) 

4. Coach travel around Benin

5. Access passes to The Voodoo festival 

7.Access passes to touristic tours 

8. Daily morning meditation 

9. Healing workshops & circles 

10. Culinary workshops 

11. Assisting ancestral rituals- meditation rituals based on the 4 element of nature 

12. Nutritious meals ( vegan and vegetarian option available)  

13. 2 complimentary massages from therapist Laurence Sessou 

13. Goodie bags- gifts from all of our sponsors 


Special feature 

**Airfare included + 2 complementary massages***




(flights leaving from Los Angeles or NYC. We Recommend NYC for faster flights to Africa) 



$4500
Deposit: $1700
The Peace Package**ACTIVITIES**
Available until Jan 23, 2019Sold Out

Last but not least, our Peace package was created for people who have already been to Benin or are bi-langual in english and french. 


Package Detail -FOR WOMEN OF COLOR 

  1. Access passes to The Voodoo Festival 
  2. Access passes to touristic tours 
  3.  2 nights accommodation For the Voodoo festival in Ouidah
  4. 2 Morning meditations 
  5. Healing workshops & Circles  
  6. Culinary Workshops 
  7. Snacks  included 
  8. Goodie Bags: gifts from all of our sponsors 

Special feature
***Attend all of the activities***

$980
Deposit: $147
$2500
Deposit: $390

The Love Package***-For Women of Color
Past Trip

Itinerary

Day 1
Welcome

Arrive at Cotonou Benin's international airport  (Airport Cadjehoun) where you will be warmly greeted by our Awura rep that will chauffeur you to your beautiful home. On arrival, there will be a welcome drink reception, followed by icebreaker games and a traditional Benin feast to be served while you make yourself at home. You will also receive your goodie bags from our sponsors. Your home in Benin will be available  to you starting Jan 4th 2019. We welcome and encourage travelers coming from a different time zone to settle in before the 7th in order to rest and  adjust to the new  environment ( PLEASE NOTE***: Although Airport transfers will be available during that time, everything else from your package will apply on January 7th)  


For a more detailed itinerary (including healing circles, meditation, daily activity with times, meals included and more) please visit the site  by clicking www.wilize.com and download the travel catalogue. It also includes answers to frequently asked questions, from what to pack to important  traveling documents.

Your Organizer


CW
Chef Wilize Maleombho
2 reviews
We help amazing millennials women of color, like you, find peace. We help you find balance in your everyday life. We do this by sharing the various tools available for W.O.C in our society and community. We gather healing stories from women of color around the globe as well as host wellness workshop, healing circles and therapeutic retreats to Africa.

Reviews

My experience in Benin was mind blowing. I felt welcome and safe during my stay there. Wilizé made sure everything was taken care of for my time there. The BTOR 2019 healing retreat awakened feelings deep inside of me that I had long forgotten but, needed to remember. I can’t say enough about the long heart felt conversations that Wilizé and the other women shared. The information I learned about Benin, my ancestors and the slave trade was immense. The healing and love I shared with all of the participants will stay with me forever. Thank You Wilizé. 🖤🙏🏽 Jamice Simpson
BACK TO OUR ROOTS healing retreat was an incredible experience rich in emotion. The workshops and socio-cultural and historical tours curated by Wilizé were interactive, enlightening as well as delicious (shout out to Josette the amazing cook and to the culinary experience we had in a nutrition center). The locations chosen for this retreat were beautiful and peaceful and allowed us to really unwind and connect with ourselves. The healing circles which took place very organically were great time to bond and know each participants of the retreat a little bit more! I would definitely recommend this retreat to African women of the diaspora craving to learn more about themselves and another side of African culture which is seldom explored.