Radical Reimaginings: A Self Love Retreat

Marrakesh, Morocco

JM
Jaamil Means Beauty
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Nov 27 - Dec 4, 2022
Group size: 6 - 12
Radical Reimaginings: A Self Love Retreat
Marrakesh, Morocco

Jaamil Means Beauty
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Nov 27 - Dec 4, 2022
Group size: 6 - 12

About this trip

One of the best guides to how to be self-loving is to give ourselves the love we are often dreaming about receiving from others.  -bell hooks


Replenish your creative spirit! Through sacred connection to self and community, guided self-love meditation, embodied poetic expression, and writing/reading exercises this self love retreat is ideal for heart-focused creative spirits looking to recenter their vision through movement practice and critical embodiment of self-love and joy. Led by Nigerian-American author and facilitator Jaamil Olawale Kosoko, this retreat will include incredible Moroccan cuisine, a visit to the hammam, a trip to the Sahara desert for a night of dancing, laughter, and fellowship under the stars, and lots of time for rest, recovery, and relaxation! No prior movement experience is needed!


Jaamil Olawale Kosoko, (they/them) of Yoruba and Natchez descent is an award winning artist, poet, and facilitator whose work in embodied poetics and performance has been presented internationally and is rooted in the intergenerational passage of Black feminist knowledge, queer theories of the body, and sacred rituals of intimacy & wellness as a means to craft perpetual modes of freedom, healing, and care where/when/however possible. Their new book, Black Body Amnesia: Poems & Other Speech Acts was released in Feb. 2022.


Jaamil is the recipient of a MacDowell Fellowship, Pew Fellowship in the Arts, Princeton Arts Fellowship, 2019 Red Bull Writing Fellowship, and a 2017 Cave Canem Poetry Fellowship. Their works in poetry, curation, performance and education have taken them all around the world having performed and taught in over 21 countries on 5 continents including Morocco, South Africa, Germany, Finland, Sweden, UK, Norway, Switzerland, Canada, Mexico, Japan, and throughout the Americas.


Learn more at https://linktr.ee/jaamil or on IG @jaamil_means_beauty.

Accommodation

The Mwasi Healing and Restoration Center in Marrakech is our host.  You’ll be transported by the charm of farm to table traditional Moroccan food mixed with global fusions, fresh fruit, infused cocktails, Saharan architecture and decor. 


After 4 nights at the Mwasi Center, we will travel into the dessert for a luxurious glamping experience to enjoy the beauty of the Saharan desert under the stars.

What’s included

  • round trip airfare
    from NYC direct to Casablanca then to Marrakech
  • accommodation
    4 nights at the Mwasi Healing and Restoration Center followed by a luxury camping experience in the Saharan Desert
  • two meals per day
    daily breakfast and dinner provided,
  • daily workshops
    Guided reflective writing, embodied movement and discussion facilitated by Jaamil.
  • guided trips
    including a visit to morrocco's largest traditional marketplace, a traditional spa experience, and more.
  • ground transportation
    Luxury ground transportation is included. Mercedes Vans will transport you to/from the airport and a road trip to Merzouga, Sahara Desert
  • camel ride
  • ATV
    tour the Saharan dessert by ATV available at an additional fee

Itinerary

Day 1
Getting settled in Marrakech

After arriving in Marrakech, local transport will take you to the The Mwasi Creative Community where lunch will be served. Spend the afternoon getting settled and join us for a traditional Moroccan spa experience.

Your Organizer


JM
Jaamil Means Beauty
jaamil olawale kosoko, (they/them) of Yoruba and Natchez descent, is a multi-spirited globally recognized Nigerian American poet, movement artist, and conjurer originally from Detroit, MI. jaamil ’s work in embodied poetics is rooted in the intergenerational passage of Black feminist knowledge, queer theories of the body, and sacred rituals of intimacy & wellness as a means to craft perpetual modes of freedom, healing, & beauty however possible. Their new book, Black Body Amnesia: Poems & Other Speech Acts was released in Feb. 2022.