Close your eyes.
Experience the sensation of time standing still.
Rise and connect with the light of the sun.
Stretch your body as the waves crash against your feet.
Indulge in locally-sourced breakfasts, lunches, and dinners.
Unwind in a hammock for siesta.
Splash in the waves of the turquoise sea.
Soak up stunning sunsets.
Enjoy a delectable dinner in the company of good vibes.
Fall asleep to the sound of the ocean or talk into the late hours under the starry skies.
Repeat five times.
You are the healer and the healed! This is not a coincidence.
Be prepared to reconnect and rediscover the place of wisdom and power within you. Release the burdens and heaviness of that which no longer serves you. Renew your energy, reclaim your power and be inspired to find the path to your highest purpose. Like magic, miracles will begin to appear. Blessings will reveal themselves. Opportunities will show up. Everything that you have done and everything that you are meant to do comes together in perfect harmony with who you are.
Join us for six days of awe-inspiring and jaw-dropping peace and relaxation.
* Realign your spirit with your body through yoga with the renowned Sokhna Mabin.
* Use elements of mindfulness and storytelling to access your sense of personal purpose, power, and vision for well-being and joy with Marinieves Alba.
* Our intuition reminds us to slow down, listen, and pay attention to the messages and signs that our bodies are continuously delivering about which spiritual foods are best for us in any given moment. Relearn how to pay intuitive attention to what your mind, body and spirit's needs are with Chef and Life Coach, Nadege Fleurimond.
* Have you always wondered which spiritual gifts you may carry? And if so, what exactly are you supposed to do with them? Uncover this and much more with Psychic, Healer and Spiritual Teacher ZYA.
Or just use the time to swim in Jamaica's waterfalls, paddle along the Rio Grande river or plunge into the turquoise ocean.
By the end of this retreat, through yoga, mindfulness practices, nutritional planning, self-reflection and experiential challenges, you will have concrete techniques that you can use at home, in your office, in the car, or wherever you find yourself--- to help you create more inner balance, improving both your inner and outer landscape, and propelling you forward to close 2018 on an amazing note.
This will be an experience that you will never, EVER forget!
Bel Esprit's Sol Goddess Retreat is a powerful mid-year program offered in environments which are naturally conducive to the work of letting go of our past, true healing and restoration, and ultimately, the manifestation our dreams.
Marinieves Alba is a Reiki master, trainer, facilitator, and coach committed to strengthening and restoring community through initiatives which nurture individual human potential, restore connections, and promote dignity, justice, beauty, and love for all people. She has spent close to 20 years leading initiatives which promote community wellness, creativity, and sustainable change for individual clients and communities seeking holistic transformation rooted in love, wellness, and interdependence. She has led retreats and personal wellness workshops for women, youth, parents, and caregivers, designed to promote sustainable self-care, self-realization, and purposeful connections, since 1998.
Marinieves holds degrees from Wesleyan University and NYU-Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, an Executive Education Certificate from the Fordham University Gabelli School of Business, and a Graduate Certificate from the International Institute for Restorative Practices (IIRP), where she is also a licensed trainer of restorative practices. She is currently completing her certification as an Integrative Wellness Coach, and is a nationally licensed trainer of Ellen Galinsky's internationally renowned Mind In the Making and Seven Essential Life Skills curriculum for the Families & Work Institute. Marinieves is a mother, writer, and servant leader rooted in traditions and healing practices passed down from her family and spiritual teachers in the Yoruba-Lucumi tradition. Her work as a public speaker, arts curator, and activist has taken her around the world, and supported her growth as a connector and champion of possibility.
Nadege Fleurimond is a chef and business strategist living in New York City. A 15-year entrepreneur and published author, Nadege holds a political science degree from Columbia University. Nadege runs several successful businesses, most notably Fleurimond Catering, an off-premise catering firm servicing mid to high-level clients in NYC. A recipient of the U.S. Department of State Culinary Grant, Nadege has catered at the White House, appeared on the Food Network show Chopped and has received numerous food writing fellowships.
Through her own quest for self discovery, Nadege has learned and wants to reinforce that who you are is not tied to a job title. Your true self will manifest no matter where you are placed. She encourages a life of passion and purpose.
Nadege also helps entrepreneurs develop and implement the systems and strategies they need to succeed. Nadege provides coaching and business development services in a down-to-earth manner. She provides her clients with the guidance, accountability, and strategic plans needed for them to utilize their passions to create financially thriving businesses they love. The result being that they uplift their communities and their families all while nourishing their bodies through enriching food that keeps them nourished, grounded and empowered.
Sokhna Heathyre Mabin
Sokhna Heathyre Mabin is a Solo Mama of 2 vivacious cubs, a Certified Herbalist, a seasoned Full Spectrum Doula, a Perinatal Counselor, and an experienced Hatha and Kundalini Yoga teacher of almost 30 years. She is the founder of MamaSutra Loving Arts, a woman~centered wellness practice that merges fertility, creativity and sexuality as the foundation of wholeness. Sokhna has taught 6 prenatal yoga trainings and several intensive modules to date and leads an annual "Svadhyaha" ~ a yearlong guided self study group for women. Yoga and herbs have been the guardians of her wellness ` maintaining harmony between the mental, physical, emotional and sexual health over the phases of her life.
Sokhna's training stems back to her degrees in Psychology (University of Michigan) and Education (Western Michigan University) and extends into artistic expression as a touring vocalist and dancer. She has performed internationally from NYC to the renowned The Sydney Opera House. Indeed ~ fertility and creativity are of the same essence. In 2014, Sokhna relocated from Brooklyn to Kalamazoo, Michigan to care for her brother. At present, Sokhna is the lead doula at Healthy Babies Healthy Start in Michigan and has created a program to train women of color as doulas to heal the tragically high mortality rate of black infants. Her next birth is to complete a book of her memoirs and discoveries of being a doula over 13 years.
A few moons ago (2002 to be exact) and a year after graduating from The Fashion Institute of Technology in NYC, ZYA launched a company called Styleaholics Productions and went on to create the ground-breaking concept of Shopping Parties with a well-attended event in NYC called The Closet. The Closet was her solution to helping indie fashion designers showcase their goods, find clients, and get press. This was way before the days of ETSY, when “indie” only referred to underground bands. The success of this event helped to launch her career as a sought-after fashionista vlogger and led to the subsequent launch of her own web TV series called The In List.
ZYA became a bit of a media darling, interviewing a range of celebrities in fashion and music— Diane Von Furtsenberg, Diddy, Iman, Tommy Hilfiger, and more—for The In List. More success followed, with an abundance of press features, such as MTV, BET, Rachel Ray, Essence Magazine, TRACE, Paper Magazine, style.com, and more. She even landed blogging and Social Media gigs (with the help of some well-connected friends) with high-profile organizations/brands/media outlets like L’Oreal, Bluefly, and NPR. And this was all pretty dandy until she ran out of steam (and interest in the fashion industry), not to mention the production money necessary to continue producing her show. And so began several years of quiet, and frankly subconscious, soul searching, until the Summer of 2013, when she was forced by a ghost to honor her spiritual gifts.
It wasn’t until she'd spent almost two years traveling through, and finally relocating to, Southeast Asia and lost a pretty cushy freelance gig that she decided to honor and turn to her spiritual gifts professionally. Because, frankly, she needed income and had finally let go of her past life as a “fashion blogger” and her fear of being judged for sharing her gifts with the world.
It only took two years after her initial psychic development training, plus thirty-odd years of “ignoring” her gifts. Now, with the launch of Zya.Global, she gets to combine her love of travel, metaphysics, and technology as she travels around the world, honing her spiritual gifts and enjoying local art and culture while providing various metaphysical and energy healing services to her clients.
Deposits are non-refundable. If you cancel your booking more than 30 days prior to departure, the penalty is 50% of the trip price. Within 30 days of departure, the penalty is 100%.
Airport & Ground Transportation
You will fly into Norman Manley International Airport (KIN) in Kingston, Jamaica.
Details about ground transportation to the villa will be made available closer to our departure date.
A passport book is required for entry into Jamaica. Please make sure that your passport is valid for at least six (6) months beyond our trip end date.
Cell Phone Service
Contact your carrier to ensure that you will have access to service while in Jamaica, or alter your plan for a better rate for service while in Jamaica. Depending on your carrier, service may not be reliable.
Your deposit is due by April 27, 2018.
If you have not paid in full, the balance is due by May 25, 2018.
An open mind
Sunscreen / Sun block
Personal toiletries and medications
Vitamins / Supplements
Yoga mat and/or mat towel
Swimsuit, beach towel and anything else you want for swimming/beach activities
There is an abundance of excursions that you may want to explore in your spare time: jungle hikes, tours of the blue lagoon, wonderful eateries, spa treatments, boating, scuba diving, etc. You will need extra money for these activities
Not only will you be honoring your mind, body and spirit with much-needed love and attention, but you will be giving to others as well. All proceeds from the Sol Goddess Retreat will go towards the Bel Esprit Cultural Institute’s programs such as Operation HOPE which provides children with the tools needed to see past their circumstances and hold fast to their dreams.
We will also surprise a sister/mother/friend with an all-expenses paid trip retreat experience. Who in your community of family, friends or colleagues can use six days of rejuvenation on the amazing island that is Jamaica? Please send your recommendations to email@example.com with a description of this Goddess.