Sol Goddess Retreat: Heal Thyself

Port Antonio, Jamaica

Bel Esprit Cultural Institute
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Jun 28 - Jul 3, 2018
Group size: 7 - 12
Sol Goddess Retreat: Heal Thyself
Port Antonio, Jamaica

Bel Esprit Cultural Institute
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Deposit: $500
Jun 28 - Jul 3, 2018
Group size: 7 - 12

About this trip

Slow down. 

Close your eyes. 

Breathe deeply.  

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.  

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

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

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. 

Cancellation Policy

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%.

Important Details

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.  

Passport Required

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

What to Bring

An open mind

Mosquito repellent

Sunscreen / Sun block

Personal toiletries and medications

Vitamins / Supplements


Yoga mat and/or mat towel 

Yoga clothes

Swimsuit, beach towel and anything else you want for swimming/beach activities

Walking shoes

Water bottle

Outside 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

Nothing is more powerful than giving

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 with a description of this Goddess.

What’s included

  • Accommodation
    Private beachfront villa
  • Meals
    Fresh, nourishing and in-season (Dinner only on the first night; and breakfast only on the last morning)
  • Incredible Community
  • Hatha Yoga
    Gentle introduction to yoga. A great way to work out kinks in the body, get grounded and calm. You will leave class feeling longer, looser, and more relaxed.
  • Kundalini Yoga
    Awaken the energy of consciousness. Kundalini sheds light on our self-imposed limitations, and invites us to think out of the box and develop our intuitive mind.
  • Live Well Workshops
  • Full Moon Ceremony
    To build, you must first make room for what is to come! What limiting beliefs do you want to be free from? What no longer serves you?
  • Group Excursion
    Tour of the ancient ruins
  • Three Cooking Workshops
    Cooking as a spiritual practice: Food heals! We connect over food, we share experiences through food, and we develop community over food.
  • Vision board
    Revisit your 2018 goals. Enjoy an evening of self discovery; creating, manifesting and letting go with our vision board workshop.
  • Daydreaming
    Endless sunrises and sunsets
  • Star Gazing
  • Time to rest
  • Time to reflect
  • Roundtrip Airfare
    Roundtrip airfare to and from Kingston is not incuded
  • Travel Insurance
    Travel Insurance is not included
  • Optional Excursions
    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.
  • Alcoholic Beverages

Available Packages

6 days / 5 nights - (Shared room)
Available until May 31, 2018Sold Out

This room is ideal for two friends.

Deposit: $500
6 days / 5 nights - (Single room)
Available until May 31, 2018only 2 left

Ideal for the solo traveler

Deposit: $500
Deposit: $500

6 days / 5 nights - (Shared room)
Past Trip


Daily Yoga
Rise and stretch with Sokhna Mabin

Rise by the light of the sun as the waves crash against your feet. 

This special journey through the Chakras will re-balance you, release energetic and emotional blocks and basically all that is not really you.

No more doubt, no more fear, nothing to stand in the way of you manifesting the life that you want and deserve.

Your Organizer

Bel Esprit Cultural Institute
The Bel Esprit Cultural Institute is a 501(c)(3) created to provide individuals, families and organizations with travel experiences that delve into the depths of the soul--- combining the thrill and adventure of travel with sustainable local projects that engage with communities on THEIR terms.