Close your eyes.
Join us for seven days of awe-inspiring and jaw-dropping peace and relaxation.
Walk through Cartagena's walled-city streets bursting with bright colors and old-world charm. Taste the delicious foods inspired by African, Spanish and indigenous flavors. Immerse yourself in Colombia's waters and emerge renewed.
This is your chance to reconnect with yourself after an unprecedented year in a safe space, and share the beauty that is you with a community of women.
By the end of this retreat, through yoga, mindfulness practices, reiki, 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 2021 on an amazing note.
"A healer does not heal you.
A healer is someone who holds space for you
while you awaken your inner healer,
so that you may heal yourself."
Bel Esprit's Sol Goddess Retreat is a powerful 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.
Airport & Ground Transportation
You will fly into Rafael Núñez International Airport (CTG) in Cartagena, Colombia. Details about ground transportation to the villa will be made available closer to our departure date.
A passport book is required for entry into Colombia. 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 Colombia, or alter your plan for a better rate for service while you are there. Depending on your carrier, service may not be reliable.
Payment plans are available.
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.
Kafayat Juanita is the descendant of Nigerian and Honduran kings, queens, warriors, fishermen, farmers and healers. A Certified Reiki Practitioner, Kafayat first learned of the ancient Japanese form of energy healing in 2007. A modern day medicine woman, Kafayat works with the Plantcestors to create formulas using recipes passed on to her from her grandmothers, her communities and her intuition. She considers her hands to be sacred anointed instruments created in service to her communities.
Kafayat is the Founder & Executive Director of the Bel Esprit Cultural Institute, and the Founder & Principal of the Sol Goddess Wellness Collective. She is also a seasoned Marketing & Communications professional having worked for organizations such as the the UNDP, the American Cancer Society, the NAACP Legal Defense Fund and ESSENCE Magazine.
A lover of travel, Kafayat has traveled to countries such as Honduras, Haiti, Grenada, the United Arab Emirates, Nigeria, Senegal and Brazil. She is fluent in Spanish and proficient in French, Portuguese and Wolof. She received her B.A. in Psychology and African-American Studies with a minor in Dance from Wesleyan University. She graduated from the Milano School of International Affairs, Management and Urban Policy with an MA in International Affairs & Policy concentrating in Infrastructural Development.
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
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%.
Cartagena de Indias is the undisputed queen of the Caribbean coast, a historic city of preserved beauty lying within an impressive 13km of centuries-old, bright colonial structures.