Close your eyes.
Join us for seven days of awe-inspiring and jaw-dropping peace and relaxation.
Guadeloupe is actually an archipelago made up of five different islands, with two main islands called Grand-Terre and Basse-Terre. If you look closely at a map you’ll see that they actually do resemble a butterfly! Taste the delicious foods inspired by African, Spanish and indigenous flavors. Immerse yourself in Guadeloupe's healing waters and emerge renewed.
This is your chance to reconnect with yourself 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 Guadeloupe Pôle Caraïbes Airport, also known as Pointe-à-Pitre Airport (PTP). Details about ground transportation to the villa will be made available closer to our departure date.
A passport book is required for entry into Guadeloupe. 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 Guadeloupe, or alter your plan for a better rate for service while you are there. Depending on your carrier, service may not be reliable.
$111 OFF of deposits received before May 31, 2021. Payment plans are available.
Nadege Fleurimond is an award winning speaker, author and chef. She has over 18 years experience in the entrepreneurial space building businesses and helping entrepreneurs create impactful businesses fueled by passion and purpose. Nadege utilizes her Haitian culinary background as a guide to pull a world of flavors from Asian, Latin American and African Cuisines to create tasty conversations and events that inspire, motivate and unify. Her catering company, Fleurimond Catering, has catered for companies and institutions such as Anheuser Busch, Columbia University, New York City Hall, BET News, and The Colbert Report, as well as notable individuals such as Vivica A. Fox, and Dr. Mehmet Oz's organization, Healthcorps. Nadege has also catered at the White House.
Nadege is the author of Taste of Life, part cookbook, part memoir, Taste of Life offers readers an opportunity to view their own lives through a culinary lens and appreciate the beauty of food, family, friends, and tasty pleasures. Her second book, Haiti Uncovered, is a culinary travel coffee table cookbook that delves into the Art of Haitian Cuisine. Haiti Uncovered brings the beauty of Haiti into focus through its diverse culinary traditions, thereby offering Haitians and non-Haitians an opportunity to explore and learn. Her third cookbook, Taste of Solitude: A Culinary Journal, sparked out of quarantine during COVID-19, offers the reader an opportunity to see that power remains in each of our hands. Taste of Solitude was released along with her Haiti-inspired embroidered denim apron line.
Nadege graduated with a degree in Political Science from Columbia University and is an avid real estate investor and educator. She is the recipient of the New York Media Alliance’s Ethnic Press Fellowship for 2010, and the 2011 Feet in Two Worlds Food Writers Fellowship from NYC Media. Nadege has appeared on Food Network's Chopped and has received a US Embassy grant to provide Culinary Diplomacy work utilizing the culinary arts as a tool for empowerment, cultural exchange, entrepreneurship, and self esteem.
Sokhna Heathyre Mabin
Sokhna Heathyre Mabin is a Solo Mama of two 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 six 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 for over 13 years.
Kafayat J. Alli-Balogun is the descendant of Nigerian and Honduran kings, queens, warriors, judges, 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 UNDP, the American Cancer Society, the NAACP Legal Defense Fund and ESSENCE Magazine.
A lover of travel, Kafayat has traveled to many countries such as Colombia, Costa Rica, 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 & Economic Policy concentrating in Infrastructural Development.
An open mind
Sunscreen / Sun block
Personal toiletries and medications
Vitamins / Supplements
Yoga mat and/or mat towel
Swimsuit, swim shoes, 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%.
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