The Black Man's Self Mastery Retreat

Puerto Morelos, Quintana Roo, Mexico

SM
Feb 15 - 19, 2024
Group size: 8 - 14
The Black Man's Self Mastery Retreat
Puerto Morelos, Quintana Roo, Mexico


Feb 15 - 19, 2024
Group size: 8 - 14

About this trip

Self Mastery Retreats International is proud to present a transformative experience specifically designed BY Black Men, FOR Black Men. This immersive retreat offers a unique opportunity for Black Men to forge deep bonds, enhance their personal growth, and empower themselves to create positive change in their lives, families, and communities. 


For 5 days in the sacred surroundings of Puerto Morelos, Mexico, a select group of powerful Black Men will embark on a journey of self-discovery, creating a safe and supportive space to share their experience and build a strong sense of community.

 

Recognizing the challenges of racism and systemic barriers that Black Men face in achieving their goals, supporting their families, maintaining employment, and building businesses. This retreat aims to replenish their energy and provide them with valuable tools to manifest their dreams. Participants will engage in transformative activities, gain new insights, and develop strategies to overcome obstacles.


This retreat is an opportunity to make an investment in your life, family, and generations to come.  Register now to participate in this dynamic global experience.

  • Learn the Seven Keys to Self Mastery to co-create the life you desire
  • Rest and relax in the calming Caribbean Sea and tropical Mayan jungle
  • Decompress from the stress of the daily grind and replenish your energy
  • Connect with and build a supportive global network
  • Participate in traditional healing practices 
  • Return home feeling energized and inspired 

Self Mastery Retreats International

Welcome to Self Mastery Retreats International, where we are dedicated to empowering men to unlock their full potential. Our mission is to create transformative international retreat experiences that equip individuals with the essential tools and strategies for self-mastery.


We believe every man has the innate ability to achieve greatness. Our carefully curated retreats are designed to provide a nurturing environment for personal growth, allowing participants to tap into their inner strengths and capabilities. Our expert facilitators guide participants through transformative workshops, coaching sessions, and immersive experiences that facilitate deep self-reflection.


Join us at Self Mastery Retreats International and embark on a life-changing journey. Together, we will pave the way for personal transformation and help you reach new heights of Self-Mastery.

Convenors

Omar Buckner 


Omar, a skilled trainer and coalition builder, brings over three decades of expertise in youth, organization, and community development. He is deeply dedicated to the transformative power of the circle process and firmly believes in the collective wisdom of groups. 


His portfolio encompasses the design, development, and facilitation of various types of circles, including Community Building, Recovery, and Solidarity Circles. 


Currently based in Mexico's Riviera Maya, Omar has spent the past two and a half years immersing himself in the vibrant cultures of Black and Indigenous communities across Latin America and the Caribbean. As a co-creator of two international virtual circle series, his primary focus is to foster broader connections and enhance the capabilities of Black and Brown communities worldwide.


With a passion for building bridges and empowering marginalized communities, Omar brings a wealth of experience and a heartfelt commitment to his transformative work in circle facilitation and community development.


Gerald Hassell, Psy. D. 

   

Dr. Gerald Hassell is a highly dedicated individual who excels in various domains, including fatherhood, entrepreneurship, authorship, and the practice of self-mastery. He holds a doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Wright State University and has expertise in human behavior. Over the course of the past twenty-five years, Dr. Hassell has made a remarkable and lasting impact on the lives of numerous generations of Black Men and their families. His approach to mental health, rooted in spirituality, has resonated profoundly with those he has served.


Dr. Hassell's contributions extend beyond his therapeutic work. He has authored two influential books that have become invaluable resources for personal growth and empowerment. "The Impact of Father Absence on African American Boys" sheds light on the critical role of fathers in the lives of their children. Additionally, "The Seven Keys to Self Mastery" provides readers with transformative insights and practical guidance on unlocking their full potential.


Through his unwavering commitment, Dr. Hassell continues to uplift and inspire individuals, empowering them to embark on a journey of self-discovery and self-mastery. His work serves as a guiding light for those seeking personal growth, helping them embrace their inherent capabilities and chart a course towards fulfillment. Driven by his passion and dedication, Dr. Gerald Hassell represents a beacon of inspiration, instilling hope and igniting positive change in the lives of those he touches.

About Puerto Morleos

Named after the Afro-Mexican Independence leader, José María Morelos. Puerto Morelos is a charming and authentic beach town and quaint fishing village. With warm and welcoming locals, Puerto Morelos offers off-the-radar beach destinations that are just as beautiful as the more extensive resort town beaches. 


Puerto Morelos remains an undiscovered hidden gem only 30 minutes north of Playa del Carmen and 15 minutes South of the Cancun Airport. This lesser-known fishing village is praised for its beautiful beach and coral reef. You’ll love the casual coastal feel of Puerto Morelos.


Puerto Morelos is widely considered a safe town like most of the Yucatan Peninsula. Most visitors to this chill beach town say they feel safe at any time of the day or night.

What’s included

  • Accommodations
    5 days and 4 nights nestled in the magical Riviera Mayan jungle. Each house comes complete with its private bathroom/shower and is equipped with everything to make your stay more tranquil.
  • Airport Transfer
    Round trip to and from the Cancun International Airport. Van schedule includes 2 pickup and 2 drop off times. There may be a short wait depending on your arrival/departure time.
  • Local Transportaion
    Private shuttle for planned trips to and from Puerto Morelos.
  • Meals
    Delicious and nutritious breakfast, lunch, dinner and drinks will be served daily.
  • Self Mastery Workshops
    Designed to provide participants with a conceptual framework that empowers them to perceive, process, and interpret life experiences from a position of authentic power.
  • Self Mastery Workbook
    A comprehensive guide to developing your daily practice for spiritual gowth.
  • Cenote Excursion
    Experience the beauty of an ancient cenote. Enjoy the crystal clear water of an underground river, breathtaking caves and caverns.
  • Cocao Ceremony
    A local, traditional plant medicine healing experience to elevate your mind, body and soul.
  • Sound Bath
    A powerful meditation to raise your emotional/spiritual vibration, increase mental clarity and strengthen the connection with your higher self.
  • Relaxation Massage
    A 45-minute soothing, gentle treatment to relieve muscular tension, increase circulation and promote a general sense of wellness.
  • T-Shirt
    100% combed cotton with an an uplifting quote that you will be proud to wear and inspire others

What’s not included

  • Travel Expenses
    Participants are responsible for the cost of travel to and from Cancun.
  • Travel Insurance
    The purchase of travel insurance is strongly encouraged through a trusted company.
  • Alcohol
    If you choose to drink alcohol you can have it at your own expense.

Available Packages

Single Room

Each house is equipped with a private restroom/shower and everything to make your stay more tranquil. Complete with its own private garden where you can relax and spend pleasant moments in the shade of the forest’s ancient trees, colorful flowers, and plants. 





$2,299
Double Occupancy

Each house is equipped with everything to make your stay more tranquil. Complete with a bathroom/shower and garden where you can relax and spend pleasant moments in the shade of the forest’s ancient trees, colorful flowers and plants. A great option if you enjoy company, and/or are on a budget. 

(2 men per house)


$1,799
Father Son

Each house is equipped with everything to make your stay more tranquil. Complete with a bathroom/shower and garden where you can relax and spend pleasant moments in the shade of the forest’s ancient trees, colorful flowers and plants. A great option if you enjoy company, and/or are on a budget. 

(2 men per house)

$799
Deposit: $50
Scholarship Recipient

Each house is equipped with everything to make your stay more tranquil. Complete with a bathroom/shower and garden where you can relax and spend pleasant moments in the shade of the forest’s ancient trees, colorful flowers and plants. A great option if you enjoy company, and/or are on a budget. 

(2 men per house)

$0
Facilitator
$0
Walter Crawford Package

This house is equipped with a private restroom/shower and everything to make your stay more tranquil. Complete with its own private garden where you can relax and spend pleasant moments in the shade of the forest’s ancient trees, colorful flowers, and plants.  

$2,299


Itinerary

Day 1 - February 15th
Welcome & Orientation

Registration & Check-In


Welcome Reception & Taco Bar  


Retreat Overview, Orientation, & Quick Introduction Activity

https://lunita.com.mx/


Tour of Puerto Morelos


Dinner & Dialogue


Your Organizer


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Self Mastery Retreats International
Our mission is to create transformative international retreat experiences that equip individuals with the essential tools and strategies for self mastery. Through our commitment to leading the industry, we provide unparalleled opportunities for self-discovery, empowering participants to unlock their fullest potential. Our aim is to foster immersive journeys that engage individuals in meaningful and lasting transformations, guiding them towards a path of self mastery and fulfillment.