The Path to Pleasure: A Self-Care Retreat in Bali

Ubud, Gianyar, Bali, Indonesia

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Black Goddess Collective
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Dec 28, 2023 - Jan 3, 2024
Group size: 10 - 12
The Path to Pleasure: A Self-Care Retreat in Bali
Ubud, Gianyar, Bali, Indonesia

Black Goddess Collective
  • Facebook verified
4 reviews

$NaN
Dec 28, 2023 - Jan 3, 2024
Group size: 10 - 12

About this trip

🌸  Calling all Black Women who want to experience pampering and self-care in Bali. 


🌸  You’re invited to unplug, reconnect with your feminine self, and bond with a new sister circle. 


🌸  Imagine returning home more restored, ready to pursue your deepest desires, and prioritize your pleasure. 

Are you?

🎯 The Workaholic. You define success by your work accomplishments, and now find yourself stuck in a cycle of over working and over committing. 


🎯 The Superwoman. You have 100 balls in the air and feel the need to control everything.


🎯 The Over-Giver. You feel like you're the only one who can take care of everything.


🎯 The Thinker. You can’t turn off your brain. As a result you feel disconnected from your body, can’t relax, and struggle with dropping into sensual, sexual pleasure.


🎯 The Craver. On paper you have it all, yet you still crave more satisfaction,  more spiritual fulfillment and a deeper connection within.


🎯 The Explorer. You want to travel and explore new cultures, foods, and experiences but struggle to find the time or a safe community of like-minded people. 

Then you’re ready…

✨ to show up and allow yourself to be pampered with massages, quiet time in Bali’s picturesque nature, and chef prepared meals that are healthy and delicious.


✨ to learn rituals and tools that will help decrease chronic stress and stressors that come from overwhelm, microaggressions, and just living.


✨ to understand why sensual, sexual vitality is essential for living an enriched life and learn how to access more playfulness in life..


✨ to let go of the brutal strong Black woman syndrome and embrace new ways to express your soft, gentle feminine nature so you can enjoy life more.


✨ to have a unique New Year’s experience so you can make peace with 2023 and powerfully welcome 2024 with more pleasure and flow.


to be free, see Bali’s breathtaking beauty, eat exotic foods, chase waterfalls, and have fun with like-minded Black women. 


 ✨to learn rituals and tools that will help decrease chronic stress and stressors that come from overwhelm, microaggressions, and just living.


✨to understand why sensual, sexual vitality is essential for living an enriched life and learn how to access more playfulness in life.

OUR JOB & PROMISE TO YOU IS:

💟 To support you in carving out space to unplug from life’s demands. 


💟 To create an environment for you recharge your battery, refresh your mind and connect with a sisterhood.


💟 To remind you that self-care isn’t just something nice to do– it’s essential.


💟Help you tap into your sensual, feminine self. 


💟Teach you practical tools so can return home unapologetic &  empowered about your self-care.

YOUR JOB & PROMISE TO US IS:

✅  To pack your bags. 


✅  To relax and let go (knowing that all travel details are taken care of).


✅  To show up & be ready to receive

RETREAT OVERVIEW

Your 7 Day Self-Care Pleasure Journey will include: 


🌴DAY 1 - Welcome to Ubud, Bali. Upon landing at the Ngurah Rai International Airport, a driver will pick you up and whisk you away to your gorgeous hotel villa -- just a 45 minute drive from the airport. You will be able to check-in at 2:00pm. Take a few hours to unpack, explore the villa, and unwind. At 6:00 pm, we’ll officially kick-off the retreat with a special Balinese welcome, to be followed by a welcome dinner.


You’ll drift off to sleep in your beautifully appointed, modern room surrounded by a tropical garden and nestled by the sounds of nature lulling you to restful sleep.


🌴DAY 2 - Start your day with Balinese pancakes, mouth watering fresh fruit, juices, and local treats that nourish your belly. The flavors will dance on your tongue and, best of all, you don't have to lift a finger to make a thing. After your satisfying meal, you’ll enjoy a pampering Balinese massage at the hotel. Aaahhh. This is how a Black Goddess deserves to be treated, right?!


As you relax and settle into the fact that you’re actually in Bali (pinch me!), you’ll step into your first Black Goddess Sister Circle. Inside the sacred space, you begin to uncover pathways to blissful living as you redefine the meaning of self care. You’ll be surprised to learn that self-care is not something you buy or do that exists outside of yourself, but rather a way of being in relationship with yourself.


After the first Goddess workshop, spend a majority of your afternoon relaxing, unplugging, and decompressing. It’s the kind of quiet time you don’t get enough of at home.  


Then, towards the evening, it’s shopping time! A driver will escort you to the local Ubud market to explore shops. (Sis, come with an empty bag, because the shopping is that amazing and you’ll find cute dresses, souvenirs, art work, and everything in between).


The rest of the evening is yours to enjoy, meandering through the streets, exploring local shops, finding hidden treasure, and trying out local food and drink. Your villa is minutes away from the heart of the city center, so you and your new sister-friends can play all night. 


🌴DAY 3 - During this week we’ll teach you ways to tap into your divine feminine energy by helping you master the art of receiving and allowing. Today, you’ll put that into practice through a powerful sound healing experience.


In this sound healing session, live instruments wash over you and you’ll naturally drift into a deep meditation and reconnect to a deeper part of yourself. Think about how your favorite song can change your mood. Well, sound healing is a little like that.


We’re so excited to share this one of a kind experience that only exists in Bali. If you're thinking that this is too woo-woo for you, please know that sound healing is a scientifically proven ancient therapeutic and restorative methodology. You’ll get out of your head, into your body, and access deep inner freedom, self-love, and acceptance. At a minimum you’ll walk away feeling less stressed and more relaxed. And if you’re open to going deeper, it’s possible to tap into your spiritual divinity in a more profound way. 


The rest of the day is YOURS to linger in the high vibes. Nap. Rest. Restore. Reconnect to yourself. The point is you get to do WHATEVER YOU WANT TO DO


🌴DAY 4 - It’s NYE. And you’re about to have another once in a lifetime experience. 

This epic day starts with silence and grounding during the Black Goddess Sister Circle. Your journey to awaken and to heal deepens more by going to the sacred healing waters to purify your mind and soul. 


The Hindu believe that these waters have magical properties and local Balinese come here to purify themselves and be blessed by water spouts that feed one large body of freshwater. Bring a bathing suit, sarong and a change of dry clothes as you will participate in a sacred 3000 year old ritual. You’ll be guided in a purification ceremony symbolizing the release of what no longer serves you and welcome abundance, flow and ease in the year ahead. 


After the sacred water temple, it’s time for lunch followed by a pampering afternoon.  Your Black Goddess Spa Day includes two signature treatments. We don’t want to spoil the surprise, but think of flowers, massages, and body treatments. How’s that for a NYE day activity for a Goddess?


Your magical day will end with our signature Black Goddess Year End Release Method. A powerful process that will help you bring healthy closure to 2023 and invite more pleasure, flow and fun into 2024. Be ready for an exquisite NYE celebration!


🌴DAY 5 - Happy New Year! You’re starting 2024 with a fun, adventure filled day. After a delicious breakfast, you’ll experience the most iconic instagramable parts of Bali’s beautiful rice fields; the infamous Balinese coffee, and so much more. Grab your hat, sunglasses, and camera. 


Return to your villa and rest from your morning outing. Spend your afternoon reflecting. Maybe you share your intentions with your new sister-friends or relax poolside journaling what you want your new year to look like. Or if you feel a little tired, take a midday guilt-free nap.


In the evening, you’ll head out to a cultural dinner with a local Balinese family, to experience real authentic Balinese culture in a traditional family compound. We’ll hear about the traditions of Bali, the meaning of offerings, learn how to make an offering, enjoy an Indonesian buffet, all followed by traditional dance performances. A perfect ending to a perfect first day of the year!


🌴DAY 6 - This final day is YOURS to explore and enjoy as you wish. What can you do? Wander around the city, do more shopping, explore the countryside, take a  nap, go to the beach, relax poolside, take a Balinese cooking class or a number of other activities that are available to you.


End the last day together, in a sacred ceremony wearing red, for a special farewell dinner. Let’s toast to awakening your Divine Feminine and reclaiming your Black Goddess power.


🌴DAY 7 - You’ll never forget the memories and sisterhood you had this week in Bali. After breakfast you'll check-out by 11am, then depart for the Ngurah Rai International Airport. 


As you say goodbye to this beautiful and rich island nation, you now feel more balanced, more peaceful, calmer and more powerful, not in an aggressive, masculine way, but rather in a softer, subtler, quieter way. 


After this retreat you’ll follow your intuition and take inspired action this coming year. That will lead you to experience more love, beauty, abundance than you had before. 


You’ll always remember the way you felt during your meditation times, at yoga practices, during your sound healing and under the healing waters. You felt restored, whole and balanced, and take those feelings back home with you. Now, you also have tools to support your new way of being.  You’re unapologetic about self-care and pleasure being your top priorities.

WHAT’S INCLUDED:


  • 7 days, 6 nights at an exquisite boutique Hotel Villa in Ubud. Accommodation is in a spacious shared room with one other person. Only 10 spaces available. We also have a small number of single rooms (subject to availability)
  • Ground Transportation To/From DPS Ngurah Rai International Airport (Arrive DPS by 2pm Thursday, Dec 28, 2023; Depart DPS by 11 am Wednesday, Jan 3, 2024)
  • Gourmet Healthy Vegetarian Meals (all breakfasts, lunches, dinners and, yes, meat is available for additional price)
  • New Year’s Eve Celebration (Wonderful Dinner & Special Ceremony)
  • Black Goddess Circles on self-care, sensuality, sexuality, & femininity
  • Black Goddess Spa Day including two signature treatments
  • One 60-minute Massage at Hotel Upon Arrival
  • Daily Sacred Movement
  • Yoga Nidra Relaxation Sessions
  • Sound Healing Session
  • Ubud Marketplace Shopping Excursion
  • Journey to Sacred Waters Healing Experience
  • Coffee Experience (You must try Monkey Coffee, the world's most exclusive and expensive coffee!)
  • Local Cultural Dinner
  • Black Goddess Closing Ceremony 
  • Lots of free time to explore, go to the beach, shop, enjoy an authentic cooking class

WILL YOU TELL ME WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED?


  • Your airfare to and from DPS International Airport
  • Required travel insurance
  • Other non-included items such as additional spa treatments, excess baggage charges, alcoholic beverages, personal items, and souvenir shopping
  • Any other expense not listed in inclusions
  • Additional excursions
  • Unfortunately the hotel cannot accommodate requests to arrive early or stay late, so you’ll need to book separate hotel arrangements outside of retreat dates. 

MISC:

  • Initial Deposits are non-refundable
  • We reserve the right to cancel retreat if we do not meet minimum number of participants
  • Itinerary is subject to change to an equivalent activity or experience

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

HOW DO I SIGN UP? 

Click the Book Now button below and it will take you to the registration page. Payment plans are available. From there, you can make your payment and you'll be all set!


JUST SO I'M CLEAR, THIS ISN'T A TYPICAL VACATION, RIGHT?

Exactly, it’s a retreat, which in some ways, it’s like a vacation, except that instead of the focus being on the outside of you, the focus is on the inside.  The retreat is space for you to UNPLUG and make time for your healing and restoration.


On a transformational journey, you will do some vacation stuff, but the real experience is all about the inner you. Sure, we will tour sites and enjoy the beaches, the food and culture of the people, but all of that is the backdrop to the main event, which is you.  A retreat is your opportunity to check-in with yourself, create yourself and love and nurture yourself for an uninterrupted length of time.  And because you have us helping and supporting you on your journey, you can sit back, relax and enjoy the ride. 


OKAY, SO WHAT AM I REALLY COMMITTING TO HERE? 

  1. To unplug - This is a totally immersive experience and to receive the full benefit you have to commit to unplugging. During retreat we strongly encourage you to disrupt the mindless habit of scrolling and having your phone in hand all the time. Having time away is a chance to practice a new way of being that you can take it home with you. This retreat is an invitation to unplug from your phone, unplug from social media, and simply be present in each moment. You’ll thank us after a week of disconnecting.
  2. To reconnect with yourself and do the healing work - This is not the trip where you come to be cute. It’s about transforming your life and soul. So don’t worry about having cute hair, cute clothes, and full on make-up. Instead come for your healing and restoration. Be okay to ugly cry, get your hair wet and be perfectly imperfect. This is your opportunity to be yourself, be vulnerable, be natural and be free with a loving group of other Black women who are all doing the same thing. 
  3. To take pictures with the heart - And about dem pictures. Of course, we want you to enjoy yourself, take some pics, and capture Bali’s lush beauty, however, please be mindful of others' privacy and trust that having less pictures will not diminish your experience. There will be specific times to take pictures and be on your phone. We are encouraging you to take mental pictures; feel the experiences with your body and senses and pictures with your heart. This is another way to be more present in the moment. A gift that will serve you when you return home.  

I LIKE TO SPEND NEW YEAR’S WITH MY FAMILY. CAN I BRING MY FAMILY?

No, because this retreat is for YOU. We know the sacrifices you make for your family, but now it’s time for them to support you. So say yes to yourself and give yourself permission to prioritize your self-care without apology.  


DO I NEED A PASSPORT?

Yes, a passport is required. You must have a passport that isn’t expiring within 6 months of retreat.


DO I NEED VACCINES?

Vaccinations for Indonesia are not mandatory but strongly encouraged; please look at CDC recommendations. Regarding Covid vaccines and tests, we will advise you (based on country requirements) closer to retreat departure. 


HOW DO I GET THERE?

You will fly to Indonesia. Use DPS airport code for Bali Ngurah Rai International Airport, also known as Denpasar International Airport. Once you arrive, a driver will meet you and escort you to your villa.


WHEN IS CHECK-IN/OUT TIME?

>> CHECK IN

The retreat begins on Thursday, December 28, 2023 at 6:00 PM. Check-in begins at 2:00 PM. Expect a 45 minute drive from DPS Airport and you should plan to arrive in Bali (ideally) no later than 2:00 PM. 


>> CHECK OUT

The retreat ends on Wednesday, January 3, 2024. Check out is at 11:00 AM. 12 noon. Please add 3 hours before your flight departure; this accounts for the 45 minute drive to DPS Airport as well as arriving at the airport two and a half hours before your flight home.


EARLY CHECK-IN/ LATE CHECK-OUT

Unfortunately the retreat center cannot accommodate requests to arrive early or stay late, so you’ll need to book separate hotel accommodations outside of retreat dates.


WHAT ABOUT THE FOOD AND DRINK, ARE THEY SAFE TO CONSUME?

Yes, food is safe. We will be dining at either the resort or established restaurants. The tap water in Bali isn't recommended for drinking, so avoid it and stick to sealed bottled water. Also, just in case, pack some tummy aids. If you have ever been to Mexico or any developing country, you know what we mean. Things happen, of course, but you should be fine.


WHAT SHOULD I PACK AND WEAR?

Bali is HOT so pack cool clothing. Casual and comfortable (yoga pants, summer dress, sandals). But leave space in your suitcase because you’ll find lots of cute dresses in Bali. 


WILL I NEED TO EXCHANGE MONEY?

Rupiahs are used in Bali and are available at banks and currency exchange centers upon arrival in Bali. Credit cards are accepted at most hotels, restaurants, and stores. Most transactions are completed in rupiahs and a surcharge frequently is added for credit card payments, so check with your credit card company.


HOW MUCH MONEY SHOULD I BRING?

With an all inclusive retreat everything is included. However some things to keep in mind are: 

  • Daily cash for tips (10-15% gratuity).
  • Shopping for souvenirs.
  • Additional excursions during your free time.
  • Money for meals not included in the package. Credit cards are accepted at most restaurants and stores.

There are money exchanges at the airport and at local ATM’s. You can go to https://www.xe.com/currencyconverter to see current money exchange rates.

CANCELLATION POLICY AND INSURANCE

GUEST CANCELLATION POLICY

It is your responsibility to read and understand our cancellation policy before making a reservation. If you cancel your trip, Black Goddess Collective does not offer refunds for any reason.  All deposits are non-refundable and will not be returned. 


RETREAT CANCELLATION POLICY

If Black Goddess Collective must cancel a booked retreat date for any reason, you may transfer your full retreat payment to another retreat, or you may request a FULL refund of your payment to us, constituting a full settlement.


If we reschedule a retreat for a future date, your retreat payment will automatically be transferred to the new date. If you are unable to attend the new retreat, your payments will be refunded.  Depending on the retreat center’s policy, Black Goddess Collective may have the discretion to return the initial deposit.


Black Goddess Collective is not responsible for your expenses incurred in preparation for any canceled retreat, such as airline tickets, loss of work, and/or other costs associated with preparing for your trip.


TRAVEL AND CANCELLATION INSURANCE

Naturally, no one books with the intention of canceling or postponing their retreat, but unexpected things do happen, so that is why travel cancellation insurance is required once a deposit is made.Please be sure that your insurance policy covers you for all relevant activities you will be engaging upon on your retreat. 


You can go to: http://bit.ly/get-travel-insurance-quote or the insurance of your choice. Depending on the policy and conditions, travel cancellation insurance will pay for some or all cancellation fees. With most agencies, insurance must be purchased within 14 days of making your reservation. 

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I HAVE OTHER QUESTIONS. WHO CAN I SPEAK TO?

Feel free to email us at blackgoddesscollective@gmail.com, and we can jump on a quick call to answer any questions you may have. 


OK I’M READY TO SIGN UP!

Click the Book Now button below and it will take you to the registration page. Payment plans are available. From there, you can make your payment and you'll be all set!

Available Packages

EARLY BIRD-Payment Plan (Double)
Available until February 28, 20235 left

Early Bird (Double Occupancy) until Feb 28 - $3300.

Price increases to $3600 after February 28. 


$3,300
Deposit: $500
EARLY BIRD-Payment Plan (Single)
Available until February 28, 2023Sold Out

Early Bird (Single Occupancy) until Feb 28 - $3675 

Price increases to  $3975  after February 28.  

$3,675
Deposit: $500


Itinerary

DAY 1
WELCOME TO BALI

🌴DAY 1 - Welcome to Ubud, Bali. Upon landing at the Ngurah Rai International Airport, a driver will pick you up and whisk you away to your gorgeous hotel villa, just a 45 minute drive from the airport. You will be able to check-in at 2:00pm. Take a few hours to unpack, explore the villa, and unwind. At 6:00 pm, we’ll officially kick-off the retreat with a special Balinese welcome, to be followed by a welcome dinner.


You’ll drift off to sleep in your beautifully appointed, modern room surrounded by a tropical garden and nestled by the sounds of nature lulling you to restful sleep.

Your Organizer


BG
Black Goddess Collective
4 reviews
We’re Tosh and Regine, creators of The Black Goddess Collective © and together we're on a mission to help Black women unlock the power of pleasure. We host retreats and courses focused on sacred sexuality and spirituality. You'll walk away with tools to live a life that’s DRIPPING with pleasure, joy, and freedom. Our hope is that you become unapologetic about what you really want and live your best life from that truth.

Reviews

This was a great trip. Regine and Tosh were great host with great content to help us to go deep within ourselves and let go of stuff that no longer serves us, mental and physical. The food was fresh and wholesome. Every session was elevated. I learned so many tips to add to my tool belt. Lodging, Weather, Food, Atmosphere, other attendees were in perfect harmony. Thanks for this opportunity to elevate. Dr. PF
By Perdita F for Black Goddess Spring Retreat: Declutter & Reset Your Mind, Body,& Soul on 29 Apr, 2022
This is my second Black Goddess Retreat with Tosh & Regine and I’ll be forever grateful for the tools, the lessons, the affirmations and the long lasting sisterhood I’ve been blessed with. If you’re needing to recharge and take back what life has zapped from you, The Black Goddess Retreat is for you. Now that I’m home, I’m confident in knowing I can continue the work I’ve started. Thank you, Tosh & Regine for providing a safe space for me to download and recharge so I can be the best ME!!!
By Rosalind D for Black Goddess Spring Retreat: Declutter & Reset Your Mind, Body,& Soul on 26 Apr, 2022
I cannot thank Regine and Tosh enough for this UNBELIEVABLE experience. To say that the Black Goddess retreat far exceeded my expectations would be an understatement. The retreat was absolutely TRANSFORMATIONAL. Regine and Tosh have the amazing ability to create a sacred space and community in a short period of time that allows for reflection, revelation and rejuvenation all at once. I explored parts of myself that I had suppressed for an extremely long time that were blocking me from healing and moving closer to the life I truly want, need and desire. To be able to unearth these blocks and learn and practice strategies to work through them have increased my peace quotient and made room for true healing. I feel blessed for this experience of release through community, love, tears and laughter. And to do all of this in a beautiful locale, just steps away from the beach (my absolute happy place), was just the experience I needed for renewal. Thank you, thank you, thank you. I look forward to our next adventure together! Always grateful, Chandra
By Chandra J for Black Goddess Feminine Power New Years Retreat-SOLD OUT on 18 Jan, 2022
Exceptional!!!!! This retreat offers a practical and useful manageable tips to apply through personal transformation while easing into a more fulfill and enrich life! Bravo to Regine for her leadership, compassion and poise. I gained a community of like-minded women while on this spiritual cleansing retreat (Temescal) in Puerta Morelos, Mexico. The goal of this retreat: to lead transformations and empowerment through acceptance. Regine and Tosh created a safe space to be real and raw. Team building activities were curated with respect and compassion. I am forever grateful to my sister Chandra for choosing me to embarked on this life changing journey. I highly recommend this retreat for every black woman who is ready to seize full control of their happiness and strives to live a complete and fulfilled life.
By Iris A for Black Goddess Feminine Power New Years Retreat-SOLD OUT on 05 Jan, 2022