THE TRANSFORMATION PLACE: WOMEN'S WELLNESS RETREAT
Calm your mind and stretch your body with yoga set to various hip-hop tracks.
Exercise your mind and receive tips and techniques to better center your inner being and overcome moments of anxiety and stress.
Feel the music and connect with your roots as we move our bodies in sync with African-inspired music and movements using Afro-beats.
Learn some meal prep techniques in conjunction with engaging nutrition education activities.
Explore body image ideas and expand your thinking through group chats that will empower you in your body as well as your mind.
Release tension and stress as you tap into your creative side through crafts that may consist of jewelry making and/or fabric collage crafts.
Reaffirm your goals and self during an uplifting spiritual ceremonial observation.
"Relax, relate, release!" Enjoy self-reflection and self-care moments on the beach!
***As a special treat, participants will also receive a special curated "transformation bag" with goodies and resources to aid you on your journey during and after the retreat.
COSTS-$950 (plus travel)
For this retreat, we require a $300 NON-REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT THAT IS DUE BY August 31, 2021. The deposit will be applied towards your total costs. Thereafter, two separate $325 payments must be made by September 30th, and October 15th.
The $950 fee covers all retreat session activities, lodging, snacks, and some meals.
YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR:
-Securing and paying for your travel to Destin, Florida
-Paying for meals outside of the retreat house
-Any outside retreat activities you decide to indulge in (i.e., spa, massage, etc.)
To register to attend the retreat, click here.
Jian Jones is a wellness expert, educational consultant, and the Mindful Hip-Hop Scholar. Jones serves as an Assistant Professor at one of the leading HBCUs in the country. Jones is a licensed and registered board-certified occupational therapist, a certified exercise physiologist, certified life coach, and a 200-HR certified yoga teacher. Jones has over 15 years of experience within the wellness industry to include:
+15 years as a Wellness Coach
+10 years as an Occupational Therapist
+15 company/ school collaborations as an educational consultant for mindfulness and cultural relevancy
Author of ~15 books, articles, research posters, curriculums, and courses
5 years of experience with community mental and preventive health
+1000 yoga practice hours
+100,000 impressions on Instagram
+1000 wellness and transformation clients
Jones is currently a doctoral candidate for a PhD in Educational Leadership with research interest and experience in mindfulness, culturally relevant teaching, cultural responsiveness, identity, and hip-hop studies for student empowerment. Jones is currently promoting the movement Mindfulness is Hip-Hop; a culturally relevant approach to mindfulness and yoga practice infused with Hip-Hop culture. With a mission to encourage global well-being through use of culturally relevant practices, Jones’ motto is #PressAndFLY, press through your obstacles so that you can fly towards your destiny. To learn more about Jian Jones, visit jianjones.com.
Dr. Jenelle Nicole is a scholar, educator, and artist. She possesses a PhD in Nutrition, an MA in Dietetics, a BS in Health Education, and certifications in health education and life coaching. Dr. Jenelle has over 17 years of experience in the health and wellness arena. Dr. Jenelle has taught over 20 different health and wellness courses, reaching thousands of university students and community members from across the globe. She has created nutrition leadership programs; organized over a dozen community health events; produced a student-led body-image infused documentary; authored over a dozen books, curriculum, and publications; presented at over a hundred local, state, and/or national conferences/events; presented as a TedX speaker on her unique merging of performing arts and nutrition; secured over a quarter of a million dollars in grant funding; received media highlights and awards for her innovative teaching techniques; and expanded her creativity to create and sell over two hundred fabric jewelry pieces and purses. As a tenured Associate Nutrition Professor at one of the top 10 HBCUs in the nation, Dr. Jenelle has committed to teaching, research, and service projects that promote experiential learning, leadership, and the utilization of the performing arts in health pedagogy to reach underserved ethnic communities. To learn more about Dr. Jenelle, visit drjenellenicole.com.
LODGING AND MEALS
To assure an intimate setting that will cultivate connections, the retreat will be held in a large beach house. Each participant will have their own bed (twin, full, or queen bed) in a shared room. Bathrooms will also be shared. Please keep in mind, the only time you will use your bedroom is for sleeping. The weekend will be full of activities, and during our down time, there will be plenty of space and lounging area in and around the multi-story beach house.
Friday: The group will share a catered dinner in a communal setting. Healthy snacks will be available throughout the night. Dinner and snacks on Friday are included in your retreat fee.
Saturday: A continental breakfast will be provided (fruit, oatmeal, etc.), and lunch will consist of a salad bar. Dinner will include an exquisite spread of soul-food made by a private chef in a communal setting. All meals on Saturday are included in your retreat fee.
Sunday: A continental breakfast will be provided (fruit, oatmeal, etc.). For lunch, you are free to visit a local eatery (meal cost NOT included in your retreat fee). Dinner will be eaten as a group at a local restaurant (meal cost is NOT included in your retreat fee).
Monday: Healthy snacks (granola bars and fruit) will be provided prior to your departure. These snacks are included in your retreat fee.
***Vegan options will be available at each meal and attempts will be made to accommodate any dietary preferences.