Escape to Cartagena: The Inner Renaissance Retreat

August 1-5, 2024

Pack your bags, we're going to Colombia!

We could all use a  break from the hustle and bustle of daily life and take a sacred pause to reconnect with our inner essence. 

That's why we're proud to announce our inaugural retreat where we'll  embark on a soulful escape like no other.

The Inner Renaissance Retreat, in partnership with Jelani Travel,  set in beautiful Cartagena, Colombia offers:

✨ Guided Self-Discovery: Dive deep into your inner world through workshops, journaling, and meditation sessions led by experienced facilitators.

🌍 Adventure & Exploration: Explore the vibrant streets, history, and culture of Cartagena.

🧘‍♀️ Self-Care Rituals: Indulge in spa days, beachside yoga, and wellness rituals that will leave you feeling rejuvenated and empowered.

Why Cartagena, colombia?

What's included?

Cartagena, with its rich history and culture, serves as the perfect backdrop for your journey of personal rediscovery.
It's a must visit destination because it offers:

  • Historical Beauty: Immerse yourself in the stunning architecture, colorful streets, and ancient forts of Cartagena's Old Town. Cartagena's rich Afro-Colombian culture is evident through the vibrancy of the art, music, food, and people.
  • Beaches & Sunshine: Relax on pristine Caribbean beaches, soak up the sun, and let the gentle waves renew your spirit.
  • Culinary Delights: Cartagena's cuisine is a fusion of coastal and Afro-Caribbean influences that make it a great destination for food lovers.
  • Throughout the retreat, we've thoughtfully woven enriching wellness workshops into the itinerary, providing you with opportunities to forge deeper connections with yourself while also fostering sisterhood with the women on this journey. 

  • 4 -Star Double Occupancy Accommodations at the Hyatt Regency Cartagena
  • Roundtrip Airport Transfers
  • Local Expert Guide
  • Excursion Entry Fees
  • Most Meals (specified in the itinerary)

Day 1 - Arrival and Welcome Dinner
- Join us for a vibrant and delicious Welcome Dinner to officially kick off our trip!

Day 2 - Exploring the Old City
- Start the day with an adventure at the El Totumo Mud Volcano.
- Continue the exploration as we discover the enchanting Old City.

Day 3 - For the Culture
-Delve deep into the vibrant cultural tapestry of San Basilio de Palenque, affectionately known as 'Little Africa,' for a day brimming with delectable cuisine, soul-stirring music, captivating history, and immersive cultural experiences.

Day 4 - Island Vibes
- Unwind and rejuvenate on a pristine island off the coast of Cartagena. Enjoy the ultimate relaxation and island vibes.

Day 5 - Reflection and Departure
- Take time to reflect on your wellness journey during the retreat.
- Bid farewell and depart with newfound insights and connections

REtreat itinerary 

Not Included

  • Airfare to Rafael Núñez International Airport (CTG)
  • Trip Insurance (recommended)
  • Gratuities
  • Alcoholic beverages



Kayla Butler believes that movement can be the gateway to overall life satisfaction. She began her teaching journey in 2014 at a yoga retreat for Black women in Costa Rica and over 9 years she's been able to blend her yoga and mobility training expertise with her education in neuroscience to create unique and accessible classes catered to improving mental and spiritual well being. Whether it's training professional athletes how to navigate injury or helping young women feel more confident in their bodies, Kayla has a background in guiding people towards a newfound love for consistent movement practice. You can find her on Tiktok or Instagram @sprdlove. 

meet your hosts

Dr. Cassandre Dunbar is the creator/host of the award-winning wellness podcast - Be Well, Sis. In her personal quest to achieve holistic wellness, she noted that Black women are often underrepresented or alienated in Wellness spaces despite suffering the worst medical outcomes compared to their peers. Through podcasting, event curation, and education- she is dedicated to empowering Black women with resources to facilitate mental/emotional healing, personal development, and holistic wellness. 

Cassandre Dunbar

Kayla Butler

Ashley N. Company is a social entrepreneur who has traveled more than half the world to 100+ countries. Utilizing a dual-purpose structure, she curates life-changing experiences for Black women and youth through cultural immersion and service trips through Africa with Jelani Travel. Coupled with Jelani Gives, Ashley simultaneously raises funds to recreate experiences for underserved youth throughout Africa and the United States.

As an inspirational storyteller and activist, she is known for delivering impactful talks about Black identity, Africa tourism, cultural competence and women in leadership. Ashley has started a movement for women and girls of color to reimagine Africa and redefine their concept of community and identity–a testament to the powerful results that are generated when passion and purpose are strategically aligned.

Ashley Company


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