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Journey of Joy Retreat

Condado, Puerto Rico
January 16th - 19th, 2022

San Juan Marriott Stellaris Resort

Join me on a Healing, Culturally Immersive Experience for Women Healers, Leaders, and Entrepreneurs who are READY to LIVE and WORK with GREATER JOY!

Learn how to tap Into Powerful, Life-Changing Ancestral Practices of Joy that will Amplify Your Life and help you Expand your Business Vision!

Embrace Your Truest, Most Authentic Self as an Agent of Change.

 

During this luxurious getaway on the island of my Ancestors, I will teach you some of the powerful practices and techniques that have helped me harness expansive joy in my life while helping me to fulfill some of my greatest dreams and desires for my life and my business.

Give yourself the gift of deep care, healing, nurturing, & restoration on the enchanted and glorious island of Puerto Rico.

I can't wait for you to join me on this enchanted journey!

JOY IS OUR REVOLUTION

A Healing, Culturally Immersive Experience for Women who are Healers, Leaders, and Entrepreneurs that are READY to LIVE with GREATER JOY!

Tap into Powerful, Life-Changing Ancestral Practices of Joy that will amplify your life and help you expand your business vision!

Embrace your truest, most authentic self as an agent of change.

You know you should have more joy in your life, but:

  • You feel anxious, sometimes without knowing why you feel that way

  • You have some big aspirations but feel blocked because you worry about what others will think

  • You wish you could find more motivation and energy to work on the things that matter most to you in your life, work, and business

  • You struggle with creating supportive structures in your life that would help you feel better and get more accomplished

  • You wish you could feel freer in your body and more confident to really go for your biggest dreams

  • You compare yourself to others even though you know it’s not good for you

  • You find yourself more isolated, sometimes lonely because you have been changing and the people around you don't get you

  • You feel overwhelmed by all of the things you see happening in our world

Well, my dear. Guess what. You're not alone!

The things that are happening in your daily life and in the world can feel daunting. We are facing new challenges every single day as healers, leaders, and entrepreneurs. We are living in a time that has so many uncertainties. We’re living with a pandemic that feels like it will never end, a planet whose climate is becoming increasingly volatile, and a world full of pain, violence, and suffering.

So the problem isn’t you. 

Even though some people will tell you that you should focus on you and your family and not worry about what’s happening in the world. 

But that’s impossible for someone like you that is so naturally empathic. You’ve probably even been told that you’re overly sensitive because you feel so much.

The solution isn’t about toning down or becoming apathetic.

The solution can’t be found in drinking or distractions.

The solution won’t be found in trying to get others to see what you see.

Buckling down and getting more disciplined is not the solution either.

Alleviating all of these  issues and creating a better life for yourself and those around you requires you to tap deeply into your joy!

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YES, you heard me correctly!

The way we can have the greatest impact in changing our lives and helping to change the craziness on this planet is by tapping back into one of our greatest assets - JOY! 

The truth is that your empathy as a Healer, Leader, or Mission-Driven Entrepreneur makes you poised to be in a position to support the very change we need in this world. You, my dear, and YOUR JOY are what the world needs more of. 

But then you must be wondering, how can you possibly live joyfully when you are also struggling with your daily challenges and watching what looks like a world that is falling apart.

I know because I was once there asking those same questions.

Start living life more fully, with greater Energy and Ease!

You can achieve more of what you desire for your life and your work and have a greater impact in the world when you are operating from the powerful energy of joy.

So, now imagine yourself this way

  • GROUNDED and clear about who you are

  • CONFIDENT because you’re living authentically

  • FREE from comparing your life and yourself to others

  • HAPPY to start each day because you love yourself and your life 

  • INSPIRED to take action on your dream projects and plans 

  • IGNITED to your true inner power

  • CONNECTED to a community tribe of other inspiring, empathic, ambitious women

 

Well, that’s exactly what you’re going to get at the Journey of Joy Retreat from January 16th - 19th on the beautiful, tropical, and magical island of Puerto Rico.

What You Can Expect During Our Time Together

  • Community All-White Soiree - connect with conscious, compassionate women that care deeply about the world and believe in giving back as much as you do

  • Two Full Days of Experiential and Transformative Workshops - on-site at the Marriott

  • Cultural Excursion - experience the vibrant culture of Puerto Rico through ecotourism alternatives that protect the beauty of natural resources in one of the oldest Afro-Puerto Rican communities on the Island

  • Service Project at Finca Mambowe - give back by providing a few hours of service to one of the island's important cultural farm locations

  • Bomba Workshop & Performance - experience and learn about the significance of one of the island's oldest musical dance traditions

  • Exercises that help you connect more deeply with your inner voice and increase access to your inner divine knowing

  • Activities that allow you to readily access the ancient wisdom of your Ancestors

  • Explore Nature and learn practices that help you re-establish and build a meaningful relationship with Mother Earth and our planet

  • Transportation will be provided by Dream Makers for your cultural excursion & service day

  • Light beverages & snacks provided during onsite workshop days

  • Swag Bags full of useful and memorable goodies

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The Journey of Joy Retreat will take place at the beautiful San Juan Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the Travel Details?


Are flights included? Cost covers the retreat's programming. Flights are NOT included. Given the ongoing circumstances with COVID, we highly recommend that you purchase Travel Insurance. Consider Allianz Travel or other travel insurance companies to protect your trip against cancellations or medical emergencies. Which airport should I fly to? San Juan (SJU) airport. Is a travel visa required? Puerto Rico is a territory of the United States, a visa is not required for citizens of the United States. What time should we arrive and depart? Retreat White Party Soiree commences on Sunday, January 16th at 5:30pm AST. You are free to arrive at any time, but please make sure you are checked into the hotel by 4pm AST on Sunday, January 16th. All retreat activities end on Wednesday, January 19th, so you can schedule your hotel check-out for January 20th at 11:00 am AST. However, you have the option of staying a few more days at your discretion. All of your hotel arrangements must be made directly by you with the hotel. Once you have booked your retreat, the special discounted room rate link will be sent to you so that you can book your room at the Marriott. Transportation to the Hotel The San Juan Marriott Resort in Condado is a short 15-minute drive from the San Juan airport. Taxi services are available at the airport. Cash is a strongly recommended method of payment for local taxi services. Are there any recommended car services? Uber services are available throughout San Juan but can be limited to other areas of Puerto Rico. It is highly recommended you check on service availability in other locations. At present, Uber service is available to the airport but may be limited in departing from the airport. Is money exchange necessary? No. Puerto Rico's national currency is the U.S. dollar.




Preparing for Your Trip


On average, the weather in January in San Juan is high 84° / 74° low. The island truly has some of the most glorious weather in the world. Plan your usual tropical and fun outfits. Please make sure to bring a sweater or light jacket for workshop days in the hotel. Many hotels keep their conference rooms fairly cold so please have a way to keep yourself warm if needed. Please make sure to also pack the following:

  • Proof of Vaccination
  • Face Mask
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Sneakers & outdoor activity clothing for our cultural excursion and service work at the farm
  • All-white outfit for the White Party Soiree
  • Another white outfit for the beach meditation and group beach photo.
  • Comfortable workout clothing for morning yoga classes offered by the hotel
  • Clothing that you feel great wearing! We are inviting you into an experience that is meant to elevate you into the highest and most authentic expression of who you are. Let your clothing, your hair, your jewelry, and adornment represent all of who you are.
  • We will add additional recommendations pre-trip.




Accommodations


Is lodging included? No. Attendees that book the retreat after November 30th, 2021 will need to make their own hotel and flight accommodations. For those that are staying at the Marriott, your stay includes the following:

  • In-room coffee & tea
  • Enhanced high speed internet access in room and hotel public areas
  • Entertainment with live music (may change seasonally)
  • US $30.00 Casino match play coupon
  • Beach chairs and umbreallas
  • Two (2) hours Bicycle Rental
  • 30 minutes use of internet at the Lobby computer statons
  • Two (2) hours use of Tennnis Court
  • Aqua Aerobic classes
  • Zumba classes
  • Latin dance classess
  • Yoga classes
*Beach Chairs, Umbrellas, Tennis, Bicycle Rentals and Internet access at the Lobby computer stations based upon availability and/or weather conditions. Are meals & drinks included? While full meals are not included, light food and refreshments will be provided during the retreat experience. However, remember that as an entrepreneur and business owner, this conference and most, if not all, of its related expenses can be categorized in your business expenses. Therefore, please save all of your receipts.




Retreat Experience


January 16th-19th, 2022 (MLK Weekend) In this 4-day retreat experience, we will immerse ourselves in practices of deep care, healing, nurturing, and restoration. We will be holding a space for participants to dive deep into meditation, connecting to our ancestors through sacred practices & movement, self-exploration workshops, and honoring the island with community service. During our time together, you will explore joy through guided breathwork, introspection, connecting with self and spirit, and fostering sisterhood and community. *Retreat programming is subject to change




Is This Retreat A Fit For You?


This retreat is for any woman that:

  • wants to explore her own relationship to joy as a tool for healing, motivation, and accomplishing one's desires
  • wants to explore her relationship with her Ancestoral lineage and learn how to use that relationship as a source of healing, growth, inner power, and greater joy
  • wants to tap more deeply into her own spirituality - meaning her personal relationship and connection to Spirit - to enhance every aspect of her life
  • is excited to connect more deeply with nature and wants to explore or understand how we can have a meaningful relationship with nature and Mother Earth
  • envisions a world that can be better and wants to consciously participate in making it better through her daily actions and practices
  • is looking forward to an experience that enriches and supports her spirit, body, and mind
  • wants to have a historical understanding of the lands she visits and honor the original people of those lands
  • believes in giving back and honoring the places that she visits
This Retreat Is Not A Fit For You if: If you are someone that has strong religious beliefs that exclude your participation in the consideration of broader forms of spirituality. One of the ways we will be exploring joy is by tapping into practices that relate to Indigenous and West African cultural worldviews prior to colonization. If you are averse to this type of learning and exploration then this retreat is not a fit for you. This retreat is not meant to convert anybody to any type of religion or spiritual practice. Your Facilitator will simply be exposing you to practices, concepts, and worldviews that were deeply transformative and healing for her and which have allowed her to become more joyful and confident, and gave her the clarity to stand in her truth, heal trauma including intergenerational trauma, overcome numerous fears, and build a thriving business that she loves. These tools, strategies, and techniques are meant to support you in tapping into your truths so that you can live with greater joy and authenticity in your life and in your work and business. You are meant to take what you learn on this retreat and adapt the tools and practices in ways that feel honoring and healing for you. This is an Experiential Group Retreat Please be aware that you will be interacting with other women, participating in experiential exercises and interactive activities. Therefore, you must be willing to engage with other participants. You all will be sharing an experience together, so if you don't like group work this retreat is not a fit for you.




COVID Protocols


What are the COVID protocols? All persons entering Puerto Rico must complete a Travel Declaration form linked here Please read through the Travel Safe page linked here for the latest Puerto Rico travel info Sanitized spaces for workshops will be reserved for retreat attendees. Is a COVID vaccine required? The CDC advises full vaccination before traveling to Puerto Rico. Please check the CDC site linked here for the latest travel updates. Puerto Rico has also ordered many businesses to require proof of COVID-19 vaccination.




Terms of Purchase & Refund Policy


Barring extreme acts of nature or covid mandatory lockdowns, there is no way we wouldn't show up to give you one of the most transformative experiences of your life. Therefore, we are going to expect you to show up, and we want you to show up. So, what is the refund policy? All purchases are nonrefundable. Price is Per Person. Flights and lodging are not included. Travel Insurance is highly recommended. Consider Allianz Travel or other travel insurance companies to protect your trip against cancellations or medical emergencies. What is your cancellation policy? If Participant does not attend any part or all of the Program for any reason or no reason, then Dream Makers shall not issue a refund. Dream Makers may, in Dream Makers discretion, allow Participant to attend all or part of a subsequent Program, or comparable Program. However, Dream Makers is not required to provide or allow Participant to attend all or part of a subsequent or comparable Program. If Dream Makers cancels or postpones the retreat, due to circumstances beyond the Company's control, we will use reasonable efforts to reschedule the canceled or postponed Journey of Joy retreat in a reasonable time from its original start date. Registration fees paid by registrants for a canceled or postponed retreat shall apply to the rescheduled Journey of Joy retreat on dollar for dollar basis only. In the event for whatever reason Dream Makers can not reschedule the Journey of Joy retreat, the registrant will be offered a refund. If this occurs, our responsibility is limited to a refund of which may include any registration or retreat fee(s) already paid. We are not responsible for airline tickets, hotel costs, other tickets or payments, or any similar fee penalties or related or unrelated losses, costs and/or expenses registrant may incur or have incurred as a result of any trip cancellations or changes. Please read the Terms of Purchase, which are legally binding. Dream Makers reserves the right to change programming for the Journey of Joy Retreat or event without notice.




We believe in Giving Back and Reaching Back!


A percentage of our proceeds will be used to provide donations to the following local organizations in Puerto Rico:

  • COPI Cultural Center
  • Estudio de Samuel Lind
  • Ayala Family Cultural Center
  • Finca Mambowe
We are committed to consciously participate in economically beneficial practices and ecotourism for our host communities. Therefore, we take great efforts to ensure that we outsource all services to local vendors. In our commitment to access and equity, we will also determine the use of a percentage of our proceeds to provide scholarships for women that would not otherwise have financial access to this retreat.





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$2,499

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Reserve my spot! I can't wait to treat myself. I deserve it!

 

*Pricing does not includes flight or hotel accommodations. 

Reserve your spot by Dec. 31st, 2021

 
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