You made it to Bali, which is known as the Land of the Gods for its pure, natural beauty of lush terraced rice paddies. Bali exudes peace, creativity, and serenity.
After months of planning, weeks of prepping, days of packing, and hours of flying, you made it to paradise. You wake up in Ubud (Bali’s center for healing and traditional culture), hearing the sound of birds chirping and their music pulls you out of bed to the window. As you look out at the birds, Bali’s tropical sun falls on your skin and its warmth feels so peaceful.
You meander to breakfast (no more rushing), and appreciate the fact that it’s all prepared for you. Fresh juices, Balinese pancakes, farm to table eggs…all you have to do is relish being served.
After breakfast you enjoy morning meditation and sacred dance with new sister friends. Dancing and moving helps you reconnect with your body... your breath... and the beauty envelops you. Gathering in the circle feels like an ancient, ancestral ritual. The healing is starting.
Goosebumps move up your arms. You feel a deep knowing in your soul. No Sister, it's not a dream. You're really here, in Bali, (the magical place you’ve been wanting to visit for so long)
Welcome to a magical place and retreat where you can deeply reset with us and spend a week living fully, filling your own cup and immersing yourself in this magical, sacred land.
For 7 days you’ll be in the company of a small group of brilliant like-minded women, sharing collective wisdom, and immersed in the love of sisterhood. You’ll feel so nourished in a way that can only be experienced in a sacred retreat. You came because you know you need self-care. Not just a massage (although you’ll have plenty of those in Bali), but real, authentic, relaxing, receiving care. Where finally, you can take your cape off and allow others to CARE FOR YOU!
You’ll be spending 7 relaxing days in a rustic boutique retreat center nestled in lush, tropical gardens and surrounded by lovely rice fields, close to downtown Ubud. The retreat center is just a quick ride from the center of Ubud, so it will be easy to explore Bali’s renowned cultural town, Ubud, while being far enough from the crowds and traffic to enjoy the magic and essence of rural Bali in the midst of the rice fields.
Each of the rooms are integrated with the beautiful landscape, maintaining a harmony with the natural environment and peaceful energy. Your spacious air-conditioned suite will have everything you need to rest and unwind.
The retreat center is a sacred, intimate space for deep inner transformation, healing, and those cherished “aha!” moments. The perfect place to ground and reconnect to yourself. We have the entire space to ourselves. You can be you, let go.
The retreat center property includes:
Tranquil yoga shala surrounded by bamboo, papaya trees, and ginger plants
Open-air space for meals, reading, gathering, and relaxing
Steam grotto with ancient Balinese volcanic rocks and infused essential oil waters
Relaxing spa including traditional Balinese massage, foot massage, facials, manicures & pedicures
Ozone swimming pool surrounded by lush tropical gardens
When you feel like some company and getting to know your new sister-friends, you can hang out in the yoga shala, swimming pool, or the many lounge areas sprinkled throughout the resort.
The food (OMG!) you won’t be able to stop talking about the delicious flavors - everything from juice to salads to veggies is so fresh!
Bali is a foodie heaven full of vegan, vegetarian, plant based foods that are healthy and organic. You can also try delicious peanut chicken, seafood fried rice, or curry/coconut sauces that are out of this world. So much variety and options to choose from at every meal. You can’t go wrong with whatever you eat.
Here’s a brief overview of your 7 Day Self-Care Retreat in Bali.
You’ll receive a detailed schedule prior to retreat.
🌴 DAY 1 - WELCOME TO BALIWelcome 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 - SELF-CARE BEGINS...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 - BALANCE YOUR MIND, BODY, & SPIRITDuring 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 - TIME TO LET GOIt’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!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 - PAMPERING DAY TO RELAX, RELATE, RELEASEThis 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 FORGETYou’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. Now 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.
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 (Meat 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
Unfortunately the resort cannot accommodate requests to arrive early or stay late, so you’ll need to book separate hotel arrangements outside of retreat dates.
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
YOU DESERVE THIS!
Join us in Bali and step into a Bodysex Circle.
We’re committed to helping you, as a Black woman, reconnect to the truth that sexual pleasure and orgasm is your birthright.
You are enough!
There’s absolutely nothing wrong with you or your body! All you need is the right education, stimulation, and support so you become the expert of your own body and your own pleasure.
Get ready for a blissful, full body, earth shattering, BIG Oooooooooo climax! See you in Bali!
BALI Frequently Asked Questions
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?
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.
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.
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. 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 SPEND NY WITH MY FAMILY. CAN I BRING THEM?
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.
IS FOOD AND DRINK 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
BLACK GODDESS COLLECTIVE is a wellness retreat company focused on holistic healing and the overall well-being of Black women. We lead wellness retreats centered on self-care and self-pleasure.
✨ Our mission is to help Black women create lives that are DRIPPING with pleasure, joy, and freedom.
✨ Our vision is that Black women will reconnect to pleasure as their birthright.
Tosh earned a Masters degree in Counseling, as well as certifications in Bodysex and Erotic Blueprint Coaching (all as seen on Netflixs Sex, Love, & Goop). Plus she’s a passionate expert in Sound Healing Massage.
Regine here! Attorney by trade; coach, speaker & retreat leader by passion. 0bsessed with all things spirituality and personal growth; I'm also certified in meditation, a Kemetic (Egyptian) yoga teacher with 500 hours of training, and a Level 2 Emotional Freedom Technique (Tapping) Coach. Through my own passion, I've built a six-figure business helping other women tap into their passions and find their purpose.
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