"Step boldly into your season of unapologetic living and unleash the Queen within!"

— Dr. Gigi Bastien

The Experience

June 21-30, 2025

10 days, 9 nights


Starting at $5200pp

Retreat Packages

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NOTE: We are happy to pair you with a suitemate upon request which you can indicate on the booking form once provided. Pairing is not guaranteed.

Package rates are inclusive of accommodations, meals during retreat programming, excursions, gift bags, airport and ground transportation. Airfare is not included.

PAYMENT PLAN: $100 deposit. 1st payment due 14 days later, remaining monthly payments in equal amounts, with final payment due May 30, 2025.

PAY IN FULL: Includes 5% discount

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Dr. Gigi Bastien

Message From The Host

Have you ever experienced an “Awakening” - one of those life seasons that shifts the ground underneath you and forces you to re-examine everything you think you know?

My awakening season came in 2017, when I experienced a traumatic event while working abroad, went through an unexpected and painful divorce, and lost my grandmother (the matriarch of our family) … all in a span of 6 months. It was a season that forced me to slow down, get still, and to re-imagine the life I want to live.

Travel became an essential vehicle for the internal work that got me through that season. It was in places like Costa Rica, Cuba, Bali, and Ghana that I was able to journey inward, to hear from my inner wisdom, Creator, the ancestors, and to start creating a life I could be excited about again.

I can now look back on that season with appreciation, because I recognize it as my entry point into a more liberated life. Navigating through that “dark night of the soul” season revealed reserves of strength I didn’t know I possessed and taught me to be more intentional with my time, my commitments and my life.

It also fueled my decision to lean into my passion work of creating healing spaces and calling my sisters in to pursue their own liberation. Guided by the African principle of Ubuntu (I am because we are), my work is anchored in the understanding that my liberation is inextricably bound to yours.

This transformative retreat experience invites you to get curious about who you could be, free of the constraints that hold you back. It begs the question, “What are you willing to leave behind to release your most authentic & liberated self?”

If you could benefit from space to unpack the answers to those questions, the opportunity to get rooted in identity and culture, to reconnect with your bigger why; if you’re craving community and meaningful connection; and if you’re ready to step into the freedom that is your birthright, we invite you to journey with us and unleash your most authentic and liberated self.

Getting Here

You will arrive at Julius Nyerere International Airport (DAR). We suggest arriving on the earliest flight possible. Roundtrip airport transportation is provided regardless of what time you arrive and depart.

Travel Restrictions

We strive to curate the safest experience for our attendees. Should the need arise to reschedule our retreat due to circumstances beyond our control, your payments will be applied to a future retreat. All attendees will be required to show proof of vaccination.