Daughters of the Soil were thrilled to host our first, luxury, racial wellness retreat  in Ghana in 2019.

This vision was aligned with the Ghanaian government's global 'Year of the Return' campaign which marks the  400 year anniversary since our ancestors were stolen from the shores of Africa.

The team had been talking about this vision since 2017 and it's auspicious that this is coming together in alignment with the global movement of our people returning home to the motherland.

The experience delivered a mix of compassionate workshops and adventures to help you reclaim your mind, body and soul with an attitude of prosperity and abundance in the way we care for ourselves.

Through group work, mindfulness and cultural nourishment,  the sista's returned home with a deeper love for self and a renewed passion to step into the fullness of their purpose on this earth and in this lifetime!

Full details of the first retreat are below. We are planning to host the 2020 retreat in October.  Enter  you details at the bottom of the page to register your interest. 

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The retreat took place from 10th - 16th November 2019 and the content focused on racial wellness, identity and a 'Return to Self.'

Retreats are immersive, can be intense and very confrontational. so although it will be healing and restorative, we will also be covering some deep issues.  This retreat is not the best place to begin addressing deeper issues if you haven't done any prior healing work. 

Also in terms of duty of care, it's important that we know some of your history in order for us to support you effectively through the processes that may unfold. If you plan to attend this retreat with a friend, please ask them to contact the team in advance at the email address below so we can assess suitability.

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 HIGHLIGHTS

Welcome ceremony - re-unifying spiritual healing process

Daily chakra cleansing healing meditation sessions

Daily interactive group workshop

Hard-copy workbook to journal and keep

18 hours of transformation teachings

Daughters of the Soil T-shirt and cotton gift bag 

Work with internationally renowned Psychotherapist, Energy Healer and Mindfulness coach Faith Agugu. 

  Work with internationally renowned racial wellness mentor and teacher,  June Allen                 

  Click below to view our 2019 London launch .

WORKSHOPS : CLICK HERE FOR VIDEO SNEAK PEAKS.

Who am I? What constitutes your concept of self? Is it your values, your beliefs, your job, your country of birth, your religion, your ancestry? What roles do you play in life?


Who am I as a black woman? Is the relationship with your blackness dominated by the demands of whiteness or are you able to show up within your cultural values? This self awareness session is all about code switching and the confidence to be your authentic self.

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Mothers, daughters and white supremacy. Dr Francis Cress-Welsing was an American psychiatrist who wrote extensively about the psychology of racism in her ground-breaking book, The Isis Papers. In this session we will take her message to the black woman and explore the role of White Supremacy in mother daughter relationships.

How did the relationship modeled within your family impact your romantic relationship choices or lack of relationships, unhealthy relationship dynamics.

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The art of receiving love- For many of us, our basic human need to love and be loved is a deep source of shame. In this session we will explore how shame and codependency feed our love avoidance and how to surrender to the art of receiving love.

Who are you in a global, historical and social context, under the system of white supremacy, you as an African woman or descents of African women.

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My black is beautiful - How do you feel about your black femininity? Your shade and softness? Your curves and hair? In this space we will explore the politics of beauty, releasing victim-hood and  embracing the power of your inner goddess.

Who am I Now? Accepting 100% responsibility, taking back your power and accepting your soul purpose.


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THE VENUE

The Royal Senchi Hotel and Resort is situated in one of the most beautiful locations in Ghana on the banks of the famous Volta River in the Eastern Region of Ghana and about 90 minutes drive from the capital city Accra.

The hotel allows for easy access to a lush green 35 acre conservation nature park home to rare butterfly and bird populations. The Royal Senchi has won a number of coveted awards and are proud to be considered one of the finest hotels in West Africa. For more details go to 

https://www.theroyalsenchi.com/

Meet Your Hosts.

Faith Agugu is an Australian based counsellor, energy healer and mindfulness coach. Born in Nigeria, Faith works with a diverse client base and is passionate about her work with Indigenous Australians and women of African Descent.

Faith is also passionate about reducing the stigma of mental illness within the black community and works to do so with women of African descent in her online group, Ubuntu Afro Sister Circle.

Faith has successfully navigated the professional landscape in Australia as a senior manager and CEO of her own company, Raw Fashion Agency.

Qualifications & Professional Memberships

• Bachelor’s degree in Social Science (BASS), majoring in counselling

• Cert. IV in Training & Assessment

• Accredited Aboriginal Mental Health Assessor

• Qualitative researcher on the mental health impact of racism

• Member of PACFA (Psychotherapists & Counsellors Federation of Australia) since 2015

• Member of the International Institute of Complementary Therapists since 2015

• Senior meditation teacher of MAA (Meditation Association of Australia) since 2018

Faith brings a warm, gentle approach combined with her vast experience in clinical work to create workshops and retreat processes that are both expansive and transformative.

Faith’s workshops combine mindfulness, meditation, interactive exercises, self-inquiry and reflection, accountability and sharing.

For more information about Faith's work go to The Healing Process

June Allen is a compassionate London based mentor, empowering the African Diaspora to explore the link between racism, addiction and self hate to promote cultural healing.  

Following on from her own 12 step recovery journey, she has been sharing her experience, strength and hope on racial sobriety since 2012.  June has been a business owner since 2016 and continues to grow and share her knowledge to deal with the current challenges of living under the system of white supremacy.



EXPERIENCE

Volunteer work with BAME communities in 12 step recovery since 2012.

Psychotherapy foundation pass with distinction.

Has an online academy for nurturing racial wellness.

Runs a monthly book club for black women to explore, share and heal.

For more details about June and racial wellness, go to www.heal.juneallen.net

Sign up below to register your interest for 2020 and receive  3 free empoWOMBment sessions. 

Daughters of the Soil are very passionate about healing the mother daughter wound and these collaborations will give you an idea how June and Faith work together with integrity, compassion and at a pace that works for you.

- Did your black mother betray you? Healing the wounds that bind. (Video)

- Boundaries, wounded daughters and relationships. (Audio)

- The power of black mindfulness (Podcast)

If you're a black women looking for a safe space to explore, heal and connect at a deeper level in the motherland, sign up below.

One Love.

Daughters of the Soil.

Email - juneandfaith@gmail.com

www.daughtersofthesoil.com

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