Four Days. 45 Women. Life-Changing Conversations.
Here We Grow, our annual self-care retreat, now in its FIFTH year, is designed to give you permission to move yourself up on your priority list. Each year, 30 women from across the country come together for one extended weekend of self-care, sisterhood and exploration. It is a game-changer.
Each retreat offers soul-stirring conversations to give you clarity on where you are and where you’re headed; opportunities to hear from mental health experts; hands-on workshops developed to create change that lasts when you get home, and massages, good food and sightseeing in a new city each year.
When does the retreat take place?
This year we’re taking self-care to the beach and headed to beautiful San Juan, Puerto Rico. No passport necessary for this sunny Caribbean island, and we’ll be hitting its shores November 6-10, at the beginning of its peak tourist season.
Warm temps, steady breeze, miles from an actual factual rainforest?
We’ll be laying our heads at the modern AC Hotel San Juan, steps from Condado Beach. We’re planning to indulge in the best food the island has to offer, soak up the culture, get a history lesson or two and come back to the mainland new women.
The deposit is, as always, only $99 to reserve your spot. Full ticket price is $499. We’ll have different payment plans available this year as usual. Tickets go on sale April 12.
What does the ticket price ($499) include?
The ticket price includes our welcome reception, where you get to meet other attendees and nibble on light refreshments; breakfast and lunch most days; hands-on sessions and workshops from highly respected self-care experts + therapists; a deluxe swag bag; yoga sessions; a group activity (in previous years we’ve taken a pole dancing class or
Who is this retreat for?
This retreat is for self-identified black women. While all women are invited to other events of the Self Care Suite, this specific retreat has been crafted as a necessary space for black women to feel comfortable amongst women with shared experiences. Thank you for in advance for honoring our intention!
We are also an intergenerational community, which means women of all ages are welcome to join us. We typically have women from their 20s through their 60s accompany us on our trip!
I want to come but am not sure I can afford it.
The deposit option was created to reduce the cost barrier by spreading out your payments. The $99 deposit guarantees your space at the retreat. The remainder is due August 19. (You are, of course, welcome to pay your ticket in full.)
Also, keep in mind that this is a four-day retreat that is a fraction of the cost of comparable events. (Most run, on average, about $700-$1000 without factoring in transportation or lodging.) We are able to offer a lower cost due to the generosity of sponsors, so please be sure to support them!
This retreat is the opportunity for you to check in with yourself, get clarity on areas of life that stress you out, and meet women who, moving forward, can be part of your support network. What will you miss out on if you don’t make this investment in yourself?
Will I have any free time during this retreat or will I be in sessions all day?
We’ve worked diligently to craft a schedule that gives attendees the best of both worlds: engaging, informative sessions with dynamic speakers who can help you live a happier life and plenty of downtime.
Can my child/infant or partner come along?
No. As the purpose of this event is to give women a chance to unwind, childcare will not be provided for guests and we recommend that children stay home with a trusted caregiver. While you may enjoy your boo’s company, we also recommend that they stay at home, so you can focus on yourself.
Is this retreat for moms only?
Absolutely not! This conference is for any woman who feels like she needs to take a break and pour into her own mental wellbeing. Doesn’t matter if you’re parenting or childless, there is something for you here.
I have a sponsorship opportunity for you. What do I do next?
We offer a variety of sponsorship levels that ensure your brand gets in front of your target audience long before and after the retreat itself.