December 12-17, 2023 | DFW, TX
We live in a society that touts individualism and independence. Though many people seek community, many have found it challenging to find spaces of true affirmation and belonging. While often not openly addressed, the evidence conveys that the impacts of colonization are very real and have had a detrimental impact not only on individuals and families, but also on the ways in which those of us in the Diaspora view and experience community.
"When you don't have community, you are not listened to; you don't have a place to go to and feel that you really belong. You don't have people to affirm who you are and to support you in bringing forward your gifts." - Sobonfu Some
Sistahood is an intimate retreat experience where women of diverse backgrounds are able to explore what it means to show up authentically and unapologetically in a Spirit-centered, ancestrally-rooted community. Across our 5 days and 4 night experience in Forth Worth, TX, we will create a new definition of what it means to truly belong and be celebrated for who we are. Sistahood will offer an opportunity for us to challenge narratives regarding how we show up in relationships, view new ones, create community, and reimagine sisterhood without pressure to conform; all while engaging in experiences rooted in African spirituality.
$777 Single Room
$555 Shared Room
$333 Auxiliary Staff
All payments are non-refundable.
Payment plans are available until Friday, November 17, 2023. Choosing this option at registration requires submission equal to 50% of the total retreat admission. The second payment will be submitted via invoice two weeks after the day of registration.
All balances due in FULL by Friday, December 1, 2023.
**Retreat investment does not include airfare, spending money, cost of meals purchased during community outings, or cost of optional 1-1 spiritual services.
This retreat will feature Chief Babalawo Ifasola Onifade of Ede, Osun State, Nigeria who is the Ojugbona Awo of Ede Land, an esteemed elder in the IFA/Orisa tradition and SHYNE's Oluwo since 2019. He serves as an instrumental asset in the spiritual infrastructure of SHYNE as an institutional Ancestral movement and we are so blessed that he'll be visiting from Nigeria during the time of our annual retreat. During Oluwo's 3 month stay, he will travel across the US, lending his wisdom and teaching as well as conducting individualized spiritual work appointments.
Our Special Guest
Registration for Sistahood includes shared transportation to and from the airport. It is up t o retreaters cover full flight costs. The below itinerary outlines scheduling requirements. Failure to follow these guidelines will result in you being 100% responsible for your transportation to/from the retreat location.
Dallas-Forth Airport (DFW)
Our time together will include a celebratory spa day for one of our SHYNE sister's New Year of Life. If you wish to be a part of this, you will arrive on Tues. Dec. 12th.
Must arrive at airport no later than 7pm on Tues. Dec. 12, 2023.
Dallas-Forth Airport (DFW)
The actual retreat experience will start on Dec. 14th. For those who do not desire to take part in the pre-retreat experience, you will arrive on Thurs. Dec. 14th.
Must arrive at airport no later than 10am on Thurs. Dec. 14, 2023.
Drop off at DFW Airport at 12pm, Sun. Dec. 17, 2023. (Do not book your flight before 3pm).
*SHYNE will not reimburse for any portion of fees incurred due to not utilizing our transportation arrangements.