Sacred Conversations With Our Ancestors
May 4 – 8, 2023

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Event Location:

Santosha Barbados, Windy Hill, East Coast Road, St. Andrew, Barbados

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Description

Sacred Conversations With Our Ancestors is being held from May 4 – 8, 2023, at Santosha Resort Barbados. The experience will bring together healers and those in the diaspora seeking a deeper spiritual connection. During the workshops, attendees will discuss mental health and spirituality, spiritual hygiene, and the ancient practice of ancestral veneration.

Sacred Conversations With Our Ancestors spiritual retreat is creating a supportive space where the diaspora can come together to deepen their ancestral connection.

Vendors

Resort – Santosha Barbados

Fast Track, Airport & Ground Transportation – Blu Isles

Restaurant – The Local Barbados

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Bio Summaries

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ÌYÁ SIMONE ARTHUR

of Readings By Simone provides spiritual and intuitive readings, connecting people with their ancestors and providing mentorship to individuals on their spiritual journey. Ìyá Simone will be discussing Ancestral Veneration.

ÌYÁ ÌFÉ MICHELLE MULLIGAN

Is an initiated Yoruba priestess, Medium, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Certified Holistic Life Coach and author of Divine Reflections At The Crossroad. Ìyá will discuss Mental Health & Spirituality.

LANA SEALY

fuses pilates and yoga while using the foundational elements of pilates and breath work and the spiritual side of yoga. Lana will lead Sunrise Yoga.

DANE SADDLER

has been a chef for over 20 years. He has a keen interest for healthy cuisine and lifestyle choices and works closely with The Heart and Stroke Foundation of Barbados on various initiatives on maintaining a healthy diet. Dane will be preparing healthy and delicious meals for the ancestral experience.

ÌYÁ IFASEKE

is a Chief, Iyanifa, and an Iyalorisha in the Ifa tradition. Affectionately called Ìyá Josie, she is also a Jinn Wara in the Kali tradition, a board certified Woman’s Health Nurse Practitioner, Intergrated Awareness (IA) graduate, Reiki Master, Spiritualist and Hypnotherapist. She enjoys helping people who want to experience total wellness.

MIA HOWELL

Mia is a mother, a wife and an educator. She holds a Bachelor's degree with honors, an Associate Degree, and a Diploma in Education. She enjoys reading and the outdoors. In her free time, you can find Mia experimenting with different essential oil blends for your skin or indulging in soap making. She is also an avid writer, utilizing her passion for language, as an editor and content creator.

Event FAQs

Notes for Participants
1. To secure your spot you must pay for your room in full. If you are sharing a room please let Simone Arthur know via email. Room payments are due in full by Thursday, February 23, 2023.  

2. Hold deposits (minus $100 USD relisting fee) are transferable to another attendee found and assigned ONLYby original attendee and the organizers. 

3. FULL balance for the ANCESTRAL EXPERIENCE is due in full by FRIDAY, APRIL 14, 2023, unless otherwise advised. 

4. Payment plans are available for the ANCESTRAL EXPERIENCE ONLY. Contact Simone Arthur to discuss.  

5. Cancellation requests submitted within THIRTY ( 30) days of retreat date - 50% of total amount (less hotel fee) will be refunded. 

6. Cancellation requests within FOURTEEN (14) days retreat date- ABSOLUTELY  NO REFUNDS,  NO EXCEPTIONS. 

7. Any refunds facilitated will incur a 3% processing fee.

8. ALL participants must wear WHITE upon arrival, duration and departure of the experience


9. NO ALCOHOL CONSUMPTION


10. Ladies must wear white tights under their skirts (if spirit bids you to dance, we need to keep your privates private)


11. Please travel with a large white bath towel or white flat sheet for smoke ritual


12. You leave the resort at your own risk


13. Ladies, please travel with a few sanitary napkins (even if your cycle is not due) NO TAMPONS


14. Travel with mosquito repellent


15. Please travel with any prescribed medications you may be using at the time


16. Pack comfortable shoes 1 pair of sneakers and flip flops or sandals


17. Comfortable white yoga clothing ( yoga mat provided)


18. White undergarments. White swimsuit


19. NO SMOKING in the rooms this includes smoking cigars, marijuana, cigarettes, herbal smoke blends, e-cigarettes, hookah, burning incense, herbs or smudging


20. Smoking (NO MARIJUANA, IT IS ILLEGAL), burning of incense and smudging is only allowed in the rear or front of the outside of the resort


21. There is a pool at the resort, feel free to take a dip when workshops are not in session


22. Turn off or put on silent cell phones during sessions


23. DO NOT DELIVER ANY SPIRITUAL MESSAGES TO OTHER PARTICIPANTS. Please consult with Iyas FIRST


24. There will be a lot of down time, please use it wisely. The environment is ideal for meditation, exercise, sunbathing, journaling or sitting still


25. COVID Protocols: Visit www.visitbarbados.org for all COVID 19 Protocols


26. Please note a videographer and photographer will be present to capture the experience. The team has been advised not to cover certain aspects. Let me know if you are not comfortable being captured


27. NO VISITORS ALLOWED DURING THE ANCESTRAL EXPERIENCE NO EXCEPTIONS


28. NO USE OF DIGITAL DEVICES AFTER BUSH BATH AND SMOKE RITUALS


29. Barbados’ airport is GRANTLEY ADAMS INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT and the airport code is BGI

What is included in the Ancestral Experience

- Fast Track, Airport Transfer & Ground Transportation - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Snacks - 2 Yoga Sessions - 2 Workshops - Bush Bath Cleansing / Oil Anointing / Smoke Cleanse - Herbs for Bush Bath, Smoke Cleanse & Bush Tea - Beach Day at The Local Barbados (Lunch Included) - Sunset Meditation - Ancestral Tribute, Offerings & Prayers at the ocean - Gift Bags

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Ticket type Person(s) Cost
Garden Studio

Single or Double Occupancy for 4 nights

$480.00
Upper Level Room

Single or Double Occupancy for 4 nights

$540.00
One Bedroom

Single or Double Occupancy for 4 nights

$600.00
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Ancestral Experience Payment Options

Ancestral Experience Full Price
$2,885.00
Ancestral Experience Split Payment 1
$721.25
Ancestral Experience Split Payment 2
$721.25
Ancestral Experience Split Payment 3
$721.25
Ancestral Experience Split Payment 4
$721.25
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Ancestral Experience Registration

The information collected on this intake form is confidential and is reviewed only by instructors of Sacred Conversation with Our Ancestors. Food restrictions are shared with the chef to enable us to create a safe and supportive experience.

CANCELLATION POLICY

Please note that Sacred Conversations with Our Ancestors is limited to a small number of attendees. To allow for a more personable, intimate experience, our cancellation policy is in place to help participants and us alike, to work together to share expenses that may arise from unexpected cancellations.

PLEASE CAREFULLY REVIEW THE FOLLOWING:

1. ROOM PAYMENTS ARE DUE IN FULL BY THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2023

2. Hold deposits (minus $100 USD relisting fee) are transferable to another attendee found and assigned ONLY by original attendee and the organizers.

3. FULL balance for the ANCESTRAL EXPERIENCE is due in full by FRIDAY, APRIL 14, 2023, unless otherwise advised.

4. Payment plans are available for the ANCESTRAL EXPERIENCE ONLY. Contact Simone Arthur to discuss.

5. Cancellation requests submitted within THIRTY ( 30) days of retreat date - 50% of total amount (less hotel fee) will be refunded.

6. Cancellation requests within FOURTEEN (14) days retreat date- ABSOLUTELY NO REFUNDS, NO EXCEPTIONS.

7. Any refunds facilitated will incur a 3% processing fee.

No one books a retreat with the intention of cancelling it; however, unexpected events do occur, so please consider purchasing travel insurance (see below).

It is your sole responsibility to thoroughly read and understand our cancellation policies.

Exceptions WILL NOT be made for any reason, including but not limited to weather, injury/illness, or personal emergencies.

NO REFUNDS OR CREDITS will be afforded to attendees for failure to attend or complete the retreat, or for arriving late or leaving before the scheduled conclusion of the retreat.

We recommended that you purchase your own travel insurance. You are duly encouraged to also purchase trip cancellation insurance, in order for your trip fees to be covered, should you have a medical problem prior to your trip or while on the trip.

Trip insurance should also be purchased to cover medical expenses in the event you have an accident while on the retreat. Sacred Conversations With Our Ancestors, Readings By Simone or Simone Arthur is NOT LIABLE in ANY FORM for medical expenses for attendees or injury to attendees prior to, for the duration of or after the retreat.

Most travel insurance must be purchased within FIFTEEN (15) days prior to travel. Notification of cancellation for this reason MUST occur at least ONE (1) month prior to retreat start date.

Sacred Conversations With Our Ancestors, Readings By Simone or Simone Arthur CANNOT be held liable for any personal expenses, such as airline tickets due to changes in itineraries or retreat cancellations.

DISCLAIMER

Sacred Conversations With Our Ancestors Readings By Simone and Simone Arthur and all persons involved in retreats (hereinafter referred to as "AGENTS") act only in the capacity as AGENTS in all matters connected with travel, and transportation, understand that the AGENTS are not liable for any negligent or willful act or failure to act of any such third person, or of any other third party.

In addition, I acknowledge that I have voluntarily applied to participate in this retreat. I am voluntarily participating in this retreat with the knowledge of the risks and dangers involved including but not limited to: practicing yoga, meditation, life coaching, risks associated with food, accident, or illness without access to means of rapid evacuation or availability of medical supplies or services, the adequacy of medical attention once provided; and stolen, lost, or misplaced property. If I am under the care of a psychologist, psychiatrist or doctor for any mental health or physical illness or diagnosis, I have consented with them and have received their approval for my attendance at this retreat.

AGENTS will not be responsible for any damages or expenses, or inconveniences caused by late departures or change of schedule, strikes or to their conditions, nor will be responsible for loss or damage to baggage or any of the participants’ belongings. All prices quoted are correct at time of printing. AGENTS shall not be responsible for personal injury, death, accident, delay, loss, damage, irregularity or property damage as a result of force majeure or for any other losses or damages incurred by any person or journey participants caused by any delay or change of itinerary or arising out of any act, including, but not limited to, any act of negligence, any person acting for or on behalf of AGENTS for transportation or accommodation or any other person or entity rendering any of these services or accommodations being offered in connection with this journey.

Participants assume the risk involved when participating in spiritual baths, smoke cleansing, yoga, and any and all activities and/or pursuits voluntarily undertaken while participating in the retreat. Participants agree that any and all disputes between Participants and the AGENTS shall be governed by New York law. Participants agree to mediate any and all disputes prior to the institution of any litigation. In the event of any litigation between the Parties to this agreement involving their respective rights or obligations, such litigation shall take place in Brooklyn, New York and the prevailing party shall be entitled to recovery of reasonable attorney fees and court costs of litigation. In regards to the stay during the retreat, AGENTS will provide safe, careful instruction and safe premises, but ask that each participant takes personal responsibility for their own self-care and (in the unlikely case) for any injuries incurred during retreat.

I HEREBY AGREE TO BE RESPONSIBLE FOR MY OWN WELFARE AND ACCEPT ANY AND ALL RISKS OF DELAY, UNANTICIPATED EVENTS, INCONVENIENCE, ILLNESS, INJURY, EMOTIONAL TRAUMA OR DEATH.

I hereby release and discharge forever, the AGENTS from and against any and all liability arising from my participation in this workshop. I agree that this release shall be legally binding upon me personally, all members of my family, my and their heirs, successors, assigns, and legal Representatives, it being my intention fully to assume all the risks associated with this workshop and to release the AGENTS from any and all liabilities to the maximum extent permitted by law.

I hereby grant permission to Sacred Conversations With Our Ancestors, Readings By Simone Simone Arthur to use photographs and or video taken of me at Sacred Conversations With Our Ancestors ancestral experience (retreat) in publications, new releases, online, and in other communications.