Five years ago, I began my journey by co-hosting my very first Yoga retreat with an artist organization out of Chicago named La Casa De La Artista. That retreat took place in Ghana, West Africa and it was a huge success! I was abe to recruit, prepare and host nine participants on a twelve-day journey which included, Yoga, African culture (drumming, dance & batik), in addition to volunteering with local non-profits and connecting with traditional leadership. The Roots & Culture Yoga Retreat: Ghana was born! Since my first Yoga retreat in 2014, I have organized and hosted an average of 5 retreats per year in tropical places such as Puerto Rico, Costa Rica, Jamaica, Brazil & Ghana!
Recently, those who have joined my retreats have expressed a strong interest in participating in my future retreats. Many others have also expressed that they would like to learn how host an international Yoga retreat of their own. For these reasons, I will be customizing and assisting others with hosting their very own retreats!
Whether you want me to do all the work and you just attend with your group or you want me to walk you through every step of the process, I am there for you! If you want to get more information on how Kemetic Yogi can customize or help you create a successful retreat, send your inquiry by CLICKING HE
This Roots & Culture Yoga Retreat was conceied by Karma for her socially conscious traveler friends who were looking for a culturally satisfying 12 day experience that focused on holistic wellness, gaining a deeper knowledge of local African culture connecting with NATURE and being of service to the local community. The retreat took place from April 4th-16th and involved a school supply giveway at His Majesty Preparatory School in Agona Bibiani in the Central Region of Ghana. The retreat provided jobs for over 20 local people, in addition to over 10 businesses ranging from transportation, cultural artists, hospitality and service workers from Accra, Cape Coast & all the way to Cape Three Points in the western region of Ghana.
The retreat began in the capitol city, Accra. Participants spent the first few days of the journey exploring Accra, the capitol city of Ghana. While in Accra, Participants visited sites such as the Kwame Nkrumah Memorial, Arts Center, Mallata Market and more! On day four, participants arrivde in Cape Coast, where they visited El Mina & Cape Coast Castles. Forever haunted by the ghosts of the past, Cape Coast is one of the most culturally significant spots in Africa. This former European colonial capital, named Cabo Corso by the Portuguese, was once the largest slave-trading centre in West Africa. Coveted by its European colonizers for its abundance of gold by, Cape Coast is also known for being the last stop for Africans who were taken into slavery by European colonizers to the Americas.
On day seven participants headed to Cape Three Points, the southern most tip of the country. The village of Cape Three Points is the southernmost community in Ghana, and its beach is one of the most beautiful along Ghana’s Coast. Surrounded by Ghana’s only coastal rainforest reserve and many rolling hills, the village also has a few secondary attractions, such as relaxation, beach and sea activities, hiking, and exploration of its cultural present and past. Finally, participants ended their journey back in Accra. They stayed at The Healing Earth Temple! where we will enjoy learning how to prepare local dishes, bon fires, more drumming, dancing and traditional songs!
GET A SNEAK PEAK INTO THE ETHNIC ADVENTURES NEW YEARS GHANA TOUR W/ ALI STEELE & KEMETIC YOGI!!
Ethnic Adventures New Years In Ghana Tour (December 29th – January 3rd 2020) Hosted By: Kemetic Yogi & Ali Steele
Ethnic Adventures New Years In Ghana Tour is for socially conscious travelers looking for a culturally satisfying 6 day/5 night experience in Ghana, West Africa that focuses on gaining a deeper knowledge of local African culture, networking among African entrepreneurs, enjoying Accra nightlife, visiting local villages, schools and more! The retreat provides jobs for over 20 local people, in addition to over 10 businesses ranging from transportation, cultural artists, hospitality and service workers from Accra, Cape Coast, all the way to Kumasi in the Ashanti region of Ghana.
Participants can expect to have a true African experience infused with some of the richest aspects of Ghanaian culture ranging from Traditional dance, African drumming, Twi Language Lessons (The Akan language the is most widely spoken in Ghana), as well as having access to natural hair care, traditional clothing made by local tailors and so much more!
The retreat will begin in the capitol city, Accra. Participants will spend the first day of the journey exploring Accra, the capitol city of Ghana. While in Accra, Participants will visit sites such as the Kwame Nkrumah Memorial, Arts Center, Mallata Market and enjoy some nightlife! By day two, participants will arrive in Cape Coast, where they will visit El Mina & Cape Coast Castles. Forever haunted by the ghosts of the past, Cape Coast is one of the most culturally significant spots in Africa. This former European colonial capital, named Cabo Corso by the Portuguese, was once the largest slave-trading center in West Africa. Coveted by its European colonizers for its abundance of gold by, Cape Coast is also known for being the last stop for Africans who were taken into slavery by European colonizers to the Americas. For this reason, this experience is much more than a Yoga Retreat. It is an opportunity to bring a spirit of healing and reconciliation to the place where Africans were forced to leave their homeland for a new and unknown world.
On day four participants will head to Kumasi, in the Ashanti region of Ghana. The Ashanti Region is home to the Ashanti, the largest ethnic group of the Akan people, the largest and most influential tribe in Ghana. The region boasts Lake Bosumtwi. Lake Bosumtwi is the only natural lake in Ghana. It is situated within an ancient impact crater that is about 10.5 kilometres in diameter. The Ashanti consider Bosumtwi a sacred lake. According to traditional belief, the souls of the dead come here to bid farewell to the goddess Asase Ya. Also in Kumasi is the Kumasi Central Market (also known as Kejetia Market) an open-air market in the city of Kumasi. The Kejetia market is the largest single market in West Africa. Participants will also visit Manhyia Palace. The Manhyia (Akan language meaning Oman hyia - gathering of the town's people) Palace is the seat of the Asantehene of Asanteman, as well as his official residence. Finally, we will end our journey back in Accra. There we will be staying at The Healing Earth Temple! where we will enjoy learning how to prepare local dishes, bon fires, more drumming, dancing and traditional songs! I welcome you to join us for this life changing New Years experience in Ghana! On this 6day/5 night adventure you will enjoy some of the most authentic cultural attractions, meet local entrepreneurs, visit three out of ten regions in Ghana and also delve into rich African culture through dance, language and drumming
A LA CARTE MENU INCLUDES: (Extra Fees Apply)
Deposit Due: May 25th 2019: Make Deposit Payment of $333
2nd Payment Due: Aug 25th 2019: $333
Final Payment Due: October 25th 2019: $333
Pay In Full: Make Full Payment of $999
PLEASE NOTE: ALL PAYMENTS ARE NON-REFUNDABLE (However, if for any reason one can not make the retreat, an exchange can be made for a retreat of equal or lesser value at a future date)