Roots & Culture Yoga Retreat 2nd Payment: Ghana (April/May 2019)
The Roots & Culture Yoga Retreat was conceived for the socially conscious traveler friends who is looking for a culturally satisfying 12 day experience that focuses on holistic wellness, gaining a deeper knowledge of local African culture connecting with NATURE and being of service to the local community. The retreat takes place from April 30th-May 11th and involves 2 days of volunteering in the communities to which we travel. 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 Cape Three Points in the western region of Ghana.
The retreat will begin in the capitol city, Accra. Participants will spend the first few days 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 more! By day four, participants will arrive in Cape Coast, where they will visit El Mina & Cape Coast Castles. Forever haunted by the ghosts of the past, the 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.
On day seven participants will head to Cape Three Points. The village of Cape Three Points is the southernmost community in Ghana, and its beach is one of the most beautiful along Ghana’s West 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, 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 all to us for this life changing experience in Ghana.
On this 12 day adventure you will enjoy some of the purest natural experiences, visit three out of ten regions in Ghana and delve into rich African culture through dance, language and drumming! The Roots & Culture Retreat was created with the intention to make this transformational international travel experience affordable and accessible for individuals & families. For that reason, all children that are 12 years old and under (accompanied by a paying adult) will attend for free!!! PLEASE NOTE:THERE IS A TWO CHILD LIMIT PER EACH PAYING ADULT.
• Transportation Throughout Ghana
• Vegetarian Breakfast & Lunch
• Daily Yoga & Meditation
• African Drumming Workshops
• Traditional Ghanaian Dance Workshops
• Twi Language Lessons
• Excursions in Accra (Capitol), Cape Coast (El Mina & Cape Coast Castles), Cape Three Points (Jungle Beach, Local Villages & Rainforest Hike)
Deposit Due: Sept 6th ($370.5)
2nd Payment Due: Dec 6th ($370.5)
3rd Payment Due: March 6th ($370.5)
PLEASE NOTE: ALL PAYMENTS ARE NON-REFUNDABLE (However, if for any reason one cannot make the retreat, an exchange can be made for a retreat of equal or lessor value at a future date).