Jamaica·June 1 - 6 2023
Join us in Negril, Jamaica, June 1 -6 for our first Women’s Wellness Retreat of 2023. Best Life Retreat curates unique experiences for women to mobilize wellness, promote healthy living and elevate professional skill-set to experience more success in the workplace. We use healing arts, professional education and cultural immersion/exchange as our platform. Our creative program comes to life by combining a unique blend of offerings that include experiences for women to explore together with the common purpose of mobilizing wellness & elevating professional skill-set. Our groups are exposed to vital healing arts like (1) guided meditation; (2) kemetic yoga; (3) deep tissue massage; and (4) relevant health & wellness information like womb health education or learning how to eat cleaner. Our professional development track offers an incredible curriculum including information and tools focused on (1) how to know and set your value; (2) how to successfully navigate under expectation in the workplace; (3) how to respond to being silenced in the workplace; and (4) finally, how to regulary hold yourself accountable with a simple tools and tips! Together, our physical & sprititual healing arts components coupled with the professional healing and education creates a dynamic retreat experience for our participants covering key concerns of most professional women today! Our experiences & activities also provide our ladies with an authentic Jamaican cultural exchange & immmersion spanning food, music, culture, nature, local events & cool venues. Participants will: --reawaken senses. --connect to body. --deepen curiosity about alternative healing modalities. --receive curated instructor-led content. --receive an authentic Jamaican cultural immersion. All-inclusive packages include: 1. Beachside luxury accommodations with private bedroom-suite and bathroom 2. Two meals each day in addition to healthy snacks & drinks. 3. Two excursions (seaside & hillside). 4. Transportation in & round Negril. 5. Retreat program. 6. Individual & group photo shoot. 7. Welcome Gift Bag.
Enjoy an organic source to plate eating experience. Two daily healthy meals and freshly made natural drinks are included in your retreat package. Vegan and other dietary requirements can be met. Please indicate your dietary requirements when you register. Meals are prepared with love for your nourishment, enjoyment, and delight everyday by the retreat chef! You will also have access to local restaurants, street food and bars to experience local food favorites and vibe.
Programming is intentional yet not overdone. You will have plenty of time to enjoy beautiful Jamaica and just REST by the water’s edge.
Regardless of what kind of package you choose, (2) incredible excursions are included that will immerse you in the beauty and culture of Jamaica!
Negril, Jamaica is fully up and running! We will make time for some local fun. Music, dancing and laughter is a BIG part of self-care!
You will experience some of the most incredible sunsets in the world along the famous Seven Mile Beach!
Although the majority of your time will be spent along the sea, you will also get to experience the lush hillsides of Hanover Parish. You will be immersed in the tropical paradise the hillsides have to offer.
See how local small farmers cultivate and help bring organic goods to local tables.
2023 Women's Wellness Retreat Team
A native New Yorker growing up in Harlem, Amu is a consultant, entrepreneur and endurance athlete who has been homesteading and building a small farm in Hanover Parish, Jamaica for the last five years. She has worked for 20+ years developing programs and transforming healthcare systems to more effectively respond to the negative consequences of drug misuse on people and communities.
As an entrepreneur, Amu started PTAHWORKS (TA-WORKS) INDUSTRIES, INC., in 2017. PTAHWORKS INDUSTRIES comprises several projects aiming to create meaningful content, products and experiences to advance health, foster greater human connection and self-discovery. Best Life Retreat is a project of PTAHWORKS INDUSTRIES, Inc.
As an endurance athlete, Amu has completed over twenty-five 5Ks, 10Ks, half-marathons, marathons and triathlons. She is a member of All Women’s Tri Team
Lv is a Creative Director and Photographer based in Harlem, NY. Lv joined the Best Life Retreat organization in October 2022 to capture footage for branding and marketing efforts. During the retreat in December 2022, Lv sponsored private photo sessions for both the participants and the instructors. It was during those sessions that Lv saw how impactful both the sessions and the photos were to the transformational work happening at the retreat. "As a facilitator, I am going to use my gift to instill confidence in front of the camera and teach women how to tap into that energy in their everyday life."
To learn more about Lv, visit her website lvhcreativemedia.com!
Check out one of our days from December 2022!
Although our program will look a bit different for March 2023 because we are incorporating new content, this gives you a good example of what to look foward to!
Airport transfer from/to Montego Bay
Ground transportation in and around Negril, Jamaica
2 meals a day prepared by a private chef
2 excursions that will immerse you in the culture and beauty of Jamaica
Welcome gift bag
Curated retreat content
Private photo shoot experience.
Retreat wrap party!
Features luxurious single accommodation experience w/private bathroom. Includes quality furnishings with unique touches, a quiet room with fresh air, windows that open, branded robes, adequate storage, good water pressure, and of course a King bed with a good mattress, high-quality sheets, pillows and towels.
Beachside & Cliffside
Highlighting some of the best venues Negril has to offer with each retreat experience!
It was my first time doing Liquid Motion and it was a great experience. Since I gained all this weight, I wa lacking confidence, not feeling sexy again, but this being in your class, I regained my sexy. I'll be forever tilting and tucking
Denisha, Retreat Guest
This retreat was amazing! I learned so much about myself as a woman and a mother! I am even more proud my daughter saw me try new things and meeing amazing women in the process. We both will remember this experience forever!
Paula, Retreat Guest
Best Life Retreat curates experiences to mobilize wellness. We do this by designing programs that offer opportunities to retreat, reset and reconnect. Set in Negril, Jamaica, wellness retreats are culturally immersive and all-inclusive experiences. Programming is led by trained, certified and licensed professionals based in the United States and Jamaica. These events are hosted in a private beachside villa along the beautiful 7-mile beach. Our curated experiences and activities also provide participants with an authentic Jamaican cultural and community-based immersion from food, music, culture and nature to local events, cool venues, history, and interaction with the local community.
It is recommended to plan arrive to Montego Bay, Jamaica (MBJ) btw 10a - 1p EST on Thursday, December 8, 2022.
It is recommeded to plan to depart Montego Bay, Jamaica (MBJ) btw 1p - 5p EST on Tuesday, December 13, 2022.
You will be flying into Montego Bay, Jamaica. The airport code is "MBJ."
Negril is approximately 1.5 hours from Montego Bay.
As the largest English-speaking Island in the western Caribbean, Jamaica's borders are now fully open and tourism to this beautiful country is thriving after a very difficult 2020-21 season. Like most locations around the world, Jamaica has been impacted by the COVID19 pandemic. Proof of a negative COVID19 test (taken within 2 days of arrival) must be provided before entering the country (regardless of vaccination status).
Best Life Retreat staff have been fully vaccinated and/or receive regular COVID19 PCR tests. Staff also receive temperature checks upon entry to the retreat site each day and are also required to mask while working on-site.
Best Life Retreat guests and instructors are required to either be fully vaccinated against COVID19 or to have received a negative COVID19 test within 48 hours of arrival to Jamaica. Guests are encouraged to mask while in public areas outside retreat sit, but masking is no longer mandated in Jamaica.
There are a variety of options in Negril for tourists to take a PCR COVID19 test and receive results before departure for at least $30USD.