Myleik Teele

Elevate Your Well-Being: 5 Black-Led Wellness Retreats to Experience


Sep. 14 2023, Published 9:15 p.m. ET

Scrolling through your Instagram or TikTok page without hearing about self-care is nearly impossible. These reminders are significantly helpful in reminding us to take a break from all the chaos to focus on our well-being (mind, soul, and body).

For Black people, it is essential to prioritize emotional and health well-being. However, there's no need to worry, as we have rounded up a few of the world's top Black-led wellness retreats that provide a safe space for black queens and kings to reset.

1. OMNoire

OMNoire is a Black girl-approved wellness platform founded by Christina M. Rica. It is dedicated to creating a global wellness social community for Black women and women of color who are dedicated to living a healthy lifestyle inside and out. OMNoire is doing a great job in accomplishing its mission as it connects Black women to like-minded people through retreats, events, and its online platform.

Additionally, you can choose from a wide selection of retreats across different regions, including Africa, the Caribbean, and Asia.

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2. MTYRetreats

Myleik Teele is an online personality and founder of curlBOX and MGYResorts. With most of her projects revolving around women, she founded MTYRetreats to provide next-level luxury retreat experiences and empower. You can be assured that this retreat is designed to provide the healing and growth you are looking for, considering Myleik's penchant for making bosses out of women.

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The founder believes that women deserve more. She helps them realize this through her curated luxury retreats, inviting women to 4-diamond resorts and 5-star hotels to show them they belong everywhere. Be sure to carry your dancing shoes because MTYRetreat knows how to have fun.

3. Women of Color Healing Retreats

Based in Costa Rica, these retreats provide Black women a sanctuary to reset, focusing on wellness, femininity, adventure, and healing. Women of Color Healing Retreats does a great job reconnecting women with nature, setting them apart from a society that wishes to stunt their spiritual growth. These retreats are organized for all women regardless of sexual orientation, background, culture, or spiritual ideologies.

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4. The Whole Experience Retreat

This list cannot be complete without mentioning The Whole Experience Retreat, which, true to its name, gives Black women an entire experience of adventure filled with learning and healing. TameikaG and Whitney Gee founded this retreat to allow women to build healthy lifestyles and create communities while exploring beautiful parts of this world. In a nutshell, The Whole Experience Retreats is a traveling health retreat made for women. So far, they have been to South Africa, Thailand, Bali, and Greece, just to name a few.

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5. Leisano Living

This platform provides corporate and private retreats combining travel and wellness to help you reach healthy living or emotional well-being. This Black-owned retreat company allows you to curate your retreat that suit your group’s needs or choose from a list of prearranged wellness retreats. These retreats are mostly fitness-oriented to help you reach your healthy living goals.

Take a Breather

With everything going on in your life, whether at work or taking care of your family, taking time to appreciate and love yourself is crucial. It could be for a massage, yoga, or even a retreat where you can interact with other like-minded people. These five Black-led retreats curate unique retreats to ensure you get in touch with the real you.

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