April 2024

14Apr(Apr 14)2:30 PM20(Apr 20)11:00 AMIlluminating the Beautiful Qualities of the Heart - A Retreat for all Self-identified Women of the Black African DiasporaRegistration opens December 12, 20232:30 PM - 11:00 AM (20) Upper Retreat Hall Teacher(s): Amana Brembry Johnson; Konda Mason; DaRa Williams; Ruth King; Richelle Evelyn Donigan (movement) On-landNo prerequisiteOpens soon

Event Details

Dates: Sunday to Saturday, April 14-20, 2024 (6 nights). Code 324R24.
Arrival Time: 2:30-4:30 pm
Departure Time: 11:00 am
Sliding Scale:* – TBD
*Fees DO NOT include a donation to the teacher(s).

Registration opens approximately 9:00 am Pacific Time on December 12, 2023.


Open to:

Open to: All Self-identified Women of the Black African Diaspora


There is a deep well of vibrant and intuitive knowing that is alive in the bone memory of Black Women’s bodies. To recognize and revitalize the innate and beautiful qualities of tenderness, kindness, and joy that reside within the heart is to access the internal protection and ancestral wisdom and strength needed on the arduous journey towards liberation.

During this retreat we will practice silent meditation indoors and in nature. There will be periods of community building and wisdom sharing as well as Dharma talks, embodiment practices, meetings with teachers, and time for reflective, intentional rest to nourish and refresh the mind, heart and body. Through guided practices of self-love, compassion and a deepened connection to nature, we will illuminate the heart of strength and tenderness that resides within us all.

Scholarship offerings: All scholarship rates require a minimum fee ($60/night). Scholarships are limited to TWO per calendar year for on-land retreats. And, while we are not able to offer “pay what you can”-type of scholarships for in-person retreats, they are still available for online offerings as space allows.

Hemera Fellowships for Residential Retreats – are you eligible and a first-time retreatant? Learn more details…

Room Occupancy*: We have double and single occupancy rooms. Many of our rooms are single occupancy (only 16 of 80 rooms are double occupancy). We offer a “guaranteed single room” rate and these will be limited (16). This rate guarantees a single room while helping to support scholarships and all we do here at Spirit Rock. The remaining single rooms are not exclusive to the top end of the sliding scale; however, they are initially prioritized for those with serious medical needs.

*Subject to change depending upon COVID-19 situation.

IMPORTANT – Details on our current COVID Safety Protocols for In-person Retreats.


On-land Programs and COVID Safety Protocols. Learn More