Reset, Renew, Release Retreat 2018

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Spend a few days on the stunning white beaches of Destin, Florida and renew your mind, body and soul in 2018. 


The Reset, Renew, Release Women's Retreat will be held in beautiful Destin, Florida January 12-15, 2018. This empowering 3-day weekend will be filled with workshops to help you set goals for 2018, while also helping you to transform your mindset. Expert life coaches and yoga instructors will give personalized sessions that will be life changing and impactful. 

This retreat will be an opportunity to reset and unplug from life's distractions while focusing on setting an action plan for new goals for 2018. You will join a group of likeminded women who are all seeking to reconnect with themselves.  Release yourself from stress on the stunning white sand beaches of stunning Destin in a modern beach house with first rate amenities.

How do you know if this retreat will be a good fit for you?

*You need to get focused on setting goals for the next year and beyond 

*You are in need of "me time" away from your busy schedule

*You would like to connect with positive women who are likeminded and on a journey to greatness

*You long to fully walk in your purpose but need more motivation to do so. 

Book now at:

$725 to $850 (single and double rooms available)

Retreat Schedule

*Check in/Registration

*Please join us for a meet up at the Camille's At Crystal Beach for dinner


Beachside Yoga & Meditation

Reset Your Financial Mindset Workshop
Renewing Relationships Sisterhood Circle

Releasing Fears Journaling & Reflection

Healing Foods & Nutrition Cooking Demonstration

Sunday Beachside Yoga & Meditation

Reclaiming Your Power Soul Session
Defining Black Girl Magic Discussion

Reset, Renew, Release 2018 Vision Board Party

Release Ceremony


Morning Meditation and Reflection

Closing Session

Meet Our Retreat Leaders

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Dr. Ashley R. Preston

Dr. Ashley Robertson Preston is a motivational speaker, historian and the author of three books. She has lectured in major cities across the country and the Caribbean. Her first book Mary McLeod Bethune in Florida: Bringing Social Justice to the Sunshine State has been utilized in college classrooms and in local communities to inspire women to become change agents and community builders. Dr. Preston is also a businesswoman and owner of Passport Required Vacations. She has curated trips across the globe to destinations including Cuba, Amsterdam, Colombia, Egypt and South Africa.

Dr. Preston is a graduate of Howard University (Ph.D.), Temple University (M.A.) and Bowie State University (B.S.)

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Jerilyn Johnson is a teacher, life coach, analyst,  problem solver, and rule breaker who was raised working-class in the heart of Texas. She earned aMA/ MBA from the University of Maryland in Financial Management/ Human Capital Management, and a BA in Economics from the University of Texas at Austin.

Her life experience has taught her to be candid in talking about money to people across class, race, gender, education, ability. She is a Human Resources Professional by day,  and by night develops budgets and data analysis for small and mid sized nonprofit organizations and provides individual financial assistance and tax preparation. After receiving her certification as a Financial Education Instructor, Financially Woke and The Eternal Wealth Management Project launched in 2016. The intention was to create recurring classes full of tangible and useful information where people, who are underserved by traditional financial literacy programs, who need help handling their financial lives are able to get the information they need to take care of themselves, their communities, and their families in a collaborative, community-building way. She genuinely believes that we all rise together. And to rise, we must address our relationship with money head on and overcome our subconscious mind.

Jerilyn believes that capitalism is broken, but we don’t have to be broke in it. It is imperative that we know how to take ourselves, our families, and our communities. We can have the things we need…..and want!

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Erin Michelle Washington is an artist, community builder and teaching artist from Montgomery, AL. She attended Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University and obtained her MFA in Acting from San Francisco's award-winning, American Conservatory Theater. While in the Bay Area, Erin co-lead a youth initiative, The Nia Project, which provided artistic outlets for youth residing in Bayview/Hunter’s Point. 

In 2009, Erin started Soul Productions, a company that exposes urban communities to emerging independent artists who are pioneering new approaches to music and theatre. She has since taken her thoughts on community on the road.  She has participated as a New Play Producing Fellow in the American Voices New Play Institute at Arena Stage, A Community Producer at Oregon Shakespeare Festival for “Party People”, a multimedia community-based theatre piece that explores the movements of the Black Panther Party and Young Lords. She is currently also working with the current production at The Public Theater. 

Washington just recently served as a Producing Associate at American Conservatory Theatre where she was a producer and strategist for the Women's Leadership Conference, Creator and Producer of the Bayview Arts Festival. 

Washington has created her arts consulting company, The Washington Group, LLC and is beginning programming in Atlanta, Georgia for her community center, the Soul Center: A space that curates art, conversation, and community.

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Shatira Jacobs is a Licensed Mental Health Therapist, seasoned in the area of community counseling. She has a strong background in working within the justice system as it relates to children and families within the dependency system. Hailing from the beautiful city of Fort Lauderdale Florida, Shatira earned her Bachelor of Science degree in the field of Psychology from Bethune Cookman University formally known as Bethune Cookman College in 2005 where she graduated cum-lade. During her matriculation at Bethune Cookman, Shatira also served as President of the prestigious Psy-Chi, the National Psychology Honors Society. Shatira went on to further her education at Webster University where she obtained her Master’s degree in Community Counseling in 2009. Shatira is well versed in working with minority populations (i.e. African Americans, women, the LGBTQ community, etc.).  Through her experience in serving as the Assistant Director of Counseling at Bethune Cookman University, Ms. Jacobs, has served as the Prevention Specialist on the Project S.T.E.P.S. (Survival through Education and Prevention Services) suicide awareness/prevention grant funded through SAMHSA. Through project S.T.E.P.S., Ms. Jacobs became a certified Question Persuade and Refer (QPR) trainer. In addition, she has served in the capacity of Advisor for B-CU’s student organization entitled the Domestic Violence Empowerment Council, as well as created the University’s Crisis Response Manual. As a result of the Crisis Response Manual, Ms. Jacobs also serves as the clinical consultant for administration as it relates to students with behavioral health concerns.

Ms. Jacobs’ theoretical approach is multifaceted as she integrates Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Solution Focused Therapies all while maintaining her primary focus of the “here and now”.

EVENT DETAILS AT A GLANCE EVENT: Reset, Renew, Release Women's Retreat DATES: January 12-15, 2018

LOCATION: Destin, Florida CLOSEST AIRPORT: Destin - Fort Walton Beach Airport (VPS) SHUTTLE

TRANSPORTATION: A complimentary shuttle will be provided but space is limited.

DRESS CODE: We recommend that you dress comfortably and casually most of the weekend. Please bring appropriate attire for 2 days of beach meditation activities/yoga.

LODGING: Registration includes a 3 night stay in a modern beach house located in the heart of Destin just 1.5 blocks from the beach. Individual and shared rooms are available.

MEALS: Breakfast and Lunch will be available every day. All meals will include healthy yet hearty options. Snacks will also be available along with tea, coffee and bottled water throughout the day. Any food allergies or special dietary needs must be indicated upon registration.

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