The Year of Return to Ghana
NOVEMBER 10 - 16, 2019
President Nana Akufo-Addo of Ghana has declared 2019 the “Year of Return to Ghana” for Africans in the Diaspora. Join Jay English and Omi for a trip dedicated to Sankofa, as we travel to Ghana to reconnect with Africa the birthplace of humanity. During this 5 day trip, we will visit Ghana's Beautiful beaches, enchanted forests, dine on African cuisine, connect with the people of Ghana and do inner work to heal ourselves and reconnect with our ancestors. We will also visit the slave dungeons of Cape Coast and Elmina where many Africas were held captive before they were taken on the devastating journey of the Middle Passage (Maafa). This is both a celebration of African culture and a trip to focus on healing the identity trauma so many African people have experienced.
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CAPE COAST CASTLE

THE ITINERARY

DAY 1

DAY 2

DAY 3

Akwaaba! (Welcome) to Accra - the capital of Ghana. Upon arriving at the hotel we'll settle in and enjoy a welcome drink and a meal. Rest, take a nap and freshen up. Later on, we'll have a welcome dinner and hit up The Republic​.​
Start off the morning  with retreat workshops. Fabric shopping at Makola Market – the largest and busiest open-air markets. Lunch. Next, a photo-walking tour of Accra’s historic first neighborhoods – James Town and Ussher Town.
Cape Coast. We'll visit Cape Coast Castle (slave dungeon). We'll spend the rest of the day at a beautiful beach resort for our retreat workshops. After workshops are complete, spend the evening decompressing by the beach and relaxing. 

DAY 4

DAY 5

DAY 6 + 7

Kumasi! Make your own Adinkra prints and try your hand at weaving Kente cloth using the traditional loom. You will also have the opportunity to buy directly from the artisans who make each craft.
Depart early for a scenic drive from Peki to HoHoe (ho-hoy). Take a 45-minute trek through the forest while learning about the Volta Region. At the end of the trek, you will arrive at Wli Falls- the tallest in West Africa (80 ft).
On day 6, we'll spend our last day finalizing retreat workshops and catching up on any excursions, shopping. and other activities. On day  7 we'll say our good byes and head back to the states. 

The itinerary is subject to change.

KUMASI

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WHAT'S INCLUDED?

LODGING ACCOMMODATIONS
DAILY YOGA + MEDITATION
RETREAT WORKSHOPS
CURATED ACTIVITY AND NIGHTLIFE EXPERIENCES
PHOTOGRAPHER TO DOCUMENT THE TRIP

 
INVESTMENT: $2000 USD

STUDENT SPECIAL
INVESTMENT: $1500 USD

DUE IN FULL  ON OR  BEFORE SEPTEMBER 30, 2019

DUE IN FULL  ON OR  BEFORE SEPTEMBER 30, 2019

BOOKING INFORMATION​
UPON BOOKING YOU WILL RECIEVE A WELCOME EMAIL WITH YOUR PERSONALIZED PAYMENT PLAN.
PAYMENT PLANS WILL VARY DEPENDING UPON WHEN YOU  BOOK YOUR RETREAT + TRAVEL. 

DEPOSIT: $250 USD

DUE AT BOOKING

*NON-REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT*

REGISTRATION
ABOUT US

HONORS


Jay “Honors” English has been an avid practitioner of Meditation since 1999. After training for years with Yogic Master Dana Dennard, he received an Advanced Yogic Initiation in 2005. Once Honors completed his initial initiation, he sought out Dana Dennard’s Guru, Amrit Desai and became a Certified Meditation Instructor at the Amrit Yoga Institute in 2007. Since then he has been helping others to find peace, joy, balance and insight using the vehicle of Meditation. In 2014 Honors English founded Honors Yoga, an online platform for teaching meditation and spiritual growth. Since HonorsYoga launched, Honors has created five online Meditation courses and his own system of kundalini energy healing. Honors is currently on the Sacred Sexuality tour visiting major cities across the US and teaching the inner technology of orgasmic living. Honors is a Meditation Instructor, Energy Healer, and Spiritual Coach.








Omikunle Ashley Freeze Ekundayo is a daughter, sister, friend, lover of learning and so much more. She is a mental health clinician and an intuitive holistic health practitioner based in New York City. She is a doctoral student, studying Mind Body Medicine, specializing in Integrative Mental Health. Omikunle treats her clients ‘wholistically’ using traditional natural medicine, yoga, energy healing, meditation, among other healing modalities. Omikunle also offer a range of online courses, in person workshops and international retreats which highlight soulcare, mental health, traditional self-health and spiritual development. Omikunle is the founder of The Omiwali Center and Sojourn.

OMIKUNLE

The FAQs
DO I NEED A PASSPORT?

YES. MAKE SURE IT IS VALID FOR THE NEXT SIX MONTHS.

DO I NEED A VISA?

IF YOU ARE A U.S. CITIZEN, YOU NEED A VISA. IF YOU ARE NOT A U.S. CITIZEN, PLEASE CHECK PRIOR TO ARRIVAL IF YOUR COUNTRY REQUIRES ONE.
YOU ASSUME COMPLETE AND FULL RESPONSIBILITY FOR CHECKING AND VERIFYING ANY AND ALL PASSPORT, VISA, VACCINATION, OR OTHER ENTRY REQUIREMENTS ARE MET.

FLIGHT?

WE WILL BE TRAVELING FROM ALL OVER THE COUNTRY. WE WILL TRY OUR BEST TO CONNECT YOU WITH TRAVELERS IN/AROUND YOUR AREA SO THAT YOU WILL HAVE A TRAVEL COMPANION AT LEAST, TO GHANA. 
AIRPORT: KOTOKA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, ACCRA, GHANA

FLIGHTS ARE NOT INCLUDED IN YOUR RETREAT FEES

LODGING

ROOMS ARE BASED ON DOUBLE OCCUPANCY. WE OFFER THOSE WHO ARE TRAVELING ALONE THE OPPORTUNITY TO BE PAIRED UP WITH OTHER SOLO TRAVELERS. YOU MAY FIND YOUR OWN ROOMMATE UP UNTIL OCTOBER 5, 2019. AFTER YOU HAVE BEEN ASSIGNED A ROOMMATE WE WILL INTRODUCE THE TWO OF YOU BY EMAIL. TRAVELING WITH A GROUP? NO PROBLEM, WE WILL TRY OUR BEST TO ROOM YOU IN GROUPS OF 3 OR 4. RETREAT RATES DO NOT CHANGE FOR GROUPS.

WHAT CURRENCY IS ACCEPTED?

THE CEDI IS THE CURRENCY OF GHANA. CURRENTLY, 1 USD $ = ~4 CEDIS.

HOW MUCH MONEY SHOULD I BRING?

THIS DEPENDS ON YOUR SPENDING HABITS, BUT WE RECOMMEND $60 USD/DAY OR $600 USD/TRIP.  WE WILL CHANGE OUR MONEY DURING THE FIRST/ARRIVAL DAY.

CAN I USE CREDIT CARDS?

YES, HOWEVER, VERY FEW MERCHANTS ACCEPT CREDIT CARDS. WE ADVISE THAT YOU LET YOUR BANKS AND CREDIT CARD COMPANIES KNOW YOU WILL BE IN FOREIGN LANDS.

DO I NEED VACCINATIONS?

A YELLOW FEVER VACCINATION IS REQUIRED FOR TRAVEL TO GHANA.
TO LEARN MORE ABOUT HEALTH RECOMMENDATIONS AHEAD OF YOUR TRIP, PLEASE SEE THE CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION’S FACT SHEET ON GHANA.

TIME ZONE

GHANA IS IN THE GMT TIME ZONE (GREENWICH MEAN TIME). GHANA IS 4 HOURS AHEAD OF EST.

WHAT IS THE AVERAGE MEAL PRICE?

MEALS AT LOCAL RESTAURANTS RANGE FROM $5- 15 USD. MEALS AT CONTINENTAL RESTAURANTS RANGE FOM $7 TO $40 USD. YOU’LL RECEIVE RESTAURANT SUGGESTIONS CLOSER TO THE DATE TO REVIEW AND DECIDE FROM.


More Questions? 

Email: 
      Omikunle - [email protected]                                      Honors - [email protected] 

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