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Cedarbrook Lodge

WOW Retreat Revival

Join us for Retreat Revival, a transformative experience for Black women, where we lay down our superwoman capes and focus on healing, empowerment, and professional growth. This springtime retreat offers luxurious shared accommodations, delicious meals, empowering workshops, and more!

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WOW Retreat Revival
WOW Retreat Revival

Time & Location

May 09, 2024, 3:00 PM PDT – May 12, 2024, 3:00 PM PDT

Cedarbrook Lodge, 18525 36th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98188, USA

About The Event

Sis--- It's time to put your superwoman CAPE DOWN and JOIN US for a Retreat Revival experience that promises to REVIVE your mind, body, and soul!  Honey, this is a  spring time LIFE revival! WE have been through SO MUCH! YOU DESERVE a sacred space for healing, mental health and professional empowerment education, and life-changing  liberation tools to ELEVATE our hearts and minds mentally, spiritually, emotionally, and professionally. 

Who should register and attend Retreat Revival?

Retreat Revival is for Black women who need space to rest, release, renew, reflect, rejuvenate, and revive! Reconnect with self, connect with sistas, and revive your passion and purpose!

Retreat Revival Speakers & Facilitators  line up:

We have curated a powerful panel, INSPIRING and thought provoking speakers, and a Retreat Passport filled with wellbeing activities that will personally escort YOU back to YOU!  Featured Retreat Revival Speakers/Facilitators/Presenters: Veronica Very, Dr. Vikki Johnson, Amber Warner, Eryonne White, Shanell Powell, Gwendolyn Coates, Myesha Mitchell, and Tiffany Wilson.

Veronica Very 

Discovering & Activating Your Purpose

Veronica Very is the founder of Wonder of Women International, WOW Gallery, and WOW Healing Villa in South Africa. She authored the Dear Sista Coffee Table book and curated the 'Dear Sista, I See You' Healing Art Exhibition, centering Black women and Black love in Downtown Seattle. Veronica's work inspires healing from racial and emotional traumas through art and storytelling. She has received accolades such as The Seattle Times Best in the Pacific Northwest 2023 awards, Puget Sound Business Journal’s Woman Leader in Business award, the Seattle Storm’s Woman of Influence recognition, the Community Catalyst Award from the University of Washington Evans School of Public Policy and Governance, and the Best Author award from the 2023 Soul Cafe Awards. Her commitment to healing justice is evident in her partnership with visual artist Hiawatha D., advocating for the transformative power of Black Love.

Dr. Vikki Johnson

Take Up Space: Balancing Wellbeing & Wonder Personally & Professionally

Throughout her life, Dr. Vikki Johnson has felt a deep connection to her ancestors and an ardent calling to serve others. Following the path forged from generations of trailblazers, her life has been guided by their legacy and driven by her passion to empower women to live authentically and purposefully. She is a thought leader and trusted voice on numerous issues. Through her work, she empowers women in leadership and those aspiring to lead.

Dr. Vikki is a dynamic speaker and impassioned author whose words have touched thousands of women across the world. She is the Chief Executive Officer of Soul Wealth LLC, which is the parent company of the Soul Wealth Academy. Her purpose is to help women rise above their current circumstances to boldly and confidently live an amazing life.

Eryonne White

The Identification, Prevalence, and Impact of the Superwoman Schema on Black Woman

Eryonne White, a rising 4th year Psychology Scholar on the Pre-medicine track at Florida Agricultural  and Mechanical University from West Palm Beach, Florida.  She aspires to be a Black Physician and Educator, dedicated to caring for and uplifting the black community. 

In this workshop, we will delve into the concept of the Superwoman Schema, a societal expectation that places undue pressure on Black women to embody strength and resilience at all times. We will explore why it is crucial to recognize and dismantle this schema, understanding its impact and prevalence in our lives. Through insightful discussions and practical exercises, we will learn how to identify the signs of the Superwoman Schema in ourselves and others, and the detrimental effects it can have on our mental, emotional, and physical well-being.

By embracing practices of self-care, setting boundaries, and prioritizing our own needs, we can begin to release the burden of the superwoman cape and embrace a lifestyle of balance and renewal. Join us as we embark on a journey towards rest, healing, and self-discovery, reclaiming our agency and power as Black women.

Amber Warner, LCSW

S.O.S: Saving OurSelves

This dynamic workshop will serve as a beacon of light, offering a space for Black women to connect and prioritize our well-being. Drawing from the wisdom within our heritage, culture, and lived experiences. We will build on the strength of our historical resilience and resistance as we explore strategies for self-care, healing, and personal growth.

At the heart of this experience is the recognition of the mind/body connection and its profound impact on our well-being. By deepening our understanding of the interconnectedness of our thoughts, emotions, actions, reactions, and physical health, we will begin to cultivate wholeness and break free from the chains of generational trauma, internalized, relationalized and societal oppression.

Utilizing the Triple A method - Awareness, Acceptance, and Application - we will embark on a journey of self -discovery and transformation. This process includes the identification of common self-defeating beliefs to stimulate awareness for transformation and the restoration of our crowns. Together, we will identify the barriers that hold us back from living our best lives and develop practical strategies for nourishing it. Through radical self-acceptance, intentional action, and mutual support, we will reclaim our agency and chart a course toward unwavering liberation.

Amber Warner is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, with over 20 years of experience. She has had the privilege of serving as a community outreach case manager (4 years), school social worker (8 years), medical social worker (5 years) , and behavioral health therapist (3 years). As a School Social Worker, in addition to her work with children and their families, she was part of the school wide Modern Red School House Leadership Team and the Positive Behavior Interventions and Systems Team. She facilitated K-6 monthly classroom discussions utilizing Second Step and Character Counts curriculums. Amber is also a co-author of Building Resilience in Students Impacted by Adverse Childhood Experiences: A Whole Staff Approach.  In 2011 Amber worked in healthcare and part of the organization’s leadership team, she was introduced to the work of Dr. Bryan Sexton on healthcare providers’ staggering burnout rates and the healing proponents of Positive Psychology. A new passion and interest developed for her. She became a Certified Duke Patient Safety Officer in 2013 at Duke University’s Patient Safety Center.  Amber has also studied under the direction of Dr. David Burns, leading Psychiatrist, and adjunct professor at Stanford University and the developer of TEAM a new form of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for the treatment of depression and anxiety. She has achieved Level 2 TEAM certification from the Feeling Good Institute.  She has a certification from the National Clearinghouse on Families and Youth in Trauma-Informed Care.  Most of all, Amber has a passion for people, their wellness, and quality of life. She currently resides in California. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, hiking, Inferno Pilates, learning new things, traveling, community service, attending church, and an occasional new pair of shoes.

What do you get with your registration?

  • Luxuriant Shared Accommodations
  • WOW Swag Bag
  • All Sessions and Retreat Activity Transportation
  • Professional Portrait (Headshot & Glam Shot)
  • Transformational Workshops for Personal, Professional & Purpose Driven Health & Wellbeing
  • Sisterhood Network of Likeminded Sistas
  • Sacred Space for Releasing, Renewing, Rejuvenating, & Rising!

Why should YOU attend?

Here are five reasons why you should consider attending Retreat Revival!

1. Professional Growth: Retreat Revival offers a unique opportunity for Black women to focus on their professional development. Through workshops, networking opportunities, and discussions, attendees can gain valuable skills, insights, and connections that can advance their careers and elevate their energy and productivity in the workplace.

2. Personal Empowerment: Attending Retreat Revival can be a transformative experience, empowering Black women to embrace their identity, strengths, and aspirations. It provides a supportive environment where WE can explore personal growth, self-care, and holistic well-being.

3. Circle of Sisterhood: Retreat Revival offers a space for Black women to connect with like-minded individuals, build meaningful relationships, and create a supportive community. This sense of belonging and solidarity can be a sacred community of accountability to goals and personal commitments.

4. Cultural Connection: Retreat Revival celebrates African traditions and heritage, providing a platform for Black women to reconnect with their roots, cultural practices, and storytelling. This celebration of culture can be a source of inspiration, pride, validation, and affirmation.

5. Mindfulness and Healing: Retreat Revival offers various activities and sessions focused on mindfulness, healing, and self-discovery. Through morning meditation, dance, and other practices, attendees can cultivate a sense of inner peace, clarity, and balance. There are intentional small circles and group talks that will empower attendees with tools for handling:  grief, unlocking purpose, solving internal workplace conflict, and more!

Retreat Revival is a unique blend of professional development, personal empowerment, community support, cultural celebration, and mindfulness. REGISTER TODAY and create your very own radical protest for RENEWAL, RESTORATION, and REVIVAL in the company of your Dear Sistas! 

Schedule


  • 1 hour

    Registration & Arrivals

    Cedarbrook Lodge

  • 4 hours

    Get Settled In and Explore the Lodge

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