A Different Experience.

A Wellness Weekend Retreat in the beautiful North Carolina Mountains designed for millennial women of color in search of stronger emotional, physical and spiritual balance, internal peace, and a greater sense of vitality. 


Invest in yourself.

Whether it's career stress, family demands, juggling a social life and love life, or reaching your personal goals, our minds are constantly in a state of movement and chaos. With this said, peace is a luxury that we seldom get to experience. How and where do we find stillness and inner-peace?

Mind Body Melanin is a supportive community of women in search of healing, peace, and balance. Integrative wellness is your personal journey to feel whole and balanced in multiple areas of your life: mind, body, and spirit. 

The Wellness Retreat is a multidimensional experience that offers healing benefits to women seeking stronger emotional well-being, physical aptitude, spiritual growth and a greater sense of vitality. 

If you don’t invest in yourself, who will? We often invest our time and energy into everything except our personal health and well-being.  This is an opportunity for you to spend time with yourself, gain the emotional guidance you need, truly relax in a peaceful environment and exchange positive energy with like-minded women. Allow this retreat to be the life-changing experience you need. We challenge you to take this leap of faith and put yourself first!

Peace & Blessings,

The Mind Body Melanin Team


Who can benefit

The millennial woman unafraid to admit she is beautifully flawed while in search of internal peace, healing and balance. If you can identify with any of the statements below, you can most certainly benefit:

  • “Stress, anxiety and even depression are things that just happen in life and I’ve learned to cope.”
  • “I feel accomplished, but I rarely make time to enjoy life and do what I love anymore.”
  • “I have hidden insecurities, pain, and negativity that need healing and I simply don’t know where to even begin.”
  • “I am recently married and/or a new mother. I love my family, but what about ME?”
  • “I’m burnt out. I feel like I’m just going through the motions.”
  • “How do I find my purpose? I can’t remember the last time I focused on my passion or hobby.”
  • “Where can I meet other like-minded women seeking inner-peace and life fulfillment?”


  • To provide an atmosphere of peace and serenity, eliminating outside distractions of usual daily living
  • To promote self-awareness, inner-peace, stress-relief and energetic recharge through relaxation and meditation
  • To offer resources to resolve internal and external conflicts through group therapy sessions
  • To reflect on individual passion and purpose
  • To encourage a learning exchange of thoughts, ideas, and creative passions
  • To provide a life-changing experience

View highlights from our incredible 2016wellness retreat in the beautiful North Carolina Mountains. Plus attendee testimonials!


Retreat Facilitators

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Dr. Kristian H

Dr. Kristian H is a serial entrepreneur, lifestyle expert, and health enthusiast.  She embodies the passion, fearlessness, and uniqueness that fuels her generation.  She received her Bachelors degree from Yale and her Doctorate degree from Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, Dr. Kristian H blends her academic knowledge, creativity, and unconventional philosophy to promote healthy, happy, and free lifestyles. A speaker, blogger, and health enthusiast, Dr. Kristian H is inspiring a generation to be happy, healthy, and free!


Camille Simone

Camille Simone is here to turn people into movements. Empowering individuals through self-awareness, self-knowledge, and self-worth. She meets you where you are and harness everything you’re about, to coach you on how to elevate yourself; how to increase your quality of life. Camille is committed to developing her clients in the work and subjects of: ‘elevated self’, ‘transformation’, and ‘evolved purpose’. She is here to envision and goal-set with her client, and then she  will turn their visions into a reality that will change his/her life. Camille Simone offers individualized and specific professional development consulting, personal life coaching, and team and community focused program and project design opportunities.






free time

Campus Tour


Welcome Night




Morning Yoga/Mediation

Emotional Wellness Workshop


Free Time

Breakout Therapy Session I

Breakout Therapy Session II


Creative Art Therapy



Morning Hike

Physical Wellness Workshop


Free Time

Breakout Therapy Session III




Sunrise Mediation


Spiritual Wellness Workshop



Group Therapy Sessions

*Each attendee will have the option to choose 1 breakout session led by Camille simone


Breakout I: Grief, Loss and Letting Go  

Grief is complicated, which means there is no right or wrong way to process it. What our bodies and mind's know is that loss is painful and the heart feels the laceration that comes from losing something or someone. This workshop is a safe and warming place for you to open up not only about death, but of having to let go and move on, and to discover tools on how to heal as you journey. 


Breakout II: Breathe in, Breathe Out

In this group session we will explore the effects of depression and anxiety on the body and how being a strong woman of color is not a remedy for aiding depressive symptoms. In this session we will explore and dismantle the pressures, as well as the stereotypes that society has placed on women of color that impacts our abilities to heal. You will be in a safe place where you can use your voice and gain tools on how to breathe easy, without feeling suffocated by the need to live up to the standards that others, as well as people from our own culture, have placed upon us.


Breakout III: SELF-care for emotional resilience

This workshop is all about building your self-care toolbox. In this session we will focus on generating more self directed love by learning how to be honest with your emotions and using authenticity as a tool to build your self-esteem, your relationship with yourself, and most importantly, learn how to tend and nurture your spirit through creating self-care practices and rituals.

The Details


September 28 - October 1, 2017

4 days/ 3 night accommodations



The Art of Living Retreat Center

639 Whispering Hills Rd.

Boone, NC 28607



$699 per person (paid in full)

Payment Options: 

$249 Deposit due at registration

$450 Balance due by Aug 15th


$699 Paid in Full for any open spots

Included: Hotel-Style Lodging (double occupancy only), 3 delicious organic vegetarian meals per day, personal swag bag with wellness goodies (value: $400), MBM t-shirt (super cute not a summer camp t-shirt), wellness workshops with Dr. Kristian H., small group sessions, yoga, + guided mediations with Camille Simone, natural walk, labryinth, evening bonfire, + more!

Not Included: Optional retreat center classes (i.e: pottery), spa services, travel accommodations, transportation to/from the airport




    Stunning natural environment, majestic views

    Hotel Room Accommodations

    Activities: Yoga, Pottery, Hiking, Mind & Meditation, Labyrinth, Kirtan, Evening Bonfire

    Three healthy vegetarian meals daily with dietary needs accommodated

    Relaxing on-site Spa services available at the Shankara Ayurveda Spa 

    Retreat Featured Program: Emotional Healing & Group Therapy Session

    Post-Retreat Virtual Group Community

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    Register to attend

    In order to be fully registered for the 2017 MBM Retreat the registration form/agreement to terms and conditions + your retreat payment must be made

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    Want to see what we did last year? Check out the 2016 retreat in Boone, NC!