2018 wellness retreat weekend


A Different Experience.

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


Invest in yourself.

We are magical, aren’t we? But it takes work. We are responsible for balancing work & home, family & colleagues, the must dos with the like tos, and yet we keep it together. We experience stress, fatigue, and anxiety. We strive for success, joy, and love. Each day we hope our investments pay off, not knowing what challenge tomorrow will throw at us next. That being said, our peace is a luxury that we seldom get to experience. How and where do we harness that stillness and inner-clarity?

Mind Body Melanin is an empowering 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 Melanin Wellness Retreat is a multidimensional experience that uplifts women by offering the healing benefits of self-care regimens, connection to the physical body, spiritual growth and community building.

If you don’t invest in yourself, who will? We often pour 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 change 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 woman of color, 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:

  • “I am so used to being everything to everyone, but what abut ME?”
  • Stress, anxiety and even depression are things that just happen in life and I’ve learned to cope.”
  • “I’m burnt out. I feel like I’m just going through the motions.”
  • “I have trouble saying no to others because I don't want to let anyone down.”
  • “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 cultivate 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 self-transforming experience

2016 Wellness Retreat Highlights!

2017 Wellness Retreat Highlights!


MBM Founder


Keisha Faulkner

Hey girl hey! I’m Keisha, the Founder of Mind Body Melanin and like many women of color I have had my fair share of burn-out, stress, desperate search for inner-peace! Since 2011 I've worked in demanding corporate careers and realized the effect that stress can have on my life, including burn-out and unfulfillment. I'm sure you can relate to stress-induced diseases plaguing our  family members and close friends with chronic illnesses such as, depression, hypertension, kidney disease and heart failure. In 2015, I realized women with melanin are unfortunately often misunderstood and misrepresented in the wellness industry. I began organizing wellness retreats for women that were affordable, authentic, and an intimate experience amongst like-minded women.   I’m excited to invite you to join the MBM community!

Retreat Wellness Coach

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.



*Sample Agenda





free time

Campus Tour


Welcome Night






Group Wellness Workshop


Free Time

Breakout Session I 

Breakout Session II


Evening Self-Care Session





Creative Art Therapy


Free Time

Group Wellness Workshop



Creative Movement 



Sunrise Mediation


Labyrinth Reflection Walk


Restorative Group Session


The Details


October 11 - October 14th 2018

4 days/ 3 night accommodations



The Art of Living Retreat Center

639 Whispering Hills Rd.

Boone, NC 28607


***starting at $642

Included: Premium (Hotel Style) or Budget Friendly (Retreat Style) Accommodations, 3 delicious organic vegetarian meals per day, personal swag bag with wellness goodies, MBM branded gift, wellness workshops, small group sessions, yoga, + guided mediations, creative movement with our phenomenal Wellness Coach Camille Simone, nature walks, labryinth, evening bonfire, + more!

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


Registration instructions:

Step 1. Click Here to complete the Mind Body Melanin retreat registration form and travel waiver

Step 2. Click Here to complete your registration and room deposit at The Art of Living Retreat Center

*Room types are available upon request

*Inclusive rates price reflects per person rate

*A 30% non-refundable deposit is due at time of registration. Balance due will be on September 11, 2018

Important: Your spot is not guaranteed until you register and make your 30% deposit


    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 MBM Reconnect Group Community

    Limited spots Available, Register today! 

    Want to know more?


    We would love to hear from you!

    Email: hello@mindbodymelanin.com