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. 



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

*Payments made after September 11, 2018 are based on availability and must be paid in full.

Important: Your spot is not guaranteed until you register and a payment is made.


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