Our first official Maroon Retreat!
After a trial run last year we are excited to officially announce and offer you Maroon Retreats, Groundation’s collaboration with Chiq Haven! These retreats are designed to bring people together in a spirit of collective growth. Our vision is to create spaces for the people of our beautiful country to nurture themselves and connect with others that, perhaps, they may not have connected with otherwise. Everyone is welcome so we already have a variety of visitors and primarily local residents registered.
Mimi Chiq, the founder of Chiq Haven, is a certified massage therapist and our co-founder, Malaika Brooks-Smith-Lowe, is a certified yoga instructor. Together they, and the teams that they gather for each retreat, will offer a rich experience that is affordable and full of positive vibrations. It is a movement of positivity really.
Nuff said for now because we only have 7 spots left for this Sunday’s Maroon Retreat at Mango Bay Cottages in Woodford, St.John! We are so thrilled to be linked up with Mango Bay for this, owners Syisha & Peggy Williams have a holistic vision that is in sync with what we are aiming for. For little more than the cost of a full body massage, see what you get at Maroon Retreat below. Consider joining us this Sunday. We would love to connect with you.
P.S. Why “Maroon”? Well Maroons were people who ran away from enslavement and created self-sufficient societies particularly in places like Jamaica and Guyana, which had the vast mountains to secure them. In Grenada, the concept of Maroon evolved to refer to a spirit of people coming together in a village effort to get things done. So for instance, someone might hold a maroon to build a fence around there house inviting people to lend their time to the effort. In situations like this there is often a communal pot being cooked and drinks to share so it is both productive and social. It is in this spirit of community that we bring you Maroon Retreats.