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Our first official Maroon Retreat!

February 27, 2013
Malaika & Melissa talking about Maroon Retreats on Chit Chat.

Malaika & Mimi Chiq talking about Maroon Retreats on Chit Chat talk show.

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.


5 Comments leave one →
  1. Kadie! permalink
    February 27, 2013 2:27 pm

    PLEASE let there be one of these in July/early August … gosh you guys make me want to return home

    • Groundation Grenada Action Collective permalink*
      February 27, 2013 2:44 pm

      Shhh…. don’t tell anyone. Making people want to return to Grenada is one of our secret missions. We will definitely have more retreats. And wait until you here about the event we are launching, most likely in July!

      • Kadie! permalink
        February 27, 2013 3:12 pm

        I have a ten year plan but looks like I’ll be home often in the meantime. Time to sign up for Caribbean Airlines frequent flyer miles.

        I’m trying to be home from mid-July.

  2. malski permalink
    March 1, 2013 2:44 pm

    This event caught me off guard… would have liked to attend but i already have plans.. 😦

    • Groundation Grenada Action Collective permalink*
      March 1, 2013 2:57 pm

      No problem, there will be other Maroon Retreats, don’t you worry. Email and request to join our mailing list so you can stay posted.

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