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Hold Us Sacred Retreats

Hold Us Sacred Retreats are a continuation of the work we began with Thea Monyeé’s Blood & Bajareque, a collection of sacred writings that explored questions of ancestral inheritance, spiritual data, and the intentional accessing of both for joy, transformation, and liberation. We have nurtured global relationships and community to discover ideal ecosystems for immersion and explorations of these concepts as collectives.

From sunrise meditations and Seeded Soul Sessions led by Thea Monyeé at the Red Sea, to local food experiences and getting up close with one of the most beautiful and preserved coral reefs on the planet, Hold Us Sacred supports both inner and outer expansion with the help of our community partners, Sunny Beach, Hayat Travel Services and Costa Bao, to name a few.

This retreat is open to all persons guided to this experience by Spirit with the understanding that it is:

  • Black women led, centered, and designed
  • Spiritually led and ancestor supported
  • Nature aligned
  • Intended for persons seeking to Find Your Yes and to Seat Your Soul

This nine-day retreat includes two travel days, sessions with Thea Monyeé, intentional movement sessions, community engagement, nature immersion and exposure, pre-selected spa treatments and more.


  • To expand attendees’ capacity for receiving and sustaining the flow of love
  • To empower attendees to view their bodies as naturally evolving adaptive sensory and pleasure centered instruments of nature spirit and love
  • To eradicate psychological economic social and environmental roadblocks to viewing self as a member of a global universal ecosystem
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Hold Us Sacred the retreat

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Your retreat hosts, Thea and ACE, look forward to guiding you through a weekend filled with connection, liberation, planting seeds, and joyful movement and meditation. This intimate experience with Thea and ACE will offer you a one-on-one opportunity to connect with each of your hosts to help guide you into a season of gratitude, abundance, rest, and JOY! You will not want to miss out on planting SOULful seeds in sessions with Thea and moving your body with ACE through yoga, tapping, and so much more. Join US!

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As the sun begins to set, enjoy a change of venue at Terras, the resort’s signature dinner destination offering a delightfully fresh and modern take on regionally inspired cuisine.

Oh goodness, what am I going to wear?

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