About Us




A Descendant of Enslaved Africans in the United States, Sobande was trained in the sacred art of herbalism by her great grandmother. She is a Afro Herbalist, Holistic Nutritionist, Educator, Consultant, Author, Founder & Creative powerhouse behind the NCB School of Herbalism & Holistic Health offering a 2 year learning program (www.naturalchoicesbotanica.com), Sacred Waters Herbal Retreat for Women of Color (www.sacredwatersretreat.com) and the United States first Afro Botany Immersion Conference (http://hiddengarden.co/afro-botany-conference/). Sobande resides near Nashville TN with her King of 25 yrs, three daughters, 4 precious grandluvs and their fat family dog Lullie Bell.



Shana Nunnelly is a holistic practitioner with more than 20 years of experience. With exposure to Tao practices in her teens she developed her mindfullness practice through sacred ritual, group therapy & the daily practice of working in ancient African spiritual traditions.

Shana is the founder of HoneeComb Holistic & Natural Hair Salon in Atlanta, GA. HoneeComb would grow to become a healing hub for the women she was servicing daily mind, body & spirit.


Sacred Waters Retreat, L.L.C is a professional organization designed to hold space for women of color in safe places for ritual, healing & restoration!

Sacred Waters Retreats, L.L.C allows participants to share and explore the ancient healing traditions of our fore-mothers as we remember, resurrect & honor their legacies. Our communities require that age old traditions be retained & practiced keeping our families healthy and balanced. Women are WATER, they are SOURCE, they are LIFE!

We do this by Honoring Our Ancestors at various locations around the world. Choose your destination!
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Our Team!

Jaymii Liehr

Jaymii Liehr

Site Manager

Akin Greer

Akinrinola Greer

Logistics Director

Brandy Johnson

Brandy Johnson

Ambassador Coordinator

Jeanna Rutledge

Jeanna Rutledge

Social Media/Public Relations Coordinator