2024 Sacred Waters Retreat

about us


Iya Sobande Greer


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 (https://naturalchoicesbotanica.com/abotany/). Sobande resides near Nashville TN with her King of 25 yrs, three daughters & 5 precious grand-luvs.

Shana Nunnelly


Shana Nunnelly (www.shananunnelly.com/) 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.



WATER heals and purifies. It quenches our bodies and revives our spirit. We subscribe to the truth that Water is divine and moves through us all. It is for this reason Sacred Waters Retreat holds space near Rivers, Lakes, Waterfalls and Oceans. We Invoke the power of water to bring women together through emotion, ritual and connection to the divine feminine. We are moved to provide compassionate, and healing space where women can feel safe and nurtured. We offer sanctuary in nature, and encourage fun and exploration as we unite joyfully with our ancestry through sacred ritual. Some paths are best walked alone and some are walked in profound harmony with others. We want to celebrate your journey to reclaim the SACRED that lies within you.

Join us and BE MOVED!

swr mission statement

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!