2024 Sacred Waters Retreat

Sacred Emporium

Become an Exhibitor!

Sacred Waters Retreat is an annual retreat for women of color. Our 2024 retreat is in its 22nd year.  This year we are hosting a special edition of our retreat called “Summer Book Salon” with some of our favorite speakers and authors in women’s wellness. Sacred Waters Retreat is a professional organization designed to hold space for women of color in safe places for ritual, healing & restoration. We allow participants to share and explore the ancient healing traditions of our foremothers as we remember, resurrect and honor their legacies in healing.

In addition to our luminary keynotes and renowned herbalist speakers, High Priestess & Author 
Yeye Luisah Teish will be presenting and leading us in ritual. Iya Mary Ayodele will also be joining us. She is a Prophetess and Community Herbalist. As Foundress of the Institute of Africana Cosmology, she preserves and teaches Africana healing wisdom in conferences, classes, and consultations globally. Sacred Waters Retreat offers classes, workshops, ceremonies, rituals, and sacred gathering spaces for healings, rest and rejuvenation to an intimate group of 125 attendees and staff from around the world.

This 4-day weekend retreat takes place for the first time at the private home of our founder’s compound in the beautiful rolling hills of Clarksville, Tennessee. The vending fee of $300 is for 3.5 days or the vending fee of $150 per the day of your choosing. Assistants are an additional $168.

A few of our luminaries and guest speakers:

yeye luisah teish
Yeye Luisah Teish

An Iyanifa and Oshun Chief in the Yoruba tradition. Author of Jambalaya: The Natural Woman's Book of Personal Charms and Practical Rituals.

Rose Bird
Stephanie Rose Bird

A magickal herbalist, aromatherapist and is sole proprietor of Almost Edible Natural Products. Bird is also the author of 8 books and writes regularly for www.naturallycurly.com as the resident herbalist and expert on natural ingredients.

Iya Mary Ayodele

Mary Ayodele is a Prophetess and Community Herbalist. As Foundress of the Institute of Africana Cosmology, she preserves and teaches Africana healing wisdom in conferences, classes, and consultations globally.

Muti Emily Gunter

Emily Diane Gunter, the Development Director for Urgent Academy. Emily is also known as Muti Emily, the Founder of the Rites of Passage Youth Empowerment Programs Worldwide dedicated to the cultural and educational empowerment for all people.

Thank you for your interest in offering your holistic service, herbal product(s), and/or handcrafted items at the Sacred Waters Retreat. Though the retreat’s emphasis is primarily ritual and educational, the Sacred Emporium adds a wonderful dimension to the event and provides participants with an excellent opportunity to obtain high quality herbal and sacred soul products. It’s always a favorite space at the retreat, as women tend to love to bring something home that reminds them of the experience shared.

Please download and read through the following information about vending at the retreat. Should you have further questions, please contact the Site Manager directly.  Jaymii Liehr | SiteFairySWR@gmail.com