Choosing Me: Honoring my Journey, Reigniting my Soul

A Destination Healing Retreat in San Pancho, Mexico

Oct 31-Nov 4, 2022

Join us for the experience of a lifetime!

Hooks Global is proud to announce our inaugural Choosing Me destination healing retreat. We will gather in beautiful San Pancho, Mexico (about an hour northwest of Puerto Vallarta) for five days of deep self-exploration, restoration, and healing, in community, with an incredible team of healers, facilitators, and life coaches who bring many diverse lived experiences, skills, wisdom, and areas of passion. This opportunity is centered on the lived experiences of BIPOC and invites co-conspirators who are ready to invest in individual and collective healing and liberation.

Examples of available courses and experiences include:

  • On-site life & liberation coaching
  • Individual & Collective Meditation
  • Ancestral Exploration
  • Celebrating Dia De Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) Nov. 1 & 2
  • Sound Healing Baths
  • Pool Therapy
  • Art Therapy
  • Massage/Reiki/Chakra Alignment
  • Yoga, Zumba, Movement Activities

And more!

Schedule

Each of the five days will be semi-structured with shared mealtimes, a collective morning activity, and various workshops and healing experiences to choose from in the afternoon. We will also include blocks of time during which you are encouraged to engage in whatever activities most support deepening your healing journey (rest, reading, play in the ocean, journaling, exploring the neighborhood, getting to know each other, and more).

A detailed daily flow will be sent to participants along with their welcome materials. 

Price

The registration fee includes lodging, transportation to and from the airport, fresh, local breakfast, lunch, and snacks each day, and all courses, self-care activities, and healing experiences available throughout the week. Lodging accommodations will include a bed either in a single or double room.

Our intention is to create an experiential opportunity to heal individually and collectively throughout your stay. We welcome the truest version of yourself and carry the healing experience from morning to night. (Detailed schedule will be provided upon registration)

$4500 for a shared room

$4950 for a single room

The first five people to confirm registration via payment of non-refundable deposit by July 8th, 2022 will receive a $200 discount off of retreat package price!

Non-refundable deposit is $500, which will be applied to the total registration price.

To secure your spot, please fill out this interest form:

Upon completion of the form, participants will receive an email with additional information and retreat agreements along with an invoice for the non-refundable deposit (due within 72 hours of registration) to secure your spot.

Our Retreat Team

karena l. hooks, MSW (she/her/hers)

Hello family! I am a Black, cisgender, queer woman born and raised in California by two Southern blues/country musicians, a Black father from Mississippi and a white mother from Tennessee. As the descendent of both the slave master and those enslaved and drawing on the wisdom of my ancestral lineage, it is my vision to create a world of belonging where each of us have an intentional healing journey, a journey filled with radical self-love and pleasure in an environment where we go from surviving to thriving. I deeply love music, the ocean, community, martial arts, poetry, learning, teaching, and traveling. Laughing is one of my favorite pastimes. My come-from is influenced by what I’ve witnessed and experienced. I promise: Liberation is possible.

Anita Garcia Morales, BA (she/her/ella)

As a healer, coach, facilitator, and educator, I bring a variety of experiences and expertise to each space in which I work, from classroom to community. For the first 21 years of my life, my experience as a migrant farm worker took me across the United States. Living in depressing conditions in labor camps, doing all manner of field work, being the perpetual immigrant student in class, and sensing the “otherness” to which my family and ethnic group were subjected was what shaped my racial, class, and cultural lens. The common thread throughout my personal and professional experience has been an unwavering commitment to healing from trauma while advocating for social justice, racial equity, and inclusion.

Brett Kuwada, PsyD (he/him/his)

I am a Professor of Psychology and the President of the Cultural Humility, Empathy, & Compassion (CHEC) Center, which focuses on healing from trauma caused by white supremacy, which everyone in our country experiences. Movement toward healing has inspired me to help develop spaces with participants, where we access our trauma, support each other, and interrupt the cycle of generational trauma. I identify as a temporarily able-bodied, multi-racial, cisgender, heterosexual man, who is also a father, family member, life partner, and a lover of all people and others.

jacque l. julien, BA (she/her(s)/queen)

I serve as the Executive Director of Communities of Color Coalition (C3). I am a visionary, a convener of powerful groups, a radical freedom dreamer, and a movement of one. My passion for community-building is changing the foundation and landscape of our environment. I am grateful to be recognized for demonstrating excellence and innovation in projects that promote awareness, systemic change, and tangible results.

Tricia McDonald, MEd (she/her/hers)

I love to help others learn something new, whether it be with 5th graders, future educators, or a variety of fitness classes. I find my joy in working with others towards a goal and have decades of experience creating learning environments that are relational, where multiple ways of knowing are valued and the voices of those often silenced are elevated. Using somatic, embodied practices to support all learners in accessing their truth is something I am passionate about exploring with others. Let’s play together!

Caitlin D. Hoover, MPA (she/her/hers)

I’m a healing-centered transformational coach, change agent, disruptor, and co-conspirator. My purpose is to facilitate the development, growth, and healing of relationships — and to call my white siblings forward and support them in standing up for liberation. Through supporting leaders of color, I continuously challenge systems of oppression and seek to cultivate liberated practices, both personally and in solidarity with others. Healing is the key to individual and collective liberation, and I am honored to serve as a trusted support as each of us continue on our healing journey.