Choosing Me: Honoring my Journey, Reigniting my Soul

A Destination Healing Retreat hosted by
Hooks Global

Oct 29- Nov 3 retreat FULL! Register for our Nov. 5th through 10th retreat!

Another opportunity to join us in paradise!

Hooks Global is proud to announce our 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. You will gather in community with an incredible team of healers, facilitators, authors, 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 LGBTQ2+ 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
  • Sound Healing Baths
  • Pool Therapy
  • Art Therapy
  • Massage/Reiki/Chakra Alignment
  • Yoga, Zumba, Movement Activities

And more!


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 the deepening of 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. 


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 immersive, 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)


Retreat package price is $4,500 USD. Payment plans are available!

Registration fee includes lodging, 2 meals per day, transportation to and from the airport, and all activities included in retreat schedule. Please see registration form for additional payment details and to request a consultation to explore payment options. Upon accepting registration, a $500 non-refundable deposit must be paid within 72 hours to secure your spot. 

Shortly after 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.

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.

jacque julien

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 and strengthening our youth to speak their truth and raise their voices for civic engagement is changing the foundation and landscape of our communities. I have received recognition for demonstrating excellence and innovation in projects that promote awareness, systemic change and tangible results that improve and create opportunities in young womxn and girls.

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.