Small Group Focused
Personalized Experiences

Luxury Private Villa
5 Star Amenities

6 Days, 5 Nights

Individual &
Group Wellness Sessions

Her Iwa Pele Retreats
Destination: Cuba
December | 3-8, 2019


I am thrilled to welcome you as a special guest of Global Ase’s newest luxury initiative, Her Iwa Pele retreats focused on leadership and wellness for women. During December 3-8, 2019, we will retreat in Cuba, the land where culture, African spirituality and heritage join to make a powerful remedy for restoration.

For the past 25 years, I have curated and facilitated cultural programs and immersions throughout Africa and the Diaspora.  I am delighted to share all my years of experience and relationships with women during our boutique luxury retreats.

Her Iwa Pele retreats are rooted in a combination of mindful leadership, indigenous values, and movement medicine. Our offerings include personalized experiences and expert wellness practitioners of your choice.

Iwa Pele, means of good character from the West African Yoruba language of Nigeria and is more than a definition, it’s a restorative concept. Good character is a complex notion; knowing what is good, for who and when – is how we can achieve our personal and collective goals.

We look forward to scheduling our first touch point, a video interview. After our meeting, we will develop your customized restorative package, and then, upon arrival, we’ll co-design and your mindful leadership practice.

At Her Iwa Pele, we take a holistic approach to feminine empowerment in our lives, using self-love as the pathway to achieving overall success. We have designed offerings for leaders from all walks of life. Whether an acting or aspiring executive, entrepreneur, parent, activist, teacher, or simply seeking balance and direction on the next steps in your life, you are welcome.

We look forward to receiving your application.


Kwayera Archer, Founder


Cuba  Immersion | December 3-8, 2019 | 6 Days, 5 Nights

All Inclusive with Customized Itineraries:

Leave behind the hustle and bustle of your life and balance mind and body, with our indulgent retreat.
From the moment of your arrival, you can relax knowing that absolutely everything will be taken care of.
With food, drinks and incredible coaching experiences, all included, our one-of-a-kind retreats, are tailor-made to you.

We’ll conduct a 15-minute video conference session with you to gain an understanding of your goals and challenges.
A customized program including group and individual sessions with Kwayera will be created and presented for your approval.
Our retreats are created to arm you with a personal tool kit to address your goals and objectives.

Round Trip Airfare, Ground transportation and Private Transfers

Luxury Private Villa – 5 Star Amenities

Cultural Excursion Options

Coaching Sessions: One-on-One with Kwayera and Group

Exclusive Events, and Once in a Lifetime Adventures

Personalized Chef – Caters to Dietary Needs

Your Program will include: 

  1. 3 private coaching sessions with Kwayera designed in response to your outlined goals
  2. 3 group leadership coaching sessions with Kwayera
  3. Adventures designed to experience leadership in action
  4. 3 individual high-quality wellness sessions of choice including massage, yoga, dietary and food prep instruction, spiritual tune-up, herbal remedy consultation, and many more options all offered by carefully selected experts.
  5. Daily restorative wellness group sessions (movement medicine, Mbongis, and other alignment offerings)
  6. Exclusive cultural immersion and impact experiences designed to create meaningful opportunities to learn, explore and inspire.

Day 1 – Opening: Tuesday, December 3:
– Evening Welcome Cocktail Reception, Meet and Greet

Day 2: Wednesday, December 4:
The first full day of the retreat is all about defining your desired Iwa Pele! We’ll work on a variety of topics that will transform your mindset and help you establish your game plan for success. 
– Interactive Sessions– Individual and Group Coaching + Wellness Activities
* Morning Wellness Activities
* Afternoon Group Sessions
* Afternoon Individual Coaching Sessions
* Private dinner party with the Global Ase & Her Iwa Pele teams, Presenters and other local VIPs

Day 3: Thursday, December 5:
The second full day of the retreat is all about learning and designing a successful Leadership style! You’ll be working with Kwayera and her team along with your colleagues in small group workshops that will allow you to get hands-on help from experts! 
– Interactive Sessions –  Coaching + Wellness Activities
* Morning Activities
* Afternoon Group Sessions + Wellness Activities
* Individual Coaching Sessions
– Evening Activities (Surprise)

Day 4: Friday, December 6:
The third working day of the retreat is all about Affirming your Ase! Both group workshops and individual sessions are on deck as we prepare to return home with beautiful new memories, a full heart, and a personalized tool kit to take you to the next level.
– Interactive Sessions – Individual and Group Coaching + Wellness Activities
* Morning activities and completion of the group session
* Afternoon Group and Individual Activities
* Afternoon Session Closing Event

Day 5: Saturday, December 7:
The final overall retreat day together will include a special cultural immersion exploring and experiences indulging in Cuban music, dance, art, historical, and social expression.
– Interactive Sessions – Individual and Group Coaching + Wellness Activities
* Morning activities
* Afternoon Group and Individual Activities
* Afternoon Session Closing Event

Day 6: Sunday, December 8:
The departure day of the retreat is all about “me time”  with individual activities! Individual coaching and wellness sessions are scheduled before you depart with new ideas for living life fully and restorative practices to inspire your continued self-care.
–Individual Coaching + Individual Wellness Activities
*  Morning Individual Coaching + Wellness sessions
* Afternoon Parting Group Lunch

Why Spiritual & Cultural Intelligence Immersion?

African Spirituality has not only survived in Cuba but thrived. How have a people who had been through so much be able to maintain their heritage and traditions all while maintaining the strength of families and communities? We will immerse in our leadership and wellness agenda while respectfully embracing and being inspired by the artistic and spiritual customs of the Cuban people.

Our activities will include: 

  • Cultural engagement
  • African spirituality
  • Artistic excursions
  • Dance and music activities
  • River and sea baths
  • Healing options

Our Immersion Wellness Retreats: Healing, Balance & New Tools

This exclusive wellness training has been created for driven female leaders.  Uniquely crafted as a dual learning and wellness environment, you will not only learn new concepts, but you’ll do the work along with your senior coach, Kwayera Archer.

How much more could we achieve if there was the opportunity to think more about personal balance? And, examine all of the external messages that shape our thoughts as women on a daily basis about work, femininity, image, conduct, communication and more.  We’ll explore diverse modalities driven by your personal and professional wellness + balance goals. Our retreats are personalized to meet you where you are.

We’ll affirm actions and share new tools that cultivate a clear mind, a strong body, prosperous spirit, and inspire you to evolve to greater heights. We learn and share wellness practices and through this work cultivate richer understandings of what it means to be healthy.

When joining our all-inclusive retreats, you’ll receive one-on-one as well as group sessions.  Gentle, guided introductions and techniques to propel you to new heights. All sessions use a framework that inspires strong conversational exchange, personally reflective and collective learning.

Sessions are intentionally limited in size to ensure a personalized experience.

Your Take-Aways:

  • Learn strategic solutions you can use RIGHT NOW to move you forward in every area of your life
  • Gain new tools to align your daily decisions with your destiny
  • Master the process of designing the life you really want to live
  • Transform your mindset and align your everyday decisions with your destiny
  • Finally, understand what holds you back from making progress on your goals
  • Learn how to say Yes to your goals by taking appropriate action
  • Experience positive energy, joy and the courage to dream BIG

Your Investment:

Each experience is customized for our guests.  We’ll conduct a 15-minute video conference session with you to gain an understanding of your goals.  A customized program will be created and presented for your approval with recommendations to bridge the gaps to reach your goals.

Investment Range:

$3,500 – $5,500 (Final investment depends on the number of days, sessions required, and special requests).

A 50% deposit is required to secure one of our limited spaces.  The deposit will be applied towards your full immersion investment. Deposit is due upon booking.

The remainder of the balance will be divided into three installments:

  • September 1 – First Installment Due
  • October 1 – Second Installment Due
  • November 1 – all monies owed must be paid in FULL.

Refund Policy

50% of the deposit is non-refundable for all travelers after October 1, 2019. In the event of withdrawal, a full refund minus the non-refundable deposit will be permitted until September 15, 2019.  No refunds will be permitted after September 18, 2019, for any reason.

Need help?

Email [email protected] questions, or give us a call at 718.753.9598 in USA or 876.484.5363 in the Caribbean and one of our travel experts will get back to you within 2 business days.

Kathleen Ettienne

We’ll conduct a 15-minute video conference session with you to gain an understanding of your goals and challenges.
A customized program including group and individual sessions with Kwayera will be created and presented for your approval.
Our retreats are created to arm you with a personal tool kit to address your goals and objectives.

Schedule Your Leadership Wellness Immersion Call