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How To Welcome Self-Love Into Your Life

Purpose of this retreat:  Awura's workshop are curated to help women of colour connect with their mind, body and soul in order  to promote self-love and healing. 

                                                                       Itinerary for  the Day

  1. 2:30-2:45pm Networking (mingle)

  2. 2:45-3:00pm Opening sound bowl meditation lead by the 3 hosts

  3. 3:00pm-3:45pm Tickle your senses by Laurence Sessous. Let’s explore the therapeutic properties of essential oils and their role in promoting self-love. Learn how to mix them and use them in a mini 5-7 minute massage.

  4. 3:45-4:00pm Tea break (enjoy a complimentary tea blend)

  5. 4:00-4:45pm The Art Of Healing by Chef Wilize Maleombho. An introduction to self-healing and self-love through nutrition therapy, herbal medicine and behavior modification.

  6. 4:35-4:55 Tea break (enjoy our complimentary tea blends)

  7. 4:55-5:35 Putting My Truths On Paper by Jay Ann Lopez. Wondering how writing can be use as a healing tool? in this poetry workshop you will understand how writing can be use to unlock self-love

  8. 5:35-6:35 Mingle time! Let’s socialize reflect, enjoy each other’s company and explore the beauty of our vendors.


Meet Your Host

 Tickle your senses by Laurence Sessou

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Laurence graduated from the University of Westminster with a BSc in Natural Therapeutics in 2007. Laurence believes body work is more important than just a therapy,  in her view, it is a way of life. She enjoys helping clients understand their bodies in a holistic way using different techniques of massage and aromatherapy.  Laurence works privately in a chiropractic clinic in central London. 

Social Media Handles: 
IG @moniasseartistmuse 

he Art of Healing  by Chef Wilize Maleombho

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Chef Wilizé Maleombho  is a multi-faceted woman whom  received her BA  in Behavioral Neuroscience with an orientation in both nutrition and pre-Medicine at Northeastern University (Boston, MA). In addition she has established a strong background in the culinary arts after having  worked  as a cook then a chef in various restaurant.  

Wilizé  utilizes her strong  background in both the sciences and the culinary arts to lead her wellness workshop. She hopes to help people all over the globe obtain a better sense of health both mentally and physically.   

Social Media Handles
IG: @Chefwilizema
Facebook: @Chefwilize Ma 


Putting My Truths On Paper by Jay Ann Lopez


Jay-Ann Lopez is co-author of KINK, co-founder of popular empowerment platform Curlture and Founder of Black Girl Gamers.  She started writing poetry from the age of 9 and currently working on her second book following co-authoring KINK with her fellow co-founder of Curlture. Given the nature of the platforms Jay-Ann curates; self awareness, self love and pride in her heritage are key themes throughout her work.  Curlture has been established from 2014 and focuses on natural hair, black beauty, culture and empowerment.  The platform is highly popular being featured on BET, Channel 4, BBC 1Xtra, Pride Magazine and more. Black Girl Gamers offers a safe online space for black women in gaming to unite and increase their visibility in the gaming industry.

Social Media Handles
personal: @supercurl
business: @blackgirlsgamers  @curltureuk 

Earlier Event: December 9