The Imara Retreat

Is an immersive, emotive, life-changing experience, that helps women reconnect to their true power. A safe, uplifting space with a focus on wellness, mindfulness, personal growth, and professional development, IMARA invigorates and educates simultaneously.

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ABOUT US

The Colored Girl

Our mission is to empower, uplift, and unite women of color globally.


We are a network of people and safe spaces that help women of color attain holistic wellness. Since 2016, we have helped over 85,000 women achieve their personal and professional goals.

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Upcoming

IMARA Zanzibar

Tanzania, United Republic of·July 18 - 25 2021·7 nights

IMARA Zanzibar

an immersive, emotive, life-changing experience, that helps women reconnect to their true power.

FROM$3500/pp

Why You Should Be Here

We gather inspiring, passionate, ambitious and open-minded women, to spark conversations around topics that range from wellness, women’s issues, to personal & professional development. We cover all topics that affect women of color. 

Our Tribe

Past & Present

Dr. Sanaa Jaman

CEO, Tru3 Yoga

Dr. Sanaa Jaman

ladydork

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Bozoma Saint John

CMO Netflix

Bozoma Saint John

badassboz

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Danielle Leslie

CEO, Course from Scratch

Danielle Leslie

danielleleslie

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Kimberly Blackwell

CEO, PMM Agency

Kimberly Blackwell

kimblackwellpmm

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Idil Ahmed

Manifestor & Author

Idil Ahmed

idillionaire

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Jovian Zayne

CEO, OnPurpose Movement

Jovian Zayne

jovianzayne

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Yodit Tewolde

Lawyer & Journalist

Yodit Tewolde

yodittewolde

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Rahiel Tesfamariam

social Activist

Rahiel Tesfamariam

rahielt

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Brandice Daniel

CEO Harlem Fashion Row

Brandice Daniel

brandicedaniel

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Afua Osei

CEO She Leads Africa

Afua Osei

helloafua

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Kim Bondy

Head of Content, Starfish Media

Kim Bondy

kimbondy

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Gogo Dineo

African Spiritual Teacher

Gogo Dineo

gogodineo

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Kela Walker

CEO Walker Media

Kela Walker

kelawalker

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Koshie Mills

Publicist

Koshie Mills

koshiemills

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Dr. Michelle Henry

Dermatologist

Dr. Michelle Henry

drmichellehenry

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Sybil Amuti

Founder, The Great Girlfriends

Sybil Amuti

sybil_amuti

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Alechia Reese

Co-Founder Tru3 Yoga Agency

Alechia Reese

alechiareese

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Angelique Miles

50+ Influencer

Angelique Miles

angeliquemiles

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Sunshine Shibambo

Founder Ceri Yase Kasi

Sunshine Shibambo

sunshineshibs

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Samke Mhlongo

Financial Planner

Samke Mhlongo

i_siphesile

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Siphesihle Penny Ndlela

CEO Soul Traveller

Siphesihle Penny Ndlela

sihle_pennyndlela

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Ivy Coco

Co-Founder Walk Good LA

Ivy Coco

ivycoco23

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Tumi Solar

Artist

Tumi Solar

solarthelight

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Cristen Mills

Creative & Connector

Cristen Mills

heartofcool

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Meryanne Loum Martin

Owner Jnane Tamsna

Meryanne Loum Martin

meryanneinspired

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Jade Kendle-Godbolt

Content Creator

Jade Kendle-Godbolt

lipstickncurls

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Diana Opoti

Founder Africa Collective

Diana Opoti

dianaopoti

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Terri Matthews

Serial Entrepreneur & Investor

Terri Matthews

terri

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Ashley M. Fox

CEO Emplify

Ashley M. Fox

_ashleymfox

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Nezha Alaoui

CEO Mayshad Group

Nezha Alaoui

mayshadwoman

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#THESHIFT

Tapping into the universal energy to (wo)manifest your vision!

Within each woman lies the power of the universe. A divine feminine energy there to guide and fuel her as she moves throughout the world and bring her vision to life. To do this, she must be clear. She must move with intention and be on purpose. She must SHIFT.

IMARA is where she taps into her power and begins the journey to unleashing her full potential… with the support of her TRIBE.

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Testimonials

ANGELIQUEIMARA2019SAFARI

"I have yet to find the words to best describe my experience here at IMARA retreat, but if I had to choose one, it would be TRANSFORMATIVE "

Angelique Miles

BozomaIMara2018

“So many amazing women, connecting and inspiring one another, celebrating excellence and empowerment... this is a movement! We have a purpose and the power to show that together we can create the change we wish to see in the world. Starting with ourselves and each other... this is what IMARA is about, and I am so happy to be a part, and have extended my tribe too!”

Bozoma Saint John

GABBYWISLONHORSEBACKIMARA2018

“I found my tribe at the Imara Retreat in Morocco. @the.coloredgirl created a space for beautiful, dope, black women from all over the world to come together to uplift and empower each other.”

Gabby Wilson

asanda

“Thanks again for having me at this amazing event. Will cherish it forever. Before going to Imara..I was lost, confused and broken. Had come out of a long term relationship and needed healing. That's exactly what I got and more. I met some really amazing women who have overcome their struggles and had used them as tools to strengthen their God given purposes. I'm forever grateful for the friendships I've created with like minded strong women. I'm now aligned, committed and ready to walk in my purposeful life as a strong black woman. I found my #blackgirlmagic at Imara"

Asanda Maku

kelawalker

“#Imara2019 touched me in ways I never could have imagined. I’m forever grateful and changed by the experience…. When I tell you this #ImaraRetreat is unlike anything I’ve ever experienced before... I wish this moment for every woman.”

Kela Walker

drangelakay

“My mentor told me to connect with @the.coloredgirl and go to the @imara.retreat for #imara2019. I had NO idea what I was getting into - or really where I was even going. It’s really amazing the experiences we can have when we JUST TRUST!! - so I went. Not only was this an experience I should have- it was needed. It was beautiful to be just me- sharing an experience that was #transformative and wonderful. Still on high!! I’ve found my tribe! Looking forward to next years @imara.retreat. This. I promise. Will #elevate you.”

Dr. Angela Kay

DanielleLeslieredIMARA2019

“IMARA is unlike anything I've ever experienced. I left with a new tribe, a new outlook, and a new vibration. I'm returning next year... and every year after that!! I'm in awe of Victory & Tori. The programming was spectacular. Every speaker was phenomenal. I took so much away from the workshops! The planners, vendors, and partners were perfectly curated; an unforgettable experience.”

Danielle Leslie

afuaosei

“Inspirational women from across the diaspora? YES!!! Honest sessions focused on health, wellness, professional development, money and motherhood? YES!!! Zebras walking up and down the place? YASSSSSS!!!⁣ Thank you so much to the @imara.retreat and @the.coloredgirl for inviting me. It was such a wonderful experience.”

Afua Osei

yari

“The @imara.retreat was so impactful. I met a powerhouse group of women of color that were actresses, models, fashion designers, psychologists, content creators, graphic designers, nurses, doctors, real estate agents, consultants, wealth coaches & CEO’s in fortune 100 & more 😭🙌🏼 I mean, the inspiration & influence I gained in this trip was real and I am beyond grateful to have met each one of them. This retreat gave me the push & motivation to continue my path…The @imara.retreat was such an amazing experience!... a life changing opportunity. This whole experience has been so surreal!!!”

Yari Dee

lauren

“I went on the IMARA retreat expecting to celebrate my cousins birthday, get some great pictures, and add to good memories with our moms. Basically have a typical family trip in an amazing place. However what I gained from the trip was no less than spectacular! The first day alone was filled with so much love, positivity, connection and opportunities for growth it was actually bit overwhelming! But overwhelming in the best of ways!

Lauren Marrioneaux

monalisa

“Imara hit the sweet spot for me. The ultimate value that one walks away with at the end of the retreat is far too great to put a price on. I got the opportunity to meet genuine wholesome women that were so full of love and compassion , a rare find to be in the same room with 100 women that share similar values and beliefs in the cluttered and noisy 21st century. This is the best event you can invest in for yourself… Imara will help you grow and go further into your being spiritually, mentally and emotionally. “

Monalisa Molefe

felicia2

“Ain’t no magic like #Imara2019… with so much soulful sisterhood goodness. The significance of this experience is hard to put into words because It’s such a surreal experience. I’m indebted to @imara.retreat”

Felicia Davis

Frequently Asked Questions

This is an all inclusive retreat but Flights are NOT included.

Yes, please email hello@thecoloredgirl.com if you need assistance booking flights

Please arrive on July 18th between 12-2pm ZNZ time. Departure is between 12-3pm ZNZ time.

Yes,  please arrive within the suggested times to be picked up by the IMARA passengers only shuttles

Yellow fever required if traveling from a yellow fever endemic country.  For information regarding travel requirements to Zanzibar please visit the Tanzania Embassy site.

Visas are required for U.S. citizens traveling to Tanzania.

Foreign nationals may apply for a visa online in advance of travel. Applicants may complete the e-visa application form and make payment online with a credit card or bank transfer at www.immigration.go.tz. If the e-visa is approved, the applicant will receive a “grant notice” via email. Present a copy of the grant notice to the Immigration Officer on arrival at the airport in Tanzania.

U.S. citizens may also obtain a tourist visa upon arrival at the airport in Tanzania. The cost is $100 USD. Be prepared to pay in cash in case connectivity issues make electronic transactions impossible.

A passport valid for a minimum of six months beyond visa issuance and/or date of entry, and at least one blank visa page, is required. Visitors who enter on visas must present a roundtrip ticket and demonstrate they have sufficient funds for their stay.

We would recommend you exchange your money at your bank or at the airport in your country. The hotel takes credit cards, but we would suggest bringing cash for when we are in the market and on tours/excursions for shopping or pocket change.

IMARA accommodations will be at Essque Zalu Zanzibar Boutique Hotel in Nungwi Zanzibar.

If you have purchased a "spot" we will pair you with another Colored Girl traveling Solo. Your room will have an additional bed to provide personal space.

If you purchased a full room as a single or double occupancy your room will come with 1 full to queen size bed.

Yes, all meals (on and off grounds ) and alcohol (on grounds) is included. 

*Day 1 (only dinner is included)

*Day 8 (only breakfast is included)

  • Negative PCR Covid Test required 72hrs prior ( Please Quarantine during that 72hrs to insure accurate test results)
  • Exclusive IMARA Ground Transportation Sanitized before & after usage
  • Temperature checks upon arrival
  • One-side of the Venue is Reserved for IMARA. Meals & Activities will be in reserved spaces
  • Masks are worn by staff at all times. Social distancing & sanitizing practices are in place at venue
  • Covid Tests provided (for additional cost) before Departure back home

No, a vaccine is not required but we do highly suggest for those wanting a vaccine to get it before the trip if possible. 


For more information regarding covid-19 and vaccines visit the CDC website

All purchases are nonrefundable. Price is Per Person. All meals & drinks are included in pricing. Flights are not included* Travel Insurance is Highly Recommended 

However, if you are unable to attend IMARA we can transfer your registration to the following year without penalty.

We reserve the right to cancel or postpone The Colored Girl IMARA Retreat or related

event(s) in our sole discretion. If we cancel or postpone IMARA Retreat or event, we will

use reasonable efforts to reschedule the canceled or postponed IMARA Retreat or event in

a reasonable time from its original start date. Registration fees paid by registrants for a

canceled or postponed IMARA Retreat shall apply to the rescheduled IMARA Retreat on

dollar for dollar basis only. In the event for whatever reason The Colored Girl can not

reschedule IMARA Retreat or event, the registrant will be offered a refund. If this occurs,

our responsibility is limited to a refund of which may include any registration fee(s) already

paid. The Colored Girl is not responsible for airline tickets, hotel costs, other tickets or

payments, or any similar fee penalties or related or unrelated losses, costs and/or expenses

registrant may incur or have incurred as a result of any trip cancellations or changes.

Please allow sixty (60) days for us to process any refunds or credit changes.

IMARA Retreat dates and locations are subject to change without prior notice. The Colored

Girl reserves the right to change any and all speakers and programming for IMARA Retreat

or event without notice.

Weather in July in Zanzibar is  high 84° / 71° low. 

We would suggest you pack the below:

  • Passport
  • Essentials & an extra pair of clothing in carry-on in case of a lost bag
  • Travel Adaptors
    • For Tanzania there are two associated plug types, types D and G. Plug type D is the plug which has three round pins in a triangular pattern and plug type G is the plug which has two flat parallel pins and a grounding pin. Tanzania operates on a 230V supply voltage and 50Hz.
  • Wash Cloth 
  • Sun Glasses
  • Swim Suits
  • Sandals
  • A shawl to cover arms in public (respect for the countries culture)
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Spare Bag for dirty clothes
  • Feminine Products 
  • Pen (to fill-out travel documents in flight)
  • Yoga Mat

We will add additional recommendations pre-trip