Indonesia Women’s Retreat


Are you a woman who loves to see and experience the beauty of the world, all while taking your life to the next level? Then join Zarinah El-Amin Naeem on this adventurous and nature driven exploration of Indonesia (and yourself).

August 17 – August 26th 2017

[text_block style=”style_1.png” align=”left”]This August, we’re bringing a small group of dynamic women who are ready for additional growth in their lives to relax, play and explore Indonesia.  This experience is designed to offer you an intentional break from your routine, and the space to find inspiration, build new relationships, and grow new ideas while seeing the world. A Reclaim & Manifest retreat with Zarinah El-Amin Naeem is about embracing the unknown, and living the best version of yourself with an incredible community of women supporting you.

INDONESIA – The Indonesian islands of Java and Lombok are internationally renowned for their history, vastly different cultures and beauty which will excite the senses and leave indelible memories.

We work hard day in and day out, taking care of our families, our jobs, our friends. Sometimes we need to take care of ourselves.  We need to do the things that excite us! That we dream of! And guess what, you must MAKE it happen for yourself.

This is your chance.

Boasting both biodiversity and unique local lifestyles, Indonesia offers a tropical paradise of lush jungle, extreme landscapes, and fascinating cultures. You’ll dabble in fashion, activity and culture while this 10-day retreat and tour of Indonesia.

Always want to travel but no one is up for the challenge?  Don’t worry, you’ll have 14 other companions who LOVE the world just as much as you do. We’ll be right there along with you.


After most days, you’ll have evenings free to explore.

Get ready to hit those 10,000 steps because this experience is filled with walking through traditional villages, exploring nature and seeing how people live in this part of the world.

The Reclaim & Manifest Indonesian retreat is 10 full days of breathtaking experiences designed to lift you to new heights and awaken your soul.[/text_block]

An adventurous and cultural experience uniquely designed to tap into your soul.

[text_block style=”style_1.png” align=”left”]While experiencing the beauty of the Indonesian culture, we’ll also take time to unwind and just breathe.  Enjoy the feeling of being taken care of at one of the many spa treatments available. No matter what your taste, there is a service for you.


You show up. We take care of everything else. 

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Sample Itinerary (Subject to change to maximize awesomeness!)

Selamat datang!! Welcome to Indonesia!

Upon your arrival there are bank branches you may utilize at the airport;  you will have other opportunities to exchange currency as well.

Day 1 – Thu August 17th
Arrive at Jakarta International Hotel.  We will enjoy a traditional lunch, then visit the Jogja Palace.  After checking into our hotel, we’ll relax then head out in the evening for a Ramayana Ballet, showcasing the exquisitely colorful Javanese culture in dance and drama. We’ll end the evening back in our hotel with a short welcome and reflection session.
Day 2 – Fri August 18th
Dawn Prayer and Meditation.  Later we’ll have a traditional breakfast at the hotel and get ready for the day. Today is all about Batik fabrics! We’ll learn more about how this centuries old hand dyed cloth is made and have a chance to pick up that special piece of our own. We’ll enjoy sunset at the Ratu Boko Palace. After dinner we’ll head back to the hotel to relax and turn in for the evening.
Day 3 – Sat August 19th
Today we are going to get up super early around 3 am because we’ll be heading to see the stunningly beautiful Manohara Sunrise.  The highlight of many trips to this region, this sunrise is well worth the early start.  Later, we’ll enjoy breakfast at the hotel and have a chance to rest before heading out for our adventurous Lava Tour Merapi.  Later, you’ll be able to have a massage if you so choose and relax.  At dinner, we’ll do some additional exercises around manifestation.
Day 4 – Sun August 20th
For those who desire, we’ll have our dawn morning prayer and meditation.  Then we’ll head to Kaliiru Valley. After that, we’ll enjoy an Indonesian Cooking Class, dinner and relaxation. 
Day 5 – Mon August 21st
Today we’ll enjoy the Pindul Caving, and see the Malioboro Muslim street fashion. Modest fashion has taken the fashion world by the storm and we will have a chance to really dig in here.

Day 6 -Tue August 22nd
8 am, Breakfast @hotel, Mangunan Valley, Pine Forest, Kotagede is known as the Silver capital of Centra Java and we’ll have a chance to visit and see the goods up close. We’ll take lunch and head back to the hotel for a rest.  In the evening we’ll head to the Alun-Alun Kidul (Southern Square of the Sultan’s Palace) abounds with myth and folklore. One story is that the two large and ancient banyan trees in the middle of the square have protective powers, guarding the Kraton from those with impure intention. This belief has morphed into a popular game. Every night the Alun-Alun Kidul abounds with folk taking a stab at the challenge of walking between the trees blindfolded., dinner, back to hotel
Day 7 – Wed August 23rd
Today we’ll be leaving the bustling city for a early 6 am flight to Lombok. Lombok is a Muslim island filled with waterfalls, beauty and stunning views.  We’ll arrive in the afternoon, check into our hotel, have sunset at Senggigi beach. After dinner we’ll return to the hotel for reflections and relaxation.
Day 8 – Thu August 24th
8 am, breakfast @hotel, going Gili Trawangan Island, snorkeling, diving, banana boat, check in @Gili Trawangan hotel, dinner.  Today we’ll be enjoying the stunning Indian Ocean. Bring your swimming gear because we’ll be able to snorkel and enjoy other water activities. If you are not a swimmer, don’t worry, there are still things you can do and also just putting your feet in the water or reading and relaxing on the shore.
Day 9 – Fri August 25th

8 am, Breakfast @hotel, Sasak Village, Kingdom watercastle, or Sendang Gile Waterfall & Kingdom of Monkey Pusuk, dinner, back to hotel in Lombok.

Day 10 – Sat August 26th
8:00 am Breakfast at our hotel, gift & souvenir shopping for loved ones. Then we’ll head to Lombok Airport to fly back to Jakarta around 12.00.
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This trip is for the culture lover, adventure-seeker, inquisitive-mind, an explorer, someone wanting to become in tune with themselves, comfortable with the unknown and experiencing life as it unfolds, rather than planning for what to expect at every moment.

Indonesia is home to a woven fabric of people of various ethnic groups, multi-lingual that practice various religions, including animism which is not recognized as one of the six religions recognized by the government.

ACTIVITY LEVEL – Active. Be prepared for lots of walking.  We have water activities planned and you can choose to participate or to simply relax on the shore.

*Indonesia is not disability-friendly. If you have mobility issues please let us know ASAP so that we may accommodate you as well as possible within our limitations. Please reference,



[text_block style=”style_1.png” align=”left”]All Accommodations
Cooking Class
English Speaking Guides
All entrance fees
Transport for the entire tour
Flight to Lombok (Flight to Indonesia is NOT included)[/text_block]


[text_block style=”style_1.png” align=”left”]Accommodations are based on double occupancy.  If you prefer a single occupancy, please add $600.[/text_block]


Not included:

[text_block style=”style_1.png” align=”left”]Flight to Indonesia (Jakarta)
Travel Insurance
Drinks (Water is included, however, other drinks are not)
Tips for hotel staff or others who serve you
Shopping and personal costs and anything else.



Your Organizer

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Zarinah El-Amin Naeem


Zarinah El-Amin Naeem is a publisher, global presenter and cultural specialist from Detroit, Michigan. The founder of Enliven Your Soul, Niyah Press & Creative Living, and Beautifully Wrapped, Zarinah creates – and helps others to create – meaningful products and events that enliven, encourage, inspire and educate the community in which we live. In 2001, Zarinah made a bold decision after graduating from Howard University with a Bachelors of Science in Computer Science, to turn down a lucrative career in technology and move to Egypt to experience a new culture.

People thought she was crazy, especially since she had no family or support system there. However, it turned out to be one the best decisions ever. The spark was made and the year abroad placed Zarinah on a life-long pursuit of cultural awareness, tradition and love of humanity. From there, Zarinah went on to work in international development and became the Africa Program Coordinator for Life for Relief and Development, an international NGO. Based in Sierra Leone, West Africa, just a few years after the horrendous civil war ended, Zarinah was able to re-energize the local staff office and put policies into place to revamp and extend the reach of programming. But the “giving” was a two way street. Zarinah learned much, not only about the importance of sustainability, but about forgiveness, hope and the resilience of the human spirit.

After returning home and marrying Halim Naeem, a psychologist, Zarinah attained a Masters in Anthropology and began working as a university specialist at both Western Michigan University and the University of Michigan. Always focused on culture, Zarinah’s role was to create innovative community and campus programming to spread love and respect between peoples of various cultures and eliminate racism.

Zarinah’s current work is eclectic. Her time is split between helping to ignite cultural shifts by teaching new authors how to self-publish powerful books with messages through her company, Niyah Press (; and teaching the global art of headwrapping through presentations and workshops called Beautifully Wrapped.

Having been home to an exchange student from Indonesia for a year, Zarinah is excited to facilitate this women’s workshop in a little slice of heaven.




($1950 if paid in full)


[text_block style=”style_1.png” align=”left”]Payment Plan: A non-refundable deposit of $500 USD is needed immediately to hold your place as spots are extremely limited!
$550 is due by June 1st, 2017
$500 is due by July 1st, 2017
The balance of $500 is due in full by August 1st, 2017

*This payment plan is available but you must be paid in full before the trip departure.

*Important: this trip is open to all spiritually based women. You should know that I am Muslim and we shall be visiting Islamic places of interest and eating all halal foods. There will be no alcohol in our dinners.

Please note: Any cancellation will result in a total loss of the $500 USD deposit.

Any cancellation received prior to July 1, 2017 will result in a loss of 50% of the trip price.
Any cancellation made after July 1st and the trip departure will result in a total loss of funds.

******We reserve the right to cancel the trip if it is not meeting the trip minimum (if we do so your deposit is refunded in full).******

Travel Insurance is Required. Check Travel Guard Insurance online,, or choose from several policy options with your credit card or current insurance.

**You will receive a welcome overview via email within a few weeks of registering. We also have two conference calls prior to the trip where you can ask questions regarding exchanging money, what to pack and other essentials.[/text_block]

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One Payment: Reclaim & Manifest Indonesian Women’s Retreat
Amount at checkout $1,950.00 USD
Payment Plan: Reclaim & Manifest Indonesian Women’s Retreat (Installment Option)
Number of payments 4
No. Due* Amount
1 At checkout $500.00 USD
2 after 1 month $550.00 USD
3 after 2 months $500.00 USD
4 after 3 months $500.00 USD
Total $2,050.00 USD
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