2022 Restoration Retreat

The ultimate retreat for creatives of color and professionals to get away from the hustle of everyday life to come together, restore, re-energize and reconnect

May 11-17th, 2022 | Anguilla

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A Restorative Experience

Imagine stepping away from your day-to-day realities and into a world that stimulates your creativity, connects you with others, and gives you the time and space to reflect and restore your vision. 

In 2022, By Grace Retreats will give you the much-needed space you deserve to recharge and convene with like-minded people who can change your life.

Join us for the 2022 By Grace Retreat—the ultimate group getaway for creatives, professionals, change-makers, and entrepreneurs, who identify as black, to restore, recharge and reconnect in a beautiful and inspiring environment. This exclusive experience will welcome 20 professionals for an unforgettable 6 night/7 day transformative experience in the heart of Anguilla to take part in adventures, workshops, and restoration moments designed to help you unplug, refocus the mind, and reconnect with your vision to enhance your growth personally and professionally.

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Come as strangers, leave as family. In this intimate experience, join other By Grace attendees as they meet you at your most free and most rested. By Grace members leave with new co-founders, best friends, confidants, and partners.

Not Your Average Retreat

With only 20 spots available, BG Retreats are curated one-of-a-kind experiences designed to re-ignite the passion in you and restore your vision for the future. This 6 night/7 day retreat will provide a nurturing experience for ambitious and successful creatives, professionals, and entrepreneurs of color, to kick back, relax and reconnect like never before.

Set with intention, each of our days will be themed for you to get out of your comfort zone and enhance your growth. We are only extending 20 spots for this refreshing gateway based on a FREE application approval—this will ensure everyone that joins has the same energy and personal goals in mind.

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Included are optional daily experiences such as yoga instruction, mediation, dancing, fitness instruction and spiritual healing, giving you an opportunity to experience your body when it's its most capable.


Daily guided sunrise yoga starts your day off strong and give your body gratitude before breaking your fast.


Moments of calm finds itself throughout By Grace as what we call a change to "declutter your mind".

Meet Your Host

Experiential events for leaders is in our DNA! Our team has been coordinating and producing BG Retreats since 2014.

Not to mention our Founder, Rakia Finley, will be your retreat host and has coached restoration and vision living to leaders, founders, and executives since 2006. She is the Founder and Lead Guide of all BG Retreat retreats and events. 

Over the past 10 years, Rakia has led Policy Leaders, CEOs, Entertainers, and High Profile Influencers of Color on life-changing experiences to advance their impact and self-care. Rakia is joined by our Head of Food & Beverage and Executive Chef Cecil Griffin. International events coordinator LeAndria Streeter runs our experiences team. Together we will show you how to build a stronger tribe with like-minded people, tap into your hidden potential and reconnect with who you are.

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What do you do when everything is being taken care, you have nothing but free time, and you’re welcome to give your body exactly what it needs? Join us at By Grace to find out who you are when you have everything you need.

Open Villa

You house is yours to enjoy with 24-hour access to all amenities that come within the house.

Peace of mind

The moment you arrive to By Grace no additional cost is accrued by you. #ALLinclusive

What's Included

What's not included


Everything we serve at By Grace is meant to heal you. Enjoy healthy, flavorful cuisine all 7 days with a minimum of 3 daily meals matched with cocktails, infused waters & teas, and your favorite spirits.

Learn from our live-in Executive and Entrepreneur Chef, Cecil, through live cooking instructions and dietary tricks that you can take with you back home.

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Our most important feature is the location. For 4 years in a row, we've taken By Grace to some of the most beautiful, high-quality locations that are meant to make dreams come true.

The Location

Each year, By Grace is held at one of many world-class vacation rentals.

The Land

By Grace villa includes a pool, jacuzzi, and direct access to a private beach.

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PLEASE NOTE: You must be 21+ to apply. Payment plans are available. Anyone interested in joining must apply first (FREE application). Accepted guests must show proof of vaccination and negative rapid test to join the trip. A booking link is sent directly to approved applicants. You can list the name of the person you'd like to be paired with if you're sharing a room ONLY.