Mindfulness Training Retreat

Digital Detox • Meditation • Nature • Silence


We invite you for this amazing mindfulness training beneath the baobabs!  Are you yearning to develop and deepen your wellness practice, enjoy silence in nature, and spend more time in sacred circles with like minded people?  This training is suitable for absolute beginners to advanced meditation practitioners.  In this training you will experience mindfulness tools based in ancient wisdom and the latest neuroscience research that heal the mind, emotions and body.  You will learn and practice the basics of mindfulness and detox from technology as you enjoy silence and nature.


Who is this for?

Mindfulness training is for anyone who is eager to find effective tools for relating in a healthy way to their body, mind, emotions, and relationship with others.

This training suitable for beginners who are new to mindfulness and meditation, and advanced practitioners who have an established practice.

Upon successful completion of the training you will receive a certificate in 50 hours of mindfulness training with the aim of preparing you to include this tool as an offering to others in your own life and wellness work if you are a practitioner.

There are a limited number of scholarships available.  Please see this link for the scholarship application by clicking here

What is mindfulness?  

Mindfulness is the ability to be aware of the body, emotions, and mind with a presence of kindness and gentleness.  The daily practice of mindfulness results in being less reactive to life’s situations and less overwhelmed by the experiences we have.  There are contemplative practices that date back thousands of years rooted in Buddhism, Christianity, Islam and many other traditions; as well as groundbreaking scientific research that shows the healing capacities of these simple yet profound tools of well being.

Daily Schedule:

Thursday- Day 1- 


4pm- Opening Circle

Mindfulness Meditation Introduction/Instruction

7pm- Dinner

8pm- Vow of Silence

Friday- Day 2- 

6am Sunrise Meditation & Light Yoga Stretching

8am Silent Breakfast

Morning Session- Awareness of the Body

12pm Silent Lunch

Afternoon Session- Awareness of the Emotions

7pm Silent Dinner

Evening Session- Group Question & Answer

Saturday- Day 3-

6am Sunrise Meditation & Light Yoga Stretching

8am Silent Breakfast

Morning Session- Awareness of the Mind & Mind Objects

12pm Silent Lunch

Afternoon Session- Breaking Silence

Group Question/ Answer

Mindfulness in Daily Life/ Building a Lasting Practice

7pm Silent Dinner

8pm Evening Session- Cacao Ceremony- Creating and Holding Sacred/Mindful Space

Sunday Day 4-

6am Sunrise Meditation & Light Yoga Stretching

8am Silent Breakfast

9am Closing Circle

11am Retreat Check Out

Meals: Retreat rates include all meals.  We will enjoy light fresh vegetarian meals with limited chicken and fish options for dinner.  When training in mindfulness it is best to not overeat as it dulls the awareness of body, emotions and mind.


There are several options for accommodations to meet your preferences and budget.  There are a very limited number newly constructed self contained cottages, as well as several Safari tents.  There are also many beautiful shaded spaces for self-camping, as sleeping close to nature is a wonderful way to deeply ground.  Please see the accommodation options below.


Retreat Leader:

Charlie Smith, also known as “Charlie Smiles,” is a storyteller and guide on the path of self discovery.  He is a world renowned meditation teacher, retreat facilitator, and sound healer.  Charlie co-founded KeleWellbeing retreat & meditation training company in 2022.  His own quest of self discovery began at 19 years old, when he experienced life changing transformation through the practice of meditation. He has over 20 years of experience in teaching meditation and energy healing and was trained by Meditation Masters in Thailand, Guatemala, and the USA. Charlie currently lives in Tanzania, leads retreats and ceremonies internationally and produces/directs documentary film projects. You can find his visual art at www.csmithpictures.com


-Satipatthana Vipassana Intensive Mindfulness Training- Wat Chom Tong, Thailand

-NeuroSculpting Institute Teacher Training- Denver, Colorado, USA

-Formal training under the guidance of Mayan Shaman Aumrak Sapper Antigua, Guatemala

-Formal training under the guidance of Tai Chi Master Jory Barnes- Colorado, USA


The event is finished.


May 25 - 28 2023


4:00 pm - 11:00 am

Local Time

  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: May 25 - 28 2023
  • Time: 9:00 am - 4:00 am






Beneath The Baobabs