Are you ready to put yourself first?

 It’s easy to feel beaten down by the day-to-day of life. Climbing the corporate ladder, scaling a successful business, or raising tiny humans to be forces of nature in this world is taxing. Add to that the additional weight of navigating the world as a woman of color, and each day can feel downright exhausting.

I’ve been there, I know.

  • Maybe you're a bold, gutsy woman looking for that lost spark.

  • Maybe you feel like the big changes that life has thrown at you have thrown you for a loop. You’ve handled them with style and grace, naturally, but you come out on the other side feeling a little less like you.

  • Maybe you're looking to get away from your everyday so you can s-l-o-w it down and think. 

  • Or maybe you’re just ready to add more adventures -- big and small -- to your life.

Here’s what I know:

Setting aside 4 days to escape your routine, play in the wild, push your body to new heights and rediscover what makes you come alive is just what you need to feel on fire again.

We all deserve to feel completely carefree -- to clear our minds of the clutter, to share belly laughs with friends, to take up space unapologetically. Let’s strip back down to the basics.

Get out of your head and onto the trails.

You’ll return home feeling reconnected to your core. You’ll return home with a new squad of soul sisters to continue on this journey with. You’ll return home feeling brave and self-assured with the knowledge that you too can do hard things. 

Get ready to...

Color Outside

A 4-day adventure retreat for women of color

Sept 21 - Sept 24, 2017 | Salt lake city ut

 

There’s something magical about connecting to nature -- breathing in the fresh air, listening to the wind rustle through the trees, feeling the blood pump through your legs as you hike, run, jump, soar. There’s something magical about getting away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, where time slows down and things seem more simple. Where even the smallest exploration can feel like an huge adventure.

And yet, for some reason, you may have been told that the outdoors is not for you. That women of color don’t ‘do’ the outdoors. 

There's something powerful about occupying space that's been told doesn't belong to you. You deserve to connect with the elements and pull power up & out of the earth to recharge and reignite our passion and purpose. 

Let's take up all the space.

I'M READY FOR AN ADVENTURE!



Your all-inclusive retreat includes:

  • Three nights of luxury accommodations in a gorgeous 7 bedroom luxury vacation home overlooking the beautiful Wasatch mountain range. You’ll have full access to the indoor pool, hot tub, wrap around deck, racquetball court and more.

  • Our Welcome Mixer by the fire pit on Thursday evening, including fun cocktails and hor d'oeuvres.

  • Delicious, healthy meals provided by a personal chef. In addition to cocktails & hor d'oeuvres on Thursday, your breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks are all provided on Friday and Saturday. On Sunday, we’ll make sure you have a yummy breakfast before you leave to catch your flight.

  • A full roster of  adventures designed to help you connect with the elements and reconnect with your passion & power. We'll go hiking, do yoga, enjoy an epic kayaking experience and more. All logistics and costs associated with our excursions will be completely included so you just have to show up and enjoy.

  • Candid action shots of all of our adventures, taken by amazing photographer, Nicole Lennox. Nicole will also provide a mini photoshoot for each participant to help capture your fierceness out in the wild. All photos will be available to download for no extra charge.

  • An on-site certified yoga instructor who will lead us through Restorative and Vinyasa Flows as well as an Om Walk. She’ll be on hand to answer any questions on mindfulness, meditation and yoga practices.

  • A Dancehall Masterclass taught by expert choreographer. She’ll not only teach us a full routine but also walk through the history and culture of dancehall.

  • Transportation to and from the airport, as well as all excursions.

  • Ample quiet time for you to retreat from the crowd or chat in small groups.

  • A community of supportive, like-minded, powerful women who are rooting for your success. 

  • A welcome kit that includes answers to your questions, a packing list, logistics, etc. so you feel fully prepared to board that plane to Utah.

  • More than a few fun surprises!

The Schedule

+ Thursday Night

Thursday night will kick off with our Welcome Party out on the wrap around deck by the fire pit. We'll introduce ourselves and set our intentions for the weekend. Then eat yummy appetizers and sip on some fun cocktails.

+ Friday (Full Day #1)

8am: Vinyasa Flow Yoga

9am: Breakfast

10am: Morning Hike

1pm: Lunch

4pm: Dancehall Masterclass

6pm: Dinner

+ Saturday (Full Day #2)

8am: Breakfast

9am: Depart for excursion

1pm: Lunch

4pm: Restorative Yoga

6pm: Dinner

8pm: Evening Hike (Optional)

+ Sunday (1/2 Day)

8am: Breakfast

9am: Om Walk

10am: Closing + Reflections

noon: Goodbyes

Your investment for your all-inclusive getaway is $2,000.

We have two easy ways for your to pay for your experience:

 


You've got questions, I've got answers:

+ How much does it cost?

Your investment for your all-inclusive getaway is $2,000. All lodging, activities, meals, photo shoots and workshops are included in the price.

+ What’s included in the price?

The all-inclusive experience includes:

Three nights of luxury accommodations in a gorgeous 7 bedroom luxury vacation home overlooking the beautiful Wasatch mountain range. You’ll have full access to the indoor pool, hot tub, wrap around deck, racquetball court and more.

Our Welcome Mixer by the fire pit on Thursday evening, including fun cocktails and hor d'oeuvres.

Delicious, healthy meals provided by a personal chef. In addition to cocktails & hor d'oeuvres on Thursday, your breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks are all provided on Friday and Saturday. On Sunday, we’ll make sure you have a yummy breakfast before you leave to catch your flight.

A full roster of adventures designed to help you connect with the elements and reconnect with your passion & power. We'll go hiking, do yoga, enjoy an epic kayaking experience and more. All logistics and costs associated with our excursions will be completely included so you just have to show up and enjoy.

Candid action shots of all of our adventures, taken by amazing photographer, Nicole Lennox. Nicole will also provide a mini photoshoot for each participant to help capture your fierceness out in the wild. All photos will be available to download for no extra charge.

An on-site certified yoga instructor who will lead us through Restorative and Vinyasa Flows as well as an Om Walk. She’ll be on hand to answer any questions on mindfulness, meditation and yoga practices.

A Dancehall Masterclass taught by expert choreographer. She’ll not only teach us a full routine but also walk through the history and culture of dancehall.

Transportation to and from the airport, as well as all excursions.

Ample quiet time for you to retreat from the crowd or chat in small groups.

A community of supportive, like-minded, powerful women who are rooting for your success.

A welcome kit that includes answers to your questions, a packing list, logistics, etc. so you feel fully prepared to board that plane to Utah.

More than a few fun surprises!

+ If I cancel, is my payment refundable?

Because the retreat is small and preparations are made in advance, cancellations cannot be refunded or partially refunded.

+ I’m not adventurous, should I still come?

I think that the word adventurous and outdoorsy vary for everyone. For some, adventurous might mean jumping out of an airplane, for others it might mean getting out on the hiking trail. For our purposes, adventurous means wanting to push yourself a little harder than you have before and being open to new experiences. If that sounds like you, then we’ll see you in UT.

+ Do I have to be in tip top shape? I’m afraid I’ll hold the group back.

All activity levels are welcome, as long as you’re willing to approach all of our activities with an open mind and a willingness to try. Being "in shape" means something different to everyone. You know your body best. This is NOT a competitive retreat. Everyone is encouraged to go at their own pace. We’ll all get there eventually.

+ Will I have to sleep outside? On the floor? In a tent?

Nope. Not unless you want to (do you, girl). Each attendee will have their own bed. You may have to share a room though.

+ Which airport should I fly into?

You’ll fly into Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC). I ask that everyone arrives on Thursday afternoon and flies out Sunday after 12pm.

+ What should I bring?

When you register for the retreat, you'll recieve a full packing list of everything you should bring. We'll provide any gear that we'll need as a group and the home comes equipped with cooking items, linens and towels. You'll bring along comfortable clothes and shoes, your toiletries and anything else you need to make you feel at home for the 4 days.

+ Where is the house located?

The house is located in beautiful Heber, a city 30 miles outside of Salt Lake City. The exact address to the house will be given to you prior to the retreat.

+ How will I get to the house from the airport?

We’ll provide transportation for anyone who arrives at the airport by 5 pm or 7 pm. If you arrive at a different time, you can grab a taxi or a Lyft to the house. It’s about a 45 minute drive from the Salt Lake City airport.

+ I saw ‘Get Out,’ what’s really good?

Girrrrrrl. I saw that too. Don’t worry, no sunken places here. Just good ‘ol fashioned fun in an amazing location. Part of Color Outside’s mission is to help normalize women of color’s presence in the outdoor space. We’re here to take up space so that it’s not so weird to see us out and about on the trails.

+ Will there be wine?

Yes, yes. A thousand times, yes.

I'M READY FOR AN ADVENTURE!

Meet your host:

Hello! I'm Nailah Blades Wylie. I'm a communicator, a clarity maker, and -- most importantly -- a convener of community. I started Color Outside as a safe place for women of color to come together and explore the outdoors. After experiencing a number of big life transitions and on the heels of a move from San Diego, CA to Salt Lake City, UT, I felt unmoored. I felt like I had lost myself. I used to grab life by the horns. Jump in feet first. Say yes more than I said no. But somewhere along the way life started to drag me down. My business grew. I had a baby. Responsibilities loomed in front of me. I started making "prudent" choices. Sensible choices that ignored the fire burning inside of me. 

Getting out into the wild and exploring my new home gave me clarity when I was feeling fuzzy and started giving me glimpses of my old self. Standing in wide open fields has been essential in helping me stay connected with who I am at my core and to reaffirm that I can do hard things. Building a community of other women of color looking to do the same thing, while also showing up in a space that is not traditionally "for us" has been powerful and I cannot wait to continue spreading the mission of Color Outside. 

Color Outside is here to help normalize the idea that women of all shades, shapes, sizes, and backgrounds are out there, enjoying all that nature has to offer us. Can I get an Amen?