Mermaid & Sea Goddess Retreat
in Cape May, NJ
In 2024 all Mermaid Retreats are customized private weekends for either you or your group.
Najia is THE ideal guide to help maximize the rejuvenating effects of your Cape May Retreat. With her help, you minimize the stressful, disoriented feelings of 'needing a vacation from your vacation
.........Najia worked with me personally to release my self-doubt on the ocean breeze (on my personal photo shoot), feed my soul with healthful, homemade vegan dishes, indulge my inner child with Cape May Shore foodie favorites, and nurture my authentic self with local Cape May art, sacred dance, and her lifestyle mentorship sessions all while expertly guiding me around the lovely little seaside town.
~ Lola (the Coy Bond) from Maryland .
What are the retreat happenings?
Check-in is at 3pm and most rooms include an a free umbrella and 2 chairs rental at the nearby beach. You may opt to enjoy libations while sitting on a rocker on the expansive Chalfonte porch. Your retreat officially starts at 7pm at the private dining area located behind the Tin House. You will have an opportunity to get acquainted over a delicious plant -based mezza prepared by Najia. After appetizers, cocktails and dessert we will do a heart chakra opening exercise and a special dance under the stars with tea lights .It is so magical .A beautiful weekend to delve into your divine feminine with adornment and veil dance on the beach, and explore messages from Spirit with tarot and oracle readings .
7pm Delicious Mezza @ the Tin House
8-9:15 pm Magic Illumination of the Heart Dance Lesson
8:30-10am Styling session for optional photos
10am Official group mermaid crown photos in front of the hotel
11am Head to beach - Activities include :"Pick a Card "Oracle & Tarot Readings & Adornment with Metallic Tattoos.
In case of rain, activities are on Chalfonte Porch with an optional trip to West Cape May & West End Garage
6pm Live music concert at Chalfonte then head out to your favorite dining spot
5:30 Optional sunrise photo shoot or come watch the magic with us
8-9 am Goddesses on the Beach with Veils - a fantastical dance and photo exploration
Monday Optional day for photo shoot, beach and shopping and an exquisite meal at Good Earth Organic Eatery.
What is included in the retreat cost ?
~ Welcome treats for the beach
~ Plant -based mezza
~ Magic Stars heart chakra "opening to receive "dance experience class.
~ Oracle & Tarot fun "Soulmate, Rising Sun & Pick a Card ", readings
~ Goddess adornment fun
~ Veil dance experience and group photo session
Do I have to stay at the same hotel?
Najia's realm of magic happens at the Chalfonte. This Cape May gem is just 3 blocks from the beach and right in the center of town amid the splendor of old world Victorian charm. They provide free porch concerts, umbrella and chairs and some refreshments for guests. It will certainly be more convenient if you stay at the same place but if you already have a shore home, or other accommodations that you prefer then please do what is best for you to feel comfortable. Just remember our activity and lesson schedule has to be flexible due to weather and our photo shoot is at sunrise. We head out to the beach BEFORE the sun rises on Sunday. If you have paper accommodations to host a retreat for friends at your shore house just ask Najia.She is willing to work out what she can to make a wonderful experience for you.
Do I have to do all the activities?
You are free take it as you feel. I provide experiences, props and products throughout that all enhances your feminine beauty of body mind and spirit so that you have this amazing memory .You may enjoy some quiet retreat time on your own to journal or revisit some of your favorite shops and tourist attractions.
What if the weather is bad?I am not a beach person etc.
As far as activities, there is plenty to do in Cape May. Some of our dance and oracle activities can be under the beautiful Victorian porches rather than the private lawn area. We just have to go with the flow, just like a mermaid.
Group Retreat 4 person minimum
$600 each paid at least 3 months in advance -Be sure to book early to actually get a hotel room !
$999 and are on Sunday-Tuesdays but can be arranged some weekends for an additional $222
In order to keep the retreat prices discounted, you are responsible for the cost of your stay. If you prefer to stay somewhere else besides the Chalfonte you can ask Najia to see if it can work out. There are more affordable hotels and homes in West and North Cape May .You will need to cover the costs of your Mermaid Host as she lives in the Philadelphia area
Fantasy Portrait Photo Session :
* 20- 30 minute sunrise photo session using IOS device on Sunday at sunrise /Monday backup day
* Photo-styling based on 30 plus years of Najia's experience as a fashion-stylist in NYC/Phila
* 1 artist's choice digital enhanced photo for personal use only.
* Additional photos at a special rate of $100 per photo
* Sunset photo session additional $100
Full body photo shoot $100 extra
Special retouching is offered at $100 per hour
Rental of special mermaid tails, sea goddess or blue genie costumes and props available
There are no refunds but if you cannot make it, you can transfer the price you paid for the retreat minus a $75 cancellation charge for any other service Najia offers on her website .