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Princeton Marriott at Forrestal 
100 College Rd E
Princeton, NJ 08540

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Journey to Wellness:

Women's Empowerment Retreat 2015

 Hicks Group Wellness Center presents our 1st Annual Journey to Wellness: Women's Empowerment Retreat 2015 where Reconnection and Rejuvenation are our Priority!! 


Dr. Aunjuli Hicks invites you to come and discover your mind, body, 
and spiritual balance; celebrate your womanhood, and also have fun.

"This retreat is dedicated to my grandmother the matriarch of our family who's only desire was to inspire and heal others. May she rest in peace." 


  • Three (3) Powerful Speakers
  • Small Break-out Sessions
  •  Physical Balance Classes
  • Meditation Room all day 
  • Vendors/exhibitos for your shopping pleasure
  • Discounted Spa Services
  • Interactive activities
  • Giveaways
  • Hotel price after registration $99.00 per night
  • Reception Dinner on Friday
  • Buffet Dinner on Saturday
  • (2) Breakfast/Continental
  • Lunch on Saturday
  • All day break-out snacks, juices, sodas, tea, coffee, pastries etc (Saturday)
  • and much more

This is a real retreat for women wishing to celerbrate their womanhood, heal themselves, and find true balance.  


DR. AUNJULI HICKS is a licensed mental health professional and nationally certified counselor who has worked in the field of counseling and mental health for over eighteen years. She believes that everyone should live their truth. Her primary work is with tweens, teens and adults who have low self-esteem, anxiety, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, depression, abuse and those in domestic violent relationships. She specializes in cognitive behavior approaches, mindfulness based therapy, dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), life-coaching and EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Rotation). Her approach, however, is very eclectic. She has a private practice and wellness center located in Essex County. She is in the process of writing her book series called, "Living Your Truth."

"My office has a special interest in providing mental health services to civilian and military women, domestic violence victims and survivors, patients of uterine fibroids, cancer survivors, lupus survivors and HIV/AIDS patients. We also provide services for those that have MST, combat PTSD and those that need assistance rejoining civilian life. Our office is multicultural: we are here to help all. We also do home visits."

"Our mission is to provide an innovative and community based mental health and wellness service. Our ideal client is someone who  is motivated and ready for change." 



 VASHONNA ETIENNE, LCSW is the Founding Executive Director at The Center for Counseling and Holistic Services. Born in poverty and raised in the Bronx to a single mother, Vashonna did not let her life's circumstances define who she is.

She is a graduate of Hunter College, holds a Masters of Social Work and is licensed to practice in the State of New Jersey. Vashonna's experience as a Director of Social Services and a private practice Psychotherapist has become the cornerstone of her leadership and professional development. Vashonna has presented on various topics such as Child Abuse and Neglect, Depression, Mental Health and DIverse Cultures, "Generational Curses", and Healthy Relations, just to name a few. She is a presenter at NASW 2013-2014 Annual Conference and a trainer consultant at Rutgers University Continuing Education Program and Montclair State University under the New Jersey Child Welfare Training Partnership.

With compassion and a commitment to the long term well-being of her clients, Vashonna adopts a wholesome clinical approach that is insightful, motivational and inspirational.

MELANIE WILLIAMS has worked in the field of social services for 24 years. She has been a foster parent, a case worker, and a social provider. Within each of her roles, her main focus has been to be an Advocate for Change. Melanie started as a Mentor at the Youth Adovcate Program at 20 years old. It was there that she discovered her passion  for working with children and families. During her tenure she has served as an Advocate, Assistant Director, Program Director and a Therapist.

She has also worked at the formerly, Division of Youth and Family Services in Essex County Adoption Resource Center. Today, Melanie works as a Master Level Therapist, a trainer for the New Jersey Child Welfare Training Partnership and the Director of Clinical Services at Community Access Unlimited.

Very proudly, Melanie has launched out and started two companies, Metamorphosis Consulting and Training, LLC, and Metamorphsis Development Corporation. It is through these venues that she is able to share her years of experience in hopes of offering necessary supports to all. Her desire is to help other disover who they are meant to be without limits. Her motto is, "When you find your own wings you will soar."

Martha GrierMARTHA GRIER, D.Ay., C.H.C., C.Y.T., is founder of 360 Wellness Coaching and creator of the personal empowerment program "Shapeshift My Life." She holds certifications in Ayurvedic Medicine, Health Coaching, Yoga, Dynamic Phytotherapy, Holistic Nutrition, Raw and Living Foods Lifestyle, and Reiki. Martha specializes in women's health and empowerment, weight management, stress reduction, health cooking, nutrition and disease management, yoga and meditation, Reiki and spiritual healing.

Drawing upon 20 years of experience in the investments banking industry, and over a decadein the health and wellness industry, Martha combines the principles and practices of holistic healing with personal leadership skill development so that people can reach their peak and potential both personally and professionally.

Martha's mission is to help women partner with their soul's agenda so that they can step into the fullness of who they really are and create lives of meaning and prosperity. As a result of working with her, women develop clarity of voice and intention- living up to their expectations. They are able to acknowledge their power from a place of peace and claim their gifts, not at the expense of other s but in service to creating a world that works for everyone.


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Retreat Price 50% Plan



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With your retreat package we offer a special discount to our guest a special group rate $99/night.  

First come. First Served!

 Bring a friend to share in what is sure to be an invigorating experience of your 2 night stay at the Princeton Marriott at Forrestal.

Refund and Cancellation Policy

All request for cancellation and refunds must be made in writing and sent to the Aunjuli Hicks via email at ahlpc2@ahickslpcllc.com by the following deadlines:

100% refund if cancelled by 02./28/15 less our $95 administrative processing fee.

50% refund if cancelled by 03/30/15 less our $95 administrative processing fee.

There are NO REFUNDS after March 31st 2015.

For a refund of your hotel, you must contact the hotel directly. The hotel cancellation policy may be different and therefore we are not responsible should you miss their deadline (please read their cancellation policy when booking). To the contact hotel you may do so by going HERE

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