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Who We Are

We're a boutique travel company that offers small group transformational retreats exclusively for women. Our curated Lifestyle Reboot Retreat will guide you to close the gap between where you are and where you want to be. Through the use of holistic practices and actionable tools, our approach addresses the body, mind and spirit, as all three work in harmony to promote a true sense of well-being. Retreats combine principles of movement, nutrition, spirituality, relaxation, as well as expertly led life coaching sessions to help you tackle your biggest problem areas and put you on the path to the life you've always dreamed of living. 


Come as you are. Leave as you hope to be.

Who Is Yemanya?

Originally from West Africa, Yemanya is one of three revered female deities in the Yoruba pantheon, and is worshipped throughout the Americas, including Brazil and Cuba. She is the goddess of the sea and the moon, as well as protectress and nurturer of women. It is said that those who surrender to Yemanya find their worries and woes dissolve in the waters of her comforting embrace. She is also the goddess of golden opportunity who foretells the opening of important doorways to transformation.

Meet The Founder

Jennifer Sembler is the founder of Yemanya Travel, the inception of which combines her two biggest passions: healthy living and travel. Jennifer is a holistic wellness coach certified through the International Association of Wellness Professionals and holds a certificate in Plant-Based Nutrition from the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies through eCornell. She is also a tantra yoga teacher and regular practitioner of meditation, having received mindfulness training from UC Berkeley’s Greater Good Science Center and Awareness Training Institute. When it comes to all things healthy living, Jennifer has been her own guinea pig during her years-long path to wellness, trying out different modalities, diets and exercises to find what really works and is sustainable in everyday life. Her own journey of trial and error is what sparked the idea for the Lifestyle Reboot Retreat. Also a seasoned traveler, Jennifer's wanderlust began early when family vacations inspired a European backpacking trip with a friend at 19, followed by a solo around-the-world adventure when she was 24. Former careers as an editor at a travel magazine and a freelance travel writer afforded her the opportunity to visit 55-plus countries and kept her on the road for 11 years, the last four of which have been nomadic.