Journey to Serenity: Grief Healing Retreat in Tulum with Andrew J. Stillman

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The first 18 years of my life were spent in the foothills of Yosemite, where my physical body felt confined to the limits of the forest, but my imagination took its time to develop and allow me to think big. My time throughout the Boy Scouts on my journey toward getting Eagle taught me about resilience, challenge, leadership, and the payoff of hard work.

Nowadays, I’ve got my hand dipped in a hundred projects, and I wouldn’t have it any other way. I went from writing alone in my bedroom in the woods to contributing to some of the most well-known publications in the world. I’ve been invited on press trips to explore parts of the world I would have never dreamed of attaining in my youth. I’ve even trained Olympic athletes on the mat and helped challenge their growth.

I love to share my knowledge, passion, and skills with the world, so I look forward to hearing how I can serve you best.

Duration

5 days · 4 nights

Travel Date

Aug 22 - 26, 2024

Activity Level

Moderate

Group Size

6 - 8

Transportation

Group airport & activity transfers

Tour Price

USD 2,050
/ person
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Age range

21+

Travel interest

Yoga & wellness, healing through grief, nature, sacred experiences

Mexico>Journey to Serenity: Grief Healing Retreat in Tulum with Andrew J. Stillman

Embark on a transformative healing journey with Andrew, featuring a meticulously designed program to guide you through the intricate process of grief while embracing self-discovery and renewal. Nestled in the serene beauty of Tulum at an eco-luxury resort, this retreat offers a safe and supportive space for you to explore and heal from grief's complex emotions.

Each day begins with tranquil meditation and breathwork sessions, setting the tone for profound inner peace. Savor nourishing meals, connect with fellow participants, and embark on unique experiences like cenote excursions and sacred ceremonies. This experience also includes highly-tailored daily yoga sessions, themed grief circles, and optional pre-bed sessions to nurture your emotional well-being.

As your journey comes to an end, you'll depart with newfound insights, cherished connections, and a heart full of healing to help support you as you travel back home. Join us in Tulum, and let the power of this retreat guide you toward acceptance, renewal, and profound inner transformation.

Cancellation policy

TourHero, the retreat host, and the tour operator reserve the right to cancel or reschedule this trip up until June 17, 2024. If the departure is canceled out of your control, you will be alerted by this date and will receive a full refund.

In this case, TourHero is not responsible for your preparation expenses, such as airline tickets, extra accommodations, loss of work, or any other cost associated with preparing for your trip. We recommend booking travel insurance, along with refundable flights/accommodations in case of cancellation.

Refunds for deposits
We will hold your spot as soon as you put down your deposit. However, if you decide to cancel your trip, we will be unable to refund your deposit.

Refunds for fully-paid trips
You may change or cancel your trip up until June 17, 2024 for a refund, excluding the deposit amount. After this time, no refunds will be given. You can change or cancel your trip in your TourHero account by clicking on Your Trips.

Trip cancellation due to COVID-19
A full credit will be issued if the tour is canceled when there is full border closure due to COVID-19 travel restrictions. This credit can go towards booking a future TourHero tour. We suggest buying your own travel insurance for coverage of cancellations within 30 days of the tour commencing for reasons other than a full tour cancellation.

Your TourHero

Andrew-Stillman-profile

The first 18 years of my life were spent in the foothills of Yosemite, where my physical body felt confined to the limits of the forest, but my imagination took its time to develop and allow me to think big. My time throughout the Boy Scouts on my journey toward getting Eagle taught me about resilience, challenge, leadership, and the payoff of hard work.

Nowadays, I’ve got my hand dipped in a hundred projects, and I wouldn’t have it any other way. I went from writing alone in my bedroom in the woods to contributing to some of the most well-known publications in the world. I’ve been invited on press trips to explore parts of the world I would have never dreamed of attaining in my youth. I’ve even trained Olympic athletes on the mat and helped challenge their growth.

I love to share my knowledge, passion, and skills with the world, so I look forward to hearing how I can serve you best.

Duration

5 days · 4 nights

Travel Date

Aug 22 - 26, 2024

Activity Level

Moderate

Group Size

6 - 8

Transportation

Group airport & activity transfers

Mexico>Journey to Serenity: Grief Healing Retreat in Tulum with Andrew J. Stillman

Embark on a transformative healing journey with Andrew, featuring a meticulously designed program to guide you through the intricate process of grief while embracing self-discovery and renewal. Nestled in the serene beauty of Tulum at an eco-luxury resort, this retreat offers a safe and supportive space for you to explore and heal from grief's complex emotions.

Each day begins with tranquil meditation and breathwork sessions, setting the tone for profound inner peace. Savor nourishing meals, connect with fellow participants, and embark on unique experiences like cenote excursions and sacred ceremonies. This experience also includes highly-tailored daily yoga sessions, themed grief circles, and optional pre-bed sessions to nurture your emotional well-being.

As your journey comes to an end, you'll depart with newfound insights, cherished connections, and a heart full of healing to help support you as you travel back home. Join us in Tulum, and let the power of this retreat guide you toward acceptance, renewal, and profound inner transformation.

Timeline

  • Day 1 · August 22, 2024 · Tulum
  • Arrive at Cancun International Airport
  • Group transfer from airport to resort in Tulum
  • Check-in at Pepem Eco Luxury Hotel
  • Free time
  • Grief circle/introductions
  • Dinner
  • Pre-bed breathwork/meditation (optional)
  • Day 2 · August 23, 2024 · Tulum
  • 7:00 am – Morning meditation/breathwork
  • 7:30 am – Breakfast
  • 9:00 am – Free time/private sessions
  • 11:00 am – Yoga – Denial and Anger (90 minutes)
  • 12:30 pm – Lunch
  • 3:00 pm – Temazcal ceremony
  • 5:00 pm – Grief circle
  • 6:30 pm – Dinner
  • 9:00 pm – Pre-bed breathwork/meditation (optional)
  • Day 3 · August 24, 2024 · Tulum
  • 7:00 am – Morning meditation/breathwork
  • 7:30 am – Breakfast
  • 9:00 am – Beach day
  • 11:00 am – Yoga – Bargaining and Depression (90 minutes)
  • 12:30 pm – Lunch
  • 3:00 pm – Cacao ceremony
  • 5:00 pm – Grief circle
  • 6:30 pm – Dinner
  • 9:00 pm – Pre-bed breathwork/meditation (optional)
  • Day 4 · August 25, 2024 · Tulum
  • 7:00 am – Morning meditation/breathwork
  • 7:30 am – Breakfast
  • 9:00 am – Cenote Excursion
  • 1:00 pm – Lunch
  • 2:30 pm – Free time/private sessions
  • 4:00 pm – Yoga – Acceptance (90 minutes)
  • 5:30 pm – Grief circle
  • 7:00 pm – Dinner
  • 9:30 pm – Pre-bed breathwork/meditation (optional)
  • Day 5 · August 26, 2024 · Departure
  • 7:00 am – Morning meditation/breathwork
  • 7:30 am – Breakfast
  • 9:00 am – Final goodbyes
  • Check out of accommodation
  • Group transfer from resort to Cancun International Airport
  • Journey ends

Details

Day 1 · August 22, 2024

Welcome to Pepem – get to know your group at our first grief circe and welcome dinner

Your healing journey begins when you arrive at Cancun International Airport, where our team will be waiting to greet you. From there, you'll enjoy a comfortable group transfer to our beautiful accommodation in the heart of Tulum at the Pepem Eco Luxury Hotel. After checking in and settling into your luxurious surroundings, you'll have some free time to explore the natural beauty of the area or simply unwind in the tranquil atmosphere.

In the evening, we'll come together for a grief circle and introductions, providing a safe and supportive space for you to share your intentions and begin the healing process. This experience will be followed by a delicious dinner, prepared with love and care, allowing you to connect with your fellow participants in a warm and inviting atmosphere.

For those seeking additional relaxation, an optional pre-bed breathwork and meditation session is available each night to help you find inner serenity and peace before retiring to bed.

Day 2 · August 23, 2024

Denial and Anger: Yoga, breathwork, and a Temazcal ceremony will help us acknowledge, release, and heal

Rise and shine to the sounds of the jungle. Day two is all about embracing the healing process, exploring a range of emotions, and forging deeper connections with yourself and your fellow participants. We are here to guide and support you on this transformative journey in the serene setting of Tulum. We’ll begin our morning with a rejuvenating meditation and breathwork session, setting a peaceful and introspective tone for the day ahead. After, a wholesome breakfast awaits, providing you with the energy you need to engage in the day's activities.

The next few hours are yours and yours alone. You’ll have the freedom to choose how you spend your free time, whether you opt for personal reflection or schedule a private session with Andrew to address your specific healing needs. (See add-ons for more information.) We’ll meet back up for a 90-minute yoga session that delves into the themes of denial and anger, offering a safe and supportive space to work through these complex emotions.

In the afternoon, we invite you to participate in a Temazcal ceremony – a sacred Mexican sweat lodge experience. This ancient ritual carries deep significance, symbolizing rebirth, purification, and transformation, aligning perfectly with our journey of healing from grief. As the day unfolds, we’ll come together once more in the form of a grief circle, sharing experiences, emotions, and connections that strengthen the bonds within the group. The evening concludes with a delectable dinner, fostering further moments of camaraderie among retreat participants.

Day 3 · August 24, 2024

Bargaining and Depression: Open your heart with yoga, cacao, and ample time for sharing

Your third day at the retreat is all about finding balance, connection, and inner peace as you continue your healing journey through grief. The morning begins with a calming meditation and breathwork session, setting a positive and grounded tone for what lies ahead. After nourishing your body with a satisfying breakfast, you'll have some time on the beach to soak up the sun, play in the waves, and feel a connection to Mother Nature.

Today, our yoga session focuses on the themes of bargaining and depression, where you'll be guided through these emotions with compassion and care. We’ll also participate in a sacred cacao ceremony, a deeply meaningful experience known for its ability to open the heart, promote introspection, and foster connections – both with your inner self and your fellow retreat attendees.

The day continues with another heartfelt grief circle, where you can express your thoughts, emotions, and progress on your healing journey, finding support and understanding within the group. Dinner follows, offering another opportunity for camaraderie and connection.

Day 4 · August 25, 2024

Acceptance: Cenote swims, yoga, and delicious meals begin to close out our Mexican retreat

Our last full day at the retreat begins with a tranquil morning meditation and breathwork session, followed by a nourishing breakfast to prepare for the day's experiences. Our highlight today is a memorable cenote excursion, immersing you in the natural beauty and mysticism of these ancient sinkholes. Swim, cleanse, and soak up the ancient energy of this sacred place.

In the afternoon, you'll have the freedom to choose between free time for personal reflection or a private session tailored to your specific healing needs. From here, we’ll come back together for our final yoga session focusing on acceptance, which will guide you towards embracing the present moment and your own journey moving forward.

As the sun sets, our day culminates in a heartfelt grief circle, providing a supportive space to share experiences and emotions one last time. We’ll then come together for a delightful farewell dinner, sharing stories of our time here and reflecting on all the inner work we’ve accomplished. Relish this final night under a star-filled sky.

Day 5 · August 26, 2024

Say goodbye to Mexico and the new community you’ve made for life

As our Tulum retreat comes to a close, we invite you to embrace the final day of your healing journey with gratitude and reflection. We’ll start our morning with a serene meditation and breathwork session, allowing you to center yourself before moving forward. Following this grounding activity, enjoy a leisurely breakfast with your fellow participants, savoring the last moments of connection. After, it's time for final goodbyes as we bid farewell to the friends and connections you've made during this transformative retreat.

Our group transfer to Cancun International Airport awaits, providing a comfortable journey back as you reflect on the growth and healing you've experienced. With deep appreciation for sharing this journey with us, we say goodbye, knowing that the wellness and healing you've cultivated will stay with you long after your return home. Safe travels as your journey ends, and may you carry the serenity of Tulum in your heart.

Accommodation

  • Pepem Eco Luxury Hotel

    Pepem Eco Luxury Hotel is a serene oasis hidden within the virgin jungle of the Riviera Maya. Nestled far from the clamor of city life, this self-sustaining eco-village offers the perfect sanctuary for relaxation, retreat, and adventure. Choose from their twelve eco-friendly cabins, each thoughtfully equipped with a king-size bed or two twin beds, a full bathroom, a full kitchen, parking, internet, and safe. Experience the blissful fusion of comfort and sustainability, designed to respect and embrace the natural environment.

    Guests have access to a wealth of amenities, including a cenote water pool, sunbathing areas, and bicycles for exploring the property. Rest in the on-site hammocks, meditate, practice yoga in their 'Shala Yoga', and enjoy the leisure of board games. From sacred ceremonies to adventure park trips, you can do it all at Pepem. Leave the routine behind and let the peacefulness of the jungle still your mind. Disconnect from your routine, and connect with the raw, beautiful energy of the natural world. Room type: Double occupancy - Mayan Cabins. Room configuration: Single beds.

Included

  • 4 nights at Pepem Eco Luxury Hotel
  • Double occupancy in accommodation
  • All meals
  • 1 group arrival airport transfer
  • 1 group departure airport transfer
  • 1 Temazcal ceremony
  • 1 Cacao ceremony
  • Sac Actun cenote excursion
  • 1 group round-trip transfer to the beach
  • Daily yoga, meditation & breathwork with Andrew

Not included

  • Flights
  • All food & drink not mentioned in inclusions
  • Personal expenses
  • Optional add-ons
  • Travel insurance
  • Gratuities

FAQ

What happens if I need to cancel my trip?

Please check the cancellation policy section on this itinerary page for specific details.

Will TourHero or the operator take care of my visa (if applicable)?

Travelers are responsible for researching visa requirements and obtaining a visa if needed. Please check government websites to ensure you have the necessary documents, along with passport requirements, before your departure date. This includes necessary transit visas, permits, and vaccinations required prior to travel and any required reciprocity fees for the destination. TourHero will provide a booking confirmation document after purchase, which may be needed to obtain a visa.

If your visa is denied for any reason, TourHero will issue a refund based on the cancellation policy. However, we are unable to provide a refund after the cancellation due date has passed.

Do I need a passport for this trip?

A full and valid passport is required for all persons traveling to any destination outside of one’s home country. Most international tours require a passport that's valid for at least six (6) months beyond the scheduled end of your itinerary. TourHero will not issue refunds based on passport issues such as renewals or lost passports.

What's included in the price?

Please check the inclusion and exclusion sections above. You'll find information about included meals, transfers, flights, and activities. If you have any questions or need support, please contact hello@tourhero.com.

Available add-on

Single room upgrade

Upgrade to a private room with a king bed in Cabin Maya.

Price: USD 455

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Pepem Eco Luxury Hotel

1-1 session with Andrew

Price: USD 125

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Cancellation policy

TourHero, the retreat host, and the tour operator reserve the right to cancel or reschedule this trip up until June 17, 2024. If the departure is canceled out of your control, you will be alerted by this date and will receive a full refund.

In this case, TourHero is not responsible for your preparation expenses, such as airline tickets, extra accommodations, loss of work, or any other cost associated with preparing for your trip. We recommend booking travel insurance, along with refundable flights/accommodations in case of cancellation.

Refunds for deposits
We will hold your spot as soon as you put down your deposit. However, if you decide to cancel your trip, we will be unable to refund your deposit.

Refunds for fully-paid trips
You may change or cancel your trip up until June 17, 2024 for a refund, excluding the deposit amount. After this time, no refunds will be given. You can change or cancel your trip in your TourHero account by clicking on Your Trips.

Trip cancellation due to COVID-19
A full credit will be issued if the tour is canceled when there is full border closure due to COVID-19 travel restrictions. This credit can go towards booking a future TourHero tour. We suggest buying your own travel insurance for coverage of cancellations within 30 days of the tour commencing for reasons other than a full tour cancellation.

USD 2,050
Per person