The Institute International Study Trip
May 31 – June 7, 2024



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8 Day / 7 Night Institute International Study Trip

*Price is all inclusive minus airfare, travelers insurance and alcohol.

Join us for our 3rd annual Institute International Study Trip each year as we embark on an experience of deep personal insight, group study/reflection centered upon birth, breath, and death, service, and remarkable exploration.

Join Amy Wright Glenn, founder and director of the Institute for the Study of Birth, Breath, and Death, Wilka Roig, founder and president of the Fundación Elisabeth Kübler-Ross México Centro and Tobie Spears, founder and director of Be Humanitarian  for transformative personal and professional learning in San Miguel de Allende.

Participants will engage in self-care practice, group study, service work, and meaningful interactions with local birth and death workers in Mexico. Participants will have the opportunity to honor their powerful dedication to deepening awareness of birth and death practices within the context of contemporary Mexican life as well as the practice of self-care and discovery through personal journal writing, meditation, yoga, Qigong practice, and group discussion.

Mornings will begin with meditation, Qigong and/or yoga practice. Days are dedicated to the independent and group study and significance of birth and death practices while day excursions let us explore cultural sites, local markets, and natural wonders. Participants will engage with social justice work supporting the green burial cemetery and local birth and death workers.

Sign up now before prices go up!

Holiday Pricing: January ($3199)

Full Price: February – March ($3499)

Last Minute Louie Pricing: April ($3899)

All Participants Must be Paid in Full by May 1, 2024

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Day 1 ~ Friday, May 31st ~ Arriving Day

1pm ~ Please arrive to have time to get settled in

5pm ~ Holding Space in Community ~ Wilka

7pm ~ Welcome Dinner & Introductions

Day 2 ~ Saturday, June 1st  – Connection & Setting Intentions Day

8am ~ Optional Morning Mindfulness Practice ~ Amy

9am ~ Breakfast ~ 

10am – 12pm ~ Centering practice, open/ritual table, journal writing/setting intentions (Wilka, Amy & Tobie)

1:00 ~ lunch

2pm – 4pm – Guest speaker – Alison Bastien (Traditional Birth Practices of Mexico)

4pm-6pm ~ Self Care – Optional walk to Atotonilco Church 

6pm ~ Group Connection & Debrief (Wilka, Amy & Tobie)

7 pm ~ Group Dinner

Day 3 ~ Sunday, June 2nd – Study Day

8am ~ Optional Morning Mindfulness Practice ~ Wilka 

9am ~ Breakfast 

10am – 12pm ~ Our personal/professional journey through birth, breath, & death ~ Amy

1pm ~ lunch

2pm – 5pm ~ Guest Speaker – Sound Bath & Awareness through Movement ~ Montse Brito

5-6pm ~ Self Care Hour

6pm ~ Group Connection & Debrief (Wilka, Amy & Tobie)

7pm ~ Group Dinner 

Day 4 ~ Monday, June 3rd ~ Excursion Day – Guanajuato (1.5hr drive)

8am ~ Optional Morning Mindfulness Practice ~ Amy

9am ~ Breakfast 

10:00-11:30 am ~ Travel to Guanajuato after breakfast

Visit the Mummy Museum & Explore the beautiful town of Guanajuato 

4:30-6:00 pm ~ Return to San Miguel de Allende

7pm ~ Group Dinner

8 pm ~ Optional Fireside / Singing (weather permitting)

Day 5 ~ Tuesday, June 4th – Study Day

8am ~ Optional Morning Mindfulness Practice ~ Wilka

9am ~ Breakfast 

10:00 – 11:15am – Dreamwork ~ Wilka

11:30 -1pm ~ Strengthening our personal/professional Holding Space Practices ~ Amy 

1:00 ~ Lunch

2:00-4pm ~ Visit to a Green Cemetery & Reforestation Butterfly Release

4-7pm ~ Explore the cool town of San Miguel de Allende

7pm ~ Group Dinner – (Wilka, Amy & Tobie)

Day 6 ~ Wednesday, June 5th – Study Day

8am ~ 9am ~ Optional Hot Springs Trip

9am ~ Breakfast 

10am ~ Meditation ~ Amy 

11am-1pm ~ Reflections on service learning  ~ Tobie 

1pm ~ Lunch

2:00-4:00pm ~ Guest Speaker ~ Dayana Paz – Seasonal Rituals & Altars of Mexico

5pm-6pm ~ Self Care Hour

6pm ~ Group Recap / Debrief (Wilka, Amy & Tobie)

7pm ~ Dinner

Day 7 ~ Thursday, June 6th 

8am ~ Optional Morning Mindfulness Practice – Amy 

9am ~ Breakfast 

10am ~11:30 Craft Time ~ Tobie

11:30am -1 pm – Time to pack

1pm ~ lunch

2-5pm ~ Closing of the bones ritual

6pm ~ Group Connection & Debrief (Wilka, Amy & Tobie)

7pm ~ Dinner 

Day 8 ~ Friday, June 7th (departing San Miguel de Allende) Early Morning 🙂 

10:00 am – airport

Please book your flights as close to 1:00 pm as possible. You are more than welcome to stay longer, however, at this point the Institute International Study Trip ends. Thank you so much!!


*Itinerary is subject to change without notice