International Birth, Breath & Death Study Trip
Puerto Rico
June 1 – June 9, 2025



9 Day / 8 Night International Birth, Breath, and Death Study Trip

Calling all who hold space for birth, breath, and/or death ~ you are warmly invited to participate in the 4th annual International Birth, Breath, and Death Study Trip! 

Join Amy Wright Glenn, founder and director of the Institute for the Study of Birth, Breath, and Death, Wilka Roig, founder and president of Espacio FIM and Tobie Spears, founder and director of Be Humanitarian for transformative personal and professional learning and renewing experience on the beautiful island of Puerto Rico. We gather to nourish deep personal insight, group study/reflection centered upon birth, breath, and death, service, and remarkable cultural exploration!

Participants will engage in a cross cultural study experience coming to more deeply understand how birth, breath, and death are understood in diverse settings around the world. We engage in daily group study, service work, self-care practice, and meaningful interactions with local birth and death workers. This year, participants will have the opportunity to honor their powerful dedication to deepening awareness of birth and death practices within the context of contemporary Puerto Rican life as well as the practice of personal discovery through a variety of wellness practices. All classes are taught by Amy, Wilka, Tobie, and local birth, breath, and death midwives and teachers.

Mornings will begin with meditation, song and/or body centered wellness 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 a local non-profit.

Sign up before prices go up!

Early Bird Pricing: Now until October 30, 2024 ($2900)

Holiday Pricing: November – January ($3100)

Full Price: February – March ($3200)

Last Minute Louie Pricing: April ($3300)

All Participants Must be Paid in Full by May 1, 2025

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




Take a look at our 2024 itinerary for a good idea of what we will be doing …

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 ~ Morning Mindfulness Practice ~
9am ~ Breakfast ~
10am – 12pm ~ Centering practice, open/ritual table, journal writing/setting intentions (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 & Tobie)
7 pm ~ Group Dinner

Day 3 ~ Sunday, June 2nd – Study Day
8am ~ Morning Mindfulness Practice
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
9am ~ 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
9am ~ Breakfast
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
5pm-6pm ~ Self Care Hour
6pm ~ Group Recap / Debrief (Wilka, Amy & Tobie)
7pm ~ Dinner

Day 7 ~ Thursday, June 6th 

8am ~ Optional Waking up with Song – Tobie
9am ~ Breakfast
10am ~11:30 Craft Time ~ Tobie
11:30am -1 pm – Time to pack
1pm ~ lunch
2-5pm ~ Closing of the bones ritual
7pm ~ Dinner

Day 8 ~ Friday, June 7th (departing San Miguel de Allende)
10:00 am – airport shuttle

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 International Study Trip ends. Thank you so much!!

*Itinerary is subject to change without notice *Price subject to change until deposit is made