Retreats

It’s time to live courageously. Join me in Guatemala to get started!

The setting sun reflects off the wide meandering river as the howler monkeys make their way through the trees below you. From your perch atop the tallest pyramid of the Mayan archeological site Yaxha in the Guatemalan jungle, you sip your wine, listening to the notes from the Mayan flute slip softly into the warm air. Making your way down the pyramid and through the jungle, you see the fireflies lighting up the lengthening shadows, reflecting the stars that are just starting to show in the sky. It has been another incredible, life-changing day.

The Guatemalan jungle is the PERFECT place to spend 6 transformative days
(and 7 nights)

  • Discover your source of internal courage and learn how to overcome fear
  • Get more clarity about why you are here and what your courageous life looks like
  • Understand how your personal insights, dreams and messages tie to your life
  • Work one-on-one with Jennifer Monahan, a Mayan-trained shaman, to help heal old wounds, release the past, get deeper insights into your future, and determine how to move forward
  • Visit a variety of ancient Mayan sites and caves…and connect with the energy and wisdom there
  • Participate in group and individual ceremonies seeped in the Mayan tradition
  • Explore picturesque Flores, an island town with brightly colored buildings, cobblestone streets and a Spanish flair

Imagine feeling more courageous in your life and knowing how you can incorporate your purpose and joy into it.

 

Have you had a spiritual or life experience that rocked you to your core and don’t know what to do with it and your life? Or maybe you’ve been feeling confused or discouraged about where your life is going, or are looking for more meaning in your life.  One-on-one shamanic session(s) with Jennifer Monahan will give you deeper insights.

Maybe you’re feeling out-of-touch with your soul or want to connect more with your inner wisdom. We’ll spend time at sacred sites and in ceremony to help you connect.

Or, perhaps you’re looking for your internal source of courage to move forward and overcome your fears. You’ll discover how to tap into your inner strength and approaches to minimize fear.

 

 

So why should YOU join us?

 

This retreat is designed to help you connect with your life purpose and get guidance on your courageous life. You’ll work through the Six Steps to Living a Courageously Authentic Life over the course of the retreat, and will have daily group and individual time with Jennifer Monahan.  Plus, you’ll have a full-length shamanic session with her prior to the retreat to help you define your focus for the retreat.

 

You’ll participate in group ceremonies and create your own individual ceremonies and rituals to help you

  • Release whatever it is that is holding you back from living courageously
  • Clearly define and state your intentions for your future, and
  • Mark milestones on your path

 

You’ll also explore ancient Mayan sites such as Tikal, Yaxha, and Uaxactun; wander through the cobblestoned streets of Flores discovering handmade artifacts, international cooking and colonial-era buildings; and get hands-on to help a local, indigenous family and then share an authentic home-cooked Guatemalan meal with them.  And you’ll have free time to explore the towns of El Remate and Flores.

When you go home, you’ll have a clear action plan on the steps you need to take.  Regular group follow-up calls will help you stay on track, get additional coaching, and share your journey and successes.

The Venue

 

Guatemala is home to stunning mountains, lakes, volcanoes, rainforests and remnants of an ancient civilization – the Mayans – that still lives on today. We’ll be staying in the town of El Remate, Peten, a small, relaxed village known for its beautiful lake, breathtaking sunsets and highly skilled woodcarvers.

Tucked in the jungle, on the edge of Lago del Petén Itzá in El Remate is our hotel, Gringo Perdido. It is one of the only hotels in the region to be located inside a national biotope, the Cerro Biotope Cahui, and has five docks that stretch over the lake. You have your choice of room to suit your needs and budget!

  • The standard lakefront shared room comes complete with a private bathroom, twin or double beds, sitting area and ceiling fan(s).  Linens, mosquito netting and beautiful views of the lake are also included.  Free wifi is available in the restaurant area.
  • The deluxe shared rooms include two double beds, private luxurious bathroom, air conditioning, wifi, a large-screen TV, and a private balcony and jacuzzi.
  • There are a limited number of private standard and deluxe rooms available as well. Please email admin(at)SpiritEvolution.co for availability.
Agenda Overview

Here is an overview of how we will spend our days. There will be group and individual time each day, focusing on one of the Six Steps to Courageous Living. In addition, we will visit a local site or attraction each day to both incorporate the work we have been doing and explore some of the magical places of Guatemala. Please note that the agenda may be modified depending on weather and/or the needs of the group.

 

Prior to arrival in Guatemala

  • Individual shamanic session with Jennifer (75-90 minutes via Skype)

Saturday, January 19

  • Arrival/Check in to hotel
  • 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.: Welcome reception

Sunday, January 20

  • Morning:
    • Breakfast at Gringo Perdido
    • Group working session, focusing on Step One of Courageous Living
    • Individual time on step one, including “open door” to talk/meet with Jennifer
  • Lunch together at local restaurant
  • Afternoon:
    • Tour of local site/attraction and free time at site/attraction*
  • Late afternoon:
    • Free time
  • Evening:
    • Dinner at Gringo Perdido
    • Day wrap up

Monday, January 21

  • Morning:
    • Breakfast at Gringo Perdido
    • Group working session, focusing on Step Two of Courageous Living
    • Individual time on step two, including “open door” to talk/meet with Jennifer
  • Lunch together at local restaurant
  • Afternoon/Late afternoon:
    • Tour of local site/attraction and free time at site/attraction*
  • Evening:
    • Dinner at Gringo Perdido
    • Day wrap up

Tuesday, January 22

  • Morning:
    • Breakfast at Gringo Perdido
    • Group working session, focusing on Step Three of Courageous Living
    • Individual time on step three, including “open door” to talk/meet with Jennifer
  • Lunch together at local restaurant
  • Afternoon:
    • Tour of local site/attraction *
    • Group ceremony at local site
  • Late afternoon:
    • Free time
  • Evening:
    • Dinner at Gringo Perdido
    • Day wrap up

Wednesday, January 23

  • Morning:
    • Breakfast at Gringo Perdido
    • Group working session, focusing on Step Four of Courageous Living
  • Mid-morning to mid-afternoon:
    • Service project
    • Lunch with local family
  • Mid-afternoon:
    • Individual time on step four, including “open door” to talk/meet with Jennifer
    • Free time
  • Evening:
    • Dinner at Gringo Perdido
    • Day wrap up

Thursday, January 24

  • Morning:
    • Breakfast at Gringo Perdido
    • Group working session, focusing on Step Five of Courageous Living
    • Individual time on step five, including “open door” to talk/meet with Jennifer
  • Lunch together at local restaurant
  • Afternoon:
    • Tour of local site/attraction *
    • Free time at local site/attraction
    • Fire ceremony at local site/attraction (weather permitting)
  • Evening:
    • Dinner at Gringo Perdido
    • Day wrap up

Friday, January 25

  • Morning:
    • Breakfast at Gringo Perdido
    • Group working session, focusing on Step Six of Courageous Living
    • Individual time on step six, including “open door” to talk/meet with Jennifer
  • Afternoon:
    • “On your own” lunch in Flores (vouchers will be provided to cover typical lunch cost)
    • Free time in Flores
  • Evening:
    • Dinner at Gringo Perdido
    • Day wrap up
    • Closing activities/next steps

Saturday, January 26

  • Morning:
    • Breakfast at Gringo Perdido
    • Check out/Leave for airport

*Sites/attractions include the Mayan archeological sites of Tikal, Yaxha, Uaxactun, and the Ak’tun Kan Caves. We will have a dedicated tour guide for these sites. One afternoon will be free time in Flores, an island town in Peten that has many restaurants, shops, a cathedral known for miracles, and a small museum.

What's Included

Included:

  • One one-on-one 75-90 minute shamanic session with Jennifer Monahan prior to the start of the retreat (conducted through Skype of WhatsApp)
  • 7 nights lakefront accommodations, including all taxes
  • All meals – delicious and healthy breakfasts and dinners at the hotel; lunches at local restaurants
  • Fresh pure water throughout the day
  • Daily working sessions with Jennifer Monahan, in either group or individual setting
  • Admission to the Mayan archeological sites of Tikal, Yaxha and Uaxactun
  • Admission to Ak’tun Kan caves
  • All fees associated with volunteer projects
  • Van service to all planned activities (sites, caves, volunteer project and Flores)
  • Roundtrip airport transfers from Flores airport.  Please coordinate flight arrival and departure times with us in order to have your transportation covered.
  • Access to private retreat Facebook community where you will be able to share successes, ask questions, and connect with your fellow retreat-goers
  • Access to 6 months of weekly group phone calls with Jennifer Monahan and other retreat-goers to ask your questions, get coaching, etc.

Not included:

  • Airfare.  Your final destination is Flores Airport (airport code FRS).  You can get to FRS through Guatemala City or Belize.
  • Optional activities such as yoga classes, horseback riding, and museums and attractions in Flores
Retreat Cost

Rooms are reserved on a first come, first served basis.

Our retreat center, Gringo Perdido, is small and intimate, located on the shores of Lake Peten, so space is limited and will likely sell fast! Your $500 Non-Refundable “Placeholder” deposit will secure your spot!

If you prefer to share your room we will do our best to match you with a roommate.  If we are unable to do so a supplemental private room fee may apply.

Below prices are per person.

Standard room:

  • Double (shared): $1,544
  • Single (private): $1,839

Deluxe room:

  • Double (shared):$1,699
  • Single (private): $2,129

 

We recommend purchasing travel insurance. None of us can predict unexpected events in our lives: illness, family emergencies, work conflicts, etc. By purchasing a comprehensive plan, you will ensure being covered in full should you need to cancel after the stated cancellation deadline.  Please refer to our Travel Insurance Tab for a reputable company.

 

Registration

Please read through the Terms and Conditions and then submit the registration form below to register for this retreat.  Once we receive your registration, we will send you a PayPal invoice for the deposit.  Thank you.

Be sure to fill out all form fields or your registration will not go through.  When the form is complete and you click the send button, a message will appear stating “Message sent!” If you do not see this message, check that all form fields are filled out properly.

You will also receive an automatically generated email thanking you for registering for the retreat. Check in your spam folder if you do not receive it.

If you have any questions or you believe  your registration is not going through, contact us at: admin@SpiritEvolution.co

Thank you.

Payment

Please read through the Terms and Conditions agreement before filling out and submitting the registration form below. Once we receive your registration form, we will send you a PayPal request for payment of the deposit and balance. Thank you.

A $500 Non-Refundable “placeholder” deposit will secure your spot. You are welcome to either pay the $500 non-refundable placeholder deposit, or you may also opt to pay for your retreat in full.

  • If you pay the non-refundable $500 placeholder deposit then the balance is due on or before December 15, 2018
  • Full retreat payment due by December 15, 2018
  • No refunds or cancellations after December 15, 2018
  • We recommend purchasing travel insurance. None of us can predict unexpected events in our lives: illness, family emergencies, work conflicts, etc. By purchasing a comprehensive plan, you will ensure being covered in full should you need to cancel after the said cancellation deadline. Please refer to our Travel Insurance Tab for a reputable company.

 

Terms and Conditions

Please read through the Terms and Conditions agreement before registering for this retreat. 

Thank you for taking the time to read through, agree to, and respect our terms and conditions. We truly appreciate your business, and look forward to offering you our very best in the way of service, support and attention as you prepare for your retreat!

DEPOSIT  | PAYMENT  | CANCELLATION POLICY

INITIAL PLACEHOLDER DEPOSIT  ($500)

This deposit is non-refundable and non-transferable.

FULL PAYMENT  (Please check on our site for payment deadlines as they vary)

When you reserve, you may either pay the initial placeholder deposit ($500) or you may opt to pay in full at one time. Upon receipt of your payment, we will send you a confirmation of your deposit. The final payment due date varies from retreat to retreat – please check your chosen retreat page for specific payment due dates.

CANCELLATION POLICY

Please note that there will be no refunds or discounts for arriving late, leaving early, flight cancellations, travel delays or illness. If you cancel your participation in a retreat for any reason, the cancellation policy described here will apply, with no exceptions. We wish we could compensate people for unforeseen circumstances (injury, illness, work issues, family emergency, etc.), however we have costs already incurred when reserving retreat centers and hotels, in addition to the high level of work required within the retreat planning process. We have designed our cancellation policy to be as flexible as possible in the case that your plans change. But to protect yourself further, we strongly encourage you to purchase travel insurance.

IF YOU CANCEL THE RETREAT:

Prior to the stated cancellation deadline, you receive:  If you have paid the $500 deposit, again, this is non-refundable. If you have chosen the option to pay in full, we will offer you a full credit for your payment to use towards registration for another retreat within 12 months from the start date of the original retreat that you registered for, minus a $250 administrative fee.

If you cancel after the cancellation deadline your deposit cannot be applied towards a future retreat.

To cancel, it is very important that you send us an email as soon as possible, stating that you wish to cancel to: admin@SpiritEvolution.co

IF WE CANCEL THE RETREAT:

We very rarely have to cancel a retreat, however, if we do cancel a trip, we will refund to you all deposits and payments you have paid. We cannot however compensate you for airfare or travel costs incurred. In the unlikely event that we must cancel a retreat due to weather, natural disaster or political upheaval, we cannot guarantee a refund – it will be dependent on receiving a refund from the venue we work with. To cover these risks, we highly recommend you purchase travel insurance.

TRAVEL INSURANCE: 

You are welcome to use any company/provider you prefer for your Travel Insurance. We strongly recommend you contact your chosen provider at the time you are committing to your retreat. There are many insurance policies, which vary in coverage. One that you may want to consider is TRAVELEX, which offers a variety of travel insurance package options,  including the option for a comprehensive “cancel for any reason” policy. Travelex can give you quotes for each scenario. Please refer to our Travel Insurance tab on each retreat page for contact information.

LIABILITY

Spirit Evolution, LLC or any representative of Spirit Evolution shall not be held responsible for injury, damages or losses caused to any traveler in connection with social or labor unrest, mechanical or construction difficulties or disease, local laws, climatic conditions, abnormal conditions or developments, or any other actions, omissions or conditions outside Spirit Evolution’s control.

WAIVER

By embarking upon this trip, I knowingly assume all risks, and accept the challenges and blessings involved with travel to a developing country, whether or not these risks, challenges and/ or blessings are expected or unexpected. I understand and acknowledge that Spirit Evolution LLC and any representative of Spirit Evolution strongly advise me to obtain appropriate travel/trip health insurance coverage against these risks. I agree to release Spirit Evolution LLC and any representative of Spirit Evolution and its members from any and all responsibility and/or liability for any circumstances and/or changes in the schedule due to acts of God (earthquakes, landslides, floods, fires, heavy rain, high wind or other severe storms or weather conditions, etc.), and/or any other unforeseen circumstances, events, physical injury or illness or emotionally discomfort occurring during the dates of the retreat. I also understand that Spirit Evolution facilitators reserve the right to ask me or any group member whose behavior is deemed as: disruptive, harmful or dangerous to the group, to leave the retreat at their own expense.

Spirit Evolution LLC provides shamanic, coaching, and educational services to its clients and that these services are not meant to be construed as medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Spirit Evolution strongly suggests that any lifestyle changes or suggestions that impact health and well-being are reviewed and discussed with my medical provider.

I have read the Registration Form, Cancellation and Payment Policies carefully. I am aware of, fully understand and agree to all of the information stated therein. My checking the acknowledgment box on the registration form, shall constitute consent to all of the above.

 

Thank you for taking the time to read through, agree to, and respect our terms and conditions.

We truly appreciate your business, and look forward to offering you our very best in the way of service, support and attention as you prepare for your retreat!

Travel Insurance

We recommend purchasing travel insurance. None of us can predict unexpected events in our lives: illness, family emergencies, work conflicts, etc. By investing in a comprehensive plan at the time you commit to your retreat, you will ensure being covered in full should you need to cancel for any reason.

Here is a reputable company you may want to consider:
Travelex Travel Insurance
Tel. (800) 228-9792
Email: customersolutions@travelexinsurance.com

Contact

To sign up or for more information please fill out the form below or email me at admin@SpiritEvolution.co.

Registration Form

Please fill out all fields.  If you have already identified someone that you wish to share a room with, you can note that in the Comments field.