Grateful Retreats Logo White

Welcome to the spiritual party!

Grateful Dead Retreat Skull Woman

Unforgettable Experience

Welcome to Grateful Retreats, where the beauty of humanity’s vibrations and the magic of the Grateful Dead converge to create an unforgettable experience. Inspired by the experience/vibrations I received at my first Grateful Dead show in St. Paul, MN back in 1983, I’ve been chasing those people/vibrations ever since. I rebirthed in costa rica 5 years ago and I found those vibrations today I am blessed to combine my favorite people with my favorite place and try to provide the set and setting to connect 20 like-minded giving, kind, like-minded heads. Together we will do something spiritual beyond my visions

Join Us in Costa Rica

We have two retreats planned January 2025, our first retreat is open to everyone, while the second is dedicated to my beloved brothers and sisters of the Wharf Rat community. Our vision is to bring together 20 individuals, merging our unique vibrations into a harmonious and mindful collective experience.

grateful retreat

Grateful Dead Retreat

January 20 - 26, 2025

Wharf Rat Retreat

January 27 - February 2, 2025

Mindful Retreat in Paradise

Grateful Retreats is an invitation to gather, grow, and create a love fest among kindred spirits. Together, we will forge unforgettable memories, bask in the beauty of Costa Rica’s natural surroundings, and dive into the limitless possibilities of collective consciousness. Join us on this extraordinary journey, where the magic of the Grateful Dead meets the transformative power of mindful retreats in Costa Rica.
skulls and mushrooms 2

Collected Consciousness Guided Mushroom Trip

At our Dead retreat, we will embark on a collected consciosness guided mushroom trip, intentionally crafted to recreate the awe-inspiring consciousness expansion we feel during shows. Drawing inspiration from the legendary Ken Kesey and his Merry Pranksters, we aim to cultivate a shared experience of love and connection.

Transformative Journey

In addition to this transformative journey, our retreats offer a holistic blend of practices to nourish mind, body, and spirit. Picture yourself immersed in invigorating yoga sessions, guided meditations, and mindfulness workshops that enable profound self-discovery. We also invite you to join us on a rejuvenating trip to the beach, where the soothing rhythm of the ocean harmonizes with our souls.

Connect With Ancient Wisdom

To honor the indigenous traditions of Costa Rica, we have arranged a special Temazcal earth blessing ceremony—a purposeful sweat lodge experience led by indigenous practitioners. This sacred ritual will connect us with the ancient wisdom of the land and foster a deeper understanding of our interconnectedness.

Transformative Journey

Furthermore, we are privileged to host Chris from the Living Library, a passionate advocate for preserving the history of native medicinal plants. In his workshop, he will share the Costa Rican version of Ken Kesey’s spirit, enlightening us about the profound intentions behind plant medicines and their role in indigenous cultures.

Recreate The Further Bus Together

We will be painting the only old US school bus in costa rica (on our property) to try to bring full circle the psychedelic collective conscious experience that the Dead gave life to in the beginning with out Guided collective consciousness mushroom trip in which in addition to connecting with through magical trip guides we will start painting our bus to represent the beginning of psychedelics and its place back in the medicine spiritual mental health realm.


Meet The Team

toucan on branch

Application Form