Welcome to the spiritual party!
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 2024, 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 Dead Retreat
January 21 - 27, 2024
Wharf Rat Retreat
January 28 - February 3, 2024
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.
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.
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.
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.