5 Ways to get thru Holidays in Miami

DEC 23 - DEC 27

Join us on our Holiday Grief Retreat this December in Miami! We know that days of remembrance can carry additional weight for those of us who have lost a loved one. This 5-day retreat will allow you to get away for the holidays in style and engage in daily Dinner Parties with like-minded adults who have experienced loss. We will eat, drink, and relax in the Miami sun, all while learning 5 ways to manage holiday grief.

from $2,650 per person

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The Setting

Sun-kissed beaches and art-deco beauties make an alluring backdrop to Miami’s other charms – a burgeoning arts scene, creative cuisine and blazing nightlife. Few cities are as blessed as Miami when it comes to natural beauty. Sparkling shores lapped by aquamarine waters set the stage for a memorable array of adventures, from sunrise strolls along peaceful stretches of beach to scenic paddles in the waters in search of manatees.

Tropical motifs, whimsical nautical elements and those iconic pastel shades create a cinematic backdrop for exploring the streets of Miami. From art and design to global cuisine, creativity is one of the great hallmarks of this city.

What You Get

The Ultra Inclusive Approach to Travel

Accommodations

4-nights stay in a luxury Hotel located minutes away from the sunny beaches of Miami, FL

Dining

3 meals daily, enjoyed at one of your Hotel's stunning restaurants or out in the Miami scene

Excursions

Daily outings to experience the sun-drenched beaches, diverse culture, and vibrant lifestyle of Miami

Discussion

Daily Dinner Parties lightly facilitated by Iana Sundari, Community Manager to The Dinner Party and Grief Meditation and Yoga Teacher

Spa

A $150 credit, at one of Miami's premier spa destinations, to rejuvenate your body and skin

Meditation

Begin each day with a rooftop guided meditation. Learn a new technique every day to help increase your level of peace back at home.

Concierge

It's our pleasure is to assist each guest personally with any requests you may have during the trip

Photos

We'll take pics and send them to you after the trip so you can enjoy each moment and keep your phone off

Extras

A Holiday Mixer, a customized Yoga Mat and a few little surprises that make this retreat truly unique

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Join us on our Ultra-Inclusive Holiday 2018 Grief Retreat in Miami

Retreat Leader

IANA SUNDARI

IANA SUNDARI

@sundaribliss

Iana Sundari Malcolm was raised by her Yoga loving parents, between New York City and Yogaville, an ashram in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. After living as a Caregiver for her parents for a decade, and losing both of her parents to Cancer, Iana left a successful career in Public Relations to follow her passion for all things Wellness. Since then she has traveled the world teaching Hatha Yoga, Prenatal Yoga, Post Labor Yoga,Yoga for Cancer, Yoga for Grief, Yoga Nidra and Meditation. She is an ERYT-500 level teacher and a Yoga Teacher Trainer. Outside of Yoga, Iana is a birth Doula and works as a Community Manager for The Dinner Party, an organization dedicated to those who have suffered significant loss. She is a Certified Life Coach and has trained extensively in the application of Meditation and Yoga to the grief process. A foodie, a dog lover and a fan of all things wine, Iana is thrilled to be leading this retreat!

The Retreat

Intro Mixer

Meet us at 4:00pm on Sunday, December 23, 2018 at Mayfair Hotel & Spa (3000 Florida Ave. Coconut Grove, FL 33133) for a poolside Intro Mixer. Enjoy a few drinks and meet your fellow retreat guests as we reveal the final surprise details of what's awaiting you on the trip! Public parking is available in the lot across the street, but we suggest taking a Lyft or Uber to the hotel.

Discussion

Each day of this retreat will focus on one step of thriving on days of remembrance, and will include talks and activities to reinforce the day's lesson. At this retreat you will get a chance to rest and enjoy yourself, offering further insight into how each step can help you manage grief in your very own life.

DINNER PARTIES
We invite those who’ve experienced significant loss - whether a parent, partner, child, sibling, or friend - to dive into long-tabooed territory, sharing a defining part of ourselves that rarely sees the light of day. Tailored to the precepts of The Dinner Party mission, our dinners will allow space for discussions about loss.

REMEMBRANCE CEREMONY
Christmas Eve will close with a thoughtful, inspiring memorial, which focuses mainly on the praiseworthy aspects of your loved one's life, allowing you to be uplifted in the wake of loss.

Accommodations

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You will receive 4-nights accommodations in one of a variety of Mayfair's beautifully set suites. Choose from a single occupancy room for yourself, or a double occupancy if you would like to share a room with a friend or loved one.

KING SUITE
Each spacious suite envelops you with natural light and Art Deco inspired décor. Stone floors and marble bathrooms with Roman spa tubs are complemented by opulent details including Egyptian cotton bedding, sea-grass furnishings and hand-carved mahogany headboards.

Dining

Enjoy 3 delicious meals per day throughout the retreat, either at the hotel's flagship restaurant or at one of Miami's top eateries.

All breakfasts will be served at the hotel and celebrate fresh ingredients from garden, land and sea. Our lunches will all be out at some great restaurants with the best scenery in Miami. Most of our dinners will be back at the hotel with hand-picked menus inspired by the holidays, and we'll have one special dinner out at one of our favorite nearby restaurants.

Meditation

Each day, Iana will guide you through a different Meditation technique. You will experience 5 peaceful methods of achieving calm in a noisy world. Also, enjoy integrated Hatha, Restorative, and Gentle Yoga classes.

Excursions

Venture out to experience other areas and activities unique to Miami. The following excursions are included, and cover transportation, entry, and all taxes.

AMY BILLIG MEDITATION GARDEN
A natural, quiet, open view of the moon and coconut trees breathes around the unique Amy Billig Meditation Garden.

WYNWOOD WALLS
Step inside the world’s greatest outdoor street art museum and experience the ever-changing murals by legendary graffiti writers and iconic street artists. Our private walking tour will be passionately led by local artists.

VIZCAYA
Vizcaya was conceived as a modern and subtropical interpretation of an eighteenth-century Italian villa, in particular the country estates of the Veneto region of northern Italy. Its designers adapted traditional Mediterranean architectural elements to the subtropical climate with a remarkable sensibility for environmental issues. The heart and main living area of the house is the Courtyard, which was originally open to the sky.

SOUTH BEACH
South Beach is known for its beaches and the glamorous scene around its happening nightspots and celebrity-chef eateries. On Ocean Drive, known for its well-preserved art deco architecture, outdoor cafes offer a ringside view of the scene.

COCONUT GROVE
The tropical oasis of Coconut Grove is an escape from the stresses of city life. It's located in the middle of Miami, yet completely separate and quaint.  The Grove offers a warm, laid-back atmosphere with charming boutiques, galleries, gourmet restaurants, sidewalk cafes and sailboats anchored at the bay. The neighborhood’s distinct bohemian flair and lush tropical canopy make this one of Miami’s favorite neighborhoods for locals and visitors alike.

Concierge

It's our pleasure is to assist each guest personally by arranging tours, making spa reservations, and interacting with the resort and local vendors. If you have WhatsApp, you will be given our personal numbers so you can reach us day or night for any requests or questions you have during the retreat.

Spa

Choose from any one of the many available holistic spa treatments included with a $150 credit on all services. Drawing on Eastern and Western philosophies of well-being, the Jurlique Spa is a tranquil sanctuary for the mind and body. Each sunlit treatment suite is an oasis of calm, creating a relaxing escape from the vibrant energy of the outside world. Should you wish to indulge in more than one session, your Bliss Out Retreats Concierge will be happy book that for you.

Photos

A photograph can offer a unique glimpse into an experience, and awaken our most poignant memories. And while it’s essential to document these moments, we think sometimes it needs to be experienced without the interruption of capturing it on camera or smartphone. It’s with this notion in mind that we offer to photograph you and all of the retreat's memorable moments so you don't have to.

Once you have returned home, you’ll receive your unique photo album of your retreat. Something to show the family, your friends and just about everyone who will lend their eyes.

Discounts

Bliss Out Retreats is giving each guest a $200 credit on any of our future retreats anywhere in the world! You'll also receive exclusive discounts and freebies from other local sponsors.

Join us on this life-changing trip!

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The Itinerary

subject to change

DAY 1

3:00pm-4:00pm - Check-in at Mayfair Hotel at Coconut Grove
4:00pm-5:00pm - Welcome Ceremony
5:00pm-7:00pm - Free Time or Spa Treatment
7:00pm-8:30pm - Dinner Party Discussion #1
9:00pm-9:30pm - Full Moon Meditation

DAY 2

7:30am-8:00am - Morning Guided Meditation
8:30am-10:00am - Breakfast
10:30am-11:00am - Bus to Wynwood
11:00am-1:00pm - Wynwood Street Art Tour
1:00pm-2:30pm - Lunch in Wynwood
2:30pm-3:00pm - Bus to Mayfair
3:00pm-5:30pm - Free Time or Spa Treatment
5:30pm-6:30pm - Evening Yoga
7:00pm-8:30pm - Dinner Party Discussion #2
8:30pm-10:00pm - Christmas Eve Remembrance Ceremony
10:00pm-12:00am - Rooftop Mixer

DAY 3

7:30am-8:00am - Morning Guided Meditation
8:30am-10:00am - Breakfast
9:30am-10:00am - Mother’s Day Retreat Giveaway
10:30am-11:00am - Bus to Vizcaya
11:00am-12:30pm - Vizcaya Villa and Garden Tour
1:00pm-2:30pm - Lunch in Coral Gables
2:30pm-3:00pm - Bus to Mayfair
3:00pm-6:00pm - Free Time or Spa Treatment
6:00pm-7:00pm - Holiday Party
7:00pm-8:30pm - Dinner Party Discussion #3
8:30pm-10:00pm - Game Night

DAY 4

7:30am - Morning Guided Meditation
8:30am - Breakfast
10:30am - Bus to South Beach
11:00am - South Beach Pool Party
1:00pm - Lunch in Miami Beach
2:30pm - Bus to Mayfair
3:00pm - Free Time or Spa Treatment
6:00pm - Step 4 Talk
7:00pm - Dinner in Coconut Grove 7:30am-8:00am - Morning Guided Meditation
8:30am-10:00am - Breakfast
10:30am-11:00am - Bus to South Beach
11:00am-12:30pm - Pool Party
12:30pm-1:00pm - Bus to Lincoln Road
1:00pm-2:30pm - Lunch in Miami Beach
2:30pm-3:00pm - Bus to Mayfair
3:00pm-5:00pm - Free Time or Spa Treatment
5:00pm:6:00pm - Evening Yoga
7:00pm-8:30pm - Dinner Party Discussion #4

DAY 5

7:30am-8:00am - Morning Guided Meditation
8:30am-10:00am - Breakfast Party Discussion #5
11:00am - Farewell

WHAT TO EXPECT
We designed the retreat to awaken with mindful meditation, engage in active excursions during the day, participate in thoughtful discussions in the afternoons, and relax and unwind in the evenings.

FREE TIME
Nothing on the itinerary is mandatory, and we allowed plenty of time for you to be on your own, or to sleep in if you want to.

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
We believe in holistic learning, so this retreat is designed to integrate methods of thriving through grief into your life through deep discussions and reinforcing excursions and group activities. This retreat will give you the confidence that you can thrive on any holiday or other day of remembrance.

This experience allows you to relax and indulge in a tropical oasis amidst the urban jungle of Miami. You'll have VIP access to the area's hot spots guided by locals.

Mayfair Hotel & Spa

Soak up the style and tranquility of the luxurious Mayfair at Coconut Grove. Located in the heart of Coconut Grove, this artistic masterpiece blends design elements from Europe, Asia, the Caribbean, Mexico, and South America, to pamper guests in an atmosphere that is both intimate and indulgent.

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Your experience begins in our stunning lobby where a single door set in a hand-carved mahogany frame welcomes you to the heart of Coconut Grove. Glide past the Gaudi-inspired façade and into a realm of Old World elegance. From there, rich Amazon Ironwood, sculptured plaster ceilings crafted by artisans from across the globe, and stained-glass windows by Louis Comfort Tiffany are the perfect complement to our thoughtful and intuitive service.

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The The Mayfair At Coconut Grove features an extraordinary array of services and amenities to make your stay in Miami an unforgettable experience. In addition to our unique architectural details and soothing accommodations, our Miami luxury boutique hotel offers invigorating pursuits. Slip away for a revitalizing massage or rejuvenating facial at Jurlique Spa, the only one of its kind in South Florida.

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Join us on our Ultra-Inclusive Holiday 2018 Grief Retreat in Miami

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