Retreats to Release Your Pain & 
Redesign Your Life

Revealing the Gifts of Grief

Offering both 4 - 10 Day On-Location Experiences AND Half-day to 4 day virtual zoom sacred gatherings!

Coming up: 3.5-Day VIRTUAL RETREAT MARCH 18-21, 2021


 If you have experienced deep sorrow from the pain of loss and are ready to discover the gifts grief offers to embrace life and thrive, then join Teri Wilder and Meghan Smith Brooks for a healing, transforming and empowering retreat at one of their on location 4-10 day experiences or a 1/2 to 3.5 day Virtual Zoom sacred gatherings. 


Is a Transformational Healing Retreat for YOU? 

It is if...

  • You are impacted by grief from loss in life? For any reason?

  • Your feelings are holding you back from acceptance, forgiveness and ultimately healing? ...

  • You are wondering if there is a way to move forward to embrace life and thrive after loss?  


THEN...you ARE ready to say 'YES' to discovering the hidden gifts within grief by joining us at one of our grief healing retreats!

Our retreats allow for a time to explore how unraveling grief to embrace life to thrive can be an opportunity to honor ourselves in a new and transformed way. We invite you to support your own healing and transformation this year by saying “YES" to joining us for an empowering half-day or 3.5-hour virtual and in-person retreats (when safe to offer) in 2021- Watch for a special 10-day retreat on Samos Island, Greece in 2022!  Each one a time to heal by releasing, renewing, replenishing and relaxing!

About Our Retreats

Unity Awakening Ways is proud to present empowering virtual 1/2 to 3.5 day or 4 to 10 day on-site retreats facilitated by Rev. Meghan Smith Brooks and Teri Wilder. These amazing retreat leaders will lead you through powerful and transforming healing processes based on their personal experiences of pain and loss in life, offering practical tools, practices, guided meditations, sound healing, incredible  musical enrichment, and journaling activities. You will leave with the new realization of the hidden gifts within grief as the legacy of the love you grieve, and the key to embracing life transformed!

No matter what the source of your current experience of grief triggered by the pain of loss, you will find a new sense of how to cope with, process and experience life and all that impacts so many of us who:

  • Have lost a loved one

  • Have lost a home, job or relationship

  • Have been abused or betrayed in life and grieve the love you desire and deserve

There is support for each of you who truly want to heal the pain, sadness and grief over the loss of those roles in your life. Our mission is to provide a safe and confidential space, tools and practices, allowing for emotional healing and the discovery of gifts being offered to experience a more meaningful life.

During your Transformational Healing Retreat, You Will Enjoy:


The amazing company of like-minded souls  whether via a healing online experience or in person face-to-face!


You can be in the comfort of your own home with all the conveniences at hand with on-demand beverages and snacks at-will OR on-site where you will experience a sacred setting that offers you all you need to be immersed in a to space to nurture and heal. 


Amazing music, transformation exercises, connections and experiences to deepen personal and spiritual exploration, with sound healing and guided meditations to support powerful shifts!


Empowering group discussions and sharing to support each other with the wisdom we all have to offer - and to know we are not alone in our experiences.


Personal sharing from our retreat leaders, their journeys through grief - and how they have healed and transformed their own pain!


That ultimately we ALL experience some form of loss, pain and grief in life, and when we have the TOOLS to navigate the way, we CAN experience a meaningful, enjoyable and empowering life BECAUSE we had the COURAGE to walk through to the other side!


What you will receive as benefits to YOU:

(Besides taking home one of Rev. Meghan & Teri's CD's!)

New Understanding

How grief, pain and loss offer a gift for healing and transformation

New Perspective

Realizing the power we have to choose how to live

Personal Empowerment

The confidence and awareness of your Divine Self to love and guide you

Healing and Transformation

Emotional healing at a deep level that transforms the energy of grief, pain and loss


Rev. Meghan

Smith Brooks

Rev. Meghan is an Ordained Unity Minister with 25 years experience in spiritual education, a Certified Grief Coach, Author, Speaker, Retreat Leader & Singer. She is Co-Founder of alternative ministry Unity Awakening Ways with Rev. Michael Brooks, her husband; Author of “Unraveling Grief; A Mother’s Spiritual Journey of Healing and Discovery”, with foreword by Marianne Williamson, based on the murder of her son in 2013 and how it has called her to support others on their grief journey. She  has also produced 2 Guided-Meditation CD’s.

Her mission is to make a difference in the world by empowering others through unraveling and transforming grief to embrace life and experience a more meaningful life of gratitude.

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Teri Wilder

Teri is a master of music and meditation on a mission to introduce the world to the power of songs and gongs that help to de-stress, calm the mind, boost creativity, and support balance and well-being.

As a Singer/Songwriter,Certified Sound Healer, Reiki Master, and Certified Medical Intuitive, Teri blends the science of music with the meditative benefits of songs, sounds, and healing energy into perfect harmony. In  2019 she opened her private practice, the Teri Wilder Healing Sanctuary, in San Diego, and this year she will be certified as a Medical intuitive. She has 4 CD’s of original music and a gong meditation CD, all promoting peace, inspiration, and wellness.

Visit Teri's website for more info:


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November 4-7, 2021


Beautiful bridge over fountain pond


The Spiritual Retreat Center Lodging

Unity Village Gardens
Unity Village Gardens

Gorgeous landscaped grounds


Beautiful bridge over fountain pond


What Are the Details?


Unity Village, MO - November 4-7, 2021



Early Bird Rate - $525 paid in full, available through February 4th

Regular Rate - $599

     - Deposit Option - $250 non-refundable

     - Balance of $349 due by October 1, 2021 

Lunch & Dinner will be included both Friday and Saturday

     in the retreat plan with vegan and gluten free options planned by

     our exquisite caterers. Please advise us if you have any special diet

     requirements beyond those and the chef will be pleased to take

     care of you!

If you are staying at Unity Hotel, complimentary continental         

     breakfast is included in your room rate; otherwise you may

     purchase pastries and coffee in the Bookstore Cafe on grounds.

Lodging is not included in the retreat rate and must be secured

     by each participant on their own. A block of rooms are being held

     with a special rate at Unity Hotel for your behalf. See below for

     details and direct registration information.

REGISTRATION CHECK-IN: Thursday, November 4th - 6-7:00pm

( Retreat building location and campus directions will be sent with retreat information.)



Thursday - 7-8:30pm with sacred opening ceremony; plan to have dinner on your own before the retreat begins.

Friday & Saturday - 9am-8:30pm with mid-morning, lunch, mid-afternoon and dinner breaks. Free-time planned in longer breaks.

Sunday - 9am-12n with special closing ceremony; plan lunch on your own after retreat ends and you travel home restored, renewed and relaxed.

Parking is free at Unity Village

The Kansas City, MO (MCI) International Airport is about 60 miles

from Unity Village. (Transportation must be secured on your own; there are no hotel shuttles from the airport)





We have a block of rooms held at Unity Hotel for a special group rate of $129, plus tax, per night. Please contact them directly to reserve your room, letting them know you will be attending the "Unraveling Grief" Retreat November 4-7: Call 816.347.5537 and refer to group code "TBD", or you may also reserve your room by using this link (note does not work from a phone):     https://www.choicehotels.com/reservations/groups/ 













In the event that the rooms at the Hotel and Conference Center fill up, there are a number of comparable hotels close to Unity Village:


Hampton Inn

1751 NE Douglas Street

Lee’s Summit, MO 64086

(816) 347-8600

Includes hot breakfast


Holiday Inn & Suites

1201 NW Innovation Parkway

Lee’s Summit, MO 64086

(816) 600-2405

Includes breakfast buffet



**Please note: Guests staying off grounds are responsible for their own transportation to and from Unity Village during the retreat.




Unity Village Conference Center

1901 NW Blue Parkway - Unity Village, MO 64065

Our November 2021 4-day retreat will be held on the beautiful sacred campus of Unity Village outside of Kansas City, MO. Home of 1400 acres of natural wooded trails, streams and small .lakes, this perfect retreat space provides much to explore and take in from the beauty of nature to the labyrinth, historical buildings, fountains and nationally recognized rose gardens.


We will include some outdoor activities to allow you opportunity to experience the paradise that is Unity Village grounds. 


No one leaves without being transformed on some level - mind, body and heart - from the healing energy of this sacred place. The perfect setting to take a step toward embracing all the gifts hidden within you waiting to be discovered!




A Virtual Retreat to Release Your Pain & Redesign Your Life



MARCH 18-21, 2021- Cost early bird:$450 

with special bonus gifts for early registrations by February 18, 2021~ Regular rate: $499

  • ​A Zoom link will be sent upon registration and re-sent the day

       before as a reminder - we request you join via computer

       only, as phone access significantly reduces the overall

       experience and benefit of the retreat. Computer video allows

       the full visual effect with a more empowering participation!


  • All instruction will be provided during the retreat experience. We suggest having a journal or notepad with pen or pencil handy as we will be guiding you through some inner exploration exercises. We will send any documents with journal questions, guidelines, etc., in advance for you to download before the retreat begins. 

  • Gather what you may need to be comfortable; water bottle, coffee or tea mug, snacks to keep your energy up. We will take a few breaks for comfort, so no worries, all will be considered to make this a powerful healing and results-oriented investment of your time!

  • A full outline of how to prepare and what you may need to enhance your retreat experience will be sent in advance, but please feel free to send any questions you may have to email: unityawakeningways@gmail.com - Say "Retreat Questions" in the subject line.

  • Invite your friends or family members to join you in this empowering experience!


Cancellation Policy:



Payment plan for regular rate:A non-refundable deposit of $250 will hold your space for the retreat; Balance of $349 due on or before 4 weeks before retreat start date.

 * Deposit not available for Early Bird Rate

Any cancellation made in writing before 6-weeks prior to the retreat start date will result in a cancellation fee of 50% of the retreat pricing. Any cancellation made after 6-weeks prior to retreat start date will be non-refundable. We reserve the right to cancel the retreat if the minimum number of registrations is not met. (If we do so your funds will be refunded in full.) Trip cancellation insurance is always recommended when making travel plans.

* In case of emergency, the trip may be transferable to another person, with the approval of the retreat leaders.


The Virtual Retreat offering is non-refundable, but funds paid may be used toward a future retreat experience if you are unable to participate. A written request to transfer funds to a future retreat is made at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the retreat.

Please email to request transfer: unityawakeningways@gmail.com

Subject line: Virtual Retreat Funds Transfer Request

Thank you for taking the time to read this important information!

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