Unraveling Grief: 

Transforming Mother's Day Retreat

May 7-10, 2020

Unity Village

Kansas City, MO




 Join Teri Wilder and Rev. Meghan Smith Brooks

to transform Mother's Day into a Day about 

honoring the Mother IN YOU! 


Teri Wilder

Singer/Songwriter/Certified Sound Healer/Reiki Master

 Rev. Meghan Smith Brooks 

Ordained Unity Minister, Certified Grief Coach, Speaker & Author

Is a Transformational Healing Retreat over Mother's Day for YOU? 

It is if...

  • The reality of celebrating Mother’s Day causes you pain or triggers grief...

  • The role of motherhood in your life (mother, mother figure, wife, child, mother or child I never had, etc.) holds challenging issues for you...

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

  • You have feelings of sadness well up over extensive media coverage of Mother's Day...  


THEN...you ARE ready to transform your experience of Mother’s Day!

This retreat will be a time to explore how Mother’s Day 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 this 3.5 day retreat at the beautiful Unity Village Campus outside Kansas City, MO, May 7-10, 2020. A time to heal by releasing, renewing, replenishing and relaxing!

About Our Retreat

Unity Awakening Ways is proud to present this empowering 3.5 day retreat facilitated by Rev. Meghan Smith Brooks and Teri Wilder. These amazing retreat leaders will lead you through a powerful and transforming healing process based on their personal experiences of pain and loss around the motherhood role, offering practical tools, practices, guided meditations, sound healing, incredible  musical enrichment, journaling and experiential activities. You will leave with the new realization of how honoring the mother within is the real gift we celebrate on Mother’s Day. 

No matter what your current relationship is with the role of motherhood, if you are emotionally triggered by the media promotion of Mother's Day, you will find a new sense of how to cope with, process and experience this holiday that affects so many of us who:

  • Have lost a mother figure, wife, child

  • Never had a positive mother role model or relationship in our lives 

  • Have been betrayed or abused by a mother figure relationship

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!


The beauty of Unity Village Campus grounds: walking trails, labyrinth, rose garden & fountains, small chapel for personal contemplation, and the Coffee Shop Cafe & Bookstore!


Fabulous food from professional chefs catered especially for us, with something for everyone - vegan and gluten-free options included!


Amazing music, transformational activities, exercises 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 take home with YOU: (Besides 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 24 years experience in spiritual education, a Certified Grief Coach, Wedding Officiant, Speaker, Retreat Leader & Singer. She is Co-Founder of alternative ministry Unity Awakening Ways with Rev. Michael Brooks, her husband; author of a book to be published in 2020 “Unraveling Grief; A Mother’s Spiritual Journey After Losing Her Son”, based on the murder of her son in 2013, and how it has called her to support others in 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, 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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Unity Village Conference Center

1901 NW Blue Parkway - Unity Village, MO 64065

Our retreat will be held on the beautiful campus of Unity Village outside of Kansas City, MO. The campus of 1400 acres provides much to explore and take in from the beauty of nature to the sacred spaces 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!

What Are the Details?

DATES:  May 7-10, 2020


Early Bird Rate - $499 paid in full, available through March 25th

Regular Rate - $549

     - Deposit Option - $250 non-refundable

     - Balance of $299 due by April 1st 

  • Lunch & Dinner will be included both Friday and Saturday

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

     Please advise if any special diet requirements beyond that 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.

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

(Retreat space will be in Classroom 201 in the Education Building on the 2nd floor. Entrance from the Fountain side of the building. Campus directions will be sent with retreat information.)



Thursday - 7-8:30pm with sacred opening ceremony; dinner on 

your own before retreat begins.

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

Sunday - 9am-12n with special closing ceremony; lunch on your own after retreat ends.

  • 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 small block of 15 rooms held at Unity Hotel for a special group rate of $124, plus tax, per night. Please contact them directly to reserve your room, letting them know you will be attending the "Unraveling Grief" Retreat May 7-10: Call 816.347.5537 and refer to group code "US0819", or you may also reserve your room by using this link:      https://www.choicehotels.com/reservations/groups/US08J9











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.

Retreat Registration Information


  *Please Enter Payment in PayPal Button Below

Special Meal Options

Please process retreat payment by clicking PayPal button. Enter Early Bird Rate of $499,

or if after March 25, Regular Rate of $549.

NOTE: If making $250 non-refundable deposit, balance of $299 will be due by

April 1, 2020

Cancellation Policy:


A non-refundable deposit of $250 will hold your space for the retreat;

Balance of $299 due on or before April 1, 2020

 - Deposit not available for Early Bird Rate

Any cancellation made in writing before March 25 will result in a cancellation fee of 50% of the retreat pricing. Any cancellation made between March 25 and the 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.