In The Midst of Monarchs

Butterfly Tour Workshop Cost: $1,990.00
based on a minimum of 8
$500 deposit required to reserve your space
Single Supplement: $200.00


6 Nights shared accommodation
Private land transportation for group
Services of English speaking local tour guide
meals as noted in itinerary (beverages not included)
Private transfers / meet and greet at the Airport
All Tours as indicated in the itinerary
Entrance fees to Chincua and Macheros Monarch Butterfly Sanctuaries
Entrance fees and guided tour Teotihuacan site
Personal Transformation workshop with Janet Conner


International Airfare to Mexico City
Meals not specified in tour itinerary
Tips to local guide, hotel staff, maids
Horse rental at butterfly sanctuaries
Optional visit to Piedra Herrada Butterfly Sanctuary
Items of a personal nature, alcoholic beverages, phone calls etc.
Anything not specifically listed in the tour itinerary
Trip cancellation - emergency medical travel insurance
(strongly recommended)

During the course of our week with the Monarch's, Janet will be facilitating a "Flight of the Soul" transformational workshop.  
When it comes to personal transformation, we could have no better teachers than the Monarch Butterflys! The Monarchs go through 4 distinct stages in
their own personal transformation process. They begin as an egg, hatch as larva or caterpillar, become pupa (chrysalis), and mature into adult butterflies.

Janet will guide us in exploring these 4 stages of the butterfly's life cycle and how these stages mirror our own personal life
experience. In facing life's challenges as the butterfly's example, we can relate to feeling like the lowly, unattractive caterpillar
at points in our own life. Sometimes we give up, it all just seems much too hard. This is where we learn powerful lessons
from the Monarch's as their personal evolution is filled with challenge. But they never lose sight of their goal of transforming
into a spectacular Monarch Butterfly! Perhaps we'll begin this tour feeling more like a caterpillar. But I guarantee by the end
of this magical week with the butterflys and the powerful experience of Janet's workshop, we will have spread our own
Butterfly Wings and learned how to let our...........
Join us for this never to be forgotten spectacle of nature and a week filled with personal transformation for your Soul!

    Janet Conner: Author of Writing Down Your Soul, earned a BS from Marquette University in Speech Pathology and an MA
    in Education of the Deaf from Northwestern University. Her first career was in special education. In 1982, she created the
    first video journalist recruitment program at CNN. After she and her husband moved to Florida, she ran a division of an
    international search firm. In 1997 Janet's life turned upside down with the failure of her marriage and other personal tragedy.
    She began an intense process of daily writing in her journal to help heal a broken heart. From this, the process of "deep soul
    writing" was born which led to Janet's book, "Writing Down Your Soul": How to Activate and Listen to the Extraordinary
    Voice Within. Janet travels nationally speaking and facilitating workshops on Writing Down Your Soul. When she is not
    traveling, Janet is busy working on her 2nd book, "The Lotus and the Lily"   Visit Janets Website:

FEB. 18  Sat. - MEXICO CITY-TEOTIHUACAN  Welcome drink, Dinner
Arrival into Mexico City airport and connect with the group. Group transfer to Teotihuacan hotel for overnight.
We will have a welcome cocktail and a briefing/overview of our week to come by our guide and get to know Janet and Gayle and our fellow travelers.
Group dinner   Overnight at Hotel Villas Arqueológicas

Enjoy a leisurely breakfast before setting out for the days adventure as we visit the famous pyramids of Teotihuacan.

    Teotihuacan, meaning  “The place where gods were born” will draw you into its mystery
    and natural harmony. Our mystical butterfly adventure begins as we visit the Temple of the
    Quetzl-Butterfly God. We will enjoy a late lunch before returning to our hotel.  Overnight in

After breakfast we will check out of our hotel and enjoy a relaxing drive to the town of Zitacuaro. Along the way we will stop for lunch and have time to
explore the magic town of Tepotzotlan. This evening Janet will facilitate a group session as we begin to explore the stages of personal transformation using
the butterfly's as our guides.  Overnight Hotel Conquistador

FEB. 21  Tues -  ZITACUARO  B L
This morning our guide will give a presentation about the Monarch Butterfly's before we depart for our
first butterfly sanctuary, Sierra Chincua. The soaring pines and oyamel fir trees are breathtaking. Our trek
into the sanctuary is exciting as we spot one butterfly, then five, then twenty until finally at the heart of the
resting area we are in awe as the monarchs flit around us, dancing in the sunlight.   When we come down
off the mountain we will enjoy a snack of quesadillas with squash blossoms, served to us by the locals.
We'll check out the downtown square and market and enjoy dinner in town (dinner not included).  
Overnight Hotel Conquistador

    After a leisurely breakfast we check out of our hotel and begin a 45 min. drive to Macheros, the newest
    and least known of all the butterfly sanctuaries. Less crowded and intimate we have the chance to view
    the most phenomenal showings as Mother Nature shows us her most awe inspiring spectacle. Butterflys
    are everywhere! You may even find them in your snacks! This truly is a never to be forgotten
    experience! After lunch, we head for Valle de Bravo for overnight at the Hotel Los Arcos

Opps.....butterfly in your trail mix!                

    Today you will have the option of visiting one other small and less visited butterfly sanctuary,
    Piedra Herrada (cost not included) for a final encounter with our butterfly friends. Or you may
    choose to sleep in and spend the morning exploring more of Valle de Bravo. The main plaza and
    Casa de Artesanias are two favorite locations or pamper yourself as Valle is well known for the
    quality of its spas. We'll enjoy lunch before we depart for Mexico City.
    Afternoon departure to Mexico City and check into our hotel.

    FEB. 24 Friday- Depart Mexico City airport for home. Welcome Home from a magical week with the Monarch
    Butterflys as they have guided us on our own journey of personal transformation. You bring home with you a heart full
    of butterfly magic and amazing new friends that you have connected with as you've shared this never to be forgotten
    adventure. Always remember to keep spreading your Wings and Let Your Soul Fly!

    RECOMMENDED  READING: "The Butterfly's Daughter" Mary Alice Monroe

    This trip requires that you are in good health and reasonably physically fit. The butterfly
    sanctuaries are at higher elevations and we ride horses part way up to the colonies ending
    with a moderate hike. This in itself is part of the adventure and well worth the final result!
Join author Janet Conner, "Writing Down Your Soul" and Gayle Lawrence, Journeys of Discovery
Travel for a truly ethereal experience in the beautiful state of Michoacan, Mexico and witness a
most incredible phenomenon! Stand in awe surrounded by  millions of wintering Monarch
Butterflys!  The Monarchs 3,000 mile journey from the USA and Canada to their winter home in
the mountains of Mexico, is considered one of the longest and greatest migrations in the natural

    As you stand among a vibrant orange and black cloud of
    butterflys, the stillness of the forest, the humming of
    millions of butterfly wings and the bubbling of a mountain
    stream combine to create a
    fairytale experience!

There's scarcely a breeze but as the sun's warmth sets the creatures to flight, the woods murmur
with the flutter of fragile wings, hundreds of thousands of them. The beating wings whisper....
Listen to Us.....
Life is Here.....Come Let Your Soul Fly!

This trip has everything, a spectacular experience in nature, visits to archaeological sites and
colonial cities and a workshop focused on "Personal Transformation" with author Janet Conner
"Flight of the Soul"  
In the Midst of Monarchs

Butterfly Migration Tour Workshop
Feb. 18 - 24, 2012   
Morelia, Mexico

Join "Soul Specialist" author Janet Conner
and the Monarch Butterfly's for a butterfly
workshop focused on "Personal Transformation"
Group escorted by Gayle Lawrence
Journeys of Discovery Travel


The Monarch Butterfly Migration is a
highlight for travelers.
The hotels in the area fill up early.

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BUTTERFLY TOUR WORKSHOP with author, JANET CONNER, "Writing Down Your Soul"
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