Physician Wellness & Resilience Retreats

Heart of the Healer

Heart of the Healer - Transformational Retreat

Heart of the Healer Transformational Retreat

January 30 - February 1, 2017

Santiago de Queretaro, Mexico

your retreat is set in the historical district of santiago de queretaro-a unesco world heritage site

Our host hotel is La Casa de la Marquesa, circa 1756, is one of the finest hotels in Latin America

Heart of the Healer is a 3-day (afternoons free) training experience instructed by nationally known author, speaker and Mayo trained physician/coach Dike Drummond, MD.

During the course you will master:

  • Mindfulness/meditation training to integrate into your practice life
  • Advanced burnout prevention and genuine life balance training
  • The “Book of Life” process for building your next life chapter
  • How to create your ideal practice and ideal life
  • The 5 Top Tools to enhance productivity and life balance
  • A step by step personal action plan to cement and build on your gains post retreat
  • How to regain happiness, joy and pleasure from your professional and personal life

This unique, small group experience is designed for you if:

  • You want to step off the treadmill of your job to recharge, rest and rejuvenate as you build an authentic breakthrough to a richer, more balanced life and more fulfilling practice while earning 8 hours of Category I CME credit.
  • You want a break from taking care of everyone else and some time to focus on yourself? Relax, recharge and take a good look at your practice and your life from a different perspective.
  • You want to take your practice and autonomy back. Build your ideal practice where you can spend your productive time seeing patients instead of pushing paper.
  • You are tired of trying to figure this out all by yourself? You can step outside the battle zone and get support from an experienced coach and like-minded physicians.
  • You could use a world class vacation. The retreat is set in charming, colonial Santiago de Queretaro, Mexico.
  • While still considered Mexico’s hidden gem, the architectural splendor and history of Santiago de Queretaro is making it a safe, clean and compelling international destination

What’s the cost and what’s included?

$3,700 – County Society members or Dike Drummond clients, receive a 10% discount.  Additional discounts may apply; please inquire


  • 4 nights lodging at La Casa de la Marquesa, built in 1756 and painstakingly restored to its former magnificence with all the modern conveniences. La Casa, a World Heritage site, is one of the finest hotels in Latin America and an experience in and of itself! Additional nights, available through February 5 at a dramatically reduced cost).
  • 12 Hours Instruction; 8 hours Category I CME Credit. (Dr. Drummond is available until 3:00 PM each day)
  • Airport hotel transfers. You will be met at the airport and delivered to your hotel.
  • Private rooftop reception for you and your companion catered by chef, Laura Ramirez Blakney.
  • A fabulous dinner experience, at Chucho El Roto Restaurante in the historic Plaza de Armas. 
  • Personal history tour of the historical center, a UNESCO World Heritage site.
  • Breakfast and beverages furnished during the retreat.

What else is available to Peace of Mind Clients and their trip companions?

  • Access to specialized online Spanish Classes arranged to take you from no Spanish through 3 blocks of proficiency (including medical Spanish available at
  • Access to authentic Mexican cooking classes with Chef, Laura Ramirez Blakney. (reserve in advance at
  • Assistance with excursions to nearby San Miguel de Allende, Tequisquiapan, or Bernal where hot air balloon rides are available.
  • Access to museums, cultural sites, cathedrals, ancient Romanesque aqueducts, excellent restaurants and quaint cafes', quality shopping and exotic spas - all within steps of your hotel. 

How do I reserve my place?

In order to maximize the quality of the experience and instruction delivered to each client, this retreat is limited to a small group - no more than 12 physicians.

Contact the staff at or call CEO Candice Barr at 541-968-2210 to check availability and/or make your $450 deposit. 

The airport code for Santiago de Queretaro, in central Mexico is QRO. A number of major American airlines service Queretaro multiple times each day.  While traveling in a foreign country, inexpensive travel insurance is highly recommended.