Grief Retreats

Real people. Open hearts. Welcoming space.

Grief Retreats

Real people. Open hearts. Welcoming space.

What is a Grief Retreat?

A grief retreat is a supportive space to restore hope after loss. It brings together people with a common experience, to gather in a calm and peaceful environment without the demands and distractions of daily life. While everyone’s experience in grief is different, it is helpful to connect those with a similar loss and shared experience, to work through these feelings together. To share stories, build trust, learn coping skills, and practice self-care. Many of our retreats will be centred around a specific type of loss or a certain group of people with similar challenges.  Whatever loss you’re experiencing, it is not magically healed with time. There isn’t this inexplicable closure that sweeps in and neatly packages up this devastating loss for you. Grief needs attention, it needs to be experienced, witnessed, and shared. Surviving (and even thriving) in grief takes time, yes, but also work, energy, commitment, determination, strength, and help from others. The path through grief is just that: through. Not over or around, but through. That’s what we’re here for: to see you through.

“If you do not mourn well, you cannot live well or love well”

Alan Wolfelt

About Our Grief Retreats

Our goal is to give you comfort and support to soothe your soul and rebuild your hope and strength to carry on. We offer you the time and space to work through your grief, to really feel how you feel, however uncomfortable and painful that may be. We encourage you to express your emotions in a safe space, to share your experience surrounded by like-minded and like-hearted people. We believe in the power of human connection. Your strength can be renewed, and your hope restored by connecting with nature, with others, and with yourself.

We are not promising that you will be magically healed and will never be sad again, but our goal is that you will leave feeling a bit lighter, and more hopeful for the future. We wish that you will have felt supported, connected, and cared for. That you will have gained some coping strategies, self-care ideas, and maybe a supportive friend or two along the way.

Our hope is to give you hope

“You will not ‘get over’ the loss of a loved one; you will learn to live with it. You will heal and you will rebuild yourself around the loss you have suffered. You will be whole again but you will never be the same. Nor should you be the same nor would you want to.”

Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

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