Retreat Vision

Nurturing        Healing        Transforming



March 15-18, 2018   Gymea Retreat Center, NSW (Australia)

May 10-13, 2018     Whidbey Island, WA (USA)


Part of your heart dies with the child that goes. After the deepest sorrow, we keep walking and try to find meaning and live wholeheartedly despite our loss. The intention of this holistic healing retreat is to create a safe place to nurture yourself, connect with the child you have lost, and discover a community of people who have walked the same steps you have and with whom you can find meaning, healing, and transformation.

Nurture Yourself

Our lives are always busy, and when we have experienced the loss of our babies, it is hard to find time and space to tend to our healing and ourselves. This is why we imagined this retreat as a break from all of that — a chance to practice unconditional love for yourself. This is a gift you are giving yourself, to honor you, your child, and your journey. Come and be taken care of. Let yourself rest. Nurture your body and spirit.

Connect With Your Child

This retreat is a place to share your child’s story and legacy. Many of us fear losing our connection with our children who have passed, and we hope that by taking this time for yourself, you are able to connect with your baby in a meaningful way.

Find Community

It is an essential part of the healing process that you do not feel alone or isolated. You will have the opportunity to make connections in a safe and sacred environment with others who have been through a similar experience of losing a child, whether it be in pregnancy, infancy, or toddlerhood. Feel free to take off the mask you wear every day and be your true self. You will form friendships that will support you and your journey long after the retreat is over.

Our previous retreats have been in:

Asheville, NC

Ojai, CA

Stowe, VT

Whidbey Island, WA

New South Wales, Australia

Where does the money go?    

Any profit from the retreat is dedicated to the following: 

  • Giving retreat scholarships
  • Printing and distributing Hospital Bereavement Cards
  • Attending and presenting at conferences
  • Raising awareness of Maternal Mental Health

Help get the word out!   

We now have retreat postcards if you'd like to include these in memory boxes or hand out at Walks to Remember. You can view a pdf version of the postcard here. Please email at for more information or if you would like to print and distribute yourself.