The Grief Retreat
Hosted by Jenna Pratt, Anne Marsland, & Alison Gurevich
April 25-28, 2024
This weekend retreat is a supportive space to feel and heal.
Grief is something we all must move with and through when someone we love has died, but it can be difficult to put in the time and energy in a fast-paced world where everyone expects us to “have it together” or in other subtle ways to mask our grief for the comfort of others. This retreat is designed to step away from the world’s expectations and tune into the sacred work of processing our individual experience of grief.
This extended weekend is designed to support those moving through grief from the loss of a family member (biological or chosen family). Please understand that this offering is for those who are a minimum of 3 months past the date of the loss. We ask that those who sign up are ready and committed to journey into their grief and are prepared to do the hard work of feeling. Grief has no set expiration date so all who are past this initial period are invited.
Four days and three nights at the Moon Rising Retreat Center in Blowing Rock, NC
All meals and an assortment of beverages and snacks.
Morning and afternoon guided workshop style sessions on grief, as well as supporting sessions in breathwork, meditation, and light movement practices.
Small rituals and social times designed for connection to ourselves, to nature, to our community, and to our loss.
What to Expect:
A community that has experienced grief, so you no longer feel so alone in it.
Curated sessions to guide you through experiencing and processing the wide range of emotions and experiences that are bound together as “grief”.
Four guides to honor and support your journey (each of our guides has experienced deep grief and offers a unique area of expertise, biographies are below)
Spaces and free time to explore the landscape of your grief (released from the masks you might usually wear over it) at a 22 acre private retreat center.
$1080 per person for one space in a double occupancy room. As grief is typically a lonely experience we ask that you consider sharing a room unless you have a specific situation that might not be mutually beneficial in a shared room (for example: sleep apnea, significant anxiety, snoring). We will assign shared rooms by gender.
$1280 for a single occupancy room. Please note all rooms have 2 twin beds.
Rates include all taxes and fees.
To reserve your space click here or if you have any questions, please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A 50% deposit is required to hold your space and you are not reserved until that is recieved. Payments can be made by Debit or Credit Card. An invoice will be e-mailed to you with a link for you to complete the payment. Full payment is due 28 days prior to event. All deposits and payments become non-refundable 28 days prior to the retreat unless the retreat is sold out and we are able to fill your space from the waitlist. The retreat hosts may be able to offer a credit towards a future grief retreat in the case of documented illness.
Please note – arrival is requested between 3 and 4pm on Thursday September 7th, and departure is 11am on Sunday.
There will be no alcohol or illegal substances allowed on the property for this retreat. You will be asked to leave and no refund will be given. In addition we ask that smoking, vaping or other similar activities be limited to outdoor spaces away from any buildings or structures and not interfere with anyone else’s experience of the spaces and lands of the Moon Rising Retreat Center.