Missing You: A Loss & Grief Retreat for Body, Mind, & Spirit

September 13-15, 2024

When someone in our life dies, our world can turn upside down.

Grief impacts our bodies, our minds, and our spirits - especially when the person who has died is a part of our lives.

Sometimes we find ourselves surrounded by people who don’t understand, who are trying to be helpful (but aren’t), or with too much noise to be still and process the immensity of the loss of the person we are grieving.

In this weekend retreat, you will be guided on a spiritual unfolding as you explore various ways to express and process your love and grief, body, mind, and spirit. You will have opportunities for personal reflection, group discussion, creative expression, time in nature, and heart-centered connections. All activities and discussions will be facilitated in a compassionate and inclusive space where you will be invited to participate in the ways that are most meaningful to you – whether that be through talking, listening, silence – or whatever feels right for you in the moment. Together we will create space for remembrance to be welcomed in all ways.


Facilitators for this retreat:

Donna L. Schuurman, EdD, FT
Monique B. Mitchell, PhD, FT




 Donna Schuurman, EdD, FT has worked for over 30 years with parents who’ve had a child die, bereaved spouses, and children/teens who’ve had a sibling or parent die, at a nationally and internationally recognized non-profit. She deeply values the power of sharing lived experience, and has facilitated grief support groups throughout the world.


Monique Mitchell, PhD, FT is a certified spiritual counselor who specializes in supporting people who are grieving and experiencing life transitions. She has taught courses on loss and grief to undergraduate and graduate students, and regularly travels nationally to provide grief education to professionals interested in learning grief-informed best practices. Monique has profound reverence for the acts of reflection, introspection, and connection.

Cost to Attend:

$540 this is all-inclusive of lodging (or site-use fee if commuting), all meals Friday dinner through Sunday breakfast, and all activities.

All participants will have their own room, unless you let us know you would like to share a room with someone.


Participants in this retreat will be staying in the Creevey Complex.

We would like to have between 12 and 20 participants.

Arrival and check-in will be on Friday, September 13 between 4 and 5pm, followed by welcome and orientation, then dinner at 7:00pm.

The program runs until 9:00pm on Friday and Saturday evenings.

Saturday between meal times the facilitators will lead sessions and build in time for rest -- breakfast is at 8:00am, Lunch at 12:00pm and dinner at 6:00pm

Sunday breakfast is at 8:00AM followed by wrap-up sessions and departure by 12:00pm.