Can I be pregnant and still attend?
Yes. Pregnancy after loss can be filled with anxiety, and we hope that you can connect with others at the retreat who have walked this part of the journey and can share their experiences with you.
Can I attend if my loss was a pregnancy loss or stillbirth?
Unfortunately, at this time we are only able to offer retreats for mothers who have lost a living child under the age of 13.
Does my child’s death need to be recent to attend?
No. We have had people attend the retreat whose loss was as recent as 4 months and as long ago as 17 years.
What are the sleeping arrangements?
Mount Engadine Lodge offers spacious rooms with 2 beds and a private full bathroom in each. Guests will be sharing a room with another retreat participant. If you have any special requests, please let us know on the registration form or via email. We will try our hardest to meet your expectations but cannot make any guarantees.
Can I consume alcohol and/or drugs during the weekend?
For the safety of all retreat participants, drinking alcoholic beverages or the use of drugs are not allowed during the retreat whether in the lodge or surrounding areas.
Can fathers attend this retreat?
Unfortunately, at this time the retreats are currently for women only.
Are all activities mandatory?
No. Retreat guests are welcome to take part in as much or as little as they feel comfortable with. We do ask that all guests take part in the introductions and the first group sharing session on Friday.
How much is the retreat?
FREE! To confirm your spot at the retreat we will require a $150 deposit. This will be returned after the weekend. We fundraise throughout the year and partner with generous donors to offer our retreats at no cost.
What is included with the retreat?
All coffees, teas, food, accommodation, activities and materials are included. Sodas/juices can be purchased. Guess will be required to provide a credit card during check-in.
What activities will be offered?
Every year is a little bit different, but we include activities that will allow you to honour your child, heal a piece of your heart, and help others. This includes (but is not limited to) yoga, art therapy, massage, journal writing, poetry and story readings, group sharing on topics such as continuing bonds after loss, PTSD and trauma, relationships after loss, and more.
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