Grief Retreats

This is a past retreat, if you are interested in participating in a similar future grief retreat, please write to me at

Rooted in Hope Grief Retreat
September 20-22, 2019
Mt. Shasta, California


Are you feeling devastated by profound grief in your life?
We want to help.

Loss is a part of life. Adjusting to any kind of loss can take its toll on even the strongest person. Often, we need time and help to get through the most acute stages of grief, anger, regret and disappointment, especially if we feel overwhelmed and debilitated by our emotions.meadow-sunset-web Having support and a safe place to be held and nourished, away from our daily responsibilities, can make a world of difference in getting through the hard work of grieving.

The journey through the grief process is not typically understood and supported by our society. Taking time out of our busy lives to dive deeply into the experience of grief can have profound, life-changing results, helping us to move into new vitality, open-heartedness, and wholeness. We gain a renewed sense of security and stability, while discovering that we can trust that life holds us in love.


This retreat has been designed to help you emerge from sadness and loss and into a new way of living. Through our personal experiences with loss and trauma, we have discovered ways to transform grief, pain, and suffering into experiences that have opened our hearts in an illuminated way. We have found new pathways back to joy and life and are honored to share those valuable skills with you.

We invite you to join us in the pristine Mount Shasta area to be supported in healing and moving into a new cycle of life.

During this retreat we will:

  • nurture you in your healing process
  • hold you in a safe and beautiful space
  • nourish you with wholesome, healthy meals
  • help you regain your sense of security and stability
  • make time to experience healing in nature
  • create a compassionate support group
  • help you express yourself with honesty and integrity
  • support you to experience your emotions authentically
  • give you more tools to add to your recovery toolbox
  • empower you on your path to wholeness



Each day there will be group meetings, private sessions, and time on your own to explore the natural beauty around us.


Included in the cost of this retreat:

  • All meals
  • Optional daily yoga & sound healing
  • Group meetings
  • Private sessions with Kelly and/or special guest presenters
  • Off-site excursion to explore healing in nature
  • Shared accommodations in a beautiful home

Cost: $795
 Deposit of $195 due upon registration. Total due by August 15, 2019.
We accept checks or PayPal. Please add 3% when using PayPal.

Additional costs:

  • massage (optional)
  • transportation to and from our location (Medford, OR or Redding, CA are our closest airports. Sacramento, CA is the nearest international airport.)


"Kelly's nurturing presence holds you with sacredness, kindness and unconditional love. She is able to cut through the darkness with her uncanny ability to see truth. It has been an honor to spend time with this powerful healer. I highly recommend her retreats if you have been experiencing struggles in your life and you need to be deeply healed in a quick and powerful way."  ~Ariah Valesquez




griefretreat-webWe are honored and excited to offer you this time for healing. If you are interested in joining us, please fill out the questionnaire and email it to us.  Kelly will follow up with you and schedule a phone session to further discuss details and concerns.
We look forward to hearing from you.

Once you download the form, fill it in and email it to us at




Kelly has worked in alternative education for 18 years, earning her teaching credentials in 2000.  After running a one-room schoolhouse in Mount Shasta, CA for three years, she spent over a decade working as an educational facilitator for an independent study charter school. There she collaborated with families, teachers, and students to create customized homeschool educational plans.  Throughout her career, she has counseled many families and teens through a variety of life challenges, as well as raising two young men as a single parent.  Kelly is now taking those skills and applying them to grief work.

From personal experience, Kelly knows the deep pain and traumatic stress that arises from sudden loss. After her partner committed suicide, she learned to employ many creative strategies in her own recovery, including community therapy, movement, yin yoga, art and dance, playing handpan, as well as attending a grief retreat. Kelly's journey led her to share her outside-the-box thinking and approaches with others who desire effective and innovative healing techniques. She  co-facilitated grief ceremonies and retreats with Lara Lwin Treadaway in 2018. Kelly focuses on guiding her clients back to a state of thriving, rather than merely surviving. She is joyfully committed to helping others heal and renew.

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*Special guest presenters and co-facilitator to be announced.