October 7-11, 2019
Pinewood Lodge, Whiteshell, Manitoba
2019 will be the first Mama Bears retreat!
The most popular answer I got from fellow loss moms when asking what they most wanted out of a retreat, was connecting with other moms. I know that was a huge part of it for me too. I hope with the help of my advisory committee, I can create a program for mothers to not only connect, but to also have a place to honour their children and to find time for themselves.
This retreat will be designed for mothers who have lost a young child. Programming will be designed primarily for women who have had still birth or child loss at a young age. If you have experienced miscarriages (in the first 12 weeks of pregnancy) or loss of an older child, and still are interested in joining the retreat you are welcome to. Just please understand, the programming may not necessarily be directed right at you. There is no such thing as an easy loss. How we react/deal with these losses can be different. I wish I could design a retreat for everyone, but it has been pointed out to me by professionals that as a non profit I am limited.
Pinewood Lodge holds some beautiful memories for myself personally. Not only did my husband and I honeymoon there, I was lucky enough to participate in a previous retreat for loss moms called Landon’s Legacy.
Located in the Whiteshell Provincial Park a little more than an hours drive from Winnipeg, we’ll be in the heart of nature with all the comforts of home.
Please feel free to check out the lodge: