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LOCATION: 125 SPARTA AVE, SPARTA NEW JERSEY 07871

DATES FOR 2019:

Retreats listed support mothers grieving the loss of any child - of any age up to and including age 18 - and due to any type of loss, unless otherwise specified.

Please complete the registration link HERE to apply for a 2019 retreat.

We have a limited number of partial scholarships. If you are in need of some financial assistance, please click on the scholarship application under the retreat you wish to attend. If there is no link available, there are no scholarships available for that retreat. Please only apply for one partial scholarship. These will be awarded on a first come basis. (If you have previously attended a Healing of the Heart retreat, you are not eligible for a scholarship)

  • May 16 - 19

    Click HERE to apply for a partial scholarship

  • June 6 - 9

    Click HERE to apply for a partial scholarship

  • June 20 -23

    Click HERE to apply for a partial scholarship

  • July 11 - 14

    Click HERE to apply for a partial scholarship

  • July 18 - 21 *HEART LOSS ONLY

    Click HERE to apply for a partial scholarship

  • August 22 - 25

    Click HERE to apply for a partial scholarship

  • October 24 -27

  • Click HERE to apply for a partial scholarship

  • November 7 - 10 *HEART LOSS ONLY

    • Click HERE to apply for a partial scholarship

OVERVIEW:

‘Healing of the Heart’ is a retreat that was created off of the inspiration of Landon’s Legacy- founded by a fellow loss mom in Canada as a special place for grieving mothers to connect and heal on levels only other bereaved mothers can relate to.

After being led to Amelia’s retreat through an online connection, Hayden’s mom, Ady, knew she needed to create something similar for mothers where they would find a tranquil place to find solace and relaxation for bereaved mothers.

For the past four years, Hayden’s Heart has hosted an annual ‘Healing of the Heart’ retreat.  Each created an instant connection words can’t begin to describe. An unbreakable bond was formed those weekends, and the relationships are deeper than everyone in attendance expected to develop.

Our goal this year is to again create the same peaceful space for bereaved mamas by offering healing techniques, group discussions and activities, personal reflections and other methods to assist in the healing process.

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WHAT TO EXPECT:

Whole group and small group discussions: Being with other bereaved mamas is something most of us find so rare, yet incredibly comforting and powerful. During the retreat, you will have an opportunity to participate in several whole group and small group discussions. Topics will be determined based on the needs of the mothers in attendance.

Meditation and Relaxation through Yoga and other methods: Yoga is defined as a spiritual discipline, a part of which, including breath control, simple mediation, and the adoption of specific bodily postures, is widely practiced for health and relaxation. Yoga and light stretching activities will be available in the morning, serving as a relaxing and peaceful way to start each day.

Memorial Projects: There will be several memorial projects offered throughout our time together. It is a time to reflect on and remember our angels through a tangible process, either independently or as a group.

Exploration of the Outdoors: Our home sit on beautiful land complete with almost 7 acres, a pond and spectacular open space - allowing the perfect opportunity for individual or shared exploration. This will lend itself for time to appreciate the beauty of your surroundings all while bonding with other mothers, or using the time for self-meditation.

Personal Reflection: As adults, mothers, career women, spouses, daughters, friends...the list of roles we take on daily is endless. Take in some moments during the retreat for personal reflection and remembrance of your child and your journey, as we believe this independent time is an essential part of the healing process.

Sharing Our Angels: As grieving mothers we can often feel alienated from the rest of the world. For most of us, we rarely get the chance to talk about our children with the outside world. Use this weekend as a platform to talk to and about them- sharing as much or as little of your journey as you feel comfortable. We will say their names, and we will honor and remember them- all while taking much needed time for yourself and your personal healing.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION::

Each of the 2019 retreats has a limited space for 15 bereaved moms.

Cost for the retreat is $500. We do have partial scholarships that will be offered. If you are interested in a partial scholarship, please complete that registration form under the retreat you wish to attend. If there is not a link to apply for a scholarship under a retreat date, there are no partial scholarships available for that date. If you do apply for a scholarship, you will receive an email within 24 hours notifying you as to whether or not you are being being awarded one of the scholarships.

Retreat guests will stay in either a private, double or shared room. Most rooms have a private bathroom and showers. Your stay includes all meals and snacks during the retreat starting with a nutritious dinner on Thursday evening to a healthy lunch before closing ceremonies on Sunday, and every meal and snack in between.

All activities such as yoga, memorial projects and other healing techniques are included in your stay. No additional costs will arise once your payment has been made in full. (This does NOT include travel expenses)

PAYMENT INFORMATION:

Once you submit your application, you will be directed to PayPal to submit full payment. Your application will not be received if you do not submit payment at that time.

PayPal is the preferred method of payment, however if you need to use a different source, please email sabrina.abramson@haydensheart.org to coordinate. Please make contact before attempting to submit application.