Locations and Dates for 2019:
*All registration for 2019 retreats opens early January
- Stuyvesant New York – June 20-23
-California – July 11-14th
- Stuyvesant New York – Sept 26-29th
‘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.
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: Both spaces sit on beautiful land complete with 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.
Each of the 2019 retreats has a limited space for 20 bereaved moms.
Cost for the retreat is $550. We do have partial scholarships that will be offered. Mothers suffering the loss of a child from 24 weeks gestation - under 18 are welcome to attend these retreats.
Spots will be given on a first come, first serve basis. Once you send in your application and deposit, your spot will be secured. (Please see above under locations and dates to apply. Payment instructions are listed below.)
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)
There are three options for payment - please note which retreat you are attending on payment.
1. Via PayPal (processed through to friends and family to avoid processing fees) to firstname.lastname@example.org
2. Venmo - @haydenshouse
3. Mailed check to:
Hayden’s House | 118 Bathurst Ave | North Arlington, NJ 07031