Women’s Mindfulness Fall Retreat    October 28-31, 2021

REGISTRATION IS OPEN  Coronovirus Updates to come/ All Deposits will be refunded if REMERC does not open this summer. 

Are you a woman aged 40-75 feeling lost, challenged, alone or confused in your life right now? Are you searching for a way to re-connect with the “You” you used to be, but can’t seem to find again?

Are you a self-aware professional woman looking for more tools to deepen your compassion and authenticity as a woman in your life now? To deepen your relationship with yourself?

Are you aging and sageing and need to expand your spiritual grounding, find more meaning and identity, to feel more alive and settled into this phase of your life?

This retreat is for women in midlife who are looking for tools for self-care, grief work, and self-compassion; or just an opportunity to slow down and feel the support of other women. We will explore mindfulness practices, walking, moving and sitting to drop deeper into our feminine voices and power. Whether you have a mindfulness practice or are curious to explore these tools more deeply, we will create a deeper circle of care and deep listening together.

This year’s retreat will go deeper into grief work and how to create a safe container for doing deep diving.  You will learn about the healing roadmap of IFS, or Internal Family Systems Therapy and how to identify and work with your own internal system.  In this weekend, we will uncover and explore what we know about ourselves deep inside, that is always there for us—when we slow down and get quiet.  We will explore being with each other and being alone, exploring silence and conversation and how each of these experiences can reveal more about ourselves and our hearts and minds. 


When: October 28-31, 2021
Where: Eco Dharma Retreat Center, Jamestown, Colorado

EARLY BIRD:  $575.00 Single Occupancy Till  June 1st  ($525 Double or Triple Rate)

Early Bird Rates are available until June 1st.

Arrival: 9 AM Thursday, October 28    Departure:  Sunday, October 31 at  1 pm

Registration Closes September 1, 2021
$100  Non-refundable deposit holds your space for early bird pricing;  balance is due August 1, 2021

Some scholarship money is available if you need support to attend this retreat.

PLEASE NOTE: There is no phone access at this retreat center.  Cell phones do not work.  However, there is a land line for emergencies.  Driving to and from the retreat center is mountain driving.  We will arrange carpools if necessary.  Parking is limited.  


Retreat Schedule

Day 1: Thursday, October 28
9 – 10 Arrival – check-in; room assignments
10 -12:30 Introductions & Retreat Opening & Orientation
Exploring Mindfulness (Discussion) – Practice Time
12:30 Lunch
1:30 -3:30 Guided Hike
3:30 – 4:30 Self-Exploration Time (alone)
4:30 – 5:30 Practice time – interviews
5:30 – 7:00 Dinner
7:00 – 9:00 Sharing Circle – Telling our stories

Day 2 – Friday, October 29
7: 00 – 8:00 Morning Practice
8:00 – 9:00  Breakfast
9:00 – 11:00 Intro to Loving Kindness or Metta
Self-Compassion Practices
11:00 – 12:00 Dyads Exercise
12:00 – 1:00 Lunch
1:30 – 3:30   Guided Hike – Outdoor Practices
3:30 – 4:30  Self-Exploration Time (alone)- Interviews
4:30 – 5:30   Intro to IFS/Midlife Voyage to Transformation
5:30 – 7 PM Dinner
7:00 – 8:00  Practice Time
8:00  – 9:00  Sharing Circle – IFS Experiential

Day 3 – Saturday, October 30
7:00 – 8:00 Yoga & Movement Practice
8:00 – 9:00 Breakfast – Going into silence
9:00 – 4:30 Day of Silent Mindfulness & Self-Compassion Practice
2:30 – 5:30 Grief Journeys
5:30 – 7 PM Dinner in silence
7:00 – 8:00 Coming out of silence; sharing our experiences
8:00 – 9:30  Sharing our gifts — music, dance, song

Day 4 – Sunday, October 31
7:00 – 8:00 Morning Practice
8:00 – 9:00 Breakfast
9:00 – 11:00 Final Practice
11:00 – 12:00 Retreat Closing
12:00 Lunch and leaving
1:00 Retreat Over/ Clean up



Early  Bird Rates are available until June 1st:  Single $575   Double/Triple $520


COVID-19 UPDATE: If there is a need to cancel this retreat due to REMERC closing the retreat center, all payments will be refunded minus $20 administrative fee.

Cancellation Policy:
Cancellations between June 1 and September 30 will receive a full refund minus $100 non-refundable deposit.  No refunds after September 30th.

Facilitated by Donna Roe Daniell, LCSW

Donna brings over 28 years of experience as a family therapist, vipassana meditation practitioner, MBSR
teacher, certified IFS therapist and trained MSC teacher into her coaching practice.  She works specifically with women in midlife transitions such as divorce, death of a loved one, empty-nesting, caretaking a loved one, menopause or major medical issues, and retirement or work transitions.   Her unique coaching  program, “The Midlife Voyage to Transformation,” offers a powerful mindfulness toolbox that ignites fierce courage in the face of fear. This roadmap through your grief brings true authenticity, clarity, and passion back into your life again.  You can read more about this voyage and take her  Assessment here.


“Donna created such a safe, loving space in which self-explorations supported our practices. Her creative bringing together of poetry and practices, nature and practices, community and small group connections was so heartfelt. The woman’s community was so beautifully built from her heart opening ours.” JB

“I was scared to attend this retreat —fearful of discovering something I did not want to acknowledge or face. I feel so blessed to have been given this weekend to connect with so many different spirits of beautiful women and move through that fear more. I can’t wait to see where these new connections take me!” KV

“This was a new experience for me! I’m good around people and strangers but the depth of the relationships that I developed with fellow retreaters was heartwarming, encouraging, and inspiring. It allowed me to go deeper in my search for wholeness and compassion for myself and others. I believe compassion will carry me further in this life than I knew previously.” RN

“The Woman’s Mindfulness Retreat with Donna was an amazing and powerful experience. She created a safe place for us to go into ourselves and be vulnerable with each other. She had carefully planned activities that we gradually and gently were able to go deeper and deeper. In only three and a half days we felt so bonded as a community! I highly recommend a retreat with Donna.” SS

“This retreat has opened my heart to myself and the other women on their journeys. I had not attended a retreat before, so I did not know what to expect. I found acceptance, kindness, caring for myself as well as from others. I’ve only known these amazing women for four days! The community and connectedness is powerful and I hope carries me on afterwards.” AK