Healing Yourself: Healing the World 4 days/3 nights October 28- 31, 2021


THIS EVENT IS NOW FULL. REGISTRATION IS CLOSED. DEPOSITS:      You must pay full payment at the time that you make your reservation. Full Price $634 Single / $593 Double goes into effect on June 1, 2021.

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This retreat is for women looking for an opportunity to deepen their relationships with themselves and deal with major changes or shifts happening in their lives.   Transitions can ripen our hearts to new yearnings and experiences, and open our doorway to calls to service.  As women, we have so much to offer and this retreat can help you find your deepest wisdom and learn how  to take it forward into your life.   

We will explore transformational tools for self-care, grief work, and self-compassion; and create the 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, healing and deep listening together, and a container to hold whatever needs to be felt and processed.  

For those of you who attended one of the last two years, you will find additional tools to continue your practices of self-compassion.  We will explore ritual and ceremony, yoga and breath practices,  opening up to our feminine energy and deepening our interpersonal connections  through bare witnessing in sharing circles.  Tools for grieving and the IFS Toolbox will be presented and explored in our practices together. 

In this weekend, we will uncover, share and explore what we know about ourselves deep inside, that is always there for us—when we slow down, get quiet, and tap into our own deep feminine wisdom.  And, we will explore ways that we can move forward into the world with this wisdom by taking action in the world. 

When:  October 28-31, 2021
Where:  The Rocky Mountain EcoDharma Center    8941 Overland Road,  Ward, CO  80481

Register Now: $634 Single  /  $593 Double With Paypal Fees Included (You can pay by check to avoid fees)
Arrival: 10 AM Thursday, October 28    Departure:  Sunday, October 31   1 pm
Registration Closes – September 15, 2021
If you wish, you can hold a space with a non-refundable $100 deposit;  full balance is due August 1,  2021.
Some scholarship money is available if you need support to attend this retreat.

TO REGISTER:  Click on the box above and follow the prompts to pay.  A registration form will be sent to you after you make your payment.

Donna Roe Daniell, LCSW, RYT 200      

Donna brings over 28 years of experience as a family therapist, vipassana meditation practitioner and student of Buddhism, MBSR teacher, certified IFS therapist, trained Mindful Self Compassion teacher, and climate activist. Her unique coaching program The Midlife Voyage to Transformation offers a powerful mindfulness toolbox that ignites fierce courage in the face of fear and pain.  This roadmap through grief and loss brings true authenticity, clarity and passion back into your life again.  Her memoir of her own midlife struggles, “A Midlife Voyage to Transformation,” available this June 2021, is a guidebook for women in midlife transitions and shares her own path to transformation
using the tools she offers in her retreats for women.  Donna’s exploration and training in ecodharma or engaged buddhism has inspired her own path of offering transformative experiences for women in transitions.

with special support from Shannon Harriman, M Ed, RYT 500

Shannon’s spiritual journey began as a child in the woods and along the lakeshores of Maine.  Her deep reverence for the natural world led her to Middlebury College to pursue a degree in Environmental Science and Ecology.  She discovered yoga there that gave her such an experience of inner peace that she was inspired to travel to Nepal where she studied with the School for International Training, and then spent 14 years living in Nepal practicing Buddhism and studying the culture.  During this time  she worked as an experiential educator. She completed 500 hours yoga teacher training with Yoga Arts in Ubud, Bali, in 2001 and continued to travel extensively studying and practicing in Thailand, India and Nepal.  In 2002 she began working as an instructor with Where They Be Dragons, an immersive intercultural travel company offering programs for students to navigate their evolving values and sense of place in the world.  In 2009 Shannon completed her Masters in Teaching and Learning and applied her studies to creation of curriculum for delivery of transformational educational experiences.  She moved to Boulder and became a mom in 2012, teaching perinatal yoga and Mama Love classes, became Co-Director of Adult Programs at Dragons designing and facilitating cross-cultural experiences in Nepal, Peru, and Senegal for adult travelers.  As a mother and facilitator, Shannon works to foster deep connections to place, the natural world, oneself, and each other, channeling ecological wisdom and the cultural and spiritual traditions of South and SE Asia.  She believes that through a combination of ceremony, mindfulness, movement and nature awareness, people can repattern their nervous systems and heal their bodies and minds, ultimately healing our species connection to the earth.


“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

Additional information


Single Room $634, Double/Triple $593, Single Room Deposit $100, Double/Triple Room Deposit $100


Retreat Schedule
Day 1: Thursday, November 5
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
5:30 – 7:00 Dinner
7:00 – 9:00 Sharing Circle – Telling our stories

Day 2 – Friday, November 6
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)
4:30 – 5:30   Practice Time
5:30 – 7 PM Dinner
7:00 – 8:00  Practice Time
8:00  – 9:00  Sharing Circle – Exploring our Voices

Day 3 – Saturday, November 7
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
4:30 – 5:30 Introduction to IFS /Midlife Voyage to Transformation
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, November 8
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
COST: $550 Single,   $499 Double or Triple   REGISTRATION IS OPEN TILL OCTOBER 1

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 September 1 and October `1st  will receive a full refund minus $50 non-refundable deposit.  No refunds after October 1st.

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.