Solace: Grief Retreat

Solace: A healing retreat for all forms of grief

You’re invited to join a compassionate community for a weekend of sacred space and shared experiences

Engage in powerful traditional practices to support you in processing outrage, disappointment, and all forms of sadness productively

Make room in your life for joy and inspiration

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To help me with the logistics, I appreciate your rsvp by April 17.


You’re invited to join a compassionate community for a weekend of sacredness and shared humanity.

If you’ve experienced any kind of loss — a loved one, job, relationship, dream, or anything else — you know that it can be hard to find a safe place to fully express and honor your feelings.  And you’re not alone. Most of us are feeling the same kinds of tenderness just beneath the surface.

Let’s gather to create a safe, sacred space – a village – to move through our disappointment, bereavement, or outrage. When full expression is as encouraged as it is in some tribal cultures still today, we can connect authentically and fully with each other. We may even find some insight and grace and make a little more space in our lives for joy. 

The whole you is welcome here, even your resistance and doubt. Whether your losses and hurts are fresh or decades old, you may find solace and a deep breath in our circle.  Please bring all of you to this village.

We’ll create sacred space, receive gentle teachings, bear witness, drum, and sing. We’ll have the chance to encounter and release pent up energies, and experience relief from the work of restraining them. We won’t be told how to be or how to “fix” anything, because nothing is broken. 

~ Be accepted and supported in whatever sadness you may be feeling, without storytelling, coaching, or advice

~ Feel how supporting and witnessing others can be healing for both parties

~ Learn new language and tools, including a communal ritual, to deal productively with grief in all its forms.



Friday April 27, 6:30 arrival/ 7pm start – 9:30pm

Saturday April 28, 9am – 8pm


Register below / via Eventbrite (small fee) /mail check to Mikki Baloy, 42 Summit Street, Nyack NY 10960

Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Rockland

130 Concklin Rd, Pomona, NY

Includes healthy meals, snacks, tea, all activities.


This is not therapy or a support group and the weekend may include strong emotions – please use your best judgment about whether this is appropriate for you at this time.


A list of what to bring and how to prepare will be sent prior to the event. If you have any questions or particular concerns, please ask me anytime. 


ps: If you live in Rockland, Orange, or Westchester Counties and have an extra bedroom you’re willing to share with out-of-town folks, please send me a note. It would be lovely to make this event accessible to everyone who’d like to join us.