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Retreats

Upcoming Retreats

Please join us at Luella's Lodge located at 7397 E 1500 North Rd in Oakwood, Illinois for a grief support retreat. Parents of all types and age of loss are welcome; this includes miscarriage through adult children. Also, there is no "expiration" on your grief, whether your child passed away 2 days ago or 20 years ago, you are welcome to attend. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Group Discussions

Being with other bereaved parents allows for a special connection and a chance to share our wonderful children. During the retreat, you will have an opportunity to participate in several whole group and small group discussions. 

Meditation & Relaxation

Meditate, relax and rejuvenate through holistic practices such as yoga, massage and breathwork.

Explore the Outdoors

The Lodge sits on 10 private acres with a small private lake. We have kayaks and hiking trails to enjoy nature, allowing for reflection and meditation. 

Care Packages

Parents who attend a retreat receive care packages with items like a journal for reflection, remembrance candle, cozy socks, Luella's Lodge t-shirt, self-care items and an item personalized with their beloved

child's name.

Memorial Projects and Activities

Parents have opportunities to create beautiful art to memorialize our beloved children. Examples include painting rocks & birdhouses, ceramics and beaded jewelry.  Parents also have the opportunity to engage in activities to remember their children such as grief altar & bundle ritual, candle lighting and candle release.

Long-term Connection

To encourage those connections created during retreats, we host online Zoom support groups for all of our retreat alumni, which we schedule and lead. It's a great opportunity to maintain connections and to meet other parents who attended a different retreat!

What can you expect during a retreat at Luella's Lodge?

RETREAT RATES

The following cost includes meals/drinks/snacks during your stay, a shared or private  room and all activities.

 

Mothers retreats (4 days/3 nights): $450 per person total.

Couples retreats (3 days/2 nights): $400 per couple total.

Family retreat (4 days/3 nights): $750 per family total.

Dads retreat (2 days/1 night): $150 per dad.

We require a deposit of $75 when making your reservation. Of that, $25 is a non-refundable registration fee and the remaining $50 will go towards the cost of your stay.

Scholarships are Available

If the cost of the retreat poses a financial burden, please complete this application. We never want the cost to hinder someone enjoying a retreat at the lodge

TESTIMONIALS

" I had the most relaxing, peaceful, healing weekend! I will absolutely recommend Luella’s Lodge to other grieving parents!" 

 

"Getting the swag bag was such a special treat. It along with the personalized note I left in my room made me immediately feel welcome."

 

"5 star accommodations!"

 

"The beds were very comfortable. The room was very neat! I enjoyed the large windows and sitting outside. If the weather was a little nicer I would have enjoyed working with Hunter outside. The lantern lighting was awesome!!"

  • Apr 13, 2023, 1:00 PM – Apr 16, 2023, 1:00 PM
    Luella's Lodge, 7397 1500 North Rd, Oakwood, IL 61858, USA
    Join fellow bereaved mothers for memorial activities, meditation and relaxation, and more.
  • May 19, 2023, 1:00 PM – May 21, 2023, 1:00 PM
    Luella's Lodge, 7397 1500 North Rd, Oakwood, IL 61858, USA
    Please join us at Luella's Lodge located at 7397 E 1500 North Rd in Oakwood, Illinois for a grief support retreat in 2023. Only one registration form/registration fee is required per couple
  • Jun 24, 2023, 11:00 AM CDT – Jun 25, 2023, 11:00 AM CDT
    Luella's Lodge, 7397 1500 North Rd, Oakwood, IL 61858, USA
    Please join us at Luella's Lodge located at 7397 E 1500 North Rd in Oakwood, Illinois for a one-night dad's retreat.
  • Jul 13, 2023, 1:00 PM – Jul 16, 2023, 1:00 PM
    Luella's Lodge, 7397 1500 North Rd, Oakwood, IL 61858, USA
    Families (parents with their children) are invited to attend a family retreat at the lodge.
  • Aug 10, 2023, 1:00 PM – Aug 13, 2023, 1:00 PM
    Luella's Lodge, 7397 1500 North Rd, Oakwood, IL 61858, USA
    Join fellow bereaved mothers of miscarriage and stillbirth for memorial activities, meditation and relaxation, and more.
  • Sep 15, 2023, 1:00 PM – Sep 17, 2023, 2:00 PM
    Luella's Lodge, 7397 1500 North Rd, Oakwood, IL 61858, USA
    Attend this retreat with your "support sister" while connecting with other bereaved moms and remembering your child.
  • Oct 20, 2023, 1:00 PM – Oct 22, 2023, 2:00 PM
    Luella's Lodge, 7397 1500 North Rd, Oakwood, IL 61858, USA
    Please join us at Luella's Lodge located at 7397 E 1500 North Rd in Oakwood, Illinois for a grief support retreat in 2023. Only one registration form/registration fee is required per couple.
  • Nov 02, 2023, 1:00 PM – Nov 05, 2023, 1:00 PM
    Luella's Lodge, 7397 1500 North Rd, Oakwood, IL 61858, USA
    Connect with fellow bereaved mothers while remembering your child and engaging in meaningful activities.
  • Oct 20, 1:00 PM – Oct 23, 1:00 PM
    Luella's Lodge, 7397 1500 North Rd, Oakwood, IL 61858, USA
    Please join us at Luella's Lodge located at 7397 E 1500 North Rd in Oakwood, Illinois for a grief support retreat in 2022. Only one registration form/registration fee is required per couple
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