3-Days of  Creativity & Self-Care with Joan Gregerson & Phyllis Guy
August 13-16, 2017

Grand Lake, Colorado

Open to Adults (age 18 and up):

Escape the summer heat and spend three nights at 8,500 feet in the Rocky Mountains with us. Take time to recharge your body, mind and soul in beautiful Grand Lake, Colorado. Youíll have plenty of time for movement, art, poetry, hiking, and relaxing. We'll prepare and eat one dinner in silence. All other meals will be provided onsite by the Compassionate Kitchen.

In addition to immersing yourself in self-care, together we'll develop practices that you can take back to your daily life when you return home including  meditation, mindful eating, and creativity.


  • Recharge and rest by taking a break from your normal, busy schedule!
  • Spend time surrounded by nature to reconnect with the healing powers of the earth.
  • Enjoy a wide variety of movement to naturally rebalance your body.
  • Dive into creativity with opportunities for art, poetry and singing. Move outside your comfort zone, express yourself and have fun!
  • Explore the Rocky Mountains and town of Grand Lake. 
  • Learn meditation, mindful eating and creativity practices you can use in your daily life to stay aligned with your purpose.
  • Eat nourishing food and make new friends, hanging out in the mountain on summer days and nights.

Group size is limited to 14 registrants to ensure that youíll have ample opportunity to interact with your guide and fellow participants. Once enrolled, you can also join our private Facebook group to get to know each other, arrange carpooling and share information and support.

You'll be naturally high on life here, so please: No alcohol or drugs. This is a sober retreat.

About your Guides:
Joan Gregerson is a Wellness Coach and Eco-Nut. Joan studied with the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. She helps people overcome struggles with food by linking eating to spirituality, nature, community and inner wisdom. Joan is the author of the book Tuning In to Inner Peace and creator of
Food Freedom Naturally.

Phyllis Guy is a graduate of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, holds a bachelorís degree in Psychology and is a fitness trainer. As a Mind-Body Nutrition Coach, her approach is to treat the whole person using Psychology of Eating principles, to heal the relationship with self and food.


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Ups and Downs

Are you okay with lots of steps? Unfortunately, Shadowcliff Mountain Lodge is not wheelchair-accessible. Due to the prevalence of stairways, this location is best for those that have no trouble climbing steps. There are steps into the lodge, between floors and throughout the property.


Shadowcliff has been home to retreats for decades, with groups returning year after year to enjoy this idyllic spot! Visit the websites for Shadowcliff Lodge and and Grand Lake to learn more.

Our retreat will be held primarily in the Cliffside lodge, using all the lodge rooms on the first and second floor and community/movement space on the third floor.

Shadowcliff was designed to build community, thus there are no single accommodations available. Choose a double or triple room. Register with a roommate. Or if you don't specify a roommate, you will be paired with a roommate of the same gender. All lodge rooms have access to shared restrooms on the same floor.


A special part of the Nourish! experience is the food itself. Most of our meals will be provided by the Shadowcliff Compassionate Kitchen.

Blessed to be near many wonderful farms both along the Front Range  and on the Western Slope of Colorado, the Compassionate Kitchen is able to source seasonal, local, and organic veggies, meat, fruit, dairy, honey, and staples such as flour, most of the time. This approach allows our group to experience a deepened connection with our food. For these meals, we'll pitch in to help the Shadowcliff kitchen staff clean up after meals.

We'll also be preparing and eating one meal in silence. Participants will work together to plan, prepare, serve and clean up.

All prices are per person and include all meals, lodging and planned activities. Shadowcliff Mountain Lodge offers clean, comfortable rustic accommodations in a quaint mountain town. Participants are responsible for their own transportation to Grand Lake, approximately 2.5 to 3 hours from Denver.

We are happy to be offering you a small group experience with registration capped at 14 participants. Please register early to ensure your spot!

Early Registration (through May 10, 2017 or while space available)

Shared Double: $895 per person

Questions? Contact us to find out more.

Regular Registration prices increase by $100 per person after May 10, if space is still available.

Terms and Conditions

1. Cancellation Policy

If registrant cancels prior to May 10, there will be a 15% penalty. Between May 11 and June 10, there is a 30% penalty. Between June 11 and July 10, there is a 60% penalty, and from July 11 registrant forfeits entire registration fee. Organizer may cancel event if there is insufficient registration. In that case, registrants will receive a full refund.

2. This is a sober retreat. No drugs or alcohol allowed.

3. Registrants understand the Shadowcliff is not wheelchair-accessible and furthermore has many stairways inside the facilities and throughout the property. Thus, this retreat is suitable for those that can easily go up and down stairways.

4. Dietary preferences (such as gluten-free or vegetarian) must be made at least 21 days prior to retreat. Kitchen can accommodate most requests, but for strict eating regimens (such as celiac or severe food allergies), you are advised to provide your own food.

5. Registrants are responsible for providing transportation to Shadowcliff Mountain Lodge. Plan for 2.5 to 3 hours from Denver, each way.

6. The facility is at 8,500 feet. Participants may experience altitude sickness. Seek medical advice prior to your trip in order to prevent or minimize the impact of altitude impacts.

7. Pricing is per person and includes all meals from Sunday dinner through to Wednesday breakfast. Pricing also includes any planned activities. Participants may choose to bring additional money for incidentals. 

8. Participants may be asked to help drive and carpool to hiking trailheads, approximately 30 minutes or less from the lodge. Admission to Rocky Mountain National park is included.

9. Accommodations are either shared double or shared triple rooms. Rooms may have bunk beds and in that case, only the lower bed is counted. Thus, double rooms have at least two separate beds and triple rooms have at least three separate beds, and each may have upper bunks as well.

10. Participants who wish to room together should register within a few days of each other, and specify on the welcome form the roommate's name.

11. Participants are asked to take a turn to assist the kitchen crew with meal set up and clean up.

12. Tuesday night's dinner will be prepared and eaten in silence, as a fun exercise in mindful eating.

13. All participants are invited and encouraged to participate in all activities, but participants can choose to skip any activities if desired.

14. A successful retreat is built upon positive attitudes, flexibility, patience, humor and understanding. We ask that you pack plenty of those as you prepare for your trip!

Retreat Schedule
Some details of the schedule may change due to weather or other opportunities that arise! We will keep you informed of any changes.

Sunday, August 13
3 pm - Check in
5 pm - Happiness Hour (Social time and mindful eating preparation)
6 pm - Dinner
Evening - Walk to town, singing, poetry,  guided meditation

Monday, August 15
7:30 am - Movement/Meditation
8:00 am - Breakfast
9:00 am - Hiking
12:00 pm - Lunch
1:30 pm - Creative Time (Art, Poetry)
5:00 pm - Happiness Hour
6:00 pm - Dinner
Evening - Walk to town, singing, poetry, games, guided meditation

Tuesday, August 15
7:30 am - Movement/Meditation
8:00 am - Breakfast
9:00 am - Hiking

12:00 pm - Lunch
1:30 pm - Creative Time (Art, Poetry)
5:00 pm - Prepare Dinner in Silence
6:00 pm - Eat Dinner in Silence
Evening - Walk to town, singing, poetry, guided meditation

Wednesday, August 16
7:30 am - Movement/Meditation
8:00 am - Breakfast
10:00 am - Check out