All-Day Retreats at the Grand Rapids Center for Mindfulness

MBSR DaisiesFour times a year, the Grand Rapids Center for Mindfulness offers All-Day Silent Retreats as a part of all 8-Week GRCFM Classes. The retreats are held on the Saturday or Sunday following the sixth week of class. As a participant of the 8-week class, you are strongly encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity to deepen and expand your practice. Please don’t miss it!

During the day, you will experience a wide range of mindfulness practices including: sitting meditation, mindful yoga, mindful walking, mindful eating, loving-kindness meditation, and visualization practices. The only thing that is required is that you come with an open mind and see for yourself what happens.

Please arrive 10 minutes before the start of the retreat to sign in and settle. Bring a sack lunch, a covered water bottle, a covered cup for tea/coffee and any snacks that you would like during the day. Wear loose comfortable clothing, dress in layers for warmth, and bring anything else that will help to make your day more enjoyable.

We will provide yoga mats, meditation cushions, chairs, blankets, tea, coffee, and water.

All past participants of any 8-Week GRCFM Class are warmly invited to attend all upcoming All-Day Retreats. We encourage all others looking to explore mindfulness to consider one of our half-day workshops (Mindfulness for Beginners; Self-Compassion for Beginners; Mindful Eating for Beginners).

To benefit our scholarship initiatives, we ask that previous students donate what they can for the silent retreat to help us support access to our classes, workshops, and retreats for those in need. A contribution of $20 is suggested. For those facing affordability issues, we request a minimum donation of $5. You may register by accessing our MindBody Portal. Please contact our office at 616.361.3660 or info@grcfm.com with any additional questions or concerns.

2020 All-Day Retreat Schedule

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction

Sunday, March 1, 2020 – 8:50 am – 4:00 pm at Women’s Health Center – Registration Now Open

Sunday, May 3, 2020 – 8:50 am – 4:00 pm at Women’s Health Center – Registration Now Open

Sunday, July 19, 2020 – 8:50 am – 4:00 pm at Women’s Health Center

Sunday, September 20, 2020 – 8:50 am – 4:00 pm at Holistic Care Approach

Sunday, December 6, 2020 – 8:50 am – 4:00 pm at Women’s Health Center

Mindful Self-Compassion

Saturday, February 29, 2020 – 9:30 am – 3:30 pm at Women’s Health Center – Registration Now Open

Saturday, May 2, 2020 – 9:30 am – 3:30 pm at Women’s Health Center – Registration Now Open

Saturday, July 18, 2020 – 9:30 am – 3:30 pm at Holistic Care Approach

Saturday, September 19, 2020 – 9:30 am – 3:30 pm at Women’s Health Center

Saturday, December 5, 2020 – 9:30 am – 3:30 pm at Holistic Care Approach

Eat for Life: Mindful Eating

Saturday, February 29, 2020 – 9:30 am – 3:30 pm at Women’s Health Center – Registration Now Open

Saturday, May 2, 2020 – 9:30 am – 3:30 pm at Women’s Health Center – Registration Now Open

Saturday, July 18, 2020 – 9:30 am – 3:30 pm at Holistic Care Approach

Saturday, December 5, 2020 – 9:30 am – 3:30 pm at Holistic Care Approach