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Nature-based silent retreats in the Mindfulness Meditation tradition

Soften into the nurturing realm of quiet and stillness, in this
daylong silent retreat 

You would love this retreat if you are:
  • An experienced meditator looking to deepen your current practice OR a beginner meditator looking for more guidance and practice. Some meditation experience recommended. 

  • Experiencing overwhelm, over-scheduling, or burn-out.

  • In need of a nervous system reset.

  • Interested in inspiring your current practice and learning new practices.

  • Wanting to practice meditation in a setting surrounded by nature.

Walk away feeling:
  • Refreshed and with newfound clarity. 

  • De-stressed and rested. 

  • Inspired and connected to nature, self and others

EarthWell Retreat Center is a welcoming place for BIPOC, LGBTQIA+, GNC folkx.


Immersed in nature, we will be supported by time-honored practices, the presence of other practitioners, and themed readings exploring key mindfulness teachings. The majority of the day will be in guided silence, however, the day will  begin and end with optional sharing and reflection with the group.

Informed by the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) program, we will cycle through foundational mindfulness practices including:

  • Breath meditation

  • Walking meditation

  • Body scanning

  • Mindful movement (yoga)

  • Sensory meditation



9:45am -10:00am   Arrival & Tea

10:00am - 1030am   Welcome & Group Check-in 

10:30 - 11:00am   Walking/Sensory Meditation

11:00am - 11:30am   Body Scan

11:30am - 12:00pm   Gentle Yoga with Miriam or Ari

12:00pm - 12:25pm   Guided Meditation on THEME

12:25pm - 1:00pm   Lunch 

1:00pm - 1:30pm   Walking/Sensory Meditation OR Freetime (nature, journal, art, tea, etc.) 

1:30pm - 1:55pm   Guided Meditation on THEME

1:55pm - 2:30pm  Gentle Yoga with Miriam or Ari

230pm - 2:40pm   Break 

2:40pm - 3:25pm   Sound Bath with Angelica

3:25pm - 4:00pm   Closing and Group Discussion

 "This was an amazing experience"
"Your hard work really shows"
"I enjoyed the flow between each practice"
"Total appreciation for the facilitators to hold this experience"
"I really appreciated how well-scheduled the day was"
"I appreciate the whole day, it was excellent"
"Really loved all the pieces of the retreat - well-balanced experience"
Emily Adama

Emily Adama, MSW, has been teaching mindfulness and meditation in various therapeutic and community settings since 2013. She has her Masters in Social Work in Interpersonal Practice and Mental Health from the University of Michigan and has been a dedicated meditation practitioner since 2010. See full bio here

Yoga/Mindful Movement
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Ariana Wakeman

200-hour Yoga Teacher

Licensed Master's Social Worker (LMSW)


Miriam Dowd-Eller

200-hour Yoga Teacher

Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT)

Ari specializes in Yoga for 12-Step Recovery (Y12SR) and perinatal yoga. She views the yogic traditions of embodiment and spiritual practices as a beautiful lens for healing oneself and the world.

Miriam's yoga classes draw from her training in yoga nidra, classical hatha yoga, anti-rheumatic yogaWomb Yoga, somatics and conscious dance. Her approach is informed by her extensive training in anatomy and Ayurveda.

Sensory Meditation/Sound Bath

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Rob Meyer-Kukan

Rob Meyer-Kukan began his practice in 2015 as the Healthy Musician Institute, LLC, serving musicians and performing artists with repetitive strain injuries. He is a passionate educator and musician. In addition to this he is a licensed massage therapist and sound therapist. Rob is currently studying naturopathy with plans to become a Naturopathic Doctor. Additionally, he is a certified labryth facilitator. Learn more >


10AM - 4PM (Saturdays or Sundays)

  • May 5th, 2024 ("Mindful Self-Compassion")

  • June 2nd, 2024 (Theme TBA)

  • July 28th, 2024 ("No Mud, No Lotus")



The suggested price is $55, however, we offer 5 price options between $35-$75 in order to reflect our values of inclusivity, affordability, and accessibility. If you are able to pay above the suggested price, this supports others who are able to pay below the suggested price. Not required to attend multiple seasons, registration and price is per retreat. BYO Lunch ~ snack and tea provided

Cancellation Policy: 100% refund if canceled 7+ days before event. No refund otherwise, but credit available for future retreat.



Deepen your retreat by staying overnight. (Night before and/or after). Cabin rentals are available at an additional cost. Enjoy this coupon code for 25% off cabin rental: DAYLONGRETREAT25


Please pre-register online at least one week prior to each retreat. Retreats have been filling up. You will need to choose the exact date you want to pre-register for in the online booking calendar.

If you are currently experiencing clinical depression, anxiety or other acute mental health challenge, we advise you to seek support from a therapist or healthcare provider. We recommend joining us for a retreat when the worst is over and you are feeling more stable. If you are not sure if a silent retreat is right for you at this time, please reach out to Emily to discuss.

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