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CONNECT Women’s Retreat. Self-Care for Loss & Grief Recovery

August 12, 2022 @ 3:00 pm - August 14, 2022 @ 11:00 am

A weekend of Self-Care & Connection for Women who have experienced loss or grief. Discover how to live life forward with hope & peace.

Life can get messy and rarely turns out the way we plan. Sometimes we get stuck in our emotions and don’t know how to be kind to ourselves. The Connect Retreat invites you to …

  • A playful & purposeful weekend to Rest.
  • Explore and experience self-care practices to Relax.
  • Refresh your mind.
  • Restore your soul.

This retreat is for YOU!

YOU can choose to be active & adventurous or if you want to relax & reflect. Whether you’re active or relaxing you will connect with others as you share the journey. Connection makes the journey a little easier. We all need friendship & laughter no mater how dark the way.

  • Uncover hope & Healing.
  • Find your Smile.
  • Discover how to live life forward after loss.

Connect to a memorable & meaningful weekend experience.

  • Build a stronger community of friends.
  • Take time to be kind to yourself and practice loving self-care.
  • Relax & Reconnect with nature.
  • Be adventurous and try a new activity

The laughter and adventures you share will lead you to the joy & hope of living forward after loss!

Set in the Great Smoky Mountains, Eagle Rock Retreat Center is located only 45 minutes from Knoxville. EAGLE ROCK RETREAT CENTER


( Registration is not open for the Creative Art yet. You will be notified when that opens with a description of what you will be creating.)

CONNECT Features:

⚈ Workshops

⚈ Campfire with S’mores

⚈ Team Building Activities to make new friends

⚈ Free Time to Rest & Relax

⚈ Opportunities to Build your Community

⚈ Creative Arts, Walking and Hiking Trailsm, Ropes Courses Adventures

⚈ Delicious, Bountiful Meals

⚈ Beautiful Lodging and facilities

⚈ Music Concert

⚈ Drumming Circle

The weekend is for YOU.

YOU can choose to take part in all the activities or if you would rather just get away to rest & relax, you can do that as well!

Come… Meet & Connect with others who have experienced similar loss & grief!

  • Death of spouse
  • Death of a parent
  • Death of child
  • Overdose
  • Divorce
  • Miscarriage
  • Caregiving
  • Abortion
  • Loss of Health, job, finances, dreams or hope
  • Retirement
  • Any lifestyle change

Experience a memorable and meaningful weekend!

Sponsored by Joy Gaertner, Walking with Joy – Relationship, Loss & Grief Recovery Specialist

Walking with Joy’s mission is to equip the broken-hearted so they will be empowered to find hope and healing and their emotional pain will be transformed into peace.

Some of the sights you will see at Eagle Rock Retreat Center….


Friday Evening

  • 3:00-5:30 Registration
  • 5:30 Orientation
  • 6:00 Dinner
  • 7:15 Evening Session


  • 8:00 Breakfast
  • 9-12:00 Activities & Art
  • 12:00 Lunch
  • 1-4:30 Workshops & Groups
  • 6:00 Dinner
  • 7:00 Speakers & Groups

SUNDAY Morning

  • 8:00 Breakfast
  • 9:00 Closing Session
  • 11:00 Headed Home


August 12, 2022 @ 3:00 pm
August 14, 2022 @ 11:00 am


eagle Rock Retreat Center
7143 Flats Rd
Tallassee, TN 37878 United States


Joy Gaertner Founder of “Walking With Joy”