BREAST Cancer Survivors at a past Survivors Retreat. (Courtesy Photo)

Grass Lake Sanctuary (GLS) is helping women get their joy back! GLS has announced its fifth annual season of Life-Balancing Women’s Wellness Retreats for breast cancer survivors.

For the past five years, GLS has been recognized for their transformative wellness retreats for breast cancer survivors. Each Life-Balancing Women’s Wellness Retreat provides two days of exploration and renewal and takes place on the 145-acre Grass Lake Sanctuary Nature Preserve. Participants will rejuvenate and de-stress in the company of powerful peer relationships and participate in heart-opening experiences of yoga, art, Nia, healing massage, and healthy food, all amid the beauty of nature.

Christine Morgan, a lymphatic drainage specialist who works with women recovering from breast cancer and co-coordinator of the retreats, says, “This year the retreats are two days of the best of our Women’s Wellness program! We hope two days will make it easier for those women who have dependent family members at home to take some time for themselves without being gone a whole weekend.” Morgan adds, “We encourage our survivor moms to come out to the sanctuary, get a break from the routine of life and spend time in nature reflecting on their own thoughts, feelings and imaginings.” The program experiences have catalyzed releasing the fears and often times trauma that can be associated with cancer and recovery. At GLS, we support participants to listen to their hearts, say what they need to say, laugh, cry, dance and much more as they bond with others and a renewed sense of wellness.

GLS founder Brenda Morgan PhD encourages all survivors to benefit from the retreats. “Whether you completed treatment twenty years ago or this year, and, regardless of your financial situation, we believe every woman deserves this opportunity for a deeply healing retreat experience.”

Full and partial scholarships are made possible through the generosity of the Mid-Michigan Affiliate of Susan G. Komen Foundation for the Cure® and GLS donors. Anyone who would like to register may visit or call (734) 408-1552. Retreat dates are July 24-25 and Aug 7-8.

Registration information is available online at For questions or additional information, persons may contact Christine Morgan, Women’s Wellness director, or (561) 352-6318.

GLS is a 5013(c) nonprofit in Manchester, Mich. whose mission is to help people re-establish a sense of life balance through a deeper connection to nature by providing dynamic retreat experiences and programs focused on nature, relationship building, creativity from the heart, foods for health, de-stressing and rejuvenation services.

Grass Lake Breast Cancer Survivors Retreat was last modified: July 13th, 2015 by Karen Elford