The Abbey Resort + Avani Spa | Lake Geneva, WI
April 2017

Restoring a Mother’s Heart is a retreat for mothers whose children have died from congenital heart disease and other chronic illnesses. This weekend long retreat is for women who want to dig in, face the darkness, and find light once again. It’s an opportunity to join hands with other women and feel surrounded by love.

During our time together we will encourage you to cultivate your infinite relationship with your child. We will ask our hearts’ deep questions and share practical tools to navigate this journey. This retreat is an invitation to continue your infinite relationship with your child. As a participant, you will be reminded that your story, while painful, is certainly not over. And in fact, it has great purpose. Come share, learn, care for yourself and feel the support of a community of women who understand.


Join best selling author and life coach Tom Zuba, author and founder of On Coming Alive, Lexi Behrndt, speaker and teacher Sara Ruble and accomplished Chicago yoga instructor Bridgett Piacenti.

This retreat was created by Jessica Lindberg and sponsored in part by Ethan M. Lindberg Foundation. More details about the retreat can be found at www.jessicalindberg.com.

We will be forming a private Facebook page for all registered participants in mid February. This will give us a chance to meet each other and share with you ways to prepare for the retreat.  We are raising funds for scholarships and also have the tools available so you can raise funds for yourself or for a friend. Click here to learn more

There are two retreats planned for 2017 - April 7-9 & November 10-12. Registration for November’s retreat will be live in June.

Retreats are limited to 30 women each.

The total cost to attend Restoring a Mother’s Heart is $1,000. To register for the April 2017 Retreat, fill out the registration form by clicking register button below. You will be asked to submit your $250* registration fee. Once you are registered, you will need to submit your $750 Retreat Fee by March 1, 2017.

*The $250 Registration Fee is non-refundable.

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Friday Transportation

Transportation on Friday, April 7th. 

From Chicago O'Hare to The Abbey.

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Sunday Transportation

Transportation on Sunday, April 9

From The Abbey to Chicago O'Hare.

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This retreat has changed my life. Navigating grief was different than navigating my daughter’s heart condition. There is no clear path or set of surgeries to prepare for. It was scary, overwhelming and confusing after our daughter died. But when I looked at the itinerary for Restoring a Mother’s Heart, all of the questions I had been having were literally right in front of me. Each session spoke directly to me. And you are surrounded by people who truly understand what you’ve been through because they have been there too. The experience was invaluable and the women I met will forever be a part of my life.
— C.O.