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Mindful Life Retreat, June 8 – 11, Grand Lake, CO

June 8 @ 4:00 pm - June 11 @ 10:00 am MDT

We are looking forward to our first Mindful Life Retreat at Shadowcliff Retreat Center in Grand Lake, Colorado.

Join mindfulness teacher and MLP Executive Director Laura Bartels to engage in practices and reflections of living mindfully in this three-night Mindful Life Retreat. Through a progression of meditations and journaling experiences and periods of silence in this beautiful setting, we will enhance our ability to increase resiliency and flourish while strengthening practical mindfulness approaches to daily life. Living mindfully empowers you to live your life with attention and intention, cultivating the skills to make healthy choices that are in alignment with your values and are meaningful to you.

This Mindful Life retreat at the Shadowcliff Retreat Center will focus on the four keys of living mindfully:

  • Attention– Developing attention skills through meditation training.
  • Wisdom– Understanding one’s biases, labeling, projection and pre-judgment. Increasing emotional intelligence and learning to respond rather than react.
  • Values– Exploring your values so they can be a guiding force in your life.
  • Open heart– Developing healthy relationships and connections. Cultivating skills of compassion, loving-kindness, empathic joy and equanimity.

The retreat will include periods of silence, meditation, discussion, and journaling.  We recommend reading The Wisdom of a Meaningful Life: The Essence of Mindfulness prior to the retreat.

Laura Bartels is the Executive Director of the Mindful Life Program. Laura is a certified mindfulness teacher with a background that includes teaching in public schools, universities, non-profits and for professional groups and as a public speaker and presenter. See her full bio here.

Includes 3 nights accommodations, 3 meals a day and all retreat activities and materials.

About the location

Shadowcliff Retreat Center

Shadowcliff is an eco friendly mountain sanctuary nestled in the heart of the Rockies and the foothills of Grand Lake, Colorado. Shadowcliff is a not-for-profit organization. Their mission is, “An eco-friendly mountain sanctuary where together we are creating a climate for a restorative world.” As a sanctuary, they provide a safe place for personal and community retreat and renewal.

Grand Lake, Colorado

Grand Lake is a small town that is located in the Northwestern region of the Rocky Mountain state of Colorado. Grand Lake sits at the southwest entrance to Rocky Mountain National Park. Grand Lake is Colorado’s largest and deepest natural lake, and is part of the headwaters of the Colorado River. The Town of Grand Lake is a Statutory Town located in Grand County, Colorado, United States. The population was 447 at the 2000 census. Established in 1881, Grand Lake sits at an elevation of 8369 feet (2551 m). It derives its name from the lake on whose shores it is situated: Grand Lake, the most extensive natural body of water in Colorado.


Shadowcliff offers a variety of European-style accommodations for guests looking to stay in Grand Lake. Their distinctly unique feel has been described as reminiscent of summer camp, both warm and welcoming, and peacefully rustic. They offer comfortable, relaxing private guest rooms in the Rempel Lodge with shared gender-specific bathrooms and private showers. Each lodge room has one queen bed and multiple twin bunk beds​. Single occupancy provides you with a private lodge room only. Registrants can also choose more secluded cabin accommodations in the Fireside Cabin. To learn more, see this Accommodations page on the Shadowcliff Retreat Center website and the options below. 

About the Food

A Compassionate Kitchen – The Shadowcliff staff describe their kitchen as a compassionate kitchen, a place where the food they prepare and serve is a further expression of the principles of sustainability and hospitality that guide their work. By modeling ethical choices that result in tasty and nutritious meals, served with care and attention, they are showing guests and staff, alike, one more way to bring our daily decisions into alignment with a sustainable restorative world. From planning menus to buying, preparing and serving their goal is to live both well and lightly on the earth.

Pricing and Room Options

Single Occupancy in Rempel Lodge – $600* per person  (4 rooms available)

Double Occupancy in Rempel Lodge – $500* per person (4 rooms available)

Triple Occupancy in Rempel Lodge – $425* per person (1 room available)

Shared Cabin (Lower Fireside) – $525* per person (2 people, Queen bed, ¾ bath, microwave and small refrigerator)

Commuter – $375* per person (Includes retreat activities and all meals, excludes lodging)

*Members receive 10% discount (please sign in to check out)

$50 Early Bird Discount until April 16th

Use coupon code save50now at checkout

Deposits of $250 towards registrations will be accepted until April 16 with balance due on April 16. After April 16, full payment is due when registering. To arrange a deposit, email us at welcome@mindfullifeprogram.org.


  • A full refund, minus an administration fee of $150 will be given prior to March 15.
  • A 50% refund minus an administration fee of $150 will be given prior to May 1.
  • If you cancel after May 1, no refund will be given unless we are able to fill your retreat spot.

Space is limited so we encourage early registration. 

For more information, call us at 970-633-0163 or email us at welcome@mindfullifeprogram.org.


June 8 @ 4:00 pm
June 11 @ 10:00 am
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Mindful Life Program


Shadowcliff Retreat Center
405 Summerland Park Rd
Grand Lake, Colorado 80447 United States
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