About Healing Retreat is a day of inspiration, motivation and self care for the healers of our community. The goal is to promote whole self wellness (physical, emotional, mental & spiritual) to re-energize these selfless lightworkers to continue their amazing journeys of creating more compassion, love and self awareness in our world. The retreat will be filled with workshops by inspiring healers, offering delicious gourmet food, optional spa services, and a place to network and build community with like-frequency souls.

Saturday, April 20, 2024

Grand Rapids, Michigan

JW Marriott Hotel

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AHR is an Event for Lightworkers

A lightworker is someone who feels connected to others and their well-being, choosing to help and inspire people by supporting their physical, emotional, mental and spiritual health. They lead with their hearts, not their ego, and are full of compassion often as a result of their own life's trauma.

Lightworkers come in many forms. To name a few, but not limited to...

- Nurses, EMT, message therapists,
- Teachers, social workers, therapists, counselors
- Holistic healers, spiritual leaders, life coaches
- Caregivers, parents, customer/hospitality services   - Sensitives, empaths, intuitives
- and those who care for all of Earth's creatures & life

Event Schedule

(To be updated or edited as needed)

8:00 am

Registration & Breakfast

Check in to receive your event badge and begin your day with a delicious breakfast buffet while exploring and shopping the retreat wellness vendors

9:00 am

Welcome & Mediation

Opening speeches and guided mediation to set the relaxed tone of the day

9:30 am

Workshop 1

Special Guest Speaker to be announced at a later date

10:30 am


Take a moment to stretch and shop the retreat wellness vendors

10:50 am

Workshop 2

Special Guest Speaker to be announced at a later date

11:50 am

Workshop 3

Special Guest Speaker to be announced at a later date

1:00 pm

Wellness Break

A dedicated interlude to promote your own self care.  *See Wellness Break section below for more details

5:00 pm


Special Guest Speaker to be announced at a later date

6:15 pm

Closing Speeches

Gratitude and announcements

6:30 pm

3 Course Dinner

Enjoy a 3-course gourmet dinner served directly to you

7:00 pm

Networking Party

Enjoy your evening building your community of like-souls while letting go and having fun! Credit card bar will be open for service

10:00 pm

End of Event

You don't have to go home, but you can't stay here.  You are welcome to enjoy your night further at the many amazing destinations within downtown Grand Rapids.

Wellness Break

One of the key components of the About Healing Retreat is taking time to rejuvenate your own energy.  We have put much thought into creating wellness options to fulfill any budget or need. 
With all the love and energy you give, you must refuel and recharge. It is never selfish to take time for yourself, it is necessary.

"Self care is giving the world the best of you instead of what's left of you." - Katie Reed

Wellness Break On-Your-Own Options:

Are you one who likes to wait and see how you feel in moment?  Or looking for options that fit your budget?  There are so many amazing things to do and see within downtown Grand Rapids that will amaze and refresh you.

Take a Nap

This is your time to do what you want.  If a nap brings you peace and relaxation, you have more than enough time for your beauty sleep (because you are already beautiful- inside and out)

Take a Bath

Are you staying at the JW?  Every room offers an actual soaking tub... Bring your bubbles, salts, oils etc and soak away.

Take a Walk

Explore the city or just take a walk across the blue bridge and enjoy the views of the passing river.  It's Michigan, so it could be freezing out... that's okay, enjoy the Grand Rapids Skywalk. It is a great way to get from one place to another without having to walk outside.

Have Lunch

There are so many amazing options to choose from.  The Margaux French bistro is fantastic and located in the JW or try any of the other local favorites like Tupelo Honey, Stan's Tacos, The Kitchen by Wolfgang Puck, The Chop House... and so many more!

Explore the City & Shop

There is so much to see and absorb in this beautiful city.  The Amway next door is exquisite and you can find great hidden gems all around the city.  Don't forget to shop the AHR vendors on your break.


If you enjoy the arts or a good history museum there are a few within walking distance of the JW.
- Gerald R. Ford Museum
- Grand Rapids Public Museum
- Grand Rapids Art Museum 

Wellness Break Add-ons

VIP Tranquility Room

A private retreat, separate from the main event area, for VIPs to relax, center and reground.  This space includes:
- Comfy seating, low lighting and soft music
- Guided mediations, Yoga mats
- 5 minute Chair Massages during Wellness Break

Save $10 by purchasing with your event ticket *See details in 'Event Pricing'

Seraphina Spa

Invest in your own self care and treat yourself to a luxury spa experience.
*Contact Seraphina Spa directly to book
(click the image for their website)

JW Wellness

- Workout in a state-of-the-art facility with breathtaking views
- Take a swim in the indoor heated pool
- Relax and unwind in the Eucalyptus scented sauna (or the unscented if you prefer) to release what your body no longer needs

Included in your JW Marriott Stay
$15 non-guest optional add-on (this option will be available at a later date)

JW Marriott Grand Rapids

We've negotiated prices to make it convenient for you to stay in this modern luxurious hotel and enjoy all the mindful experiences they offer.

Use the custom link below to get your discounted rates
for Friday, April 19th and/or Saturday, April 20th

*Number of discounted rooms dependent upon hotel availability*

Do you prefer to make reservations via phone?
Reservations Toll Free: 877-901-6632
Reservations Local Phone: 1-506-474-2009

Flying in from out of state?

The local airport is Gerald R. Ford International Airport (GRR)

Just 15 miles from the JW Marriott

Event Pricing

Early Bird Registration opens October 20, 2023 with the most savings you will find for this event...ever!
Price Increase Schedule:
December 20, 2023 +$20
February 20, 2024 +$20
April 6, 2024 +$20
April 13, 2024 +$10

AHR Event Ticket


+ processing fee

Access to the entire event including
- Buffet Breakfast
- Workshops
- 3 Course Dinner 
- Networking Party

AHR Event Ticket + VIP


+ processing fee

Access to the entire event including 
- Everything listed in the AHR Event Ticket
- Plus access to the Tranquility Room throughout the entire day.
- And a chair massage during the Wellness Break

Purchase together and save $10 on VIP option!

*Limited availability 

VIP Add-On


+ processing fee

Access to the Tranquility Room for quiet relaxation during the retreat.  Take your personal mindfulness or meditation breaks away from the crowd.  Stretch with yoga or just sit back and take in the views soaking in the light with wall to ceiling windows.

Add anytime until the event or until they sell out.

*Limited Availability

Angel Ticket


Would you like to donate to help another lightworker attend the event who may need a little financial assistance?  100% of Angel Ticket proceeds will help support another healer spread their wings.

Want to contribute more or help the event further?  Think about becoming a sponsor to help a community of lightworkers. 
*email link below

Interested in becoming an event sponsor?

We are looking for amazing sponsors to help us make this event as magical as possible for the people who make us feel better everyday.  We have several packages to choose from.  Contact us through the button below for more information.

Email us

Interested in becoming a retreat wellness vendor?

We are taking applications for event vendors.  There are a very limited number of spaces available and only selecting those supporting the wellness of our healers.  If you are interested email us with your business and product information and price ranges. 

Email us

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