Recharge Your Activist Batteries at Our Mindfulness Retreat

Recharge Your Activist Batteries at Our Mindfulness Retreat

We’re excited to announce our first Mindfulness & Self-Care Retreat for animal advocates. We often suffer from burnout and compassion fatigue, which Dr. Charles Figely of Florida State University Traumatology Institute describes as “emotional exhaustion, caused by the stress of caring for traumatized or suffering animals or people.” Don’t wait! Enrollment is limited. Register for this special activist event now! 

Our retreat at Banyan Grove, a serene campus lined with redwood trees in the quaint town of Forest Knolls, will help animal advocates find healthy ways to dissolve anxiety, manage stress, and build personal resilience to prevent burnout and strengthen our efforts to help animals. The Mindful Vegan author Lani Muelrath, self-care coach Allison Rivers Samson, and our own Lisa Levinson will guide our weekend together practicing mindfulness, meditation, restorative yoga, self-care, fusion fitness, and joining in a healing ritual. To top it off, we will pamper you with catered organic vegan meals!

What: Mindfulness & Self-Care Retreat: Help Animals Without Depleting Yourself

When: Saturday, June 9, 10am-4pm and Sunday, June 10, 8am-3pm

Where: Banyan Grove, 60 Arroyo Road, Forest Knolls, California 

Cost: Offered by donation to honor the Buddhist practice of "dana" or generosity.

Venue: Banyan Grove can accommodate 40 guests for the retreat, with 20 of those guests staying overnight. ServiceSpace operates the venue.

Overnight Accommodations: Confirm your overnight accommodations when you register.

Registration: Required by June 1 at

For details, visit the Facebook event page.

Contact event organizer Lisa Levinson with questions at or (215) 620-2130.

Our Sustainable Activism Campaign provides emotional resources and self-care tools for animal activists via retreats, webinars, support groups, and a support line.

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