It is astonishing to me that the retreat experience at GLS has had such a profound impact on my life.


Health & Wellness Retreat Sanctuary in Michigan

Grass Lake Sanctuary’s innovative retreat programs focus on nature, relationship building, creativity from the heart, foods for health, de-stressing and rejuvenation. Research has shown these retreats to be powerfully healing, helping participants release stress and trauma and regain life-balance and a sense of renewed joy and enthusiasm for their lives.

Our Programs

Women’s Wellness Retreats for Breast Cancer Survivors

GLS Women’s Wellness Retreats are for breast cancer survivors who have completed treatment and are looking for the next step toward life-balance. These highly restorative weekends include compassionate women’s circles, inspirational movement, therapeutic massage, self-care tools and more in the beautiful healing presence of Grass Lake Sanctuary.

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Family Retreats

GLS Family Retreats provide opportunities for families of cancer survivors to come together and reconnect with each other and nature through activities to strengthen relationships, release stress and trauma, share from the heart, and explore this beautiful natural setting together.

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Personal Growth Retreats

GLS Sanctuary Experience Retreats focus on unique, simple tools and practices for learning how to release the stresses of living and re-discover our natural states of happiness and good health.

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About Grass Lake Sanctuary

Grass Lake Sanctuary is a 145-acre nature retreat sanctuary located in Manchester, Michigan with pristine meadows, rolling hills, wooded trails, ponds, streams and gardens. Through transformational retreat programs and opportunities to participate in leading-edge land stewardship, Grass Lake Sanctuary is dedicated to helping individuals and families cultivate health and wellness over their lifetime through greater life-balance and connection. GLS is making a far-reaching impact as retreat participants and volunteers share their healing experiences and become leaders of wellness in their communities.

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Volunteer Opportunities

GLS Service Learning Days and volunteer programs provide ongoing opportunities for members of the community to experience the healing presence of Grass Lake Sanctuary.

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