Since 2009, we have walked with thousands of people who have experienced devastating losses in their lives – loss of children, grandchildren, parents, siblings, friends, suicide losses; and non-death losses such as divorce, children with drug addictions, loss of health, and other devastating losses.

The Spark of Life Grief Recovery Retreat is a rejuvenating experience that awakens the of hope and living forward after loss.  Each Spark of Life Retreat, whether in-person or virtual, is open to anyone 18 years of age and older, with any background and any loss. Every participant is accepted as they are, and where they are on their grief journey. Come alone or with a loved one, and come expecting hope to live forward.
Upcoming 2021 In-Person Retreats:
TBA November 1
TBA November 1
In-Person Retreat:
Couples Only
October 15-18
Waco, Texas
Virtual Retreat:
# 1
Virtual Retreat:
# 2
The Experience of Living Forward

When a group of hurting and soul-searching grievers come together under a judgement free and compassionately led group - unveilings and hope appear. Spark of Life Retreats have and can give real hope to Live Forward. Watch the videos as these retreat participants share their experiences at a Spark of Life Retreat.

The Virtual Retreat Experience

Since Covid-19 emerged, Spark of Life is now adding the Virtual Grief Recovery Retreat, in the comfort and safety of one’s home, as an option for those with loss. These retreats will have the same healing focus, collective engagements, methodology, and Spark of Life special touches as our 106 in-person retreats have had.

There will be a limit of 20 participants per retreat. All the material and strategies that have helped over 1400 people  to live forward will be utilized. The schedule and materials given will be identical to the in-person retreat.

The  Spark of Life team is committed to provide the same quality experience to each participant.

Check out the video above as Co-Founder David Mathews gives details about the Virtual Grief Recovery Retreat.

Also listen to what others are saying about the Spark of Life Grief Recovery Retreat by clicking on the videos above by retreat participants.

Register for one of the Spark of Life Virtual Retreats below.

Virtual Retreat Registration
In-Person Retreat Registration

What to Expect

Whether virtual or in-person, each Spark of Life Grief Recovery Retreat is characterized by acceptance of each participant – no matter your loss, background, or any other factor.

The purpose of  each retreat: To give hope, that although life can never be the same after loss, life can be rich, fulfilling, and meaningful again.

We CAN Live Forward after horrific loss. We will supply each participant with materials, practical strategies, and group interactions to deal with the hurts and pain of your loss, to help you climb out of that ‘pit of grief.’

Once you register for your particular retreat, you will receive an email with specific details for your retreat.


No matter what you are going through or if you just have a question, we are here to support.  Contact us using the form and we will respond as soon as possible.





P.O. Box 276
Thompson's Station, TN 37179
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