Silent Mindfulness Weekend Retreat

Has the strain of COVID, technology, work demands, and politics taken its toll? Has been months or even years when you last had time to connect with yourself and nature? You are invited to take time out of your daily routine to nourish your mind and focus on reconnecting with yourself for a weekend in silence.

You will have the choice to partake in mindfulness practices (meditation, mindful movement/yoga, body scan, walking meditation, mindful eating), as well as explore the beautiful grounds of La Salle Manor Retreat Center. This retreat is led by Mindfulness Midwest and Margaret McGann with Melissa Leger assisting in meditation guidance.


June 11-13, 2021

Sample Itinerary and Instructors


  • 5:00 pm check-in, meeting the administration of LaSalle Manor Retreat Center
  • Dinner 6:00 pm
  • Enter into silence
  • Evening Practice


  • Morning meditation
  • Breakfast 8:30 am
  • Morning Movement/Yoga Practice
  • Lunch 12:00 pm
  • Afternoon Break: self-directed activities (maybe a napasana!)
  • Afternoon Yoga/Meditation
  • Mindful Walking: Sense and Savor
  • Dinner 5:30 pm
  • Evening Activity


  • Morning meditation
  • Breakfast 8:30 am
  • Dorm Room Cleanup
  • Morning Movement/Yoga Practice
  • Dissolving the Silence
  • Lunch 12:00 pm
  • Head home!
Mindfulness Margaret

Margaret McGann

Margaret McGann, MA, LCPC, E-RYT 500+, MSN, RN, CFM UMass Certified MBSR Teacher Founder, Mindfulness Midwest

Melissa Leger

Melissa Leger, MBA, E-RYT® 500, YACEP®MBSR Level 2 Instructor Founder, Kindpact


The silent retreat is located at the La Salle Manor in Plano, IL, just over an hour’s drive from Chicago, IL.  Nestled on 47 acres of natural landscape, La Salle Manor Retreat Center is truly a refuge from the world at large.  And along with the lake, walking paths, and labyrinth, there is an in-ground heated pool.



Rate: $299 per person. 

Early Bird Discount: $249 until April 19 at noon CST.

Price includes guidance in mindfulness practices, an individual room accommodation, meals (Friday: dinner; Saturday: breakfast, lunch, dinner; Sunday: breakfast and lunch).  Additional fees apply for special dietary needs: vegan/vegetarian/gluten-free ($2.00/person/meal).

Travel Tips and Considerations

  • Please see La Salle Manor’s COVID policy and procedures. We encourage everyone to get vaccinated before the retreat.
  • In light of COVID-19, we highly recommend getting travel insurance for any international trip to cover unforeseen circumstances.
  • Fees are fully refundable up until the cancellation deadline which is Friday, June 4, 2021 at 5:00 pm. After that date, there will be no refunds, no exceptions. If the minimum number of participants (20) is not met by June 4th, a full refund will be granted to those that have registered.


Registration is handled directly with Mindfulness Midwest. Please contact Margaret McGann with any questions around registration or the retreat.

You will be taken to the Mindfulness Midwest registration page for the retreat.

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