June 2-5, 2022

Mindfulness in Law Society DEI Collaborative Spring Rejuvenation Retreat: Mindfulness, Movement and Nature for Lawyer Well-Being

with Cindy Pensoneau and Stephanie Lewis


Cindy Pensoneau


Stephanie Lewis


MILS invites you to consider attending the DEI Collaborative Spring Rejuvenation Retreat: Mindfulness, Movement and Nature for Lawyer Well-Being on June 2 - June 5, 2022 at Gray Bear Lodge in middle Tennessee.

This retreat combines mindfulness, body movement and an experience of nature with time-honored techniques and technologies for continuing legal education to cultivate optimal resilience and improved mental acuity. Dual/ethics credit CLE approval pending in Tennessee for 13.75 hours.

To provide safety and due care to all participants, attendees have private accommodations, open air learning and dining, and all persons attending and on staff will be fully vaccinated and provide negative COVID tests prior to departure and upon arrival. COVID protocols for the retreat can be found here.

Questions? Call Cindy Pensoneau at 901-334-1434.

Capacity is significantly limited to honor the most careful COVID-19 protocols. Sign up early for one of our cozy cabins. All meals, yoga, meditation, sauna, and natural hot tub included in lodging rates below.

Massage available at additional charge.

Nestled in the foothills of Tennessee, Gray Bear Lodge is known for its simplicity and natural beauty. Featuring hiking trails and waterfalls, spring-fed hot tub, wood-fired sauna and gourmet vegetarian cuisine, Gray Bear has been a source of vibrant health for 26 years. It is a scenic 2-hour drive from Nashville and 3 hours from Memphis.

Who should attend: Open to all (Note: Not just attorney’s : You need not be a lawyer to attend this retreat: All are welcome)

Workshop Pricing:

Early bird pricing is $950 per person for those who pay their $250 non-refundable deposit by March 1, 2022 which is required by Gray Bear (balance due 30 days prior to retreat), and $1,100 for reservations made after March 1, 2022. Please note that we need 10 registrants by March 1 to secure space and space is limited so register today!

Space is limited. Price includes tuition, private lodging, meals and full use of facilities. Confirmation letter and additional information (including directions to Gray Bear) will be sent with enrollment

Workshop Sign-up Form

We'll begin with guests arriving Thursday June 2nd between 1:00 to 4:00, 4 to 6 presentation. Dinner is served at 6:15. We finish our retreat on Sunday with brunch / checkout at 2:00.(*) Gray Bear is a two hour drive from the Nashville airport, 3.5 hours from Memphis so please plan arrival time/ departure time with this in mind.

Cindy Pensoneau, JD, YTT is an experienced facilitator and trainer, Cindy regularly leads events focused on professional development and personal effectiveness in legal, corporate and nature settings.

Stephanie Lewis is a LiveWellFlow Founder; Mindfulness & Wellness Coach & Instructor

Gray Bear is home to 400 acres of rolling hills, thick forest, natural springs, and even a waterfall. You can experience the wonders of nature while sitting in a hand-built wood fire sauna; hear the silence of nature's symphony lying on a hammock while curled under a blanket; and revel in clear air and water while using shower outdoors.

With all of this nature we have some suggestions to consider when packing:

  • Working flashlight ...it gets dark with only the light of the stars to guide you!
  • A bathing suit ... good for the hot tub, sauna, and Watsu massage pool
  • Water bottle ...Gray Bear does not use disposable cups. Purified water is available in the Main House and the Yoga Room
  • A bath robe/sarong
  • House slippers or socks to wear indoors ...no shoes inside please
  • Comfortable walking shoes/sandals for an inspired nature hike
  • Warm clothing ...mornings & evenings can be cool
  • Comfortable clothes for exercising/yoga

Please do not bring any drugs, alcohol, or pets. Gray Bear is a non-smoking, pet-free and alcohol-free facility.

Read more about Gray Bear.