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Nature: A Biomimicry Retreat

Monday, April 17 - Friday, April 21
10:30 am - 3:00 pm






Presenter: Gloria Rivera, IHM, MA
Nature is a wonderful teacher and can often model to us
not only good design – Velcro, for example, was inspired by
burr needles – but also shed light on our relationship with
God and our spirituality. We have come to know this process
of using nature as a guide to elements in life as “biomimicry.”
In this retreat, participants will have the opportunity to reflect
on their own religious traditions and spirituality while
spending time daily inviting nature as a model, mentor and
teacher. Participants will have opportunities to reconnect
with Nature in a prayerful, reflective context.
Gloria Rivera, IHM, MA holds a master’s degree in religious
studies and has received training in spiritual direction. As the
former coordinator of Great Lakes Bioneers Detroit, an
organization that supports sustainable communities, she
believes that social justice and environmental justice are one
movement. She has been a student of biomimicry for the past
six years and will share some of the insights she has gained from
her studies.

Nature A BIOMIMICRY RETREAT April 17 – 21, 2023

Maxis IHM Spirituality Center
17380 Grange Road
Riverview, Michigan 48193

Morning sessions: 10:30-noon
Afternoon sessions: 2:30-4 p.m.

Evening sessions Tuesday
and Thursday: 6-7 p.m.
The retreat will end at 3 p.m. April 21.
Doors open 30 minutes before sessions begin.

Onsite overnight accommodations are an additional $200 and include breakfast. For information,
contact Maxis IHM Spirituality Center at or leave a voice message
at 734-250-8314.

For the safety of all participants, COVID-19 protocols are in place and are consistent with the guidance
of the CDC and the Michigan Department of Health.