For this retreat, Kiley is excited to be joined by Betsy Winter, mother to Eliza who passed away in 2015. Betsy attended the most recent RTZ Women's Retreat at Aldermarsh in May 2018. She brings unique gifts to our group, especially a dance expression called Nia, which she looks forward to sharing with you.
Kiley Krekorian Hanish, OTD, OTR/L
Kiley is a bereaved mother and occupational therapist living in Los Angeles. Kiley and her husband Sean are creators of the film Return to Zero starring Minnie Driver and Paul Adelstein. It is based on their personal experience of their son Norbert, who was stillborn, and is the first movie to tackle the taboo subject of stillbirth.
Kiley has hosted 11 Return to Zero Women’s Retreats since 2014 and is inspired by the community and transformation that happens at these retreats. She is also passionate about raising awareness of perinatal loss and improving the support families receive in the hospital as well as in the community.
Through the journey of losing her daughter, Eliza, Betsy began the quest to embody the concept of “the Both” and “the And”- how during our darkest moments, we can simultaneously walk in the light and find moments of joy and gratitude. Betsy is a licensed Nia instructor and trained in perinatal death and bereavement support through Resolve Through Sharing. She offers healing movement and sacred rituals to help support bereaved mothers as they walk the road of grief and healing.