CENTERING DOWN Ayurveda, Yoga & Meditation Retreat

Willard, WI, United States

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Andrea Russell
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Sep 8 - 10, 2017
Group size: 1-45
CENTERING DOWN Ayurveda, Yoga & Meditation Retreat
Willard, WI, United States

Andrea Russell
  • Email address verified
  • Facebook verified
26 reviews

$420
Sep 8 - 10, 2017
Group size: 1-45

About this trip

Going on retreat offers an opportunity to let down the stresses of life, to be nourished by the north woods, and deepen your yoga, meditation, and pranayama practices. In the September retreat you will learn Ayurvedic  lifestyle and practice recommendations to align harmoniously with the season, so your health and well-being may flourish.


Susan Marie, a state-licensed esthetician and Ayurvedic bodyworker, will be joining Andrea on retreat offering Ayurvedic abhyanga massage and skin care consultations.  To schedule a session while on retreat, contact Susan at wihkny11@gmail.com

The Christine Center, 3 hours northwest from Madison, is nestled in the tranquil woods of northern Wisconsin on 125 acres, offering a nurturing and supportive environment for deepening practice and connection. The retreat center is run by a group of Franciscan nuns and for 30 years has been a center open to all paths of faith and spirituality.


(10-hours of continuing education are available for Yoga Alliance registered teachers)

What’s included

RETREAT SCHEDULE

The retreat package includes two nights stay at the Christine Center, all Ayurveda, yoga &meditation classes and 7 vegetarian meals. Individual Ayurvedic abhyanga massages and facials are an additional cost. 



FRIDAY
3:30-6:45 pm Arrival
5:30 pm Dinner
7:00-9:00 pm Ayurveda, Yoga + Meditation

SATURDAY

8:00 am Breakfast
9:00-12:00 pm Ayurveda, Yoga + Meditation
12:30 pm Lunch
1:30-3:00 pm Free time
3:00-5:00 pm Ayurveda, Yoga + Meditation
5:30 pm Dinner
7:00-8:00 pm Meditation

SUNDAY
8:00 am Breakfast
9:00-12:00 am Ayurveda, Yoga + Meditation
12:30 pm Lunch
1:30 pm Depart


REFUND POLICY
Refunds up to two weeks prior to retreat will be honored. After August 25th no refunds will be made. You may find another participant to take your place in the retreat or if there is a wait list and your spot can be filled, then reimbursement may be possible.

TRAVEL + ARRIVAL INFORMATION
Please plan to arrive at The Christine Center between 3:30-6:45 pm on Friday, September 8th. A welcome dinner is served at 5:30 pm and the first yoga class begins on at 7 pm. On Sunday, September 10th, class ends at noon with a departure lunch at 12:30 pm. If you would like to also stay Sunday night, additional reservations can be made through the Christine Center.

The Christine Center is nestled on 125 acres of tranquil woodlands in north central Wisconsin, located at W8303 Mann Road in Willard. Traveling by car is about a 2.5-3 hour drive from Madison.

*Please bring a yoga mat & meditation cushion.


**All participant information must be complete to secure your retreat registration. Please fill out the registration application in its entirety. 

Available Packages

Modern Hermitage Double
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Modern hermitages have electricity, a bathroom with shower and a furnished kitchenette.

$420
Modern Hermitage Triple
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Modern hermitages have electricity, a bathroom with shower and a furnished kitchenette.

$410
Guest House Double
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Guest houses have private baths and skylights.

$415
Guest House Single
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Single Guest Houses have private bedrooms.

$525
Rustic Hermitage Single
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Rustic hermitages have electricity. A shared modern bathroom facility is in walking distance.

$425
Rustic Hermitage Double
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Rustic hermitages have electricity. A shared modern bathroom facility is in walking distance.

$390
Commuter

The commuter package is for those that live close by and includes all meals though no lodging.

$315
Camping

Camping several areas are set aside for tent camping. A shared modern bathroom facility is in walking distance.

$320
$420

Modern Hermitage Double
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Andrea Russell
26 reviews
My hope is to inspire people to live healthier, more wholehearted lives, through Ayurveda, yoga, and meditation. I began practicing yoga and meditation in 1996 and have been teaching since 2000. My yoga teaching draws from the Krishnamacharya lineage, having completed teacher trainings in Alignment, Ashtanga, and Therapeutic Yoga. I am registered with Yoga Alliance at the 500-E level. My primary teachers are Scott Anderson and Michael Stone. My classes integrate meditation and a mindful approach to asana that brings attention to anatomy, optimal alignment, breath, and inner awareness. This practice cultivates abounding health in body and mind while inspiring you to live a more grounded and compassionate life. If you prefer an individual or therapeutic approach, my private yoga lessons address the intricacies of adapting the practice to honor individual needs and health concerns. I am the Assistant Director and a lead instructor for Alignment Yoga’s teacher training programs. I offer a variety of trainings, workshops, and retreats, both locally and abroad. Additionally, I am a licensed massage therapist specializing in Neurovascular and Aroma Acupoint Therapy. My studies continue in Ayurveda, India’s science of longevity and health. I am currently enrolled in Kripalu’s School of Ayurveda and also have had the privilege of studying with Dr. Robert Svoboda and Dr. Claudia Welch. I have a deep love for travel, local food, and spending time with my pitbull Lucy. I look forward to working together. Gratefully, Andrea

Reviews

I really couldn’t have asked for a better week. The setting was beautiful, the rooms we comfortable, the food was excellent and Andrea’s program was thoughtful, fulfilling and inspiring. This was my second retreat with Andrea and I can’t wait for the next one, highly recommend!
DB
My time in Bali was truly an experience that I will always treasure. The accommodations at the Shala Bali were very comfortable. Mind the daily removal of frogs and the water on the bathroom floor after a rain, these could be put aside as the meals, the pool, and the staff were superior. I liked too that the Shala was set away from the hustle and bustle of Ubud, nestled in the rice paddies. When describing the yoga teachings and meditation; professional and knowledgeable about the practice of yoga and its sister Ayurveda. In addition, daily meditation brought a sense of calm to my personal well-being.
I had a wonderful experience. Andrea is very knowledgeable and she cares about her clients. I loved the fact we were able to expand our knowelege on self care and a new culture..
The retreat weekend was lovely from start to finish. So grateful for the learning, yoga, and opportunities for stillness. Andrea brings the superb mix of quiet gentleness, fun, knowledge and wisdom - I thrive on her presence. Christine Center is an integral ingredient to the beauty and nourishment of this retreat. As always, feeling grateful.
DS
Amazing experience, special place with incredible instructor!
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