AWAKEN Meditation and Yoga Retreat 2021

Willard, WI, United States

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Andrea Russell
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58 reviews
Mar 26 - 28, 2021
Group size: 1 - 20
AWAKEN Meditation and Yoga Retreat 2021
Willard, WI, United States

Andrea Russell
  • Facebook verified
58 reviews

$595
Mar 26 - 28, 2021
Group size: 1 - 20

About this trip

Join Andrea Russell and Sheryl Lilke on a meditation retreat close to home in the tranquil woods of northern Wisconsin. 


During this fully guided and supported retreat, we’ll focus on slowing down and deepening your meditation practice. Days will include gentle yoga to prepare your body for sitting, several periods of seated and walking meditation, dharma talks, and opportunities to ask questions and receive support. Much of our time together will be spent observing noble silence, enabling us to turn our attention inward and create community based on shared devotion to practice.


Each afternoon there will be free time to walk in the woods, sit on benches overlooking the pond, drink tea, read, knit, or whatever else feels relaxing and restorative.


It’s a wonderful and welcoming environment for those who are new to retreats and/or yoga and meditation.


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.


FRIDAY

  • 3:30pm to 6:45pm | Arrival
  • 5:30pm | Dinner
  • 7pm to 8:30pm | Dharma talk & meditation


SATURDAY

  • 7:30am | Meditation
  • 8am | Breakfast
  • 9am to 10:30am | Dharma talk & meditation
  • 10:30 to noon | Yoga practice
  • 12:30pm | Lunch
  • 1:30pm to 3pm | Free time
  • 3pm to 5pm | Dharma talk & meditation
  • 5:30pm | Dinner
  • 7pm to 8pm | Meditation


SUNDAY

  • 7:30am | Meditation
  • 8am | Breakfast
  • 9am to 10:00am | Dharma talk & meditation
  • 10:00 to 11:15am | Yoga
  • 11:15-12:15pm | Closing Circle
  • 12:30pm | Lunch
  • 1:30pm | Depart


REFUND POLICY
Refunds up to two weeks prior to retreat will be honored. After November 20th no refunds will be made. 


TRAVEL + ARRIVAL INFORMATION
Please plan to arrive at The Christine Center between 3:30-6:45 pm on Friday, March 26th. A welcome dinner is served at 5:30 pm and the first meditation begins on at 7 pm. On Sunday, March 28th, 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 NOTE

To protect the safety of all participants, individuals will not be matched with roommates. If you are attending the retreat on your own, please reserve a single occupancy accommodation. You may choose a double or triple occupancy if you are attending the retreat with a family member or friend. 

Prior to registering for the retreat, please read The Christine Center's Health & Safety Protocol. Throughout the retreat social distancing of 6 feet will be practiced and masks will be required to be worn by staff, teachers and participants. While within the main building noble silence will be practiced while conversations will be encouraged outdoors.

Participants must bring their own yoga mat, yoga strap and meditation cushion. While practicing on one's yoga mat, masks are optional though must be worn when stepping off the mat.

It is recommended, though not required, to obtain a Covid-19 test the week or two prior to the retreat. If it is deemed unsafe to hold the retreat in-person, the retreat will be held online at a discounted rate with the option for a full refund if you choose.

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


Available Packages

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

$595
Modern Hermitage Double
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Modern hermitages have electricity, a bathroom with shower and a furnished kitchenette. You may only choose double occupancy if you are coming with a family member or friend you plan to share the hermitage with. 

$475
Modern Hermitage Triple
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Modern hermitages have electricity, a bathroom with shower and a furnished kitchenette. You may only choose triple occupancy if you are coming with a family member or friend you plan to share the hermitage with. 

$465
Main House Single
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Main House rooms are part of the main building and have private baths and skylights.

$585
Main House Double
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Rooms in the main house are part of the main building, and have private baths and skylights. You may only choose double occupancy if you are coming with a family member or friend you plan to share the room with. 

$465
Guest Room Single
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A private guest room with a shared onsite bathroom with 2-4 other guests.  There are rooms reserved for female guests in the home where the sisters of the Christine Center also live as well as rooms in a separate house reserved for men. 

$495
Rustic Hermitage Single
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Rustic hermitages have electricity. A shared modern bathroom facility is in walking distance.

$485
Rustic Hermitage Double
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Rustic hermitages have electricity. A shared modern bathroom facility is in walking distance. You may only choose double occupancy if you are coming with a family member or friend you plan to share the hermitage with. 

$430
Commuter

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

$345
Camping

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

$385
$595

Modern Hermitage Single

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Andrea Russell
58 reviews
I’m an Ayurvedic health counselor, yoga and meditation teacher, and neurovascular therapist living in Madison, Wisconsin. I have been in private practice and teaching since 2000. My classes and retreats integrate Ayurvedic wisdom, meditation and a mindful approach to asana that brings attention to anatomy, optimal alignment, strength, breath, and inner awareness. This practice cultivates abounding health in body and mind while inspiring you to live a more grounded and compassionate life. I offer a variety of trainings, workshops, and retreats, both locally and abroad. I have a deep love for travel, local food, and spending time with my pitbull Lucy. I look forward to working together. Gratefully, Andrea P.S. Head over to http://andrearussell.com/about/ to get my full story!

Reviews

Perfect timing given all that is going on the world. I found it incredibly comforting and helpful to practice in community with superb guidance from Andrea and Cheryl. The Christine Center is truly sacred space.
As usual my experience is better each time I get to be a part of Andrea’s retreats! The food at The Christine Center is so delicious and nutritious I want to learn how to cook like they do there! Sheryl was a perfect addition to this retreat. I’ve never met her before and she is such a smart woman and explains things so well. I’d actually like to talk to her one on one! Thank you Andrea and Sheryl for being a great team. I learn more every visit! Love, Sid?
Thank you for a great retreat! Your knowledge and understanding of human anatomy was insightful and beneficial. You created a wonderful environment for stretching our hearts and minds.
Andrea's attention to detail made everything about the experience flow without a hitch. Once at the retreat center, which was beautiful, quiet and supportive to relaxation and reflection, Andrea provided a balance of structure and down time. The food was delicious and healthy. The environment stunning and breathtaking. The leader was skillful, accommodating to the needs of the diverse group of learners. Without hesitation, I highly recommend!
Andrea Russell was fantastic as a yoga and ayurveda instructor. The retreat was well organized, inspiring and intimate.
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My time at the Christine Center for Andrea's retreat was just wonderful. I came away not just feeling refreshed and centered, but with actual tools to move forward with...and so much to think about! Andrea embodies all of the things she talks about, you can see it...feel it. Her knowledge of Ayurveda, the body, nature, and how it all ties into each other, is incredible. Anyone who has the opportunity to experience learning from Andrea should make it a priority to do so!
By Shana Miles on Oct 04, 2019

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