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)
The retreat package includes two nights stay at the Christine Center, all Ayurveda, yoga &meditation classes and 7 vegetarian meals.
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.
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.
Modern hermitages have electricity, a bathroom with shower and a furnished kitchenette.
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.
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.
Main House rooms are part of the main building and have private baths and skylights.
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.
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.
Rustic hermitages have electricity. A shared modern bathroom facility is in walking distance.
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.
The commuter package is for those that live close by and includes all meals though no lodging.
Camping several areas are set aside for tent and camper camping. A shared modern bathroom facility is in walking distance.