Ayurveda, Yoga & Meditation Retreat

Willard, WI, United States

AR
38 reviews
May 3 - 5, 2019
Group size: 1 - 45
Ayurveda, Yoga & Meditation Retreat
Willard, WI, United States

38 reviews

$440
May 3 - 5, 2019
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.  You will learn Ayurvedic self-care rituals as well as lifestyle and practice recommendations to align harmoniously with the season, so your health and well-being may flourish.


Kathy Mc Alister, certified Ayurvedic Practioner and bodyworker, will be joining Andrea on retreat offering Ayurvedic abhyanga massage and marma therapy sessions. To schedule a session while on retreat, contact Kathy at causesofhappiness@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 6 vegetarian meals. Individual Ayurvedic health consults and abhyanga massages are an additional cost. 


FRIDAY
3:30-6:45 pm Arrival
5:30 pm Dinner
7:00-9:00 pm Welcome Talk + Gentle Practice

SATURDAY

8:00 am Breakfast
9:00-10:00 am Ayurveda Talk
10:00-noon Yoga + Pranayama
12:30 pm Lunch
1:30-3:00 pm Free time
3:00-5:00 pm Ayurveda + Yoga
5:30 pm Dinner
7:00-8:00 pm Meditation

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


REFUND POLICY
Refunds up to two weeks prior to retreat will be honored. After April 15th 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.  A welcome dinner is served at 5:30 pm and the first class begins on at 7 pm. On Sunday class ends at noon followed by 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
only 3 left

Modern hermitages have electricity, a bathroom and a furnished kitchenette. Please note that two of the remaining double hermitages are a quarter mile walk or a short drive from the center. There is also one spot remaining in a double  hermitage remaining to be shared with a woman and her small dog. Email me if you have question or preferences. 

$440
Modern Hermitage Triple
Sold Out

Modern hermitages have electricity, a bathroom and a furnished kitchenette.

$430
Main House Double
only 3 left

Main house double rooms are located within the main building, have a bathroom and skylights.

$435
Guest Room Single
4 left

Single guest rooms are within a home, a short walk from the main building. These private rooms share an onsite bathroom with 2-4 other guests.

$480
Rustic Hermitage Single
only 2 left

Rustic hermitages have electricity and a porta-potty. A shared modern bathroom facility is in walking distance.

$445
Rustic Hermitage Double
8 left

Rustic hermitages have electricity and a porta-potty. A shared modern bathroom facility is in walking distance.

$410
Commuter

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

$335
Camping

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

$340
$440

Modern Hermitage Double

Your Organizer


AR
Andrea Russell
38 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

GL
I would highly recommend this experience to anyone. As a culture, we are so wrapped up in "doing" and are constantly being pulled in so many directions. Taking this chance to push the pause button and commit to a short weekend of silence, supported by Andrea and Cheryl, was an eye opening experience in helping me realize just how much our culture supports business of both the body and mind. The meditation and yoga paired so well together - each practice supporting the other. The nutritious food was vast in variety and was extremely delicious as well. This weekend helped me realize that there is so much more to a balanced life than simply finding time to relax. We have the potential to go deeper and connect with ourselves and the world around us on a deeper level. I left with many tools to feed a lifelong practice. I'm looking forward to another retreat experience in the future.
Wonderful weekend. Amazing food and excellent instruction. Will be back!
A very meaningful experience. Andrea and Sheryl were a great combination. They really complimented each other. I especially liked and appreciated the Zen teachings and interpretation. Christine Center was also wonderful as usual. Great food!!! Thank you.
Andrea is a master teacher and a lovely human. My experience was nothing less than transformational. I look forward to the next time I can practice with her at another retreat.
WN
The retreat was well-organized. The teachers for the retreat were knowledgable and able to convey their knowledge in an understandable, practice-based way. And, as always it was lovley being back at The Christine Center. The food was excellent. I would definitley sign up for another retreat with Andrea and Cheryl. Well done!
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