Ayurveda, Yoga & Meditation Retreat

Willard, WI, United States

AR
52 reviews
May 1 - 3, 2020
Group size: 1 - 35
Ayurveda, Yoga & Meditation Retreat
Willard, WI, United States

52 reviews

$440
May 1 - 3, 2020
Group size: 1 - 35

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
8 left

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

$440
Modern Hermitage Triple
9 left

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

$430
Main House Double
9 left

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

$435
Guest Room Single
9 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
8 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
52 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

Wonderful retreat space, teacher and learning!
Thank you so much, Andrea. As always it was a wonderful weekend of rest and revitalization. I always learn so many useful self-care techniques on your retreats.
This was my first yoga retreat experience, and it was just what I was looking for. Comfortable (albeit sparse) accomdations, wonderful food, a beautiful setting and great program & agenda.
This was an amazing getaway. The location of the Christine Center is such a lovely space and you feel instantly calm and relaxed as you approach the facility. The weekend increases in serenity as Andrea begins her time with you. You can feel your body and mind connecting with nature and the calmness of Andrea's voice places you in such a special place of relaxation. I would highly recommend this adventure for every aspect of the retreat from what we practiced, to the facility and staff, the accommodations and the food that had me going for seconds almost every meal Wonderful memory!
Andrea is an inspirational retreat leader! I left feeling refreshed and eager to dive further into all that I had learned about Ayurveda during the retreat. The Christine Center is beautiful in its simplicity, and the shared 2 person cabin with kitchenette and bathroom/shower was quaint and comfortable. I would go back again.
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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