Center Down Ayurveda, Yoga & Meditation Retreat

Willard, WI, United States

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44 reviews
Sep 27 - 29, 2019
Group size: 1 - 25
Center Down Ayurveda, Yoga & Meditation Retreat
Willard, WI, United States

44 reviews

$440
Sep 27 - 29, 2019
Group size: 1 - 25

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 + Orientation

SATURDAY
7:30 am Meditation

8:00 am Breakfast
9:00-10:00 am Ayurveda Talk
10:00-12:00 pm Yoga Practice
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
7:30 am Meditation
8:00 am Breakfast
9:00-11:00 am Yoga Practice
11:00-12:00 pm Closing Circle
12:30 pm Lunch
1:30 pm Depart

REFUND POLICY
Refunds up to two weeks prior to retreat will be honored, after September 13th no refunds will be made.

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
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There is one hermitage available to share with a male gender individual.
And one hermitage left available to share with a female gender individual and her small dog.

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

$440
Modern Hermitage Triple
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Modern hermitages have electricity, a bathroom with shower and a furnished kitchenette.

$430
Main House Double
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Main house double rooms are located within the main building, have a bathroom and skylights.

$435
Main House Single
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Main house single rooms are located within the main building, have a bathroom and skylights.

$545
Guest Room Single
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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
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Rustic hermitages have electricity and a porta-potty. A shared modern bathroom facility is in walking distance.

$445
Rustic Hermitage Double
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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 camping. A shared modern bathroom facility is in walking distance.

$340
$440

Modern Hermitage Double

Your Organizer


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Andrea Russell
44 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 , fist time at the Christine Center and meeting Andrea Russell. The setting was amazing but even better was our instruction and program with Andrea Russel - I had an amazing time and will be back.
Beautiful location, if a bit remote. Tranquil surroundings, healthful meals, and amazing yoga and meditation instruction.
I had a great weekend in Willard WI with Andrea Russell and the other people who attended her retreat May 3-5, 2019. The yoga sessions were excellent and the meditation was very special. The helpful and useful information regarding Ayurvedic principles gave me much to think about. We were blessed with warmth and sunshine for the retreat. Attendees could choose to be in silence for part or all of the weekend and of course during yoga and meditation it makes sense to not talk. I was surprised that outside of the group sessions silence was required at the beginning and end of the day. I went with a friend to be able to re-connect with her and found silence cumbersome in that regard.
MF
This is a fantastic retreat at a wonderful location.
Christine Center was lovely, except for the tick threat (and some people actually got ticks embedded). The sisters were wonderful, bed comfortable and yoga company was mellow to be around. I assume there will be a questionnaire for the actual retreat activities.
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