CENTERING DOWN Ayurveda, Yoga & Meditation Retreat

Willard, WI, United States

AR
Andrea Russell
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32 reviews
Sep 7 - 9, 2018
Group size: 1 - 45
CENTERING DOWN Ayurveda, Yoga & Meditation Retreat
Willard, WI, United States

Andrea Russell
  • Email address verified
32 reviews

$440
Sep 7 - 9, 2018
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. In the September retreat you will learn Ayurvedic  lifestyle and practice recommendations to align harmoniously with the season, so your health and well-being may flourish.

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. Individual Ayurvedic abhyanga massages and facials are an additional cost. 



FRIDAY
3:30-6:45 pm Arrival
5:30 pm Dinner
7:00-9:00 pm Ayurveda, Yoga + Meditation

SATURDAY

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

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


AYURVEDIC SPA SERVICES

Individual Ayurvedic abhyanga massages and marma facials are available at an additional cost. To schedule a session while on retreat, please contact Kathy McAlister  at causesofhappiness@gmail.com


REFUND POLICY
Refunds up to two weeks prior to retreat will be honored. After August 25th 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, September 8th. A welcome dinner is served at 5:30 pm and the first yoga class begins on at 7 pm. On Sunday, September 10th, 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 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 2 left

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
Sold Out

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

$430
Guest House Double
5 left

Guest houses have private baths and skylights.

$435
Guest House Single
5 left

Single Guest Houses have private bedrooms.

$545
Rustic Hermitage Single
only 2 left

Rustic hermitages have electricity. A shared modern bathroom facility is in walking distance.

$445
Rustic Hermitage Double
6 left

Rustic hermitages have electricity. 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
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Your Organizer


AR
Andrea Russell
32 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

JS
What an amazing retreat! From the moment I registered to the moment I returned to the airport a week later, every detail for our comfort and ease was taken into account. Many thanks to Karen for her vision for AHKí and seeing it through with such exquisite attention! Andrea Russell is a supremely gifted yoga and meditation teacher. Her instruction of Alignment Yoga and meditation provided rich insights into my body, mind and spirit as did her daily dharma talks on Ayurveda with experiential treats each evening. As for AHKí, such sublime comforts! The yoga shala offers spectacular views of the surrounding jungle, ocean, tropical birds, occasional gifts of friendly Howler monkey families passing through in nearby trees. Time around the pool observing birds and chatting with new friends was a daily delight. Hanging out in the hammock-chairs up in the shala for sunsets each evening imprinted indelible memories of beauty. Food was delicious and photo-worthy; our rooms were spacious and beautiful; the beds & pillows were wonderfully comfortable. (OMG, the open-air showers were incredible!) While there was an option to go into town each afternoon, I chose to luxuriate at AHKí on most days as it is truly a special sanctuary; however, I joined the group one afternoon for an enjoyable kayaking outing. One afternoon, I opted for a fantastic massage there at AHKí; Karen provides a menu of available masseuses with various specialties. The entire week deeply nourished and restored me on every level. I will most certainly return on another retreat with Andrea Russell at AHKí! Blessings to all! Julia
The entire trip was fantastic. Andrea is a well spring of yogic and ayurvedic knowledge, the location is beautiful with monkeys and birds, delicious food, the beaches, the chocolate, swimming in the infinity pool while the sun , the yoga, meditation, the list goes on an on. I spent the entire drive back to the airport trying to savor all of the memories, almost too many to recall. Honestly, words cannot really do this retreat justice. Life changing and inspiring. If you are reading this to figure out whether or not to commit to going, the only answer is yes. I'm now trying to figure out how to live my life like I am always on this retreat. Thank you Andrea!
Andrea is really good at what she does. She is deeply knowledgeable about the topic, has wonderful energy and is funny to boot. The Christine Center is the perfect, welcoming respite. I really enjoyed my massage and the food is delish. The accommodations are pretty rustic so if you are looking for fancy this is not the place. A lovely experience.
I enjoyed this retreat very much. Andrea sets a grounded and steady pace and gradually walks participants into deep calm. The classes were an interesting and effective part of the process, and there was also permission to miss a class if one felt the need to be by oneself. The space at the Christine Center is so lovely and the atmosphere so peaceful, it perfectly supports the retreat. And the food is delicious and healthful.
KJ
It was a breakthrough weekend for me. Andrea is knowledgable and compassionate. I recommend her retreats to anyone looking for a welcoming approach in a calm environment. Im looking forward to sitting with Andrea again soon. Thanks Andrea! Namaste.
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