SETTLING THE MIND & WAKING UP THE BODY with Michael Stone

The Christine Center, W8303 Mann Rd, Willard, WI 54493

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44 reviews
Mar 24 - 27, 2017
Group size: 10 - 55
SETTLING THE MIND & WAKING UP THE BODY with Michael Stone
The Christine Center, W8303 Mann Rd, Willard, WI 54493

44 reviews

$530
Mar 24 - 27, 2017
Group size: 10 - 55

About this trip

A 4-day Yoga & Meditation Retreat with Michael Stone in the north woods of Wisconsin. Friday, March 24-Monday, March 27th


Develop a meditation practice that’s grounded in the body. Discover the non-conceptual nature of the mind, deep settling of the body, and the support of community. You will experience the benefits of mindfulness meditation in the context of a retreat. The retreat will include periods of silence, sitting meditation, walking meditation, and a slow and precise approach to yoga postures.


This retreat is organized to give new students plenty of support in establishing a meditation practice and making the links between settling the mind while using yoga postures as vehicles to look deeply into our lives. Retreats are where most students experience breakthroughs in their practice.


Shôken Michael Stone illuminates the ancient teachings and practices of Vipassana meditation, yoga and Mahayana Buddhism for a postmillennial age. Internationally recognized as a transformative visionary, teacher and agent of social change, his work manifests the fusion of committed spiritual practice and social action.  To learn more about Michael visit www.michaelstoneteaching.com

What’s included

Includes 3 nights at the Christine Center, nine vegetarian meals, yoga, meditation and retreat cost/dana to Michael. 


As space is limited, to keep retreat rates low, double rooms are provided.  As we strive to be an open and inclusive community, accepting and supporting diversity in age, race, physical and mental abilities, as well as sexual orientation and gender identity we welcome requests regarding accommodation. If you would like a single room please email info@andrearussell.com  If you are coming as a group and would like to request a room with three beds, there are several modern hermitages that sleep three.


RETREAT SCHEDULE


FRIDAY

4:00-6:45 pm Arrival

5:30-6:30 pm Dinner

7:00-9:00 pm Welcome, talk, meditation


SATURDAY & SUNDAY

7:30-8:00 am Meditation

8:00 am Breakfast

9:30 am-12:00 pm Yoga Practice

12:30 Lunch

1:30-2:30 pm Free time 

2:30-4:00 pm Meditation

4:00-5:00 pm Dharma Talk

5:30 pm Dinner

7:00-8:00 pm Meditation


MONDAY

7:00-8:00 Meditation

8:00 am Breakfast

9:30 am-12:00 pm Yoga Practice & Closing circle

noon Lunch

1:00 Depart


TRAVEL + ARRIVAL INFORMATION

Please plan to arrive at The Christine Center between 4:00-6:45 pm on Friday, March 24th. A welcome dinner is served at 5:30 pm and the retreat begins at 7 pm.  The retreat closes on Monday, March 27th after lunch. 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.

REFUND POLICY

Refunds up to two weeks prior to retreat will be honored. After March 9th 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.


*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

Rustic Hermitages Double Occupancy
only 2 left

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

$530
Camping

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

$465
Commuter

For locals and off site guests, you may register without lodging.

$425
Modern Hermitage
Sold Out

Modern hermitages have twin beds, bathrooms and kitchenettes.

$570
$530

Rustic Hermitages Double Occupancy
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Who’s Going


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    Karen Possley
    I have looked forward to attending a retreat at Christine Center for a long time. And the bonus that you and Michael are the facilitators is a true bonus.
    Mar 18, 2017

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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