SETTLING THE MIND & WAKING UP THE BODY with Michael Stone

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

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Andrea Russell
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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

Andrea Russell
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8 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

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

only 2 left
$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

Modern hermitages have twin beds, bathrooms and kitchenettes.

Sold Out
$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
8 reviews
My hope is to inspire people to live healthier, more wholehearted lives, through Ayurveda, yoga, and meditation. I began practicing yoga and meditation in 1996 and have been teaching since 2000. My yoga teaching draws from the Krishnamacharya lineage, having completed teacher trainings in Alignment, Ashtanga, and Therapeutic Yoga. I am registered with Yoga Alliance at the 500-E level. My primary teachers are Scott Anderson and Michael Stone. My classes integrate meditation and a mindful approach to asana that brings attention to anatomy, optimal alignment, breath, and inner awareness. This practice cultivates abounding health in body and mind while inspiring you to live a more grounded and compassionate life. If you prefer an individual or therapeutic approach, my private yoga lessons address the intricacies of adapting the practice to honor individual needs and health concerns. I am the Assistant Director and a lead instructor for Alignment Yoga’s teacher training programs. I offer a variety of trainings, workshops, and retreats, both locally and abroad. Additionally, I am a licensed massage therapist specializing in Neurovascular and Aroma Acupoint Therapy. My studies continue in Ayurveda, India’s science of longevity and health. I am currently enrolled in Kripalu’s School of Ayurveda and also have had the privilege of studying with Dr. Robert Svoboda and Dr. Claudia Welch. I have a deep love for travel, local food, and spending time with my pitbull Lucy. I look forward to working together. Gratefully, Andrea

Reviews

This was a weekend to completely unplug from your daily life and focus on self-care and mindfulness, while creating community with like-minded people. Andrea is one of the best yoga instructors I've had in 12 years of yoga practice and is an excellent leader.
This was a wonderful experience. I knew it would be great with Andrea, but it exceeded my expectations! I loved every part of the retreat. The center was great, and the sisters were lovely,,,,wouldn't change a thing! Thanks so much :)
Loved it! Such a beautiful space. Everything about it was great; the people, food, trails, library, and all the space the Christine Center had to offer. Andrea is full of such great wisdom! I love learning with her
I learned so much over the weekend and was shocked at how quickly my mind settled and my body woke up! Thankful for the teaching by Michael Stone.
Extremely worthwhile and well organized event. A remote comfortable setting with a variety of delicious and nicely presented food.
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