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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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
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
8:00 am Breakfast
9:30 am-12:00 pm Yoga Practice & Closing circle
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.
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.
Rustic hermitages have twin beds and electricity. A shared modern bathroom facility is in walking distance.
Camping several areas are set aside for tent camping. A shared modern bathroom facility is in walking distance.
For locals and off site guests, you may register without lodging.
Modern hermitages have twin beds, bathrooms and kitchenettes.