THE ART OF SELF-CARE Ayurveda, Yoga & Meditation Retreat

Willard, WI, United States

AR
Andrea Russell
  • Facebook verified
58 reviews
Nov 20 - 22, 2020
Group size: 1 - 20
THE ART OF SELF-CARE Ayurveda, Yoga & Meditation Retreat
Willard, WI, United States

Andrea Russell
  • Facebook verified
58 reviews

$615
Nov 20 - 22, 2020
Group size: 1 - 20

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.


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.


Holistic nutritionist and chef, Lauren Moltebano, of The Vibrant Veg, will be creating all of the nourishing, delicious, and vegetarian meals for this retreat.


(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 and meditation classes and 6 vegetarian meals.


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


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 NOTE

To protect the safety of all participants, individuals will not be matched with roommates. If you are attending the retreat on your own, please reserve a single occupancy accommodation. You may choose a double or triple occupancy if you are attending the retreat with a family member or friend. 


Prior to registering for the retreat, please read The Christine Center's Health & Safety Protocol. Throughout the retreat social distancing of 6 feet will be practiced and masks will be required to be worn by staff, teachers and participants. While within the main building noble silence will be practiced while conversations will be encouraged outdoors.


Participants must bring their own yoga mat, yoga strap and meditation cushion. While practicing on one's yoga mat, masks are optional though must be worn when stepping off the mat.


It is recommended, though not required, to obtain a Covid-19 test the week or two prior to the retreat. If it is deemed unsafe to hold the retreat in-person, the retreat will be held online at a discounted rate with the option for a full refund if you choose.

**All participant information must be complete to secure your retreat registration. Please fill out the registration application in its entirety. 

Available Packages

Modern Hermitage Single
only 3 left

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

$615
Modern Hermitage Double
only 1 left

Modern hermitages have electricity, a bathroom with shower and a furnished kitchenette. You may only choose double occupancy if you are coming with a family member or friend you plan to share the hermitage with. 

$495
Modern Hermitage Triple
6 left

Modern hermitages have electricity, a bathroom with shower and a furnished kitchenette. You may only choose double occupancy if you are coming with a family member or friend you plan to share the hermitage with. 

$485
Main House Single
4 left

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

$600
Main House Double
12 left

Main house double rooms are located within the main building, have a bathroom and skylights. You may only choose double occupancy if you are coming with a family member or friend you plan to share the room with. 

$485
Guest Room Single
only 1 left

Single guest rooms are fully private rooms within a home or modern hermitage that share a full onsite bathroom.

Rumi is a hermitage with two bedrooms and shared bath (shared by two people).
Mary's Villa is a home with four bedrooms and two bathrooms (shared by 2-4 people).

$515
Rustic Hermitage Single
4 left

Rustic hermitages have electricity and a porta-potty. A shared modern bathroom facility is in walking distance.

$500
Rustic Hermitage Double
4 left

Rustic hermitages have electricity and a porta-potty. A shared modern bathroom facility is in walking distance. You may only choose double occupancy if you are coming with a family member or friend you plan to share the hermitage with. 

$450
Camping
only 1 left

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

$395
Commuter with Meals

This option is for those who would like to attend the retreat but stay off-site.  

$365
$615

Modern Hermitage Single

Your Organizer


AR
Andrea Russell
58 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

Perfect timing given all that is going on the world. I found it incredibly comforting and helpful to practice in community with superb guidance from Andrea and Cheryl. The Christine Center is truly sacred space.
As usual my experience is better each time I get to be a part of Andrea’s retreats! The food at The Christine Center is so delicious and nutritious I want to learn how to cook like they do there! Sheryl was a perfect addition to this retreat. I’ve never met her before and she is such a smart woman and explains things so well. I’d actually like to talk to her one on one! Thank you Andrea and Sheryl for being a great team. I learn more every visit! Love, Sid🙏
Thank you for a great retreat! Your knowledge and understanding of human anatomy was insightful and beneficial. You created a wonderful environment for stretching our hearts and minds.
Andrea's attention to detail made everything about the experience flow without a hitch. Once at the retreat center, which was beautiful, quiet and supportive to relaxation and reflection, Andrea provided a balance of structure and down time. The food was delicious and healthy. The environment stunning and breathtaking. The leader was skillful, accommodating to the needs of the diverse group of learners. Without hesitation, I highly recommend!
Andrea Russell was fantastic as a yoga and ayurveda instructor. The retreat was well organized, inspiring and intimate.
Show More Reviews

References

My time at the Christine Center for Andrea's retreat was just wonderful. I came away not just feeling refreshed and centered, but with actual tools to move forward with...and so much to think about! Andrea embodies all of the things she talks about, you can see it...feel it. Her knowledge of Ayurveda, the body, nature, and how it all ties into each other, is incredible. Anyone who has the opportunity to experience learning from Andrea should make it a priority to do so!
By Shana Miles on Oct 04, 2019