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

Willard, WI, United States

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Andrea Russell
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29 reviews
Nov 30 - Dec 2, 2018
Group size: 1 - 45
THE ART OF SELF-CARE Ayurveda, Yoga & Meditation Retreat
Willard, WI, United States

Andrea Russell
  • Email address verified
29 reviews

$440
Nov 30 - Dec 2, 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 December retreat 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.


Kathy McAlister, certified Ayurvedic Practioner and bodyworker, will be joining Andrea on retreat offering Ayurvedic introductory health consults, abhyanga massage and marma therapy sessions. To schedule a session while on retreat, contact Kathy at causesofhappiness@gmail.com


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

The retreat package includes two nights stay at the Christine Center, all Ayurveda, yoga &meditation classes and 7 vegetarian meals. Individual Ayurvedic health consults and abhyanga massages are an additional cost. 


RETREAT SCHEDULE


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


REFUND POLICY
Refunds up to two weeks prior to retreat will be honored. After November 17th 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, December 1st. A welcome dinner is served at 5:30 pm and the first yoga class begins on at 7 pm. On Sunday, December 3rd, 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
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Modern hermitages have electricity, a bathroom with shower and a furnished kitchenette.

$440
Modern Hermitage Triple
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Modern hermitages have electricity, a bathroom with shower and a furnished kitchenette.

$430
Guest House Single
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Single Guest Houses have private bedrooms.

$545
Guest House Double
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Guest houses have private baths and skylights.

$435
Guest Room Single
4 left

A private guest room with a shared onsite bathroom with 2-4 other guests.

$480
Rustic Hermitage Single
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Rustic hermitages have electricity. A shared modern bathroom facility is in walking distance.

$445
Rustic Hermitage Double
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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 and camper camping. A shared modern bathroom facility is in walking distance.

$340
$440

Modern Hermitage Double
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Andrea Russell
29 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

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.
EB
I had a wonderful time the people were great and the food was delicious. The place itself was lovely as well as the surrounding community. Andrea is a wonderful inspirational teacher/guide. I am able to incorporate some of the things I learned there into my classrooms.
I really couldn’t have asked for a better week. The setting was beautiful, the rooms we comfortable, the food was excellent and Andrea’s program was thoughtful, fulfilling and inspiring. This was my second retreat with Andrea and I can’t wait for the next one, highly recommend!
DB
My time in Bali was truly an experience that I will always treasure. The accommodations at the Shala Bali were very comfortable. Mind the daily removal of frogs and the water on the bathroom floor after a rain, these could be put aside as the meals, the pool, and the staff were superior. I liked too that the Shala was set away from the hustle and bustle of Ubud, nestled in the rice paddies. When describing the yoga teachings and meditation; professional and knowledgeable about the practice of yoga and its sister Ayurveda. In addition, daily meditation brought a sense of calm to my personal well-being.
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