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

Willard, WI, United States

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Andrea Russell
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Dec 4 - 6, 2020
Group size: 1 - 45
THE ART OF SELF-CARE Ayurveda, Yoga & Meditation Retreat
Willard, WI, United States

Andrea Russell
  • Facebook verified
58 reviews

$440
Dec 4 - 6, 2020
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

RETREAT SCHEDULE

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. 



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 20th no refunds will be made. 


TRAVEL + ARRIVAL INFORMATION
Please plan to arrive at The Christine Center between 3:30-6:45 pm on Friday, December 4th. A welcome dinner is served at 5:30 pm and the first yoga class begins on at 7 pm. On Sunday, December 6th, 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
6 left

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

$440
Modern Hermitage Triple
6 left

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

$430
Guest House Double
6 left

Guest houses are part of the main building, and have private baths and skylights. 

$435
Guest Room Single
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A private guest room with a shared onsite bathroom with 2-4 other guests.  There are rooms reserved for female guests in the home where the sisters of the Christine Center also live as well as rooms in a separate house reserved for men. 

$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
6 left

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
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.
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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