Retreat Program Calendar

Retreat Programs with the potential to awe, transform, and heal

The Christine Center welcomes everyone to come and participate in retreat programs with the potential to awe, transform, and heal. Learn new skills, discover ways to grow spiritually, experience new depths of understanding. If you’re being nudged towards deeper meaning, step out of daily life for a few days to learn with others in a spirit of deep community support.

Our facilitators are experienced and skilled. Lots of wisdom is found here.

Please note: Schedule is subject to change.

To register, please call 715.267.7507 or email

Retreat programs begin Friday evening after supper, usually at 7 p.m. and end Sunday morning after brunch, at 12 noon, unless otherwise noted.

 Awaken Your Intuition

December 4-6

With Aveen Banich

De-stress, Restore your inner peace, nourish your body, and expand your vision. Create spaciousness thru gentle and relaxing yoga practices. Access the courage to press pause and look within. Create your own personal pause prescription to begin your New Year right. Expand your vision and align with your purpose.  Learn More

Yoga Nidra: The Healing Power of Extreme Relaxation and Effortless Meditation

December 7-8 (Monday-Tuesday)

With Roberta Hodges

Yoga Nidra is the most powerful relaxation technique known. It means conscious deep sleep. Experience supreme relaxation of body and the most profound stillness of mind that brings you to an effortless meditative state. This transforming, deep, blissful state of consciousness is the perfect condition for physical and emotional healing. It is helpful in treating diseases and exhaustion caused by stress.  Learn More

Diamond Approach to Inner Work

December 10-13 (On-going)

With Carol Carbon

The Diamond Approach is a path of spiritual realization characterized by sincere inquiry into one’s experience, fueled by the love of truth. The immediate contact with the truth of our experience allows the unfoldment of our Soul to reach increasingly deeper levels of truth. Our work includes meditations, teachings, movement, and experiential exercises.  Learn More

Special Anniversary Retreat: From Creche to Cosmos

A Contemplative Christine Center Christmas Retreat in the Spirit of St. Francis of Assisi

December 18-20

With Gabriele Uhlein, OSF, PhD and Cecilia Corcoran, FSPA, PhD

In winters quiet, cold and stillness come warm yourself in this weekend of contemplation. This spiritual journey is guided by the genius of St. Francis and contemporary insights of creation spirituality.  Learn More

Greeting the New Year with Silence, Soul and Centered Grace

The Christine Center Year-end Contemplative Retreat

December 27-January 1

With Gabriele Uhlein, OSF, PhD and the Christine Center Core Team

Begin 2016 with grace and spiritual poise! These retreat days are an opportunity to attune to the wonderful energy and transformative power of Silence. Come be nourished by both the deep winter quiet and our delicious vegetarian meals.  Learn More

Introduction to Yoga and Meditation

January 3-5 (Sunday-Tuesday)

With Bill Miller and Cecilia Corcoran, FSPA, PhD

Come learn the beginning steps of these ancient practices in a supportive, comfortable, and beautiful space. Yoga is a way to balance and ease stress. Meditation helps you to find peace, healing and renewal. Give yourself the gift of a life lived in greater harmony.  Learn More

Intuitive Painting: Free to Paint from Soul

January 7-10 (Thursday-Sunday)

Daily 10 am-5 pm, including Sunday

Commuters welcome!

With S. Gabriele Uhlein, OSF, PhD

Jumpstart your natural creativity in a fun and supportive community of happy painters! (Come with a friend!) Just bring your painting apron! For those with every level of artistic experience.

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Yoga with Nancy Boler

January 7-10

To register contact Nancy at 612.724.7311 or

Come deepen your yoga, meditation, and relaxation practice. Five classes will be offered each day. Choose to attend all or just a few. The retreat begins Thursday evening at 5:30 supper and ends on Sunday after brunch.

Praying with Sacred Sound

January 22-24

With Cecilia Corcoran, FSPA, Ph.D.

and Wendy Kohlhaas, ICS, CSAC, LPN

Two practices make up the framework of this retreat. Both are based on praying from the heart with a minimal of words. One practice cultivates deep listening and the other is a response that may be as subtle as a breath or as lovely as a word.  Learn More

Mandala-Making: Set Free Your Inner Light of Soul

January 27-31 (Wednesday-Sunday)

With Gabriele Uhlein, OSF, Ph.D.

Email S. Gabriele for more information at

These 5 full days of Mandala-making are specially designed to offer a practical and fun experience of working with Mandalas as both a creative and spiritual practice. Commuters are welcome! We will begin each day at 10 a.m. and conclude at 5 p.m. Come for as many days as you wish. For those participants opting to stay overnight, a special evening session will be offered. Tuition is $50 a day and includes all materials. A sliding scale is available upon request.


Mindfulness Meditation and Yoga Retreat

February 12-14

With Susan Mickel, MD, PhD and Sue Twiggs

Tuition: $200, plus meals and lodging

Come learn two traditions in one weekend: yoga postures and mindfulness meditation. The retreat will be silent, alternating periods of yoga and sitting meditation. There will be leadership at all of the sessions and instruction at most of them, with opportunities to ask questions, group discussion, and talks integrating the two practices with day-to-day life. No prior knowledge of either tradition is necessary to attend. There will be sadhana for experienced yoga practitioners as well as yoga instruction for those new to the practice.

Susan Mickel, M.D., Ph.D is a meditation practitioner and teacher. She has been teaching Buddhist retreats in the Burmese mindfulness tradition and Tibetan Mahamudra for the past twelve years. She learned Burmese mindfulness meditation from several teachers. Daniel Brown, PhD and Rahob Tulku Thupten Kalsang Rinpoche are her current teachers of Mahamudra and Dzogchen. Susan practiced for many years as a behavioral neurologist, and more recently taken training in clinical psychology. Visit

Sue Twiggs is a 200-hour certified Kripalu Yoga teacher. She has advanced training in pranayama and asana. She practices both vipassana and metta meditation. Sue’s background includes a career as a psychotherapist and conflict resolution consultant. She is the owner and teaches at the Karuna Yoga Studio in Marshfield since 2003. Visit


February 22-23 (Monday-Tuesday)

With Roberta Hodges

Yoga Nidra is the most powerful relaxation technique known. It means conscious deep sleep. Experience supreme relaxation of body and the most profound stillness of mind that brings you to an effortless meditative state. This transforming, deep, blissful state of consciousness is the perfect condition for physical and emotional healing. It is helpful in treating diseases and exhaustion caused by stress.  Learn More


Inside Out: A Weekend with Kabir and Friends

February 26-28

With Johanna Seubert, FSPA, and Jonathan Jones

Tuition: $150, plus meals and lodging

The ecstatic poetry of Kabir has been treasured around the world for five centuries. A fifteenth-century Indian weaver, he is claimed by Hindus and Muslims alike, while his hymns are included in the Sikh holy writings. In the twentieth century, his words were brought into English by the poets Rabindranath Tagore and Robert Bly. And in the twenty-first century, he speaks to us.

He gives us his gifts of ecstasy, depth and silence.

Join us for a weekend of poetry, meditation, music and sacred dance. We will engage Kabir from the outside, washed in the words of his sensuous images and surprising connections. And we will engage Kabir from the inside, using meditation techniques to focus with exquisite slowness on one true thing.

“Kabir says: Friend, listen. The God whom I love is inside.”


Own Her Power Yoga and Meditation Retreat

February 26-28; December 16-18

With Beck Forsland, ERYT200

Tuition: $150, plus meals and lodging

This is for the women who don’t believe they are powerful. Develop a meditation and yoga practice that is grounded in your body to develop a foundation from which to grow and flourish. Retreats are where most students experience incredible insights and breakthroughs in their lives. Learn to give yourself permission to be you, let go of needing to be perfect, learn the art of receiving and living and using your gifts.

Beck Forsland is a yoga therapeutics teacher and wellness coach. Her background in sociology and women’s studies mesh well with the work she does helping women let go of overwhelm and find their personal power. She lives and teaches in Menominee, MI.


More Retreats to Come

  • Christian meditation
  • Buddhist practice
  • Writing as spiritual practice
  • Christian mystics
  • Intuitive painting
  • Yoga
  • Jungian dreamwork
  • Sacred dance
  • St. Hildegard of Bingen annual festival
  • Mandala-making
  • Diamond Approach
  • By Women for Women
  • Kindness Meditation
  • Three-year Certificate Program