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Please note that the Christine Center does not offer either health care or psychotherapy. We offer opportunities for spiritual deepening and exploration, as well as personal restoration and peace.
Tao In Winter: The Deep Wisdom of The Tao Te Ching
With Ron Moor, student of the Tao for over 25 years, healer, teacher, minister and spiritual guide. (see bio)
Tuition: $150, plus meals and lodging
In the pristine environs of The Christine Center, in the depth of winter, in the crisp stillness and silence, the Natural Way of Tao will find us. These 81 sayings, dating to 2,500 years ago in ancient China, arose from humanities long communion with creation. It is the way of harmony with all that is. In shared readings, in discussion, in meditation and in ceremony, we will touch into the Mystery.
In the chaos and challenge of our time, this Way of ancient wisdom speaks to us, profoundly. The Tao tells us of our deep, authentic self, of who we are under the layering of culture. It offers us a path, a way out of the dire complexities we have collectively created.
January 30-February 2 (Thursday to Sunday)
With Gabriele Uhlein, OSF, PhD
Tuition: $40 a day, plus meals and lodging and a one-time $15 materials fee. ½ days are $20; evenings are free.
Commuters are welcome: bring a bag lunch or purchase a lovely vegetarian meal for $16.
Take the opportunity to relax, refresh and reflect as your hands create circles of beauty and light. Especially enjoy working on black paper with luminous artist-grade colored pencils. No previous art experience is necessary and all materials are provided. It is a time to come home to yourself and to Spirit.
Guided by your heart and your natural creativity let’s play together and pray together: creating beauty for ourselves, those we love, and the good of the whole world!
The Joy of Movement
January 31 through February 2 (Friday to Sunday)
with Bill Miller (view bio) “Bill has been featured in Wisconsin Parkinson Magazine, Issue no. 101/2019 and was recently featured in an extensive news article titled, Never Retiring, found in many USA Today Network newspapers.”
Tuition: $150, plus meals and lodging
Finding strength and balance in life, both physically and emotionally, can be challenging for all of us. Finding a weekend retreat that addresses strength and physical and emotional balance may be just what you need! Those who might benefit from this retreat include younger people, older people, people with MS, Parkinson’s or other movement disorders; all looking for a gentle but effective approach to improving their physical and emotional well-being.
This retreat will take practitioners through a series of simple strength and balance exercises, yoga with simple breath practices and meditation techniques. The strength and balance exercises will be done using body weight only with no need for strength training equipment. The yoga practices are simple and easily adapted to fit the needs of each practitioner. Yoga practices will include postures that may, when combined with simple breath techniques, create a calming effect or an energizing effect. If you are able to sit down on the floor and get up off the floor, either
unassisted or using a chair, this retreat might be just for you! But wait! Bill can inject some humor into his teaching so come prepared for a little laughter.
Bill has been a great friend of the Christine Center, donating many hours on the building and upkeep of the trails as well as offering programs with us for several years. A dear friend of Sr. Cecy and all of us, we are so delighted to welcome him back for this new offering!
Returning to Your Light: A Self-Love Retreat for Healers
February 14 through February 16 (Friday to Sunday)
with Kimberly Lovejoy and Christine Lord (view bios)
View retreat info here: www.returningtoyourlight.com
This retreat is for all healing professionals such as: therapists/counselors, body workers, nurses, social workers, energy workers, Lightworkers and caregivers who are looking for an opportunity to rest and rejuvenate.
It will be a place where healers can come together and create a space of quiet contemplation; a time to return to their own Light and the voice of the Divine Creator. This will be an opportunity for like-minded people to remember that their own wellbeing is priority when serving others. Sometimes we become overworked, out of alignment in our work/personal life balance, disheartened by the troubles of the world, or are missing the joy and heart in our work that once was previously there.
Our prayer is that you will find peace, sacredness, love and know how truly supported you are. Self-love is the sacred medicine we all need and as healing professionals, we can forget or set aside our own needs. When we are filled with love, knowing you are the embodiment of love, we can reach farther and be the Light this world needs.
This retreat will include a time to still the mind and rejuvenate the body. There will be gentle yoga, dance, music, quiet reflection, community, and ceremony. There will also be an opportunity to sign-up for Swedish massage and Reiki sessions.
To reserve a space, please submit a payment for $200 for the retreat cost to Kim Lovejoy through Venmo @Kimberly-Lovejoy-2 or PayPal.me/kimlovejoy55, or you can send a check made out to Kim Lovejoy, LLC. A follow up email will be sent with more details as the retreat approaches.
Additional fees will include lodging and optional meals, and a follow up email will include more information about this. Details can be found at christinecenter.org/reservations. Feel free to let us know if you have a friend in the therapy/ healing field that would benefit from learning more about this retreat!
February 20-21 (11am Thursday-11am Friday)
with Tracy Chipman – MA, CYT, AYS
Tuition: $95, plus lodging and meals
Yoga Nidra, also known as “yogic sleep” is an ancient practice that offers very deep rest. It is a systematic method, creating an experience of restful alertness allowing the physiology, the neurology and subconscious mind to sink into a deep wellspring of relaxation and rest. Please join Tracy in the sanctuary of the Christine Center for this delicious gift given to and received by your sweet self.
7th Annual By Women for Women
February 28-March 1 (7pm Friday – 12pm Sunday)
Tuition: Sliding Scale $75-$200, plus lodging and meals
Join us for our 7th annual celebration of women coming together for ritual, retreat, relaxation, and deep spiritual practice. This year our amazing facilitators will be offering opportunities to deepen our understanding of our own story, to approach the perspective through which we experience life, to use movement and sound in connection with our bodies (Qi Gong), and to use sound and silence for meditation. Breakout sessions will include introduction to myofascial release with opportunities for massage/MFR sessions, nature gratitude journaling, and an opportunity to develop your own henna art.
Come gather with us and experience the essence of a beautiful circle of women.
The Diamond Approach to Inner Work
An Ongoing International Program
With Carol and Neal Carbon
March 5-8 (Thursday-Sunday)
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. Carol and Neil Carbon are senior Diamond Approach teachers and lead groups around the country.
As a contemporary spiritual path the Diamond Approach offers
- a unique synthesis of psychological understanding and timeless spiritual wisdom.
- awareness of direct personal experience as a doorway for inner work, which can reveal intimate knowing of one’s deepest true nature.
- support for unfolding of one’s inner journey, and living in the world with freedom and maturity.
For more information and to register: Johanna Seubert at firstname.lastname@example.org or 715.267.7507
BREATHE with Life! An invitation to PAUSE.
March 8-10, 2020 (Sunday through Tuesday)
With Julia Gray
Tuition: $99 plus meals and lodging
Sunday evening – unstructured; program begins Monday at 9am – Tuesday 2p
Please bring your own creative materials; journal, art book, knitting, etc.
Like many unknown times of transitions, the birth of something new can be exhilarating and exhaustive. In this human experience, there is a continual dance between the unknown and our (w)HOLINESS. This cycles in the space between what’s known and where the Mystery of Spirit, the Grace of God, occurs. It is the ebb & flow
BREATHE WITH LIFE!
Andrea Russell’s Silent Meditation Retreat
March 13-15, 2020
Join Andrea Russell on a meditation retreat. During the retreat, we will focus on slowing down and deepening your meditation practice. Days will include gentle yoga to prepare your body for sitting, several periods of seated and walking meditation, dharma talks, and opportunities to ask questions and receive support. Much of our time together will be spent observing noble silence, enabling us to turn our attention inward and create community based on shared devotion to practice. It’s a wonderful and welcoming environment for those who are new to retreats and/or yoga and meditation.
Click here for more information and to register. http://andrearussell.com/wisconsin/
March19-22, 2020 (Thursday-Sunday)
Daily 10:00 am – 5:00 pm (Commuters welcome!)
With S. Gabriele Uhlein, OSF, PhD
Tuition: $60 a day / $30 for half days (all materials included), plus meals and lodging.
Commuters: bring a bag lunch or purchase a delicious vegetarian meal for $16.
Brush, paper! GO! Large sheets of vellum paper and 24 open paint pots of gorgeous colors await! Experience a fun and supportive community of happy painters. (Come with friend!) No previous art skill is required; bring a sense of play, adventure and openness.
Each day includes two studio sessions with S. Gabe and an evening optional conversation circle. If you have ever felt blocked and uninspired, these days are the perfect remedy!
Painting from intuition brings freedom and restores creative zest. Dare to enter a marvelous “judgement-free zone” for discovering possibilities and breaking through limiting blocks old patterns that can invigorate all aspects of life. Just wait till you see the studio walls!
Birthing Your Vision
March 20-22, 2020 (Friday through Sunday)
Tuition: $200, plus meals and lodging (early bird registration before March 1: $175)
You carry life. There is something within you; a poem, book, expression, a hope the world needs to hear and see. This is your invitation to come away. Amend the soil of your heart and soul. Prepare them to receive the seeds of renewed dreams.
Birthing Your Own Vision moves through seven phases of declaring, setting aside and properly aligning your dream/purpose so that it will manifest in full, at the right time, in the right season. Journaling, creative expressing and reflecting will make up much of this retreat time. Do note the life of this sacred time will come from within you, from the experience and encounters and less so from the material and mechanics of the retreat itself. Please come prepared to connect deeply with yourself and God. And to celebrate in every phase!
Peace in Every Breath
March 26-27, 2020 (11am Thursday-11am Friday)
with Tracy Chipman – MA, CYT, AYS
Tuition: $95, plus lodging and meals
Being mindful, we create space for shifting our experiences, expanding our awareness, and opening to life. In this workshop, we explore our breath and our embodied presence as tools for wholeness, acceptance and joy. We’ll make space for each moment, populating our experience with calm and balance. This program will include various meditation techniques, (loving kindness, walking & seated meditations) gentle movement/stretching, and Yoga Nidra, a form of deep, restful yogic sleep.
Also in the program will be circle sharing, dialogue, and time to immerse in the peace and stillness of nature, around the beautiful Christine Center grounds.
We would love for you to experience what so many here have shared…
“The staff has been incredibly kind. Everyone has gone out of their way to be of service. I could not ask for a more loving environment.” David B.
“The staff were so warm and welcoming. I felt completely comfortable right away.” Judy M.
“The energy at the Center is so calm, soothing, and peaceful. Everyone is so kind and helpful. I felt safe and cared for by ALL the staff.” Laurie R.
“The staff was so helpful and friendly. They took care of my special diet with excellence.” Spruce K.