June 30-July 2 (Friday-Sunday)
Tuition: $200 plus meals and shared lodging. $50 deposit required.
Our wonderful teachers have gifted us with their portion of the tuition; therefore, all proceeds from tuition go toward general operating expenses of the Christine Center. We extend heart-felt gratitude.
Nourish Your Mind, Body and Soul!
Inspiring yoga practices with experienced teachers including yin, viniyoga, gentle practices, breath awareness and meditation.
Open to all levels | Sound meditation with gemstone singing bowls Intuitive painting | Nature trails, beautiful gardens and more
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taught by Aveen Banich, MD, RYT
We begin our weekend together with a journey inward. Thru yoga, mudra, mantra, gemstone alchemy bowls and color, we will set the stage for our time together during this beautiful weekend of joy, growth and community. This opening session will awaken the inner fire as a means to enlighten and expand the heart. We will settle into our bodies, calm our nervous systems with gentle movement and sound and open our hearts to better face the world we live in with compassion and courage.
Aveen is a mother to four beautiful kids, wife to a patient and funny man, and a seeker of love, magic and transcendence within the universe. She is an oracle, a registered yoga teacher and a board certified ophthalmologist. She loves the Sun; beautiful words strung together, traveling, circles gathered, making soup and time for stillness. The turn down the gravel lane towards the Christine Center is one of her favorite places on Earth. She is as excited to be here for this magical weekend as you are!
taught by Tracy Chipman, RYT, AYS
Now is the time, from the magnificent depths inside each one of us to plumb into our capacity to listen, to wholeheartedly expand our ability to integrate our wholeness and allow our rich inner individual work to show up in our outer, collective experience. Please join native Wisconsinite Tracy Chipman in this inquiry through the ancient oral arts of storytelling, Yoga and Ayurveda. Tracy’s teaching style is rooted in Hatha Yoga and includes asana, as well as pranayama (breathing) and guided meditation techniques. Please bring your own towel, blanket and blocks. A limited number of extra props will be available to borrow.
How blessed I am to know SO many homes! The great wild woodlands and sweet shorelines of this northern land, the ever growing home of my own heart, the mysterious home connection with all human and non-human beings and the home I know through my work/play as a storyteller, Yoga instructor and Ayurvedic wellness coach. I am currently based in Menomonie Wisconsin along with one sassy black cat called Pippin, four always entertaining laying hens and my beloved partner Patrick.
Exploring the Koshas: Gentle Asana and Yoga Nidra
Iris Mickey, MS, E-500 RYT
Join Iris , a Certified IRest Yoga Teacher, for an afternoon session of Gentle Body Sensing Yoga and an extended session of the profound practice of IRest Yoga Nidra. The intention of this practice is to bring the practitioner back to their true nature on non separation through a process of welcoming oneself through the Koshas. Bring your extra bolsters or blankets to make yourself as comfortable as possible during the guided form of meditation.
Iris teaches a synergistic Hatha Yoga class infused by her deep knowledge of biomechanical alignment and her love of Tantric Yoga philosophy. Her therapeutic yoga practice is further enriched by many years of studying Anusara Yoga and her specialized training as a licensed rehabilitation bodyworker.
Her credentials include:
- A.A. Occupational Therapy
- M.S. Rehabilitation Psychology
- WI Licensed Massage Therapist
- E-500 Yoga Instructor (Experienced 500 Hour Level from Yoga Alliance.com)
- Certified Yoga Nidra Instructor (Irest. com)
- Certified Yoga Therapist (Essential Yoga Therapy Program
Visit her website.
taught by Bill Miller, MS 200 RYT
Class will consist of a one hour asana practice taught in the Viniyoga tradition, with an emphasis on linking breath and movement. This practice takes a gentle approach to building up energy and increased awareness using core postures and the breath to enhance a transformational potential for practitioners. Modifications will be suggested and demonstrated for those with certain physical limitations. The meditation practice begins with simple instructions on how to sit comfortably, then progressing to non-engagement of thoughts, which provides an opportunity for participants to experience silent, sitting meditation. Participants will be able to share their experience in an understanding and supportive atmosphere.
Bill has been married to Susie for 48 years. They eloped three days before Bill was sent to survival training and then to Vietnam in 1968. They have four children and several grandchildren. Bill’s been practicing and studying yoga since 2004. His credentials include:
- A. Sociology, Marquette University
- 200 Hr. Viniyoga Wellness Instructor, American Viniyoga Institute
- Mindful Resilience Training For Trauma Recovery, Veterans Yoga Project
- Fitness Testing and Exercise Prescription, Cooper Institute
- Participant in Indo-Tibetan Buddhist meditation retreats taught by Susan Mickel, MD, PhD and S.N. Goenka
- Instructor at 5 Koshas Yoga and Wellness in Wausau, WI
Sunday Salutations: Honoring the Divine Light Within
taught by Ann Swanson, 500 RYT, AYS
This gentle yet active class will help us stoke the inner fire of awareness of the Divine Light within all of us. Through pranayama, movement, mantra and meditation, we will greet and honor the day together.
I am a seeker of truth. This journey began about 20 years ago when I took my first meditation and hatha yoga class. The more I practiced the more I felt called to teach. The more I taught the more I wanted to learn. This led me to continue my studies in meditation, restorative yoga and Ayurveda. I like to teach what I call ‘compassionate’ yoga. We all are used to measuring our progress by how much we sweat or how hard we work. I like to measure progress by how compassionate we are to ourselves.
Ann lives in Stillwater, MN with her loving husband, Jim. In July of 2016, she joined the staff of the Christine Center and works with Sr. Johanna Seubert. She’s been teaching yoga since 2008.