When I Am Among the Trees

A Nature Encounter with Ron Moor and Don Quintenz

June 21-23, 2024

Might we open to the song of the whispering leaves and hear their call to “stay awhile” as in Mary Oliver’s luminous poem? Might we learn to “see” and commune more deeply with all of our senses?

Join with Don Quintenz and Ron Moor for an initiation into the Mysteries of the Forest, the living, sentient world that embraces The Christine Center and summoned its founders.

How do you feel when you are in the wild woods? Does it feel alive? Do you?

Would you like to know more about the seen and the unseen that dwell there?

Would you like to commune with the intelligences and the spirit of the forest?

We all have the inborn capacity to experience far more than our time bound, left brain rational culture would have us believe. We all have the ability to consciously experience Nature in all her myriad components as living, sentient being.

While inside the sheltering and welcoming lodge we will learn techniques of opening, of deep sensing, of devotion and reverence. When we step outside the forest will guide us into a heartful and nurturing level of communion. Together we will walk into the surrounding landscape in a practice of curiosity and attention that can deepen our engagement with the living world. The forest will be our classroom and our sanctuary.

We gather Thursday evening through Sunday noon. This gives time to let go of some of our civilized conditioning and enter a little deeper into the magic that is The Christine Center. As we open to nature’s time/space we can more fully sense and receive the many gifts the forest is waiting to give.

The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness.

John Muir

Your Guides for the Journey

Don Quintenz

Don is recently retired Senior Environmentalist at the Schlitz Audubon Nature Center in Milwaukee. He has devoted his life to learning the big and the little secrets of our local ecology. For over 40 years he has led groups into the woods, prairies and wetlands. Teaching, revealing, inspiring.

Ron Moor

For over 40 years Ron Moor has been exploring the mysteries of creation, bringing together the material and the spiritual, the seen and the unseen. He is a spiritual guide, energy healer and group facilitator. Before Don’s retirement they frequently co-presented at Schlitz Audubon.

All Inclusive Retreat Pricing Options

Listed pricing includes all housing, meals, and program fee

Lodging Options:

Single Modern Hermitage
$540 (Early registration). After June 10 the fee is $590

Single Guest Room in Main Building
$478 (Early registration). After June 10 the fee is $528

Single Cabin Bedroom
$478 (Early registration). After June 10 the fee is $528

Single Rustic Hermitage
$384 (Early registration). After June 10 the fee is $434

Please contact our main office to make your reservation for any of the following (715-267-7507 or welcome@christinecenter.org):

        • Shared lodging options
        • To reduce the number of meals you would like
        • If you need to make special arrangements
        • If you would like to reserve pet friendly accommodations

Modern Hermitage: One room cottage with anywhere from 1 to 3 beds; living area; kitchenette; bathroom and shower.
Cabin Bedroom: A private bedroom with 1 to 2 beds located on the property in a shared cabin; shared kitchenette; shared bathroom and shower.
Guest Room-Main Building: A private bedroom with 2 beds and private bathroom located in the main building.
Rustic Hermitage: One room cottage with anywhere from 1 to 2 beds; living area. No bathroom or kitchenette. Modern bath and shower facilities are located on the property.