Winter in the Woods 2025

 For more than 20 years the Christine Center has held a special gathering between Christmas and New Years…

Join us for a renewal of our Winter in the Woods tradition


December 27, 2024 through January 1, 2025

In Person & Online

Online sessions: opening gathering, New Year ceremonies, and all meditations will be available for online participation.
Registration is listed below for those wanting to join the program sessions.
Meditations offered to all at no cost and no need to register. 

We invite you to slow down this holiday season, come on retreat, and check back in with yourself. The Winter season offers a special time for spiritual development; the short days and long nights bring a cocoon of stillness, both inner and outer. As the year comes to a close, embark on a journey of self-discovery and rejuvenation, offering you the perfect opportunity to slow down and reconnect with your inner self in this woodland sanctuary.

Each day will offer a simple contemplative activity. There will be at least one massage therapist or energy practitioner on site each day to offer sessions. Embrace the simplicity of this season – read, rest, and watch any snow falling. Recharge your spirit in the soothing sauna and connect with a community of like-minded individuals as you share meals and engage in daily meditation. Together, we will rest, reset, and prepare our minds and bodies for the journey of the New Year.

As the year draws to a close, we’ll come together for end-of-year contemplation, a time to reflect on your journey and set intentions for the year ahead. On New Year’s day we will have our annual ritual, a powerful and uplifting ceremony that marks the transition into the new year with grace and purpose.

Join us in celebrating life, embracing winter’s beauty, and welcoming the dawn of a new chapter at the Christine Center’s Winter in the Woods New Year’s Retreat.


Come for a day or the entire retreat
Daily contemplative activities and engagement
Sleigh rides and wood fired pizza nearby (scheduling required)
Daily opportunities for body and energy work
Daily opportunities for connection
Daily movement and meditation
Evening sound baths
Hiking ~ Snowshoeing ~ Cross Country Skiing
Movie night: Inner Worlds, Outer Worlds
End of year ritual and new year blessing

All activities are optional~this is your time to choose what most serves you.