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August 12 -14, 2022 (Friday 5 pm – Sunday Noon)
$250, plus meals and lodging
Dawn Brunn MEd.
This restorative retreat invites you to nurture yourself and tune into your body’s innate wisdom through joyful movement, dance, yoga, restorative Pilates, meditation and mindful practices – all connecting you to peace, love and joy.
Curate your own blend of retreat experiences – participate in as many of our offerings as you desire, in balance with the relaxation and downtime that feels right for you. Return home rejuvenated and ready to integrate mindful, healthy practices into your everyday life.
Women of all ages and stages are welcome – no dance or other experience necessary.
*Open to all who identify as women
Other opportunities for Rejuvenation:
Explore the outdoors in the Christine Center’s natural woodland sanctuary.
Tap into your creative expression in the Art Studio.
Experience the sacred spaces throughout the Christine Center.
Enjoy fresh, delicious meals prepared on-site that can be enjoyed in a group setting in the dining room, outdoor patio, or solo in one of the atriums.
Savor the restful bliss of an uninterrupted nap or your favorite book.
Your Retreat Facilitators bring decades of experience in the dance and healing arts. They are inspired to help you rejuvenate your spirit and connect with peace, love and joy.
Marie is a Minneapolis based Black Belt Certified Nia instructor. In 1999 she stepped into a Nia class while living in Boulder, CO and knew in an instant she had found the missing piece to her purpose. Nia magically shifted her mindset from the perspective that exercise needed to “hurt” to be effective to the feeling of pure joy through movement.
Marie is a dynamic, seasoned instructor who shares her love for holistic fitness through classes, workshops and retreats to help people connect to joy, awareness and ease in their body through movement, breath, and stillness. Her unique gift is creating emotional connections and experiences that transform and inspire.
Rachel is an enthusiastic health and fitness leader who loves inspiring people to enjoy exercising body, mind and spirit.
Rachel has over 25 years of experience teaching mindful dance fitness and yoga-inspired classes in numerous Twin Cities locations including The Marsh, LifeTime Fitness, YWCA-Uptown, Saint Catherine University, and a variety of retreat centers.
Rachel’s classes are infused with a rich variety of music and moves from around the world that uplifts body, mind and spirit. She is passionate about sharing the joy and healing power of dance and exercise to support health and wellness.
Jody is a classically trained Pilates teacher who brings a holistic approach to her practice. Currently she is guiding her classes online, and by appointment, in her in home studio located in Lakeville, MN. When you take a class with Jody you can expect her to intuitively create a grounding and energizing movement experience.
Jody has built a loyal following as her students love her warm-spirit and natural ability to connect with them in the present moment. For over 15 years, Jody has been facilitating various mindfulness and movement modalities in addition to Pilates, including goddess dance and the Nia technique.
Dawn Brunn MEd.
Dawn is an Education Consultant for Optum Women’s Health in Eden Prairie, MN. In 2009, Dawn attended her first Nia class, with Marie McKay. Marie’s Nia invitation to “move your body’s way,” was Dawn’s first introduction to healing through movement. Though she had been teaching Group Fitness classes, like Jazzercise and Step Aerobics, since 1996 this newfound “moving with intention” was improving her life personally and professionally. She wanted to bring this gift out to the world, and in 2011 she began her quest to learn how to lead mindful movement classes. From there, she pursued her certifications in Nia White Belt and Chakra Healing and Chakra Dance.
Her favorite quote is “dancing, singing, storytelling, and silence are the four universal healing salves” by Gabrielle Roth