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Registration is now OPEN for 2019 Winter Yoga & Meditation Retreat!


Date: January 3 - 6, 2019
Time: Thursday, 7:00pm - Sunday 12:00pm
Retreat Cost: $225 plus food & lodging
Place: The Christine Center, W8303 Mann Road Willard, WI 54493 

Winter is the time to slow down, restore and reflect. It is the season where we incubate our deepest dreams. Retreat in community with inspiring and like-minded people at the beautiful Christine Center. Together we will tap into winter's energy and wisdom, while also offering plenty of time to rest and reflect in solitude. Over the weekend you can expect to reconnect to what matters most to you and begin crafting your dream/vision for the New Year ahead. Leave feeling restored with the support of gentle yoga, meditation, creative and healing activities and non-activities to nourish the soul.


Build Your Own Adventure:

Retreat Cost Includes:

  • Daily guided yoga and meditation practices
  • Specialty offerings by guest teachers
  • A custom flower essence blend to support mind-body- spirit
  • Access to heated sauna 24-7
  • Use of the Intuitive Art Studio
  • + More!

Step 1: Choose lodging: modern or rustic hermitage or a guest house room. Choose meal schedule.

Step 2: Call the Christine Center at 866.333.7507 or 715.267.7507 or email a request for them to contact you here. 

Step 3: After you receive a confirmation by phone or email, make the required $50 non-refundable deposit here with Visa, Mastercard, or Discover.

Your 2019 Retreat Teachers + Practitioners

Keep watching here, more information on guest teachers and wellness practitioners coming soon!



Kali Higgins

As a space holder and lead retreat facilitator, Kali weaves in the gifts of the community to create experiences where people can slow down and connect to their intuition, to the rhythms of the natural world and to one another. In these mindful moments, we re-find and remember our sense of purpose and well-being. Kali's yoga classes and offerings are informed by nature, inspired by heart-body-spirit knowing and shared from her personal practice and life path.

Kali teaches yoga regularly at Moon River Wellness and facilitates Mindfulness Training on behalf of Penny George Institute for Health & Healing. She also teaches Change to Chill, a Mindfulness program for teens, in a variety of school districts in Minnesota and Wisconsin. 

Engaging her background in herbalism and flower essences, Kali also creates the community flower essence that is gifted to the retreat participants. She will also be available for a few private flower essence consults as time allows.



Julia Elders

Julia Elders has dedicated herself to helping people transform their lives and to take charge of their personal healing. Her hope is to support people along their path of self-discovery, ecstatic awakening, and deep connection to sat guru, the true teacher within, through the teachings of yoga, ayurveda and crystal energy healing.  She hopes that each person finds a more heightened awareness of their most true, divine nature. She is eternally grateful for the teachers in her life and their infinite inspiration.

She believes that everything that happens in the universe begins with intention.The sages of India observed thousands of years ago that our destiny is ultimately shaped by our deepest intentions and desires. The classic Vedic text known as the Upanishads declares, “You are what your deepest desire is. As your desire is, so is your intention. As your intention is, so is your will. As your will is, so is your deed. As your deed is, so is your destiny.”




Suzanne Howard

Suzanne began studying Ayurveda in 2008 with the California College of Ayurveda and then Kanyakumari Ayurveda and Yoga where she learned Ayurveda body treatments and graduated as a Certified Ayurveda Practitioner and Certified Pancha Karma Technician at the National Ayurvedic Medical Association level. She experienced Ayurvedic medicine in Kerala and at Vaidyagrama Healing Village in southern India in 2013. Since 2008, she is also a Certified Advanced Yoga Teacher in the Sivananda lineage having trained and studied Yoga and Vedanta at Sivananda ashrams in the Bahamas, New York, California and Yoga Vidya in Horn-Bad Meinberg, Germany. Suzanne is a Certified Intermediate Herbalist through Green Wisdom School of Natural and Botanical Medicine and has studied botanical art and illustration through the Minnesota School of Botanical Art. She is employed as a Massage Therapist, Salt Cave Meditation Guide and substitute Yoga Teacher at the Just For Me Spa in Stillwater, MN. Currently she is pursuing a degree in Residential Interior Design as a way to use her creative and artistic gifts to help others attain beauty, harmony and holistic sustainability in their homes. 


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