winter retreat

Please join us for our Winter Retreat!

It’s not too early to begin planning :)

DATES: Thursday, January 2, 2020 - Sunday, January 5, 2020
TIME: Program starts at 7pm on Thursday and ends at 12pm on Sunday
PLACE: The Christine Center, W8303 Mann Road, Willard, WI 54493
COST: $275 plus meals & lodging

Winter invites us to slow down, rest and reflect. It is the season where we incubate our deepest dreams. It is a time of healing. This retreat brings together a community of kindred hearts and teachers to inspire and support your well-being. Offering a holistic blend of gentle yoga and movement, meditation and wellness practices, expect to feel nourished, restored and inspired. Connect to the natural magic of Winter, yourself and others and leave ready to begin the New Year with intention!

2020 will mark our 5th annual Winter Retreat, held off-site. Every year we are astounded by your response and grateful to sell out every time. There is something powerful about the start of the new year, the intention for deep rest and the community that comes together. We look forward to meeting you soon. Sign up for our mailing list to be notified more as the theme and teachers come together.

 

ABOUT YOUR GUIDES

KALI HIGGINS

Kali’s yoga classes, wellness sessions and retreats are informed by nature, inspired by heart-body-spirit knowing and shared from her personal practice and life. Kali teaches and practices yoga regularly at her yoga studio she opened in 2017. Prior to opening the studio, she facilitated Mindfulness Training on behalf of Penny George Institute for Health & Healing. She also offered training for professionals in Change to Chill™, a Mindfulness program for teens, in a variety of school districts and community organizations in Minnesota and Wisconsin. As a space holder and 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. She is excited to lead her 5th annual Winter Retreat and finds much joy and purpose in bringing together people and practices to support transformation and healing in a retreat setting.

At the retreat, Kali will teach gentle and strengthening yoga and meditation practices that highlight winter’s restorative gifts as well as craft a special flower essence for each participant. More information about the specific classes will be shared in the weekend flow (“schedule”) as it comes together. Kali will also be available for a few private wellness sessions as time allows. To learn more about the healing appointments available or to book a session, email kjh@kali.mn.

CHRISTIN AMENT

Christin learned the art of tea in Taiwan from a Buddhist monk. She studied under Wu-De, Zen Master and Master of Tea and brought this practice back with her to Minnesota. She worked as a critical care and hospice nurse and now is a practitioner and advocate of integrative healing in the medical field as she pursues her doctorate in nursing! Since studying traditional medicine around the globe, Christin applies these practices to Western medicine. Serving tea is a cornerstone that grounds her self-care practice, and she is honored to share its benefits with the community.

At the retreat, Christin will serve meditative tea both in the morning and in the evening to ensure all people are able to experience cha do. Cha Dao “The Way of Tea” is a practice that comes from Chinese lineage more than 10,000 years old. It has been used since its discovery by the Daoists and sages as a form of medicine and a way to cultivate awakened presence, sustaining long states of meditation. Tea, when used in ceremony, is a blend of all the elements of nature; she  connects us to nature and deep meditative states. Tea is unique, providing whatever is needed at each ceremony, with grace.

LETY SEIBEL

Leticia (Lety) Seibel, known as ‘Woman of the Four Colors,’ traces her ancestral lineage to the people of southernmost North America: the Popoluca Maya from Veracruz, the Olmec/Mixtec/Zapotec from Oaxaca and Guerrero; and to West Africa, China, and Europe. Lety began her career as a Human under the tutelage of her Curandera (Healer) Grandmother, who led her to be a generalist, to be aware, to learn by listening, and to grow in relationship with the leafed, winged, furred, and all who feed and are fed by them. Lety is a chameleon, daughter, mother, grandmother, educator, simultaneous translator, energy worker, massage therapist, gardener, farmer, primitive potter, leathercrafter, beader, seamstress, dancer, drummer, mischief maker, business owner and manager, accountant, poet, storyteller, fool, tracker, guide, child, adolescent, woman, and crone. She now finds herself stepping into her Grandmother’s legacy, by ever more sharing her joy and gratitude for the Spirit that enlivens and connects us all. Her offerings guide us to fulfill the primary encouragement from the Sages of all Ages: Know thyself.

At the retreat, Lety will lead two circles that will support restoration and renewal. One offering is called Truthspeaking: Creating the life we yearn for with every thought, feeling, and word we speak. In this session you learn to: listen deeply, to enrich your relationships with self and other; identify your genuine need of the moment, and give it voice; recognize behavioral patterns and beliefs that keep you from being heard; and build bridges instead of walls. The other, Dream Guidance, will invite you to meet your Dreamself—your personal guide who knows you better than anyone, including your conscious self. You will learn that your Dreamself has the sole purpose of supporting your Reason for Being by providing daily emotional cleansing, assistance, encouragement, and warning when you stray off course. Breathwork and guided meditations are an integral part of Lety’s offerings. Her work usually begins with one or the other and retreatants will return to these practices during their experience as a means of looking deeply within, re-centering, grounding, and stepping back to gain perspective. Lety will offer a number of private healing appointments. To learn more about the healing appointments available or to book a session, email kjh@kali.mn.

MORE WELLNESS PRACTITIONERS COMING SOON!


REGISTRATION DETAILS (takes place through the Christine Center>>)

Step 1: Choose dates for our retreat program.

Step 2: Choose lodging: classic or rustic hermitage or a guest house room. Choose meal schedule.

Step 3: Call the Christine Center at 866-333-7507 or 715-267-7507 

Step 4: After you make the required $50 non-refundable deposit by check, or online with Visa, Mastercard, or Discover, you will receive a confirmation of your reservation by phone or email.  Please be sure to call the Christine Center at 866-333-7507 or 715-267-7507 before you make a deposit on your reservation.  Thanks!

Step 5: Forward your reservation confirmation to kjh@kali.mn, including your name, email and phone number. We will reach out to retreatants before the retreat with information about what to bring/expect, the retreat schedule and information on private sessions if you want to book a healing appointment while you are on retreat.

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