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Women's Wellness Retreats in Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, the Midwest
Upcoming Summer Retreats

Relax.  Rejuvenate.  Renew.  Heal.  Transform! 

Mind, Soul, and Self LLC / Dr. Christina Wilke-Burbach presents:
 

Women's Summer Chakra Retreats

We are offering the same summer retreat on three separate dates this year. Choose which one you'd like to attend:

Friday June 20 to Sunday June 22, 2014 (over the Summer Solstice) *FULL!!

Friday July 18 to Sunday July 20, 2014
*9 spots left


Friday August 15 to Sunday August 17, 2014
*4 spots left


In West Bend, WI

(30 minutes from Milwaukee, less than 2 hours from Madison and Chicago)



 


Join Dr. Christina Wilke-Burbach, family, and friends for a women’s summer wellness weekend focused on personal growth, healing, and spiritual development! Take a journey through the Chakras in a beautiful country setting surrounded by nature and wildlife. The retreat center is a Frank Lloyd Wright style design with an open air concept. Located on 12 acres in the Kettle Moraine Forest!

The Chakras are the main energy centers in our subtle body. They are the openings for life energy to flow into and out of our aura. Their function is to vitalize the physical body and to bring about the development of our self-consciousness. Each chakra is associated with certain physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual interactions.
No prior experience with the chakras required.
This retreat is for both beginners and the experienced.


Cost: $500 per person. All inclusive! See registration info at bottom of this page. 

Includes:
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Two nights lodging in a shared room
* All food, beverages, and snacks
* All group activities, services, and materials
* Chakra Intensive Groups. Focus on one Chakra at a time!
* Chakra Yoga
* Chakra Yoga Nidra
* Chakra Tai Chi
*Chakra Aromatherapy
*An Intro to Crystal Healing Class
* Private Chakra Intuitive Reading with Dr. Christina Wilke-Burbach
* Private Intuitive Reading with Psychic Medium Brenda Nielsen
*Private Chakra Balancing Crystal Healing Session with April Joy (30 minutes long)
*Private 30 minute massage session with Jen Chiarino
*
Chakra Guided Meditation
* Wine-Tasting
* Fire Ceremony
* Drum Circle
* Much More!!! (Tentative Itinerary at bottom of page)
 

Location:
The Shalom House 1872 Shalom Drive West Bend, WI. A beautiful, peaceful, and inviting country setting less than an hour from Milwaukee and less than 2 hours from Madison and Chicago. On 12 acres of the Kettle Moraine Forest with a meditation garden, nature trails, fireplace, and more!  For more info: http://aquietplacetobe.com/

Lodging:
The Shalom House has shared rooms (2 to a room) and shared bathrooms. Space is limited-first come, first served! For an additional $75 a night, you may also come up early and stay Thursday night or extend your stay into Sunday night.

Transportation:
The retreat center is located in Southeast Wisconsin off Highways 45 and 41. The closest airport is General Mitchell International (Milwaukee) at 50 miles away. You could then rent a car or take a taxi or shuttle service to the retreat center: http://www.mitchellairport.com/ground-transportation/.  Traveling from Madison, Minneapolis, Chicago, or Indianapolis and don't want to drive long distance? The Amtrak also comes into Milwaukee and Columbus, WI. Both stations are about 45 minutes from the retreat center. You could then take a taxi or shuttle service to retreat center: http://www.amtrak.com/home

Food:
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner on Saturday and breakfast and lunch on Sunday are included as part of the retreat. Food is local, healthy, and fresh.  

Chakra Intensive Groups:
Our retreats are small with lots of personal attention. There will be a maximum of 12 women. Our previous retreats have included women from age 21 up to age 75. Women have come from Wisconsin, Iowa, Minnesota, Indiana, and Illinois. Group experience includes chakra theory, discussion, meditation, personal growth and healing exercises, intuitive development, movement, music, aromatherapy, consultation, feedback, guidance, and more! An example of some of the things we will explore in the Chakra groups include:

-Root Chakra (foundation, trust, security, grounding)
-Sacral Chakra (relationships, creativity, clairsentience)
-Solar Plexus (personal power, self-esteem, healing negative emotions)
-Heart Chakra (love, forgiveness, self-love, empathy)
- Higher Heart (serving humanity, healing, compassion)
-Throat Chakra (communication, expression)
-Third Eye Chakra (intuitive development, seeing your life clearly)
-Crown (connection to Divine, higher consciousness, spirituality, past lives)

 

Questions? Comments? Concerns?
Please contact Christina at 608.393.7353 or mindsoulandself@yahoo.com

Facilitator/Retreat Leader:
Dr.
Christina Wilke-Burbach PhD, RMT, Rev
. Christina is an educator, holistic health psychologist, and wellness consultant. She specializes in women's holistic wellness, personal growth, and spiritual development. Christina is an expert in working with the Chakras. The Chakras are the foundation of her business. Christina is the creator and sole proprietor of the Womens Chakra Retreats. She has designed and facilitated Chakra focused womens retreats for 3+ years. Christina has over 16 years of higher education and experience in healing, counseling, alternative medicine, spirituality, and natural health. She has her PhD in Health Psychology, her Masters degree in Clinical Psychology, 2 bachelor degrees in psychology and anthropology, a minor in Sociology, is a Reiki Master Teacher, ordained minister, Light Body Graduate, and lightworker. She has presented everywhere from The Midwest and Beyond and has taught hundreds of classes and group sessions. She combines science with intuition. For more information please visit
http://www.mindsoulandself.com/About_Christina.html

Assistants:
Michelle Wilke LPC, MA. Michelle is Christina's sister and is a licensed professional counselor and ordained minister based in Wisconsin with a Masters degree in Counseling. She specializes in EAP and crisis counseling and has a deep appreciation for the spiritual journey and personal growth.

Sandy Wilke.
Sandy is Christina's mother and the true definition of a survivor and woman warrior.

Yoga Instructor:

To Be Announced


Intuitive Reader:
Brenda Nielsen.
Brenda is amazing! Since an early age, Brenda has been blessed with the gifts of clairsentience, clairvoyance, clairaudience and an inquisitive mind. These talents have lead her along numerous paths in life that few seldom trod. Let this gifted and insightful lady shine light onto your pathways through palmistry and the eyes of a psychic medium.


Crystal Healer:
April Joy.
April is a Reiki Master Teacher, has a Certificate in Holistic Healing with Aromatherapy, is a Certified Master of Intuitive Arts and Energy Sciences, Certified SEVA Practitioner, Certified Light Body graduate, and is trained in Acupressure, and crystal healing.  For more info: http://joyshealing.com/
 

Massage Therapist:
Jen Chiarino LMT. Jen’s interest and love of massage began in 1993 when she read about applying therapeutic massage techniques and began to practice on her friends and family. They enjoyed her natural massage ability so much that she was strongly encouraged to attend massage school and make it a career. Jen graduated from the European Healing Massage Therapy School in 2006. She loves her career and believes in the body’s ability to heal itself and that massage therapy is one of the many paths to restoring health and wholeness to the body. Jen’s work is a combination of several different modalities, providing a massage that is both therapeutic and extremely relaxing. Taking techniques from deep tissue, Swedish Massage, Trigger Point Therapy and Thai massage, Jen has developed her own style that is as unique as it is effective. Each of Jen’s sessions is individually tailored to meet the client’s needs.

FAQ:

What should I bring to wear?  The retreat will be very laid back and relaxed. We will also have some movement aspects to the retreat. If the weather permits, we will also have some outdoor activities. Please dress comfortably.....yoga pants, sweatpants, PJs are encouraged! Please also bring layers.....long sleeves, sweatshirts, etc.

I'm a little nervous and have never done anything like this before. The retreat program is designed to accomodate beginners or pros. A few of the women currently registered have never attended a retreat before. Some are brand new to spirituality and wellness. Others have much experience and have attended many retreats. We can all learn from each other! We will make you feel at home and do whatever we can to make your experience phenomenal!  There will be a mixture of group time, activities, and inner self time. The retreat facilitators and the retreat center staff are very laid back, open-minded, considerate, and will make you feel comfortable and welcomed :)

Who comes to these retreats? Women have attended our retreats ranging in age from 21 to 75. Women have come from Minnesota, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin.  Most of the women comes by themselves and sometimes participants bring a friend or family member with them. Some of the reasons women decide to attend a retreat include:  to get away and focus on themselves, to learn more about themselves, to learn more about the Chakras and other metaphysical/spiritual topics, personal growth, spiritual development, to experience healing, to meet other like minded women, to shift their consciousness and expand awareness, and to learn and experience something new.
 

Testimonials from January 2012, June 2012, June 2013, & Dec 2013 Chakra Retreats:

"Christina, you are one of the most incredible people I have ever met. Frankly, every day of my life will be different and better because of the changes you helped bring about in my life in this retreat.  How can 2 words -'thank you' - begin to cover it! The woman I was before the retreat and the woman that left this beautiful retreat are very different -- in the best and deepest possible ways.  I made incredible connections and had life altering experiences that I know with absolute certainly will be with me always.   I am so grateful to Christina, who is a bundle of high energy, personality++, deep knowledge, and FUN.  This was simply an outstanding retreat.".....Kathy

"I truly enjoyed my time on the retreat,  I got to meet some truly amazing women and learned a lot from them and from Christina.  I enjoyed all the activities that were set up for us.  I had a blast staying up late and just laughing, it felt like a sleepover back from when I was a kid.  Thank you again for sharing all your knowledge that prepared me for my new journey in life with a new outlook on things.  And, both you and your mom are awesome cooks! The food was delicious!"....Kari

“I had the pleasure of attending the Women’s Summer Solstice Chakra Retreat this past weekend. What a refreshing experience! The Shalom House was beautiful, the food was delicious and the women were wonderful. I was captivated and inspired as twelve women came together and shared their personal life experiences without knowing each other prior. Christina is a very talented woman and a strong leader. I came looking for answers and left with much more. I encourage anyone going through a difficult or transitioning time in their lives to take part in one of Christina’s upcoming wellness retreats. I will be coming back!”....Lauren

"What a spiritually uplifting experience.  I learned more than I ever expected I would - not only about the content advertised but more about myself.  I thought that the instructors worked very well and complimented each other nicely.  Not only on a personal level but on a professional level.  Your talents all shown through and allowed us to leave full of love and strength.  WOW, I really can not express how much I enjoyed all of you."

"Was enjoyable and informative. Felt wonderful healing energy and definite realignment of chakras. Wonderful group of ladies and energy.  Must give all facilitators a 10 out of 10 rating. Made me feel very welcome. Were all very personable and supportive. Good feedback and advice. Felt very compassionate and caring energy from all and a genuine need to make sure thoughts and ideas were conveyed without confusion or misunderstanding."

"I feel very blessed that I had the opportunity to get away from my life for a weekend to focus on me. Many things I learned this weekend were confirmations of things I already knew and was already working on, but it was good to learn that I’m on the right path."

"Christina was extremely thorough.  She was well-educated on the topics as well as having the ability to explain her topics.  Being a beginner and walking in cold, I wouldn't have asked for a more soothing and friendly host......with tons of tons of energy.  I need people like this in my life."

"I had an amazing experience! It changed my life in many ways, I have been more aware of things using my intuition and energy. I got more out the retreat than I expected. I felt so relaxed and amazed of how neat the experience was, once in a lifetime. The activities we all got a say in everything that we talked about and even gave me a different perspective on my own life. And even the topics.. I knew it was meant to be for me to be there. Definitely worth it because I got so much out of it! I would definitely go to more in the future if I could."

"I don't even know if I can put in to words just how fantastic Christina is! She has such a way of making you feel welcome and comfortable. I loved the way she had all the information put together for you and made it so easy to understand. She explained everything really well and answered any questions anyone had. Christina never judges anyone, and is willing to share things with everyone too. All of the activities she led were easy to follow and she didn't rush through any of them, if anyone needed a break or if some  one wanted to go off and kind of do their own thing, she was totally fine with that. The group activities and topics all meshed really well together. You can relate to one person if not everyone in one way or another and having the chance to speak to others who understand you and won't judge you, just brings you closer together. I think it was great to be able to let some feelings out, we laughed, cried, and nodded in agreement about issues we all have or have had. Never did I feel pressured in to doing something. Christina's personality her manor really makes you want to listen to her and try everything she is offering to you. 


"Christina... what a sweet woman! She genuinely cared about each of us, and made me feel special with her interest in helping me answer my questions, etc. Yoga with Shawn - It was very relaxing, in fact I think I fell asleep for a bit during the last part-meditation. The intuitive readings were amazing. The readings were right on.  I was skeptical, at first.  Out of curiosity, I wouldn't mind receiving readings from them in the future.  I truly couldn't believe their accuracy.  They were blatantly honest but had great suggestions for further improvements."

 

"I don't know what else I would like to see, I loved everything about it. I thought that since it was all about learning the Chakra Systems, everything was covered really well. We went home with really great tools and information about our Chakras and how they work. The different meditations and different types of healing is all so interesting. It has made me want to just absorb every single bit of information I can about spirituality, intuitiveness, healing, past lives, and so much more! I want to learn everything I can, I just need to find a place to start! I just want to say what a wonderful experience this was for me, I am so happy to have made great friends who are like minded and want to learn as much as I do. I definitely want to do another retreat with all the wonderful, amazing, beautiful, and loving women again!  Everything was great, I wouldn't change anything at all. Thank you Christina for everything, I have a long path in front of me and I am excited to see what I find on it! With out your help I may never have made the choice to take this path in the first place."

Itinerary (Tentative and subject to change):

Friday Night

3pm to 5pm: Check-in. Explore Property. Chakra Intuitive Reading with Dr. Christina Wilke-Burbach

6pm-7pm: Potluck dinner, please bring a dish to share.

7pm-9pm:  Group introductions. Introduction/review of the Chakras with Christina 

9pm: Chakra Yoga Nidra in front of the fireplace or outside (weather permitting)

10pm: Spiritual/Metaphysical Movie and popcorn


Saturday

7am to 8am: Breakfast, Coffee, and Tea

8am to 10am: Root, Sacral, and Solar Plexus Chakra Group Activities

10am to 10:30am: break

10:30am to 12:00pm: Chakra Yoga and Meditation

12:00-1:00pm: Lunch, Relaxation, Leisure

1:00pm-5:00pm:  Heart, Throat, 3rd Eye Chakra Group Activities

5:00pm-6pm: Dinner

6pm-7pm: Intro to Crystal Healing Class with April Joy

7:00pm-10pm: Private Intuitive Readings with Brenda Nielson. Private Crystal healing sessions with April Joy. Private Massage sessions with Jen Chiarino. Wine and snacks. Leisure.

10pm: Chakra Fire Ceremony and Drum Circle outside


Sunday

7am to 8am: Breakfast, Coffee, and Tea

8am to 10am: Crown Chakra Group Activity with Christina

10am to 10:30am: break

10:30am to 12pm: Chakra Tai Chi and Chakra Aromatherapy Activity with Christina (outside)

12pm-1pm: Lunch

1pm: Integration, Closing Meditation


***The Women's Chakra Retreats in Wisconsin, design, materials, and programming are intellectual property of Mind, Soul, and Self LLC/Christina Wilke-Burbach. All rights reserved.


Registration Info, Alternate Options, and Cancellation Policy:

  • Space in each retreat is limited with a maximum of 12 women. Reserve early to guarantee your spot!  Past retreats have booked and filled months in advance! The June 2014 retreat is already full. 
  • The all inclusive retreat fee is $500.   Contact Christina for mailing address if you wish to pay with cash, check, or money order.
  • $200 deposit is required of everyone to reserve your space in any of the retreats unless you are making monthly payments. Contact Christina if you want to set up monthly payments
  •  The remainder of your retreat MUST be paid off in full at least one week prior to the  scheduled retreat     
  •  A lot of preparation goes into planning a retreat. If you need to, you may cancel for a refund of money paid (minus a $100 administration fee) by June 1, 2014 for the June retreat; by July 1, 2014 for the July retreat; and by Aug 1 for the Aug retreat. NO REFUNDS WILL BE ISSUED AFTER JUNE 1, 2014 for June retreat; JULY 1, 2014 for July retreat, or AUG 1, 2014 for Aug retreat.  After June 1, 2014, July 1, 2014, or Aug 1, 2014 all deposits/payments are non-refundable, non-transferable, and are forfitted.  If you need to cancel due to emergency, refunds will be considered on a case by case basis. You may also use your deposit for the next scheduled retreat.
  • Register for retreat by paying deposit and completing/submitting registration form below. By completing and submitting the information, you agree that you understand our registration, cancellation, and refund policies as stated above.  
  • There are multiple payment options. You can pay by check, money order, cash, or credit card over the phone by calling Christina at 608.393.7353. You can also pay deposit via Paypal below the registration form. You may also pay for retreat in full via Paypal.
  • With 24-48 hours of registering, Christina will send you an email with more information about the retreat.
  • Questions? Please call or email Christina at 608.393.7353 or mindsoulandself@yahoo.com    

 

 
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