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Mind, Soul, and Self LLC/Christina Wilke-Burbach presents:
Women's Winter Solstice
Friday December 20 to Sunday December 22, 2013
West Bend, WI
WE HAVE 2 SPOTS LEFT IN THE RETREAT!!!
Join Dr. Christina Wilke-Burbach, family, and friends for a women’s winter wellness weekend focused on personal growth, healing, and spiritual development! Take a journey through the Chakras in a beautiful country setting surrounded by winter, 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 focus of this retreat is family. Celebrate the holiday season and bond in a unique way! Mothers and daughters, sisters, cousins, female family members, and best friends are encouraged to attend. Family and friend discounts available!
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: $450 per person. $800/for 2 family members or best friends ($100 discount). $1200 for 3 family members or best friends ($150 discount). All inclusive! See registration info at bottom of this page.
* 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 Aromatherapy Yoga
* Chakra Yoga Nidra
* Chakra Tai Chi
* Chakra Intuitive Reading
* Private Intuitive Reading with Psychic Medium Brenda Nielsen
*Private Crystal Healing Session
* Chakra Guided Meditation
* Fire Ceremony
* Drum Circle
* Much More!!! (Tentative Itinerary at bottom of page)
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/
The Shalom House has shared rooms (2 to a room) and shared bathrooms. Space is limited-first come, first served! For an additional $50 a night, you may also come up early and stay Thursday night or extend your stay into Sunday night. Worried about driving in the winter? The come early and/or stay late option would work great for you!
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 in the winter? 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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Christina Wilke-Burbach PhD, RMT, Rev. Christina is an educator, holistic healer, 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 2+ years. Christina has over 15 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 Minnesota to California and has taught hundreds of classes and group sessions. Clairsentient, she combines science with intuition. For more information please visit http://www.mindsoulandself.com/About_Christina.html
Michelle Wilke MA, LPC. 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.
Melissa DeVries. Melissa has a passion for yoga that began when she started practicing in 2006, and she is honored to share it with others. She has completed 200 hr RYT training at Hilltop Yoga in her home state of MI. Melissa continues to expand her yoga knowledge by attending workshops, reading, and living her yoga. Melissa's teaching style is focused, fluid, and soothing. She believes that yoga is a powerful life-tool that provides stress relief, self-awareness, movement, and connection to Spirit. Melissa is driven to teach by her own personal journey with weight loss, lifestyle changes, and her faith. Melissa believes she adds a personal, supportive, and understanding touch to each class. When she's not teaching, she loves discovering new activities with her family as well as cooking and trying new gluten-free foods. She is married to a fantastic husband and has two very energetic young children. Certifications: Hilltop Yoga 200hr, Holistic Healing with Aromatherapy. For more info: http://www.essentialembrace.com/
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.
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/
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, and June 2013 Chakra Retreats:
“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!”
"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."
7am to 8am: Breakfast, Coffee, and Tea
8am to 9:30am: Root, Sacral, and Solar Plexus Chakra Group Activities
9:30am to 10:00am: break
10:00am to 12:00pm: Chakra Aromatherapy Yoga and Meditation with Melissa DeVries
12:00-1:00pm: Lunch, Relaxation, Leisure
1:00pm-5:00pm: Heart, Throat, 3rd Eye Chakra Group Activities
7:00pm-10pm: Private Intuitive Readings with Brenda Nielson. Private healing sessions with April Joy. Wine and snacks. Leisure.
10pm: Chakra Fire Ceremony and Drum Circle
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
1pm: Integration, Closing Meditation
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