Women’s Wellness Retreats

Unwind.   Relax.   de-stress.  Be Well.  Heal.   Transcend!

Women’s Wellness Retreats & Women’s Spiritual Retreats in Wisconsin, Minnesota, Michigan, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, the Midwest, United States

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

“A Weekend of Transformation & Transcendence”  

Women’s Wellness Chakra Retreats in 2017 in The Midwest

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We offer 4 weekend retreats every year. Choose which retreat you would like to attend! The programming is similar at each retreat. Our remaining retreats this year:

-Summer Solstice Retreat: June 16 to 18, 2017-

**7 spots left. You must be at least 18 years old to attend retreat.
Registration closes June 9

-Autumn Equinox Retreat: September 15 to 17, 2017-

**7 spots left. You must be at least 18 years old to attend retreat.
Registration closes September 2

-Winter Solstice Retreat: December 15 to 17, 2017-

**11 spots left. You must be at least 18 years old to attend retreat.
Registration closes December 2

If a retreat is full, email Christina to be placed on the wait list if you are interested. Sometimes spots do open up!!

In West Bend, WI

(Location is in Southeast WI; 40 minutes from Milwaukee, 60 minutes from Green Bay and about 2 hours from Madison and Chicago).

Spring Equinox Retreat 2017

 

Winter Solstice 2016 Retreat

About Our Women’s Wellness Retreats

Join Dr. Christina Wilke-Burbach, family, and friends for an intensive women’s wellness weekend focused on personal growth, healing, and spiritual development! Take a journey of transformation and transcendence in a beautiful and peaceful country setting. This extraordinary weekend will change your life!! All of our women’s wellness retreats focus on the Chakras and use the Chakras as a roadmap for healing and becoming whole.

Summer Solstice Retreat 2014
Summer Solstice Retreat 2014

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. The Chakras are a perfect blueprint for personal growth and development and are similar to Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs, a guide for self-awareness and self-actualization.  

No prior experience with the chakras required. Retreats are for both beginners and the more experienced.

Cost: $799 per person. All inclusive! Registration info at bottom of this page. Payment plans are available!!

 

Full group photo Summer Solstice 2015
Summer Solstice Retreat 2015
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Summer Solstice Retreat 2016. Sunday morning. Auras shining brightly and a rainbow through their heart chakras. Original photo, no filter and no photoshop.

Retreats Include:
* Two nights lodging in a shared room
* All food, beverages, and snacks
* All group activities, services, and materials
* Chakra Intensive Groups
* Chakra Yoga Nidra
* Chakra Yoga/Chakra Dance/Hoops Fusion
* Chakra Tai Chi & Chakra Qi Gong
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Chakra Aromatherapy
* Chakra Guided Meditation
* Chakra Fire Ceremony
* Past Life Regression
* Chakra Intuitive Reading with Christina Wilke-Burbach, PhD, RMT, CA
* Individual Chakra Acupuncture Session with Janet Fritts

* Individual Chakra Crystal Healing and Reiki Session with April Joy

* 2 hour gallery reading with Psychic Medium Brenda Nielsen
* Individual Chakra Bodywork/Energywork with Lynne Hiatt 
* Individual Chakra Reflexology Session with TinaMarie Olig
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 Sound Journey with Gina Armstrong LMT 
* Much More. 2017 will be our best year yet!!! (Tentative Itinerary at bottom of page)

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Advanced Chakra Retreat 2016

Location and Lodging:

The 2017 women’s wellness retreats will be held at 1872 Shalom Drive in 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, a fireplace, an outdoor firepit, and more! The retreat house is an open air concept built similarly to a Frank Lloyd Wright design. It has shared rooms (2-4 beds in a room) and shared bathrooms. A beautiful 100 acre nature preserve and a gorgeous garden walking labyrinth are close by. 

 

Transportation:

The retreat is located in Southeast Wisconsin. The retreat can be reached by Highway 45 or 41. The closest airport is General Mitchell International (Milwaukee) at 60 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 or don’t want to drive in the snow (winter retreat)? The Amtrak also comes into Milwaukee, WI. The Milwaukee Airport Amtrak station is about 50 minutes from the retreat center.  You could then take a taxi or shuttle service to retreat center: http://www.amtrak.com/home. A number of women have utilized this option and were very happy not to have to drive and deal with traffic and could start their relaxation before they even got to the retreat!

 

The December Women’s Wellness Retreat and Winter in Wisconsin:
A number of women have taken the Amtrak into Milwaukee or flown into Milwaukee General Mitchell Airport and then took the shuttle service to the retreat center to avoid driving in potential winter weather. We have been blessed with decent traveling weather for all of our past Winter Solstice Retreats and have never had to cancel a winter retreat. In the case of winter weather, some women have traveled a day early (Thursday) to the area or arrived earlier on Friday and others have planned to leave a day later (Monday).

 

Food:
Dinner on Friday, and breakfast, lunch, and dinner on Saturday and brunch on Sunday are included as part of the retreat. Food is local, healthy, fresh, and mostly organic. Bread products are gluten and wheat free. There are vegetarian and meat options. Food served is family style. We do not serve vegan meals at this time and at past retreats vegans and individuals with numerous food allergies have brought their own food.

 

Chakra Intensive Groups:
Our retreats are small with lots of personal attention. There will be a maximum of 13 women. Our previous retreats have included women from age 18 up to age 70. Women have come from Maryland, Missouri, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Wisconsin, Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Indiana, and Illinois. Group experience includes chakra theory, discussion, guided meditation, personal growth and healing exercises, intuitive development, movement, music, art, aromatherapy, consultation, feedback, guidance, and more! An example of some of the things we will explore in the Chakra groups include:

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Summer Solstice Retreat 2012

 

  • 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, dreams)
  • Crown (connection to Divine, higher consciousness, spirituality, past lives)
  • Transpersonal & Subpersonal Chakras (connection to mother earth, advanced spiritual technologies)

 

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

 

Autumn Equinox Retreat 2016

 

Women’s Wellness Retreat Staff

 

Facilitator/Retreat Leader:
Dr. Christina Wilke-Burbach.  Christina Wilke-Burbach PhD, RMT, CA is a scholar, teacher, consultant, and holistic healing facilitator with over 19 years of higher education and experience in psychology, spirituality, holistic healing, and natural health.  She has her PhD in Health Psychology, Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology, 2 bachelor degrees in psychology and anthropology, a minor in Sociology, and is trained in Transpersonal Psychology. She is a Certified Aromatherapist, Herbalist, Reiki Master Teacher, Ordained Minister, and Bodyworker. 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 Women’s Chakra Retreats. She has designed and facilitated over 20 Chakra focused women’s retreats for 6+ years.  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 https://mindsoulandself.com/about-dr-christina-wilke-burbach/

 

Assistants:
Sandy Wilke: Sandy is a seasoned retreat veteran and has attended and assisted at dozens of retreats. Sandy is interested in many areas of spirituality, intuition, natural health, and healing.

Amanda Daniels RN, BSN:  Amanda is a registered nurse in Wisconsin with advanced training in women’s issues, sexual assault, trauma, forensic nursing, is certified in ACLS, PALS, TNCC, and is the trauma coordinator for a level 3 trauma center.

 

Acupuncturist (June Retreat):
Janet Fritts. Janet has been in practice in Milwaukee since her graduation from the Midwest College of Oriental Medicine in 2006.  In January 2008, she opened her own Chinese Medicine practice, Balance Point Natural Medicine, LLC. For more info, please visit: http://www.balancepointnaturalmedicine.com/home.html

Reflexologist (June Retreat):
TinaMarie Olig LPN.
Healing the mind, body, and spirit through the sole! TinaMarie is a Holistic licensed practical nurse, certified ear/hand/foot reflexologist, aromatherapist, Reiki Practitioner, empath, and intuitive. She is the owner of Relaxology LLC.

Psychic Medium (All Retreats):
Brenda Nielson.
Since an early age, Brenda has been blessed with the gifts of clairsentience 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.

Crystal Healer (June, September, December Retreats):
April Joy.
A session with this extraordinary healer is the highlight of the retreat for many women! April is a highly gifted energy worker and healer. She is a Reiki Master Teacher, Light Body Graduate, Crystal Healer, Certified Aromatherapist, and a Master of Intuitive Arts and Sciences. Your session with April combines crystal healing, Reiki, and a heated amethyst bio-mat.  For more info, please visit: http://www.joyshealing.com/home.html

Massage Therapist/Bodyworker (All 2017 Retreats):
Lynne Hiatt. Lynne is an Holistically trained Massage therapist who specializes in Craniosacral Therapy. She trained through the Upledger Institute and has practiced at the Advanced level since 2001. She has completed her foundation level certification in Acupressure through Soul Lightening, Int. She is also an Holistic RN and Board Certified Psychiatric/Mental Health nurse. She has completed training with Dr. Christina Wilke-Burbach and is a Nationally Certified Aromatherapist and has certificates as an Holistic Herbal Practitioner and Mind/Body Practitioner. Lynne’s focus in her practice is to empower individuals to realize their intrinsic healing potential and to help to heal and integrate Body, Mind, and Spirit.

Sound Healer (June and December Retreats):
Gina Armstrong, LMT. Gina trained in the Peter Hess Sound Massage Method at the Peter Hess Institute in Gersfeld, Germany in April 2013. She is one out of 6 people in the United States accredited to train the Peter Hess method in the United States. Gina has recently finished over 250 hours of sound training with Fabian Maman in Switzerland this past summer. She is a certified Tama-DO (the way of the Soul) practitioner. Tama-Do combines Chinese medicine, sound/vibration, color and movement to facilitate deep healing on the etheric, astral and mental bodies. Your private session with Gina will include individualized healing utilizing the above tools to help you balance. To end the session, chakra balancing tube chimes specifically designed by Fabian Maman, author of the Tao of Sound and many other books will be used. This is a unique and rare opportunity!

Hoop Dance/Yoga Fusion Instructor (September Retreat):
Sarah Supernova.  
Sarah is a Hoopnotica certified instructor and is CPR/First Aid Certified. She has been teaching adult and children’s hoop dance classes and workshops since July 2014. She has taken various hoop workshops with instructors such as Brecken, Sharna Rose, Rachael Lust and Sheri Alice. As a hoop dancer Sarah has performed at various events and as a RAW artist in Minneapolis, MN. She is also a trained and fully insured fire performer and performs individually and with her fire troupe, the Beings of Flame. Sarah’s fire props of choice are the fire hoop, fire staff and some fire eating. She also does LED hoop shows. For more info, please visit: http://www.supernovahoops.com/

Yoga Teacher (December Retreat):
Jamie Healy.
Jamie took her first yoga class in Seattle in 2002 to help with feeling overwhelmed and with the intention of feeling better about her body.  She has a deep respect for the ability of the human body to heal itsef and has seen firsthand what a consistent yoga practice can do to deepen the connection to self and others. Jamie teaches Aroma Flow Yoga, Gentle Flow Yoga, and Yoga Nidra at Perennial Yoga & Meditation in Fitchburg and is also a Level III Reiki Master Practitioner.  She leads DreamBoard workshops as well as Essential Oil Workshops both locally and nationally. Jamie is honored to witness the transformative power of yoga and aromatherapy and feels blessed to be able to engage in work that she finds so meaningful.

 

Service Providers at Past Retreats

Aromatherapy/Massage Therapist: Ann Fothergill LMT. Ann has been a registered hygienist for 34 years but her interest in holistic medicine has led her to massage, aromatherapy, and Reiki healing.  She is certified in the clinical use of essential oils, is currently a member of NAHA (National Association of Holistic Aromatherapy), and is also a certified Reiki Level 2 practitioner. For more info, please visit http://www.annabellesholistichealth.com/

Yoga Instructor: Shawn Marie LaDuke CYT, RYT, ACTA, CYLC.  Shawn is a beautiful and gentle soul. Shawn’s style of yoga is one of movement & freedom. A 200-hour, certified yoga instructor Shawn is registered with Yoga Alliance. Her training background styles are Iyengar, alignment based; Ashtanga, powerful flow; Viniyoga, therapeutic. Shawn also has an advanced training in Hands-on Adjustments, is a certified Yoga Life Coach™ and Reiki 2 practitioner.

Aromatherapy/Bodyworker: Nikki Mehlhorn RN: Nikki started working as a nurse after completing an Associates Degree in Nursing from Northeast Wisconsin Technical College in 2008, since then she has received a Bachelors Degree in Nursing from Concordia University of Wisconsin. She is a Certified Holistic Aromatherapist, Reiki Level 2 practitioner and  also trained in Chakra Balancing from Dr Christina Wilke-Burbach, PhD with Mind, Soul and Self, LLC. She is an Aroma Touch Technique Practitioner through doTERRA.  She has received training from EFT Universe in Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT). She also has training in Healing Touch from Healing Without Borders.  Nikki offers aromatherapy sessions, Healing Touch, EFT, and a healing technique she created, Aroma Light. For more info, please visit: http://nikkisnaturalway.com/

Henna/Body Art: Kimberly Weinfurter. Kimberly is the owner of Heart Felt Aromatics LLC. She specializes in organic henna temporary body art. Henna is a plant and plants have very powerful holistic healing abilities. Kimberly will apply temporary body art of your choice as part of a Goddess Blessing.

Massage Therapist: Jen Chiarino. Massage Therapist since 2006, her work is a combination of several different modalities, providing a massage that is both therapeutic and extremely relaxing. She uses a variety of techniques within each session. She likes to combine deeper techniques that really get the blood flowing with subtle, gentle techniques that allow the body to relax. Each of her sessions is individually tailored to meet the client’s needs. For more info, please visit: https://www.massagebook.com/Antioch~Massage~massageapothecary

Psychic Medium: Linda Calkins/Angel 411. A conversation with Linda can be life-changing or just entertaining, and will change any misconceptions you may have about psychics and mediums! Linda is a highly recommended, professional, accurate, and ethical psychic with many positive testimonials!  You are in good hands! For more info, please visit: http://www.angel411.org/

Hoop Dance/Yoga Fusion Instructor:
Sarah Supernova.  
Sarah is a Hoopnotica certified instructor and is CPR/First Aid Certified. She has been teaching adult and children’s hoop dance classes and workshops since July 2014. She has taken various hoop workshops with instructors such as Brecken, Sharna Rose, Rachael Lust and Sheri Alice. As a hoop dancer Sarah has performed at various events and as a RAW artist in Minneapolis, MN. She is also a trained and fully insured fire performer and performs individually and with her fire troupe, the Beings of Flame. Sarah’s fire props of choice are the fire hoop, fire staff and some fire eating. She also does LED hoop shows. For more info, please visit: http://www.supernovahoops.com/

FAQ:

What should I bring to wear?  The retreats 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 accommodate beginners or pros. Many women who attend our retreats 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 🙂

I snore and am concerned about having a roommate I don’t know. Earplugs are provided to each participant. Participants have also brought noise-cancelling ear phones and listened to meditation music on an ipod or their phone to help them fall asleep. Many of the women are so tired by nighttime from all the healing and activities that they fall asleep easier. Dr. Christina uses her intuition to best help her assign roommates. She tries to assign roommates who are roughly the same age and from the same geographical area. Many of the women, especially roommates, from these retreats go on to become good friends and stay in contact with each other through email, Facebook, and even face to face. For instance, all the women who attended Christina’s first retreat still stay in contact with each other and recently all attended one of their weddings. Christina has done reunion retreats several times with different retreat groups in which all the participants from a retreat come back again the next year with the exact same group of women. Another group of women from a retreat get together on their own several times a year and go out of town together. These retreats are a wonderful opportunity to make new friends and/or meet like-minded women and possibly form a new life-long friendship.

Who comes to these retreats? Women have attended our retreats ranging in age from 18 to 70. Women have come from Maryland, Minnesota, Delaware, North Dakota, South Dakota, Missouri, 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 Christina’s previous Chakra Retreats:

 

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Autumn Equinox Retreat 2015

 

“Thank you very, very much for offering this retreat, I am SO doing one again!! I stumbled across this retreat several months after having what I suppose is called a spiritual awakening. After a ton of reading about a variety of topics such as chakras and practicing meditation, I felt like there was something I should do, and this opportunity happened to find its way to me at just the right time. Funny thing was, after it was all paid for I was like “oh, no what did I get myself into!” It is not very characteristic of me to go all by myself to spend a weekend with a group of total strangers in an unfamiliar house in the woods! I was nervous at first and had even questioned to myself what am I going to get out of this, but after the discussions, it was pretty magical through the laughs and tears how much each of us had a little piece of everyone’s story as a part of their own in some way or another. It was as if that specific group of people was simply meant to be together at that specific time. There was SO much I took away from this experience, there aren’t enough words to even explain! The people were amazing, it’s pretty sweet how quickly friendships formed. The services included were out of this effing world! The knowledge and lessons taken way, the massage, bodywork, the conversations, meditations, tai chi, food, yoga, the homey comforts… wow, I needed this more than I thought! I loved the acupuncture so much I have already seen and have future appointments with Janet! I must say the most utterly profound experience was with Brenda the psychic medium. Holy tears! What she had channeled and shared with me, has changed me forever. I would have paid the price of this retreat JUST for that experience! I am not even kidding! This entire experience was beyond incredible. If you are reading this and wondering if you should go or if it is worth it, the answer is yes, yes, yes! If you are here, the Universe is telling you something, listen! You will never in a trillion years regret it! Thank you Christina, you are phenomenal! Many Blessings and Peace Profound!” -Stephanie 2017

“I have been going to Dr. Christina’s Chakra retreats for the past 3 years now.  I can honestly say the experiences from the retreats have changed my life in the most positive way.  I keep coming because I feel so much spiritual growth in such a short amount of time.  The retreats have been more beneficial to me than years of traditional counseling.  I love the services that are offered: crystal healing, readings, yoga, etc. The women that come together at these retreats are amazing souls that I learn from as well.  I would recommend this to anyone who is interested in working on themselves for the greater good.” -Andrea from Minnesota 2016

“I don’t think I can thank everyone enough for everything! There’s a reason why this was my 3rd retreat and will not be my last! I’m truly grateful for all the hard work that goes into such an incredible weekend. It was wonderful to meet some new faces and to reconnect with familiar ones. Thank you everyone!!” Amanda from Wisconsin 2016

“Thank you so much for being the founder and  of the facilitator of these chakra retreats. The fall equinox retreat was just what I needed and I am really glad I overcame my hesitation and attended the retreat. I’m grateful that a retreat like this exists within driving distance from where I live! I also wanted to thank you and your Mom for making retreat participants feel so welcome. I hope to attend another retreat led by you in the not too distant future.” Gita from Illinois 2016

“It was a real pleasure meeting you!! It was such a beautiful weekend!   I am happy to say “I Feel, I See, and I Understand” things very differently in my environment…I am super excited about it!!  I have been sharing it with all my close friends and family,  I can’t wait to attend another sometime.”-Mary from Iowa 2016

“If you are looking for a weekend of redirection, healing and spiritual growth, Dr Christina Wilke-Burbach’s Women’s wellness retreat will be perfect for you. Dr. Christina is excellent teacher and knowledgeable in so many areas. The healers were awesome too  and last but not least, Sandy kept our tummies full with yummy meals. I highly recommend it, it was definitely a reboot for me. “- Julie from Wisconsin, 2016

“I found the retreat online after having a negative experience with a chakra reading near my hometown. I was hoping to get a more positive and different approach from a practitioner. I was also in need of a retreat from some difficult situations in my life the last few years. All of my hopes and expectations were surpassed! Christina is a very warm, open and caring practitioner who welcomed me and the other participants with open arms. She and her mother and sister Amanda provided a safe and comfortable atmosphere for all of us so we could unwind and find some inner balance while learning new spiritual concepts. The healing services on Saturday were spectacular! I left the retreat feeling refreshed, renewed and ready to take my spiritual journey to a deeper level. I felt supported and cared for by all of the women who attended the retreat. We quickly made friendships and plan to  attend another one together next summer!” -Annemarie from Illinois 2016

“I’ve recently attended the Summer Solstice Retreat and it was wonderful.  I happened to find it by chance. I’m so glad I followed my gut and went. This retreat definitely help me recharge my battery. I’ve learned a lot  and meet nice people. Everyone was wonderful and well planned. Thank you to Dr Christina for all your help and insight. Thank you also to Sandy, Amanda, April, Linda, Gina, & Nikki.” -Marissa from Illinois 2016

“Since doing the retreat I feel like I have more clarity on what I’m suppose to be doing on my spiritual path.  I also feel lighter energy wise and better in general.”-Trisha From Wisconsin, 2016

“The retreat was by far the best thing I had done for myself in a very long time. I went into the weekend with an open mind and left with an open heart. I left feeling an unbreakable bond among the women on the retreat. Christina is an extremely gifted person with an abundance of knowledge when it comes to a healthy mind, body and soul.  She incorporates a variety of chakra exercises and techniques during the weekend to introduce each guest to something new. Her holistic approaches to well-being can be added to anyone’s ‘toolbox for life’. My feeling of connection and unity among the group was very powerful. In addition my feeling of connection and unity within myself was even more powerful. The retreat center inside and out was very comfortable and homey. All details of the experience were thought through for a truly unforgettable experience. The hardest part is making the commitment to put yourself first and I’m confident you will not regret it.”…..Nicole in Wisconsin 2015

“At the heart of universal sisterhood there is a healing mystery that has sadly been all but lost in our modern era. Caught up in our daily lives and living in separateness most find it difficult to fathom how a group of women, strangers to each other, could connect in deep, meaningful ways that can have a life-changing effect. However, through the work of Christina Wilke-Burbach and Mind, Soul and Self, that is exactly what is happening.” – H. Newberry in Iowa 2015

“A note of gratitude for the unique and resonating experience having attended the Women’s Autumn Equinox Chakra Retreat.  My granddaughter and I shared the experience together. While coming from very different perspectives, it was a rich and rewarding time to share. There were several modalities each providing a unique opportunity to explore our inner being. The setting was beautiful, the staff delightful, and the participants, each there on their own journey, a wonderful group of women. I would encourage anyone seeking a time to explore, expand, or venture into themselves, this well planned and renewing program.  You will love it!….Karen in Wisconsin 2015

“End of summer retreat was life changing for me. At the end of the weekend I felt like I had been friends with the other women for years. Dr. Christina and her Mother Sandy took such good care of us. The massage, acupuncture and crystal healing was fabulous as well as the wonderful women performing those services. I believe each one of us left on Sunday with answers we were seeking. The house was beautiful. The food delicious. I cannot wait to go back next year. I have been telling my friends we need to go next year. I highly recommend Dr Christina’s retreats!”…….Dawn in Wisconsin 2015

“This retreat did wonders for my mind and my soul. It provided me with a wonderful connection to other women! Amazingly it felt as if I had known them forever, even though we had just met. As a fairly reserved  and private person, I found myself able to open up to these like minded souls as easily as I would a long time friend. The services and activities gave me a renewed sense of purpose and wonder. Many of the things I learned, I know that I will carry on into my daily life and continued journey. I would highly recommend this to anyone, whether one goes with a group of friends or individually. I strongly believe participants will create new connections, be refreshed, and leave with a new found peace to carry them along their journey, wherever the road may take them! Thank you so much for this wonderful opportunity!”….Athena in Wisconsin 2015

“From the moment I entered through the door, I sensed something was about to change.  A group of women, all from different walks of life came together to be divinely lead through a whirlwind transformational experience. None of us knew what was in store,  but trusted the process. I left knowing that even though the last three days were behind me, the experience will be with me for a lifetime. I was glad I traveled to Wisconsin for this opportunity to get in touch with myself again. I have missed her.”…..Cynthia in Illinois 2015

” I want to thank each of you for a wonderful weekend. I’m glad that the seven of us were on the “train” together as we set off on our journey through the chakras.  I enjoyed travelling the main route and dipping into all the excursions along the way. Your individual perspectives into the different aspects we explored were insightful and made me stop and think. Special thanks to Christina who brought us all together. Your dedication to sharing your spiritual knowledge is inspiring and much appreciated. So, until we meet again … zip up those capes, engage your inner bubble, and secure your mirrored bubble. This train is ready for anything as we continue on our journey. Namaste.”….Linda from Wisconsin 2015

“Christina…Where can I start? How do you put in writing the feelings I have experienced over 3 short days? Your retreat has blessed me with brighter eyes, a sparkling heart, a glistening soul, ?and beautiful women I will be friends with for life!  Your retreat is life changing and I will never forget what you have brought to my life! Miss you already!”…. Tammie from Wisconsin 2015

” Dr. Christina you rock! Thank you for shining your light so that we all may see the path we have set.”….Sheila from Illinois 2015

“Everything feels different in what used to be my “real” life.  I’m aware now of my own energies and those around me, and as a result, work and home are very pleasant places to be.  I highly recommend this experience to anyone who has found themselves reading this recommendation.  If you are hesitating, it is worth the leap of faith!  Christina is a master facilitator, and the experts she invited are amazing.”…..Bonnie S. Minnesota 2014

“Although I was really anxious about coming, I am so grateful I did.  I met so many wonderful women (including Christina and her family) who I felt so much support from.  It’s only been a few days since the retreat ended but I already feel like such a lighter person.  I have always struggled with negative feelings and emotions which has led to pretty severe self confidence issues.  During this retreat, I was given a lot of practical tools in which to keep the “trash thoughts” out of my head and have seen the results in the past few days.  Another thing that made the retreat so wonderful was how open and warm Christina was to everyone in our group.  She never judged anyone for anything that was said and gave a lot of helpful support to others. I also have to say Christina’s mother and sister also said several really encouraging things to both my sister and I and I really appreciate it.  I would definitely recommend this retreat to every woman I know.  EVERY woman could use a week-end like this!!”…….Hilary K. Madison, WI 2014

“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 from Appleton, Wisconsin 2013

“This was my second time attending one of Christina’s retreats, and just like the first one I had a great time!  Christina and Sandy are so warm and inviting, truly wonderful women! Thank you for all you do!!!!! Christina does a great job of walking you through everything, answering questions, and really listening to what everyone was saying. You get a “workbook”  filled with tons of information and everything that we had talked about with Christina, it’s a great tool that you get to take home with you. The meals were fantastic!!! A big THANK YOU to Elise, April, Jen, and Brenda!!! Thank you for your time and knowledge!!!! The sessions with these women were amazing! Meeting the other women who were attending the retreat was great, such big hearts in all of them! The Shalom House is so unique and the quietness of it really feels good, it’s so nice to get away from the noise of everyday life.  This is such a great  learning opportunity, you can really let yourself open up and not feel judged by anyone. I always leave feeling energized, intrigued, and smiling! Thank you!”…….Amanda R. Wisconsin Dells 2014

“In a time where we are bogged down with electronics and the need to constantly be in the know, it is sometimes critical to our well-being to get away from it all. Dr. Christina Wilke-Burbach offers a once in a lifetime experience to do exactly that – get away from it all and reconnect to yourself as well as other like-minded, amazing women. I have attended the retreat, twice, by myself, and I found it to be exactly what I needed at that moment in time. Both experiences were unique as each had a different set of amazing women who I treasure to this day. Christina and her co-facilitator, Sandy, welcome you with open arms. In a safe space of no judgment, you can share your life and know that you won’t be condemned. I highly recommend the retreat to any woman who is looking for an opportunity to get away, reconnect with herself and de-stress.”…Tina C., Iowa. 2014

“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, Wisconsin 2013

“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 2013

“I feel more connected than I have for a very long time.  I feel hopeful and less overwhelmed.  I thank you all for that.  Thank you so much Christina for creating an environment where women can come together and form such strong bonds.  And thank you Sandy for raising such a wonderful woman”……Fiona P. Illinois June 2014

“Just want to Thank you again for an awesome weekend! We all really had a lovely time and will for sure get in contact with you again for stuff that arises in the future.  We all got a lot out of it!”…..Cori R. Dec 2014

“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.”

“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 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.”

“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.

“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.”

“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.”

Itinerary (Tentative and subject to change):

Friday

12pm to 1pm: Check-in

1:30pm-2:30pm:  Opening Meditation-A Sound Journey with Gina Armstrong

2:30pm: Snacks and Refreshments

3pm to 7pm: Welcome & Group introductions with Dr. Christina

7pm: Dinner

8pm: Intro/Review of the Chakras & Chakra Intuitive Readings with Dr. Christina

10pm: Spiritual/Metaphysical Movie and popcorn

Midnight: Quiet Time

 

Saturday

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

8am to 10:00am: Morning Chakra Group with Dr. Christina

10:00am to 10:30am break

10:30am to 11:30am: Chakra Yoga/Chakra Dance/Hoops Fusion Class

12:00pm: Lunch

12:30pm to 7pm:  Individual Acupuncture Sessions with Janet Fritts. Individual Bodywork sessions with Lynne Hiatt. Individual Chakra Reflexology Sessions with TinaMarie Olig. Individual Chakra Crystal Healing Sessions with April Joy. Chakra Activities, Artwork, Meditation, Journaling, Hiking, and more!

7pm: Dinner

8pm to 10pm: Evening Program – A Gallery Reading with Psychic Medium Brenda Nielsen

10pm: Chakra Fire Ceremony and Drum Circle (outside/weather permitting)

Midnight: Quiet Time

 

Sunday

8am to 9am: Coffee and Tea

9am to 10am: Chakra Tai Chi and Chakra Meditation with Dr. Christina

10am to 11am: Closing Group

11am: brunch

12pm: Close of retreat

***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 and Cancellation Policy:

• Space in each retreat is limited with a maximum of 10-13 participants. Reserve early to guarantee your spot!  Some retreats have booked and filled months in advance!
• Please note that there is a minimum amount of 6 participants required to hold a retreat. If the minimum amount is not met at least 30 days prior to the retreat, the retreat may be cancelled. If we cancel a retreat, all your money will be fully refunded. This is very rare and has only happened once in 5 years.
• The all inclusive retreat fee is $799.  Contact Christina for mailing address if you wish to pay with cash, check, or money order.
• A $375 deposit is required of everyone to reserve your space in any of the retreats. Contact Christina if you want to set up monthly payments. Our retreats are small and personal to create a sacred space and often book up quickly. 
•  The remainder of your retreat MUST be paid off in full 30 DAYS PRIOR to the scheduled retreat
•  Please read carefully: We have a strict cancellation policy as A LOT of preparation and planning goes into hosting a successful life-changing retreat experience. There are over 8 people involved in the planning and execution of the retreat including the retreat center, your facilitator/hostess, chef, and service providers.  If you need to cancel for any reason up to 90 days before your retreat, your deposit/payment will be refunded minus a $100 administrative fee.   You may not transfer your deposit or payment to another retreat. If you need to cancel for any reason 89 to 61 days prior to your retreat, your deposit/payment minus a $150 administrative fee will be refunded. You may not transfer your deposit to another retreat. If you cancel your attendance for any reason 60 or less days prior to your retreat no refunds will be issued. 60 or less days prior to the retreat all payments are non-refundable, non-transferrable, and are forfeited. If you need to cancel due to an extreme emergency, partial refunds will be considered on a case by case basis. An extreme emergency is a death in the immediate family (spouse, parents, children). Getting nervous about attending the retreat at the last minute is NOT an emergency. Feeling sick is NOT an emergency. Not being able to get off of work is NOT an emergency. Not having anyone to watch your children or pets is NOT an emergency. Transportation concerns are NOT an emergency. If an emergency arises and you cannot attend the retreat, you may send someone else in your place.
• Register for retreat by paying the $350 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. No registrations will be confirmed without a deposit/payment.
• 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

To register, please complete/submit the form below AND pay the retreat deposit. Your retreat registration cannot be confirmed unless payment is received.

 


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