Unwind. Relax. de-stress. Be Well. Heal. Transcend!
Women’s Wellness Spiritual Weekend Retreats in Wisconsin, Minnesota, Michigan, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, the Midwest, United States
Mind, Soul, and Self LLC & Christina Wilke-Burbach phd present:
A Goddess Gathering Spiritual Awakening Retreat:
“A Modern Mystic”
Awaken your divine feminine and the modern mystic within!! Our retreats aim to create a safe and supported space for Awakening Women to gather, share their journey, explore their intuition, experience the surreal, expand their consciousness, and discuss metaphysical, esoteric, and spiritual topics.
-Summer Solstice Weekend-
THURSDAY JUNE 23 TO SUNDAY JUNE 26, 2022
Starts at 6pm on Thursday/Ends at 12pm on Sunday
In Sheboygan County, Wisconsin
a 4-day weekend retreat on 100 acres of beautiful, serene, Peaceful nature!!
You must be at least 18 years old to attend retreats.
Retreat registration will close sooner than the registration deadline if all available spots are reserved. Register early to guarantee your spot!
Registration form and payment info at bottom of this page
In Random Lake, WI
(Location is in Sheboygan County/Southeast WI; 50 minutes from Milwaukee, 60 minutes from Green Bay and about 2 hours from Madison and Chicago).
About Our Modern Mystic Women’s Weekend Retreat
Take a transformational journey with Christina Wilke-Burbach PhD and Mind, Soul, and Self LLC! This 4-day weekend retreat is an intensive women’s spiritual and metaphysical experience focused on expanding consciousness, cultivating clarity, self-awareness, personal growth, intuition, healing, and spiritual development! Relax, heal, learn, and rejuvenate with this extraordinary retreat! Previous attendees have said our retreats were life-changing! (See all of our testimonials at bottom of this page).
This retreat is for women experiencing the surreal and often unexplainable. The Goddess Gathering “Modern Mystic” Retreat is for women sensitive to others’ energy/emotions (Empaths), women looking to understand & develop their intuitive & psychic gifts, women undergoing a spiritual transformation or spiritual awakening, starseeds, lightworkers, walk-ins, shamans, medicine women, witches, Indigo/Rainbow/Crystal/Diamond Children, women who have had near-death experiences, mystical experiences, kundalini awakening, healing crisis, spiritual emergencies, ascension symptoms, past life experiences, experiences with the divine, peak experiences, dark night of the soul, crisis leading to personal transformation, intuitive/psychic/medium experiences, and other hard to describe spiritual experiences. The impossible is possible! Any woman who has had spiritual experiences (such as those described above) and is on a spiritual awakening journey is welcome – no matter if they are a “beginner” or more advanced.
This is a safe, non-judgmental, and supported space to freely and openly discuss your journey and experiences, to connect, and to learn more about your own personal growth, spirituality, metaphysics, and healing. Come meet and connect with other women having spiritual awakenings! Participants are those who are living and actively participating in the real world, but are spiritually waking up to something much more. This retreat is sacred space for women looking for guidance, understanding, meaning, and connection on their spiritual awakening journey. In this retreat, we will expand our consciousness, tap into your multidimensionality, dive deep into your soul, and awakening the modern mystic within!
Activities and guided experiences throughout the weekend include: past life regression work; a journey to the spirit world to meet your soul group, spirit guides, and master teachers; a journey to the realm of nature spirits, elementals, and faeries; a channeling with messages from Angels, Archangels, Pleiadeans, and other Beings of Light; Intuitive Development and Divination Work (Tarot, Oracle, Runes, Pendulum); Yoga for Spiritual Awakening; Artwork; Meditation; Journaling; and a Summer Solstice Ceremony. All while exploring and relaxing on 100 acres of serene nature!
No prior experience required. Retreats are for both beginners and the more experienced. Our retreats are small and intimate with lots of personal attention. Maximum of 12 participants!
2022 Cost: $1375 ALL INCLUSIVE FEE!! Registration, deposit, and payment info at the bottom of this page. Payment plans and financing are available!
Each Retreat Includes:
*3 nights lodging in a shared room (Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
*Access to 100 acres of nature, woods, hiking paths, & ponds
*All Food: Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner on Friday and Saturday. Breakfast on Sunday
*Beverages, Wine, and Snacks
* All group activities, services, and materials
* A Past Life Regression
* A Between Life Regression
* A 2-hour channeling event
* Guided Meditation and Journeying
*Yoga and Sound Healing
* Intuitive Development, Divination, Tarot, Oracles, Runes, etc
* Summer Solstice Ceremony
* Art Therapy
* Itinerary for retreat at bottom of this page
The 2022 Modern Mystic Goddess Gathering Weekend Retreat will be held at ChristPond Retreat Center on Highway 57 in Random Lake, WI (Sheboygan County). Directions and address will be given to you upon registration. The house center is a spacious, 12 room, updated home with 5 large bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. Wifi, air-conditioning, and fireplace. Retreat center is located on 100 acres covered with woods, brush, ponds and glens. Scattered across the property are 4 ponds. One includes a fishing pier. The wooded areas have trails for hiking and nature study.
The retreat is located in Southeast Wisconsin. The retreat can be reached by Highway 57, 43, or 23. The closest airport is General Mitchell International (Milwaukee) at 60 miles away. You could then rent a car or take a taxi, Uber, Lyft, or shuttle service to the retreat. 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 60 minutes from the retreat center. You could then take a taxi or shuttle service to retreat: 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!
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner on Friday and Saturday are included as part of the retreat. Breakfast is included on Sunday. There are gluten-free, vegan, vegetarian, and meat options. Meals will be catered in. You will make your meal selections closer to the retreat date. If you have numerous food allergies or a special diet, you are more than welcome to bring along additional food.
Questions? Comments? Concerns?
Please contact Christina at 608.393.7353 or email@example.com
Women’s Wellness Retreat Staff
Dr. Christina Wilke-Burbach. Christina Wilke-Burbach PhD, RMT, CA is a scholar, teacher, consultant, spiritual counselor, intuitive, and holistic healing facilitator with 24 years of higher education and experience in psychology, spirituality, holistic healing, and natural health. Her business is Mind, Soul, and Self LLC. She has a PhD in Health Psychology, Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology, a bachelor’s degree in psychology, a bachelor’s degree in anthropology, and a minor in Sociology. Christina has additional education and training in Transpersonal Psychology (Holotropic techniques, Psychonautics, Spiritual Emergencies, Shamanic Approaches, Plant Medicine, Archetypal Astrology), and studied with Dr. Stan Grof MD, PhD co-founder of the field of Transpersonal Psychology. Christina is also a Certified Aromatherapist, Herbalist, Reiki Master Teacher, Ordained Minister, and 1st Degree Witch in the Wiccan Family Temple Tradition. She specializes in women’s holistic wellness, spiritual awakenings, spiritual psychology, 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 30 women’s weekend and day retreats over the past 10 years. She has presented everywhere from The Midwest and Beyond and has taught hundreds of classes and group sessions. She combines science with intuition. In 2005 Christina had a near-death experience (walk-in) and spiritual awakening that transformed her life. Christina left the clinical psychology world and pursued training in Transpersonal Psychology. For over 15 years, she has facilitated hundreds of group classes, retreats, and events with thousands of women. Part of the magic of these group events is the acceptance, connection, understanding, and community that is created.For more information please visit https://mindsoulandself.com/about-dr-christina-wilke-burbach/
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.
Psychic Medium: Brenda LouAnn. 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. The best way for Brenda to describe her “gift” is the intense intuition and ability to read people and personalities; both those in the physical world and those in the realm of spirit. She only receives information from a Higher Power that may be needed for a person at a particular time. The message may come through a loved one who has passed over, spirit guides, your guardian angel, or other higher realm deities. Let this gifted and insightful lady shine light onto your pathways through the eyes of a psychic medium.
Yoga Instructor: Michelle Bauer. Michelle was a special education teacher for 27 years and then had a spiritual awakening. Her experience catapulted her onto a new path of self-discovery and healing. She retired from special education and pursued training as a yoga teacher. Michelle is passionate about using yoga to empower others as they navigate through their spiritual awakening journey and dark night of the soul. Michelle has a Masters Degree in Education and is a Certified Yoga Teacher and Certified Restorative Yoga Teacher. Body-based modalities such as yoga, massage, and dance are extremely helpful in coping with an awakening. Learn how yoga can assist you in processing and integrating your experience. Learn how yoga poses correlate to the hero’s journey (the steps of the spiritual awakening journey). Michelle will then guide you through a gentle Hatha Yoga Hero’s Journey sequence.
What should I bring to wear? The weekend retreats will be very laid back and relaxed. We will also have some movement aspects (yoga, tai chi, dance) to the retreat. If the weather permits, we will also have some outdoor activities (not at the winter retreat). Please dress comfortably…..yoga pants and sweatpants are encouraged! Feel free to bring comfy socks and slippers! 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 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 18 to 75. Women have come from Maryland, Minnesota, Kansas, Delaware, North Dakota, South Dakota, Missouri, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin. Most of the women come 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.
I snore and am concerned about having a roommate I don’t know. Earplugs are provided to each participant. Participants have also brought noise-canceling 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.
What is the bedroom and bathroom layout? There are 5 bedrooms (each bedroom has 3 to 5 beds in it. So, we will all be sharing rooms). If you signed up together and are coming together then you are sharing a room. Bed linens are provided. Please bring a pillow. Please feel free to bring an extra blanket if you think you might need one. Ear plugs will be provided. There are 3 full bathrooms with showers and bathtubs, so we will be sharing. Please bring your own towels, toiletries and hairdryer.
Testimonials from Christina’s previous Weekend Retreats:
“What a day you guys- felt Only like 3 hours…. Christina, thank you for sharing yourself with us. I feel privileged and grateful to have spent the day with you all. My card was Commitment, I’m still digesting all the knowledge from Saturday. The important part is that I feel at peace and grounded. I am looking forward to my future!Thank you to each one of you For sharing your thoughts and guidance with me. Xxxoooo” MG 2020
“I felt so honored to meet you all and learn about your journeys. I still can’t believe it lasted 14 hours since it felt like no time passed at all. Thank you so much Christina for answering your call and serving all of us on our path.” CD 2020
“Christina thank you for being a huge part of my growth. I really got so much out of the retreat. It’s a very Big growth week for me with the retreat, the Gathering, a singing bowl healing & celebrations of Mabon on Tuesday. It was wonderful to meet You all. I’m still processing!” JF 2020
“Thank you so much for such an insightful and comforting day. Thanks for creating such a safe and vulnerable space for all of us, Christina. You are such a knowledgeable, compassionate, and patient lady. You have truly found your calling!!!!! We are so blessed to have you as a mentor. Have a blessed week, ladies!!!!!!!!!!” MB 2020
“I had a wonderful day yesterday!!I truly enjoyed spending the day with all of you. Each of you wonderful Ladies are so Awesome. Thank you for sharing all of your insights and information. I have learned so much from everyone. I feel a weight has been lifted from me. For the first time I feel comfortable with myself. You have literally saved my life from continuing to live in a shit bag. Thank you so very much”PQ 2020
“Dear Christina, what a wonderful retreat! It was such a nice break and very worthwhile. I can’t thank you enough for providing excellent services to women.” S.A. 2019
“I wanted to tell you that your retreat really impacted my life. I can honestly say that I’ve had a significant shift in my life since that experience, there is a fundamental difference. I think it was really beneficial and I appreciate the work you do. I have kept in touch with many of the women from the retreat. Thank you for that too.” SF from Illinois 2018
“So, all in all, combined, my weekend with you was meant to be…I know more about chakras now than I did before I came. I will say that as I went through each of them, I was familiar with their meanings on a conscious level but never called them chakras. So now these meanings have a name and I know where they live. I am grateful for the confirmation that I am on the right path. I feel as though I have walked side by side with chakras along my life’s journey and now I know what to feel for while I further my education in life. Now I can if I want to, incorporate them into my translation of communication with others if need be or not. Hopefully, that makes sense. If this sounds like a testimonial and it is helpful for others like me so they may make a decision to come be a part of your world, you are welcome to use my thoughts. You have truly found your niche in life! I loved listening to you as you are quite articulate as well as eloquent. Your words are the embodiment of your spirituality. Because of your encouragement, I want you to know that I will continue to help heal those who seek me out, not by word of mouth, I don’t think but by fate, as it has happened many times for me over the years. I thank the Universe for those times as I remain truly grateful for each and every one of them while I pray for more. Through these experiences do I gain more faith and self-confidence while keeping my ego in check. Thank you, my sister, and the Universe for bringing us together.” Affectionately D. from Kansas 2018
“Thank you for a wonderful retreat. It was important for me to get back in touch with myself, my soul and spiritual path and to find what is needed to find balance in my life. The program is well prepared and makes you think about the good, bad and ugly and gives us an opportunity to unite with other beautiful women. I realize it is important to live, love and learn with all of your being. Only then will you feel complete. With my full heart I thank you.” LJ from Wisconsin 2018
“Thank you so much for the retreat. It was life-changing and provided direction for my life. I had felt stuck and no longer do. I think it provided a piece I was missing in my life. I got more out of it than expected or intended. You are a blessing to this world. You are an amazing friend, daughter and woman. God is using you to help and be a channel of healing for so many women. I am so thankful for you and the rest of the ladies. It was wonderful. Thank you again!! You are a blessing.” Xoxo-J.R. from Michigan 2018
“Christina, I am so grateful and blessed to have had the opportunity to come to the 2018 Women’s Summer Solstice weekend retreat. I have never been on a trip by myself before so it was also an adventure. From the moment you greeted me at the door to the time I left, I felt as if I were a member of your family. Sharing time with you and Sandy was very special. I love that you both have that bond and work so well together. What your retreat offers to others is a priceless gift. The service providers were exceptional, each sharing their knowledge and skill to enhance the experience and bring everyone closer together. Not only do they work independently but also as a collective group with one goal in mind — to heal and restore others to achieve optimal wellbeing and overall wellness. I learned so much about myself and being free to open myself up to others without feeling threatened was so liberating! The bonds that I formed with a few of the women will stand the test of time. The peaceful serenity of the Shalom House and all of the nature trails around it just added to the experience. Hiking to the lake and watching the ducks swim fed my soul. I loved every aspect of this weekend, including the delicious meals. This weekend was life-changing for me. Thank you so much for everything! I will never forget it! May all of the joy you bring to others return to you ten-fold. Namaste!”- Janet from Chicago 2018
“I am so happy that I attended the Summer Solstice Retreat with Christina and 8 amazing intelligent women. This retreat opened my eyes and heart to my critical and judgmental self. I feel more aware that what I perceive on the outside is nowhere close to what lies inside the heart and soul. Every woman I met on this retreat had a beautiful heart and story that I connected with, regardless of age, race, experience, or religion. It is truly an amazing and profound experience to be completely vulnerable with female strangers and feel supported and held. The psychic medium was incredible and helped me close spiritual wounds so I could move forward towards healing. The house, location, food and services were wonderful. I would highly recommend this retreat to anyone in need of spiritual healing. Thank you to Christina and Mama for providing me with nourishment and joy. Namaste”- M.F from Chicago 2018
“Thank you Christina for a great weekend. I love you and thank you for awakening a part of me that I didn’t even know existed.” Melissa 2018
“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
“Thank you from the bottom of my heart for a wonderful experience. I signed up with a feeling of desperation, as we were becoming empty nesters, my career feeling less than fulfilling and the idea of having only my husband to go home to every night dreadful. Once the week of the retreat came, I tried every excuse I could think of not to come, out of fear. What are these other woman going to be like, will I fit in, etc. Thankfully I got in my car and drove to the most beautiful, peaceful, fulfilling, difficult weekend of my life. The location is amazing, you, your mom and the service providers were so kind, real and giving. The ladies I shared my soul with were amazing and I learned a great deal about myself. I wouldn’t change a think about my experience and am very much considering making this a yearly event. Thank you for making it a wonderful experience, I feel truly enlightened, relieved and blessed.” Lori 2017
“Christina you rock!! I had a such a great awakening and learning experience on the summer solstice retreat. I feel that all of my paths have lead me to this retreat. I thank you from the bottom of my heart for offering this. The property was beautiful and peaceful. The hand picked services, group talks, activities seemed like the perfect mix to bring everything together. I met wonderful women in a safe environment. You are such an UBER smart educated woman that gladly shares you knowledge- it is much appreciated. I thought this was the end to my journey, but it really is a beginning. I learned so much and will take it with me forever. I would highly recommend this retreat to anyone, it is so soo worth taking the time and money!!” -Lora in Wisconsin 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 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.”
June 2022 Retreat Itinerary (Tentative and subject to change):
Thursday June 23, 2022
4pm to 5:30pm: Arrive and Check-in. Dinner on your own
6pm to 9pm: Welcome, Opening Meditation, Group Introductions, Intro to the Hero/Heroine’s Journey & Stages of Spiritual Awakening
Friday June 24, 2022
9am to 12pm: Past Life Regression with Dr. Christina
12pm to 2pm: Lunch, Relaxation, and Nature Time
2pm to 5pm: Between Lives Regression (Journey to the Spirit World) with Dr. Christina
7pm to 9pm: Divination Parlor: Tarot/Oracle/Runes/Scrying/Pendulum Readings, Mentoring, & Workshop with Dr. Christina
Saturday June 25, 2022
9:30am to 11:30am: Yoga for Spiritual Awakening with Michelle Bauer (gentle hatha yoga practice for all levels…beginner to more advance. Includes meditation, breathwork, and sound healing)
12pm to 1pm: lunch
1pm to 2pm: Faery Magick & Journey to Faery Realm/Nature Spirits Workshop with Dr. Christina
2pm to 6pm: Art Therapy Activity/Nature Experiences/Explore 100 acres/Meditation/Journaling/Relax
7pm to 9pm: Channeling Group with Psychic Medium Brenda LouAnn (Brenda is able to connect to and communicate with angels, archangels, light beings, Arcturians, Pleiadians, Sirians, and other spiritual beings from the higher dimensions. She will bring through messages for humanity, healers, and Lightworkers to assist us in raising the vibration and healing the world).
9am: Summer Solstice/Goddess Ritual and Ceremony with a Spiral/Trance Dance
10am: Integration and closing group
12pm: Closing Meditation and Retreat ends
***The Women’s Wellness Chakra Retreats, the Goddess Gathering, and Modern Mystic Retreats design, materials, and programming are the intellectual property of Mind, Soul, and Self LLC/Christina Wilke-Burbach. All rights reserved.
Registration Info, Payment Info, and Cancellation Policy:
• Space is very limited in our retreats. There will be a maximum of 12 participants. Register early to guarantee your spot! Some retreats have booked and filled months in advance! Click here for our COVID-19 information
• 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 15 days prior to the retreat, the retreat may be canceled. If we cancel a retreat, all your money will be fully refunded. This is very rare and has only happened once in 10 years.
• Contact Christina for mailing address if you wish to pay with cashier’s check or money order.
• A $500 non-refundable deposit is required of everyone to reserve your space in the June 23 to 26, 2022 retreat. Contact Christina if you want to set up monthly payments. Please note, if you set up monthly payments, the retreat must be paid off in full by the actual retreat date, so please register early so you have ample time to pay off retreat. Financing is also available through PayPal Credit. To learn more about PayPal Credit, click on the banner below by the PayPal cart. If interested, please choose that option when using the Paypal cart. 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 AT LEAST 14DAYS PRIOR to the scheduled retreat
• Please read carefully: We have a strict cancellation policy that we enforce as A LOT of preparation and planning goes into hosting a successful life-changing retreat experience. There are over 6 people involved in the planning and execution of the retreat including your facilitator/hostess, caterer, the retreat facility, assistants, and service providers. Your $500 deposit is non-refundable and non-transferable. If you need to cancel for any reason up to 15 days before your retreat start date and you paid in full for retreat, your payment will be refunded minus the $500 non-refundable deposit. The deposit is non-refundable, but if you paid in excess of the $500, you may transfer that payment to another class, service, or event. If you cancel your attendance for any reason 15 days or less prior to the retreat all payments are non-refundable, non-transferrable, and are forfeited. If you need to cancel due to an extreme emergency, transferof funds to another one of Dr. Christina’s offerings/classes/events/services will be considered on a case-by-casebasis. An extreme emergency is a death in the immediate family (spouse, parents, children) or sickness such as COVID-19, influenza, etc. Getting nervous about attending the retreat at the last minute 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.
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• Questions? Please call or email Christina at 608.393.7353 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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It's going to be more heavily. Content focused whereas if it's a spiritual retreat there might be
On a wellness retreat, you relax in place, enjoying the calm environment of the resort and the beauty surrounding you. You learn new skills or interests with part of every day. You benefit from healthy treatments like massage, and simply enjoy your time to reflect and relax throughout your stay.
- Plan ahead. Discuss and decide what your group will study next. ...
- Divide and conquer. Split into 3 groups: Fun, Faith, and Food. ...
- Tell your stories. Encourage each woman to share details of her life and faith journey, complete with pictures. ...
- Take a quiz! ...
- Do a Bible study. ...
- Attend an event from wherever you are.
Womens retreats are an opportunity to delve deeper into who we are and what we want out of life with the support of some amazing ladies. Chances are, the people on your retreat are there for the same reasons you are… …to take a break, to refresh, recenter and leave with a new sense of purpose.
- Rest and relaxation while enjoying nature.
- Engaging in wellness activities such as yoga or cycling.
- Spiritual or religious goals.
- Making progress towards planning an event for a specific cause.
- Exploring an area you've never been to with other women.
Mostly all spiritual retreats include accommodation in wonderful locations, healthy and delicious meals and meditation practices, or mindful exercises during the day. As mentioned above, some of them also add unique practices to help you accelerate your spiritual journey and make it more fun.
- 8 a.m. Wakeup, breakfast.
- 8:15–8:30 a.m. Morning journaling.
- 8:30–9:30 a.m. Meditation.
- 10:00 a.m. –12 p.m. Hike with friends.
- Noon-1 p. m. Lunch.
- 1:00–1:30 p.m. Journal about experience over weekend and intentions for bringing wellness into daily life.
- 1:30 p.m. Turn phone back on — end of the retreat.
One of the biggest advantages of going on a retreat is that it offers you proximity to nature and its healing touch, which can't be matched by a simple vacation. Being close to nature has shown to reduce the production of cortisol—our primary stress hormone.
- Specific Bible verses.
- Specific worship song.
- Fruit of the Spirit.
- A specific culture or people group.
- Gifts of the Spirit/Spiritual Gifts.
- Personality tests.
- Having time for silence.
- 1 – Build a List of Ideal Clients. ...
- 2 – Name Your Retreat. ...
- 3 – Decide How Many People You Want at Your Retreat. ...
- 4 – Choose a Time-Span for Your Retreat. ...
- 5 – Choose a Location for Your Retreat. ...
- 6 – Price Your Retreat. ...
- 7 – Outline the Content of Your Retreat. ...
- 8 – Commit to a Date for Your Retreat.
- Reserve an entire weekend. Schedule a Friday evening through a Sunday afternoon for your at-home wellness retreat. ...
- Create an agenda. ...
- Plan your meals. ...
- Schedule both energizing and relaxing activities. ...
- Disconnect. ...
- Pack a bag. ...
- Schedule down-time.
Recharging your body and mind at a wellness retreat is an incredible experience that will help you feel better and create a strong foundation for a healthy life. A wellness resort will give you plenty of time to recharge, learn new wellness techniques, or simply laze around in the beauty of nature.
- Meditate for 5-10 minutes.
- Cook healthy recipes at home.
- Clean areas around the house.
- Walk around the neighborhood.
- Participating in virtual bodyweight fitness classes.
- Go to bed 30 minutes earlier than usual.
- Listen to a podcast.
Retreats Can Make You Healthier
According to one recent study, the answer is yes. The study, published in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, took place at a week-long wellness retreat with a blend of educational, therapeutic, and leisure activities and a mostly plant-based diet.
- Wake up naturally on your own terms.
- Read a book for pure pleasure.
- Journal about your favorite memories, pastimes, foods, movies, anything that reminds you of who you are.
- If you're close by, visit one of your favorite childhood spots.