Weekend Retreats

These guided group retreats explore self care, personality, creativity, yoga, mindfulness and other life-enhancing themes.  In workshop format, you will typically check in on Friday late afternoon, followed by evening introductions. You will then participate in three workshops on Saturday and one on Sunday.

John Huffaker and Charlene Torchia.  John has practice mindfulness meditation since 1975 and recently participated in a five day mindfulness retreat with Jon Kabat-Zinn, author of books on mindfulness, including Full Catastrophe Living and Wherever You Go There You Are.  Charlene is a long-time student of Qigong, yoga and yoga nidra and recently attended a five day retreat with QiGong teacher Mingtong Gu.

See our Retreat Calendar Page for upcoming scheduled group retreats, with dates and pricing. Call 715-448-2424....

The Journey Inn View of Sunset
 

Group Retreat Offerings:

Couples Retreat Weekend
John Huffaker, MN licensed psychologist and life coach
Charlene Torchia, energy therapy practitioner

This weekend will give you and your partner a space to enjoy each others company in a relaxed and creative way.  Take time to explore and deepen your relationship connection.  You will experience a variety of approaches working with body and mind, and will have ample time between workshops to enjoy our 66 acres, hiking, biking, reading a book or just relaxing.

* Energy/massage/acupressure -
   learn techniques for pain relief and relaxation      
* Yoga/Qigong & breathing exercises
* Labyrinth walk/ritual
* Guided meditation
* Couples communication exercises
* and more

This retreat includes two nights lodging, check-in snack, two organic brunches and the workshops.  It is limited to four couples.  $630.00 per couple, all inclusive. $175 deposit.

Women's Renewal Retreat
Charlene Torchia

Attune yourself to the renewing energy of spring!
Enjoy a weekend of self-care including:
*  Yoga Nidra Journey (the yoga of sleep - guided meditation/relaxation)
*  Rejuvenating yoga class with Kristina Ahern                                                                                
*  Self-massage & acupressure techniques for energy renewal
*  Aromatherapy blending, create your signature or Spring/Summer blend
*  Labyrinth ritual
*  Casual, fun art projects
•  QiGong and chakra exercises/meditation

This retreat includes two nights lodging, arrival snack, two delicious organic brunches and the workshops. The retreat is limited to six participants. $475.00 single occupancy (private room), $325.00 double occupancy/per person (shared room), all inclusive.  $175 deposit. 

The Journey Inn View of Lake Pepin
 

Women's Comfort Retreat
Charlene Torchia
Center your energy for sustained winter strength.
Enjoy a weekend of self-care including:
*  Yoga Nidra Journey (the yoga of sleep - guided meditation/relaxation)
*  Restorative yoga class with Kristina Ahern                                                                                 
*  Self-massage & acupressure techniques for relaxation and an enhanced immune system
*  Aromatherapy blending, create your signature or Autumn/Winter blend
*  Labyrinth ritual
*  Casual, fun art projects
•  QiGong and chakra exercises/meditation

This retreat includes two nights lodging, arrival snack, two delicious organic brunches and the workshops. The retreat is limited to six participants. $475.00 single occupancy (private room), $325.00 double occupancy/per person (shared room), all inclusive.  $175 deposit. 

The Journey Inn Decorative Statue and Flower

Mindfulness Retreat

Discover the value and practices of mindfulness.  These workshops provide experiential tools and the means of bringing mindfulness into your everyday lives:

•  Sitting breath meditation
•  Walking meditation
•  QiGong exercises and energy awareness
•  Yoga Nidra for deep relaxation
•  Readings & discussion

Aside from these practice sessions there will be time for questions, conversation about mindfulness and time in between to rest and enjoy the area.  This retreat is for individuals, couples, beginners and anyone who wants time and space for mindfulness.  $500 for single occupancy (private room) or $375 for double occupancy (shared room).  $175 deposit.  One shared room available.


Customized Group Retreats

We can help you design a retreat specifically to fit the needs of your group.  Whether your interests are yoga, personality, self-care, mindfulness, restoration or others, speak to us and we'll work together to create something unique and enriching for your group.

Visit EarthSky BodyMind Center to see more of what we offer.