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  • Retreat
  • Southwest Michigan
  • Spiritual Formation
  • Wellness and Healthcare

In solidarity with state, national, and global efforts to slow the spread of the coronavirus, GilChrist will be closed to all guests from March 15 through April 5. 

Participants are invited to join in open sharing circles, guided meditation, chakra balancing techniques, journaling & reflection space and more. Topics of exploration will be circled around honoring the cycles and rhythms of the body, emotions and energy levels. It is our intention that each participant feels accepted, supported and held-for in the highest level of honor and respect. This retreat is barrier-free and open to all who feel connected with the intentions we've expressed.

About the Facilitator

Christine Anderson is a Licensed Massage Therapist and Certified Postpartum Doula (DONA) managing Kalamazoo Family Tree Wellness. She is from the Kalamazoo Center for the Healing Arts and specializes in prenatal/postpartum massage, pediatric massage, craniosacral therapy and myofascial release. Beyond these services, Christine also offers postpartum belly binding, guided infant massage to parents and caregivers, chakra balancing and open gathering circles to mothers and families in the community. Christine has enjoyed sharing her skills and passion with families for over 10 years, and thrives on bringing community members together to help support and uplift each other.

Registration and Lodging Details

First, e-mail Christine at or call her at (269) 929-2375 to register for the retreat. Early bird registration for the retreat program is $325; on January 1, the cost increases to $350. Space is limited.

Once you have registered and paid for the program with the facilitator, contact GilChrist to reserve your cabin using the online registration form or by calling the main office at (269) 244-1130. Participants will check into their cabins between 2:00 and 3:00 p.m. on Friday, March 27 at a time you communicate via your cabin reservation. Cabin check-out is at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, March 30.

A communal dinner will take place on Saturday evening, so please let Christine know if you have any food restrictions. Other than Saturday evening, individuals are responsible for their own meals. Each guest space at GilChrist is equipped with a complete kitchen. See the complete GilChrist FAQ for more information about the facility.


GilChrist Retreat Center

Three Rivers , MI 56265 Day Road