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  • Retreat
  • Religion and Spirituality
  • Southwest Michigan
  • Spiritual Formation

SoulCollage® is a simple intuitive process of creating many small collages and then giving voice to the images to discover their identity and the wisdom they carry. It is an imaginative, contemplative way to mindfully access the Stillpoint of our True Selves. Using SoulCollage® as a spiritual practice integrates mind, body and spirit and builds community. Whether you are new to SoulCollage® or are experienced creating cards, this retreat offers time and space to creatively explore your inner being and the wisdom and blessings available there. There will be four group gatherings for information and supportive interaction as individuals explore the paths of their inner life. Orientation and consultation is available as needed especially for those new to the SoulCollage® process.

About the Facilitator

Anita Smith Buckwalter is a spiritual midwife facilitating the increase of self-awareness and mindfulness of the Divine within. She is a licensed SoulCollage® facilitator, a spiritual director and trainer/supervisor. She studied the Enneagram with Helen Palmer and the Michigan Enneagram Center. Through 40 years of pastoral ministry, Anita used art, music, dance and words to enrich worship and create individualized celebrations of life’s transitions. Anita delights in integrating all aspects of her life through the creativity and mystery of the SoulCollage® process.

Retreat Information

The cost of $225 includes facilitated programming and two nights’ lodging in a GilChrist cabin. Beginners’ supply packs are available for an additional $20.00. Participants will check in between 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. on February 24 and depart at 2 p.m. on February 26. Individuals are responsible for their own meals, and each guest space at GilChrist is equipped with a complete kitchen.

To Register:

1. Contact Anita by email:

2. Send $50.00 non-refundable registration deposit to Anita at the address provided by email.     

3. Contact GilChrist to reserve your cabin using the online registration form or by calling the main office at (269) 244-1130.


GilChrist Retreat Center

Three Rivers , MI 56265 Day Road