GilChrist's WindHill house with field in foreground, summer
  • Retreat
  • Spiritual Formation

Have you wondered why some of your life patterns seem impossible to resolve? Have you felt spiritually blocked and can’t figure out what to do next? Come to GilChrist to explore and heal the family generational patterns in your family soul that influence and energetically block your spiritual path through contemplative exercises and family systems constellations. You will have time alone and in silence during the retreat to reflect, journal, and walk on the beautiful GilChrist grounds. These reflective spaces will put you in touch with your family soul, help you to identify the family pattern you feel called to investigate, heal the pattern, and deepen the work begun in the family constellation sessions. Individual and group rituals will be part of the retreat. Individual conferences with the retreat directors will also be available.

About the Facilitators
Dr. Paulette Robinson has been a contemplative shamanic practitioner for over 20 years. She is dedicated to the energetic healing, integration, and well-being of her clients. She also works as a writer, teacher, spiritual director, and life coach. She has a Master’s degree in Comparative Religion from the University of Hawaii. She is currently completing the two-year apprenticeship program with the Guild for Spiritual Guidance. She is a trained certified facilitator in Individual, Family, and Organizational Systemic Constellations.

Dr. Jeanette Banashak is the co-founder/director of The Spiritual Guidance Training Institute, offering education and pilgrimages for practical, integrative, unitive living. She also teaches mindfulness and contemplative practices to children and adults and has just released The Mindful Pilgrimage: A 40-Day Pocket Devotional for Pilgrims of Any Faith or None.

Retreat Details
The cost for the retreat program is $350. This fee includes facilitated programming and individual conferences from Thursday, May 30 at 7:00 p.m. through Sunday, June 2 (check-out is at noon). The fee also includes snacks on Thursday night and all meals through Sunday morning breakfast. To register for the retreat portion, contact either:
Paulette Robinson:  ph. 301-332-1358; or; or 
Jeanette Banashak: ph. 614-990-0829; or .

Because of the high demand for this retreat, there are no registration refunds.

There is an additional cost for lodging at GilChrist ($50/night per person for three nights, a total of $150.00). Check-in for participants is between 1:30-4:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 30 and check out is at noon on Sunday, June 2. You have the option to extend your personal retreat by prior arrangement with GilChrist. To make a cabin reservation, please call the GilChrist office at 269-244-1130 or use our online reservation request form.


GilChrist Retreat Center

Three Rivers , MI 56265 Day Rd