sun through pine forest in winter
  • Retreat
  • Wellness and Healthcare

Sometimes winter inspires one to seek refuge in solitude and quiet, which can be rejuvenating. Sometimes too much can bring about a melancholy spirit. This retreat provides space for hibernating in togetherness. The intent is to create a warm atmosphere of choice between solitude or an activity together and reflect on the energies of each experience. This wintertime retreat will offer yoga practices, hiking, sledding, and community dinners with games by the fire.

About the Facilitator
Marne Apolo's inspiration for learning and healing through yoga began with her first yoga class with Yolanda Bain in 1996, in San Francisco, CA. With a master's degree in Communication from Western Michigan University and an intensive 200 hour RYT training with Karina Ayn Mirsky at Sangha Yoga, Marne strives to cultivate creative ways to integrate communication studies with yoga philosophy and practice. She holds a second degree certification in Reiki and is a certified Relax and Renew Trainer (Restorative Yoga with Judith Hanson Lasater). She continues her study of yoga with Sarah Powers and Angela Farmer.

Retreat Details
Friday, February 22
5:30-8:30pm: Yoga stretch at WindHill and hike under the stars followed by hot cocoa, homemade marshmallows, and Community Dinner*

Saturday, February 23
10:30am-12:00pm: Uplifting Mood Yoga Practice
5:00pm-8:30pm: Sledding, Gentle Yoga, *Dinner, and Charades by the Fire

Sunday, February 24
10:30am-12:00pm: Restorative yoga practice

*Food preferences and sensitivities will be cared for.

To join this retreat
Email Marne Apolo or call her at 269-270-8513 to register for the retreat: $215 early bird registration, $235 after Jan. 1. Space is limited. Email GilChrist or phone 269-244-1130 to reserve your cabin. Lodging is $50 per night in addition to the program fee. Please specify if you are open to sharing a cabin.


GilChrist Retreat Center

Three Rivers , MI 56265 Day Rd