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

This wintertime retreat will offer quiet and togetherness through yoga practices, hiking, a creative project, and community dinners. Reflection is encouraged in solitude, as well as with one another. Sometimes winter inspires one to seek refuge in solitude and quiet, which can be rejuvenating, and other times togetherness is a balm for the cold. 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 each experience inspires.

Retreat Schedule

Friday, February 28
4:00pm – Arrival and check-in
5:30pm – Evening yoga practice with community dinner to follow

Saturday, February 29
10:15am-11:45am – Morning yoga practice and creativity project
4:00pm – Restorative yoga practice with community dinner to follow

Sunday, March 1
10:15am-11:45am – Morning yoga practice
1:00pm – Clean cabins and check out

About the Facilitator: Marne Johnson Apolo, M.A. RYT

Marne'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 w/ Judith Hanson Lasater). She continues her study of yoga with Angela Farmer, as well as Loving Kindness meditation with Sharon Salzberg.

Registration and Lodging Details

The cost for the retreat is $215 for early bird registration, and $240 after December 15. To register for this retreat, contact Marne Apolo at, or (269) 270-8513.
After you have reserved your spot in the retreat, contact GilChrist to reserve your cabin by calling (269) 244-1130 or submitting an online reservation request form. Lodging is $50 per night per person in addition to the program fee, payable by cash or check upon checkout. Space is limited.


GilChrist Retreat Center

Three Rivers , MI 56265 Day Road