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

This retreat is fully booked. To inquire about being added to the waiting list, please reach out to Kayle Rice at the contact information below

This one-day retreat at WindHill will help affirm the pureness of our souls; that primal place within us which is not wounded. Through Nature Therapy, SoulCollage® and Sound Meditation, it is our hope that participants are able to express and experience the return to the wild place of their souls. Albert Einstein wrote, “The intuitive mind is a sacred gift, and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift.” We want our participants to reclaim their intuitive souls. The natural beauty of GilChrist and reverence for beauty will be experienced through Nature Therapy; compassion and gratitude will be experienced through Sound Meditation; and creativity will be experienced through SoulCollage®.

Coffee, tea, and small snacks will be provided; please bring your own lunch. There is a kitchen, oven, and a microwave oven available on the premises. 

Please note: Folks with deep brain implants for epilepsy or Parkinson’s and folks with very rare frequency triggered migraines shouldn't do sound meditations (also known as "sound baths").

About the Facilitators

Ruth Shellhouse is a Nature-based Rewilding Guide/Soul Coach, Permaculture Designer and writer. Kayle Rice is a retired Unitarian Universalist minister and hospice chaplain, and a certified SoulCollage® Facilitator. Kimberly Nunneley is an artist, an author of comparative religion exegesis and hermeneutics, sci-fi fiction, poetry and is a Sound Meditation facilitator. 

Registration and Lodging Details

Note: all group participants are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

To register for the retreat, first email Kayle at or text her at (269) 251-4143 to register. The cost is $75 for the day. Space is limited.

Once you have registered and paid for the program with the facilitator, contact GilChrist using the online registration form or by calling the main office at (269) 244-1130 to submit contact information and confirm vaccination status.

This is a one-day retreat; please contact GilChrist Retreat Center if you wish to book lodging. There are also other lodging opportunities nearby at The Hermitage and Apple Farm Community.


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GilChrist is the public retreat center of the Fetzer Institute. We support the Institute’s mission of helping build the spiritual foundation for a loving world by preserving a contemplative environment for healing self, society, and the natural world. We warmly welcome both groups and individuals and people of all faiths and affiliations.


GilChrist Retreat Center

Three Rivers , MI 56265 Day Rd