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

Our spiritual lives are connected to various quantum fields that include body, mind, emotions, ancestors, karma, culture, cosmic, archetypal, etc. In this retreat, you will identify spiritual blocks related to quantum fields. This experiential retreat offers contemplative and spiritual practices that provide methods to connect, identify, and release blocks in these fields. The practices will be a blend of individual contemplative and group exercises. Participants will be encouraged to share their experiences in small groups.

The retreat draws on materials and techniques that bridge quantum science and spiritual/mystical traditions throughout the world. All seekers are welcome to come and explore the energetic fields that guide and shape our lives. No particular experience is required beyond curiosity and willingness to explore alternative energetic ways of connecting to and interacting with your spiritual journey.

Limited individual spiritual direction sessions will be available at an additional $100 fee.

“I have been on many retreats, and this was an experience in spiritual wholeness, incorporating generational release/freedom for new beginnings and fresh continuance."
Susan Carlson

About the Facilitator

Rev. Paulette Robinson, PhD is an experienced facilitator and retreat leader with over 30 years of experience. For over 20 years, she has been a shamanic practitioner facilitating healing using multiple energy modalities and practices. She has certifications in spiritual and elder coaching; family constellations and ancestral trauma; alchemical alignment (somatic trauma release), and past-life regression.

“Paulette is a gifted wisdom teacher and extraordinary spiritual retreat facilitator. She has a tremendous heart and welcomes participants wherever you are on your spiritual journey while honoring diverse backgrounds.”  
Elizabeth Hyland

Registration and Lodging Details


Go to to register. Space is limited for this retreat.

  • Early Bird Registration (before June 1, 2023) is $575
  • Registration Cost (July 1, 2023 and after) is $675

Please inquire about options for financial accessibility and payment plans by emailing Paulette

All meals are communal and included in the price of the retreat; please let Paulette know if you have any food restrictions. You are welcome to bring snacks to share with the group during the retreat or your own food. Each guest space at GilChrist is equipped with a complete kitchen. See the complete GilChrist FAQ for more information about the facility.


PLEASE NOTE: Lodging is NOT included in the price of the retreat. It is separate and managed by GilChrist.

  1. Once you have registered and paid for the program, contact GilChrist to reserve your cabin using the online registration form or by calling the main office at (269) 244-1130.
  2. Lodging is $60/night per person in addition to the program fee, payable by cash or check at the end of the retreat. Participants will check into their cabins between 1:00 and 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 7 at a time you communicate via your cabin reservation. Cabin check-out is at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 10.

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


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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