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  • Retreat
  • Southwest Michigan
  • Spiritual Formation

SoulCollage® is a simple intuitive process of creating many small collages and then giving voice to the images to discover their identity and the wisdom they carry. It is an imaginative, contemplative way to access one’s inner journey. Deep listening to the stirrings within bring the joy of coming home to the life we are meant to live.

Between sessions retreatants will have opportunities for card making, walking the labyrinth, and communing with the spirit of the land in the meadows, gardens, and woodlands of GilChrist. Whether you are new to SoulCollage® or are experienced creating cards, this retreat offers time and space to creatively explore your inner being and the wisdom and blessings available there.

About the Facilitator
Anita Smith Buckwalter is a spiritual midwife facilitating the increase of self-awareness and mindfulness of the Divine within. She is a licensed SoulCollage® facilitator, and experienced spiritual director. She studied the Enneagram with Helen Palmer and the Michigan Enneagram Center.

General Information
The retreat begins in WindHill at 2:00 p.m. on Friday and concludes at 1:00 p.m. on Friday. Cabin check-in is at 1:00 p.m. on Friday and check-out is 11:00 a.m. Sunday.

The cost of the retreat is $200.00, which includes two nights in a private cabin, meeting room use fee, and facilitation of group sessions. Participants are responsible for their own meals. Hundreds of free images will be available for use, with card making supplies and beginners’ kits for sale. For further information or to register, contact Anita (



GilChrist Retreat Center

Three Rivers , MI 56265 Day Rd