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  • Retreat
  • Wellness and Healthcare

This weekend retreat is an invitation to journey inward to balance, energize, and recharge body, mind, and spirit as we move from winter hibernation to spring rejuvenation! We will explore the seven energetic centers called chakras as we dive into this dynamic and contemplative retreat. As we become more familiar with each chakra through yoga, breathwork, journaling, meditation, and chanting, we can open to greater awareness of our innate life force and experience subtle shifts toward greater acceptance, healing, and wholeness. Join us for this spring renewal! 

About the Facilitators
Cynthia Hoss and Kristin Fiore are both 500 hour experienced registered yoga teachers at Down Dog Yoga Center in Kalamazoo, Michigan.

Cynthia is a retired massage therapist currently specializing in Ayurveda and yoga. Cynthia’s teachings are highly influenced by her background in and lifelong study of body/mind holistic therapies and her devotion to enriching people’s lives with healthy lifestyle choices.

Kristin is the owner and managing director of Down Dog Yoga Center. Her teaching encourages us to be fully present in the exploration of body and mind. Kristin’s supportive approach, backed by her years of experience in yoga and a focus on trauma sensitive practices, inspire self love, patience, and peace.


Retreat Schedule


  • 2-5 p.m.: Check in to cabins at GilChrist or the Hermitage
  • 6-8:30 p.m.: Welcome, Introductions, Evening Practice & Overview on Chakras


  • 9 am-Noon: Morning Practice, Reflection & Journal
  • 3-5 p.m.: Afternoon Practice, Reflection & Journal
  • 6-8:30 p.m.: Dinner & Circle Gathering


  • 9 a.m.-Noon: Morning Practice / Chakra Meditation / Closing Circle
  • Noon-2 p.m.: Check out


Retreat Details
The cost for the retreat program is $200 by February 22, and $225 after February 22. Register at downdogyogacenter.com. Please contact the GilChrist office directly through the online reservation form or by phone (269-244-1130) to make your lodging arrangements for a private cabin at a cost of $50/night. Friday check-in is 2-5 p.m. and Sunday check out is by 2 p.m. Saturday dinner is provided. All other meals will be on your own, and GilChrist cabins include fully equipped kitchens. (Overflow lodging is available at The Hermitage Community, which is located within walking distance of GilChrist. The Hermitage has a communal kitchen and offers three meals a day.) Practices include yoga movement, breath-work, meditation, Bija sound chant, self-care, and journal writing.



GilChrist Retreat Center

Three Rivers , MI 56265 Day Rd