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Silent Retreats

Take time for you… Feed your Soul… Renew… Reconnect with your deeper wisdom…

Re-treat (re trēt’) 1 withdrawal to a safe place 2 a quiet or secluded place 3 as for contemplation.

You are invited to come join a small group of women at Morning Star, an Eco-Spiritual Retreat Center nestled in the trees south of Cadillac, for three full days. From our busy and sometimes hectic lives, it is essential for our own well-being to step away from it all and slow down, listen, and reflect. From this comes greater wholeness and self-empowerment. Through the “sacred” space of our group silence, we open together to solitude, to reflection and healing, the wilderness within and around us, and especially to what this time in our lives means for us.

Cost & Logistics

The total cost of $160 (sliding possible) covers your two nights in a rustic cabin, shared with one or two others, use of the facilities, and guidance. Each cabin has small kitchens in which you will prepare your own meals. A $50 deposit is required to hold your spot and the remainder is due before arriving the first day. Checks or cash okay. We can carpool to save on resources, leaving Traverse City at 9am Friday… and leaving Morning Star by 2pm Sunday.

Perfect for those who have never “retreated” in silence before, and those who know and value the rewards that come from retreat.

In our silence, optional activities may include:

  • Guided meditation
  • Walking the labyrinth
  • Learning and applying the wisdom of the Medicine Wheel and the Four Directions
  • Participating in a Contemplative Earth Walk
  • Journaling
  • Mindfulness and present-moment practice
  • Self-generated ritual and artwork for healing and moving on
  • Perfecting the art of doing absolutely nothing!
  • Group sharing on Sunday

To Sign Up:

Contact Lisa Franseen:
Phone: 231-409-0136
Email: lfranseen@hotmail.com

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