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Mindfulness Retreats

Join the UW Health Mindfulness and Integrative Health Programs in exploring ways to integrate more ease, balance and healing in the midst of living in today's world. The retreats are guided by the staff of UW Health Mindfulness and Integrative Health Programs. Participants have an opportunity for personal time, open discussions, time in nature and guided group experiences, which may include:

Often individual sessions are available for Massage Therapy, Acupuncture, Healing Touch or a conversation with an Integrative Health physician.


From A Past Retreat



The Retreat Experience


Retreats are designed as a respite, an opportunity to slow down, calm, and ease back into a whole and full experience of life, this moment, right now, just as it is. Typical retreats last a weekend, however length of time will vary depending on the retreat.




Fees vary based on length of retreat, location, and guest speaker.




Locations have included but are not limited to:

Upcoming Retreats


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Past Retreats

  • Radical Responsibility (Oct. 21-23, 2016)
  • The Healing Power of Sustainable Compassion Training (May 20-22, 2016)
  • The Healing Power of Compassion (May 15-19, 2015)
  • Recognizing and Living Steps Toward Healing and Wholeness (Oct. 24-26, 2014)
  • Slowing Down To Catch Up With Yourself: Explorations In Contemplative Living (May 3-5, 2013)
  • Compassionate Health Care: Transforming Trauma, Part II (Oct. 14-16, 2011)
  • The Way of the Brush (May 20-22, 2011) 

The following retreats were held at the Christine Center:

  • Experiencing One's Center: Maintaining Balance Throughout Times of Uncertainty
  • Give Yourself a Restorative Retreat Before the Holiday Rush
  • Give Yourself a Restorative Retreat - Rest, Relax, Reconnect

The following retreats were held at the Sinsinawa Mound Center:

  • Living a More Contemplative Way of Life. Guest Speaker: James Finley, PhD, Psychologist
  • The Contemplative Way: Trauma and Transcendence, Exploring Contemplative Dimensions of Healing. Guest Speaker, James Finley, PhD, Psychologist and Author

Additional Reading


Learn more about the philosophy of the retreats and what you can expect through the following articles: