Touching Your Soul

Minnesota Retreat at St. John’s Abbey


August 9 - 11, 2019

Hosted by Laurie Wondra and Green Lotus

Laurie Wondra and Green Lotus are partnering for an amazing local retreat just north of the Twin Cities at St. John's in Collegeville. Understanding the depth of our being continues to be a mystery to many. This retreat creates space for exploration: using tools and techniques in nature for you to experience a deeper understanding of the soul. We'll access our soul compass to heal, expand, align, and develop your being. This retreat, as Laurie describes it, is in the energy of the 2019 Lion's Gate portal, and it urges us to explore higher heart energies and access opened universe portals. Healthy food, yoga, meditation and Yoga Nidra, in a restful space, supports time to learn, collaborate, and engage in self-reflection of the soul. Vibrational Acoustic Techniques with singing bowls and drums and other tools of nature and helpers of the universe will make this an amazing experience. There also will be time for personal time to walk, rest, and reflect. All are welcome. Fees includes lodging, all meals, events with Laurie, yoga, and meditation. Single- and double-occupancy available. Book early to reserve your spot and save if you pay in full.


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  • Friendship and community, laughter and exploration, outside and inside

  • Nestled in nature, St. John’s Abbey, our home for the weekend has beautiful lakeside views

  • Several scenic walking and hiking trails through St. John’s Arboretum, a mix of prairie, oak savanna, oak and hardwood forest, conifer forest, and lakes and wetlands

  • Opportunities to pray with the monks of St. John’s

  • Optional private tour of St. John’s Abbey church guided by one of the monks

  • Optional tour of St. John’s Pottery and a traditional Japanese afternoon tea ceremony

  • Medicine bag making and intention setting with Laurie Wondra

Retreats don’t need to be far from home to center, inspire, and refresh. We hope you can join us on this Minnesota retreat that celebrates connection, introspection, and nature.

Save your spot now for only $150

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Your weekend retreat includes: 

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  • Accommodations: Two nights stay at the serene lakeside St. John’s Abbey Guesthouse. Most rooms have a lake view and all are tidy, modestly furnished, and equipped with free WiFi.

  • Meals: Meals are included: Friday supper through Sunday breakfast. Special dietary requirements can be accommodated including vegetarian, gluten-free, and dairy-free. Those requiring options beyond these can bring their own food items and a refrigerator will be available.

  • Yoga & meditation: Several opportunities to practice including gentle yoga, yin yoga, yoga nidra, walking nature meditation, and mindfulness meditation instruction.

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Cost Summary 

A $150 deposit will hold your space. 

  • $449 - double occupancy

  • $499 - single occupancy

The cost is per person. A $150 deposit will save your spot. The balance is due July 1, 2019. Early bird discount pricing ends May 1.

Refunds and Cancellations:  All cancellations must be in writing. Because our retreats tend to have a wait list, if you cancel by July 1, half of the fee will be refunded to your Green Lotus account. No refunds will be made after July 1.

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Green Lotus takes yogis and non-yogis on trips to see the world. Past retreats include India, Bali, wine-country trips to Oregon and New York, and Mexico. Where do you want to go? We want to hear from you.