“Creating Peace” Spring Retreat: April 26-28, 2019

“Spring Into Transformation” with our Retreat!

Our April 2019 Retreat, “Creating Peace,” will be a different experience than our workshop weekend retreat in October 2018.

A quieter, reflective experience is our goal for this retreat. Everyone will be joined together in one setting for group meditation and to listen to short inspirational talks & materials.

This time around we will not be providing workshops with optional single day sessions available so you need to be able to commit to attending the entire weekend. either residentially or as a commuter. Resident space is limited. Hotels are nearby.

Our theme is “Create Peace of Mind.” During our weekend, we will discover ways we can bring peace to our mind, body, and spirit.

Friday night is a light program with opportunities to experience relaxation. You can choose from meditation or restorative yoga which is Included in the retreat price.  For an additional price, you can choose either a massage from Thomas Brockert of Yellow Feather Massage, or a sound healing with crystal singing bowls with Deb Phelps of Meditate Madison., or a Creative Art Experience with Allison Phelps for a minimal art fee.

Or you may simply relax and rest in your room as you let go of the world and come into a space of openness and willingness for the weekend.

Our program on Saturday and Sunday will include three main topics:

  • Coming Into Your Oasis: Dealing with Stress, Anxiety, Emotional or Physical Pain with Allison Phelps, MA, LPCC
  • Accessing Your Inner Wisdom with Paul Phelps
  • Balancing the Mind, Body, and Spirit with Deb Phelps, C.MI, MMT, RYT

After our presentations, we will allow plenty of personal time, so you can reflect in silence in your written or art journals, rest, or take a walk. Periodically we will share our insights with one another in group discussion.

Please Note: Be sure to bring your own personal spiritual or other self-help books or studies that you enjoy so you can use them for your reflection time. This is especially important for the “Accessing Inner Wisdom” segment.

In addition, we will have available our labyrinth to walk on for a moving meditation, yoga sessions, our own art therapist, Allison for art journal assistance and therapeutic art experiential, massages with Thomas, Inner Wisdom sessions with Paul, and singing bowls meditation and sound healing sessions with Deb.  Some of these are paid personal sessions; some are group sessions.

Held at Bethel Horizons Art Ventures Center in Dodgeville, Wisconsin

Rooms are limited in the Art Ventures Center and we ask that if you are able to bring a friend or family member as there are three double beds in each room. We’d like to offer the retreat experience to as many people as possible. We will not make you share a room.

All meals are included. Bring your own snacks.

More details and registration to be available soon.


We have been providing two retreats a year since 2013. We currently use the  Bethel Horizons Art Ventures Center as our retreat host.

Your Retreat Facilitators

Deb Phelps, C.MI, MMT, RYT
Meditation & Mindfulness Instructor, Yoga Teacher,  Yoga Therapist IT, Spiritual Teacher and Coach. Also,  Sound Healing and Laughter Wellness.



Paul Phelps
Spiritual Teacher





Allison Phelps, MA, LPCC
Art Therapist and Mindfulness Instructor





Tom Wolff
Welcome Host


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