Creating Peace & Balance | Spring Retreat 2019

Event Details

It’s been a long winter, are you ready to “Spring Into Transformation”? If you deal with stress, tension, emotional or physical pain, or other symptoms, you may benefit from “Creating Peace and Balance” in your life.

April 26-28, 2019
Bethel Horizons Art Ventures Retreat Center,
Dodgeville, Wisconsin
All meals and lodging included

Bethel Horizons accommodates any special diet: gluten-free, vegan, vegetarian, and any food allergies.
Let us know your needs when you sign up!

Staff Information



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. Our April 2019 Retreat will be a different experience than our workshop weekend retreat in October 2018.

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 “Creating Peace & Balance.” During our weekend, we will discover ways we can bring peace and balance to our mind, body, and spirit.

How May You Benefit from our Retreat Weekend?

By practicing any of the following techniques – Meditation, Gentle Yoga,  Massage, Sound Healing, Relaxation, Creative, Nurturing, and Self-Reflection techniques – you may experience a reduction in stress, control your anxiety, improve your emotional health, enhance self-awareness, lengthen attention span, reduce memory loss, generate kindness, improve sleep, help fight addictions, control pain, decrease blood pressure, and/or a stronger connection to your Higher Self.


Friday night

  • 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, and available throughout the weekend, you may choose either a massage from Thomas Brockert of Yellow Feather Massage, or a sound healing with crystal singing bowls or personalized guided meditation recording 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
  • Learn more about the retreat staff

After each of 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 on the grounds. Periodically we will share our insights with one another in group discussion sessions.

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 will be especially important for the “Accessing Inner Wisdom” segment.

In addition, we will have available our portable indoor labyrinth to use for moving (walking) meditation, gentle/chair 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 included in the retreat fee.

Our retreat is 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 and will be served in the Art Ventures Center.
You may bring your own snacks.

***All private sessions with our staff are uniquely discounted for the retreat and only available at the retreat for the price quoted. 



Residential at Bethel Horizons Art Ventures Center
Please arrive early on Friday before we begin.

  • All rooms in the Art Ventures Center have private bathrooms and 3 double beds per room.
  • The total cost of the retreat to you is: $265
  • Price includes lodging and meals: Friday-dinner, Saturday-breakfast, lunch and dinner, and Sunday-breakfast and lunch.

Commuter for Weekend
Although you can commute, we ask that you commit to attending all sessions throughout the weekend. Please arrive early on Friday before we begin.

  • The total cost of the retreat to you is: $165
  • Price includes all meals: Friday-dinner, Saturday-breakfast, lunch and dinner, and Sunday-breakfast and lunch.
  • Link for Local Hotels


  • Welcome Gathering at 4 pm
  • Dinner at 6 pm
  • Day ends at 8:30 pm


  • Meditation or Yoga at 7:30 am
  • Breakfast at 8:00 am
  • Program starts at 8:45 am
  • Lunch at 12 pm
  • Free time
  • Dinner at 6 pm
  • Day ends at 8:30 pm


  • Meditation or Yoga at 7:30 am
  • Breakfast at 8:00 am
  • Program starts at 8:45 am
  • Lunch at 12 pm
  • Retreat ends after Lunch



Meditation Stepping Stones is an organization by Deb and Allison Phelps providing meditation and mindfulness instruction online as well as personailized guided meditations.

Meditate Madison is a studio owned by Deb Phelps in Madison, Wisconsin that provides classes relating to the body, mind, and spirit.  Classes can be found in yoga, chair yoga, meditation, mindfulness, reiki, and other spiritual quests. Meditation classes with Deb Phelps. Yoga instruction with Deb Phelps and Sarah Kangas.

MiraclesOne is a non-profit organization by Paul and Deb Phelps focused on the teachings of the spiritual text, A Course in Miracles. It has both an online presence and local presence. MiraclesOne provides a multitude of free audio, video, and written resources, as well as study groups and online classes for students. Paul and Deb have presented at several of the international ACIM conferences.

Bethel Horizons

Art Venture Retreat Center

4601 C. Rd ZZ

Dodgeville, WI 53533

1 hr. from Madison – 1 hr. from Dubuque, IA

2 1/2 hrs. Milwaukee – 3 1/2 hrs. Chicago

Madison Airport is Dane County Airport. Code MSN


The natural surroundings and grounds of the Retreat Center are available to participants to help to facilitate inner quiet and reflective thought.
Trails, woods, ponds and streams, cliffs, hills, and valleys abound on over 500 acres of land.


Art Ventures at Bethel Horizons is our newest and most modern facility. It features 8 motel style guest rooms each with three full-size beds and private in-room baths. The space is proud to have a large open meeting and dining room with huge picture windows overlooking the vast prairie beyond. A large outdoor patio with furniture and seating is also available to experience the outdoors any time of the year.


Private Rooms are available, and you can share a room. Please note that all rooms contain 3 double beds in the Art Ventures Center bedrooms. We highly encourage you to Invite a friend or family member or two to join you!

REFUND POLICY:  I understand my payment is refundable up until 21 days before the event minus a 25% service charge. Afterward, it is non-refundable. However, I may transfer or sell my space to another person who will attend in my place. It will be my responsibility to collect funds from the person who will take my place – not the responsibility of the retreat sponsors (Meditation Stepping Stones, Meditate Madison, and MiraclesOne).  

I agree to hold the retreat sponsors harmless, both collectively and individually, from any and all liability resulting from attendance at this function. 

Type your name and date in the box in the form to indicate you understand and agree to this policy.


We use PayPal as our Credit/Debit Card Processor. You do not need to have a PayPal account to pay by Credit or Debit Card.






***All private sessions with our staff are uniquely discounted for the retreat and only available at the retreat for the price quoted. 


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Ticket Price Quantity
Full Retreat Price - Residential $265.00 Sold out
Full Retreat - Commuter $165.00 Sold out
Art Fee - If you would like an art journal & use our Art supplies $15.00 Sold out
Sound Healing with Crystal Singing Bowls with Deb $40.00 Sold out
Massage with Thomas $40.00 Sold out
Inner Wisdom Session with Paul $40.00 Sold out
Creative Expression Sessions with Allison $40.00 Sold out
Personalized Guided Meditation Recording with Deb (Received after retreat) $75.00 Sold out
Alternatively,  mail your payment to: Meditate Madison Studio 621 N. Sherman Ave, Suite B11 Madison, WI 53704