This retreat is a weekend to relax and rejuvenate on the healing waters of Lake Huron. At Anchorage Retreat Center, we have quaint rustic cottages nestled next to the shore to lounge and read a book, a community tent to meditate and attend yoga, firepits to sip tea and share with your new tribe of women. It will be a time to learn new ways of caring for yourself, of taking time out to regain your vigor for life and relating to others who know where you are coming from.

We follow set Covid-19 best practices to keep distance and sanitize.

Meals included: Snacks throughout weekend, Breakfast Sat & Sun, Lunch and Dinner Sat. (Be sure to let us know if you have any food restrictions) Participants asked to bring something to share for the circle.

Women’s Self-Care Retreat 2021 Schedule Tentative


5pm-7pm Check In @ Anchorage Retreat Center

7pm-9pm Introductions and snacks

9pm-10pm Fire ceremony

10pm Quiet time


7am-7:30am Sunrise Meditation on the beach

8am-10am Breakfast

10a Mental Health and Spirituality Workshop

11am Journaling Workshop

12pm-1pm Lunch

1pm-2pm Self-Care Workshop

2pm-5pm Free Time with Tea

5pm-6pm Yoga

6pm-7pm Dinner

7pm-9pm Vision Board and Affirmation Workshop

9pm-10pm Fire on the beach

10pm Quiet time


7am-7:30a Sunrise Meditation on the beach

8am-10am Breakfast

10am-11am Yoga

11am-12pm Crafting Time

12pm-1pm Farewell Circle

Go to creative workshops, relax with yoga and meditation and soak up the beauty of the lake. We are 3 hours north of Detroit.Due to COVID-19, we will be keeping more of a physical distance & using more stringent sanitation practices.

Creative Workshops include: God/Prayer Box & Ice Breaker Exercises, Journaling Workshop, Shortcoming/Strengths Workshop, Letting it Go Stone Workshop, & AA Meetings (Topic, Discussion, Big Book Study & Open Talk).

Meals included: Snack throughout the weekend, Breakfast Sat & Sun, Lunch Sat & Dinner Sat. (Be sure to let us know if you have any food restrictions).

Christina Hansen M.Ed – Retreat Leader

– Bachelor of Arts in Education from University of Detroit Mercy

– Master of Education from Oakland University

– Post Graduate Certificate in Alcohol and Drug Abuse Studies from Wayne State University

– Clean and Sober for 6 years

Lain MacKenzie – Director of Anchorage Retreat Center

-Yoga & Meditation Teacher

Women’s Recovery Retreat Tentative Schedule –

“Creative Recovery from Alcohol & Drugs” (Subject to Change)


5:00 – 7:00 Registration and Cottage Assignment at the Tent

7:00 – 8:00 Introductions, SWAPS exchange, and Open Talk by Facilitator (Snacks provided)

8:00 – 9:30 Workshop: God/Prayer Box & Getting to know each other / Ice Breaker

9:30 Quiet Time


7:00 – 7:20 Sunrise Meditation on the Beach

8:00 – 9:00 BREAKFAST

9:00 – 10:00 AA Meeting (Topical)

10:00 – 11:30 Workshop: Journaling (Create your own Journal & Journaling Workshop)

11:30 – 12:15 **FREE TIME

12:15 – 1:00 LUNCH

1:00 – 2:30 Workshop: My Character Defects and Assets (Mask Decoration)

2:30 – 4:00 **FREE TIME

4:15 – 4:45 Yoga

5:00 – 6:30 Workshop: Letting Go (Stone Collection and Decoration)

6:30 – 7:15 DINNER

7:30 – 8:30 AA Meeting (Big Book Study)

8:45 – 9:30 Review of the Day. Collect Retreat Evaluations

9:30 – 10:30 Fellowship & Refreshments around the campfire


7:00 – 7:20 Sunrise Meditation on the Beach

7:30 – 7:50 Yoga

8:00 – 8:45 BREAKFAST

9:00 – 10:00 AA Meeting (Discussion)

10:00 – 10:30 Closing Remarks

10:30 – 11:30 Letting Go Ceremony (Beach)

11:30 – 12:00 Clean up, load cars and key return – Safe travels! We hope to see you next year!

Choose what you wish to attend, nothing is mandatory

Free time: Opportunity for rest, private prayer, walks, reading, etc.

**Water, Tea & Coffee will be available throughout the weekend. Bring your own pop & other.

** Snacks will also be available

If you know you have a problem and want to do something about it; if your new on your recovery journey; if you have been sober for years – this retreat is for you.

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