Please wear loose, comfortable clothing, and walking shoes if you wish to walk the trails around the 100 acre property afterwards

                (weather permitting). The mindful movement portion can be done from a chair, or if comfortable, you are welcome to use a yoga mat (provided)           

                on the carpeted floor. Lunch will be served from noon to 1pm and complimentary coffee/teas/water/fruit basket are

                available throughout the retreat.

                          Suggested Readings/Audio to prepare you for the training:   

                          Jon Kabat-Zinn Full Catastrophe Living, or Wherever you go, There You are;

                  (shared with permission from Victoria Garder, Minds Unlimited)

                  Jon Kabat-Zinn: Mindfulness for Beginners

                Driving Directions  

                The retreat is held in the Prairie House living room with panoramic views of prairie, lake and woods.

                          Google Map

                          Prairie House Address: N4898 Arrowhead Trail/Juneau, WI  53039

                Turn right after the big red barn and head up the driveway to the top of the hill and you’re here!

                   Introduction to Mindfulness as a Skillful Means for Stress Reduction and Team-Building


                        11am:  Introduction

                               Overview of Mindfulness: Working Definition, History and Science. (5 minute didactic)

                        11:10am - Noon     

                               Guided Mindfulness Relaxation Body Scan (30 minutes)

                               Guided Mindfulness Meditation (10 minutes)



                                Mindful Eating (dyadic exercise)

                                Lunch/Free Time


                                Mindful Movement: Gentle, flowing movement using mindful awareness of body and breath emphasizing joint stability and relaxation

                                of the upper and lower body designed for countering the habitual stress associated with computer/desk work.



                               Compassion Meditation

                               Mindful Pause - practical on-the-spot method for bringing heart to mind that fosters the relaxation response over reactivity

                               and enhances our ability to care and relate compassionately to ourselves and others.


                        2:30 - 3pm 

                               Group Q & A.

                               Handout with Tips and Resources for sustaining mindfulness in everyday life.

                               Introduction to Mindful Walking with opportunity to hike the Prairie House trails.


                 Follow-up Activities

               There will be an opportunity for hiking the Prairie House trails that wind along the prairie and naturalized lakeshore,

                 weather permitting. Mindfulness-related books and CD’s will be on display and I will be available for individual mindfulness-    

                 related questions/discussion following the session.

             Mini-Massage Therapy Sessions

             There will be a sign up sheet for 15 minute targeted massage therapy sessions between 3 - 5pm.


                 The half-day restorative retreat includes:

                         Three hour introduction to formal and informal mindfulness practices and mindful movement.

                         Methods to enhance awareness, compassion, and relaxation in everyday life.

                         Evidence-based stress management skills.

                         Resources for sustaining ongoing practice.

                         Support in a community of people who work, learn, and practice together.

Wellness Facilitator  Laurie Sullivan  About

I look forward to introducing you to mindfulness based stress reduction as a skillful means of enhancing personal and professional well-being.




                                                         The two parts of genuine acceptance

                          - seeing clearly and holding our experience with compassion -

                                are as interdependent as the two wings of a great bird.

                                      Together, they enable us to fly and be free.  


                                                                                             - Tara Brach


Thursday July 6, 2017 11am-3pm

Address    MAP

N4898 Arrowhead Trail

Juneau, WI  53039 


Laurie Sullivan

Prairie Wellness LLC

(414) 690-3464

Prairie Wellness LLC Presents         

Restorative Retreat

Introduction to Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction

Based on the 8 Week MBSR Course by Jon Kabat-Zinn

at the Prairie House overlooking scenic Lake Sinissippi.


The two parts of genuine acceptance

- seeing clearly and holding our experience with compassion -

are as interdependent as the two wings of a great bird.

Together, they enable us to fly and be free.

                                                                                    - Tara Brach