Retreats and Spas in the Upper Midwest…and Beyond

The following are resources for Retreats and Spas in the Upper Midwest & Beyond. The Edge publishes Featured Business in its print edition every month except June and November, when The Edge Directory appears in print. The Edge encourages you to use these resources to support your journey in life. To appear in The Edge’s Featured Business listings, contact Cathy at 763.433.9291 or email her at

Audubon Center of the North Woods, 320.245.2648, — A private, non-profit environmental education and conference and retreat facility near Sandstone, MN, 90 miles north of Minneapolis. 640 acres on Grindstone Lake, over seven miles of trails, lodging capacity for 160+, large lakeside dining hall, scratch-based food service, and meeting spaces and classrooms to accommodate any size group.

The Christine Center, W8303 Mann Road, Willard, WI 54493, 715.267.7507, toll-free 1.866.333.7507, — Retreats with the capacity to awe, transform and heal: Intuitive painting, Jungian dream tending, sacred dance, Hildegarde, Mandala-making, healing with sound, yoga, East and West meditation. Private retreats for peace and renewal. Hermitages in the Wisconsin woodlands, vegetarian meals, sauna, meditation hall, amazing bookstore and library for the spiritual seeker.

Duir Massage – Cynthia Miller, 7260 University Ave., #110, Fridley, MN, 952.334.7657,, — Cindy Miller, LMT, owner, provides massage, Aromatherapy and Celtic Reiki Sessions. Kim Brandt is a Usui and Karuna Reiki practitioner who specializes in treating people with autism or who are on the autistic spectrum. Please visit our website for a full listing of services and prices.

The Fields at Wellsprings Farm, 13537 47th St. NW, Annandale, MN 55302, 320.874.1860, — The Fields at Wellsprings Farm: Fostering Healing, Learning & Connection for Individuals, Community & Earth. The farm offers space for individual and small group retreats on 40 beautiful acres. As the first Community Supported Retreat (CSR) in the country, we invite people to join as annual members or come as guests.

Golden Light Healing Retreat Center, 7102 Sundew Rd., Sobieski, WI 54171, 920.609.8277, — A Secluded Retreat Center on 200 acres of woods, field and prairie.  Custom private and group retreats.  Cabins and camping, great meals, large workshop/yoga room. Full facility rentals for your workshops and events. We offer training in Reiki, Mediumship and Shamanism. Call or visit Golden Light’s website for more info.

Journey Inn, an eco-retreat, 715.448.2424, — Journey Inn provides ideal quiet retreat space in the hills of Wisconsin (one hour from St. Paul). Come for a personal retreat and/or receive the support of a Life Direction Coach, Energy Therapist, personalized Yoga or Massage. Enjoy a deep soak in the Japanese Soaking Tub and walk the Labyrinth. Also, yearly scheduled retreats — Women’s, Mindfulness & Couples, or custom-made for your group.

Nurturing Retreat with Jill Rae Faulkner, 763.350.3945, — Are you looking for that perfect getaway to unplug and reconnect your heart and soul? Enjoy five days of self-nurturing in a lakefront residence with 300 feet of private beach, just 45 minutes from the Twin Cities. Five days, Thursday through Monday, all-inclusive non-GMO vegetarian meals and snacks.

Shire in the Woods, 14044 220th St., McGrath, MN 55650, 320.592.0180, — The Shire, open year round, is located in the Heart of the Solana State Forest on the Soo Line Trail. Create your own adventure — in solitude or with a group. We offer many tools to help you with your journey: miles of trails, seven unique dwellings, animals of the Shire, the Labyrinth, massage therapy, and more importantly, peace, quiet, and seclusion. Nourish and rejuvenate your soul!

Soul Camp 3-Day Retreat, located at Harmonic Spirit Center of Peace, info and registration at — On June 22-24, experience three days of self-exploration, purifying your internal world, bringing you to a place of self awareness. Have you been living a life of confusion, separated from your soul by illusions of who you are? Experience a physical and emotional detox for spiritual growth. Speakers leading you into exploration along with music and meditation.  Plenty of time for contemplation and reflection.

Spring Renewal Coaching Retreat with Liz Loney, M.A., Professional Life Coach, 612.790.6028,, — Liz will guide the Spring Renewal Coaching Retreat June 1-3 at Lake Shore Cabin, Sandstone, MN, two hours north of the Twin Cities. Accommodations, Meals, Three 1.5-hour life coaching small group sessions, and leisure time. Call or email for retreat itinerary. $289 includes all, 15% Early Bird discount by May 1.

Thrive: Spiritual Sisterhood Retreat, 952.334.6496,, — On June 22-24, experience an empowering weekend of connection, healing and awakening. All inclusive, private retreat on 144-acre eco-friendly lodge. Develop your intuition, restore inner balance and be supported.

Your Soul On Tap – A Change in Consciousness, located at Harmonic Spirit Center of Peace, info and registration at — On May 5, take part in a one-day Intensive Retreat: Recharge your soul with meditation, music, activities and workshops. Learn to take back control of your life and make choices that are right for you. Let go of emotional baggage and connect with your inner self.


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