Workshops & Retreats

Gift yourself with time away! Easily learn to meditate and develop a mindfulness practice with our Just This Day programming. Enrich and empower your writing in the Wake Up! Mindful Writing offerings.


Deepen your skills and cultivate life-long habits in Just This Day and Wake Up classes designed to provide ongoing instruction and support.

Restore and Re-story!
Wake up to living with creativity,
wisdom, and renewed intuition.

Coffee Musings 

Presence in the New Year

Be open, be curious, and listen closely to all that is around you. It is a wonderful way to practice being present with both your head and heart!

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Exploring Perspective Through Writing and Yoga

Through yoga we open ourselves to possibility. Our bodies stretch and grow strong, our spirits are deepened, and our minds relax and renew. When the body, spirit, and mind are united, amazing things happen. Integrating writing experiences with a yoga practice enriches and enlivens the opportunities for creative growth.

Join us at The Christine Center in Willard, WI from July 29 to Aug. 2nd for this innovative retreat!

Detailed information is available here.

Registration prior to attendance is required and can be completed by calling the Christine Center at 866-333-7507 or 715-267-7507 

Contact Joanne with any other questions at 262.361.3316 or


Meet Joanne Nelson

Joanne Nelson’s Wake Up! Mindful Writing programs and Just This Day Meditation offerings allow participants to engage and awaken their creative and intuitive best selves while learning to restore and re-story.