Art Retreats in a relaxing, naturally inspiring rural setting. All experience levels welcome. Discover or renew your creative spirit at Full Circle Retreat.

Full Circle Retreat

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Full Circle Retreat is a peaceful, quiet place located in one of the many beautiful river valleys of south-western


Wisconsin. We provide retreat experiences that support your creative, soulful life and personal expansion.

The desire to go on retreat--to find oneself outside of usual routines with the time and space to move inward,

expand outward or to pursue a dream--has long been part of the path to inner peace and happiness. The inspiring

sights and sounds of this rural retreat naturally invite you to relax and connect with spirit.


Retreats here emphasize the creative process as a means of maintaining balance and

wellness of mind, body and spirit. Through meditative and healing art forms, art and

writing practices, and art instruction, Full Circle Retreat offers you experiential

ways to connect with your own inner teacher and to explore what is best for you.

Men and women of all ages, backgrounds and levels of experience are welcome.


When we tend our creative life like a garden—cultivating it with attention—wisdom grows

in the form of our own personal teachings.”  - Pat Allen-Art is a Spiritual Path


Retreat-Workshops take place from April through October.

Weekend Retreats begin on Friday evening and end Sunday afternoon.

Retreats can range from one day to several days. There are options to combine

retreats for longer stays.


Full Circle Retreat is in the heart of south-western

Wisconsin’s driftless region known for its hills, valleys

and trout streams. Its unique, off the beaten path

location, is quiet and regenerative. It is approximately

10 miles southwest of Viroqua, Wisconsin, 30 miles

southeast of La Crosse, 90 miles northwest of Madison,

180 miles from Milwaukee, 200 miles southeast of the

Twin Cities, and 270 miles from Chicago.

Full Circle Retreat is a farmstead made up of a two-story

farmhouse, an outbuilding used as the studio, vegetable

and flower gardens. Guests find the cozy, homelike

atmosphere warm and inviting. It is worlds away from the

usual classroom, hotel or conference center.

Nestled in a beautiful valley, surrounded by open prairie,

Oil Painting of the house at Full Circle by Deb Conlon VIVA Gallery, Viroqua

woods and a stream, it is a natural sanctuary. A serene

refuge that invites a deeper, less distracted environment in which to listen to the inner voice that informs life.


“Usually, when the distractions of daily life deplete our energy, the first thing we eliminate is the thing we need the most; quiet, reflective

time. Time to dream, time to think, time to contemplate what’s working and what’s not, so that we can make changes for the better.”

- Sarah Ban Breathnach -


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