Allison RykkenSilent Retreat Offering

November 12-15, 2023 Go back
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Escape to the beautiful shores of Lake Superior, in Bayfield Wisconsin, for a 4-day introduction to silence retreat. This is an opportunity to unplug and reorient to the world around you. This retreat is ideal for anyone craving a break from the world's distractions and wanting to experience the benefits of turning inward.

Check in: November 12, 2023

Check out: November 15, 2023

Cost: $2,200 for Early Bird registration until May 31 and $2,500 after June 1, 2023.  Use discount code RETREATSPECIAL23 to enact the discount.

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Class description

Escape to the beautiful shores of Lake Superior, in Bayfield Wisconsin, for a 4-day introduction to silence retreat. 

This retreat is ideal for anyone craving a break from the distractions of the world, and desiring a deeper connection with themselves. 

This is a wonderful introduction to silent retreating, as it is designed to be supportive and more flexible in its structure. Short, daily meditations, breathwork and other supportive practices are designed with the first-time silent retreater in mind. 

Note: this is not a meditation retreat, but a retreat that offers meditation as a centering practice.


Allison Rykken, (she/her): Spiritual Director (MAL), Licensed Social Worker, Community Care Steward, and most importantly, Mom to two wild ones.

I’m here to hold sacred space for your seeking about Life, Spirit, and Purpose through individual spiritual direction, retreats, and community care.

I am a licensed social worker and spiritual director. I am finishing up my Masters in Leadership and Spiritual Direction from United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities – an ecumenical seminary rooted in inter-religious discipline, progressive theological thought, and dismantling systems of oppression.

I am an ally to the LGBTQ communities, and to the AA and recovering communities. I am committed to anti-racist work, both in my life and in how I raise my children.


Above all, I value human sovereignty. We are who we are. We love who we love. It is an inherent right for all beings to be free in their body, mind, identity, expression, and spirit. I stand for safe and sacred spaces for all people.

I value accessibility, equity and community care. I am committed to continued self-growth as I live and learn more each year.

I value curiosity as the antidote to judgement and am in continual practice with this in my work and life.


To restore heart in the world through every human knowing their value, worth and purpose. 


To create more spaces in which Spirit is invited to support us in our journey through life. 

I would be honored to walk with you in your spiritual journey. To assess if we would be a good fit, contact me to schedule a free meet and greet session.





Supply List

Things to bring: water bottle, journal for notes, yoga mat if you want your own, comfortable clothes, eye mask for meditation, swimsuit or loose fitting clothing for sauna sessions, winter outerwear for optional outdoor walking/hiking.

For daily yoga, Wild Rice Retreat offers mats, blankets, blocks and straps if you prefer not to bring your own.  Chairs are also provided for guests who require them.