First Annual Soul Sisters Summer Retreat  

August 13-14, 2011 ~ Terra Casa, WI

Step out of the flurry of doing and into the feminine ground of being at the First Annual Soul Sisters Retreat, located along the shores of the beautiful Tomorrow River, Waupaca Wisconsin.

Join us as we celebrate your one wild and precious life by being passionately embodied in the moment of NOW. Here, on the auspicious weekend of the August full moon, la bella luna rossa, we will:

Share, nourish and inspire through stories in the spirit of sisterhood

Connect to body and heart through breath, meditation, gentle yoga and expressive movement

Reflect on the gift of life through stillness, self-inquiry and experiential discovery

Awaken the feminine creative life force through the dance of Shakti

Express gratitude through ritual, chant, song, and dance beneath the full moon

Revitalize spirit through sacred immersion in the Source of Life

Revel in the splendor of nature and the living world around

Feel the rhythmic dance of life in every heartbeat and breath

Embraced by the warmth of August there will also be plenty of free time to:

~ Play, laugh and connect with others

~ Stroll scenic pathways, refresh in river waters and relax poolside

~ Dream, nap, journal…and BE...



~ Receive a tea leaf reading by the highly intuitive, Terry Kohl.

~ Experience the healing touch of chair massage by professional massage therapist, Lisa Funk.

~ Express yourself through “Art from the Heart” with inspiring artist Nancy Thorson. She will have a wide selection of art materials for you to “play and create” in any way that calls to you throughout the week-end. ( All materials will be provided w/o cost.)

Don’t miss this wonder filled celebration of the mystery of our life, and the sacred path that uniquely marks each of our lives!

All are welcome! No previous experience with janis or her offerings required. Bring your friends and sisters, make it your special women’s get- away retreat!


The Beautiful Terra Casa


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Begins: Saturday at 8:30 am ( all day Sat and evening session)
Concludes: Sunday 12 Noon

Terra Casa, Waupaca, WI
A spacious event tent and the sanctuary of nature will be our gathering space

$195 ( After July 30: $225)
Includes: Snacks & beverages, Saturday lunch and dinner, Sunday brunch


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For those with an adventurous spirit, you are invited to camp on the tranquil land of Terra Casa, 60 beautiful acres of fields and woodlands. Small fee request: $25 (you may set up Friday late afternoon or early evening)

In addition rooms are being held at The Best Western Hotel, approx. one mile from our retreat site. Call and reserve your room under janis deluca. Single: $129. Share a room and reduce your costs!

There are other lodging options nearby including local B&Bs. We highly recommend making your reservations as soon as possible. This is a favorite summer vacation destination for many. Learn more at:


Lisa Funk ~ Massage

lisa marie funkLisa Marie Funk is a Wisconsin licensed massage therapist who has 14 years of experience in the bodywork field. She graduated from the Aveda Institute in Minneapolis, MN. She has also taken classes in craniosacral therapy, deep tissue massage, reiki, aromatherapy, and nutritional healing. She has great passion for what she does and continues to educate herself on ways to provide pain relief and relaxation for her clients.


Terry Kohl ~ Tea Leaf Readings

terri kohlTerry Kohl is an internationally known intuitive featured in Women's World magazine. She is blessed with the gift of channeling your Angels and is honored to provide this for you through the reading of tea leaves. Readings with Terry Kohl are about empowering you with knowledge that often leads you down a new and adventurous path.

“One must leave the city of comfort and go into the wilderness of intuition. What you'll discover will be wonder."


Marisha Platner ~ Yoga

terri kohlMarisha Platner, owner of Blooming Lotus Center, has been teaching yoga since 1997 and is certified in Ananda Yoga and registered with Yoga Alliance. Her style incorporates gentle clear guidance while encouraging participants to listen to their inner wisdom and celebrate their embodied selves. Marisha draws from thirty years experience as a practitioner of yoga and meditation. In addition to teaching her own classes, she has guided women in yoga and movement during janis's Winter Women’s Series.


"I am so happy to have Marisha share her love of embodied expression with us at our First Annual Souls Sisters Summer Retreat." janis


Nancy Thorson ~ Art from the Heart

terri kohlNancy Thorson
Inner Landscape Artist
Art from the Heart


Nancy Thorson, artist, graduated with a double major in Art and Art History.


Nancy has shown her paintings locally and has studied with many artists and spiritual guides. She enjoys abstract painting and art as a spiritual practice, and is expressed through her “Inner Landscape" paintings. She has done research and study in art as therapy, and the use of dream and image interpretation in art. She has taught workshops, committed to bringing her love of intuitive art as a means of looking inward to many women.


Nancy continues to enjoy painting on a very deep level. “Painting makes me feel alive, and I do it for me!”


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