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Cerveny Conference Center & Camp Weed

11057 Camp Weed Place

Live Oak, Florida 32060

Tel: 386-364-5250

Fax: 386-362-7557

  • From Tallahassee, FL

    Take I-1o East to Hwy-129, exit 283. Travel South on Hwy-129 to US-90 E / E Howard Street, turn left (East) and travel 6 miles to 75th Drive

    Turn right onto 75th Drive

    Take 1st right onto Camp Weed Place

    Distance: 80 miles

  • From Lake City, FL

    Take FL-10 W / US-90 W / W Duval Street, travel 14.7 miles from the I-75 overpass to 75th Drive

    Turn left onto 75th Drive

    Take 1st right onto Camp Weed Place

    Distance: 14.7 miles

  • From Jacksonville, FL

    Take  I-10 W to exit 292 for County Route 137

    Turn left on CR 137 and travel 5 miles to the traffic light

    Turn right at the traffic light and travel to the stop sign

    At the stop sign turn right onto FL-10 W / US-90 W

    Travel 4.5 miles

    Turn left onto 75th Drive

    Take 1st right onto Camp Weed Place

    Distance: 82.8 miles

  • From Gainesville, FL

    Take I-75 N toward Lake City

    Take exit 427 for US-90 W

    Turn left on US-90 and travel 14.7 miles from the I-75 overpass

    Turn left onto 75th Drive

    Take 1st right onto Camp Weed Place

    Distance: 61 miles

Getting Here

Yoga & Christian Contemplative Prayer


Yoga and Christian Contemplative Prayer Retreat

The Bishop's Institute for Ministry and Exploration

Dates:Friday, December 01, 2017 - Sunday, December 03, 2017
Location:Camp Weed and Cerveny Conference Center
Time:6:00pm Friday - 1:00pm Sunday
Cost:Single Occupancy $274.00, Double Occupancy $159.00, $52.00 Commuter Rate

Imagine being surrounded by over 500 acres of north-central Florida’s most beautiful nature, while listening to sacred Christian music, calming your body in a loving yogic practice, quieting the mind and preparing to share the communal silence of contemplative prayer in the presence of your Creator.

Come experience the delightful blending of the physical practice of yoga with the enduring traditions of Christian contemplative prayer.  Learn how to cultivate inner stillness and receptivity to the Indwelling Presence of the Blessed Trinity.  No yoga experience needed.

Be still and know that I am God. Psalm 46:10

The retreat will includes yoga with scripture and group contemplative prayer and time for individual prayer and contemplation. If anyone is new to contemplative prayer Michelle Carew-Bessette will introduce the practice in a simple, direct manner that is ideal for newcomers and those exploring new ways to pray. The retreat is designed both for newcomers to the idea of a ‘prayer’ and ‘contemplative’ retreat and those who have made retreats regularly. The same goes for the yoga component to the weekend. All yoga will be at beginner level.


 MichelleFacilitated by Michelle Carew-Bessette, RYT200, Contemplative Prayer Practice Teacher, Christian Healer.  Michelle Carew-Bessette holds a 200-hour Registered Yoga Teachers Certification and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Theology from Saint Joseph University in West Hartford, Connecticut. Michelle facilitates retreats at the Monastery of the Holy Spirit in Conyers, Georgia and currently resides in Western Kentucky with her beloved husband and two precious daughters. She was brought  up as and is an active communicant member of the Roman Catholic Church.


The Rev. Canon Allison DeFoor, Retreat Chaplain



Contact Us
  • 11057 Camp Weed Place
  • Live Oak, Florida 32060
  • Phone: 386-364-5250
  • Fax: 386-362-7557
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