A special invitation

To pull away from the routine
to rest and nurture your soul.
A retreat weekend for leaders and

those often in ‘giving mode’.

SitAWhile Retreat

Romanshorn, March 17 – 19, 2023

Rest. Simplicity. Connection.

God has given us the gift of rest. When you pull away for a deeper refreshing it helps to nurture your soul.

The flexibility and simplicity of this retreat setup gives each person their personal time and space to rest with their own rhythm, with connection opportunities in a group SitAWhile.

We don’t stop to refuel as much as we know we should. My heart is to provide a space to allow God to nurture our souls and to refresh us, so we can live from the inside out!
Shaunelle, Your SitAWhile Retreat Host

17th March
Come away, settle in

Hotel checkin from 1pm

Settle in

Explore the area

4:30pm Connect Café

7pm Dinner

18th March
Rest, Nurture

Hotel Breakfast

10:30am SitAWhile (Hotel meeting room)

12pm Silent moment (Chapel next door)

SitAWhile options in your own rhythm

4:30pm Connect Café

7pm Dinner

19th March
Return recharged

Hotel Breakfast

10:00am SitAWhile

Hotel checkout

The Return

Explore the area

Can you find these spots in the area? Take 3 photos when you do!

  1. Take a selfie at the spot
  2. Replicate the exact angle of the image
  3. Take it from your preferred angle

Retreat starts in

This retreat is for you

You are being intentional in pulling away for me time

You are often in constant giving mode and need some me time

You need space to think

You need space to write

You would like time to pause and listen to your heart and God

You know you need to pull away for deep reflection

People are constantly looking to you and you need a break

You could do with pause time alongside others also doing the same

The Retreat Hotel

Park-Hotel Inseli, Inselistrasse 6
CH-8590 Romanshorn 

Book via email [email protected]; or phone +41 (0)71 466 88 88 and mention SitAWhile Retreat with Shaunelle to get the special rates

Handpicked for us, this hotel is directly on the shores of Lake Constance in the idyllic port of Romanshorn (Webcam)

Special hotel rates
Single Room: CHF 110.00 per night / including breakfast
Double Room: CHF 180.00 per night / including breakfast
Half board option available at CHF 45.00 per person (4 course menu)
+City tax CHF 2.50 per person / per night not included in the room rate

Each person must book directly with the hotel via email or phone as soon as possible, mention SitAWhile Retreat with Shaunelle to get these rates.

Note: Residents of Switzerland may opt to purchase a HotelCard for 99CHF per year. This gives you discounts on participating hotels in Switzerland, including the Park-Hotel Inseli. For guests who would like to take this option, this is my referral link that will give you 50CHF off an annual subscription and 10-50% discount on many hotels in Switzerland thereafter.

Getting There

By Train: The 4hr journey from Geneva, 1hr from Zurich will give you time to unwind en route, with beautiful scenes to take you to the Romanshorn station. Search from your location to ROMANSHORN here on SBB.

By Car: Approximately 4 hours, however on a Friday this may take considerably longer if leaving in the afternoon. Parking is available at the hotel.

Tip #1: Buying a Supersaver day pass starts from 39CHF up to 54CHF for a one way with the Swiss Half Card. Having a half card will get you discounts on train journeys in Switzerland thereafter.

Tip #2: You get the BEST rates when purchased early.

Retreat Contribution

To help defray the costs of putting this retreat together, please make a contribution using any one of the options below. A suggested amount is around 70CHF/EUR/USD.

Kindly note that retreat contributions are not refundable.

Checklist [updated 15/3]

  1. Have you registered? REGISTRATION CLOSED
  2. Have you booked your hotel?
  3. Have you made your retreat contribution?
  4. Have you booked your train ticket or got the driving directions?
  5. Send a voice note, to confirm the above.
  6. Have you checked the weather and packed appropriately (including comfortable shoes for walking)? Suggestions:
    • Journal, Bible, Books, ‘Spa-wear’

Pull away and SitAWhile in a quiet space that brings calm so you can look ahead with clarity and courage.

SitAWhile Retreat is brought to you by Shaunelle Harris Drake. Shaunelle delights in pouring her heart into creating an experience that helps intentional leaders set time aside for self care. She has a particular interest in serving those who are in stressful situations and invites you into this quiet space with her relaxing piano music and guided reflections.