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Winter’s Wisdom, Rest & Renewal: A Solstice & Advent Retreat at Prairiewoods

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Winter’s Wisdom, Rest & Renewal: A Solstice & Advent Retreat at Prairiewoods

December 15, 2023 @ 6:30 pm December 17, 2023 @ 1:00 pm CST

$180 – $230

Like quiet Earth in winter, we—amid the stress and conflicts of these times—need revitalizing ways to pause for rest and “letting be” amid the darkness so we can open to mysterious healing forces working with and in us to birth life anew. Come to Prairiewoods (120 East Boyson Road in Hiawatha) for a weekend of cultivating Night Vision and awareness of Light in everything—even in darkness, in wintery seasons of our lives and in our very being. This retreat includes ways of transforming our relationship with uncertainty or fear, and for experiencing mystical union with The Sacred amid silence, The Dark Night, all of Creation, and in our bodies, minds and souls. Join Rev. Dr. Catherine Quehl-Engel as we experience this increased awareness of Oneness and peace via inter-spiritual mystical wisdom, rest, and mind-body-spirit practices. Includes winter’s wisdom from our brothers and sisters found in the rest of nature—quiet earth, still waters, spirit of Bear, night sky, moon and stars. Also integrates soothing night prayers, insights from Advent and Celtic Christian spiritual ways of being, Buddhism, Taoism and Traditional Chinese Medicine. Spiritual practices include slow, meditative energy and compassion-based Qigong movement and acupressure, yogic sleep (Yoga Nidra), and vibrational singing bowl sound healing for rebalancing mind, body and spirit. The cost is $230 and includes sessions, lodging and all meals. The commuter fee is $180 and includes sessions, Saturday lunch and dinner, and Sunday lunch. For more information or to register, contact Prairiewoods at <> or 319-395-6700.

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