Winter’s Wisdom, Rest & Renewal: A Solstice & Advent Retreat at Prairiewoods
December 16 @ 6:30 pm – December 18 @ 1:00 pm CST
Like quiet Earth in winter, we—amid the stress and conflicts of these times—need revitalizing ways to pause for rest and compassionately “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 Light; for cultivating Night Vision and awareness of Light in everything—including darkness, wintery seasons of our lives and in own beings. Includes ways of transforming our relationship with uncertainty or fear and for experiencing mystical union with The Sacred amid The Dark Night, all of Creation, and in our bodies, minds and souls. Specifically, this retreat with Rev. Dr. Catherine Quehl-Engel includes inter-spiritual, mystical wisdom and practices to help cultivate ease, peace and awareness of Oneness. It taps 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. It also includes soothing night prayers, a night walk in the woods and fire, as well as insights from Advent and Celtic Christian spiritual ways of being, Buddhism, Taoism, Qigong and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). It includes energy and compassion-based seated, reclined and Yin (tranquil, slow, and gentle) meditative mind-body-spirit practices, such as yogic sleep (Yoga Nidra), vibrational singing bowl sound healing and TCM-informed Qigong and Yin (tranquil) Yoga 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 www.Prairiewoods.org or 319-395-6700.