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RETREAT: Winter's Wisdom, Rest & Renewal

A Solstice & Advent experience Dec 13-15 Prairiewoods Franciscan Spirituality Center - Hiawatha, IA

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  • Prairiewoods Franciscan Spirituality Center

Service Description

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--you will register for this retreat directly through them) 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. Cost is $255 and includes sessions, lodging and all meals. The commuter fee is $180 and includes sessions, Saturday lunch and dinner, and Sunday lunch. A non-refundable deposit of $25 is required at registration. (Full payment is required to register online--directly through PW website..not CalmwithCatherine). If you prefer to pay the $25 registration fee now and the balance when you arrive, please call 319-395-6700.) If you want to stay in a Hermitage, or if you have any dietary restrictions, you also will need to register by phone. PW website registration:

Upcoming Sessions

Cancellation Policy

Cancellation and refunds for events held through retreat centers are subject to their refund policies.

Contact Details

  • Prairiewoods Franciscan Spirituality Center, Boyson Road, Hiawatha, IA, USA


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