Fri, Mar 18|
Soul-Scapes Retreat: Creating Sacred Space Inside and Outside at Home
Reimagine your home's Soul-Scape: a natural play-and-pray space catered to you.
Time & Location
Mar 18, 6:30 PM – Mar 20, 1:00 PM
Prairiewoods, 120 Boyson Rd, Hiawatha, IA 52233, USA
About the Event
Spring is the time for thinking of green, for gardening and birdsong, gorgeous spring bulbs that flower into fullness, and mornings filled with delight and promise. Covid has kept many of us at home, creating work and school space, living and moving space for ourselves and our families. What about a natural play-and-pray space, a “Soul-Scape”? Come to Prairiewoods (120 East Boyson Road in Hiawatha) to reimagine your home’s Soul-Scape, where sacred dreamings coalesce with nature’s symphony, bringing light and life to those natural wonders that are integral to our spiritual meanderings. What draws you to creation? Come explore how mountains and deserts, oceans and rivers, forests, prairies and all manner of creature-kin inspire our spiritual longings and immerse us in our heart’s vocation.
On this weekend retreat led by Laura Weber, Fred Meyer and Jen Kardos, we will begin with time on Friday evening to immerse ourselves in springtime’s natural delights, with plentiful space for listening and forest bathing, deer trails and fox lairs. We will tune into the language that is creation unfurling to discover more deeply what draws and enthralls us. Saturday will find us working with our interior sacred space, exploring how nature’s subtle attractors are stimulating our spiritual awareness and stoking our capacity for presence and joy. Time for gentle movement, poetry, music and a communal tea service will aid us as we identify with a Soul-Scape unique to our own journey. As Sunday unravels, we will find ourselves reimagining our sacred space at home, one that reflects and embodies how we ourselves are nurtured by creation, and how we in turn can co-create harmony and wholeness right in our own spare nook or backyard grotto.
Note: Please bring a photo or sketch of an area at home (either interior or exterior) that you would like to reimagine as a sacred space for re-creation and en-JOY-ment. Now is your time to create a Soul-Scape that grounds and centers you!
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. A non-refundable deposit of $25 is required at registration. (Full payment is required to register online. 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, you also will need to register by phone. If you have dietary restrictions that affect your health, please list them on the next screen.