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Active Hope Renewed Retreat: Answering Earth’s Call for Healing & Action

Sep 13, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - Sep 15, 2019 @ 3:00 pm

$180 – $230
Find resilience, compassion and empowerment in troubled times!
Facilitated by Kathleen Rude
“Active Hope is not wishful thinking. Active Hope is not waiting to be rescued by some savior … Active Hope is a readiness to discover the strengths in ourselves and in others; a readiness to discover the reasons for hope and the occasions for love.” —Joanna Macy

Move through the spiral of The Work That Reconnects with a rich exploration of our interdependence with all life. In this weekend retreat at Prairiewoods (120 East Boyson Road in Hiawatha), we will invite fellow species to speak through us in the beloved ceremony, The Council of All Beings. We will spend time in the woods and prairie to hear what Earth is inviting us to embrace and to receive inspiration and healing for our weary, overwhelmed hearts and souls. In supportive community, we will honor our pain for the world, reconnect to active hope and find clarity around how we can play a part in the healing of our beautiful planet. This retreat includes experiential practices, mask making, movement, inspirational readings and simple rituals. It’s engaging, invigorating and gives us tools for dealing with the challenges of living in difficult times.

Facilitator Kathleen Rude is a life-long environmentalist mentored by Joanna Macy. She conducts retreats on environmental and social change, as well as spirituality and healing. A healer and ceremonial leader, Kathleen offers sweat lodge and seasonal fire ceremonies and individual healing sessions. She also is an environmental writer and advocate with a master’s degree in natural resources.

The cost of this weekend retreat is $230 and includes sessions, lodging and all meals (Saturday breakfast through Sunday lunch). 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.

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. To register online, click here.  Or call 319-395-6700.



Sep 13, 2019 @ 6:30 pm
Sep 15, 2019 @ 3:00 pm
$180 – $230
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Prairiewoods Spiritual Retreat Center
120 E Boyson Road
Hiawatha, IA 52233 US
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