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As Things Fall Apart: Reconnecting to Hope and Resilience Retreat

Oct 14, 2022 @ 6:30 pm - Oct 16, 2022 @ 1:00 pm CDT

$180 – $230

These are challenging times. Things in our lives, in our communities, in the world feel like they are falling apart. How can we take this all in and not fall apart ourselves? By coming together to reconnect to our resilience and hope. Join facilitator Kathleen Rude in this in-person weekend workshop exploring the life-changing and life-affirming process known as the Work That Reconnects.

In supportive community, we will ground ourselves in gratitude, honor our pain for the world, reconnect to active hope, strengthen our resilience and find clarity around how we can play a part in the healing of our communities and our planet. This retreat includes experiential practices, time outside, inspirational readings and simple rituals. It’s engaging, invigorating and gives us tools for dealing with the challenges of living in volatile times.

Prairiewoods EcoSpirituality Center is an oasis of beauty, peace and spiritual richness, with hiking paths through native prairies, oak forest and along a meandering stream. Delicious meals, comfortable accommodations and tranquil meeting spaces. Only a four-hour drive from Chicago.

The cost of this weekend retreat is $230 and includes sessions, lodging and all meals. The commuter fee is $180 and includes sessions and all meals. A non-refundable deposit of $25 is required at registration.

Schedule:  Friday, 6:30pm – 8:30pm; Saturday, 9:00am – 4:30pm and 6:30pm – 8:30pm; Sunday 9:00am – 1:00pm.

Kathleen Rude fell in love with the natural world as a young child and found her voice for environmental activism at age 10. She has a bachelor’s degree in wildlife ecology and a master’s in natural resources. Kathleen began her career as an environmental writer. Her studies of indigenous spiritual practice eventually led her to become a shamanic practitioner, ceremonial leader and teacher. She is a senior facilitator of the Work That Reconnects (WTR). She has been mentored by Joanna Macy, the internationally-acclaimed root teacher of the WTR. Kathleen has created A Guided Self-Practice of The Work That Reconnects (42 minutes), available as a digital download. She is the author of the novel The Redemption of Red Fire Woman, a spiritual story of suspense and romance in the Colorado high country. She is currently working on a new book, How To Be An Every Day Difference Maker.



Oct 14, 2022 @ 6:30 pm CDT
Oct 16, 2022 @ 1:00 pm CDT
$180 – $230
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Prairiewoods Spiritual Retreat Center
120 E Boyson Road
Hiawatha, IA 52233 US
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