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Reservation Process
Our online registration system requires payment in full at the time of registration. (To pay a portion now and the balance at the time of the event, please register by phone at 319-395-6700.) After submitting your registration request, you will receive a confirmation email. (If you do not receive this email within 24 hours, please call us.)
A 3% processing fee is added to all online registrations.
Refund Policy
Some of our events require a nonrefundable registration fee; the balance will be refunded to you if you cancel prior to the event start time. (See event notes for specific registration fees.)
Privacy Concerns
Whether you give us your contact information online or over the phone, it will never be sold or given to a third party. It will only be used to keep you updated about happenings around Prairiewoods.
Event Schedule
If you would like to arrive earlier or depart later, have dietary restrictions, need a first-floor room or would like to be added to a waiting list, please contact Prairiewoods at 319-395-6700.
March 2017
Fri, Mar 24 - 5:30pm
   through
Sun, Mar 26 - 6:00pm
 
 

This program has been cancelled...  We are sorry for any inconvenience this may... Read More 
 
 
 
Mon, Mar 27
9:30am - 11:45am
 
 
Cindy Hathaway
Participate in a variety of yoga classes aimed at beginners...  Experience the healing powers of meditative yoga in the spiritual environment and natural beauty of Prairiewoods (120... Read More 
 
 
 
Mon, Mar 27
6:00pm - 7:00pm
 
 
Sheri Mealhouse (Hawkwoman)
Use the rhythm of drums to nourish you spiritually...  Feel the Creator’s rhythm inside you during a semi-monthly drum circle. Join facilitator Sheri Mealhouse (Hawkwoman) at... Read More 
 
 
 
Tue, Mar 28
1:00pm - 3:00pm
 
 
Rodney Bluml
Connect with other Christian seekers to discuss life and faith...  Meet with other Christian seekers with whom you can discuss life and faith in a friendly, trusting environment.... Read More 
 
 
 
Thu, Mar 30
6:00pm - 8:00pm
 
 
Emy Sautter
Save money and help the environment with this DIY rain barrel workshop...  Rain barrels collect rain water from your rooftop for watering your yard and plants. They save water,... Read More 
 
 
Sold Out
 
Thu, Mar 30
7:00pm - 9:00pm
 
 
Dr. Suzanne Bartlett Hackenmiller & Karen Sindelar
Learn to identify and combat lingering effects from childhood trauma...  Trauma comes in many forms. This workshop at Prairiewoods (120 East Boyson Road in Hiawatha) will delve into... Read More 
 
 
 
April 2017
Mon, Apr 3
9:30am - 11:45am
 
 
Cindy Hathaway
Participate in a variety of yoga classes aimed at beginners...  Experience the healing powers of meditative yoga in the spiritual environment and natural beauty of Prairiewoods (120... Read More 
 
 
 
Mon, Apr 3
6:30pm - 8:00pm
 
 
Rachel Fischer
Improve your daily life and general well-being with essential oils...  Do you want to know more about essential oils and how to use them effectively and safely? Join experienced... Read More 
 
 
 
Tue, Apr 4
1:00pm - 3:00pm
 
 
Rodney Bluml
Practice contemplative prayer of the Scriptures while viewing visual art...  Come together in a circle of trust to integrate imagination, learning and prayer through the practice of... Read More 
 
 
 
Wed, Apr 5
6:00pm - 7:00pm
 
 
Kathy Broghammer
Bask in the resonant sound of Himalayan singing bowls...  Experience sound, stillness, gentle movement, playfulness and relaxation through the enigmatic vibrations of Himalayan... Read More 
 
 
 
Fri, Apr 7 - 6:30pm
   through
Sun, Apr 9 - 3:00pm
 
 
Kathleen Rude
Find resilience, compassion and empowerment in troubled times!...  How can you respond to today’s challenges and continue your work in the world without burning out, numbing... Read More 
 
 
 
Fri, Apr 7 - 6:30pm
   through
Sun, Apr 9 - 1:00pm
 
 
Tom Roberts, LCSW, LMFT
How can embracing your imperfections take you deeper in your spiritual journey?...  Progress in the spiritual journey is not about achieving perfection. Rather it is an invitation... Read More 
 
 
 
Sat, Apr 8
4:00pm - 9:00pm
 
 
Kerry Batteau
Participate in an ancient sacred ceremony...  The Sweat Lodge Ceremony pre-dates recorded history and was practiced in some form by every culture in the world. These sweats were... Read More 
 
 
Only 1 spot available.
 
Mon, Apr 10
8:30am - 4:30pm
 
 
Rodney Bluml
Focus on you in a full day of pampering...  Find complete rest and relaxation for your mind, body and spirit during the monthly Day of Self Renewal at Prairiewoods (120 East Boyson... Read More 
 
 
 
Mon, Apr 10
9:30am - 11:45am
 
 
Cindy Hathaway
Participate in a variety of yoga classes aimed at beginners...  Experience the healing powers of meditative yoga in the spiritual environment and natural beauty of Prairiewoods (120... Read More 
 
 
 
Mon, Apr 10
12:45pm - 1:30pm
 
 
Kathy Broghammer
Bask in the resonant sound of Himalayan and crystal singing bowls...  Throughout history, singing bowls have been used around the world to meditate, relax, pray and achieve... Read More 
 
 
 
Mon, Apr 10
6:00pm - 7:00pm
 
 
Sheri Mealhouse (Hawkwoman)
Use the rhythm of drums to nourish you spiritually...  Feel the Creator’s rhythm inside you during a semi-monthly drum circle. Join facilitator Sheri Mealhouse (Hawkwoman) at... Read More 
 
 
 
Tue, Apr 11
1:00pm - 3:00pm
 
 
Rodney Bluml
Connect with other Christian seekers to discuss life and faith...  Meet with other Christian seekers with whom you can discuss life and faith in a friendly, trusting environment.... Read More 
 
 
 
Tue, Apr 11
5:30pm - 7:00pm
 
 
Prairiewoods staff
Watch and discuss compelling spiritual webinars...  Do you enjoy having your conscience pricked or your mind ruffled? Do you seek practical applications of spiritual teachings in... Read More 
 
 
 
Wed, Apr 12
10:00am - 11:30am
 
 
Marj English, OSF
Join this Continuing Program focused on women's spirituality...  Are you a woman looking to be spiritually enriched, updated, inspired and challenged? Join this lively group of... Read More 
 
 
 
Wed, Apr 12
6:00pm - 7:30pm
 
 
Jonny Lipford
Enjoy the sounds of the Native American-style flute in this bi-weekly flute circle...  Are you soothed by the sounds of the Native American–style flute? Do you enjoy playing... Read More 
 
 
 
Mon, Apr 17
9:30am - 11:45am
 
 
Cindy Hathaway
Participate in a variety of yoga classes aimed at beginners...  Experience the healing powers of meditative yoga in the spiritual environment and natural beauty of Prairiewoods (120... Read More 
 
 
 
Mon, Apr 17
6:30pm - 8:00pm
 
 
Rachel Fischer
Support your exercise routine and your body's response to pain with essential oils...  Do you want to know more about essential oils and how to use them effectively and safely? Join... Read More 
 
 
 
Tue, Apr 18
1:00pm - 3:00pm
 
 
Rodney Bluml
Practice contemplative prayer of the Scriptures while viewing visual art...  Come together in a circle of trust to integrate imagination, learning and prayer through the practice of... Read More 
 
 
 
Tue, Apr 18
6:00pm - 9:00pm
 
 
Dr. Suzanne Bartlett Hackenmiller
Allow yourself to soak in the healing energy of the forest...  Explore the ancient healing path of Shinrin Yoku, or forest immersion, with Dr. Suzanne Bartlett Hackenmiller, MD,... Read More 
 
 
 
Tue, Apr 18
6:30pm - 8:30pm
 
 
Mark Stimson, Layne Stark & Emy Sautter
Consider shifting toward less stuff and a more mindful life...  Are you curious about tiny houses? Does the idea of downsizing and leading a simpler life sound appealing? Tiny... Read More 
 
 
 
Wed, Apr 19
2:00pm - 4:00pm
 
 
Max Lieberman
Connect with others to read, learn and talk about eco-books...  Meet with other environmentally-minded community members to read current books in the new Climate Change Community... Read More 
 
 
 
Wed, Apr 19
6:00pm - 7:00pm
 
 
Kathy Broghammer
Bask in the resonant sound of Himalayan singing bowls...  Experience sound, stillness, gentle movement, playfulness and relaxation through the enigmatic vibrations of Himalayan... Read More 
 
 
 
Thu, Apr 20
6:30pm - 8:30pm
 
 
Todd Mills
Start and learn to care for your own mushroom garden...  Do you want to grow your own mushrooms? Learn the ins and outs of mushroom cultivation on hardwood logs! This is a hands-on... Read More 
 
 
 
Fri, Apr 21 - 6:00pm
   through
Sat, Apr 22 - 5:00pm
 
 
Jennifer New & David Gould
Use creativity to remember what it feels like to be fully alive!...  "Only that day dawns to which we are awake," Thoreau wrote in 1854, at a time that seemed much slower... Read More 
 
 
 
Sun, Apr 23
2:00pm - 3:30pm
 
 
Emy Sautter
Explore the spirituality of getting your hands dirty...  Is there a spiritual meaning to camping? Can taking a photo or feeding your cat be spiritual? What could be spiritual about... Read More 
 
 
 
Mon, Apr 24
9:30am - 11:45am
 
 
Cindy Hathaway
Participate in a variety of yoga classes aimed at beginners...  Experience the healing powers of meditative yoga in the spiritual environment and natural beauty of Prairiewoods (120... Read More 
 
 
 
Mon, Apr 24
6:00pm - 7:00pm
 
 
Sheri Mealhouse (Hawkwoman)
Use the rhythm of drums to nourish you spiritually...  Feel the Creator’s rhythm inside you during a semi-monthly drum circle. Join facilitator Sheri Mealhouse (Hawkwoman) at... Read More 
 
 
 
Tue, Apr 25
1:00pm - 3:00pm
 
 
Rodney Bluml
Connect with other Christian seekers to discuss life and faith...  Meet with other Christian seekers with whom you can discuss life and faith in a friendly, trusting environment.... Read More 
 
 
 
Wed, Apr 26
6:00pm - 7:30pm
 
 
Jonny Lipford
Enjoy the sounds of the Native American-style flute in this bi-weekly flute circle...  Are you soothed by the sounds of the Native American–style flute? Do you enjoy playing... Read More 
 
 
 
Sat, Apr 29
10:00am - 3:00pm
 
 
Dr. Paula Sanchini, Mary Beth Seaman & Virginia Melroy
Explore topics of spirituality with women from various faith traditions...  Come together with women of various faith traditions to explore questions of faith and spirituality. This... Read More 
 
 
 
Sat, Apr 29
4:00pm - 9:00pm
 
 
Kerry Batteau
Participate in an ancient sacred ceremony...  The Sweat Lodge Ceremony pre-dates recorded history and was practiced in some form by every culture in the world. These sweats were... Read More 
 
 
 
May 2017
Tue, May 2
6:30pm - 8:30pm
 
 
City of Cedar Rapids & Linn County Planning and Development Department
Consider shifting toward less stuff and a more mindful life...  Are you curious about tiny houses? Does the idea of downsizing and leading a simpler life sound appealing? Tiny... Read More 
 
 
 
Fri, May 5 - 7:00pm
   through
Sat, May 6 - 3:30pm
 
 
Ilia Delio, OSF, & Sara Thomsen
Don't miss Prairiewoods' annual Spirituality in the 21st Century conference!...  Spirituality in the 21st Century Consciousness & Christogenesis: Mind, Matter & Emerging... Read More 
 
 
 
Tue, May 9
6:00pm - 9:00pm
 
 
Isa Gucciardi, Ph.D.
Learn to resolve conflicts through equality, respect and honesty...  Drawing from indigenous forms of council making, the Coming to Peace process brings the power of equality,... Read More 
 
 
 
Wed, May 10
6:00pm - 9:00pm
 
 
Isa Gucciardi, Ph.D.
Expand your consciousness through Equanimity, Loving kindness, Compassion and Joy...  The Four Immeasurables are states that facilitate expanded levels of consciousness. Isa... Read More 
 
 
 
Fri, May 12
5:30pm - 8:30pm
 
 
Vino van Gogh Artist
Paint, drink and be merry!...  This Mother’s Day weekend, treat your mom to a fun, creative and relaxing evening together! During this evening of creative expression at... Read More 
 
 
 
Tue, May 16
6:30pm - 8:30pm
 
 
Mark Stimson
Consider shifting toward less stuff and a more mindful life...  Are you curious about tiny houses? Does the idea of downsizing and leading a simpler life sound appealing? Tiny... Read More 
 
 
 
Wed, May 17
2:00pm - 4:00pm
 
 
Max Lieberman
Connect with others to read, learn and talk about eco-books...  Meet with other environmentally-minded community members (and the author himself!) to read current books in the new... Read More 
 
 
 
Tue, May 30
8:30am - 9:30am
 
 
Chris Klug
Become deeply aware of what's happening without commentary or judgement...  Information Sessions: Tuesday, May 30, 8:30–9:30 a.m., or Thursday, June 1, 5:30–6:30 p.m.... Read More 
 
 
 
June 2017
Thu, Jun 1
5:30pm - 6:30pm
 
 
Chris Klug
Become deeply aware of what's happening without commentary or judgement...  Information Sessions: Tuesday, May 30, 8:30–9:30 a.m., or Thursday, June 1, 5:30–6:30 p.m.... Read More 
 
 
 
Sun, Jun 4 - 5:30pm
   through
Sat, Jun 10 - 1:00pm
 
 
Betty Daugherty, FSPA; Marj English, OSF; Ann Jackson, PBVM ; Laura Weber; & Lucille Winnike, FSPA
Take a week-long spiritual foray into silence...  If you desire deepening and renewal, a week-long foray into the silence may be just the balm for you. This Silent Directed Retreat... Read More 
 
 
 
Mon, Jun 26 - 5:30pm
   through
Sat, Jul 1 - 1:00pm
 
 
Maureen Wild, SC, & Joyce Rouse
Go deeper in your understanding of your place in this beauitful universe!...  Come to Prairiewoods (120 East Boyson Road in Hiawatha) for a contemplative week-long retreat related... Read More 
 
 
 
July 2017
Sun, Jul 9 - 5:30pm
   through
Sat, Jul 15 - 1:00pm
 
 
Betty Daugherty, FSPA; Marj English, OSF; Laura Weber; & Lucille Winnike, FSPA
Take a week-long spiritual foray into silence...  If you desire deepening and renewal, a week-long foray into the silence may be just the balm for you. This Silent Directed Retreat... Read More 
 
 
 
Fri, Jul 21
8:00am - 8:00pm
 
 
Numerous facilitators
Come experience the freedom, playfulness and learning that only summer camp can provide!...  Do you long for the relaxation, outdoor adventures, creative outlets and friendship... Read More 
 
 
 
Sat, Jul 22
8:00am - 8:00pm
 
 
Numerous facilitators
Come experience the freedom, playfulness and learning that only summer camp can provide!...  Do you long for the relaxation, outdoor adventures, creative outlets and friendship... Read More 
 
 
 
Sun, Jul 23
8:00am - 8:00pm
 
 
Numerous facilitators
Come experience the freedom, playfulness and learning that only summer camp can provide!...  Do you long for the relaxation, outdoor adventures, creative outlets and friendship... Read More 
 
 
 
Mon, Jul 24
8:00am - 8:00pm
 
 
Numerous facilitators
Come experience the freedom, playfulness and learning that only summer camp can provide!...  Do you long for the relaxation, outdoor adventures, creative outlets and friendship... Read More 
 
 
 
Mon, Jul 24 - 4:00pm
   through
Fri, Jul 28 - 3:00pm
 
 
Cindy Hathaway
Immerse yourself in the joy of yoga, meditation and fun!...  This week-long retreat will focus on the deepened understanding of the healing abilities of yoga, breathing and... Read More 
 
 
 
Tue, Jul 25 - 4:00pm
   through
Thu, Jul 27 - 1:00pm
 
 
Dr. Amy Nolan
Reconnect with your creativity through reading and writing...  “It may be when we no longer know what we have to do, we have come to our real work, and that when we no longer... Read More 
 
 
 
August 2017
Fri, Aug 11 - 6:30pm
   through
Sun, Aug 13 - 1:00pm
 
 
Laura Caviani
Join in communal singing to unlock the divine Spirit within you...  “Music for me is like a spiritual journey down into the depths of my soul. And I like to think we’re... Read More 
 
 
 
Fri, Aug 11 - 6:30pm
   through
Sun, Aug 13 - 1:00pm
 
 
Linda Neil, CSJ
Explore the origins of our universe to better understand your own journey...  In this weekend retreat at Prairiewoods (120 East Boyson Road in Hiawatha), explore the New Story and... Read More 
 
 
 
September 2017
Fri, Sep 8 - 6:30pm
   through
Sun, Sep 10 - 1:00pm
 
 
Audrey Chowdhury
Explore your inner world through intuition, imagination and images!...  Experience the magic of the intuitive collage process called SoulCollage® when you unlock the hidden and... Read More 
 
 
 
Fri, Sep 8 - 6:30pm
   through
Sun, Sep 10 - 1:00pm
 
 
James Alison
Learn to redirect your desires to build people up, rather than focusing on the negative...  What do you desire and how is your desire transformative? Culturally, you may find your... Read More 
 
 
 
Sat, Sep 9
9:00am - 3:00pm
 
 
Betty Daugherty, FSPA; Marj English, OSF; Ann Jackson, PBVM; Laura Weber; & Lucille Winnike, FSPA
Get a spiritual work-out with this nine-month intensive retreat...  Do you wonder how the Spirit is moving in your everyday life or how you’re being invited to grow in your... Read More 
 
 
 
October 2017
Fri, Oct 6 - 6:30pm
   through
Sun, Oct 8 - 1:00pm
 
 
Karen Hering
Write your way into the next chapter of your life to help manage change...  A threshold, whether physical or emotional, is a place of great vitality, exchange and possibility, where... Read More 
 
 
 
Fri, Oct 6 - 6:30pm
   through
Sun, Oct 8 - 1:00pm
 
 
Cindy Chicoine, ACSW, LISW
Weave together ritual, music and movement to honor your evolving story...  Stop feeling alone, coming up short and living small. Widen your personal narrative lens and find the... Read More 
 
 
 
November 2017
Fri, Nov 3 - 6:30pm
   through
Sun, Nov 5 - 1:00pm
 
 
Chris Klug
Practice a variety of guided meditations in silence to cultivate mindfulness...  “Life unfolds in moments. The healing power of mindfulness lies in living each one as fully as... Read More 
 
 
 
December 2017
Fri, Dec 8 - 6:30pm
   through
Sun, Dec 10 - 1:00pm
 
 
Ellen Bruckner; Ann Jackson, PBVM; & Laura Weber
Find hope and generativity through a new way of being...  In this age of deep ambivalence about humanity’s future, seekers find consolation in listening for signs of emergent... Read More 
 
 
 
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