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October 2017 : Event Details
Fri, Oct 6 - 6:30pm
Sun, Oct 8 - 1:00pm
Cindy Chicoine
Magnifying Glass to Cosmic Telescope Retreat: Honoring Our Evolving Stories
Weave together ritual, music and movement to honor your evolving story
Cindy Chicoine, ACSW, LISW

Stop feeling alone, coming up short and living small. Widen your personal narrative lens and find the treasure of the larger story. Then expand your view further still and experience yourself as interconnected, in communion, living in unitive consciousness. Come to this weekend retreat at Prairiewoods (120 East Boyson Road in Hiawatha) ready to experience—in gentleness, joy and love—the power of story. Come with the hope of awareness, restoration and inspiration as you deepen into your personal, community and cosmic stories. Leave with perspectives, ideas and practices to embrace all of who you are. You will listen and share—immersed in silence, solitude and creative expression—simple rituals, music and gentle movement, all weaving together a circle to honor and be present with every aspect of your ever-evolving story.

Facilitator Cindy Chicoine, ACSW, LISW, author, psychotherapist, spiritual director and retreat leader, finds inspiration in supporting others in accessing their inner wisdom and innate wholeness through the power of story. Cindy authored Turning Around the Heart: Stories of Possibility, Connection and Transformation. For more information about Cindy, visit and click on Cindy.

The cost of this weekend retreat 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 call or send an email to

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Regular Registration Fees
$230.00 Single w/ Shared Bath (None Available)
Program Code: 17PGR11606
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