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September 2018 : Event Details
 
Fri, Sep 14 - 6:30pm
   through
Sun, Sep 16 - 3:00pm
Kathleen Rude
Active Hope Retreat: The Work that Reconnects
Find resilience, compassion and empowerment in troubled times!
Kathleen Rude

These are challenging days. How can you respond and continue your work in the world without burning out, numbing out or losing heart? You can choose to practice Active Hope, a way of living with purpose to help bring about the kind of world for which you hope. It will help you transform grief, anger and feeling overwhelmed into inspiration and empowerment. This interactive weekend retreat at Prairiewoods (120 East Boyson Road in Hiawatha) is based on The Work that Reconnects, developed by Joanna Macy, author, eco-philosopher and activist. Experience the healing power of gratitude, find compassion in honoring your pain for the world, embrace your connections with each other and all life on this planet, and realize your potential to make a difference! The rhythm of retreat includes experiential practices, time outdoors, movement, song, inspirational readings and simple rituals. It’s engaging, it’s invigorating and it offers tools for dealing with the challenges of living in difficult times!

Kathleen Rude, a life-long environmentalist mentored by Joanna Macy, conducts retreats on environmental and social change, as well as spirituality and healing. A healer and ceremonial leader, she 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. If you have dietary restrictions that affect your health, please call or send an email to ecospirit@prairiewoods.org.

Regular Registration Fees
$180.00 Commuter
$230.00 Single w/ Shared Bath
Program Code: 18PGR10591
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