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August 2018 : Event Details
Fri, Aug 17 - 6:30pm
Sun, Aug 19 - 1:00pm
Audrey Chowdhury
Ancestral Impressions Retreat: Exploring Your Ancestry through Creativity
Delve into your family history through collage, drawing and writing
Audrey Chowdhury

Your ancestors would love to tell you more about themselves, and they love to speak through creative processes! Come to this weekend retreat at Prairiewoods (120 East Boyson Road in Hiawatha) with Audrey Chowdhury. We will be tapping into your creative imagination using guided imagery, SoulCollage®, mandala creating and intuitive writing. You will learn about the four realms of ancestral memory and explore your heritage through these portals. Bring copies of any photos of your ancestors (but don’t worry if you don’t have any). All art materials will be furnished.

Audrey Chowdhury, MS, is a board certified art therapist. She is an ordained Minister of Walking Prayer, having studied and traveled with the International Council of the Thirteen Indigenous Grandmothers. She is a SoulCollage® facilitator who has led workshops and facilitator trainings in the United States and Canada. Her newly published book is an interactive workbook called Ancestral Impressions, Exploring Your Ancestry through Creativity, Imagery and Intuition.

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

Regular Registration Fees
$180.00 Commuter
$230.00 Single w/ Shared Bath
Program Code: 18PGR12631
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