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December 2018 : Event Details
Sat, Dec 8
8:00am - 1:00pm
Laura Weber
Saturday Soul-Stretch for Lovers of Embodied Spirituality
Reconnect with your deep self one Saturday a month
Laura Weber

Come for just the morning, stay for the day or make a night of it! Each non-summer month of 2018 (Jan.–May and Sept.–Dec.), you are invited to Prairiewoods (120 East Boyson Road in Hiawatha) to de-stress, reconnect and reach deep down inside yourself. Morph into your fuller self and discover the astonishing light of your being! First, energize your body with a delicious, nutritious hot breakfast, and then flow right into some gentle tai chi movement and a sitting meditation to foster deep relaxation. Once you’re fully relaxed and engaged, sip a cup of aromatic chai tea and enter into a whole new realm of exploration with a different spiritual modality each month, such as dream work, labyrinths, centering prayer or singing bowl meditation. To cap off the morning’s spiritual work-out, enjoy a mindfulness walk out in the beauty of Prairiewoods’ seventy acres of prairie grasses, trees, streams and gardens, with only the owls, squirrels, turkeys and deer as your companion-guides. Finally, return to the Spirituality Center for a scrumptious lunch and leave happy and refreshed. Or you may choose to extend your stay through the afternoon as an OWL or through Sunday morning as a Night OWL!


For the Early Birds (8 a.m.–1 p.m.)

Wake up! Wake up! The weekend is here. Saturday Soul-Stretch will get you out of bed and back into your full-spectrum humanity! Come to Prairiewoods to get centered and spiritually sated!

• 8 a.m. Breakfast
• 9 a.m. Tai chi and sitting meditation
• 10 a.m. Chai tea with a different spiritual modality each month (such as prayer/meditation, art, movement, music or journaling)
• 11 a.m. Nature mindfulness walk
• 12 p.m. Lunch

Fee: $50 includes sessions, breakfast and lunch


For the OWLs (8 a.m.–6:30 p.m.)

Prairiewoods’ OWLs (Open-minded Wisdom Lovers) can enjoy the Saturday Soul-Stretch and remain the day to play, pray and while away the afternoon, with the option for an overnight stay. You may even add a massage or healing touch to treat your body to some healing energy work. (Holistic services cost $65 per hour, must be requested at least a week in advance and depend on the availability of our service providers.)

• After lunch: OWLs continue from morning
• 1 p.m. Focus on a spiritual modality of your choice (such as mandalas, movement, centering, poetry, photography, gardening, singing or mindfulness)
• 4 p.m. OWLs’ wisdom circle (either free-flowing spiritual conversation or focused reading/viewing and conversation)
• 5:30 p.m. Dinner

Fee: $75 includes full day with three meals


For the Night OWLs (Saturday 8 a.m.–Sunday 11 a.m.)

Night OWLs have the option to extend the stay overnight, with breakfast included on Sunday for $100 total. That’s the whole package: Saturday morning through Sunday breakfast. Where else could you find so much depth and so much spiritual renewal? And it’s a great gift idea for someone you love!

• After dinner: Night OWLs stay overnight Saturday
• 8 a.m. Breakfast
• Sunday morning: Extend your sabbath rest
• 11 a.m. Checkout

Fee: $100 includes full day Saturday, overnight stay and Sunday breakfast


You may pay up front or pay as you go—either way, register today! We encourage registration for all remaining months (paid up front or in monthly installments) with a $25 non-refundable deposit holding your spot. However, you may register for individual sessions with a $25 non-refundable deposit per session. All individual session reservations must be made by the previous Tuesday at noon.

This registration page is for Early Birds at the Dec. 8 session. To register as an OWL or Night OWL, or to register for multiple sessions, please call 319-395-6700.

Regular Registration Fees
$50.00 Commuter
Program Code: 18PWS12614
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