Active Hope Renewed: Answering Earth’s call for transformative healing and loving action

Friday, October 9, 2020 - Sunday, October 11, 2020
6:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Prairiewoods Spirituality Center
120 E Boyson Road
Hiawatha, IA

“Active Hope is not wishful thinking. Active Hope is not waiting to be rescued by some savior. Active Hope is waking up to the beauty of life on whose behalf we can act. We belong to this world. The web of life is calling us forth at this time and we are here to play our part. Active Hope is a readiness to discover the strengths in ourselves and in others; a readiness to discover the reasons for hope and the occasions for love.” ~ Joanna Macy

In this weekend retreat, we will move through the spiral of The Work That Reconnects with the understanding that we are all in this together! Through an exploration of our interdependence with all life, we will strengthen our resilience to engage with the climate crisis, upcoming elections, environmental and social injustice and turmoil.

We will invite fellow species to speak through us in the beloved ceremony, The Council of All Beings. We will spend time in the woods and prairies to hear what Earth is inviting us to embrace and to receive inspiration and healing for our weary, overwhelmed hearts and souls. In supportive community, we will honor our pain for the world, reconnect to active hope and find clarity around how we can play a part in the healing of our beautiful planet.

This retreat includes experiential practices, mask making, movement, inspirational readings, and simple rituals. It’s engaging, invigorating and gives you tools for dealing with the challenges of living in difficult times.


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 list them on the next screen.

Workshop runs: Friday at 6:30PM through Sunday at 3:00PM

REGISTRATION REQUIRED: Call 319-395-6700 or The Prairiewoods website.

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