For the Beauty of the Earth Retreat at Prairiewoods
- 6:30 p.m. -
- $180 – $230
- All Ages
This weekend retreat (which gets its name from John Rutter’s famous hymn) calls to birders, butterfly-chasers and lovers of creation: Come immerse yourself in nature! If you love humming with the locust, praying with the mantis or singing with the summer breeze, this weekend will help you celebrate the beauty of Earth. Come to Prairiewoods (120 East Boyson Road in Hiawatha) for a retreat loosely led by Prairiewoods staff in partnership with the Audubon Society. Beginning with an opening reflection to commence the process of slowing down and engaging the sluggish senses, ample opportunities for being in nature will be paired with lavish creative reflection time. Maybe you’ll find yourself snapping a phenomenal photo of a frog hopping mid-air, peering through the binoculars and discovering the fluted feathers beneath the chirp, sketching the intricate pansy petal or swaying with the tremulous treeline by the gurgling creek, journaling under the stars or napping in the shade of Grandmother Oak, composing poetry while lounging in a hammock or humming softly while floating in a sky chair. Celebrate with wine and cheese on the patio before dinner and sink into the softness of sleep in our comfortable Guest House. Surrounded by the festive dance of the prairie grasses and the gentle embrace of the welcoming woods, come and re-create yourself. Earth is calling you! The cost is $230 and includes nature and reflection resources, lodging and all meals. For one overnight only, the cost is $180 and includes nature and reflection resources, lodging (either Friday or Saturday night) and meals. For more information or to register, contact Prairiewoods at www.Prairiewoods.org or 319-395-6700.