Winter Solstice: Opening to the Light Retreat at Prairiewoods

  • Details

  • 12/17/21
  • 6:30 p.m. to 1p.m. -
  • $180 – $230
  • All Ages
  • Categories

  • Educational

Event Description

Like plants opening to light, so we—amid the strain of pandemic, political strife and other life storms—seek revitalizing ways to heal, rest, release, open, transform and renew. This deeply nourishing retreat at Prairiewoods (120 East Boyson Road in Hiawatha) offers such healing. It offers invitation to holistically perceive, experience and re-identify with what ancient spiritual wisdom traditions, mystics, Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and quantum physics have been trying to tell us: that all of creation, including our own embodied beings, is vibrating energy or Light. Also how our separate sense of self is an illusion because this Light, Qi or indwelling life force energy weaves us as One. Join facilitator Dr. Catherine Quehl-Engel for a weekend of Light, ease-filled lightness of being, and both personally and collectively experiencing mystical union with the Sacred in creation and in our bodies, minds and souls. Offerings include: TCM energy-based meditative Yin Yoga and Qigong for opening energy pathways for physical, emotional, mental and spiritual wellbeing; night prayers with compassionate embrace of life’s night seasons, Mystery and dark nights of the soul; star gazing and inter-spiritual ways of praying with (and learning from) quiet Earth, animals, moon and sky amid winter stillness; healing energy transmission; and resting in sublime serenity and Theta/Delta brainwave states through Yogic Sleep and soothing Vibrational Sound Healing for release of stress, communing with the Sacred, and planting the seed of re-identification with Light and more ease-filled ways of being within the subconscious. The cost is $230 and includes sessions, lodging and all meals. The commuter fee is $180 and includes sessions, Saturday lunch and dinner, and Sunday lunch. For more information or to register, contact Prairiewoods at or 319-395-6700.