Composting the Self Retreat: Churning the Nutrients of Change at Prairiewoods

Composting the Self Retreat: Churning the Nutrients of Change at Prairiewoods
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Event Date Start: July 16, 2019 08:00
Event Date End: July 19, 2019 13:00
Phone: 319-395-6700
Environment: Forest
Spiritual Orientation: Catholic
Theme: All
120 E Boyson Rd, Iowa (IA), USA (US) 52233

Composting breaks down organic matter into digestible nutrients for fruit, fiber, medicine and flowers. Our everyday lives contain habits that we repeat without reflection or intention. How often do we give ourselves the chance to be composted, allowing ourselves to redistribute our nutrients to serve a different calling or new purpose? Habitual practices can be composted, transformed to better feed our souls and the collective. This four-day retreat at Prairiewoods (120 East Boyson Road in Hiawatha) will be facilitated by Emelia Sautter, August Stolba and Laura Weber and will offer opportunity for purposeful breakdown. Digging deeply to remember what and who we really are—our true potential—affects the whole. This retreat will take place mostly outside, among the furrows of Prairiewoods’ gardens, turning the compost, listening to the song of creation buzzing and chanting around the edges of the orchard, meandering through the labyrinth and voyaging into the deep roots of our heart’s inner-knowing. Bring big life questions, small whispers of “what if,” an open disposition, a pair of garden gloves and a reusable water bottle. The cost of this four-day retreat is $425 and includes sessions, lodging and all meals. (Lodging is strongly encouraged.) The commuter fee is $350 and includes sessions, daily lunch, and Tuesday and Wednesday dinner. For more information or to register, contact Prairiewoods at or 319-395-6700.

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