6:00 pm — 2:00 pm
Prairie Oaks Institute “Harvest House”
1200 W. South St. , , Belle Plaine, MN 56011 United States
$335 ($250 commuter rate)
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We live in challenging times, bewildering times of great change, uncertainty – and promise. The more frustrated, confused, or passionate we are about our lives and our work in the world, the more vital it is that we find time to renew our spirits and to re-connect what we do with who we are. As the abundance of summer gives way to the casting of autumn seeds, cultivate a deeper capacity to contribute and thrive with greater wholeness and authenticity.

Weaving together the work of best-selling authors Parker J. Palmer (Let Your Life Speak, A Hidden Wholeness) and Brené Brown (Daring Greatly, Rising Strong) this retreat offers a rare opportunity to:
• enhance your sense of calling, direction, and confidence to navigate change.
• develop daily practices and skills to rise strong when you fall.
• reconnect what you do with who you are.
• replenish inner reservoirs of courage and resilience so you can live, work, and lead wherever you are, for the common good.
Some additional details:

This retreat begins at 6:00 p.m. Thursday, October 4 and concludes by 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 6. The retreat will include ample time and space for solitude and conversation, journaling, silence and dialogue, rest and relaxing walks in the glorious outdoors. The retreat will be led by Daring WayTM facilitator Rev. Sarah Ciavarri (www.sarahciavarri.com) and Courage and Renewal® facilitator Dr. Chris Johnson, founder and principal of The Milkweed Group (www.milkweedgroup.com).

The suggested donation for registration of $335 includes overnight lodging (shared occupancy) in either “Harvest House” or “The Farmhouse” at POI, all meals, refreshments, and materials. The “commuter rate” of $250 includes everything except overnight lodging and breakfast. Some scholarship support is available; please contact Chris via email at cjohnso542@gmail.com. Also, please let us know well in advance – with your registration is best – if you have any dietary restrictions.

Prairie Oaks Institute, is a nonprofit education- and retreat center located on a 115-year-old farm campus on the edge of Belle Plaine, on the southwest outskirts of the Twin Cities. POI’s mission is to be a catalyst of rejuvenation for people and the planet, and its work is to nourish expansive imagination, bold thinking, wise action, and cross-sector solutions to the unprecedented environmental and social challenges of our time. Please visit www.prairieoaksinstitute.org for more information.

We look forward to having you with us!


October 4, 2018 @ 6:00 pm
October 6, 2018 @ 2:00 pm
$335 ($250 commuter rate)
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The Milkweed Group, LLC