Classes/Retreats

2022 Schedule
Mindfulness & Creativity: Say Yes to the Muse
In cooperation with Hawkeye Community College
Sunday, February 20, 2022
New Aldaya Lifescapes Library
2 – 4 p.m.
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Are you seeking creative inspiration? Explore expressive arts through mindful activities such as writing prose and poetry, sculpting with Play-doh and drawing. We’ll combine the genius of Leonardo da Vinci with the playfulness of nine modern day muses to nurture our own creative genius. This class is for curious novices and seasoned writers/artists and anyone who wants to explore their own untapped potential.

EarthWhispers Abbey: Awaken Your Creative Spirit, Celebrate Water
In cooperation with Hawkeye Community College
Tuesday, April 19, 2022
HCC Cedar Falls Campus
6 – 9 p.m.
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What’s the water you dream about and long for – bath, ocean, waterfalls, rain? From ice to rain, from swimming pools to puddles, and from faucets to oceans, explore water in all its many forms and mindfully noticing its capacity for transformation.  We’ll honor the element of water and learn to develop our wells of wisdom through creative activities. Each participant will receive a blue marble. Join us to discover the significance of this gift. Please bring your own journal. 

2021 Schedule

EarthWhispers Mystery Box Series
Sponsored by Shalom Spirituality Center
Wednesdays, April 7, 14, 21, & 28, 2021
1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Via Zoom
Register at shalomretreats.org
Each week a mystery box will be opened to discover what Earth is revealing to us. For now the contents are a closely-guarded secret. EarthWhispers Sisters Felecia Babb and Sue Schuerman invite you to the big reveal.

EarthWhispers Earth Day Celebration
Saturday, April 24, 2021
1 – 4 p.m.
Hearst Center for the Arts
304 West Seerley Blvd., Cedar Falls, Iowa
Register at: thehearst.org
Through guided writing, meditation and other creative exercises, we’ll explore how color affects our moods and feelings.

Cedar Falls Christian Writers 19th Annual Workshop
Friday, June 18 and Saturday, June 19, 2021
Riverview Conference Center
409 N. Division Street, Cedar Falls, Iowa
Register at: cedarfallschristianwritersworkshop.org Take your writing to a new level–experienced and novice writers welcome. Our featured speaker is award-winning author Shelly Beach. Various sessions on writing craft, marketing, personal growth, and publishing will be available.

Dialoguing With Nature: Rooted & Reaching
Saturday, August 21, 2021
9 a.m. – 1 p.m. (Includes a sack lunch)
Shalom Spirituality Center
1001 Davis Street
Dubuque, Iowa
Register at: shalomretreats.org
We’ll discover the regenerative spirit of Iowa’s forest landscapes to reveal the beauty and magnificence of our own true nature. This is an outdoor event.

Alternative Ways to Preserve Your Life Story
Tuesday, July 13, 2021
6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Hawkeye Community College Business Building
5330 Nordic Drive, Cedar Falls, Iowa
Register at: Alternative Ways to Preserve Your Life Story
Do you want to preserve your life stories for yourself, loved ones? This class is for those of you who want to save those precious memories, but who don’t want to write a full-length book.

EarthWhispers Mini-Retreat: Reconnect with Nature & Awaken Your Creative Spirit
Tuesday, August 10, 2021
6 – 9 p.m.
Cedar Valley Arboretum & Botanic Gardens
1927 E. Orange Road, Waterloo, Iowa
Register at: EarthWhispers Mini-Retreat: Reconnect with Nature & Awaken Your Creative Spirit
The botanic gardens will be our inspiration as we explore the element of Air and how it can help us learn to go with the flow.


Mindfulness & Creativity: A Photographic Excursion
Tuesdays, August 24 & 31, 2021
6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Cedar Valley Arboretum & Botanic Gardens
1927 E. Orange Road, Waterloo, Iowa
Register at: Mindfulness & Creativity: A Photographic Excursion



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