Finishing Strong! Join us to explore “What’s next?”

A retreat for mature individuals interested in intentionally directing the next stage of their life. Tickets found here. March 24-26, 2017 Prairie Oaks Institute What’s next? Would you like to be intentional about your next steps? Whether it is leaving a lifetime career for retirement / re’fire’ment or transitioning to new ventures this workshop willContinue reading “Finishing Strong! Join us to explore “What’s next?””

Carnival de Resistance Artivists at Praire Oaks!

Prairie Oaks Institute is excited to host the merry artivists from the Carnival de Resistance for 10 days as they train and prepare for their residency at Redeemer Lutheran in north Minneapolis, September 13th to 26th. The Carnival de Resistance is a traveling arts carnival and ceremonial theater company, a village demonstration project exploring ecological practices,Continue reading “Carnival de Resistance Artivists at Praire Oaks!”

Full Voice: A Day with Barbara McAfee

How can you speak so people will listen? Are you using the full capacity of your voice in service to your intentions, visions, and purpose? What gifts reside deep inside you that are yearning for expression? These complex, challenging, and exciting times are calling you to “show up” with authenticity, integrity, and courage.  As importantContinue reading “Full Voice: A Day with Barbara McAfee”

On the Commons with Jay Wallsjasper

Join us for our May Community Potluck with our inspiring special guest Jay Walljasper. Editor of Commons Magazine and a noted writer, speaker and thought-leader on  building and sustaining strong communities. This night is sure to stimulate some great conversations! Here’s a link to an article on Jay’s book on the Commons, All That WeContinue reading “On the Commons with Jay Wallsjasper”

Courage to Teach Retreat June 26-28!

“Breathe, trust, and hold the space open for the U N I M A G I N A B L E to flow into your experience.” Happiness Project. What in your life… is flourishing and in full bloom? needs tending or extra care? needs to be weeded or cut back to make room and spaceContinue reading “Courage to Teach Retreat June 26-28!”

Register NOW! Draw from the Deep Well: A Courage to Teach® Oasis for the End of the Year

“Good teaching cannot be reduced to technique; good teaching comes from the identity and integrity of the teacher….”   – Parker J. Palmer, The Courage to Teach: Exploring the Inner Landscapes of a Teacher’s Life DO YOU… yearn to revive your heart for teaching in the face of the pressures that can make it so hard?Continue reading “Register NOW! Draw from the Deep Well: A Courage to Teach® Oasis for the End of the Year”

Leading with Heart: A Courage & Renewal / Daring Way Retreat

Back together and better than ever! If you missed last year’s retreat with Dr. Chris Johnson and the Rev. Sarah Ciavarri, don’t miss this opportunity. Leading with Heart: Courage and Resilience for Challenging Times A Courage to Lead® / Daring WayTM Retreat Weaving together the work of best-selling authors Brené Brown (Daring Greatly, Rising Strong) andContinue reading “Leading with Heart: A Courage & Renewal / Daring Way Retreat”

Among the Trees: Lessons for Life from a Bur Oak

Around me the trees stir in their leaves and call out, “Stay awhile.” The light flows from their branches. And they call again, “It’s simple,” they say, “and you, too, have come into the world to do this, to go easy, to be filled with light, and to shine.” — Mary Oliver, When I amContinue reading “Among the Trees: Lessons for Life from a Bur Oak”

A Peace of My Mind Mini-Exhibition

Earlier in May, we were honored to have John Noltner co-lead a retreat at Prairie Oaks on the The Power of Story and the Courage to Change the World.  As part of the retreat, John shared a partial exhibit of his work from A Peace of My Mind.  The engaging black and white portraits put a spotlight onContinue reading “A Peace of My Mind Mini-Exhibition”