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Sanctuary of Song: Singing, Listening, Remembering, and Renewing with Women and Girls

Nov 1 5:00pm - Nov 3 11:00am   |   retreat


Bask in the warmth of women and girls singing for connection, creativity, and empowerment. Whether you have always loved to sing or always wanted to and whatever your spiritual background, you are welcome in this supportive, safe, and fun circle. Through group singing we'll deepen our sense of communion with each other and our sense of sanctuary for all our spirits. 

A Singing Retreat with Songleader Liz Rog

Our Lady of the Prairie Retreat Center, Wheatland, Iowa

Beginning Friday, November 1 at 5 pm 

Ending Sunday, November 3 with at 11 am

...morning, afternoon, and evening song circles interspersed with ample time to walk, relax, visit, and enjoy meals together...  

Fee: $125 for 2 nights and all meals / $45 commuters, including all meals 

call 563-336-8414 for more info and to register

Watch a video of Liz teaching a song. Here’s another

Learn more about oral tradition singing in this article, "Singing as Breath and Food"

Then the singing enveloped me. It was furry and resonant, coming from everyone's very heart. There was no sense of performance or judgment, only that the music was breath and food.” -- Anne Lamott

For those who have always loved to sing, AND for those who always wished they could, this retreat welcomes all ages, abilities, genders, levels of experience, and spiritual backgrounds. Liz will teach all songs by ear and you’ll be singing in no time! Come share in the joy of singing together in an environment that is supportive, safe, and fun. 

Traditional cultures have always known that group singing has a power unlike any other to bind people together. There is an ancient African concept, ubuntu, which speaks of our interconnectedness and interdependence. It means “I am because we are.” Nowhere is this more evident than in singing together; through group singing, people experience joy, a sense of success, and an expression of shared meaning. Through group singing we'll deepen our sense of communion with each other and our sense of sanctuary for all our spirits.

Liz Rog is a songleader in the global Ubuntu tradition which welcomes all voices to weave songs and community. Liz delights in helping people rediscover their ancestral birthright of group singing. She lives in the Driftless of Northeast Iowa and enjoys traveling to other towns and regions to help in the re-seeding of the earth with songs for renewal