Seasons of Wellbeing on the Prairie – Day Retreats

Seasons of Wellbeing on the Prairie – Day Retreats

Friends of Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge | Seasonal Retreats

Seasons of Wellbeing Flyer

If you have been looking for an opportunity to connect to nature and make time for yourself – this is the experience that will provide it – and so much more.

Learn tools and strategies to reduce stress, increase a healthy balance and live from a place of mindfulness all while connecting to the amazing prairie at the Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge. There will be four day retreats offered that align with the seasons on the prairie. You are welcome to attend and enjoy one, two, three or all four day retreats. You decide what feels right and fits into your schedule.


All retreats are from 10:00am – 3:00pm

Summer: Saturday, July 8, 2017 (past)
“The Nature Connection of Wellbeing”

Fall: Saturday, October 7, 2017
“The Mindfulness of Wellbeing”

Winter: Saturday, February 10, 2018
“The Balance of Wellbeing”

Spring: Saturday, April 14, 2018
“The Gifts of Wellbeing”


Whether you sign up for the year-long experience or a day retreat – all options will include monthly e-updates with additional information, tools, resources and what is happening at Neal Smith NWR.

Registration options include individual retreats or the full year.

For more information; go to Heartland Wellbeing Institute at

The Heartland Wellbeing Institute is working with staff and the Friends of Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge to develop this new opportunity.

P.O. Box 399
9981 Pacific St.
Prairie City, IA 50228
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The refuge roads and trails are open daily from dawn to dusk.

The Prairie Learning and Visitor Center is open year-round.
Regular Hours:
Monday-Saturday from 9am-4pm and Sunday 12-5pm

Winter hours:
December 1-February 28
Monday-Saturday from 9am-4pm; closed Sunday.

We are open on Memorial Day, the Fourth of July, and Labor Day; we are closed on all other Federal holidays.