Telling Our Stories: Practices for listening and learning

WHEN: June 14-29, 2015 (Sunday afternoon through Friday noon)

WHERE: Shalom Hill Farm, a retreat facility near Windom, MN (map) (directions)

COST (per person):
Before May 15 - $550 single occupancy; $500 double occupancy
After May 15 - $600 single occupancy; $550 double occupancy

  • 14 home-cooked meals
  • 5 nights lodging in a private room with shared bathroom across the hall
  • Opportunity to provide input to retreat agenda, discussions, and activities
  • Assist according to ability with daily meal preparation and clean up
  • Walks, field trips, local sight seeing according to interest and ability


Sunday, June 14

1-5 p.m. — Arrive at Shalom Hill Farm, check into private room, and explore
6 p.m. — Evening meal (join a cooking team or clean-up team)
7:30 p.m. — Gather in the library for a welcome and introduction to the retreat.

Monday - Thursday, June 15 - 18

7 a.m. — Coffee, tea and breakfast items in the kitchen. (Choose from a selection of fruits, farm-fresh eggs, breads, granola, yogurt)
9 a.m. — Gather in the studio to plan the day's flow.
9:30 a.m. — Move to the library for the morning circle and discussion on topics related to the power of stories in our lives.
12 p.m. — Noon meal (join a cooking team or clean-up team).
1 p.m. — Walks, talks, field trips, and activities as interests emerge.
6 p.m. — Evening meal with an evening circle to follow; sharing of experiences, presentations, resources, processes. Refine agenda for the next day.

Friday, June 19

7 a.m. — Coffee and breakfast items in the kitchen.
9 a.m. — Final circle to close the retreat.
12 p.m. — Lunch on your own as you head home.


Space is limited to 12 participants.


PAY BY CHECK Make your check payable to Hopework LLC and mail to
Hopework Summer 2015 Retreat, 2650 University Ave W, Unit 315, St. Paul, MN 55114.

PAY ONLINE (Secure payment via PayPal)

Registrants (discounted registration through May 15)

Cancelation policy

Before May 15: 90% refund;
May 15 through May 31: 50% refund;
After June 1: No refund.