Veta Goler

Courage & Renewal Facilitator
Speaks English

Veta Goler recently retired after 33 years at Spelman College, where she taught dance history and served in several administrative roles. Holding an MFA in dance and a PhD in African American studies, she had a successful career as a modern dance artist — performing and choreographing nationally and internationally — and as a dance historian, focusing her research on contemporary African American modern dance artists, particularly women choreographers. Her work also explores the intersection of dance and spirituality in popular culture, and spirituality and contemplative practices in education and the workplace. She is a member of the 2007 FPP cohort and serves as chair of the C&R board of directors. For the past two years, Veta has been offering online retreats for Black women.

Favorite quote

Don't ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive and then go do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.

Howard Thurman

What I Do For Fun, Rest, and Renewal

I dance (when nobody's watching), meditate, Zentangle, embroider, and walk in nature. I also have weekly quality Zoom calls with my family and regular check-ins with friends.

Organizations I've Worked With

Spelman College
Center for Contemplative Mind in Society
Kirkridge Retreat and Study Center