Program Calendar

Find the program that works best for you

No matter what program you attend, you’ll experience the Courage & Renewal approach, a social technology of time-tested principles and practices that reveal what’s possible when we create space to hear our inner teacher and honor the inherent worth and dignity of every human being.

Black Women’s Radical Self-Love (Mini) Retreats 2023-2024

Remembering our self-worth is one of the best things black women can do. Doing inner work with other black women makes this more possible.

  • 20 Apr 2024
  • online

Still We Heal: A Courage & Renewal Retreat Series for Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) Spiritual Leaders & Activists

As BIPOC leaders committed to diverse spiritual lineages, we are called to live into our Best, Brilliant and Wise selves in even more Courageous and Powerful ways, especially now. Join us in retreat to listen, rest, restore, experiment, play, and create new/old pathways and practices to be in community and to rediscover ease and wellbeing within ourselves.

  • 25 Apr - 13 Jun 2024
  • online

Renewal in the Midst of Muck and Mire: A Spring Retreat

This retreat combines the principles and practices of Circles of Trust and the power of music to help us understand and live into our lives. The registration link below offers the chance to sign up for one or both retreats.

  • 26 - 28 Apr 2024
  • St. Paul, MN

The Third Act: Creating One Wild & Precious Life

Ready to create your Third Act? Join us on an inspiring pilgrimage in sunny Portugal: a soulful retreat of yoga, rest, insight & adventure.

  • 27 Apr - 04 May 2024
  • Corgas Bravas, Portugal

Courage & Renewal Practicum – Online – (May 2024)

Deepen your engagement with the values, principles, and practices of the Courage & Renewal approach, gaining knowledge and insights on how to bring these ways of being and perceiving more fully into your own life while expanding your capacity to influence and transform the communities and institutions you care about.

  • 03 May - 04 Aug 2024
  • online

A Circle of Trust as Sanctuary: A vibrant space for our souls to show up

"Taking an inner journey toward rejoining soul and role requires a rare but real form of community that I call a 'circle of trust.'” —Parker J. Palmer, A Hidden Wholeness

  • 04 May 2024
  • Carmel, California, United States

Wonder: an online Circle of Trust®

It's a way to come to life that opens possibilities. Wonder lets us see the beauty and wisdom in everyday objects and encounters. It helps us find fresh perspective and understanding in troubling situations. Wonder renews our spirit.

  • 05 May 2024
  • online

Cultivating Clarity, Courage, and Changeability in the Midst: Quarterly Clarity Triads for BIPOC

If you are Black, Indigenous, or a Person of Color who has experienced at least one Circle of Trust® Clarity Triad or Clearness Committee and want to co-create a community of practice in deep listening to self and others, this is an opportunity for you.

  • 06 May 2024 - 16 Jan 2025
  • online

Reconnecting Soil and Soul: Exploring your Inner Self and the Outer World. a Circle of Trust Retreat

This retreat will offer deep reflection into our connections with the soil: from our origins, from the stories of our participation in dispossession, and our role in reconciliation with peoples and with the earth. We will be in circle and on the land, reflecting and acting, creating and contemplating.

  • 10 - 12 May 2024
  • Bangor, PA , USA

Foundations of the Courage & Renewal Approach – (May/June 2024 – Saturdays, 10am-12pm ET)

Throughout 5 online sessions, learn how the values, principles, and practices of the Courage & Renewal® approach, taken together, create trustworthy spaces to explore questions of meaning, purpose, and how to live authentically with integrity and courage.

  • 18 May - 15 Jun 2024
  • online

Finding Your Roots in the Riot of Spring: A Courage to Lead Retreat for Women

Our world needs leaders with the courage to be fully human, to take risks, to care deeply, and to take action—even in the midst of change and uncertainty. To live and lead from such a place requires strong roots as much as it requires the blossoming of creative vision.

  • 21 - 24 May 2024
  • Union, WA

embodying courage: paths toward a hidden wholeness

"Wholeness does not mean perfection: it means embracing brokenness as an integral part of life. Knowing this gives me hope that human wholeness—mine, yours, ours—need not be a utopian dream, if we use devastation as a seedbed for new life." -Parker Palmer A Hidden Wholeness

  • 22 - 24 May 2024
  • Brooklyn, New York

Being, Longing, & Belonging: A Circle of Trust® Retreat

During this face-to-face weekend retreat, we’ll reflect, discover insights, and dive into meaningful questions around being, longing, and belonging.

  • 31 May - 02 Jun 2024
  • Cambridge, MA

A Restorative Pause – renewing, reimagining and re-creating

A Restorative Pause is a Circle of Trust ® Retreat for anyone wanting to take the time and space to renew and/or re-imagine their inner and outer lives. 

  • 07 - 09 Jun 2024
  • Mittagong NSW, Australia

Here I Am: A Circle of Trust® Retreat on Zoom

We invite you to join us on Zoom for five sessions as we embark on a journey, guided by the Courage & Renewal® approach, and together create a sacred, confidential space in which to do our own inner work in solitude and community. The theme of this retreat – Here I Am – is an invitation to reflect on some of the questions we may be holding at this time.

  • 08 Jun - 03 Aug 2024
  • online

The Heart of Higher Education 2024: Moving Toward Enough

Join this online gathering of educational professionals as we reflect on, explore, and sit with questions together for the restoration of our inner lives and outer work.

  • 10 - 12 Jun 2024
  • online

Liberatory Leadership, Turning to Wonder: A Courage to Lead Retreat for Women

This retreat is designed to help leaders renew their passion, enthusiasm and commitment to themselves and the communities they serve. 

  • 12 - 15 Jun 2024
  • Corbett, Oregon

Everything Belongs: Exploring the Threads of our Being, Longing and Belonging

An Introductory Courage & Renewal® Retreat which explores the themes of Being, Longing and Belonging.

  • 21 - 23 Jun 2024
  • Ormiston, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

The Courage Way: Living & Leading with Head & Heart

This Courage & Renewal® day retreat invites you to put aside the busyness and external demands of your daily life and turn your focus within, to "the region of the heart", where we bring together our intellect, our knowledge and experience, our values and beliefs, our feelings and intuition.

  • 22 Jun 2024
  • Te Puna, Tauranga, New Zealand

The Heart of What Matters: Making Meaning in a Time of Crisis

Connect with self, nature and the heart of what truly matters on this weekend retreat deep in the English countryside.

  • 12 - 14 Jul 2024
  • UK

The Whisper of the Heart

"In the stillness of quiet, if we listen, we can hear the whisper of the heart giving strength to weakness, courage to fear, hope to despair." ~Howard Thurman

  • 19 - 22 Jul 2024
  • St. Louis, Missouri

Courage & Renewal Practicum – Onsite – (July 2024)

Deepen your engagement with the values, principles, and practices of the Courage & Renewal approach, gaining knowledge and insights on how to bring these ways of being and perceiving more fully into your own life while expanding your capacity to influence and transform the communities and institutions you care about.

  • 21 Jul - 13 Oct 2024
  • hybrid

Finding Courage in the Company We Keep

Join us for a monthly three hour session through Zoom, an international community exploring how all that we encounter can enable us to build and act from courageous hearts.

  • 27 Jul - 14 Dec 2024
  • online

Still We Heal: A Courage & Renewal Retreat Series for Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) Spiritual Leaders & Activists

As BIPOC leaders committed to diverse spiritual lineages, we are called to live into our Best, Brilliant and Wise selves in even more Courageous and Powerful ways, especially now. Join us in retreat to listen, rest, restore, experiment, play, and create new/old pathways and practices to be in community and to rediscover ease and wellbeing within ourselves.

  • 08 Aug - 07 Nov 2024
  • online

Searching For The Soul of Justice in Sacred & Storied Places

Join us for this inspirational Circle of Trust Retreat, one that opens a door to history and an opportunity to engage in deep conversations about justice and humanity. Be part of an experience that invites us to share our lived-experiences, listen to the voices and stories of those who came before us, providing a unique space for questioning and understanding, and creating a path toward healing and building benevolent community.

  • 11 - 15 Aug 2024
  • Montgomery and Selma, Alabama

Minding the Gap: A Yoga and Courage & Renewal Retreat

In this retreat, set in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, we will weave together principles and practices from The Center for Courage & Renewal with time-honored yoga practices. Within our Circle of Trust®, you will be invited to identify individual and collective tragic gaps. On the yoga mat, you will be invited to explore a diversity of all-levels movement, meditations, mantra, music, and breathing practices.

  • 29 Aug - 01 Sep 2024
  • Keezletown, Virginia, United States of America

It Takes a Village: Finger Lakes, NY

This Circle of Trust® for women will explore our part to play during difficult times. Come to sit with others for inspiration and support as we aim to listen deeply, live congruently, and respond boldly -- to heal and grow on behalf of ourselves, our community, and this beloved Earth.

  • 05 Sep 2024 - 01 May 2025
  • Trumansburg, NY USA

Friendship, Community, and Resilience in a Time of Turbulent Earth Change: A Circle of Trust® Retreat

We are calling an intergenerational, diverse group of people, who long to explore a generative approach to discovering the presence of community as we practice radical hospitality with self, other, and the natural world.

  • 06 - 08 Sep 2024
  • Bangor, PA, USA

Transitions: Creating the Life You Most Want NOW in Sonoma, California

World-class wineries and breathtaking scenery await you on this adventure retreat. A soulful blend of scenic hiking, educational insights, and deep, meaningful conversations await you as you spend considerable time each day in nature, admiring and reflecting on the unique and impressive panoramas found in Sonoma County, California.

  • 15 - 21 Sep 2024
  • Sonoma, California

Rediscover Your Purpose in Santa Fe, New Mexico

On this retreat, you will be inspired by the mystery and magic of the scenic landscapes and cultural richness of the Santa Fe area in New Mexico.

  • 28 Sep - 04 Oct 2024
  • Santa Fe, NM

Walk in Beauty: Pilgrimage of El Camino de Santiago, Spain A Kinder Camino

El Camino: An Epic Journey Awaits You! This journey offers stunning natural landscapes, lodging in charming rural farmhouse inns and manor houses, regional-delicious local cuisine, and a full rest day.

  • 11 - 19 Oct 2024
  • Santiago de Compostela, Spain

The Daring Camino de Santiago – Spain

Reunite mind, body, and spirit, connecting with like-minded individuals while traveling through this historic and sacred pilgrimage of El Camino de Santiago, Spain.

  • 12 - 19 Oct 2024
  • El Camino de Santiago, Spain

The Third Act: A Retreat in Sacred Bali

Envision your Third Act and your authentic life. A week to explore the magic of Bali, soulful self learning, yoga, adventures and life-changing encounters.

  • 17 - 24 Mar 2025
  • Ubud, Bali
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