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.

Finding the Still Point: Living and Leading from Your Centre

Reconnect to the source of who you are. Find the still point, the place of clear perception and discernment, the inner compass that guides us through what can sometimes feel like the maze of life.

  • 08 - 10 Jul 2022
  • onsite

Liberatory Leadership: Building Resilience Together, A Courage to Lead Intensive for Women & Non-Binary Leaders

This three-day intensive is designed for leaders who wish to imagine the highest possibilities and results for our leadership, organizations and communities.

  • 10 - 12 Jul 2022
  • onsite

Black Women’s Radical Self-Love (Mini) Retreat Series, 2021-22 (Summer 2022)

We will engage in powerful and enjoyable contemplative practices and processes—in a loving and supportive group of black women, each doing their own inner work.

  • 16 Jul - 20 Aug 2022
  • online

What Sustains Us: Exploring What is Essential Through Courage and Play

This retreat will explore the question of what sustains us in our lives when what we seek goes awry. We are living through an unprecedented time. In such times how can we stay connected with heart, curiosity and compassion?

  • 17 - 22 Jul 2022
  • onsite

Foundations of the Courage & Renewal Approach – Thursdays, July 28-Aug. 25, 2022 (3-5pm ET) – Full Capacity

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.

  • 28 Jul - 25 Aug 2022
  • online

The Courage to Teach®: A One Day Retreat

A one-day, onsite retreat for teachers wishing to nourish their spirits, relax their minds and renew their passion for teaching and learning.

  • 13 Aug 2022
  • onsite

Black Women’s Radical Self-Love (Mini) Retreat Series, 2021-22 (Summer 2022)

We will engage in powerful and enjoyable contemplative practices and processes—in a loving and supportive group of black women, each doing their own inner work.

  • 20 Aug 2022
  • online

Teaching with Heart: A Monthly Pause for Educators

Over the course of pandemic months, a group of educators from across the globe began gathering online for brief pauses to reflect, share and connect with one another and more deeply with ourselves.

  • 25 Aug 2022 - 18 May 2023
  • online

Finding Hope in the Storm: A Circle of Trust® Retreat

We all face storms in our lives. Some pass quickly; some stay with us for a long time. How are you faring during the present storm that we and the rest of the world are in? Where do you find hope in the storm?

  • 06 Sep - 18 Oct 2022
  • online

Courage, Renewal and Understanding: A Six Session Journey Into the Heart of Your Leadership

In the midst of challenge, we often forget the importance of stopping to think. We invite you to pause, explore your leadership experience, reflect on what’s important, and remind yourself just how resilient you actually are.

  • 07 Sep - 16 Nov 2022
  • online

Soul Care: A Circle of Trust® Series for Challenging Grind Culture

Soul Care, a series of eight 2-hour sessions, using the Courage & Renewal® approach, is designed to support anyone overwhelmed by “grind culture,” the inhumane expectations of institutional life to prioritize work above everything else.

  • 10 Sep - 17 Dec 2022
  • online

Connecting Deeply: The Inner and Outer Work of Living Undivided

Are you hungering to feel more connected to what matters in your life? Are you weary from doing the next thing and the next without a pause? You are invited to gather one Saturday a month through 2022 with others who are seeking to live authentically from the deepest core of life.

  • 10 Sep - 03 Dec 2022
  • online

Resilience in the American West

Reunite mind, body, and spirit by connecting with like-minded individuals and hiking stunning vistas in the American Southwest. This retreat will deepen your understanding about life transitions and help provide direction through an inspiring walk in the beauty of stunning vistas.

  • 11 - 17 Sep 2022
  • onsite

Coming Home to Ourselves: A Six-Session Journey for Women

As women, we are conditioned to care for and tend to the needs of others — to be compassionate in the face of all this suffering. Unless we are careful, we can lose sight of ourselves in this pursuit, dimming our finest source of love and compassion — our truest self.

  • 14 Sep - 30 Nov 2022
  • online

Living A Lasting Legacy

"Legacy is not leaving something for people. It's leaving something in people." ~Peter Strople

  • 23 - 25 Sep 2022
  • onsite

Walk in Beauty: Pilgrimage of El Camino de Santiago, Spain, Portuguese Coast Camino

Combine the stunning beauty of El Camino de Santiago, Spain with the Courage & Renewal® Approach to reflect on your inner capacity to lead a more authentic, meaningful, and resilient life.

  • 03 - 14 Oct 2022
  • onsite

New Maps, New Possibilities – A Courage to Lead® Retreat Series

Courage to Lead® is rooted in the belief that effective leadership flows from the identity and integrity of the person. This Courage & Renewal helps us to move beyond leadership techniques and tools to (re)connect with the essence of what guides and sustains us in our life and work.

  • 09 Oct - 20 Nov 2022
  • online

ElderSoul Intensive – a Nature-Based Retreat

ElderSoul is a call to mature adults who are walking a life-long soulful process. For those who long to know and take their place in Earth community in the company of seekers who together desire a true and deepening elderhood.

  • 10 - 13 Oct 2022
  • onsite

SoulFire for Intergenerational Women – a Nature-based retreat

This retreat is intentionally intergenerational – for all persons who identify as women and are being taught by Mother Nature about your true essence and identity as a relational way of belonging to Earth community.

  • 14 - 16 Oct 2022
  • onsite

Welcoming the Inner Teacher: An Introductory Courage to Teach® Retreat

Through a variety of heart-inspiring essays, poetry, art, nature, photography, and music, you will be invited to engage in honest self-reflection and to increase your capacity to listen to yourself and to others more deeply.

  • 14 - 16 Oct 2022
  • onsite

Searching For The Soul of Social Justice In Sacred & Storied Places

Join us for a Circle of Trust® pilgrimage to sacred and storied places where the history of our nation’s Civil Rights movement lives in the streets, museums, houses of worship, bridges and monuments of Montgomery and Selma, Alabama.

  • 16 - 20 Oct 2022
  • onsite

Walk in Beauty: Pilgrimage of El Camino de Santiago, Spain, Asturias Art & Adventure Camino

Combine the stunning beauty of El Camino de Santiago, Spain with the Courage & Renewal® Approach to reflect on your inner capacity to lead a more authentic, meaningful, and resilient life.

  • 17 - 26 Oct 2022
  • onsite

The Daring Road: Hiking in Spain and Portugal

Reunite mind, body, and spirit, connecting with like-minded individuals while traveling through this historic walk along the Portuguese spur of the famous path to Santiago, Spain.

  • 20 - 27 Oct 2022
  • onsite

Waking Up Your Wild Creative Soul: A Courage & Renewal Retreat Series

Back by popular request, this Courage & Renewal™ retreat series is offered as a space in which we can explore and nurture our creative spirits, be inspired to try some new things, and learn about ourselves in the process.

  • 28 Oct 2022 - 16 Apr 2023
  • online

Joy, Meaning, and Purpose in Sedona

This awe-inspiring retreat, meant to set your soul on fire, will use our daily experiences with awe and wonder in the stunning vistas and natural energy of Sedona to rejuvenate and revitalize your mind, body, and spirit like no other experience.

  • 06 - 12 Nov 2022
  • onsite

Listening to the Land and Ourselves: Harvesting our 2022 Gardens

Using metaphors from nature and the garden we will have a slow time to listen to the land, our inner teacher, and one another. We will create a safe space to consider what we want to harvest, what we need to compost, and what we hope to remember for next year.

  • 06 - 08 Nov 2022
  • onsite

Remembering our Elemental Connections

During 'Remembering Our Elemental Connections' retreat you will learn and practice deep listening and communication skills, explore mindfulness practices, reflect alone and together with others on the inner and outer work of living undivided, and be enriched by your own and others’ creativity.

  • 11 - 13 Nov 2022
  • onsite

Making Space for New Possibilities in Tucson, Arizona: Nov. 2022

Much like the seasonality of nature, we will embrace our daily nature immersions to deeply understand the relationship between death and rebirth. With our tools and support, you will begin to intentionally create a life filled with joy, meaning, and purpose.

  • 14 - 19 Nov 2022
  • onsite

The Journey to Wholeness: A Courage & Renewal Exploration on the Ghost River

There is a yearning in us for living wholeheartedly. As each of us emerges from these years of uncertainty, flux, and pandemic, we can come together to discover our true selves. We can learn how to bring together soul and role: to experience an undivided life.

  • 17 - 20 Nov 2022
  • onsite

Courage & Renewal Practicum – Nov. 30-Dec. 3

Strengthen your understanding of the Courage & Renewal approach, deepen the integration of our principles and practices in your life, and be equipped with the skills to bring aspects of our approach into your communities and/or workplaces.

  • 30 Nov - 03 Dec 2022
  • onsite

New Year, New You: Minnesota

Use this first retreat of the year to purposefully explore the thoughts, emotions, and behaviors that hold you back while also identifying new choices and practices that move you toward more authentic and wholehearted living.

  • 12 - 15 Jan 2023
  • onsite

Who Am I Becoming? Aging with Courage & Wisdom in (and Beyond) Higher Education

This Courage & Renewal® retreat series is offered as a space in which we can discover who we want to become as we transition into and through the natural movements that are a part of wise aging.

  • 25 Jan - 23 Jun 2023
  • hybrid

Celebrating the Heart of the Educator: An Introductory Courage to Teach® Retreat

Join our Courage to Teach Circle of Trust retreat for a weekend of reflection, renewal and rejuvenation.

  • 10 - 12 Feb 2023
  • onsite

Reawaken Courage, Connection and Gratitude in Belize

Throughout the retreat, we will explore, individually and in community, the thoughts and behaviors that hold us back and inhibit our growth. Surrounded by the beauty of Belize and Guatemala, you’ll work hard, be challenged, and leave feeling capable of tackling new opportunities.

  • 19 - 25 Feb 2023
  • onsite

Reclaim Your Power In Baja California, Mexico

Explore the thoughts, emotions, and behaviors that hold us back while also identifying new choices and practices that move us toward more authentic and wholehearted living.

  • 12 - 18 Mar 2023
  • onsite

Living In Alignment: A Women’s Yoga and Circle of Trust Retreat

We will explore, through yoga practices, what it means to live from an embodied place and how we can take this off the mat and into our daily lives. The space that we create and the heartful questions and activities we pose will deepen and enrich our inner knowing.

  • 19 - 25 Mar 2023
  • onsite

Reimagine Courage, Creativity, and Connection in Sonoma, CA

Throughout the retreat, we will explore, individually and in community, the thoughts and behaviors that hold us back and inhibit our growth. These retreat sessions are interactive, fun, and insightful. You’ll work hard, be challenged, and leave feeling capable of tackling new opportunities.

  • 16 - 22 Apr 2023
  • online

Rediscover Your Purpose in Santa Fe

The secret places of Santa Fe's mountains, ancient ruins, and canyons invite a personal call to bravery...bravery to stand for what is important for your life. Daily sessions are challenging, fun, and insightful. There is ample opportunity for personal reflection, self-care, and time to enjoy the art and history for which Santa Fe is known.

  • 07 Jun - 12 May 2023
  • hybrid

Awe, Wonder, and Reflection in Iceland

On this retreat, your days will be filled with a soulful blend of scenic hiking, educational sessions, and deep, meaningful conversations. Each day, you will spend considerable time taking in the Icelandic nature as you hike, admire, and reflect on the spectacular scenery found along the Ring Road of Iceland.

  • 17 - 25 Jun 2023
  • hybrid

Reunite Mind, Body, and Spirit As You Hike Bavaria, Germany

Your days will be filled with a soulful blend of scenic hiking, educational sessions, and deep, meaningful conversations. Each day, you will spend considerable time taking in the Bavarian air as you hike, admire, and reflect on the spectacular scenery found along King Ludwig Way.

  • 24 Sep - 01 Oct 2023
  • onsite
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