With a sense of spaciousness and generativity, we will awaken our imaginations, take some risks, seek beauty and inspiration in our natural surroundings – all with the goal of letting our creative juices flow. You need not see yourself as an “artist” – in fact, we especially welcome “novices.” We offer a welcoming home for anyone who wants to (re)connect with their creative urges.
What shape waits in the seed of you to grow and spread its branches against a future sky?
This retreat is offered as a space in which we can ignite that creative spark. It might be lying dormant, ready to awaken and, with some encouragement, be ready to burst into growth. With a sense of spaciousness and generativity, we will awaken our imaginations, take some risks, seek beauty and inspiration in our natural surroundings – all with the goal of letting our creative juices flow. You need not see yourself as an “artist” – in fact, we especially welcome “novices.” We offer a welcoming home for anyone who wants to (re)connect with their creative urges.
Drawing on principles and practices of a Circle of Trust® retreat; through large group, small group, and solitary reflection, we will explore how we might awaken and nurture our creative potential. We will explore how limitations impact us, the “loosening” that might be necessary for creativity and growth and the intersections and tensions that arise as we hold both boundaries and a sense of expansiveness. Practicing the Courage & Renewal approach, your facilitators offer an invitation to connect with others as we each engage in the inner work necessary to tend the seed of your creative spirit.
In this retreat you will…
Tending the Seed: A Wild Creative Soul retreat will be grounded in the Courage & Renewal approach which you can learn more about in Parker J. Palmer’s book, A Hidden Wholeness. It is intended for anyone longing to deepen in relationship with creative expression. All are welcome.
This Circle of Trust® retreat is part of three part series, all taking place online. You may enroll in one or both remaining.
Our retreat begins on Thursday as we settle in at 4:45 p.m. Times shown below reflect US Eastern Time Zone.
Thursday, 4:45 – 7 pm;
Friday, 11:00 – 2:00 pm; 5:00 – 7:45 pm;
Saturday, 11:00 – 2:00 pm.
If you are a newcomer to the Circles of Trust® (COT) approach, an additional time will be provided upon registration, during which you will be able to orient to the COT model.
Online, via Zoom. If you are new to this format, you’ll receive guidance in advance so you know what to expect. You will need access to a computer or laptop; a set of headphones/earbuds may be helpful. You will also need a strong internet connection and a location in which you can be uninterrupted during our sessions.
Lastly, we will provide a list of some inexpensive supplies to have on hand, and some pieces to print prior to the retreat.
For each additional retreat in this series in which you enroll, the price savings is reflected as follows. (Two Wild Creative Soul retreats $360). A non-refundable deposit of $95 is required with registration, with the balance to be provided by December 31, 2023.
Prior to December 31, 2023, program fee for this retreat can be refunded less the $95 non-refundable fee. After December 31, 2023, no refunds can be granted.
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