Begin the school year with intention and focus by honoring the innate gifts you bring to your professional life. In this weekend retreat, we will draw inspiration from the Fall season in order to reflect, renew, re-inspire, and re-engage in our professional and personal lives. What seeds would you like to sow this year? What do you want to let go?
This Courage to Teach® Circle of Trust® retreat offers a weekend of reflection, renewal and rejuvenation. Together we will draw inspiration from the Fall season in order to reflect, renew, re-inspire, and re-engage in our professional and personal lives. What What seeds would you like to sow this year? What do you want to let go?
You can expect time in solitude and in community; time to speak from your heart and to listen as others speak from theirs; seasonal, thought-provoking, and heart-inspiring essays, poetry, art, nature, photography and music from a variety of sources.
Throughout the weekend, you will be invited to engage in honest self-reflection and to increase your capacity to listen to yourself and to others more deeply. Everything we will offer is by way of invitation, not demand. Our expectation is that you will participate in ways that are life-affirming for you. Everyone is welcome, regardless of previous Circle of Trust experience.
In a time when stress and pressure on teachers and administrators continue to rise because of internal and external demands, Courage to Teach® provides educators with an opportunity for rest, renewal and re-engagement with their identity and integrity as teachers. The program, originally conceived by esteemed educator Parker J. Palmer, offers educators an opportunity to reflect on the inner dimensions of teaching and leading.
Please plan to check in at 4:00pm on Friday afternoon. We will meet at 5:00 pm for welcome and orientation, break for dinner and meet again until about 9:00 pm.
Breakfast will be served at 8:00 am on Saturday. We will meet all day (9:00am -9:00pm) in our large group, small groups, and in solitude, with breaks for lunch, quiet time, and dinner. There will be an optional and informal social gathering after our evening session concludes.
Breakfast will be served at 8:00 am on Sunday and we will begin again at 9:00 am. We will conclude around 12:00 pm and share lunch together before heading home.
Venue Website https://www.santasabinacenter.org/
Santa Sabina Center is a lovely contemplative space nestled in a wooded hillside just north of San Francisco. Comfortable meeting rooms look out over beautiful gardens. Other areas include an incredibly well-stocked meditative art space, a calm and quiet inner courtyard, several private outdoor seating areas, a chapel, a small bookstore, and a library. Meals are lovingly prepared and served three times a day, with coffee and tea available all day long. Santa Sabina is located in a lovely, walkable neighborhood near Dominican University of San Rafael.
50% of registration fee will be refunded if cancellation is requested (by emailing facilitators) 90 days before the start of the event.
Partial Scholarships may be available. Please inquire with Teri and Rona before registering. We will ask you for some additional information.
All rooms are single occupancy unless otherwise requested. Upon registering, you will receive a Google Form to complete regarding your lodging preferences and Dietary Needs.
At the time of this posting, Santa Sabina Center requires proof of full COVID vaccination (including booster). Mask mandates will be at the discretion of the Center, depending on COVID conditions at the time of the retreat. You will receive a welcome letter a few weeks in advance of the retreat weekend clarifying these details.
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