Ultimately, this retreat is for women interested in exploring and strengthening their capacity for care of self and community and for those seeking to find clarity, courage and resilience within themselves.
The winter season invites us to slow down, to turn inward and embrace rest. Many of us are re-evaluating our relationship to doing, seeking to experience more being and to prioritize joy and wholeness. At the same time, we feel with greater urgency the need to contribute to the wellbeing of our communities, but not at the cost of our own.
This Circle of Trust® retreat for women, is an opportunity to tap into the support available within the resources of community and a more restful way of being.
Together, we will immerse ourselves in the wisdom and metaphors of the winter season, face the realities of our individual and collective shadows, and gather courage to continue to weather the challenges of our times and emerge with greater clarity, integrity and resilience.
Participants in this retreat will:
♦Access imagination, artistic expression, and other contemplative practices to envision and embody the wholeness of a future we long to call home.
♦We will build a trustworthy space for telling our truths and listening to the truths of others while exploring our inner sources of leadership.
♦Participate in a Clearness Committee designed after a problem-solving model from the 1600’s, and integrate old wisdom and new science.
This Circle of Trust retreat is based on the work of Parker J. Palmer and the Center for Courage & Renewal. The Courage & Renewal® approach, described in Palmer’s book A Hidden Wholeness, focuses on cultivating our inner capacity to live a more authentic, meaningful, and engaged life.
November 30- December 2, 2022
Wedneday 5:00 PM- Friday 12:00 PM
Menucha Retreat and Conference Center
38711 E, Historic Columbia River Hwy
Portland, OR 97217
Menucha’s mission is enriching lives through hospitality, learning, reflection and renewal.
We encourage and support purposeful work in this sacred space so that those who come here will return to their own communities rejuvenated and better able to serve their fellow human beings.
This retreat is open to all people who identify as women and may be especially relevant for those in leadership from diverse fields. We may not be ‘leaders’ by job title, but women often are called to lead on a regular basis within our families, communities, and in organizations. Ultimately, this retreat is for women interested in exploring and strengthening their capacity for care of self and community and for those seeking to find clarity, courage and resilience within themselves.
Registration fees include two nights of lodging, five meals, and all supplies, snacks, beverages, and 12 PDUs.
Single Occupancy Room: $695
Double Occupancy: $495
A limited number of $100 scholarships toward tuition are available. To request a scholarship, please contact Matsya Siosal at firstname.lastname@example.org and share, to the degree you are comfortable, about your need for scholarship.
Cancellations must be received at least 6 weeks before the retreat start date for a full refund. Cancellations made within 6 weeks of the retreat start date will receive a refund minus a $150 cancellation fee.
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