Courage & Renewal® Retreat 2014

June 17, 2014 - June 19, 2014
Tatamagouche NS


Jun 17 – Jun 19, 2014 Tue 2:00 PM – Thu 2:00 PM $445.00
Over the past decade under the guidance of Parker J. Palmer, highly skilled facilitators throughout North America and Australia have created a unique retreat-based approach to renewing personal identity, professional integrity and vocational vitality. This retreat program is rooted in the belief that effective service and leadership flow from the identity and integrity of the person, and focuses on how we listen to ourselves, and to each other, in communal spaces that invite the voice of the soul to be heard.

Courage and Renewal work is framed by such questions as, “How can I maintain a strong connection between who I am and what I do?” “What practices will help me align my soul and my role?” “When pulled in so many directions that I feel dis-membered, how can I re-member myself and stay connected to the heart of my vocation?”

In large-group, small-group and solitary settings, we will share our inner journeys via personal story-telling, poetry and teaching tales from various wisdom traditions. Guided by skilled facilitators, participants will be invited to speak honestly about their lives and work and to listen and respond to each other—and to themselves—with encouragement and compassion. Courage and Renewal retreats support personal formation by providing opportunity for:

– renewing heart, mind, and spirit by exploring the inner landscape of one’s life;

– reconnecting personal identity and professional integrity, honouring gifts and acknowledging the power of limits;

– creating a community of mutual respect and caring that welcomes the soul and honours diversity;

– participating in the Clearness Committee discernment process and deepening skills to ask open and honest questions;

– developing trustworthy space for inner exploration within diverse communities; 

Program Cost: $445 ($290 tuition+$155 meals/accommodations) Private room if requested $50 extra 

Local Price: $346 (program cost without overnight, without breakfast)

Please register at least 2 weeks in advance to secure your place in this program


Mardi Tindal

Mardi TindalMardi Tindal is a Courage & Renewal® Facilitator with Parker J. Palmer’s Center for Courage & Renewal ( She has enjoyed a career as an adult educator and facilitator, organizational consultant, retreat centre director, writer and broadcaster. She has worked with church, not-for-profit, government and business leaders, regionally, nationally and internationally. From 2009 to 2012 Mardi served as Moderator of The United Church of Canada, focusing on the interwoven healing of soul, community, and creation.

Brian Braganza

Brian BraganzaBrian Braganza is a Courage & Renewal® Facilitator in preparation. He works as an experiential educator specializing in personal development, community resiliency and sustainability, and systems change.

Brian is also a Program Resource Group (PRG) facilitator at the Tatamagouche Centre and has a long history with the HeartWood Centre for Community Youth Development. Brian’s other pursuits include wilderness travel, organic gardening, natural building and writing poetry.

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