Journey Toward Wholeness

August 4, 2014 - August 10, 2014


Workshop ID: G14CDS821
Dates: August 4, 2014 – August 10, 2014 Price: $425.00

wholenessBased on the work of author Parker J. Palmer, this Courage & Renewal ® retreat explores issues of transition, vocation, life passion, purpose, meaning, aging, direction, and underlying life patterns, to live in alignment with one’s deepest values. In a safe, quiet, nurturing, and confidential environment, the retreat promotes reflection and clarity, and uses poetry, prose, music, movement, and the stunning beauty of the high desert. Savor daily contemplative practices. Enjoy periods of quiet time, journaling and self-reflection, and large and small group discussions. Clearness committees, a Quaker communal process for individual discernment, is the capstone the retreat. Two off-ranch trips are planned. Exhale deeply and relax at a nearby mineral spa (at an extra fee), and enjoy an afternoon of Gregorian chant at Christ in the Desert Monastery. Limit 15.


valerie_brownValerie Brown is a leadership coach, leadership educator, and retreat leader and the Principal of Lead Smart Coaching, LLC.  She trained at the national Center for Transformational Leadership, Center for Courage & Renewal, and the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Healthcare & Society. She is the author of The Road that Teaches: Lessons in Transformation through Travel (QuakerBridge Media, 2012), and several publications on mindfulness, including Living from the Center: Mindfulness Meditation and Centering for Friends, The Mindful Quaker, and Heartfulness: Renewing Heart, Mind and Spirit on Retreat and Beyond. Her work and writing point toward powerful transformation through mindful awareness and her passion is for creating greater trust among people. She is a certified Kundalini yoga teacher and was ordained by Thich Nhat Hanh. She is a member of Solebury Monthly Meeting (Quaker). She can be reached at www. leadsmartcoaching. com

Need more info? Call Evelyn at 505.685.1001 or Angela at 505.685.1002.

Three ways to register:

  1. Download printable registration form and mail to: Ghost Ranch Registrar, HC77 Box 11, Abiquiu, NM 87510. OR scan and email your completed form to: [email protected]
  2. Register by telephone at 877-804-4678, extension 4152 or 4155 — available Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. – 4:45 p.m. MST.
Categories: Retreats  |  Spiritual Direction  |  Spirituality