Journey Toward Wholeness: A Courage & Renewal® Retreat Series

November 18, 2016 - July 23, 2017
Offered by Pendle Hill
Wallingford PA

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Journey Toward Wholeness: A Courage & Renewal® Retreat Series

Nov 18, 2016 – Jul 23, 2017 (four weekends)

Facilitated by Valerie Brown and Carol Kortsch

$2385/ private room; $2245/shared room; $1725/ commuter for series (register by August 31, 2016 for $100 off fees).

Registrants must commit to participating in all four retreats and to completing a pre-series questionnaire.

Payment in full is expected at registration.

No registrations accepted after November 10, 2016.

The series is limited to 23 participants.

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610-566-4507, ext. 137

Developed by Parker J. Palmer and the Center for Courage & Renewal®, this retreat series explores issues of transition, vocation, passion, life purpose, meaning, direction, and underlying life patterns to help us live in greater alignment with our values, reconnecting who we are with what we do (click here to view the flyer).

In a safe and nurturing environment, we let the noise around us subside and listen for our own inner voice. Using the rhythms of the seasons to guide us, we explore the wholeness of our lives, engaging poetry and prose, nature, small and large group discussion, personal reflection, journaling, and mindfulness practices to foster renewal, courage, and trust. At each retreat, we offer clearness committees, a Quaker communal process for individual discernment.

Journey Toward Wholeness is designed as an integrated four-part Courage & Renewal Retreat Series, in which participants build a community of trust that encourages everyone to explore life issues deeply. Commitment to participate in all four of the following weekend retreats is required:

November 18-20, 2016 – Seeds of the True Self
February 3-5, 2017 – Dwelling in Darkness
April 7-9, 2017 – Embracing the Power of Paradox
July 21-23, 2017 – Living with Abundance & Gratitude


Valerie Brown is a Courage & Renewal® Facilitator prepared by the Center for Courage & Renewal. A consultant and principal of Lead Smart Coaching, LLC, specializing in leadership and mindfulness training, Valerie is a popular coach, retreat and pilgrimage leader, and author. She wrote three Pendle Hill pamphlets, and her most recent book is The Mindful School Leader. Visit for more information about Valerie and her work.

Carol KortschCarol Kortsch was born and raised in Africa, educated in Canada, and worked internationally for 20 years establishing live-in rehabilitation, counseling, and training communities. She is a facilitator trained by the Center for Courage & Renewal and working at Stonehaven Commons in Radnor, PA. She offers retreats fom her wilderness soul as a life adventurer and Earth listener.