Journey Toward Wholeness: A Courage & Renewal® Retreat Series

November 10, 2017 - June 17, 2018
Offered by Pendle Hill
Wallingford PA

Journey Toward Wholeness: A Courage & Renewal® Retreat Series

Nov 10, 2017 – Jun 17, 2018 (four weekends)

Facilitated by Valerie Brown

$2210/shared room; $2365/private room; $1650/commuter for series. Register before August 31, 2017 and receive $100 off all prices!

Some scholarship funds are available. If you are seeking financial assistance to participate in this program, please do NOT register online but contact John Meyer, Education Coordinator, at 610-566-4507, ext. 129.

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

Payment in full is expected at registration.

The series is limited to 23 participants.

Call Us For More Information!

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 in order to help us live in greater alignment with our values, reconnecting who we are with what we do.

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 10-12, 2017 – Seeds of the True Self (Firbank Library)
February 23-25, 2018 – Dwelling in Darkness
April 27-29, 2018 – Embracing the Power of Paradox
June 15-17, 2018 – Living with Abundance and 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.

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