Journeying with Grace through Seasons of Transition: A Courage & Renewal Retreat®

April 9, 2018 - April 11, 2018
Offered by Five Oaks Centre
Paris ON
Journeying with Grace through Seasons of Transition: A Courage & Renewal Retreat®

With Mardi Tindal and Germaine Watts

April 9 – 11, 2018

Courage and Renewal retreats provide a safe and confidential space to dive deeply into what is most important to us, into our essence and inner knowing, so we can bring greater meaning and purpose to our daily lives. In this retreat we will explore questions of transition, life passion, purpose, meaning, direction, relationships, and underlying life patterns, to help us live in alignment with our deepest values and act with integrity and authenticity.

Based on the work of Parker J. Palmer, this retreat promotes reflection, clarity, and insight in a safe, quiet, nurturing, and confidential environment. Using seasonal themes and metaphors we explore poetry, prose, music, artwork, journaling, stories from various wisdom traditions, periods of silence, mindfulness meditation practices, and the natural beauty of the great outdoors. We share periods of quiet self-reflection, and large and small group sharing, as well as much laughter and lightness. Clearness Committees, a 400+ year old Quaker process of discernment, (, are the capstone of this retreat.

Beginning at 2:00PM on April 9; ending with lunch on April 11.


Mardi Tindal

Mardi Tindal, MA has brought energetic leadership throughout her career as an adult educator and facilitator, organizational consultant, retreat centre director, writer, broadcaster and church leader. She is a former Moderator of The United Church of Canada and as a Courage & Renewal facilitator she facilitates leadership formation with leaders from a wide array of backgrounds and organizations.

Germaine Watts

Germaine Watts, MIR, is a life-long learner with a penchant for cultivating growth and unfoldment in all that she touches. She is a career counsellor, adult educator, and organizational development consultant who helps individuals and teams perform at their best. As a mindfulness coach and facilitator-in-training with the Center for Courage & Renewal®, she fosters connection between soul and role in support of personal and societal transformation.


April 9 – 11, 2018


Five Oaks Centre
Germaine Watts
[email protected]

  • CAD $542.50 – Program Price – all inclusive price covering Room and Board, Program, and all Taxes