Journey Toward Wholeness: A Courage & Renewal® Retreat Series

November 18, 2016 – November 20, 2016 all-day America/New York Timezone
Pendle Hill
338 Plush Mill Rd
Wallingford, PA 19086
$2385/ private room; $2245/shared room; $1725/ commuter for series (register by August 31, 2016 for $100 off fees).
Pendle Hill

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

Payment in full is expected at registration.

No registrations accepted after November 10, 2016.

The series is limited to 23 participants.


Valerie-Brown-175x200Valerie 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-Kortsch-175x200Carol 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.

Travel directions to Pendle Hill. Click to view the flyer.