Courage to Teach: Lessons from the Forest
"Go into the woods and tell your story to the trees." (from a poem called "The Quiet Listeners by Laura Foley)

In this Courage to Teach ® retreat, we will use the principles and practices of a Circle of Trust ® and the 5 Habits of the Heart to provide educators with an opportunity for rest, renewal, and re-engagement with their inner lives. Based on the work of Parker Palmer and the Center for Courage and Renewal, we will use poetry, movement, nature, personal reflection, somatic experiencing and community witness, to explore the Lessons from the Forest in our personal and professional lives.

Join us for this Back to School Courage to Teach Circle of Trust ® Retreat.
August 5-7, 2019 at the Cloquet Forestry Center

This residential retreat offering will begin Monday August 5 at 4:00 and end Wednesday August 7 at at 1:00. We will nurture your body as well as your soul with all meals provided. You can expect time to reflect on your own heart as a teacher, to renew and re-align your soul with that role, to ground yourself through spacious witness in community.

The costs is $290.00 for non-UMD employees. UMD educators are asked to pay $50 to help subsidize the cost for lodging.

Contact Paula J. Pedersen ppederse@d.umn.edu with any questions. This retreat is limited to 18 participants
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