A Safe Space For the Soul 2018

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605 39th Avenue South

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina 29582

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There is a thread you follow.

You never let go of the thread.

William Stafford: The Way It Is

You are invited to gather with a small group of like-minded seekers as we explore the inner life. This uniquely designed 5 session Saturday retreat series invites the renewal of heart, mind and spirit through exploration of the inner landscape. In large group, small grouo and individual settings, each participant will be invited to open their heart through the use of poetry, short readings, art, music and journaling. Each session will focus on developing and deepening personal reflective practice through writing, body work, reflection and dialogue in community.

Sessions will be grounded in key Touchstones from the Center for Courage and Renewal: the practices of asking open, honest questions, listening deeply and naming and nurturing paradox as it shows up in our lives. We will use the metaphors of each season as a way of exploring personal, vocational and life questions.

These experiences are a part of the Circle of Trust approach to reflection and renewal. Participants are invited to slow down, listen and reflect n quiet and focused spaces. Throughout each session, there will be opportunities to engage within a small community, and through the sharing of our stories we will deepen the trust within our Circle of trusted friends.

Retreats are scheduled to develop a community of practice that includes participants from North Carolina and South Carolina but will be open to anyone. Each session is designed around seasonal metaphors. Because of our focus on deepening our inner work and expanding our trust, it is requested that registrants attend all five sessions. Information regarding accommodations for overnight lodging will be provided after registration is completed.

SESSION ONE: Saturday, February 17, 2018. 9 am - 4pm Flying and Flopping Along the Mobius Strip: an invitation to Deepen our Practice through Writing. 605 39th Avenue South, North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, 29582

SESSION TWO: Saturday, March 24, 2018 9 am - 4pm Walking Towards the World: Our Emerging Energy (An experience with Restorative Yoga) 605 39th Avenue South, North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, 29582

SESSION THREE: Saturday, May 26, 2018 9 am - 4 pm Edges and Paradoxes on the Mobius Journey: Journeying and Journaling in Nature 546 Loblolly Drive, Vass, North Carolina, 28394

SESSION FOUR: Saturday, July 28, 2018 9 am - 4pm Mapping Our Journey 546 Loblolly Drive, Vass, North Carolina, 28394

SESSION FIVE: Saturday, October 27, 2018 9 am - 4 pm Walking in the World: Putting our Work Into Action 546 Loblolly Drive, Vass, North Carolina, 28394

COST: $250 ( $50 per session) includes all materials, facilitation fees for host and guest facilitators, snacks, and lunch

Please note that registrants must register for all sessions with full payment through the Eventbrite link below. Each session is priced at $50. For the full series, register for each of the 5 sessions.


How many participants will there be at each session?

Registration will be limited to 15 participants at each session. It is requested that participants attend all sessions. Due to the limited number of spaces available and the affordable cost, this retreat series is expected to fill quickly.

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Each registrant is responsible for personal transportation to each session. Information regarding Carpool options will be provided.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Contact Diane Petteway at dpetteway@me.com Cell number: 919-417-4776

Contact Sandie Merriam at SandieMerriam@gmail.com

What's the refund policy?

Refunds will not be provided except by individual request to Diane or Sandie.

Are scholarships available?

The organizers are committed to making this work available to anyone who feels called to it. We do not want affordability to stand in the way of your registration. Contact Diane or a Sandie to discuss alternative payment options.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No. Tickets and registrations will be monitored and counted through the Eventbrite site

Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable?

No. If you cannot attend a session, please let Diane or Sandie know.

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