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Circle of Trust®: Rhythms of Sea & Soul
Wed, Jul 19, 2017, 1:00 PM – Sat, Jul 22, 2017, 4:00 PM EDT
“for whatever you lose (like a you or a me)
it’s always ourselves we find in the sea” ee cummings
Does the sound of the sea call to you? Or the pull of ocean tides as they ebb and flow in tidal pools and in your own cells? Do you long to set your course from your inner knowing and wisdom? Come join us for a CourageEarth Circle of Trust® Retreat on Hurricane Island, ME to move in time with your own rhythms and renew your relationship with the natural world, others and yourself!
Hurricane Island is located in Penobscot Bay, Maine, in the midst of islands, lobster buoys and waves. For four days, we will settle into island time, listening to our inner cadence, in sync with waves, granite and gulls. Simple living and delicious local food will be a part of the landscape to assist us in unplugging from mainland responsibilities and worries to rediscover what we have lost and desire at our core. We will set our compasses to our inner souls through solo time on the island, small group conversations and deep listening in reciprocity with the natural world. Recalibrated, we will bring our courage back into the world of work and life with clear intentions to listen and do what best serves at this time of great need.
If you are interested in reconnecting with your inner nature in an inspiring,
outdoor setting and reflecting thoughtfully on how your relationship with nature
inspires a deeper connection to self, others and the world, come join us for a life-changingadventure on the coast of Maine. Moderate physical mobility is required to navigate the island pathways and carry your bags to and from the boat to the cabins.
Using the framework of Courage & Renewal’s Circle of Trust®, built on the work and writing of Parker Palmer, we offer this retreat out-at-sea on island time where reflection, play and purpose are part of the elements! If you are longing for deeper reciprocity with the natural world, alongside kindred spirits and committed peers, please join us for this 4-day Courage Earth retreat where we will:
- Pause, be still, disconnect from technology and reconnect with the natural
rhythms of the natural world, self, and others.
- Spend evening solo time holding our inner questions in the companionship
of summer island wisdom.
- Experience a community of mutual support while exploring how our lives can make a BIG difference in a world of great need.
- Strengthen our capacity to ask open-ended questions, listen wholeheartedly,
and share with others what is most meaningful.
- Explore how to lead & serve out of a place of courage and wholeness.
- Develop an intention plan for stewarding your life and our earth with intention and purpose
Please note: We will be spending significant time outdoors with the wind, waves, and weather.
Meet Your Facilitators
Dave Oakes (and his wife Sue) are the co-founders and co-directors of the Center for Ecological Living and Learning (CELL) – a program that offers life-changing sustainability education programs for people who believe that they can make a difference in the world: students who would like to play an active role in creating long-term solutions to problems facing our local and global communities and environment. CELL arose from a yearning to see a global mobilization toward systemic solutions to our planet’s problems and our work in Africa – where we saw the successes and failures of various environmental and development programs. Most importantly we learned what can happen when people are inspired to imagine creative possibilities. Dave’s background includes a doctorate in environmental education, college teaching experience, and CEO experience leading several non profit organizations.
Holly Wilkinson is a Courage & Renewal Facilitator and career counselor at the University of Vermont, where she works with students and alumni to explore ways to make a living and a life of meaning. Holly brings years of experience in international education, women’s entrepreneurial training, non-profit management and higher education. Writing, creative expression and facilitating circles are threads throughout her professional life. Holly lives in Richmond Vermont on a dead-end dirt road, savoring earth, seasons and all that passes by.
Cancellation Policy: We understand that life challenges emerge and changes happen. If you must cancel, you can receive a full refund minus a non-refundable deposit of $100 when you notify WholeHeart at least one month before the program begins. Other than exceptional emergencies, no refund will be given if we receive your cancellation less than one month before program start date.