Courage & Renewal®

The Courage & Renewal® provides a path to restorative wellness, a place of calm and quiet within where we can reflect, rejuvenate, and reignite.

Life has a way of pulling us from our essence, our center. Sometimes it is life’s sharp turns: illness, loss of friends and family, job or career fatigue, relationship setbacks, divorce or empty nest syndrome. At other times, it is simply the everyday routines and distractions that grind us down, taking us on a path we do not want to travel. When this happens, we may feel a bit lost, aimless, overwhelmed, or even “burned out.” Too often we choose to simply plow on, ignoring the gap between who we have become, and who we intended to be. While many choose to ignore this rift between role and our soul, there is a potential risk to our health, well-being, and as well as the cherished ideals once held. This need not be the case.

Courage & Renewal programs offer individuals time away from daily pressures to reflect and grow. Rather than focus on specific techniques or strategies to “improve yourself”, we see meaningful change as one that comes from within. We focus on renewing an individual’s heart, mind, and spirit by creating a quiet, focused, and disciplined space—a circle of trust—in which the noise within us and around us can subside and we can begin to hear our own inner voice. In large group, small group, and solitary settings, we explore the intersection of our personal and professional lives, making use of stories from our own journeys, insights from poets, storytellers, and various wisdom traditions. These sessions are shaped to help you:

  • Reconnect to your deeper sense of purpose and meaning.
  • Explore practices that renew heart, mind, and spirit.
  • Align your outer life with your inner truth.
  • Create a caring community that welcomes the soul and honors diversity.
  • Learn from and reconnect with nature.

“Sharing sacred space with David is Deep Grace. With profound reflective questions, poetry, and the gift of silence, David brings a richness to each moment that is rare and unique.” ~ D. C., Tucson


“I believe that our hearts know many things that our minds can’t explain. Dr. David Sadker is the ideal expedition leader on that inner quest to our heart’s knowing.” ~ Claire S., Tucson



Multi-day Retreats for Personal and Professional Growth

These transformative retreats can help you discover what brings true meaning to your life and work. These retreats help you:

  • Focus, without distraction, on what matters to you, especially your values and vision, challenges and fears.
  • Learn principles and practices from our Circle of Trust approach that can be applied to your daily life and work, helping you stay true to who you are even in the tough times.
  • Connect with others seeking similar insights, who listen fiercely with “no fixing allowed”, who honor each other’s differences.

What to Expect: Skilled facilitators help create a safe, quiet, and disciplined space—a Circle of Trust—in which the noise within us and around us can subside, where introspection becomes possible. In large group, small group, and solitary settings, you will explore the intersection of your personal and professional lives, making use of stories from your own journeys, and insights from poets, storytellers, and various wisdom traditions. Clearness Committees, a high-integrity and strictly confidential process of asking open and honest questions around a difficult issue within a small group, are offered during these retreats. Another discernment process called a Clearness Triad is an alternate way you may experience these skills.

Courage & Renewal retreats often take place at beautiful nature-filled venues with limited attendance for small groups, which allow for the intimacy needed to create the Circle of Trust experience. Delicious meals add to the sense of being personally cared for. Meditation and movement are usually available to begin each day.


Courage & Renewal® programs can be offered in a variety of formats,

from two hours to weekend retreats.

To learn morecontact David Sadker at or call 520-282-3431.