Previous Retreats

Conscious Aging Workshops with Devorah Coryell & David Sadker

           Please see workshops dates listed below – to follow Friday, November 6th evening presentation.

St. Francis in the Foothills, 4625 East River Road (River and Swan)
Conscious Aging is a new IONS (Institute of Noetic Science) program that offers the opportunity for reflection, growth, and hopefully, greater internal peace. It shares several characteristics with Courage & Renewal and it might be appealing to you.

Offered are three half-day workshops. You can choose to attend one, two or all three. See attachment for registration information.

Saturday, November 21, 2015, 1:00 4:00 pm

o    Introduction to Conscious Aging

o    Life Review

Saturday, December 12, 2015, 1:00 4:00 pm

o    Transformative Practices

o    Death Makes Life Possible

Sunday, January 3, 2016, 2:00 4:00 pm

o    Surrender – Letting Go

o    Creating a New Vision of Aging


Attaining a Heart of Wisdom with Devorah Coryell & David Sadker

           Friday, November 6, 2015 
6:30 pm
Unity Church, 3617 N. Camino Blanco, off River between Swan & Craycroft, Tucson
Open to the public (suggested donation $5 appreciated)

What are the parameters of creating a new vision of aging? How do we harvest life’s lessons so that we might journey into self-compassion and forgiveness? What is the path that will continue to give meaning to our lives, at every age, through our last breath?

Living consciously, at all ages, has transformed our social and cultural landscapes, and IONS is part of that revolution. IONS’ new program called Conscious Aging, offers amazing insights into the aging (and sage-ing) process. Currently being implemented in 9 countries, Conscious Aging frees people of many misconceptions, offering new insights into the gifts of aging. Please see flyer for more information.

“Live the question now for the answer if it were given to you could not be lived” ~Rilke

Longing and Belonging, The Journey toward an Undivided Life: A Courage & Renewal® Retreat  
           Saturday, April 11, 2015
9:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Tucson
Exploring our longings and belongings is a step on that path to understanding ourselves. Spring is an ideal season for such introspection. Exploring the wisdom of Spring can help us to reconnect who we are with what we do, to discover our places of belonging, and to close the divides between our role and our soul. During our time together, you will have unique opportunities to:

  • Resolve to live closer to your core commitments.
  • Explore practices that renew heart, mind, and spirit.
  • Create a caring community that welcomes the soul and honors diversity.
  • Learn from and reconnect with nature and the wonders of Spring.
  • Discover principles and practices from our Circle of Trust approach that can be applied to your daily life and work.

Fee includes lunch, snacks and all materials.
Early Registration Fee: $60 before March 15, 2015.
Registration Fee: Registration is $75.
Please complete registration process no later than April 7.

An Invitation for the retreat and Registration


Honoring Your Passion and Yourself: A Courage & Renewal Workshop

          Thursday, February 19, 2015
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Beads of Courage: Metal Arts Village, 3230 N. Dodge Blvd., Tucson, AZ 85716
520-344-7668

Join us as we explore poetry that reignites our inner passion. Be part of a soulful space that encourages personal reflection and community connection (and did we mention, stringing beads that will add meaning to your life and profession).

Taking an inner journey toward rejoining soul and role requires authentic relationships, a rare but real form of community that I call a “circle of trust.” ~Parker J. Palmer

Time to Wise up: From Changing to Sage-ing: A Courage and Renewal® Retreat  

           Saturday, January 24, 2015 
9:00 am – 4:30 pm
Tucson

How are changes and transitions reflected in your life? In this retreat, we will focus on learning from change, on navigating life’s transitions, on consciously guiding our own evolution. This retreat offers you the opportunity to subdue everyday distractions, to give yourself the gift of time, reflection, and community. Our retreat will help you:

  • Build resilience for life’s transitions.
  • Use paradox and nature as vehicles to harvest life’s lessons.
  • Create a caring community that welcomes the soul and honors diversity.
  • Gain greater access to your inner wisdom and a new depth of self-knowledge.
  • Explore transformative practices that renew heart, mind, and spirit for continued grow.

Fee includes lunch, snacks and all materials.
Early Registration Fee: $60 before December 22.
Registration Fee: Registration is $75.
Please complete registration process no later than January 20.

An Invitation for the retreat and Registration


Falling Upward: Let Your Life Speak

            Friday, January 9, 2015
10:00 am – 11:30 am

St. Francis in the Foothills, 4625 E. River Road, Tucson
Elder Circle – Open to the Public


Finding Wisdom in Our Winter Desert: A Courage & Renewal Workshop 
                 December 13, 2014
9:00am – 1:00pm

Tohono Chul Park, Tucson

Through a variety of activities poetry, journaling, nature walks, and discussion we will explore what nature’s landscape can teach us about ourselves. Professor David Sadker invites you to reconnect with your inner wisdom with nature in ways that will refresh and sustain.

(For more information, call David at 520- 297 – 2319)

$35 Tohono Chul Park members | $50 general public

Call 742-6455 x-0 to register. Pre-registration for this event is required.


>Recalibrating your Personal GPS: Aligning Your Outer Life with Your Inner Truth

             December 5, 2015
6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Unity Church, 3617 N. Camino Blanco, off River between Swan & Craycroft, Tucson
IONS presentation (no charge, donation appreciated)

Life can set us off our intended course. Turbulence and distractions abound and we may find ourselves a bit lost, aimless, overwhelmed, and even burned out. Such disorientation is an indicator of the gap between who we have become, and who we intended to be, between our role and our soul. We can choose to ignore this tragic gap (many do), but at a potential cost to health, well-being, and ideals once held. It takes courage to come face to face with the tragic gaps in our lives, the wounded places we fear to enter. In our Courage & Renewal® time together, David will help you rediscover your internal GPS. David will share life stories, insights from poets, storytellers, lessons from various wisdom traditions (and some humor as well). Come aboard as we set sail on a courageous voyage to help guide you to the treasure beneath those tragic gaps: your hidden wholeness.