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Black Women’s Radical Self-Love (Mini) Virtual Retreat Series

Black Women’s Radical Self-Love (Mini) Virtual Retreat Series

Veta Goler

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We continue to live in incredibly challenging times. And black women continue to be some of the people experiencing the greatest challenges in our world. Remembering our own self-worth is one of the best things black women can do to navigate all that is going on in the world. Doing inner work in the supportive community of other black women makes connecting with our self-love more possible. And it makes this hard and important work enjoyable. Some of us experienced a break from toxic work environments as we worked from our homes. As we prepare to return to our old workplaces, opportunities to remember our value are especially important.

A year ago, we began offering the Black Women’s Radical Self-Love (Mini) Retreats. These retreats were so transformative, that we are offering them again. You are invited to join Round One of the Black Women’s Radical Self-Love (Mini) Retreat Series, where we will engage in powerful and enjoyable contemplative practices and processes—in a loving and supportive group of black women, each doing their own inner work. There will be four retreats in the series—a daylong retreat and three mini-retreats. Here are the dates and themes:

Daylong Retreat — 10 AM to 5 PM ET

9/18                Living on the Mobius Strip: A Meditation Retreat for Inner and Outer Beauty

Mini-Retreats 12 to 2:30 PM ET

10/16              My Unique and Wonderful Gifts

11/20              What My Soul Wants for Me

12/18              Loving Myself Radically

About the facilitator: Veta Goler, PhD, recently retired from her positions as Associate Professor and Chair of Dance Performance & Choreography, and Co-Director of the Teaching Resource and Research Center, at Spelman College. Her research interests include the intersection of dance and spirituality in popular culture and explorations of spirituality and contemplative practices in education and the workplace. She has published her research in dance and culture journals and anthologies and has presented at national and international conferences.

As a longtime meditator, Veta is committed to helping others discover the ways contemplative practices can enrich their lives. She has facilitated retreats and workshops for personal and professional renewal at colleges, universities, K-12 schools, and retreat sites throughout the country. She also incorporated contemplative practices in her classes and in the guided meditation sessions she led for Spelman students, faculty and staff for over 15 years. Veta is a national Circle of Trust® facilitator, and many of the retreats and workshops she leads are based in the work of education innovator Parker J. Palmer, who has written extensively on the value of living an “undivided life,” in which one’s work is in harmony with one’s values. She is also a certified Purpose Guide™ helping people to discover their inner purpose.

About Pricing: Kirkridge is committed to providing heartfelt and generous programming that is available to all.  And we need your help to continue doing so.  The cost of providing this entire program is approximately $175 per person. Please support this program if you are able. We will be grateful if you could contribute an additional amount to help cover the costs of others and as always, all are welcome regardless of ability to pay.

Registration closes at 5pm ET on Friday, September 16th, 2021.

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