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

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

Veta Goler

Details & Online Registration

Program information

As we move from the cold of winter to the warmth and promise of spring and summer, I am reminded that for many of us seasonal changes don’t necessarily mean changes in how we feel about our lives. We still live in uncertain and challenging times. This is especially true for black women. One important thing we can do to help ourselves navigate this volatile and changing world —and ultimately help transform our circumstances— is to remember our own self-worth. 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.

In September 2020, we began offering the Black Women’s Radical Self-Love (Mini) Retreats. These retreats were so transformative, that we offered them again in 2021-2022, and have continued them for 2022-2023. You are warmly invited to join Round Three of the 2022-2023 Black Women’s Radical Self-Love (Mini) Retreat Series, where we will engage in powerful and enjoyable contemplative practices and processes—with a loving and supportive group of black women, each doing their own inner work. There will be three mini retreats and a daylong retreat in the series. Feel free to register for any retreats that work for your schedule.

Round Three—Spring/Summer 2023

Mini-Retreats 12:00-2:30 PM ET

5/20               The World in a Circle

6/17               Hearing My Self through My Hands

7/15               A New Story about Me

Daylong Retreat — 10 AM to 5 PM ET

8/19               Loving Myself Radically

Veta’s Bio

Veta Goler, PhD, recently retired after 33 years as a faculty member and administrator 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.

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 leads retreats based on the work of 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™ working with people to discover their inner purpose through reflective and contemplative processes.