Although there are some bright lights in our world, we continue to live in incredibly challenging times. And as we know, black women are among those experiencing the greatest challenges. But we also know that the challenges black women face mean tremendous transformation is possible—for us and our world. Our work together during the fall of 2020 affirmed that a supportive community of other black women can help us do our own deep inner work, work that is needed to bring about the transformations that are possible.
Please join the Black Women’s Radical Self-Love (Mini) Retreat Series—Round Two—with Dr. Veta Goler, where we will engage in transformative contemplative practices and processes. If you attended the fall retreats, this will be a continuation. If you are new to this retreat series, no worries. Attendance in the fall series is not required for participation in Round Two.
The winter/spring 2021 dates and themes are:
Saturdays from 12-2:30pm ET
January 16th Aligning with the Universe through Gratitude
February 20th Seeing Beauty in the World
March 20th The Wonder of My Body
April 17th Loving Myself Radically
Veta Goler, PhD, is 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 incorporates contemplative practices in her classes and in the guided meditation sessions she has been leading 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.
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 program is approximately $160 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.