As we turn the corner into 2022, it doesn’t appear that the difficulties we face in the world will be diminishing any time soon. We continue to live in incredibly challenging times. And black women are some of the people experiencing the greatest challenges in our world. Therefore, remembering our own self-worth is one of the best things black women can do to navigate this volatile and changing 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.
In September 2020, we began offering the Black Women’s Radical Self-Love (Mini) Retreats. These retreats were so transformative, that we began offering them again in September 2021. We now invite you to join Round Two of the 21-22 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 mini retreats in the series:
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.
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 40 dollars per session. 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: We are experimenting with our registration in 2022! For this retreat series, please identify how many sessions you plan on attending below. You are able to register through the entire retreat series for all or a specific one, with no deadline date. If you have questions about registration or pricing, please e-mail Laumara Springer at email@example.com.