Although in some places the pandemic lockdown is opening up and there are signs that willful disregard for black lives will not be tolerated, 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. Taking steps to discover 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.
You are invited to join Round Three of the Black Women’s Radical Self-Love (Mini) Retreat Series, where we will engage in transformative 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, each beginning at noon and ending at 2:30 PM EDT on the third Saturday of the month, and each with a specific theme. Here are the dates and themes:
May 15th Hearing My Self through My Hands
June 19th The World in a Circle
July 17th A New Story about Me
August 21st Loving Myself Radically
Participating in Round One or Two is not necessary for participating in Round Three.
About the facilitator: 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.
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 $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.