A Courage & Renewal® Cross-Vocational Retreat:
Toward an Undivided Life
Main Retreat: Monday, November 3 (5:30 supper)
to Wednesday, November 5 (1 pm)    

This retreat is for anyone seeking renewal of personal identity, professional integrity and vocational vitality.  Based on the work of Parker J. Palmer, this unique retreat-based approach invites each participant to listen for his or her own inner wisdom and truly see and hear each other into being. This retreat will explore themes of staying true to who we are, holding on to what nourishes us and letting go of what needs releasing. We will also reflect on the nature of life's transitions. In group and solitary settings, we will share our inner journeys via storytelling and poetry. Health practitioners, not-for-profit and business leaders, clergy and lay leaders are among those who express deep appreciation for the impact of these retreats on their life and work.   Those who have enjoyed previous retreats will experience a familiar process with fresh content. A seasonal series of Courage and Renewal® retreats is planned to begin in June 2015. 

Optional Additional Day:  Sustaining Courage Work in Small Groups and Organizations
Wednesday, November 5 (3 pm) to Thursday, November 6 (1 pm)
Stay on for an extra day to explore how to sustain the work of Courage & Renewal with those who are interested in taking this into small group and organizational settings.

Marg Janick-Grayston  has a passion for creating space that invites renewed energy, insightful reflection and honest sharing within the context of a supportive community. Marg has had numerous vocations over her lifetime including being a Recreational Therapist, a clergy, an Expressive Arts Educator/Consultant and a Courage & Renewal® Facilitator.   Marg has worked in Healthcare, Education, Congregational Ministry and Spiritual Retreat settings.  Marg is presently creating a business called “Free Flow Wellness” where she offers retreats that embody holistic approaches that help people connect with their inner wisdom and bring body, mind and spirit to a place of vitality, balance and health in daily life.


Mardi Tindal:  The United Church Observer describes Mardi Tindal as “a great communicator,” adding “she excels at finding meaning and hope, then sharing it with those she encounters.” Mardi now writes a regular column for the magazine, entitled ‘Soul Work’.  Tindal has brought energetic leadership throughout her career as an adult educator and facilitator, organizational consultant, retreat centre director, writer, broadcaster and church leader. She has facilitated leadership formation with church, not-for-profit, government and business leaders, regionally, nationally and internationally. She is immediate past Moderator of The United Church of Canada, and holds an MA from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, of the University of Toronto. During her term as Moderator she collaborated with faith leaders throughout Canada and around the world, to encourage action on the moral challenges of our time, with a focus on soul, community and creation. In 2012, she received the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in recognition of her contributions to Canada. She has enjoyed being a facilitator prepared by the Center for Courage & Renewal, since 2009. She and her spouse Douglas are delighting in their new vocation as grandparents.

“...for the first time in my teaching career, I gave up on the pretense that I wasn’t spiritual… Watching me bring my whole self to the classroom allowed my students to bring their whole selves too.”    - Teacher

“If we don’t stop and reflect and share our reflections with one another, it can blunt our empathy for our patients…Because of my work with Courage and Renewal, I think I’m much more attuned…..”   - Physician

“The courage I’ve gained from these retreats to live my life in tune with who I am encourages those whom I serve to give themselves permission to do the same. The difference and impact has been amazing and transformative!”   - Parish Minister

Location:  Queen’s House Retreat and Renewal Centre, Saskatoon, SK

Investment in Learning: Main Retreat: $495  Additional Day: $175

Decision Day:  October 14

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