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A Circle of Trust: A Safe Place for the Soul

Saturday, November 11, 2017
9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Private Residence in Woodlake Subdivision - Vass, NC

November 11, 2017
9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Residence in Woodlake Subdivision
Vass, North Carolina

$20 per session*

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*Session part of a series.  Prior participation not required.


When our daily lives are filled to overflowing, or when we find our lives empty, we long for a place where we can sit quietly with our deepest selves, where the work of the soul can be honored and heard.  In large group, small group and solitary settings, we will renew our hearts, minds and spirits by exploring the inner landscapes of our lives.  Guided by Courage and Renewal facilitators Sandie Merriam and Diane Petteway, participants will be invited into a monthly community of mutual respect and caring that welcomes the soul and honors our diverse pathways.

Meet Your Facilitators

diane-pettewayDiane Petteway, became a Courage facilitator in 2010. She is a middle school music teacher in a very culturally diverse, urban school system in Raleigh, North Carolina. She loves leading two year seasonal retreats for teachers and school leaders. She also leads local mini retreats on mindfulness, storytelling and diversity. Diane incorporates music, movement and visual art into her work as a Courage facilitator whenever possible. She is also a facilitator of Barbara McAfee’s Full Voice technique which examines how we live authentically with our voices in our daily work.

Sandie Merriam Sandie-Merriamis a thirty-nine year veteran science and special education teacher who has been recognized for outstanding contributions to her profession. Recently retired, her years of teaching were spent in South Carolina schools challenged by poverty. In addition to teaching, she has been an energetic advocate for youth empowerment in the areas of racial equity, justice education, service learning and parent-school partnerships. Throughout her career she has developed a variety of non-traditional approaches to staff development focused on personal identity and integrity in educational leadership. She currently works with schools interested in the development of a school culture grounded in Parker Palmer’s belief that “New leadership is required for new times,” and that each school has unique needs toward this end.

About Our Venue

Lake house in a wooded community located in Vass, North Carolina.  Address will be provided upon registration.

Registration & Fees

Cost: $20 per session.  Please note, this session is part of a series.  Prior participation is not required.

Participation: Space is limited to 25 individuals.  Early registration is encouraged.

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Questions about this retreat?

Please contact either Diane Petteway or Sandie Merriam.


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