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Journeying with Grace through Seasons of Transition

Monday, April 9, 2018 - Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Five Oaks Centre - Paris, ON, Canada

April 9-11, 2018
Mon. 2 PM to Weds. 1:30 PM

Five Oaks Centre
Paris, Ontario

$542.50 CAD

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Register by March 12, 2018

This retreat explores issues of transition, life passion, purpose, meaning, direction, relationships, and underlying life patterns, to help us live in alignment with our deepest values and act with integrity and authenticity. Based on the work of Parker J. Palmer, this retreat promotes reflection, clarity, and insight in a safe, quiet, nurturing, and confidential environment. Using seasonal themes and metaphors we explore poetry, prose, music, artwork, journaling, stories from various wisdom traditions, periods of silence, meditation practices, and the natural beauty of the great outdoors. We share periods of quiet self-reflection, and large and small group sharing, as well as laughter and lightness. Clearness Committees, a 400 year Quaker process of discernment, are the capstone of this retreat.

Meet Your Facilitators

Mardi Tindal, MA has brought energetic leadership throughout her career as an adult educator and facilitator, organizational consultant, retreat centre director, writer, broadcaster and church leader. She is a former Moderator of The United Church of Canada and as a Courage & Renewal facilitator she facilitates leadership formation with leaders from a wide array of backgrounds and organizations.

Germaine Watts, MIR, is a life-long learner with a penchant for cultivating growth and unfoldment in all that she touches. She is a career counsellor, adult educator, and organizational development consultant who helps individuals and teams perform at their best. As a mindfulness coach and facilitator-in-training with the Center for Courage & Renewal®, she fosters connection between soul and role in support of personal and societal transformation.


About Our Venue

Five Oaks offers a peaceful setting perfect for escaping the busy-ness of today’s world.

1 Bethel Road, RR 3 Paris ON, N3L 3E3 |



$542.50 CAD – All inclusive price covering Room and Board, Program, and all Taxes

How to Register:
Please register online. Participation is  limited to 24 people. Early registration is encouraged.

The registration deadline is Monday March 12, 2018.

Questions about this retreat?

Contact Germaine Watts 506-333-7093

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