Programs and Retreats

Based on the Circle of Trust® approach, our programs and retreats help you discover the clarity and courage to bring your true self to your life’s work. See list of all events.

Courage & Renewal can help you find a deepened sense of purpose and meaning, expanded capacity to listen and be present, an improved ability to build trustworthy relationships, more courage to live authentically, renewed passion for work and a deeper commitment to serving others.

Please scroll the page to see all our upcoming events.

Living In Rhythm with True Self – Fall

Start date: November 8, 2019

End date: November 10, 2019

Location: La Foret Retreat Center

Living In Rhythm with True Self – Fall

A Courage & Renewal Circle of Trust® Retreat and Peer Learning Circles

An Invitation to slow down to ~

  • learn from each season,
  • sustain one’s spirit,
  • re-engage with self and a sense of community.
  • courage to name & claim your unlived life

Courage & Renewal Facilitators:

Sarah Leach and Susan Kaplan, MSW, RYT

Reaching in & Reaching Out


What is the cadence and pulse of your True Self? In living our lives, it is easy to become distanced and distracted from our True Self. Finding time, space and intention to make room for our own soul can be challenging. Treat yourself to this quiet opportunity to slow down and turn inward, while being surrounded by a circle of shared wisdom.


Come join us for this Seasonal Based Series + Peer Learning Circle Support:
Fall: Calling in True Self November 8-10, 2019
Winter: Dwelling & Dreaming in the Darkness January 24-26, 2020
Spring: Taking Root with Joy & Dedication May 15-17, 2020
Summer: Offering Authentic Self in Scarcity & Abundance July 24-26,’20


Peer Learning Circles:
Monthly Call or In-person meeting (between retreats) to stay connected
and support each other through out the year in our living courageously.

These retreats are based on Courage & Renewal Principles and Practices®, creating a brave and disciplined space to explore our hidden wholeness. This work reflects the work of Parker J. Palmer, the Center for Courage & Renewal and an International Collaboration of Courage & Renewal Facilitators.

Each retreat includes: Clearness Committees, optional yoga, scheduled time for rest and solitude, and our unique listening process which allows us to “hear each other into deeper speech”. This deeper speech is both an individual and collective action, expanding our collective capacity to live more authentically. Learn more about Circle of Trust Principles + Practices: www.couragerenewal.org/approach/

Anyone who is longing for space and time to reflect on and explore your intersection of role & soul. This is that place where we hope for alignment, but often feel exhaustion, pressures, and overwhelm. For those of you who know your “learning edge” and would like to do this work in community and for leaders & others who long to sustain yourself in your work. Professional Development Credit available.

Seasonal series rates: Early bird: $ 2,300 before September 1st and

Regular rate after 9/1/19: $ 2,350. Scholarships and payment plans available. Payment options:

Venmo: Sarah-Leach-19 Paypal: kaplan@earthlink.net Zelle kaplan@earthlink.net

Check: Susan Kaplan PO Box 102379, Denver, CO 80250-2379

Contact Info:

Registration at: https://conta.cc/2XT3aaV

Sarah Leach Susan Kaplan, MSW, RYT

303.880.9282 720.280.2170

sarah@aseasonalbeing.com kaplan@earthlink.net

Living In Rhythm with True Self – Winter

Start date: January 24, 2020

End date: January 26, 2020

Location: La Foret Retreat Center

Living In Rhythm with True Self – Winter

A Courage & Renewal Circle of Trust® Retreat and Peer Learning Circles

An Invitation to slow down to ~

  • learn from each season,
  • sustain one’s spirit,
  • re-engage with self and a sense of community.
  • courage to name & claim your unlived life

Courage & Renewal Facilitators:

Sarah Leach and Susan Kaplan, MSW, RYT

Reaching in & Reaching Out


What is the cadence and pulse of your True Self? In living our lives, it is easy to become distanced and distracted from our True Self. Finding time, space and intention to make room for our own soul can be challenging. Treat yourself to this quiet opportunity to slow down and turn inward, while being surrounded by a circle of shared wisdom.


Come join us for this Seasonal Based Series + Peer Learning Circle Support:
Fall: Calling in True Self November 8-10, 2019
Winter: Dwelling & Dreaming in the Darkness January 24-26, 2020
Spring: Taking Root with Joy & Dedication May 15-17, 2020
Summer: Offering Authentic Self in Scarcity & Abundance July 24-26,’20


Peer Learning Circles:
Monthly Call or In-person meeting (between retreats) to stay connected
and support each other through out the year in our living courageously.

These retreats are based on Courage & Renewal Principles and Practices®, creating a brave and disciplined space to explore our hidden wholeness. This work reflects the work of Parker J. Palmer, the Center for Courage & Renewal and an International Collaboration of Courage & Renewal Facilitators.

Each retreat includes: Clearness Committees, optional yoga, scheduled time for rest and solitude, and our unique listening process which allows us to “hear each other into deeper speech”. This deeper speech is both an individual and collective action, expanding our collective capacity to live more authentically. Learn more about Circle of Trust Principles + Practices: www.couragerenewal.org/approach/

Anyone who is longing for space and time to reflect on and explore your intersection of role & soul. This is that place where we hope for alignment, but often feel exhaustion, pressures, and overwhelm. For those of you who know your “learning edge” and would like to do this work in community and for leaders & others who long to sustain yourself in your work. Professional Development Credit available.

Seasonal series rates: Early bird: $ 2,300 before September 1st and

Regular rate after 9/1/19: $ 2,350. Scholarships and payment plans available. Payment options:

Venmo: Sarah-Leach-19 Paypal: kaplan@earthlink.net Zelle kaplan@earthlink.net

Check: Susan Kaplan PO Box 102379, Denver, CO 80250-2379

Contact Info:

Registration at: https://conta.cc/2XT3aaV

Sarah Leach Susan Kaplan, MSW, RYT

303.880.9282 720.280.2170

sarah@aseasonalbeing.com kaplan@earthlink.net

Living In Rhythm with True Self – Spring

Start date: May 15, 2020

End date: May 17, 2020

Location: La Foret Retreat Center

Living In Rhythm with True Self – Spring

A Courage & Renewal Circle of Trust® Retreat and Peer Learning Circles

An Invitation to slow down to ~

  • learn from each season,
  • sustain one’s spirit,
  • re-engage with self and a sense of community.
  • courage to name & claim your unlived life

Courage & Renewal Facilitators:

Sarah Leach and Susan Kaplan, MSW, RYT

Reaching in & Reaching Out


What is the cadence and pulse of your True Self? In living our lives, it is easy to become distanced and distracted from our True Self. Finding time, space and intention to make room for our own soul can be challenging. Treat yourself to this quiet opportunity to slow down and turn inward, while being surrounded by a circle of shared wisdom.


Come join us for this Seasonal Based Series + Peer Learning Circle Support:
Fall: Calling in True Self November 8-10, 2019
Winter: Dwelling & Dreaming in the Darkness January 24-26, 2020
Spring: Taking Root with Joy & Dedication May 15-17, 2020
Summer: Offering Authentic Self in Scarcity & Abundance July 24-26,’20


Peer Learning Circles:
Monthly Call or In-person meeting (between retreats) to stay connected
and support each other through out the year in our living courageously.

These retreats are based on Courage & Renewal Principles and Practices®, creating a brave and disciplined space to explore our hidden wholeness. This work reflects the work of Parker J. Palmer, the Center for Courage & Renewal and an International Collaboration of Courage & Renewal Facilitators.

Each retreat includes: Clearness Committees, optional yoga, scheduled time for rest and solitude, and our unique listening process which allows us to “hear each other into deeper speech”. This deeper speech is both an individual and collective action, expanding our collective capacity to live more authentically. Learn more about Circle of Trust Principles + Practices: www.couragerenewal.org/approach/

Anyone who is longing for space and time to reflect on and explore your intersection of role & soul. This is that place where we hope for alignment, but often feel exhaustion, pressures, and overwhelm. For those of you who know your “learning edge” and would like to do this work in community and for leaders & others who long to sustain yourself in your work. Professional Development Credit available.

Seasonal series rates: Early bird: $ 2,300 before September 1st and

Regular rate after 9/1/19: $ 2,350. Scholarships and payment plans available. Payment options:

Venmo: Sarah-Leach-19 Paypal: kaplan@earthlink.net Zelle kaplan@earthlink.net

Check: Susan Kaplan PO Box 102379, Denver, CO 80250-2379

Contact Info:

Registration at: https://conta.cc/2XT3aaV

Sarah Leach Susan Kaplan, MSW, RYT

303.880.9282 720.280.2170

sarah@aseasonalbeing.com kaplan@earthlink.net

Living In Rhythm with True Self – Summer

Start date: July 24, 2020

End date: July 26, 2020

Location: La Foret Retreat Center

Living In Rhythm with True Self – Summer

A Courage & Renewal Circle of Trust® Retreat and Peer Learning Circles

An Invitation to slow down to ~

  • learn from each season,
  • sustain one’s spirit,
  • re-engage with self and a sense of community.
  • courage to name & claim your unlived life

Courage & Renewal Facilitators:

Sarah Leach and Susan Kaplan, MSW, RYT

Reaching in & Reaching Out


What is the cadence and pulse of your True Self? In living our lives, it is easy to become distanced and distracted from our True Self. Finding time, space and intention to make room for our own soul can be challenging. Treat yourself to this quiet opportunity to slow down and turn inward, while being surrounded by a circle of shared wisdom.


Come join us for this Seasonal Based Series + Peer Learning Circle Support:
Fall: Calling in True Self November 8-10, 2019
Winter: Dwelling & Dreaming in the Darkness January 24-26, 2020
Spring: Taking Root with Joy & Dedication May 15-17, 2020
Summer: Offering Authentic Self in Scarcity & Abundance July 24-26,’20


Peer Learning Circles:
Monthly Call or In-person meeting (between retreats) to stay connected
and support each other through out the year in our living courageously.

These retreats are based on Courage & Renewal Principles and Practices®, creating a brave and disciplined space to explore our hidden wholeness. This work reflects the work of Parker J. Palmer, the Center for Courage & Renewal and an International Collaboration of Courage & Renewal Facilitators.

Each retreat includes: Clearness Committees, optional yoga, scheduled time for rest and solitude, and our unique listening process which allows us to “hear each other into deeper speech”. This deeper speech is both an individual and collective action, expanding our collective capacity to live more authentically. Learn more about Circle of Trust Principles + Practices: www.couragerenewal.org/approach/

Anyone who is longing for space and time to reflect on and explore your intersection of role & soul. This is that place where we hope for alignment, but often feel exhaustion, pressures, and overwhelm. For those of you who know your “learning edge” and would like to do this work in community and for leaders & others who long to sustain yourself in your work. Professional Development Credit available.

Seasonal series rates: Early bird: $ 2,300 before September 1st and

Regular rate after 9/1/19: $ 2,350. Scholarships and payment plans available. Payment options:

Venmo: Sarah-Leach-19 Paypal: kaplan@earthlink.net Zelle kaplan@earthlink.net

Check: Susan Kaplan PO Box 102379, Denver, CO 80250-2379

Contact Info:

Registration at: https://conta.cc/2XT3aaV

Sarah Leach Susan Kaplan, MSW, RYT

303.880.9282 720.280.2170

sarah@aseasonalbeing.com kaplan@earthlink.net