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Circle of Trust

 OPEN Retreats

Mar 26-28 2021

Sep 24-26, 2021

This Courage to Teach retreat series will be held at the lovely Santa Sabina Center adjacent to the Dominican University campus in San Rafael, California. In this contemplative setting, 20-25 participants gather for 3 weekends over the course of 1 year for a time of renewal and reconnecting to the courage inside the heart of teaching. The retreat center is open for your arrival at 4 pm and each retreat begins at 5pm on Friday.  Our retreat closes with lunch on Sunday at noon.   Grounds are open for participants till 3 pm.


 $600 per retreat.

The cost includes single occupancy lodging, meals, and materials.  Continuing Education Units are available through Dominican University. Double occupancy can be requested for $50 less per retreat.

For special consideration, please email 


1) Complete this Registration Form

2) Pay for the retreat with PayPal (3% additional cost for PayPal fees) or send check to New Leaf Collaborative – Courage to Teach, PO BOX 131 Martinez, CA 94553 


or SEND A CHECK TO New Leaf Collaborative –  Courage to Teach, PO BOX 131 Martinez, CA 94553

3) Send us your Personal Statement to (if you didn’t include one with your registration form).

An email confirmation of registration status will be sent to you after you complete the payment and the personal statement.

Two Continuing Education Units (CEU) are available for this retreat. Email for more information.

Participants may check into their rooms beginning at 4:00 p.m. Friday afternoon. We begin our first session before dinner on Friday and conclude with lunch on Sunday.

Continuing Education Units are available through Dominican University of California. To apply, download this form: CEU Registration Form (PDF) and follow the instructions.