Before you tell your life what you intend to do with it, listen for what it intends to do with you. Before you tell your life what truths and values you have decided to live up to, let your life tell you what truths you embody, what values you represent. – Parker J. Palmer


Are you looking to engage your life with a sense of purpose and passion? Are you looking to reconnect your soul with your roles in life?  Longing for time to rest and reflect?  Trying to figuring out what is next and summon the courage to turn the page to your next chapter? Our retreats are for you!

Designed for anyone considering or already navigating a personal or professional transition where deep questions about your life and your living have presented themselves.  The Rosedale Centre's retreats will help you to hear more clearly what is going on inside of you and find a way through that is guided by your most authentic self.

Rooted in the Circle of Trust® approach developed by Quaker writer and teacher, Parker Palmer, and formed by the work of the Center for Courage & Renewal, our retreats are for anybody who wants to follow the leading and wisdom of their soul personally and vocationally.  Our retreats support participants to:

  • Act wholeheartedly on their true callings and passion
  • Cultivate sustaining personal and communal practices for the long haul and
  • Work to transform the relationships, families, and organizations they serve.

Stay tuned for new offerings in 2024/2025!


Kristin Philipson (B.A. Hons, M. Div, D.Min) is a Facilitator with the Centre for Courage & Renewal and has participated in Circle of Trust programs over the past decade.  She is passionate about helping people to make meaning in their lives and live by their own convictions.