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July 16-18, 2019

Menucha Retreat Center, Corbett, OR

Let’s unplug, de-stress and share together, at the lovely Menucha Retreat & Conference Center near Portland, Oregon, as we transition from the old school year into a new one with hope and renewed energy. This two-day retreat for educators will be a time to connect deeper with ourselves and our calling; let go of old stress and gain lots of strategies plus new friendships which will sustain us personally and professionally as we move forward.

Your facilitators, Mike Seymour, Brenda McKinney & Charity Staudenraus,  are well-known Heritage Institute instructors whose combined backgrounds will make this event so special.

We Will Cover:
Using meditation and mindfulness to relieve stress, stay connected and brighten the mind both for you as an educator and, in simple steps, your students.
     *   Keeping a written journal of your inner and outer life as a way to deepen
          self-awareness and knowledge.
     *   Brain-based science in mental and physical health, and its role in getting centered
          in the best of who we are.
     *   Great energizers during those sluggish moments at home and school.
     *   Dealing with distractions (mobile devices, TV, food) of all kinds that keep us
          from staying grounded more in ourselves.
     *   Awareness and being more present to ourselves, family and students.
     *   Pathways to find peace and joy.
     *   Strategies to take back to home and school.

All participants will join an online forum where we can share before the retreat, and that provides a space for the pre-retreat assignments required for both clock hour and credit participants.

Participants at the retreat must complete the first three assignments for either (20 hours) Clock Hours, PDU's or CEU's.
For those who wish to receive 2 quarter credits instead of Clock Hours, PDU's or CEU’s, may do so by registering for ED466y for an additional $90.  
Also, there is an additional 3 quarter credit online portion available, ED466x, for an extra $135, which will be available soon.  

Please note the 3 quarter credit portion (ED466x) is only available to participants who have registered for the 2 credit section (ED466y).

This three-credit course draws from the work of noted educator Parker Palmer whose Courage to Teach program has for the last 20+ years assisted thousands of teachers in connecting with their passion and purpose. Also featured are Rachael Kessler and some great teachers on human wholeness.

This retreat expresses the unique role among PD providers which The Heritage Institute plays in serving the well-being of teachers. We teach who we are.
COURSE NO:                      ED466W
FEE:                                      Retreat is $395
FOOD:                                 Menucha can prepare for vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free diets.
ROOMING:                         There will be two persons per room. Registrants may identify a roommate.

This retreat expresses the unique role that The Heritage Institute plays in serving the well-being of teachers as PD providers. We teach who we are.

Please Note:
For additional Information regarding Renewing Ourselves prerequisites, credits, location and schedule, please click the link below.
     *   Registration here is just for the retreat, which includes either Clock Hours or PDUs
          for those not wanting credit.
     *   Teachers desiring credit will sign up here for 2 continuing education quarter credits
          for an additional $90.

Click Hereadditonal information regarding credits for the retreat click here Download file






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