WORKSHOPS & RETREATS
We believe in inviting all people to grow into wholeheartedness.
Tikkun Farm offers learning and contemplative experiences in small group settings focused on specific themes like Brené Brown’s work on Vulnerability & Leadership, Soul Collage, Quiet Days, Book Gatherings, Movie Nights and more. For more information on dates and registration visit our Spiritual Events Calendar.
BRENé BROWN - Workshops
Brené Brown, Ph.D., LMSW is a research professor who’s spent the past two decades studying courage, vulnerability, shame, and empathy. She’s the author of five #1 New York Times bestselling books: The Gifts of Imperfection, Daring Greatly, Rising Strong, Braving the Wilderness, and Dare to Lead. As a Certified Daring Way Facilitator, Rev. Dr. Mary Laymon leads workshops based on three of these books.
Gifts of Imperfection
“We are hard-wired for connection.” That’s Brené Brown’s way of saying we are created for relationship. Our life’s work is learning how to love well. This workshop will help you remember who you are and live it fully. Each session will include discussion and resources you can use at work or home, as a colleague, parent, partner, and friend.
Some of our best growth comes in the most vulnerable places of our heart. No one is perfect and our imperfections can empower our growth. It is a daily practice to courageously embrace “Whole-Hearted” living. We welcome you to explore your potential.
In Daring Greatly, Brené Brown explores at a deeper level the strategies we employ to protect ourselves from criticism and judgment and how they get in the way of our desire for connection, belonging, creativity and attempting new projects.
In this series, you will learn your particular self-protection strategy. You will then develop a plan for setting aside the strategies that hinder you, so that you can practice the vulnerability necessary to pursue a project you’ve been wanting to implement.
Living Brave in the world takes courage. If we’re brave enough, often enough, we will fall. How do we Rise Strong and grow through a divorce, job loss, failing a test, getting turned down, losing a client, a fight with our partner, or a misunderstanding at work?
This workshop introduces a three-step process – Reckoning, Rumble and Revolution – to help us learn from these life experiences that don’t turn out the way we planned, so we can rise strong and continue on our path. You will receive practical tools to engage those moments in your life when living brave provides the opportunity for personal growth, strengthened relationships, improved productivity, and spiritual transformation.
SOUL COLLAGE – Letting our Soul Speak
has the courage to live a brave life?
the wisdom to guide you?
Who can teach you how to play and rest?
Help you heal old wounds?
When we give our soul a language to communicate, it reveals truths we didn’t know we knew. SoulCollage provides a contemplative, creative process to listen to your deepest wisdom, and remember who you are.
QUIET DAYS - Making Time for Reflection
These experiences invite you to step out of a busy rhythm and “pause.” Offered throughout the year, during “thin places” in time, each Quiet Day invites reflection on themes in the spiritual journey.
Imbolc, Candlemas, Lent
Unseen new beginnings, Hope in the Midst of Darkness, Seed Planting
Spring Equinox, Ostara, Easter
Light prevails over Darkness, Resurrection, New Life
Beltane, May Eve, Pentecost
Summer Solstice, Lith
Inner Power and Brightness
Purification, Fullness, Bounty
Fall Equinox, Mabon
Samhain, All Hallow’s Eve, All Saints
Remembrance, Descent into Darkness
Winter Solstice, Yule, Advent
Dormancy, Gifts of Darkness, Making Room
Incorporating the rhythm of Action/Reflection, retreats offer an opportunity to reflect on experiences that have already happened or to engage in an experience during the retreat, and then reflect on it. This model recognizes that experiences plant the seeds for new growth and begin to shift our perception, but maturation and transformation emerge from reflecting on these experiences.
Offered throughout the year, these retreats focus on those moments of changes and transition.
ELEMENT RETREAT SERIES
Spring ~ Water
What wisdom stirs in the dark Waters, what emotions invite your attention?
Summer ~ Fire
Where does the energy of Fire need to burn away impurities, and energize you?
Autumn ~ Wind
How does the Breath of life activate your voice, sharpen your perception?
Winter ~ Earth
What grounds you? What lies beneath the Earth, waiting to be born?
This retreat series invites us to learn lessons about living from what the Celtic peoples called The Big Book of Creation. Each season we will focus on one of the elements of creation (water, fire, air, and earth) and consider what this element has to teach us, using four different spiritual practices: cooking, gardening, creating, and reflecting. You will stimulate your taste buds, get your hands dirty, express your hearts longing, and rest in a community of connection. Each retreat will engage your senses and give you a sampling of the other programs Tikkun Farm offers.
Retreats coincide with one of the Equinoxes or Solstices, aligning with natural rhythms. We will close our time together with a shared meal and a community drum circle. Join us through this year long inner and outer journey. You can choose to come to just one, or all four.
NEW YEAR RETREAT
Reflecting on the Burdens and the Blessings ~ Looking Ahead to What Comes Next
As we stand on the threshold of a new year take some time to reflect on the burdens and the blessings of the past year and consider what’s next on your journey.
We will consider the power of liminal space. This sacred “in-between” time, when one season ends and the next one has not yet begun, is a thin place in time, when our potential for growth and healing increases, if we can tolerate the uncertainty.
There will be time to review your year. Using a directed process, we will notice the people, places, events, and ideas that have shaped our year. From these we will cull the gifts to be taken into the new year.
To begin looking ahead to the coming year, each participant receives a “word” to guide them, as we consider the people, places, ideas, and events that will shape the next season.