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A Courage & Renewal / Yoga Nidra Event

Heart Centered Practices for
Healing and Connection

November 18, 2023 @ 1:00 pm 5:30 pm AST

Includes 4.5 hour retreat; with an optional Potluck Supper to follow

Location: Broad Cove Community Hall (7147 NS-331, Mill Village, NS B0J 2H0)

We live in challenging and complex times, where technology enables us to be hyper-connected to our work and to one another at all hours of the day, and where loneliness exists as a real health epidemic. At the same time, we know beauty, joy, and wonder also exist, because we’ve experienced it.   Our hearts are ever-holding the tension of what author and activist Parker J. Palmer refers to as, “harsh realities” and “real-life possibilities”. 

Sally Steele and Tara Reynolds are Courage & Renewal Facilitators located on Nova Scotia’s Southern Shore.  Sally and Tara warmly invite you to experience a mini-retreat with a spacious pace and rhythm, on Saturday, November 18th, 2023 at the Broad Cove Community Hall.  This event will include Yoga Nidra practices combined with Courage & Renewal approaches– to help turn down the volume and velocity of the outside world, and to amplify and attune to your own wise heart.  Autumn is the perfect opportunity to slow the cadence of our turbulent lives and remember how to connect with our true inner knowing.  Join us for an afternoon 1:00 pm-5:30 pm where you will:  

  • Experience a trustworthy space where there is plenty of time for individual reflection, as well as generous listening & sharing
  • Engage with Yoga Nidra Practices for accessing the Heart’s wisdom;
  • Connect with your authentic self in community;
  • Enjoy the rare gift of time for rest and renewal;
  • Savour food, land, and spaciousness

We hope participants leave this mini-retreat with a deeper sense of their own wholeness, an increased capacity to let go of “perfection”, and with tangible skills to help integrate the broken and beautiful parts of one’s self, as pathways to healing, hope and joy.   

This event will be limited to 20 people.


Accessible pricing is part of our heart centered approach. Please choose what you can afford for the value of our work.

$ 50 + HST barrier reduced or ‘Financial Need Discount’

$ 70 + HST covers costs or  ‘General Admission’

$ 95 + HST pay it forward or ‘Benefactor’

Broad Cove Community Hall, NS

7147 NS-331
Mill Village, B0J 2H0 Canada
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Who we are: 

Sally Steele – Sally is a Circle of Trust® Facilitator and enjoys leading retreats and workshops virtually and in person in Nova Scotia, Canada. She specialises in creating spaces of reflection and renewal for those working in the fields of climate change and sustainability, as well as for a wonderful local community where she lives.

With an intimate and down-to-earth approach, Sally is skillful at creating circles of embodied presence, self-inquiry, and connection.  She delights in sharing the Courage & Renewal approach through a nature-based, mindfulness lens.

Her spiritual practices around tantra hatha yoga and meditation keep her grounded and joyful and deeply inform her work. Sally also has over 25 years of service as an ecologist and planner and currently works for government looking after protected areas. She is often found paddling and enjoying these stunning natural areas in Nova Scotia, Canada and also enjoys relaxing at home with her two children and her partner, Dave.

Tara Reynolds– Tara is a Courage & Renewal® Facilitator, prepared by Parker J. Palmer and the Center for Courage & Renewal.  Through her facilitation, Tara creates spaces for people to listen to their true self, and engage with their work and life from this place of integrity.   Tara is a certified Life and Wellness Coach (ACC). She is also the co-founder of a US-based non-profit organization, WholeHeart, Inc.  Service is an important value to Tara, and she has held numerous leadership positions over her career, including as a School Board Chair.  Currently, Tara is a member of the Board of Directors of the Center for Courage & Renewal.   Tara often experiences awe through the wisdom of children, the beauty of the natural world, and the power of a good open and honest question.  She enjoys parenting, learning, and laughing with her husband, Brian Braganza, with whom she also shares a business partnership,  Tandem Truths Consulting.