BIPOC Retreat with Veta Goler, Online, Nov. 14

Living on the Mobius Strip: A Retreat with Veta Goler

Living on the Mobius Strip: Meditation for Inner and Outer Beauty

The first retreat in a three-part series, for BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color)

led by Dr. Veta Goler
Associate Professor and Chair of Dance Performance & Choreography, Co-Director of the Teaching Resource and Research Center, Spelman College

Saturday, November 14, 2020, 10 am – 5 pm EST

Self-selected fee: $50 (community rate) – $75 (supporter) – $100 (sustainer rate);
$50 access grants are available to cover the community rate.
ACMHE members receive a $25 discount.

Registration for the November retreat is now closed. Thank you!



This retreat will focus on various forms of meditation to help you connect with the goodness that is at the core of your being. Through silent meditation, reflection, listening, and journaling, we will be able to turn within and access inner truth and beauty, wisdom and strength. Our goal is that after this retreat, you will be able to draw on these experiences to remind yourself that you ARE enough, just as you are.

We wish to offer a singularly inspiring experience–a pause in the busyness of daily life–for coming together with the support of mindfulness meditation practice. Through silent practice, we seek to create a transformative sanctuary, a sense of community, and familiarity with mindfulness skills to be sustained and developed over time. 

This retreat (and the series it is a part of) is designed to be suitable for beginners as well as advanced practitioners and will include seated mindfulness meditation, focusing on the breath, as well as mantra meditation and meditation on awareness, including awareness of sound (chanting and music). Instructions will also be offered for silent walking mindfulness meditation and using a labyrinth. We will invite you to share in small groups and with the whole group, but the day will emphasize individual work done with a supportive community. We will also send you a handmade blank journal, specially created for this retreat series by Jonetta Moyo, that will be yours to keep.

To offer additional support for your practice after this retreat, you can join us for two additional events: 

  • A second day-long retreat on Friday, December 11 (10am – 5pm) (register here)
  • A 3-hour mini-retreat/closing session on Saturday, January 9 (10am – 1pm). This event is free for anyone who has attended either prior retreat. We will provide attendees with the registration link. 

Attendance at all three events is optional, but we highly encourage you to do so in order to build and sustain a supportive community of practice together. 

This retreat series is intended for people of the global majority (PGM) / BIPOC. 

It is made possible by a grant from the Trust for the Meditation Process, a charitable foundation encouraging meditation, mindfulness, and contemplative prayer.


Meet the Retreat Leader:

Veta GolerVeta Goler, PhD, is Associate Professor and Chair of Dance Performance & Choreography and Co-Director of the Teaching Resource and Research Center at Spelman College. A longtime meditator, she is committed to helping others discover the ways contemplative practices can enrich their lives. Veta is a national Circle of Trust® Courage & Renewal facilitator. Dr. Goler’s research interests include the intersection of dance and spirituality in popular culture and explorations of spirituality and contemplative practices in education and the workplace. She has published her research in dance and culture journals and anthologies and has presented at national and international conferences. She has facilitated retreats and workshops for personal and professional renewal at colleges, universities, K-12 schools and retreat sites throughout the country. She incorporates contemplative practices in her classes, leadership roles and daily life.



Made possible by a grant from the Trust for the Meditation Process, a charitable foundation encouraging meditation, mindfulness, and contemplative prayer.

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