Activist Healing Retreat

 13 June
 Temescal Gateway Park, Classrooms #1-3, 15601 W. Sunset Blvd., Pacific Palisades, CA 90272
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 In Defense of Animals
Join In Defense of Animals for our first Activist Healing Retreat featuring “The 30-Day Vegan Challenge” author Colleen Patrick Goudreau and Nonviolent Communication facilitator Tera Gardner. Let’s resolve conflicts within our community, practice compassionate communication, and participate in a healing ritual. Together we can strengthen the animal rights movement towards our common goal of animal liberation! What: Activist Healing Retreat When: Saturday, June 13, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Where: Temescal Gateway Park, Classrooms #1-3, 15601 W. Sunset Blvd., Pacific Palisades, CA 90272 Bring: bag vegan lunch, water bottle, hat, sunscreen, comfortable clothes Cost: $35 online registration, $40 door price, $7 parking fee Registration Link: Retreat Program 10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Opening circle 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. “Nonviolent Communication” with Tera Gardner 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Lunch 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. “Strategies for Compassionate Communication” with Colleen Patrick Goudreau 2:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Heart-Math Activity 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Healing Ritual 3:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Closing circle Speakers: A recognized expert and thought leader on the culinary, social, ethical, and practical aspects of living vegan, Colleen Patrick-Goudreau is an award-winning author of seven books, including the bestselling The Joy of Vegan Baking, The Vegan Table, Color Me Vegan, Vegan's Daily Companion, On Being Vegan, and The 30-Day Vegan Challenge. She is an acclaimed speaker and a multimedia host, beloved especially for her inspiring podcast, “Food for Thought," which was voted Favorite Podcast by VegNews magazine readers. Colleen is a regular contributor to National Public Radio and has appeared on The Food Network and PBS. Her website is Tera Gardner is a Certified Life Coach, specializing in NVC-based Relationship Communications and Relationship Addiction re-patterning. San Diego Community College District (SDCCD) credentialed in Communications and Personal Development, Tera taught with the SDCCD for over two decades. Practicing NVC since 1992 and as a San Diego NVC coordinating team member since 1998, she now offers workshops and on-going classes and is available for private coaching. Tera’s services are listed on For more information, please contact Lisa Levinson at

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