As a retreat leader, Barbara brings a wealth of tools and experiences to each gathering. She partners with wise and skilled co-leaders to create experiences that enliven the human spirit.
Sample retreats include:
Singing and Yoga Retreat: An Infusion of Radical Aliveness
with yoga teacher, Margie Weaver
Weekend Voice Workshops
with voice teacher, Saule Ryan, from the Roy Hart Centre
Full Voice Workshops in the Twin Cities, Atlanta, Vancouver, Milwaukee, Iowa, Sonoma County, and many other locations...
Barbara has also been a workshop leader at Village Fire (a community singing festival in Decorah, Iowa) and Singing at the Edge, a community singing workshop at Esalen (Big Sur, California).
Barbara is a skilled and experienced facilitator with experience that spans all sectors. She collaborates closely with partners and organizers to ensure that goals are achieved in a way that is joyful, connected, and alive.
She is well versed in many learning approaches including World Cafe', Open Space, The Four-Fold Way, The Fifth Discipline, and the Mobius Model among others.
Barbara has facilitated (or co-facilitated) the following events:
Collaborative Law Symposium sponsored by Fetzer Institute with Patrick O'Brien
The Women's Leadership Revival Tour with Margaret Wheatley (15 cities)
Engaging Community, Narrating Change with Peter Block, Walter Bruggemann, and John McKnight
Prairiewoods Retreat Center
Fraser Health Managers Workshop with Peter Block
Mexico Singing and Yoga Retreats with Margie Weaver
Community Connectors retreats with Marilyn Larson and Patrick O'Brien (funded by the McKnight Foundation)
Winona, MN and Silver Bay, MN
Search Institute First National Conference with Patrick O'Brien and Marilyn Larson
Numerous team building, visioning, and community building retreats as an organizational development consultant.