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Nourishment: A Gathering for Women of Color

May 17 - May 19


Nourishment: A Gathering for Women of Color

(Those who identify as women or were assigned female at birth)


A residential retreat led by Victoria Santos and Debra Baker

Program starts with Lunch on Friday May 17th and ends with brunch on Sunday May 19


Women of color need spaces to come together, listen to each other deeply, support and affirm one another, celebrate, heal and nourish ourselves in community.

“What is truly nourishing to me?” This question matters, and we need time and space to ask it, to lean into it, to listen to what it stirs in us.

Sometimes this question gets pushed aside by the pressures we face every day. We can easily fill our time in ways that don’t take us into our wholeness, our power and our joy.

The dictionary defines nourishment as “the food necessary for growth, health, and good condition.” If we want growth, health and good condition, nourishment is not indulgent: it is necessary.

What nourishment does your heart, body and spirit need? This gathering will offer you a warm, flexible community offering space for authentic conversation, play, movement, reflection, rest, healthy meals, and closeness to nature.

Give yourself this gift and join us in joyful community!




Tuition cost is $350 plus room and board. During registration, you’ll have the opportunity to select from a range of accommodations and opt in for delicious gourmet meals which take into account various dietary needs.

We want to make sure that women are able to participate in this event regardless of ability to pay. Please support our scholarship fund or let us know if you need scholarship support. Resources will be distributed on a first come basis.


Victoria Santos and Debra Baker


Victoria Santos has a passion for inclusive, sustainable community and creative approaches to learning and growth. Victoria’s commitment to social justice, racial equity and compassionate service has expressed itself in many forms over the past 30 years, including non-profit leadership, consulting, and community-based enrichment programs in the U.S. and internationally. Victoria has a strong affinity for leading group processes and exploring the ways that intersectional and structural oppressions express themselves in systems, cultures and individuals. She embraces the challenge of sensing energy and opportunities, and facilitating authentic communication to support individual and collective healing, discovery and change.

Lead. Love. Live. Liberate. Debra Baker offers a successful history of serving and leading at various organizational levels. Her extensive background in criminal justice, government, spiritual development, adult and youth development, and change management makes her a knowledgeable practitioner. Her clients include local, national, and international organizations.

Debra has become known for creative, human-centered program development and insightful change work along with her zesty inclusive social learning and facilitation skills. Most recently, Debra’s work includes serving as an educator consultant where she enjoys growing the talents and mindsets of employees in government. Debra was recently named one of Training Magazine’s 2018 Emerging Training Leaders, an award based on the nomination of her course participants.


May 17
May 19
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