We begin Friday evening by inviting in the elements of Winter and spend the weekend being cozy. We access intimate conversations within our circle and within yourself. Write a little, Share a little. The theme of our retreat is Sharing and Shaping our stories.
Anyone who wants to get the stories inside of them onto the page.
You and your love of writing are welcome. Please come with your half developed ideas, fully developed ideas and anything in-between.
This retreat is for everyone.
Sometimes we need someone to help us read what lies in the periphery. It’s there. It’s within reach. Join our writer’s retreat and we will help you gain clarity and shape your stories too.
I am thrilled to share Heather Diamond’s new book with you. Check out her memoir here. “Moving between Hawaii, Hong Kong, and the continental US, Rabbit in the Moon is an honest, finely crafted meditation on intercultural marriage, the importance of family, and finding the courage to follow your dreams.”
We recommend that you take some time before this retreat to write a little or to shape some writing you have. You will then use this retreat to develop your writing. Bring three pieces of writing to share or shape; a paragraph, chapter, or a writing theme you've been experimenting with. You will find that the group gives you the information you need to keep going. We pull cards, work through fears and cultivate ideas.
These weekends are a delight, a time to play creatively with your imagination and with our participants. We love participating in them and hosting them. All players are on equal ground meeting together as humans. There's a mix of published authors and people who don't even know where to begin but crave expression through pen and paper.
Once again we will access our 8th Chakras to explore the symbols and archetypes. Play with divination (tarot and pendulum) to move through stuck writing points.
Co-facilitators Jenna Dalton and Drew Vandiver
Teacher, Storyteller and Songwriter. Creator of "Letters: or a Toast..." a memoire through music. Jenna shares her sweet meditations with us and hold sacred space for the circle.
Mestiza, intuitive healer and storyteller. The magic of words have kept her going through hard times. She loves the alchemy of cooking, the poetry or John O’Donohue, I Love Lucy episodes and anything with Angela Landsbury in it. She is dyslexic which makes writing difficult, but she still manages to push through her insecurities and creates content regularly. She is the author of, The Ancient Women’s Circle. Her work has been featured in Bustle, Swaay, Yoga Digest and Conscious Connection Magazine. Click here to check out her website.
Author, magician or madman? YES! Drew stars as our guest writing coach offering powerful feedback and much needed comic relief!
Our vision for you is that this is truly a treat. Book a hotel somewhere and take us on the road or make your own cozy abode into a secret writing hideaway. Pacific Standard Time Friday: 5pm-7pm Saturday: 9:30am-3:00pm Sunday: 9:30am-12:00pm
Anyone who identifies are BIPOC, LGBTQIA, or whose only barrier to joining us is the full cost, is welcome to this pricing option. Our vision for you is that this is truly a treat. PST Friday: 5pm-7pm Saturday: 9:30am-3:00pm Sunday: 9:30am-12:00pm