Writing Immersion Retreats
These holistic retreats give you time, space, and structure to work creatively.
A writer and artist community — with guidance for those who want it.
We bring together creative writers, artists, and those interested in sustainability, nature and self-development.
This retreat is an opportunity for dedicated time, a place of peace in which we can all create separately and also share our work with others. We are looking for artists and writers who are supportive and warm in a group environment who want to enjoy some time liberated from their daily schedule and free of the constraints of a conference or university. We offer an enlivening schedule, but everything is optional, including daily critiques, one-on-one meetings, brief craft talks and morning yoga.
Imagine the volume of material you could produce if you gave yourself focused time at a retreat center, were fed three meals a day by a talented chef, and had the opportunity to collaborate with artists and writers from all over the world.
When you wake every morning to birdsong in an ethically-run estate and spend your days in an empowering creative community, you can make headway on even the most daunting project.
All retreat activities are focused on giving you a holistically productive immersion. Yoga is offered to connect the body and mind and to free up creativity. The yoga practice is introspective and ideally suited for beginners and relaxed yoga practitioners.
Each day at the retreat, the following activities are available:
- One-on-one manuscript guidance
- Enlivening interdisciplinary group critique
- Early morning yoga
- Direct observation painting instruction
- Delicious healthy local organic food
- Goal writing and wellness activities
- Creative writing discussion
We believe in offering a full array of activities that bring together a dynamic group of participants with varied interests and backgrounds. Our retreats feature daily yoga, pranayama (breathwork), painting, personal development writing exercises and nature walks in addition to creative writing critique and one-on-one manuscript guidance.
Would you like to integrate into your writing process an exciting relationship between the environment and your creativity removed of any diversion?
You have the option of working in a variety of modes during the retreat. Each writer is invited to work on a story or poem collection, to write a daily journal cataloging personal narrative, and/or keep a sketchbook.
At our retreats, painters and writers can join together in critique, devoting their free time to work on their own creative projects. All participants, whether pursuing writing, painting, yoga, or some combination of these endeavors, can benefit evenly from group activities, workshops, one-on-one sessions, and free time. Participants can choose to do as much or as little as they need.
These programs typically fill well before the deadline and have space for twelve participants only– consider applying soon. If you’re interested, please don’t miss your chance to spend time on a retreat with us!
We are currently reviewing applications for the following retreats and intensives:
- July 2-11, 2013: Spannocchia, Tuscany (5 spaces remaining)
- Dec 27 2013-Jan 3 2014: Shambala Petit, Tulum(14 spaces remaining)
Writing Immersion Retreats: Creative Writing + Yoga + Painting (Italy / Bali / Caribbean Retreats and Intensives for Writers)