Writing Immersion Creative 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 spiritual practice, self-development and sustainability.
Our retreats are 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.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. Morning yoga is offered to connect the body and mind and to free up creativity. The practice is introspective, guiding you to find more intensity and significance in basic postures.
At our retreats, painters, writers, and nonwriters can join together in critique, devoting their free time to work on their own creative projects. All participants, whether pursuing writing, painting, drawing, 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.
Each day at the retreat, the following activities are available:
- Early morning yoga
- Direct observation painting/drawing instruction
- Delicious healthy local organic food
- Goal writing and personal development exercises
- Creative writing discussion
- One-on-one manuscript guidance
- Enlivening interdisciplinary group critique
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 yoga, pranayama (breathwork), art instruction, personal development exercises, writing prompts, creative writing critique, and one-on-one manuscript guidance. Additionally, there is also ample focus given to meditation, relaxation, sightseeing, and time spent in nature.
These retreats 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 retreat:
- Spannocchia (Tuscany) – May 10-18, 2015
Writing Immersion Retreats: Creative Writing + Yoga + Painting (Italy / Bali / Caribbean Retreats for Writers)