Retreat Schedule

August 27-30, 2018

On most days, we offer a series of core workshops in yoga and writing, followed by free time for you to relax, swim, canoe, kayak, walk, rest, or work on your own writing or yoga practise. In late afternoon, before dinner, you have the option to take an additional writing or yoga workshop on a particular topic. Note that all workshops are completely optional. The goal is for you to practise, play, and rest as much or as little as you'd like. Find more information about yoga and writing activities after the schedule.

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August 27

12:00  Check-in

3:30    Yoga/Meditation

6:00    Dinner

7:15    Intention Setting +
           Storytelling
 

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August 28

7:30   Breakfast

8:45   Morning Slow Flow
          Yoga

10:30 Writing Workshop

12:30  Lunch

1:30    Free Time

4:00    Pranayama
          (Breath Work)

                 OR

           Finding Your Voice
           Writing Workshop

6:00    Dinner

9:00    Bedtime Restorative
           Yoga

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august 29/30

7:30   Breakfast

8:45   Morning Slow Flow
          Yoga

10:30 Writing Workshop

12:30  Lunch

1:30    Free Time

4:00    Yin Yoga

               OR

            Life Writing/Memoir
            Workshop

6:00    Dinner

7:30    Evening Bonfire +
           Sharing Circle (an
           optional chance to
           share your writing)

 

August 30

7:30   Light Breakfast

8:45   Yoga Nidra (Guided
           Visualization)

9:30    Closing Circle

11:00  Brunch

2:00    Final Departures

 

Yoga Practice

Daily guided meditation and yoga will be led by Joshua Lewis with some classes offered outdoors (weather permitting). Classes will be in the Hatha tradition with a creative mixture of dynamic slow flow sequences and therapeutic modalities including yin, self massage ball rolling and yoga nidra.

*Pre-Booked and Discounted 1 hr private yoga session/yoga teacher mentoring session: $90+HST

Writing Sessions

This retreat will help you to intentionally slow down and take time to rejuvenate and consciously down-regulate your nervous system through meditation, breath-work, and yoga practice. One of the ways to integrate and embody this experience is to spend time working on your own writing. Narrative research shows that the ability to create and share our stories has a positive impact on our health and wellbeing. Whether it's reflectively journaling or working on a concrete fiction, memoir, poetry, or creative nonfiction project, you'll find plenty of support and structure at this retreat. We'll integrate creative writing prompts, interactive storytelling, and focused writing time--all with a sense of play and openness. Participants can choose to work on or revise a work-in-progress or simply use the time to explore new ways of approaching or beginning the craft of writing. On the final night, you'll have the chance to share a short piece of writing with the group, beneath the stars around a cozy bonfire (entirely optional). 

No prior writing experience necessary.

Looking to go deeper? For retreat participants, a limited number of pre-booked, discounted one-hour private consulting sessions are available for $90+HST. Retreat participants will also be offered discounts on future online or in-person editing or consultation sessions.