Why Attend an Online Writing Retreat

Why Attend an Online Writing Retreat?

]Why choose an online writing retreat? It’s all about unplugging from daily routines, demands, and expectations, and allowing your creative self to be the focus of attention. With each day of the retreat, more tension releases from your body as you are guided into deeper levels of inspiration. My favourite part about facilitating and attending writing retreats is the energy created when people of like spirits come together – people who have said yes to crafting their stories within a circle of trust.
I begin by encouraging you to set up a personal space that allows creativity to flourish. Our retreat groups are structured so that everyone gets individualized attention as well as group time. A typical retreat day starts with a brief grounding meditation, followed by group writing practice. After lunch break, there are unstructured afternoon hours. This is dedicated free time to create, explore, rest, or connect with fellow retreat participants. Every day we arrive and connect more deeply with the stories we are longing to write, as well as the audiences we are meant to serve.
I invite you to arrive with a beginner’s mind, open and ready for exploration. You will be amazed by the results, as you discover that your words come more easily each day. As you lean into the support created within the group, you begin to see the beauty of what you have written. For most writers, having your words received and honored so deeply is a new and liberating experience.
I believe that everyone has a deep well of expression inside them, waiting to be tapped into; an unlimited and overflowing reservoir of creativity where laughter, pain, sorrow, and love all reside. During a writing retreat, you are likely to reclaim your sense of playful self-expression. You may discover just how much your words matter.
Not only that, during our time together you learn how to build an ongoing practice, how to mindfully revise your words once you’ve loved the newborn pieces you’ve created. You’ll learn the elements of strong writing using an organic process that arises directly from the body. It’s a place beyond thought, beyond the rational mind. This is where magic happens.
My next Writing from the Heart online retreat is happening January 26 – January 30 2022.

Creatively Yours,

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