Time & Location
May 06, 9:30 AM – 5:30 PM EDT
Nyack, Nyack, NY 10960, USA
About the event
Back by popular demand!
Join us for a day of writing, relaxation, workshopping, great food and community...
As Spring blooms around us, let's grab our pens and open our hearts to the storeis that live inside us at this year's Spring Writing Retreat in a gorgeous home overlooking the Hudson River.
There is nothing quite like writing in community - sitting in spaces carved out for creativity - while sipping tea or a cool drink, gazing out the window, or finding a spot on the deck or in the yard, and looking out onto the Hudson River for inspiration. There are many cozy places on this property to nestle in, spread out and even lounge with a notebook and a pen.
How will we spend our time together?
The Sacred Writing Circle
The space that is created for this retreat is sacred. Within it we are held, to do and be as we please. To write what we want and how we want - to share our stories if we want. To give and receive. To hold and be held. To dance, to walk, to lie flat on the grass and "cloud shift" as we tap into our intentions for the day, our writing projects, our lives. We will gather to open this sacred circle at the beginning of the retreat by doing a simple ritual, and we will gather to close the circle before heading back to our lives after the retreat.
Playing with Words - Tapping into the Joy of Writing
Spring is a time of new beginnings and often new beginnings come with a sense of excited anticipation and joy. We will begin our writing day by connecting with the playful part of us - the joy-finder that revels in everything sensory and has a deep love of words in all forms. Let the games begin! (Literally)
Our beloved reflexologist, Donna Lightfoot, will be joining us again to work her magic. This 4,000 year old technique benefits us in so many ways, helping to heal and relax, restore and renew, connecting us to the moment and to our bodies. The more connected we are to the present moment and ourselves, the better our writing is. The Relaxation Station is also there to help you release what might be holding you back from truly enjoying your writing process. Plus, it feels great! I mean, How good does it get?! You DESERVE some pampering.
Reading for an Audience - Workshop
We have the unique opportunity to work with a professional voice coach for a workshop developed specifically to help you build confidence and learn techniques for reading your work aloud. Johanna Maria Rose, Early Music singer and cofounder of the world famous group Anonymous 4 will be faciliating this workshop.
Sharing Our Words - Workshop
Everyone will have the chance to read one page of their writing for inspiring, enthusiastic feedback. Did you know that one page of writing can sometimes tell us as much as an entire piece? Each participant is invited to share their very first page of a current or brand-new project for feedback that will elevate you as a writer and inspire you to write through to the very last page!
And of course, we can’t forget about the food!
A gourmet meal will be served to satiate our appetites and fuel our creative minds. Thoughtfully prepared food will be whipped up by our personal food genius, Chef Tara Ciannella and beautifully arranged to be served to you! Saturday lunch is provided, along with healthy snacks to keep your energy up throughout the day. (Pescatarian and Vegetarian options - please let us know of any dietary restrictions.)
Our Day Together
9:30am - Welcome! We will open The Sacred Writing Circle to kick off our time together
10am - Group Activity: Playing with Words - Tapping into the Joy of Writing
10:30am - The Relaxation Station opens for hand reflexology / Writing Session #1 begins
1pm - LUNCH
2-3pm - Reading for an Audience
3-5pm - Sharing Our Words
5:30pm - Closing Ceremony
BRING A FRIEND SPECIAL
Grab a friend to join you and grab a savings of $90!
If you have any questions, reach out to me by emailing me at: Tanio@TheWritesofPassage.org or send me a message via the Contacts form on my website.
If you KNOW you want to come but the cost is stopping you, PAYMENT PLANS ARE AVAILABLE. Reach out to me for more information.
I am SO excited to offer this unique experience in this truly unique location!
Bring a Friend Discount
This ticket is for two people - total discount $100