Why choose a writing retreat? It’s all about what it feels like to unplug from daily routines, the demands and expectations, and letting your creative self be the focus of attention. Each day, tension releases from the body under the care and attention provided by retreat staff, eating meals prepared with love in an intimate setting. It’s also about coming together with others who have said yes to themselves; exploring within a circle of trust.
I’m here in Bali at a beautiful retreat centre, creating a space for creativity to flourish. With a dedicated small group, we write together in the mornings and enjoy unstructured afternoon hours. Everyone is free to create, explore, rest, or connect with fellow retreat participants. Through it all we are connecting more deeply with the stories we are meant to write, and the audiences we are meant to serve.
Participants have arrived with beginner’s mind, and are amazed at the results.
With my nurturing guidance, each woman is discovering that her words come more easily each day. With the support created within the group, participants are beginning to see the beauty of what they have written. It is a new experience, being heard in this way, having words received and honored so deeply.
I believe that everyone has a deep well of expression residing inside that we can tap into, an unlimited and overflowing reservoir of creativity where love, laughter, pain, sorrow and love again all reside. You may not know how much words matter. During a retreat, you are able to re-discover playful self-expression.
Not only that, during out time together you learn how to build an ongoing practice, how to mindfully revise your words once you’ve loved on the newborn pieces you’ve created. You discover 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. It’s where magic happens.
Contact Marie regarding upcoming retreats.
(Only tentative dates and locations are available for 2020 at this time.)
To find out more about Marie and her teaching, check out these YouTube video links.