There is yoga. There is creativity. And then there is love and exploration. Book a ticket to an exotic location and find all three.
That’s what these retreats are built on; that and adventure, laughter, exploration, education, intelligence and connection. But, you start at the top and the rest follows.
Each retreat is its own personality, taking cues from the culture and energy of the location – and then from those who show up. Which makes your experience, on any of my retreats, exclusive. It can’t be replicated, it can only be written about.
And write we do. There are no rules, no dogmas, no lists, no to-do’s, no ‘not enough’s', no ‘do more’s’ – just a lot of being here, now, asking questions, writing words, exploring and harvesting the deep landscape of your imagination, gleaning from the beauty of your environment.
The writing is used as the medium for creative spirituality. Whether you’re looking to find clarity in your life, a path to kick-start your creative juices or you just need the time and space to be expressive and communicate with something deeper, then this is the retreat for you.
Most people arrive with little writing experience. Some come as professionals. Others show up with deeply buried desires to put pen to paper and some are just looking for a break, surprised they even enjoyed writing by the end. It’s not soft and sticky floating yoga speak – we grind, we get real and honest and excavate for the funny and the irreverent and the uncomfortable – if it’s necessary. Ridiculous and sublime will be given a cocktail at the end.
Yoga was built on a desire for knowledge. It has its roots in wisdom and exploration. Its ancient system still thrives today because we are still asking questions, and it’s the questions that keep this practice alive. Your practice on these retreats will be relevant to you, and will evolve over the course of the week. You can come with little yoga experience, or you can arrive with years of asana – you will be well looked after. Meditation is on the menu, and you’ll love it. The world around you will literally be begging you to be still and pay attention. You might not want to do anything else!
These retreats have become a labor of love for me. Combining my love of teaching, connection & relationship, travel and writing….or being creative. Taking time out of your regularly scheduled life is paramount to growth; you learn, you open yourself up to possibilities you didn’t know possible, you have time to linger.
Yes, that’s what it is – we linger; in good company, in the movement of our bodies, in words on the page. We linger on the beach, in the ocean, in the company of a sunrise and in the embrace of a wild sunset.
Come. Linger, explore, travel, write, practice with us.
JANUARY 17TH – 24TH, 2016
this year’s retreat is going be a creative delight. We’ve added options like pottery classes on the beach, overlooking the Arabian Sea. Photo laps with rock photographer, and singer songwriter; Lindsay Giles McWilliams of the band Ark Life. Our regular writing labs and hopefully, with the help of Lindsay, we’ll be turning some of our writing into a song!
We’ll do all of this by the grace and light of the first full moon of 2016! It’s an amazing way to start your year off. You’ll indulge in the absurdity of India; sharing the beach with cows, having open & life affirming conversations with people you might never meet in your regular life and experiencing synchronicity like never before. India always reminds me how alive we all really are and can be. If India has been a destination for you, then this is your invitation. Price from: $1375
SANTA MARTA, COLOMBIA
All you need is your bikini & a passport! Luxury accommodation, set right on the beach. Three freshly prepared meals each day, daily yoga classes, writing session by sunset, walks along the beach, hikes through Tayrona National park. A visit to the Minca and the coffee plantations. Spa treatments. Relax, indulge, enjoy.
Price from $1350
This retreat is my first child. Where it all started and it is quickly becoming a tradition. It’s an amazing way to start your year off. We’ll bring in, and celebrate, the first full moon of the year with a fire ceremony. You’ll indulge in the absurdity of India; sharing the beach with cows, having conversations with people you might never meet again and experiencing synchronicity like never before. India always reminds me how beautiful this life is. If India has been a destination for you, then this is your invitation. Price from: $1375
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