It was heartwarming and inspiring to hear the struggles others have been through, and amazing to hear their beautiful voices with full openness and authenticity.
-- Esalen participant
I never thought I would love the daily writing so much.
-- SF Zen Center participant
All workshops combine guided mindfulness exercises with bursts of prompted free writing and discussion of writing craft.
There is always ample opportunity to share your work in a supportive environment.
at Green gulch Farm Muir beach
This organic farm (part of SF Zen Center), with its gardens and hiking trails, is the perfect place to dive deeply into mindfulness...and practice your writing.
at Esalen institute
October 17 - 21
This 5-day retreat at Esalen will give writers and meditators of every experience level the opportunity to dive deeply into both practices. All the while enjoying Esalen's spectacular scenery, natural hot springs, and signature massage.
A half-day workshop
SF Zen Center
1 pm - 4 pm
The perfect introduction to writing and mindfulness for those who can't travel to California, or would just like to practice at home.
a four-day writing & wellness retreat
at the hermitage
in big sur
February 9 - 13, 2023
co-led with wellness expert & certified yoga instructor Saeeda Hafiz
Join us at this silent monastery overlooking the Big Sur coast for a four-day retreat designed to nourish the whole writer. Meditation, yoga, wellness practices, as well as plenty of uninterrupted time to write.
A five-day writing & Wellness retreat
at Esalen institute
March 27 -31, 2023
co-led with wellness expert & certified yoga instructor saeeda Hafiz
Five days of writing, meditation, yoga, and wellness practices designed to support and nourish the whole writer. Plus, access to all the amenities (natural hot springs, massage, experiential workshops) of Esalen.
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A five-day writing & meditation retreat
at Green gulch farm
May 1 - 5, 2023
Designed to give you maximum time to write, this retreat incorporates meditation and mindfulness practices along with craft talks.
Take advantage of Green Gulch's gardens and hiking trails to inspire your writing. Then gather in the evening to share what you've been working on.