The Exploring the Voice of Your Soul through Writing workshop takes you into the magical space of an ancient converted monastery where you can slip away from the world and into a rhythm that allows you to write, dream, create, and explore your inner life for 7 days and 6 nights. This retreat is ideal for anyone yearning for time to explore a book project; contemplate a life transition; develop a new business idea; or simply reflect, relax, and listen to inner life for clarity and direction. You’ll have space to contemplate, relax, and explore nature, and as well as benefit from structured time in highly interactive workshops conducive to personal exploration and creative growth. Daily workshop themes include:
Vision & Values
Creating Solid Foundations
Staying in the Creative Flow
Staying on Course when Faced with Challenges; and,
The program offers optional periods of meditation, dream work, and even a chance to learn some "French for Fun." For an idea of how the retreat works and a preview of the program see: "The Program, The Place, and What to Expect".
You’ll also have the opportunity to discuss your explorations and receive regular encouragement and support that will help you through the creative blocks and resistance and allow you to deeply explore and cultivate your inner life.
Participation is limited to a small group of 15 maximum.
Where: The workshop takes place at the Clos des Capucins, a 17th century monastery which has been converted into a retreat center. Simple rooms are located in the newly constructed part of the Clos, surrounded by a cloistered garden, and an expansive walled park which are part of the old grounds once run by Capuchin monks. It’s located at the edge of the picturesque village of Yenne, a short walk away, and hiking trails are readily accessible.
The retreat meeting point of departure is the beautiful lakeside city of Annecy, France.
Cost: $1,699 USD. Cost is $1,399 if you register before Jan. 31st, 2015, and $1499 USD before May 1st, 2015.
Price is for double occupancy room and includes all meals, and transport from Annecy, France to the retreat center at Clos des Capucins in Yenne. Price does not include transatlantic flights or travel to the departure point in Annecy. Half of the amount will be due upon booking and the final payment is due by May 30th.
Single rooms are available at an additional cost of: $300 USD
Cancellation Policy: If cancellations are made before April 30th, the full amount will be refunded minus an administrative fee of $ 300. From May 1st to May 31st 50% of fees of the total cost of the retreat will be refunded. After May 31st refunds will be made only if the space can be filled by another participant.
For details about the cancellation policy and the retreat liablity waiver, please read the pdf at the link in red: Debra Moffitt LLC Retreat Agreement.
Please make sure that you have a valid passport. This generally means the expiration date is longer than 6 months from the time of your travel.
Apply for Program
If you would like to participate please apply to the program by sending a request and answer the following questions:
What inspires you to come to this retreat?
What would you like to accomplish while you are here?
Do you have any particular health issues or dietary requirements?
Send your email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you're interested in this small group writing and travel experience and have additional questions, please contact Debra at: email@example.com or by phone at: US 1 843 410 0152 or France +33 6 44 89 3600.
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