The French Alps Exploring the Voice of Your Soul retreat 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 seven days and six nights. This retreat is ideal for anyone yearning for time to explore a book project; or who wants to journal to contemplate a life transition, or simply take time out to reflect, relax, and listen to inner guidance for clarity and direction.
You’ll have space to relax in a secret garden and benefit from structured time in highly interactive workshops designed to inspire and enhance creative growth. The workshops bring together writing and personal exploration to help you move to a deeper, more creative place. The retreat was selected as one of "20 Incredible Writing Retreats to Attend in 2015" by The Write Life - See number 16.
Daily workshop themes may include:
Exploring the Creative Process
Vision & Values
Creating Solid Foundations
Staying in the Creative Flow
Focus and Alignment, and,
The program offers optional periods of meditation and dream work for creative inspiration. 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 from an award-winning author and skilled workshops leader.
Participation is limited to a small group.
Where: The retreat 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 train station at the beautiful lakeside city of Aix les Bains.
Cost: $1,499 USD. Early-bird rate is $1299 USD before May 31st, 2016.
A $495 non-refundable deposit is due upon booking. The remaining amount is due by July 1st. A 3% fee will be added if payment is made via Paypal.
Price is for double occupancy room and includes all meals, and transport from Aix-les-Bains train station in France to the retreat center at Clos des Capucins in Yenne. Price does not include transatlantic flights or travel to the departure point in Aix-les-Bains. Half of the amount will be due upon booking and the final payment is due by June 30th. Yenne is about 1 hour and 15 minutes from Geneva, Switzerland, and about 4 hours by train from Paris, France. From Annecy, France it is about 35 minutes away.
Single rooms are available at an additional cost of: $300 USD - Only a few single rooms are available.
Cancellation Policy: A non-refundable deposit of $495 USD will reserve your place. Full payment is due by June 30th. If cancellations are made before May 30th, 50% of fees of the total cost will be refunded, minus the $495 non-refundable deposit. After June 30th 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?
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If you're interested in this small group writing and travel experience and have additional questions, please contact Debra at: firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at: US 1 843 410 0152 or France +33 6 44 89 3600.
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