Just Write

Conscious Living Workshop

Just Write

A Seasonal Writers' Retreat

Friday, Jan 27, 2012, 3:30 PM –
Sunday, Jan 29, 2012, 2:30 PM (All times are local to the event.)

Cathy Coleman, PhD
EarthRise at IONS
101 San Antonio Rd
Petaluma CA 94952
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This time to write will be supported by the ambience of a spacious retreat center nestled among rolling hills and beautiful oak trees, and sumptuous, nourishing, fresh and beautiful food. Writers will have single occupancy rooms with desks—and plenty of room to write. The retreat will open with a circle to share intentions and close with a circle to share discoveries and processes. In between writing sessions, writers will gather for meals and intermittent optional meditative movement.

This is a weekend to just write, away from home, away from work, away from usual distractions. Come on over—your room awaits.

If you wish to stay on and write on your own, a 1-night extension is possible. The cost of staying an extra night, Jan. 29, is $150 including meals.

"Writing is the only thing that, when I do it, I don't feel I should be doing something else." —Gloria Steinem

"Plot springs from character... I've always sort of believed that these people inside me- these characters- know who they are and what they're about and what happens, and they need me to help get it down on paper because they don't type." —Anne Lamott

"Why do writers write? Because it isn’t there." —Thomas Berger

This weekend is hosted and facilitated by Cathy Coleman, PhD, Executive Director of EarthRise. Cathy Coleman holds a doctoral degree in East-West psychology from the California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS) and oversees the operations of the land and retreat center at IONS.

$330 EarlyBird rate thru January 3 and $360 thereafter. Fees include private room and freshly prepared meals Friday evening thru Sunday lunch. The additional cost of staying an extra night, Jan 29, is $150 including meals.

Weekend Writing Retreat Schedule
3:00-4:00 PM -- Check in at Reception, Community Building
4:30 PM -- Writer's Opening Circle
6:00 PM -- Dinner (Dining Room)
7:00 PM onward -- Time to Write

8:00-9:00 AM -- Breakfast
9 AM-12:15 PM -- Time to Write
12:30-1:30 PM -- Lunch
2:00-3:45 PM -- Time to Write
3:45-4:15 PM -- (Optional) Labyrinth Walk
4:30-6 PM -- Time to Write
6:00-7:00 PM -- Dinner
7:00 PM onward -- Time to Write

8:00-9:00 AM -- Breakfast
9 AM-12:00 PM -- Time to Write
12:00-12:30 PM -- If leaving today, pack up and check out of room
12:30-1:15 PM -- Lunch
1:15-2:30 PM -- Closing Circle
3:00-5:00 PM -- (Optional) Additional Time to Write

$150—Optional additional night with meals

Monday—Independent Writing
8:00 AM -- Breakfast & Time to Write
12:30 PM -- Lunch & Time to Write
4:00 PM -- Departure

Arrival and Departure
Check-in and access to accommodations is Friday from 3:00—4:00 pm. Guests are requested to be checked out of their room by lunchtime on Sunday. For more information on directions and transportation, see Plan Your Stay. Note: If you are staying for the extra night, your departure will be on Monday.

Further Information
Please email or call 707-779-8202.

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