Women’s Circle, Women’s Story
16th Annual Women’s Writing Retreat with Kathleen Adams
Mon-Fri, Jul 15-19 2013
Loretto Retreat Center, Denver CO
Circle and story are two ancient, sacred containers for women’s wisdom. This workshop is a fluid, gentle week of writing your stories and sharing them in a caring circle of women who accept you and your journey just as you are. In a series of expertly guided writing sessions, you will learn to approach your stories through an alchemical blend of mythic questions, poetry, image, nature and community.
We laugh. We write. We make art. We walk the labyrinth. We observe silence. We tell dreams. We weep. We share. We embrace. We align. We vision. We encourage. We speak. We deepen. We rejoice. We enliven.
We begin as cordial acquaintances; we leave as bonded community.
You are welcome to attend this retreat if you have prior experience with one or more of the following: Women’s group process; your own writing practice; and/or your own spiritual practice. If you are a beginner to all three of these practices, please call Kay at 888- 421-2298 for an admissions interview.
WHAT TO EXPECT: Each day centers around a gentle rhythm, combining journaling, poetry, art-making, collage, dreamwork, meditation, and story. Three meals a day are taken in community. Afternoons are loosely structured, with spaciousness for individual art or writing projects, 1:1 conversations with Kay, and deepened community. Evenings are reserved for wrap-up story circles, sunset labyrinth walks, and dreamtime meditations.
Kay Adams is a licensed professional counselor and the founder/director of the Center for Journal Therapy and the Therapeutic Writing Institute. She is the author/editor of nine books on the power of writing to heal body, psyche and spirit. A beloved mentor and visionary, she is most at home while leading writing circles.
HOW MUCH: Tuition is $895. Payment in full is due at time of registration. Two payments of $475 may be made, one at registration and the second no later than June 1, 2013. Lodging will be assigned when all tuition is received.
Lodging is $385 for all meals and snacks, plus (earliest registrants) private room with full bath, or (later registrants) private room with half-bath and shared shower, OR shared room with full bath. Lodging need not be paid at the time of initial registration, but rooms will not be assigned until full tuition is received.
REFUNDS: Tuition: If cancellation is made by June 1, complete refund less $250 is made. Cancellations after June 1 will result in forfeiture of entire tuition, unless there is someone waitlisted who can fill the cancelled space, in which case only half the tuition will be forfeited. Lodging: All lodging costs will be refunded, less 7.5% administrative charge, regardless of date of cancellation.
Plan to arrive at Denver International Airport (DIA) no later than 2:00 Monday, July 15 and depart DIA no earlier than 3:00 Friday, July 19. Upon registration we will give you information about taking a shuttle from DIA to the retreat center. Southwest Airlines has excellent flight schedules into/out of DIA and does not charge baggage fees.
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