Dreams, Desire, and Delight: A Body Soul Writing Retreat for Women

Marlene Schiwy
October 23-27, 2015

“Let your body become the music. Let her sing. Let your pen walk in the twilight between consciousness and unconscious. There, it will find such images, such ideas as you could never find.”
Marion Woodman, Coming Home to Myself

You are invited to join Marlene for a Five-Day Residential Body Soul Writing Retreat for women in October.

Loon Lake Lodge and Retreat Centre is a beautiful oasis of peace and tranquility in Maple Ridge, an hour’s drive from Vancouver. Come and sink into your own writing and creative process. A variety of new writing prompts and guided meditations, the gentle support and stimulation of the group, the quiet beauty of the setting and delicious food, and abundant spaciousness for reverie and reflection will nourish your body and soul.

Our daily lives are often so rushed and busy that we lose touch with our own depths.

The retreat will provide freedom to move, dream, and write according to your own rhythm. In a sacred circle of women, we will write and share, meditate and move, dance and draw, ripen and deepen, laugh and weep, as we explore our stories with wild and audacious abandon. We will invite, attend, and dance our stories and poems onto the page as mirrors of our soul’s journey. If you are involved in an ongoing writing project, this retreat offers the opportunity to immerse yourself and carry it forward.

Our workshop sessions will take place in a large, beautiful room overlooking the lake. There will also be unscheduled time to relax and write, walk around the lake, and enjoy a cup of tea and conversation with other women in the group. Evenings will include open readings, discussion of the writing process, and perhaps a DVD or two. If time permits, I may share excerpts from my own current book manuscript.

Join us for this time of nourishing retreat, creative exploration, and soulful companionship. Please bring a large journal or notebook, a dream you are curious about, a yoga mat, comfortable clothes to move in, and a dancing skirt, just in case!

The all-inclusive program fee includes five days/ four nights in Koerner Lodge, Loon Lake’s luxury accommodation. Lovely single rooms with private bathrooms and amenities, all meals and snacks, workshop tuition and materials, and several surprises. Bring your hopes and dreams, your imagination and curiosity, and an open heart and mind. I promise you will leave feeling restored, rejuvenated, and inspired!

In early October Marlene will send an email to registered participants. At that time we can discuss possible carpooling to Loon Lake Retreat Centre from Vancouver.

Dates:
October 23-27, 2015, 3 pm Friday-1 pm Tuesday

Prerequisites:

Ideally participants will have taken a course or workshop with Marlene before. If space permits, anyone new may contact her to arrange an individual consultation hour ($150) in lieu of a previous course or workshop.

How to Register:

Contact Dr. Marlene Schiwy at schiwy3@shaw.ca or call 604-734-3554, http://www.marleneschiwy.com

Accommodations:

Loon Lake Retreat Centre is a beautiful oasis of peace and tranquility in Maple Ridge, about an hour’s drive from Vancouver.

For information about Koerner Lodge and photos go to http://loonlake.ubc.ca/accommodations/ or http://loonlake.ubc.ca/koerner-lodge/

Fees:

Before August 1st is $1,225
After August 1st is $1,295
Payment is due at the time of registration and
enrollment is limited to 14 participants.

Please call or email if you are interested in joining us.

If you cancel by September 15th, your payment minus $250 will be refunded. After September 15th your payment minus $250 will be refunded only if I can fill your space.

In early October I will send an email to registered participants. At that time we can discuss possible carpooling to Loon Lake Retreat Centre from Vancouver.