Radiance and Renewal Retreat
Secure your spot for a weekend oasis of writing + meditation!
In 2015, I led my very first weekend retreat here in Amherst. I will never forget the fluttery excitement of greeting people – that initial flurry of nervousness, the exciting hugs of meeting online friends in person, the jitters of not quite knowing what to expect – just as the sense of collective ease, awe, and connection as we said our goodbyes stay with me to this day.
These brackets – anticipation at the onset and gratitude on the other side – have been the hallmark of every retreat I’ve led since. And gathering for a weekend of writing, sharing, breathing, walking, eating, and laughing is one of the things I missed most during the height of the pandemic.
All of this is to say, I am overjoyed to have a retreat on the books for this July, and if you are thinking of coming, now is the time to sign up!
Welcoming. Friendly. Relaxing. Fun. Calming. Restoring. (I know, right? Aaaaaaaah.)
Space is limited to 10 (with a minimum of 6).
We’ll begin at 5pm on Friday and wrap up around noon on Sunday, with an optional early-morning walk on the nearby Emily Dickinson trail Saturday morning.
Weather permitting, we’ll spend our time together outside, right in my backyard, a peaceful oasis (think wind chimes and busy bird feeders) surrounded by woods. (In case of rain, of course we will move indoors.)
I’ll lead us in guided, timed freewrites while Miv London, one of my dearest friends and a marvelous meditation instructor, will help us slow down and connect to our breath through both seated and walking meditations.
Enjoy coffee, tea, and a light breakfast at my place Saturday and Sunday, as well as a delicious catered taco bar lunch from Crave Holyoke on Saturday.
Saturday night, we’ll go out for a special celebratory dinner in town (cost included with your registration).
Coming from elsewhere? You’ll find suggested lodging on the website in addition to Airbnb options. Better yet, add a day or two and take some time to explore the area! We’re talking museums, swimming holes, bookstores and cafés, hiking trails… I’m happy to chat & advise about some of my favorite local spots!
Cost & Cancelation Policy
Sign up with a $105 deposit and pay the balance of $450 on June 30 OR contact me to create a customized payment plan that works best for you.
Payments are nonrefundable unless we don’t meet our six-person minimum, in which case the retreat will be canceled and we’ll refund your deposit.
Ready to say yes? Woot!
Intrigued & want to see more details?
Prefer to create a custom payment plan or have other questions?