Sit, Hike, Write: A Retreat in Idyllwild

Join me at Spirit Mountain Retreat in Idyllwild, CA from May 14-19

  • Starts May 14, 2023
  • 499 US dollars
  • Spirit Mountain Retreat, Idyllwild, California

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Service Description

Deepen your writing practice in the serene mountain town of Idyllwild, California. Each day, we will practice sitting meditation, do writing practice in small groups among the pines, and explore the surrounding natural beauty. Required reading: Writing Down the Bones and The True Secret of Writing by Natalie Goldberg. Two additional memoirs will be assigned to be read prior to the retreat to discuss in the afternoon sessions. To preserve an intimate group experience, this retreat is limited to 15 total participants (which includes me, your retreat facilitator). There is an option to stay for a second week for individual practice for those who have a project they'd like to work on to be booked separately. ABOUT SPIRIT MOUNTAIN RETREAT CENTER Spirit Mountain Retreat Center is a non-profit organization located in Idyllwild, California, approximately 124 miles east of Los Angeles. It has 4 simple and clean private rooms with a shared kitchen and living room and 2 shared bathrooms. It has a cozy house atmosphere with a wood-burning stove and a meditation room. There is an additional, 5th, private room attached to the main house with a separate entrance, too. The grounds are nestled among the pines with spaces for writing, meditation, yoga, and self-reflection. LODGING & RETREAT FEES - Lodging $90/night for private room, shared bath (main house) - Program fee: $499 - Meals are not included; participants can either cook or eat downtown (minutes away by foot) Once the 5 retreat center rooms are filled, the remaining participants will need to find and book their own accommodations, such as at Silverpine Lodge or Idyllwild Bunkhouse, which are all within walking distance. Many other options, including AirBNBs, are available. SCHEDULE See photo below for our retreat schedule (which will also be emailed after booking). IDYLLWILD Just steps from the center is beautiful downtown Idyllwild with dozens of restaurants, cafes, spas, and gift shops where participants can shop, eat, and explore. You can easily access the downtown area by foot, but you will need a car to visit nearby parks and other points of interests. There will be an option to carpool on the days with optional group or solo hikes and experiences. REGISTRATION After booking the retreat on this page, you'll receive a follow-up email with directions to secure lodging and donation details in lieu of a program fee. For questions, email me at authorkatieallen@gmail.com. Be well, Katie


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