In 2016 and 2017, I’m concentrating on weeklong retreats, although there will be occasional one-day and weekend workshops available. Most of these incorporate walking; some with the idea of pilgrimage ‘built in’. They usually include poetry, myth and story in one form or another, and an awareness of the turning points of the year.
You might join us to drop deep into a renewal of creativity on January 15 in Totnes for my annual Thresholds course; I offer two weeklong holistic writing retreats on the Isle of Iona: Islands of the Heart; then there’s The Land’s Wild Magic retreat in June in Cornwall, on the coast and among the many megalithic sites.
There will be two weeklong retreats in the wonderful wild Cévennes mountains in southern France. On Writing the Bright Moment, the land is very much part of the first week (the second week is a work-in-progress writing retreat).
For the first time, I’ll be offering a week’s Tongues in Trees creative retreat in Brittany in 2017, incorporating tree-lore alongside various aspects of the expressive and bardic arts, and designed to deepen our bonds with the trees of the earth – lungs of the planet.
If this attracts you, do please read on. I want to add to the community of like-minded people, and soon I hope to be inviting guest contributions to a blog on all this.