Creative Soul Women’s Writing Retreat
September 23-25, 2022
(Nestled in the Texas Hill Country near Austin)
With Carolyn Scarborough
In the midst of our daily lives, we tend to forget. Caught up in distractions, the needs of others, and the doing-ness of it all… we forget who we really are. Instead of connecting with our unlimited, flowing inner Creatrix, we believe we are human “doings” with a mission of checking off daily tasks.
Sometimes writing even becomes one of those “tasks,” or it’s abandoned altogether.
Let’s do this another way. Instead of shrinking, how about if we let our inner-creative stretch into her fullness? Imagine stepping into an environment so restorative, so heart welcoming, so inspiring that she can’t help but emerge. And when she does, words flow along with new possibilities and energy.
That ambiance is exactly what you’ll find at the Creative Soul Women’s Writing Retreat this September.
Your retreat was a magical combination of mind, body and spirit. That freed me to discover my inner creativity! I loosened up enough to experience the wonder-filled child I once was. The women were smart, joyful and spiritual. Great camaraderie, smart conversation. – Bonnie Parker
What you will experience…
- Deep renewal in a safe, non-judgmental environment.
- Creative practices to spark new writing and fresh life possibilities
- Daily gentle yoga for deeper, more embodied writing (and just ‘cause it feels luscious!)
- Guided nature experiences along trails and by the creek
- Creative unblocking exercises
- Luxurious stretches of time to write uninterrupted interspersed with structured activities.
- Optional sharing of writing in small groups
- Connecting with a community of wise, creative women – during and after the retreat
For the first time I experienced what is referred to as “flow” with my writing. I became prolific! I felt like the words came through me and my job was to write quickly enough to capture it. – Karen Furey
Whether you are a seasoned writer or periodic journaler, you will find space to let your imagination roam amid 230 acres of beautiful Texas Hill Country landscape. Take your journal and sit beside the creek shaded by natural limestone walls. Contemplate on a bench beneath live oak trees, or find a cozy chair by a window to dream. And if the exotic fuels your imagination, follow one of the spectacular peacocks that stroll the grounds.
I became energized and alive to possibilities. – Donna Linn
Guests arrive on Friday, September 23 between 2 and 3 p.m. to relax and settle in before the retreat begins. We will wrap up around 3 p.m. on Sunday, September 25.
What’s Included and Registration
The retreat will be held at the beautiful Ancient Yoga Center in the Hill Country just southwest of Austin, Texas. The price includes a private room with private bathroom attached, a 3-day/2- night experience, and all meals, snacks and beverages. (Food is hearty, delicious vegetarian fare). Gentle yoga is offered each day as well, and mats/bolsters are provided. Full cost of this retreat is $695.
Covid Policy: In order to protect the most vulnerable among us, and also so that everyone can simply relax and enjoy the retreat, we are asking that all participants provide a negative Covid test result taken within 24 hours of the retreat. If you get a positive test result, you will get a refund minus deposit.
Space is limited, so if this retreat resonates with you, reserve your spot now with a $150 deposit. (Final payment will be billed and due by August 18, 2022.)
Carolyn Scarborough’s intuitive, compassionate, and upbeat style is a popular draw for writing, creativity and women’s retreats. She is the author of “Backyard Pearls: Cultivating Wisdom and Joy in Everyday Life,” has written more than 500 articles for national and international magazines, and has studied various creative/spiritual practices for more than 30 years. Among the places she has presented are Story Circle Women’s Writing Conference, the International Coach Federation, Esalen Institute, Seton Cove, the National Speaker’s Association’s writing program and Unity Church. Carolyn is passionate about reconnecting you to your innate creativity so you can write and live with more freedom, authenticity, and wonder-filled moments. She has facilitated retreats and women’s circles for more than 15 years. Read more about Carolyn.
“Carolyn holds the space so beautifully and with such a sense of safety and nurturing that your creative self can’t help but find its way to the surface and blossom. Reluctance falls away and even latent ability awakens. I began with an open writer’s mind and through the exercises, my writer’s heart burst open too. Carolyn helped me re-establish a vital connection within myself as a creative writer, and for that I’m super grateful! — Angela Loeb
Guest Yoga Teacher Nancy Edwards
Nancy Edwards is a writer and yoga teacher who enjoys teaching yoga to people of all skill levels, from absolute beginners to advanced yogis and people with special physical needs. She takes a light approach and finds humor in our serious need to control the uncontrollable. At the Creative Soul Women’s Writing Retreat, Nancy will lead us through movement and breath exercises to help us connect more authentically to our creative selves. RYT-200 Certified by Yoga Alliance, Nancy lives in Allandale where she is coming of age as an empty nester with her husband of 28 years.
I’m happy to answer any questions about the retreat; please contact me here.