Creative Writing + Pilates Retreat
Come and join us May 5th – 11th or September 13th – 19th 2023.
The Writing Course:
Everyone has a book in them – the old cliché is true – but the trick is how to turn that everyone into a writer.
There is no universal recipe for becoming a writer, every author has their own, unique way of working, but the process always starts with finding a headspace – as well as a physical space – to develop and nurture your idea. And what better place to kick-start your writing project than a beautiful 19th century farmhouse in Umbria, Italy?
Here is a unique opportunity to give your full attention to the writing project you’ve always wanted to develop – be it a short story, a novel or a film script – but never had the time to do so.
Obviously, you won’t be able to write a whole book or script during the course – but we’ll give you the tools, the space, and the motivation to continue. You can start each day with a beautiful walk around the idylic countryside or have a Pilates sessions to get your body enlivened, so that your imagination can follow.
The course is structured in a way that will benefit both beginners who want to learn basic technical skills, as well as writers who might need feedback and help with their existing projects.
In an informal blend of practical morning workshops, discussions with fellow participants, and one-to-one afternoon sessions, we will concentrate on the process of writing, as well as its key aspects: the plot, the characters, the dialogue, and the style. And, last but not least, we will explore ways of finding an agent and getting published.
“This has been a week of replenishment, of adventure, and above all alignment creatively, personally and physically. I appreciate the extraordinary generosity and dedication you bring, and my only regret is we didn’t have another week together! It’s been beautiful and everything I could have hoped for in a writing retreat; a perfect balance too of exploring Tuscany and focusing on an inward journey. The proof of your magic is what a community we’ve all formed in a such a short time. Can’t wait to see everyone again.”
Greg – October 2022 Retreat Guest.
“Dear Sophie, Aga and Georgie, you have created something truly special here and its been a privilege to be part of the first creative writing retreat. Aga’s insights have been invaluable. Georgie’s teachings have made the perfect release every morning and Sophie’s gentle guidance and awesome driving have tied it all together every day. I’ve loved being around such a diverse, intelligent and vibrant group of people and its been such a wonderufl experience to share stories and songs!”
Jade – October 2022 Retreat Guest.
“Thank you, thank you, thank you! My heart is filled with gratitude and I had a wonderful time learning, giving and recieving knowledge and energy. What a beautiful environment you created.”
Christine – October 2022 Retreat Guest.