Exploring the Voice of Your Soul retreat takes you into the magical space of an ancient converted monastery where you can slip away from the world and into a rhythm that allows you to write, dream, create, and explore your inner life for 7 days and 6 nights. This retreat is ideal for anyone yearning for time to explore a book project; journal; learn about the creative process; or simply reflect, relax, and listen to inner life for clarity and direction. Benefit from structured time in highly interactive workshops conducive to creative growth and also enjoy nature and the small village. See more details about the program at this link: http://www.awakeintheworld.com/#!2015-retreatthe-place-the-program/c1waj
Some yoga will be offered as part of the 2015 retreat.
Daily workshop themes may include:
Vision & Values
Creating Solid Foundations
Staying in the Creative Flow
Staying on Course when Faced with Challenges; and,
The program offers optional periods of meditation and dream work. For an idea of how the retreat works and a preview of the program see: "The Program, The Place, and What to Expect" at this link: http://www.awakeintheworld.com/#!2015-retreatthe-place-the-program/c1waj or www.debramoffitt.com under "Retreat".
You’ll also have the opportunity to discuss your explorations and receive regular encouragement and support that will help you through the creative challenges and allow you to deeply explore and cultivate your inner life.
You'll have a chance to:
Explore the Creative Process in an experiential way.
Receive valuable feedback;
Define your vision and values;
Develop your intuition to make better creative decisions;
Use writing as a way to anchor your creative projects and life
Explore meditation and practices like dream work as ways to foster
creativity and find clarity;
Learn to go with the creative flow;
Discover ways to constructively work with obstacles
Work on a book project, journal, and/or
reflect on your life direction.
Participation is limited to a small group.
Where: The workshop takes place at the Clos des Capucins, a 17th century monastery which has been converted into a retreat center. Simple rooms are located in the newly constructed part of the Clos, surrounded by a cloistered garden, and an expansive walled park which are part of the old grounds once run by Capuchin monks. It’s located at the edge of the picturesque village of Yenne, a short walk away, and hiking trails are readily accessible.
The retreat meeting point of departure is the beautiful lakeside city of Aix les Bains near Annecy.
Cost: $1,599 USD. Cost is $1,279 if you register before March 31st, 2015, and $1399 USD before May 1st, 2015. (Prices dropped due to lower Euro dollar exchange rate conversion which makes it an ideal time to travel.)
Price is for double occupancy room and includes all meals, and transport from Annecy, France or Aix-les-Bains to the retreat center at Clos des Capucins in Yenne. Price does not include transatlantic flights or travel to the departure point in Annecy. Half of the amount will be due upon booking and the final payment is due by May 30th.
Single rooms are available at an additional cost of: $300 USD
What particpants said from feedback forms: What did you enjoy most about the retreat? "The setting; the village; the loving and supportive atmosphere; the gentle but purposeful leadership style. I enjoyed many things! [Making] Friends, authentic sharing, an overall wonderful and growth-enhancing experience." - Janna, from Charleston, SC, USA
What did you take away from the retreat? "A sense of peace & purpose - many tools to help me with my continuing spiritual journey and writing practices. Relaxation and renaissance of my spirit - joy!" - D.D., from India
"Excellent teacher." - O.S., Atlanta, GA, USA
"Debra [retreat leader], resists 'telling' in favor of guiding you to your own discoveries. She will then help you to discover what is truth for you - or encourage you to continue seeking. She is real and she is amazing, and has a true, caring nature." P.R. - Charlotte, NC, USA.
Overall ratings for the rooms on a scale of 1 to 5 from the participants was 4. Overall rating for food was also 4.
You'll find more about the program here: http://www.awakeintheworld.com/#!2015-retreatthe-place-the-program/c1waj