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RETREAT! Spirit and Soul - a 4-day Writing Experience for Writers and Meditation Lovers!

Eat. Drink. Write. Meditate. Sleep. Enjoy the calm company of fellow, like-minded people. Create a host of new ideas for your own fiction with mythology, philosophy and spirituality at the beating heart.

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RETREAT! Spirit and Soul - a 4-day Writing Experience for Writers and Meditation Lovers!
RETREAT! Spirit and Soul - a 4-day Writing Experience for Writers and Meditation Lovers!

Time & Location

28 Jul 2023, 14:00 BST – 31 Jul 2023, 14:00 BST

Sidmouth, Convent Rd, Sidmouth EX10, UK

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About the Event

Hi there!

Have you ever been on a retreat before? If not, this could be the perfect opportunity to try it out!

We believe in creating an inclusive, friendly, no-pressure atmosphere. No judgement. No pressure to pitch or present or read out loud. Just come along and spend 4 days in the Devonshire countryside and let us introduce you to a host of interesting ideas and writing exercises around the themes of Spirit and Soul.

Together, we'll meditate, write, cook, go for walks, relax, read, play games, and much more besides.

The aim of this retreat will be: to nourish you intellectually, creatively, emotionally and/or spiritually, and for you to come away with your own exciting piece of writing on the subject.

If you're thinking: "but I've never studied writing! I wouldn't even know where to start!", please rest assured: no experience of writing is necessary. We'll walk you through it all step by step, and we will never put you on the spot to share anything you don't feel like sharing. 

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What will the schedule be?

We'll provide more information when you arrive (and dw, there will be lots of breaks and time to rest), but for a rough idea:

Friday July 28th - introductions / first workshop / 30-minute meditation / movie night

Saturday 29th - morning meditation / workshop / lunch break and some free time / afternoon meditation / evening workshop / break / games night

Sunday 30th - morning meditation / free write / lunch break and some free time / afternoon workshop / free write / chill night - walks, movie, local town (various options)

Monday 31st - morning meditation / lunch / final writing exercises / consolidate all you've learned / final thoughts and goodbyes

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Do I have to be spiritual or religious to attend?

Not at all. Whether you're a Buddhist or Hindu, agnostic or atheist, you're more than welcome. Whatever your interest in spirit and soul might be, please feel free to join us. Since publications like The New Scientist believe meditation enhances brain activity, we're certain you'll come away feeling renewed and invigorated at the very least.

What's included?

Each day, we'll provide:

Breakfast (options including cereal, toast and spreads, croissants, pastries, various milks, vegan and non-vegan, juice, etc.)

Lunch (options including fruits, cold savoury snacks, crisps, and sandwiches, vegan and non-vegan).

Dinner (communally made pasta and rice dishes, one vegan and one non-vegan, each evening).

*PLUS: movie night popcorn and pic n mix!

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Where will I stay?

Your ticket includes your bed, board, food, workshop, entertainment, etc. You will be staying in a choice of beds (we have 3 doubles, 1 sofa bed double, and one single in the house + we have 4 x more singles in a nearby AirBnB). 

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What does it cost?

For the retreat + food + bed + workshops = £550 (doubles), £495 (sofa bed double), or £400 (singles). *Note: if you're a couple, please enquire about our couple rates.

*Note: you can pay all in one go or, if you prefer, in instalments using our LayBuy facility at the checkout!

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How can I guarantee I make progress? 

In addition to the workshops themselves, we'll provide you with a folder/workbook, so that you finish up with all your ideas, characters, arcs, dialogues, and plots in one place, there to take home as a memento of your trip, and there to develop at your leisure, when the time is right. 

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Who is the tutor/host?

My name is Sean and I've been hosting writing workshops for the past 8 years with A Write & a Pint. I have a great passion for literature, ideas, movies, art, and culture. I studied literature up to MA level, and have more recently studied screenwriting, doing 6-months diplomas with MetFilm and Scriptwriters & Co., respectively. I have also trained as a life and creativity coach in recent years, which means I'm here to help you if you have any doubts, concerns, or worries while you're here. In the past, I've also hosted workshops on mental health, anxiety, self-confidence, etc., so please rest assured I'll do all I can to make sure your time here is positive, and full of support, empathy and understanding (it means a lot to me that you get what you come here for!).

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What if I have questions about any of the above (or something else!)?

Please feel free to text us on 07534 981 636. We'll be more than happy to help!

Tickets

  • FULL ACCESS - 4-DAY RETREAT

    Bed, breakfast, lunch, dinner, multiple writing workshops, meditations, movie night, walks, workbooks, teas and coffees, and lots of friendly, insightful support.

    From £495.00 to £550.00
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