Writing Retreats

(See also: art retreats.) Writers need to write, but, as any writer knows, it doesn’t always happen so easily. A writing retreat can provide the structure and support we need to proceed with our work—whether it’s a dissertation or a haiku. Check out this blog article on the creative spirituality of writing

  • Sivananda Yoga Ranch – Woodbourne New York Woodbourne New York
    Jun 5 - 7, 2020 (3 days) See 24 more dates
    This weekend retreat offers a hands-on experience for those who want to kick-start their practical permaculture skills but have just a weekend to spare. You can jump in to explore foundational concepts, core ethics, techniques, and approaches, as we launch into a week-long program. You will also join in the first stage of building an earthen oven! 
  • Easton Mountain – Greenwich New York Greenwich New York
    Jul 29 - Aug 2, 2020 (5 days)
    A naturist gathering for men who love men When was the first time you were outside naked? Were you ten years old at camp, or was it just a year ago at Easton Mountain? If you've never felt the sun and the wind on every inch of your bare skin, Easton is a safe place for you to grow and stretch into an acceptance of being outdoors without clothing. You're sure to discover that many of the things…
  • Benedictine Center – Saint Paul Minnesota Saint Paul Minnesota
    Jul 24 - 26, 2020 (3 days) See 1 more date
    Lectio Divina is an ancient practice of slowly engaging a sacred text over an extended period of time. When it is sustained in this way, lectio divina includes varied moments of reading, reflecting, responding to, and resting in the Word, all with the hope of nourishing and deepending our relationship with God. The Condensed School of Lectio Divina offers contemporary seekers an experiential…
  • Louise Amuir

    Louise Amuir
    Louise Amuir
    Your guide
    The Haven – Gabriola British Columbia Gabriola British Columbia
    Oct 8 - 13, 2020 (6 days) See 1 more date
    Become intimate with your creative being and meet aspects of yourself you have never known before, in a fun and respectful environment. Increasingly, science is telling us how creativity correlates with intelligence, academic, social, and emotional success, and the development of the brain’s highest information processing capacities. What role does creativity play in your life? Do you long to…
  • Power of Hope

    Power of Hope
    Power of Hope
    Your guide
    Hollyhock Leadership Centre – British Columbia Canada British Columbia Canada
    Jul 12 - 16, 2020 (5 days)
    Ignite your innate creativity in this 4-day Power of Hope camp for adults! Collaborate with other inspired humans and discover what magic can happen when we bring our most authentic selves into the room. Grow your understanding of what brings groups of people together and your ability to deeply connect with one another.  In this first time offering of Power of Hope for Adults, we will be working…
  • Swami Jnaneswariananda

    Swami Jnaneswariananda
    Swami Jnaneswariananda
    Your guide
    Sivananda Ashram Yoga Farm – Grass Valley California Grass Valley California
    Nov 15 - 25, 2020 (11 days)
    Description This 10-day advanced course features vedantic meditation, the practice of group scriptural study, personal self-inquiry and the practice of outer and inner silence. Curriculum There will be personal coaching and guidance by Swami Jnaneswariananca in the study of Viveka Chudamani, the "Crest Jewel of Discrimination" by Sankaracharya. Enter into the peaceful silence of the inner Self…
  • Susan Kelly Von Medicus

    Susan Kelly Von Medicus
    Susan Kelly Von Medicus
    Your guide
    Trinity Retreat Center – Cornwall Connecticut Cornwall Connecticut
    Dec 4 - 6, 2020 (3 days)
    In illuminated manuscripts, like The Book of Kells and Dante’s Divine Comedy, text is supplemented with illustrations, decorated letters, borders, and figurative scenes in radiant colors and glowing gold and silver. The bright nature of these manuscripts helps us celebrate Advent and the symbolism of light during the dark, winter nights leading up to the nativity of the Lord. Come to Trinity…
  • Danielle Vorves

    Danielle Vorves
    Danielle Vorves
    Your guide
    Sun Mountain Center – Manitou Springs Colorado Manitou Springs Colorado
    Jun 19 - 22, 2020 (4 days)
    The Summer Solstice gives us access to a wellspring of nourishing and healing resources. If you are tired, depleted, or dealing with chronic pain or illness, take time out in an idyllic setting to connect with the dawning light of wisdom while you luxuriate in restful practices. This self-nurturing retreat is designed to access deep intuitive wisdom and awaken innate healing properties through…
  • Song of the Morning Community

    Song of the Morning Community
    Song of the Morning Community
    Your guide
    Song of the Morning – Vanderbilt Michigan Vanderbilt Michigan
    Jan 4, 2020 (1 day)
    1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Free of Charge Join us as we sit together during our monthly three-hour meditation. These meditations take place the first Saturday of every month, except in special circumstances. On special occasions we host three-hour and six-hour meditations in celebration of Christmas and Easter. During the meditations, scriptural readings, including the writings of Paramahansa…

Why Retreat?

We asked people why they go on retreat, here's what they said:

My inspiration is a desire to gain a deeper connection to and understanding of myself, something that I've been working hard on for so long and will continue to do in the future. I view a retreat as a wonderful way to focus entirely on this without the distractions of every day life! Nicola
 

Retreat Guru's Vision

We believe human beings are innately wise, strong and kind. This wisdom, although not always experienced, is always present. Going on retreat is a beautiful way to reconnect to our basic sanity and health. Our aspiration at Retreat Guru is to inspire people to experience authentic retreats and reconnect with their innate wisdom, strength and kindness.