Michelle Boyd, PhD

About us

Michelle Boyd, PhD is an award-winning scholar, writer, coach, and founder of InkWell Academic Writing Retreats. She spent the first part of her career as a faculty member at  the University of Illinois, Chicago (UIC) researching and writing about African American political identity. After earning tenure, Michelle began developing programs to help herself, her students and her colleagues reconnect with their research by uncovering their unique writing process. In 2012 she cofounded and… For more information click the 'Send a Message' button origin

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Why Retreat?

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

This sounds like a dream! I am an education student and I have spent way too much time working all summer to pay for school. My boyfriend of 5 years is a government firefighter and has been away working most of the summer. His 30th Birthday and our 6th anniversary is coming up this winter, we would love to celebrate with a yoga retreat! We both love yoga but have barley had time to practice in the past few months. Keeping our fingers crossed! Jaimee and Dan

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.

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