Empowered Writing: Using Yoga & Meditation to Awaken Your Creativity

Announcing a special 2-night weekend retreat from March 1-3, 2019!

We’re partnering with Yogi and Author Cathleen Kahn for an interactive retreat that combines yoga, meditation, and creativity. You may already know how the controlled movement within yoga flows and the stillness in meditation can provide benefits to physical and mental health, but they can also widen and deepen our connection to our own creativity, that force within us that longs for acknowledgement.

Cathleen will lead a series of basic yoga and meditation workshops to help us explore how being present in body and mind can flow into a more concerted presence in our writing. We’ll also experiment with the art of journaling and how to use it to open a new dialogue with our inner creative world. Join us as we discuss new ways to increase our capacity for creativity and enhance our relationship with writing.

As an educator and compassionate healer, Cathleen Kahn teaches people to see physical fitness as a path to positive change in their lives. Working as a yogi, wellness expert, and the founder and co-owner of CatFit Yoga, she helps her clients find sustainable paths to health, happiness, and self-love. She’s always loved yoga, but it wasn’t until Cathleen survived a battle with breast cancer that it became central to her life.

She says, “After cancer, I lived yoga. When I lost my hair, yoga didn’t care how I looked. When I felt betrayed by my body, the yoga mat welcomed me. Yoga was therapeutic and a place of acceptance and healing for me during and after my diagnosis.” When she’s not teaching, writing, or speaking, Cathleen loves to travel, volunteer, and savor a great glass of red wine. She enjoys learning as much as teaching and strives to make a lasting and positive difference in the lives of everyone she meets.

The Schedule (tentative)

Friday, March 1, 2019

4:00 to 6:00 pm – Check in and settle in. You’ll be given a short tour and we’ll show you to your assigned room.

6:00 p.m. – Dinner, Introductions, Overview of Retreat

7:00 p.m. – Introduction to Journaling Workshop

8:00 p.m. – Guided Meditation and Breathing Workshop

9:00 p.m. – Free time / Bedtime

Saturday, March 2, 2019

6:30 a.m. – Coffee Ready!

7:00 a.m. – Breakfast is available

8:30 a.m. – Easy Yoga Workhop

10:00 a.m. – Free Time for Writing

12:00 p.m. – Lunch

1:00 p.m. – Writing Workshop

2:30 p.m. – Free Time for Writing

6:00 p.m. – Dinner

7:00 p.m. – Mudras and Calming Mudra Flow Workshop

8:30 p.m. – Reading – Share your Writing (Sharing is optional; however, we ask that you attend whether you read or not, in order to support other writers.)

10:00 p.m. – Free Time / Bedtime

Sunday, March 3, 2019

6:30 a.m. – Coffee Ready

7:00 a.m. – Breakfast is available. Come any time you’re ready

8:30 a.m. –Writing and Sacral Chakra Workshop

10:00 a.m. – Free Time for Writing

12:00 p.m. – Checkout and Goodbye

Cost Breakdown:

$340.00 – Room, meals, and workshops: Includes a private bedroom/bathroom for 2 nights, 5 meals (wine at dinner), snacks, 2 yoga/meditation workshops, 2 writing workshops, 1 combined writing and yoga workshop.

$ 46.75 – Applicable Taxes

$386.75 – TOTAL

Additional Notes: Each attendee will need to bring a yoga mat (and blocks/straps if desired)

Registration: Please fill out this form on Submittable and answer all questions. Please only complete the registration if you are sure you are able to attend. We will accept and notify everyone on a first-come, first-served basis. If the event is full, we will notify you and add your name to the Waiting List. If you have further questions, you may email Sandy at sandy.rockvale@gmail.com.