The Artist’s Way Weekend Retreat : Rest, Renew, Reveal & wRite

The Artist’s Way, by Julia Cameron, is a methodology designed to access your creative muse.  If you’ve always wanted to try the Artist’s Way, struggled to finish the book, or need a refresher course, this retreat is for you.

Join us February 7-9, 2020 for a special series of workshops led by author and educator Kristen Kindoll, as she introduces the major concepts of The Artist’s Way, drawn from the Recovering the Sense chapters of the book. Learn how to apply these themes to your writing life and nurture your inner writer.

Over the course of five workshops and periods of free writing time, you’ll Rest and uncover what is blocking you, Renew your creative spirit, Reveal your imagination, and wRite the words that express your dreams.




Kristen Kindoll is a freelance writer and homeschooling parent. The love of education and learning has provided many topics for her work. She is a freelance writer who has had her work featured in The Brentwood Home Page and Pockets. She had a weekly column for ten years at The TennesseanThe Writing Goal GroupThe Writing Support Group, and Writing Book Club – Authors & Writing Advice are a result of her continued desire to encourage writers to reach their own writing goals and potential. In crafting positive environments for artistic and educational progress, she created Kindoll Academy. For over ten years, she has been teaching classes and workshops to students of all ages.



The Schedule (tentative)

Friday, February 7, 2020

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

7:00 p.m. – Welcome, Introductions, and Overview of Retreat

7:15 p.m. – Writing Workshop: Rest the Past and Negative BehaviorsWe’ll begin by establishing a sense of safety. In this first workshop, we’ll learn to draw new boundaries and explore our creativity with less fear. Writing prompts in this workshop will help you claim your identity as a Creative.

9:00 p.m. – Free time / Bedtime


Saturday, February 8, 2020

6:30 a.m. Coffee Ready!

7:00 a.m. Breakfast is available

8:15 a.m. – Writing Workshop: Renew the Sense of Self  – In this workshop, we’ll challenge ourselves to push against previously-accepted limits. We’ll uncover the reasons we’ve been reluctant to take creative risks and identify practical changes we can make immediately. 

10:00 a.m. – Free Time for Writing

12:00 p.m. – Lunch

1:00 p.m. – Writing Workshop: Reveal Your Creative Power – We’ll take a hard  look at our beliefs about spirituality, money, and creative abundance. We’ll examine ways we can nurture and accept ourselves as artists, and define behaviors that can strengthen our spiritual base and creative power. 

2:00 p.m. – Chair Yoga Session

2:30 p.m. – Free Time for Writing

6:00 p.m. – Dinner

7:00 p.m. – Writing Workshop: Renew Your Commitment to Yourself – In this session, we’ll consider how our attitudes can affect our creativity. We’ll discuss the risks of limiting our opportunities and focus on ways to become more receptive and authentic creative beings. 

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, February 9, 2020

6:30 a.m. – Coffee Ready

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

8:15 a.m. – Writing Workshop: Rest in Your Creative Power and Reveal Your Inner wRiter – In this final workshop, we’ll acknowledge the mysterious heart of creativity and explore obstacles that can disrupt our creative path.  We’ll take a look at self-sabotage and learn how to set goals for our creative life. 

9:30 a.m. – Seven Chakras Meditation

10:00 a.m. – Free Time for Writing

12:00 p.m. – Checkout and Goodbye

Cost Breakdown:

$350.00 – Room, meals, and workshops: Includes a private bedroom/bathroom for 2 nights, 5 meals (wine at dinner), snacks, 5 workshops

$48.13 – Applicable Taxes

$398.13 – TOTAL

*Past RWC Retreaters are eligible to receive a $40 discount. Please note which retreat(s) you’ve attended in your application.

Registration is Open. Click HERE to register.