Rooted in your Words: A Yoga and Writing Retreat

A Special 2-night Weekend Retreat – October 4-6, 2019.

This is Part One of a Seven-Part Yoga/Writing Retreat Series that explores the energy centers of the body (Chakras) and their relationship to writing and creativity.

What does it mean to be grounded, to stand firm upon the foundation you’ve set for yourself as a writer? What does it mean to feel secure in your relationship with the words you write? In this yoga and writing workshop, we’ll explore the Root Chakra, the energy center within the body that is responsible for our physical and emotional sense of safety and belonging. During sessions of gentle yoga and meditation, as well as generative writing workshops, we’ll consider how meeting the basic needs of body, mind, and soul can free creativity and make us happier and more productive writers. We’ll seek ways to ground ourselves into the earth and anchor our energy into the world. This retreat, Part One of Seven, begins our journey from base to crown, from roots to wings.

We’re happy to partner once again with yogi and writer, Cathleen Kahn, from Oak Ridge, TN.

Yogi and Writer Cathleen Kahn

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, October 6, 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. – Writing Workshop

8:00 p.m. – Introducing the Root Chakra and Guided Meditation

9:00 p.m. – Free time / Bedtime

Saturday, October 5, 2019

6:30 a.m. – Coffee Ready!

7:00 a.m. – Breakfast is available

7:30 a.m. – Free Time for Writing

10:30 a.m. – Yoga Basics Workshop – This workshop is beneficial for yogis and potential yogis. Learn basic yoga terms, poses and proper alignment while having fun!

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. – Grounding Breathwork and Finding Peace

8:15 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, October 6, 2019

6:30 a.m. – Coffee Ready

7:00 a.m. – Breakfast is available.

7:30 a.m. – Free Time for Writing

9:30 a.m. – Revisiting the Root Chakra, Gentle Yoga, Writing from the Ground Up

12:00 p.m. – Checkout and Goodbye

Cost Breakdown:

$365.00 – Room, meals, workshops, and gifts: Includes a private bedroom/bathroom for 2 nights, 5 meals (wine at dinner), snacks, 2 yoga/meditation workshops, 2 writing workshops, 1 combined writing, yoga workshop, and special themed gifts.

$50.19 – Applicable Taxes

$415.19 – 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.