Reviews just in from some of my very loveliest repeat retreaters, Jude and Kathy and a freshly minted newbie, Gina.
Here’s what they have to say about the Relax and Write Experience .
Kathy Ewers – May 2019 Participant at retreats in September 2018 and April 2019
Both Wood Nymph and Mermaid!
“Both Relax and Write Retreats I have been to have been cathartic experiences. On both occasions my expectations of spending a few days immersing myself in writing while being surrounded by the fellowship of like-minded writers were met.
Both Retreats offered a sense of camaraderie , kindness, positivity and warmth. The new friends and connections made, soon became supports added to my network.
Coming to the last retreat quite stressed about my current project and unsure of which direction to take, I left feeling energised, rejuvenated and excited about my writing.
Edwina’s writing tips, exercises and guided meditations all helped me to convey the imagery I’d been having difficulty with. Thank you, Edwina!” Kathy Ewers May 2019
Gina Wall – Participant April 2019 – Proud new Wood Nymph!
“A wonderful balance of relaxation and mental stimulation. Edwina is a generous host, giving valuable advice and insight based on her own success in this intriguing industry. Her weekend writer’s retreat is nurturing for body and creativity in a non- judgemental environment with like- minded people. I’m looking forward to indulging again. ”
Gina Wall, May 2019
Judith Russel Kors – Participant at both September 2018 and April 2019 Retreats
Mermaid, Wood Nymph and champion bawdy joke teller : )
“When you sign up for a Relax and Write weekend, don’t imagine it’s going to be a walk in the park, (although there are invariably some beautiful bush or beach wanders to be had, if so desired.) It’s not. It’s a lot of writing and that can be challenging.
But neither is it a bootcamp. It’s a nurturing and encouraging environment, a safe space, an exploratory place. Nothing you write is wrong. You can read out what you have written, or not, as you choose. There’s no pressure.
And the yoga – and free dance if you’re lucky – is for the experienced yogi as well as the yoga virgin, and everyone in between. The company of other women writers is a delight and there is so much to be gained, mentally, physically and spiritually from these few days away from everyday life.
All in all, it’s a magical and thoroughly worthwhile experience – highly recommended. Namaste, nymphs and mermaids.” Judith Russel Kors – May 2019
Many thanks to Jude, Gina and Kathy.
The retreats are only as wonderful as the women who attend who all encourage and support each other. I love watching it happen like magic every time.
Come along and join the fun.
Next retreat is on Magnetic Island in tropical Far North Queensland! Post coming soon.