Wake Up Retreats
Wake Up the Writer Within
Writing Retreat at the Christine Center
June 24-27, 2021
Discover how to awaken and transform your creativity through writing prompts and awareness practices. You’ll have time to relax while learning to combine the art of paying close attention with writing that deepens every experience. Give your true voice space to roam and reawaken your intuitive self through guided exercises, discussion, and reflection.
Appropriate for beginning writers as well as those with more experience, all that is necessary is the curiosity to listen deeply to yourself, the desire to pay close attention to all that is around you, and a willingness to explore your imagination. We’ll utilize techniques proven to enhance creativity, create opportunities to gain insights, and take time to write in a safe and nurturing environment. Any sharing of class writing is completely optional.
Writing the Spiritual Journey
Writing Retreat at the Christine Center Willard, Wisconsin
August 6-8, 2021
We all approach our spirituality—that link between the sacred and ourselves—in unique ways. Join in community to honor and explore your connection to the sacred and to the self through writing. Engage in guided written exercises developed by Joanne and other authors designed to help you explore your spiritual path, inspire your creative journey, and generate successful narratives and poetry. Give a written voice to your own spiritual story and leave with specific tools and strategies developed to make deepening your spirituality through writing easy to continue after our program.
Whether you are a seasoned writer or just beginning to play with words on the page, you will grow from this innovative retreat filled with unique writing prompts, mindfulness opportunities, and focused instruction appropriate to all genres of writing and levels of spiritual practice. Time will be available for writing in silence as well as for optional sharing in a safe and supportive community. All writing will be considered private and only shared with the community if desired.
Writing the Second Half of Life
Writing Retreat at the Christine Center, Willard, WI
Oct. 12-15, 2021
Join us for this program of exploration and discovery. Psychologist James Hollis writes that the second half of life is not about a certain age, but about a time of deep change. A time when people, “for whatever reason–death of a partner, end of marriage, illness, retirement, whatever–are obliged to radically consider who they are apart from their history, their roles, and their commitments.”
Join us as we explore the transformative possibilities of this new stage of life.