Welcome to Vancouver Women’s Writing Courses’ One-day Retreats
Do you enjoy the intimacy of being among a small group of warm, dynamic women? Would you savour a full day devoted to writing, sharing writing and sisterhood? Welcome to Vancouver Women’s Writing Courses’ One-day Retreats!
The first retreat of 2020 was held on Saturday March 14, from 11 am - 6 pm. We are excited to be hosting a day-long retreat at the beautiful Langley farm of one of our members once the pandemic has passed!
Women’s Writing as Healing One-Day Workshop: The Wildflowers Retreat
Would you benefit from a day devoted to sisterhood and writing in a safe, supported and creative space?
Would your writing grow through inspiring themes and prompts?
Do you long to expand your creativity and deepen your spiritual connection?
The Women’s Writing as Healing one-day Vancouver Retreat responds to the needs of women to take the benefit of a full day to connect with each other in a close, supportive circle. It fosters personal growth, healing and spiritual insight. It inspires writing, creativity and self-connection.
For the Retreat, writing workshops facilitator Marn Norwich uses her award-winning poetry collection, Wildflowers at my doorstep (Karma press) as a basis for a workshop including themes of ancestry, the body, creativity + relationship.
The one-time special cost of $180 includes an organic, vegan, locally-sourced lunch + dessert, generously catered by Sonia Sangha + Anastasia Koutalianos, author of the cookbook From the Olive Grove: Mediterranean cooking with olive oil (Arsenal Pulp Press, $24.95), on sale at the Retreat.
A copy of Wildflowers at my doorstep is also included.
Seating is limited to eight women.
To register, please send an e-transfer to firstname.lastname@example.org along with a note expressing your desire to join the Retreat. Please let us know about any food allergies.
Please bring about five-minutes worth of your writing to share.
Join an intimate circle of women for a journey of empowerment through written expression! The Retreat includes a check-in; guided visualization; inspiring writing prompts; and exercises designed to connect us with the creative, the divine and ourselves through writing, optional sharing of writing and dialogue. No writing experience required!
For her retreats + workshops, Marn Norwich fuses decades of experience as an intuitive energy therapist and writing workshop facilitator/professional writer.
Strengthen through the warmth + support of a spiritual sisterhood
Grow through a committed focus on self-empowerment + expression
Boost inspiration + plug into your creative flow
Gain confidence in + refine your writer’s voice
Explore spiritual issues from a women’s perspective in a close circle of women
Receive support for yourself on your healing path
Experience the joy of supporting other women in their life journeys
“ Something truly magical transpires through Marn’s facilitation. She leads by example, responding thoughtfully to each contribution, holding space, and validating where we are in our healing journey. Her intuitive, attentive approach creates a nearly palpable sense of safety and connection in the room, transforming strangers into a circle of trust, support, and inspiration…Attending her workshops is easily one of the best things I’ve ever done for my well-being, for my love of writing, and for my sense of wonder and appreciation for women.”
Amanda Hobbs, Vancouver, BC
“Participating in Marn’s writing workshop has easily become the highlight of my week. …She has created a truly nurturing environment to allow for writers at all levels to flourish…Marn provides a space where we can all write freely, share vulnerably and hold each other with such compassion. When we get together in her workshop, it is absolute and pure magic.”
Annie Phung, Vancouver, BC
“Marn is a master of creating a welcoming group environment. She nurtures retreat attendees in a way that is to build trust in oneself and at the same time to build trust in others. The intimate group setting is perfect for writing, sharing, hearing, and communicating. Words are a part of our nature, and guided by Marn in her Women’s Writing as Healing Retreat, words have provoked a new awareness of being alive, mindful, and in control of my destiny. She is a blessing. Highly recommended.”
Lea Chambers, Vancouver, BC
Imagine the luxury of a full day spent with a group of warm, open-hearted women, a day devoted to self-empowerment, writing, healing and sharing...
VWWC’s One-day Retreats offer a dynamic experience for respite and rejuvenation in the heart of our beautiful city. We organize Retreats throughout the year to provide women with regular opportunities for creative getaways to stoke our heart fires in the midst of our busy lives.
Vancouver Retreats offer you an opportunity to:
- Express your truth
- Experience the healing power of your words
- Access your creativity
- Empower yourself
- Expand yourself as a writer
- Share your writing and hear others’ words
- Get inspired
- Connect with other wonderful women
Consider a Retreat to be a Women’s Writing as Healing workshop intensive!
Join an intimate group of women for a journey toward healing through verbal and written expression.
One-day Retreats are eight hours with breaks.
They include a spacious check-in; guided visualization; inspiring writing prompts; exercises to connect us with the creative, the divine and ourselves through writing; optionally sharing of writing; and group dialogue. No writing experience required!
Workshops are designed to empower women to connect with their creative selves and inner knowing while giving and receiving support in a safe, welcoming environment.
Retreat facilitator Marn Norwich combines her writing workshop facilitation background with her work as an intuitive energy therapist to create a dynamic experience that empowers, inspires and heals!
Retreats are available from September 2019 through to July 2020
These retreats are for you if...
You would benefit from uninterrupted time devoted to self-empowerment, writing, healing and sisterhood
You love connecting with other women, sharing ideas, writing and sharing writing
You write and may have a piece of work you’d like to read in our sharing circle
You love meeting new women and building community
You are open to spiritual concepts and perhaps you are seeking healing in one or a number of areas
For One-day Retreats, Marn Norwich combines her writing workshop facilitation background with her work as an intuitive energy therapist to create a dynamic experience that empowers, inspires and heals.