For many, writing is a spiritual practice that leads to a profound experience of timelessness and present-moment awareness. That is also true of meditation. For those who practice meditation, life is often transformed physically, spiritually, and emotionally. During this retreat, you'll write, listen to yourself, and be heard, perhaps for the very first time. With your attention on silence, stillness, and the present moment, you'll listen to and trust your own voice as you transcend your inner critic and express yourself with your inherent creativity through writing exercises. You'll be taught an ancient, powerful meditation practice from the yoga tradition that will allow you to let go of stress and open yourself up to who you are — outside of the roles and relationships you play. Gentle yoga instruction and mindfulness practices are also woven throughout the workshop, including a walking meditation and mindful-eating meditation. This is a perfect retreat for both aspiring writers and experienced authors.