Retreat With Laura Davis

There’s nothing like writing under the guidance of a master teacher in a beautiful place, in a supportive community of like-minded writers, far away from the demands and pressures of your daily life.

Whether you are a beginner, an established writer, a published author, or are looking for a creative vacation with your spouse…I have a retreat for you.

I have created a wonderful menu of retreat options for you—from weekend retreats to multi-week international adventures. There is something here for everyone—whether your goal is:

  • to explore the world and write about it vividly and with passion
  • to dive deep within and generate notebooks full of new material
  • to use writing and restorative yoga to find a deep place of peace
  • to hone your craft and advance your writing project to a new level
  • to transform your life and your writing

I have a retreat for you.

Come write, travel, transform with me.

 MarieThis is my third retreat with Laura. They get better and deeper and more adventurous each time, as I return to experience writing in another beautiful place with inspired people that become friends. Each return, I come not knowing what will happen, grateful that I did, and leave transformed.

–Marie Hansen, Reno, Nevada



advanced-writing-retreat-commonwealLearning to Use the Secrets of the Masters to Take Your Writing to The Next Level

An Advanced Retreat Focusing on Craft

Commonweal Retreat Center, Bolinas, CA

October 8–October 14, 2014

For writers seriously engaged in a book length manuscript.  Co-taught with master teacher Susan Brown.

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Coming Home: A Weekend Writing & Yoga Retreat to Help You Find Rest, Renewal and Joy in Your Busy Life

Land of Medicine Buddha, Soquel, CA

November 14-16, 2014

This weekend retreat in the beautiful redwoods of Northern California, full of restorative yoga and powerful writing exercises will help you rest and renew yourself. Beginners in both disciplines are welcome. 10 CEUS for therapists.

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writing-retreat-big-surWriting in Big Sur with Laura: A Weekend Retreat

Crafting Personal Stories That Are Vivid, Compelling & True

Friday, January 23-January 25, 2015

A relaxing weekend at the incomparable Esalen Institute in Big Sur, California. Savor writing instruction from a master teacher, the famous Esalen baths, a world-class massage, and organic food, all with the backdrop of the thundering Pacific coast. 10 CEUs for therapists.


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Write, Travel, Transform: The Writer’s Retreat of Your Dreams Goes to Chile

March 15-March 25, 2015

An intimate, 10-day cultural journey into writing, beauty and stillness, nestled in the heart of the stark, stunning landscape of San Pedro de Atacama, Chile.


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The Writer’s Retreat of Your Dreams

Commonweal Retreat Center, Bolinas, CA

July 15 – July 21, 2015

Dive deep into your stories in an intimate community of writers at a gorgeous location above the Pacific Ocean cliffs in Bolinas, California. Writers at all levels welcome. 30 CEUS for therapists.

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