Special Events with Laura Davis
Writing at Tassajara with Laura: Crafting Personal Stories That Are Vivid, Compelling and True - SOLD OUT
IN-PERSON RETREAT: Carmel Valley, CA
Sunday, July 17 – Thursday, July 21, 2022
Discover how writing practice, meditation and deep listening from a supportive community can unleash your most powerful, compelling stories. This five-day retreat, co-taught with Zen teacher Tova Green, will be held at the Tassajara Zen Mountain Center, a deeply restful remote valley famous for its healing hot spring waters. This healing, transformative workshop will utilize writing practice, developed by Natalie Goldberg, to create a vibrant writing community. Alternating periods of writing with meditation, we will deeply listen to each other from a place of focused attention and unconditional acceptance. Soak in the hot springs, celebrate the glory of nature, meander along the trails and creek, and savor Tassajara's gourmet vegetarian cuisine.
ONLINE WRITING WEEKEND
Friday, August 5th-Sunday, August 7th, 2022
Laura is now offering her popular work weekend in an online format because the in-person ones always sell out right away. You can work with Laura and a group of committed writers from the comfort of your own home, without having to travel, or worry about Covid surges. Same deep focus and support—with the added bonus of getting to develop and practice focuses work skills at home.
Commonweal Retreat Center, Bolinas, CA
Friday, October 14-Wednesday October 19, 2022
This retreat is for people who have come to a crossroads in their lives, due to the death of someone close, a loss like divorce, empty nest, or a move, an illness, a major life transition, shift in status, aging or simply the deep inner urge to chart a new course or make significant change in your life. If you're feeling "ripe with uncertainty" or are in transition from one phase of life to another, this retreat is for you. Experience the power of healing, the gift of supportive community & the profound impact guided writing can have in facing the unknown with courage.
IN-PERSON INTERNATIONAL RETREAT: Tuscany, Italy
Tuesday, May 23 - Thursday, June 1, 2023
Journey to sun-soaked Tuscany for a ten-day retreat at a majestic 15th century estate seated on the rolling hills of the Italian countryside. Located just 45 minutes away from Florence, the Villa I Bonsi is a vineyard and olive farm ideal for relaxing and exploring the cultural wonders of a region celebrated for its history and food. Writing and yoga will be at the heart of the retreat and will help us bond as a group. This intimate and magical vacation includes an olive oil making tour, truffle hunting, a wine tasting tour, cooking lessons, and a day trip a picturesque hilltop town of historic significance in Tuscany. Spouses and non-writing friends are welcome to join in on the fun.