Our Most Affordable Retreat is Here!
The cost of traveling to extraordinary locations and staying in luxury accommodations can often put the decision of attending our life changing Retreats on the back burner for some of our W&W writers. We’ve decided to fix that. Finally, we’ve created a Retreat that will fit our high standards, and also allow for more writers to join us. Our special “10% Early Bird” discount (available until March 8th) starts the pricing at just $1,726 for our all-inclusive five nights (meals, accommodation & workshops). Retreat Alumni can take advantage of a further 10% discount!
Our W&W Team is excited to spend five magical nights with you. We have grown to include four industry experts who will help guide you towards replenishing your spirit, reconnecting to your purpose and defining your writing for publication. All this is set in the exclusive and remote, Mago Retreat Centre in Sacred Sedona, Arizona!
We’d like to introduce you to Gary Finnan, a talented writer and creativity & business consultant who we first met as a writing participant at our second 2013 Sedona Retreat. Gary’s skills and insight, both personally and professionally, impressed us so much during his time with us that we asked Gary to assist W&W for our 2014, Nerano, Italy Retreat; which was a great idea and a huge success.
Gary’s passion is to evoke creativity. He does this very effectively by revealing one’s essence so as to inspire and mentor those committed to their craft and to living in their element. He has recently written and published his first work, Hector – At Ground Level, which won a “Living Now” silver medal for Inspirational Fiction from the Independent Publisher Book Awards (IPPY).
Today, we thought it fitting to share Gary’s Sedona testimonial as we come full circle, back to Sedona. Only this time, it’s our pleasure to officially announce that Gary is now a valuable addition to our W&W Team!
Welcome Aboard Gary!
A Wrangler’s Craft
The skittish horses pranced awkwardly, approaching the corral, wide eyed and dry mouthed. Some had been here before and stood gazing at the flighty newcomers, remembering their own angst from not that long ago. Gentler eyes and welcoming breaths enticed all who milled around, to step in.
Wranglers watched the newcomers, the sheen of perspiration on fearful flanks. It is safe here they whispered, coaxing them in. The smell of fresh cut inspiration hung heavy in the air, nostrils flared, a desire to taste the delight of expression. Still, hooves twitched in anticipation, some thinking to run, break away in fear, old habits dying hard in this arena. Wranglers’ gentle guidance did not break nor bend; a simple joining up as hours passed under watchful eyes and soft prompting.
It is said that one can lead a horse to water, but one can’t make it drink. The thirst desiring voice after so long in the wilderness, the crafted beauty of silent sounds ebbing from an imagination as old as each of our souls. Wranglers, tame our fears and guide us to that place, give us shelter, soothe our brows with words of encouragement. Thank you, thank you, thank you we sigh in unison, refreshed.
Red sand of Sedona pulses in our veins. Deep umber etchings leave tracks for others to follow to this wondrous place; this place where Wranglers nurtured in us stories anew from nothing but pure passion. Now they set us free to fly on Pegasus wings. No earthly bounds can contain a voice released.
Wellness & Writing may offer retreats where you can polish your prose and savor some of our world’s most beautiful locations, but what Julie & Lisa contribute, makes it so much more. They share their passion, their knowledge and most importantly their belief in you as a creative-being seeking expression. Their gift of wellness goes home with you and inspires you to live fully as a writer, with a posse of new cohorts, long after the retreat is done.
Thank you Julie & Lisa and the other wild horses. ~ Gary Finnan