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Creative Writing and Yoga Retreat

M. Shannon Hernandez - The Writing Whisperer

Saturday, July 19, 2014 from 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM (EDT)

Creative Writing and Yoga Retreat

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Ticket Type Remaining Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Daytime Workshops: Creative Writing and Yoga (No overnight accommodations) 1 Ticket Ended $129.00 $0.00
One night accommodation (Riverview Room) + Daytime Workshops 1 Ticket Ended $289.00 $0.00
One night accommodation (Greyhound Room) + Daytime Workshops 1 Ticket Ended $269.00 $0.00
One night accommodation (Fiori Blue Room) + Daytime Workshops 1 Ticket Ended $249.00 $0.00
1 Additional Night in Riverview Room
Want to stay an additional night, either before or after the workshop? Add-on one extra night for the Riverview Room by purchasing this option.
1 Ticket Ended $159.00 $0.00
1 Additional Night in Greyhound Room
Want to stay an additional night, either before or after the workshop? Add-on one extra night for the Greyhound Room by purchasing this option.
1 Ticket Ended $139.00 $0.00
1 Additional Night in Fiori Blue Room
Want to stay an additional night, either before or after the workshop? Add-on one extra night for the Fiori Blue Room by purchasing this option.
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Come to River Terra Retreat for Yoga, Creative Writing, Relaxation

On Saturday, July 19, 2014, River Terra Retreat invites you to a day of of yoga, meditation, and creative writing. This is an opportunity to be yourself...find yourself...and quiet your mind as the natural beauty of the Northern Neck surrounds you.  


The Yoga 

Join Guru Paula Van Alstine for yoga in the yard and guided meditation. This session will open your mind and help you focus your creative energy for the writing workshop. (Yoga is designed to benefit the beginner or the experienced yogi.)


The Nourishment

Enjoy a light breakfast, a healthy lunch, and then reflect on the day’s experiences as you enjoy wine and tapas at the close of the day.


The Writing Workshop 

Write with Shannon Hernandez, The Writing Whisperer, as she leads you through a creative writing class focused on your personal stories.


Creative Writing: The Words of Your Life

This workshop, geared toward new writers of personal narrative, will teach you how to turn personal experiences into gripping stories with universal themes. Join memoirist and writing coach, M. Shannon Hernandez, as she leads you through an interactive workshop focused on the words that make up your life stories. (No prior writing experience is required.)

A perfect introduction to anyone who has lived life--and has stories to tell! (Yes, that’s you.) Through freewrites, photo voice writing, shared examples, and optional sharing sessions you will be introduced to the secrets of personal narrative. We’ll cover such concepts as the situation and the story, how to develop the first-person narrator, showing versus telling, and how to mine your experience for deeper meaning.

During this three hour interactive workshop, you will learn: 

  • How to craft intriguing stories based on your life experiences.

  • How to use elements such as character, plot, description and dialogue to enhance your personal stories.

  • Effective ways to look at your second drafts through a new “writing lens.”

  • Quick writing techniques so you can get the words in your brain onto the paper!


Your Day at River Terra Retreat

Nestled in the historic Town of Colonial Beach, Virginia, River Terra Retreat Bed & Breakfast, greets you with a large front porch, river view balcony, solarium, sitting and meeting rooms, four bedrooms, a formal dining room, eat-in kitchen, patios and grounds with shade trees.  

 At River Terra Retreat you are a heartbeat away from awakening your senses. You can… 

  • see…Osprey fly to their nests
  • hear…nature and the river’s waves
  • smell…fresh country air
  • feel… wind tap your face
  • taste… locally grown food

 

How the Day Will Look - Saturday, July 19

9-10:15 AM

Light breakfast/Introductions

10:30-11 AM

Yoga with Paula

11:15-11:45 AM

Meditate with Paula

12-12:45 PM

Healthy Lunch

1:00-4:00 PM

Write with Shannon

4:30-5:30 PM

Evening Wine and Tapas


Value of the Day

Experience this day for the value of $129 per person.  Availability is limited to eight participants so that each person receives the attention she deserves.


Want to Extend Your Stay?

Spending the night at River Terra Retreat may be just the perfect way make this a full weekend experience.  These options are available to you:

  • You can check in Friday night.

  • You can arrive on Saturday and stay overnight.

  • You can come on Friday and checkout on Sunday.  

Rooms, with full amenities, are available at 25% reduced rate, and pricing depends on the room you select. View River Terra rooms here.

Rooms accommodate double occupancy (queen or double beds).  

Call Kristine at 703.304.5274 to discuss overnight accommodations.  

 

A note from Shannon: In addition to your seat at this event, I will be gifting you with a subscription to my e-newsletter which includes one high-quality article two times per month. In the articles, I focus on things like how to engage your audience through writing, how to improve communication with your clients, and tips and tricks to help you along your own writing journey. The reviews for these articles have been stellar, and I hope you'll enjoy them. If not, you'll find it easy to unsubscribe any time you like.
Have questions about Creative Writing and Yoga Retreat? Contact M. Shannon Hernandez - The Writing Whisperer

When & Where


River Terra Bed & Breakfast
37 4th Street
Colonial Beach, VA 22443

Saturday, July 19, 2014 from 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM (EDT)


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Organizer

M. Shannon Hernandez - The Writing Whisperer

M. Shannon HernandezM. Shannon Hernandez, founder of The Writing Whisperer, has been passionate about writing since a very early age. On a business level, one of her unique talents lies in helping small business owners and brands solidify the words they use across a variety of platforms, so they can connect more completely with their markets. Shannon also works closely with her clients, helping them create solid streams of quality content, positioning them as experts and leaders in their fields. She is a leading voice in the world of authentic business writing and writes regularly for The Huffington Post.

Shannon, a published author, also works with writers on a personal level, particularly in memoir writing and journaling. Shannon’s memoir, Breaking the Silence (due out August 2014), chronicles her exit out of public education, after 15 years, and provides readers an intimate view of her journey to business ownership, finding happiness, and reinvention. You will also find blog articles authored by Shannon on a variety of topics including fitness, education reform, the yogic lifestyle, vegetarian and vegan cooking, the healing power of journaling, and the importance of self-care and self-reflection.

Connect with Shannon on TwitterFacebookPinterest, and LinkedIn.

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