Do your writing.

Cultivate awareness.

Be taken care of.


You have a writing project...a book inside you...a wish to create.

You dream of devoting more time to writing, of really accomplishing something.


Structure. Community. Support.

Meditation. Movement.

Delicious food. Gorgeous surroundings. 


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Harrisonburg, Virginia

Reserve time this summer to commit to yourself and your craft.

Find solace in nature's peace and quiet.

Be in touch with yourself through movement and meditation.

Return to "regular life" refreshed.


Learn about The Retreat

Dive in to the details. Check out the daily schedule, learn more about the Shenandoah Valley, drool over our delicious food gallery.

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Get to Know US

We're family, and we've got so much to share from our expertise in writing, mindfulness, and providing support. We can't wait to meet you!

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Are you ready to devote some real time and space to your writing? Is a meditation overlooking the valley something that sounds fantastic?

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Jump-start your creative process...

From Laurie Buchanan, author and 2017 retreat participant:

"New Ways of Knowing Writing & Meditation Retreat is about being alone and together, embracing the solitude that feeds the work and deriving strength from the community that supports it.

Their message is clear: your writing is so important that we created this space for you.

At this retreat, you meet your pages head-on and accomplish what you set out to do. I arrived at the retreat with a laptop and a book idea in my head that had been begging for some time to be let out. By the time I caught my flight home, a good quarter of it had tumbled onto the page. Was the retreat conducive to my creative process? It most certainly was!"


Form a supportive community…

From Anne, 2018 retreat participant:

“I took a chance, based on a friend's recommendation and my own desires to write my life's experiences. It is no chance; this event is a sure thing. The daily schedule undergirded our writing times without being obvious or dominant. I experienced down-to-earth, helpful and timely feedback and encouragement. Hospitality was evident from the very first minute.

We quickly became a community of writers, trusting the leadership and each other.

We spent important time physically grounding ourselves each morning, and were led to use mindful meditation to further that grounding and to free the creative spirit within each of us. The place and the food were terrific!

I recommend this retreat for anyone, from novice to experienced writer. It will inspire and motivate you.”