YOUR PLACE IN THE CIRCLE
A Writing, Yoga, and Nature Retreat
In Harriman State Park, Idaho with Nan Seymour and Scott Moore
with SPECIAL GUEST POET ANDERS CARLSON-WEE
August 17-20 2017
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- a large, basinlike depression resulting from the explosion or collapse of the center of a volcano.
- the circle around the fire from which you tell the story of your origin.
YOU BELONG IN THE CALDERA
You belong if you would like to speak with the trees
You belong if you would like to meet more birds.
You belong if you feel drawn towards the fire.
You belong if you long to be restored to your senses, if you crave to be rife and wild.
You belong if a walk around the lake appeals to you.
You belong if you believe that our stories connect us.
You belong if you feel your stories smoldering inside you.
You belong if you have been building the courage to bring them forth.
You belong if you desire the space of the sky to write in.
Come to the caldera
and revel in your senses!
Enjoy 3 days at a pristine wildlife and bird refuge located just south of Yellowstone Park, on the banks of the Snake River, in the heart of the Henry’s Fork caldera. Stay for an extra night to experience the rare opportunity of the Solar Eclipse!
PROVISIONS AND POSSIBLILITIES
For three amazing days, you’ll love:
- Comfortable lodging
- Expert teachings and loving guidance from Nan and Scott with special guest, Anders Carlson-Wee
- Daily gentle morning movement
- Personal coaching for your writing
- Yoga Nidra (guided meditation) with writing invitations
- Fireside story circle
- Optional guided nature hikes and birding
- Exquisite cuisine provided by our food guru, Amy May
- Privacy and time to write
- Deep breaths
- Optional activities include hiking, horseback riding, and mountain biking, all within the park. No need to get back in your car
Your cozy, modern cabin is built, fittingly, around the communal fire pit. Your room has either a queen bed or two twin beds, a desk, porch, and a bathroom.
Our senses and hearts will be ravished by a series of sublime meals, created with love, skill, and a sense of terroir, by our chef and resident food goddess, Amy May.
loves to create and share delicious food! Using the land at the caldera as inspiration for the meals during the retreat, she's crafting a healthy menu that incorporates lots of local flavours. If you have any special dietary needs or wants, she's happy to accommodate without making it boring! Cooking is one of her first loves and has over 20 years of experience of crafting large meals (including - but certainly not limited to - vegan, gluten-free, nut-free) at retreat centers, events and community meals at her co-housing community Wasatch Commons. Amy's active in the Salt Lake nonprofit community as Executive Director at TreeUtah. She discovered river writing almost a year ago, and now can't imagine life without it.
was a professional rollerblader before he studied wilderness survival and started hopping freight trains to see the country. He has bicycled across the United States twice, hitchhiked to the Yukon and back, and walked on foot across Croatia and Bosnia through the farm villages of the Dinaric Alps. He is the winner of Ninth Letter's 2014 Poetry Award, New Delta Review's 2014 Editors' Choice Prize, and a Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Prize. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in New England Review, The Missouri Review, West Branch, Blackbird, The Journal, Linebreak, Best New Poets 2012 and 2014, and elsewhere. A recipient of scholarships from the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference and the Sewanee Writers' Conference, Anders is currently an MFA candidate in poetry at Vanderbilt University.
On August 21, we will have the rare opportunity to be in a ideal place to witness the solar eclipse, in fact one of the best places on earth. Our themes for the retreat will revolve around the circle around you in place and person, then extend to your place in the cosmos. What a beautiful opportunity to witness this rare occurrence, pointing to this place at this time. Click here for more info about the eclipse
Cancellation policy: Purchasing a spot in this retreat is like buying a non-refundable ticket for a concert. Once purchased, it belongs to you. If circumstances should require a change in your plans, you are welcome to sell your spot. We’ll help you if we can.