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 9-12 2018
ending noon on 12th with optional overnight stay on the 12th
- 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 bask in the beautiful landscape.
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, and porch.
Our senses and hearts will be ravished by a series of sublime meals, created with love, skill, and a sense of terroir, by a chef and resident food genius.
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.
Single Occupancy, $1,275 SOLD OUT!
Double Occupancy, 6 more Spots Available $1,075
Stay an extra night on Aug. 12 for $75/150 for double/single occupancy
A $500 non-refundable deposit is required to book your spot. You're welcome to pay all at once or with installments.
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.
To register, please fill out the Registration Form which then will direct you to make your deposit or full-tuition payment.
Stay an extra night on the Aug. 12th
$150 Single Occupancy, $75 Shared Occupancy
Registration deadline is July 27, 2018.