RELAX AND WRITE IN THE MOUNTAINS 2021

RELAX AND WRITE RETREATS are thrilled to announce a special introductory and memoir writing retreat at Camp Koojarewon in Highfields north of Toowoomba.

Is your creative spirit crying out for a little TLC? Always wanted to write but don’t know where to start? Need to reboot your writing mojo and be inspired to tackle that project you’ve been thinking about forever? Come along and regain your love of writing and life at the next Relax and Write Retreat among the beautiful big trees.

From 3pm FRIDAY 22 October – 2 pm 24 October 2021

Join like-minded women in a fun and supportive environment discovering just how much some deep relaxation can ignite your imagination and get you writing again. Relax and unwind with gentle morning yoga sessions and get writing with innovative workshops designed to help move those stories out of your head and onto the page. 

“I feel transformed, as a writer and as a human being.”

Bianca Millroy – writer and retreater

The program includes two yoga sessions, four inspiring writing workshops covering the basics of Life Writing and Memoir, plus advice on editing and submitting your work. Two nights basic dorm accommodation plus delicious vegetarian meals, morning and afternoon teas and a special exotic dance night are included. I’m so excited that our wonderful exotic dance instructor and performer Jacqui will be joining us again for this retreat!

We had so much fun dressing up and being glamorous!

“The fully-catered retreat environment was comfortable and stress-free. Edwina and her team create an atmosphere that encourages, motivates and inspires.”

Gay Liddington – writer and retreater

Connect with other creative women in a beautiful, peaceful location, be inspired by practical, informative workshops, stretch and relax with yoga and release your inner-goddess dancing. No more putting your dreams on hold. Treat yourself to this special weekend nurturing your writing spirit. You deserve it!

ONLY $380 all inclusive if you pay your deposit by the end of this month!

The whole weekend of writing, fun and feasting, including accommodation, all meals, 2 yoga sessions, 4 informative and inspiring creative writing workshops and a dance night. Transport not included.

 $420 all inclusive if you miss the cut off date.

Pay $200 deposit at RELAX AND WRITE RETREATS before 31 August 2021 for EARLY BIRD $380

For more information or to get a flyer with all the details, just DROP ME A LINE!

Accomodation is basic dorm style but with lots of room to spread out and create a space of your own. Beautiful peaceful surroundings and lots of writing spots. It’s not posh, but neither are we. The workshops and company however, are first class!

Massages with Jani and individual editorial feedback sessions with Edwina are also available.

Break free of the blues! Come along and join the fun – get those stories out of your head and onto the page. We always have a wonderful time!!

With lots of love,

Edwina xx

Rainforest writers and exotic dancers!

A wonderful weekend was had by all at the latest Relax and Write Retreat in Springbrook on the Gold Coast hinterland. From our retreat nestled in the rainforest, it was only a short walk to a spectacular lookout that made the rest of the busy world drop away.

A fascinating group of women, aged from 23 to 83, gathered together to write, do yoga, feast and have fun, sharing wisdom and kindness. I am always inspired and uplifted by the magic of women coming together. These retreats are only as special as the women who come along, and this one was very special indeed.

The highlight for me was our glorious Jacqui and her Exotic Dance performance. Jacqui performed in an international revue in the late 70s and in eh 80s performed with Joe Cocker onstage and even for the Harlem Globetrotters. She taught us all that sexy is sexy at any age and helped us all to reclaim our inner goddesses. We had so much fun dressing up in her costumes and fan dancing.

Here’s what some retreaters had to say about the weekend:

“I’ve been inspired to work on my writing but also to work on my health. Not only am I motivated, I made so many new friends.”

Peg Macleod

“Working with other experienced writers and learning new ways of doing things is always mind expanding. Then there was the yoga, the exotic dancing, the body work, the deep dive conversations and the sacred walk to the waterfall. It was an extraordinary way to learn and grow.” Vicki Bennett.

The retreats offer the perfect balance of relaxing and writing. Be warned though, once you’ve gone on one you’ll want to come back again and again. Bianca Millroy (repeat retreater )

With big thanks to all the beautiful women who made this retreat so special. We feasted on a delicious vegetarian gluten free menu prepared by repeat retreater and Cookie extraordinaire the wonderful Gay Liddington whose special little books of wisdom were a big hit. Body work treatments by the gifted healer Monique DeGoey had us all floating around. I made sure I got one this time too. My dream team of helpers worked hard so everyone had a nurturing time, even me!

So if you’d like to come along on retreat, just drop me a line! The next retreat is in Highfields near Toowoomba from Friday 22 to Sunday 24 October 2021, and has a life writing focus. Prices start at only $380 for early birds. Keeping these retreats affordable so women from all walks of life can come is important to me. If you have more dash than cash, just let me know. There’s always lots of things to do to help out.

With lots of love, Edwina xx

View from the lookout at dawn!