Sit, Walk, Write: A Silent Retreat for Creatives
December 3 - 8, 2017
A practice in presence, a practice in meeting yourself, a practice in
cutting through resistance.
Creative people require dedicated time and space for nurturing themselves. We invite you to practice with us in the ancient Appalachian Mountains of North Georgia, supported by a kindred community, nourished by wholesome food. Lisa blends her passion for writing and stillness with lessons she learned as a student and assistant to writer, Natalie Goldberg.
“Underneath everything,” Goldberg writes in The True Secret of Writing, “we long to know ourselves.”
A little of what to expect on your 5 day silent retreat:
Sitting meditation: Using the breath as your focus. Don’t worry if you’ve never done it, we’ll show you how. Beginners are welcome.
Walking meditation: Using movement as your focus.
Writing practice: Using notepad and pen as your focus. Experience keeping your hand moving and losing control. Freedom to write whatever comes to mind.
Readings: Upon registration, you’ll receive the titles of a two books to read before attending. It’s the chance to study the mind of the writer, and to share your favorite parts of the books.
During this holiday, there will be time for lots of writing, reading at your leisure, sharing your work with listeners, resting, napping, and exploring the mountains.
Retreat participants will arrive at the Parker Ranch between 4 and 5:30 pm on Sunday and will eat dinner together at 6:00pm. We will begin the retreat at 7:30 Sunday evening, meeting in the great room to go over the week’s schedule.
On Friday, we will share breakfast and the retreat will end at 11:00 am.
Lisa Knighton is a Lover of Literature who has studied writing under Natalie Goldberg, Rosemary Daniell, Judith Ortiz Cofer, and Julie Checkoway. She is passionate about writing, movement, nature, art and fabric.
Lisa is also an ACE Fitness Trainer and a professional garden designer with a Masters of Science from the University of Georgia.
Cost of Retreat:
The cost of the retreat is $1075 for residential attendees sharing a double room with private bath; $1350 for residential attendees requesting a single room with private bath; $900 for attendees staying offsite. Three meals per day are included in the retreat price.
Space is limited so sign up early. Registration is now open.
For questions regarding the workshop please contact Lisa at
To register and for questions regarding room and board please contact Becky at .