IRELAND August 6 to 14, 2016 – writing, yoga, exploration
From August 6th to 14th, Inkslingers will be offering a writing/yoga/discovery retreat in lovely, literary Ireland!
Ireland is the home and inspiration of a number of literary greats, many of whom have influenced the literature of Western civilization: James Joyce, Oscar Wilde, William Butler Yeats, C. S. Lewis, Edna O’Brien, Bram Stoker, Jonathan Swift, Anne Enright, Samuel Beckett, Brendan Behan, George Bernard Shaw, Roddy Doyle, Seamus Heaney, Maeve Binchy, to name some of the best known.
Come and steep yourself in Irish literature and landscape. Slow down and let the beauty and history of Ireland seep into your consciousness, and your writing.
Participants who wish to travel with the group will leave Toronto on Friday evening, August 5th, arriving in Dublin midday on Saturday, August 6th. (Participants are also welcome to make their own travel arrangements and meet us in Dublin).
Optional activities will include visiting sites of significant literary, geological and historical significance in this land that saved civilization during the Dark Ages.
After two nights in Dublin, the group will head off to Sligo (Yeats Country!) for two days, then to Ennis in County Clare for two days, before returning to Dublin for the last days.
Each day will begin with the Radical Restoration model of yoga at 7:00, breakfast at 8:30 and a 2 1/2 hour writing workshop after that.
After lunch each day there will be optional local activities that individuals can participate in or not, as they wish or as they have energy for. (Three of the days will include travel to our next destination in the afternoon. This, of course, is not optional 🙂 ) This is your retreat so each participant is at complete liberty to follow their own inclination or energy level when it comes to planned events.
Yoga classes will be offered by yoga teacher and poet extraordinaire, Kate Marshall Flaherty.
The writing sessions will be led by Sue Reynolds, with occasional support by Kate and by James Dewar.
Early bird registration for this retreat is $2700 Cdn if you register before April 18th, 2016.
Cost of this retreat is $2950 Cdn after that date.
A non-refundable deposit of $250 Cdn is required at the time of reserving your spot on the retreat. Trip must be paid in full 60 days before August 5th.
That price includes all hotels (double occupancy), all breakfasts, the programmes (yoga and writing workshops) all transfers between hotels, and 4 dinners. Quoted price also includes most of the optional activities available to the group (list to follow).
A VERY limited number of single occupancy rooms are available for an additional $429 Cdn. Single rooms will be available on a strict first come first served basis. Book early!
Not covered: Participants are responsible for their own airfare to Dublin, lunches, and 4 dinners.