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Retreats

So You Want to Write

September 16-20, 2024
Leadville, CO

Max: 8 participants
Persons of all writing abilities welcome

$300 before September 1;
$350 September 1 and after.
To register or request more information, please email us. 

Many people have writing projects in the backs of their minds, ideas and inspirations that they live with for years, but for which they struggle to find a path to fruition. Many people dream of knowing themselves, their stories, family histories, or their passions through writing. But imagining it is so much easier than doing it.

 

This retreat will focus on techniques for starting, creating, and maintaining a writing practice. Every day we will write together, while also exploring the obstacles that get in our way. Every participant will also have an individual consultation with Amy Frykholm, author of seven books of fiction, non-fiction, and poetry. 

 

You will come away from our time in beautiful and inspirational Leadville with a plan for your writing thriving. You will know yourself, your potential projects, and your hopes for them in a substantial way that will propel you forward. 

 

Join us at the height of autumn beauty in the mountains: September 16-20, 2024.

We will begin with dinner together at 6:00pm on Monday. Each day will include writing prompts, silent reflection, the opportunity to learn from each other, and time for solitary writing. Though this is not a retreat on writing craft, we will learn from one another’s experiences. Continental breakfast items will be available and our first workshop will start at 9:30am. Our days will end with wine and cheese at Tristan’s Place. We will end by 10:00am Friday.

 

Our week together will include an hike or other outing (weather permitting). We can also direct you toward one of Leadville’s many interesting historical sites.

Retreat Location

Our time together including workshops, discussion, and dinners will take place at Tristan's Place, a victorian home in downtown Leadville. Tristan's Place is a cosy location for conversation, writing, and even has a hot tub!

Cost, Meals, Housing, Transportation

Retreat Cost: $300/$350

Includes: Workshops, three dinners, evening wine and cheese, transportation to/from Frisco Transit Center..

Lodging is not included in the price of the retreat. Our retreat house has three rooms where you may stay for $175/night or $525 for the whole retreat. Please see our Leadville page for links to lodging options within walking distance of Tristan's Place. We are happy to help you find appropriate and affordable lodging. To request a room at Tristan's Place or help in finding lodging, email us at sagemountaininstitute@gmail.com.

What to Bring

  • Paper and pen/pencil to write by hand

  • Computer if you use one (don't forget charging cable)

  • Water bottle to stay hydrated at high altitude

  • Clothing for cold weather--we recommend layers--and be prepared for snow.  Leadville is a casual mountain town. People dress for comfort. 

  • Bathing suit (Tristan's place has a hot tub!)

Register by emailing Sage Mountain Institute your interest and preferred payment method. We accept check  and Venmo.

Discover Your Spiritual Autobiography
February, 2025 - dates TBD
Leadville, CO

Max: 8 participants
Persons of all spiritual traditions welcome

Registration will begin in November, 2024. To receive updates about this retreat email us.  
Overview

What is your spiritual story? How has your understanding of God/the Divine/the Holy and yourself changed as your life has unfolded? Do your old ways of understanding God no longer fit? Are you struggling to find new language and new images for the divine? In this class we will explore our spiritual autobiographies. We will use techniques derived from contemplative traditions and free-writing from prompts to reflect on various stages of our lives. As we discover our stories, we can also find the freedom to tell new stories and delve more deeply into our relationship with the divine now.

 

Whether you want to write a spiritual memoir, or simply understand yourself better, this retreat will give you tools to explore where you’ve been, and understand where you are. 

We will begin with dinner together at 6:00pm on Monday. Each day will include writing prompts, silent reflection, the opportunity to learn from each other, and time for solitary writing. Though this is not a retreat on writing craft, we will learn from one another’s experiences. Continental breakfast items will be available and our first workshop will start at 9:30am. Our days will end with wine and cheese at Tristan’s Place. We will end by 10:00am Friday.

 

Our week together will include an optional cross country or downhillski outing(weather permitting). We can also direct you toward one of Leadville’s many interesting historical sites.

Retreat Location

Our time together including workshops, discussion, and dinners will take place at Tristan's Place, a victorian home in downtown Leadville. Tristan's Place is a cosy location for conversation, writing, and even has a hot tub!

Cost, Meals, Housing, Transportation

Retreat Cost: $300/$350

Includes: Workshops, three dinners, evening wine and cheese, transportation to/from Frisco Transit Center..

Lodging is not included in the price of the retreat. Our retreat house has three rooms where you may stay for $175/night or $525 for the whole retreat. Please see our Leadville page for links to lodging options within walking distance of Tristan's Place. We are happy to help you find appropriate and affordable lodging. To request a room at Tristan's Place or help in finding lodging, email us at sagemountaininstitute@gmail.com.

What to Bring
  • Paper and pen/pencil to write by hand

  • Computer if you use one (don't forget charging cable)

  • Water bottle to stay hydrated at high altitude

  • Clothing for cold weather--we recommend layers--and be prepared for snow.  Leadville is a casual mountain town. People dress for comfort. 

  • Bathing suit (Tristan's place has a hot tub!)

Register by emailing Sage Mountain Institute your interest and preferred payment method. We accept check  and Venmo.

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