Inspired Writing Retreat
Writing from your sacred inner space
March 23-24, 2019
At Chateau de Bossey, outside Geneva
A wonderful interactive weekend with tools for inspiration and connecting to your inner being
For all who desire to write from one’s sacred inner space. In the form of reflection, a journal, fiction, non-fiction, poetry, scripts, etc.REGISTER
Connect with your inner self through meditation, yoga, labyrinths and writing.
Activities include interactive writing, sharing, meditation, yoga, tips from published authors and inspirational leaders, and much more!
Designed for anyone wanting that deeper connection. Everyone can enjoy the benefits of writing to make that connection and to allow the inner wisdom to flow.
A separate children’s workshop is available for any wishing to bring their children along.
Watch a review of the Inspired Writing Retreat 2019.
The inspiration from the place and the people.
Music & lyrics: Be the Spark by Kathleen Koch.
A review of our first retreat in 2017.REGISTER
Music: The Road to Santiago, composed and performed by Kathleen Koch.
"Ultimately, we have just one moral duty: to reclaim large areas of peace in ourselves, more and more peace, and to reflect it towards others. And the more peace there is in us, the more peace there will also be in our troubled world."
From An Interrupted Life by Etty Hillersum
The Core Activities
The best for your inspiration
Connecting to that inner source
Our program introduces various ways to meditate. It’s not all still with clasped hands.REGISTER
Learn the essentials of writing from your sacred inner space
Our workshops guide you through writing from the soul, from the past and from your emotions. Writing practice is of course part of the program.REGISTER
Control of the body and mind
Feeling inspired has as much to do with control of the body as control of the mind and feelings. Yoga is where you learn all three.REGISTER
Although the founders of the Inspired Writing Retreat have connections with the Geneva Writers Group, the Retreat is an independent event. The Retreat offers a different perspective on writing focusing on the source of inspiration and how to tap into that more effectively and in that sense builds on the GWG experience. The Geneva Writers Conference is as always the go to place to learn about the writing craft, its technical and publishing aspects.
Our Team of Inspiration
Creating the Sacred Space
Educator, psychologist and metaphysician and currently serves as the Spiritual Director of the Center for Spiritual Living Geneva. She facilitates workshops on meditation and the creative process.
Journaling to the Center / Reflecting Peace
Author of four memoirs and the best-selling One Year to a Writing Life, has taught writing workshops for twenty years at C.G. Jung Societies, and at writers’ centers and conferences in America and Europe.
Daniela I. Norris
Inspired and Visionary Fiction
Former diplomat, turned political writer and with age and wisdom – inspirational author and speaker. She is a trained Past Life Regression Therapist and Between Lives Spiritual Regression Therapist.
MC and Introduction / Inspired and Visionary Fiction
With his wife, Katharina, he has co-authored their self-help story, “Wings of Change”. He has written the Dragons and Visions series and one on reincarnation and is working on his first children's book. His works explore the metaphysics of our multidimensional existence.
Children's Workshop for participants' children only. See registration page.
Anne is an American art teacher who has been living in France for the past 13 years. She has taught in international schools for 10 years. Anne will be leading the children’s workshop for the Conference.
Accessing Inner Wisdom
Uma Girish is a Grief Guide and Award-Winning Author. Her writing has been published in seven countries and her short stories and personal essays have won awards.
After 20 years of a fulfilling corporate career I decided to quit and start a career in happiness. I studied Yoga, Life Coaching and other modalities. The deeper I delved into yoga, the higher my spirit rose. Now, from my cosy boutique studio in Gingins, I love to spread the magic of yoga and support people’s journey of personal transformation. Yoga is one of many dimensions of my life, I am also a co-founder of The Habits Club and organizer of spiritual retreats in Europe and India
I commit to bringing all of me to everything I offer.
Chakras and Biofeedback
Katharina has her background in nursing and is an Integrative Kinesiologist specializing in EDUCTOR Quantum Bio-feedback. As a therapist she teaches more than she treats as she discovers the inner emotional roots to all ailments.
Finding Your Voice
Dr. Jim Lockard is a minister, teacher, speaker, author, blogger, coach,
consultant and thought leader. Raised in Baltimore, Maryland, he is
currently living in Lyon, France with his wife, Dorianne Cotter-Lockard, PhD. They are frequent presenters at international conferences in the spiritual, business, and academic fields.
Dr. Jim Lockard
Awakening the Inner Voice
Minister, teacher, speaker, author, blogger, coach, consultant and thought leader. For twenty years, Jim served as a Spiritual Leader in the Centers for Spiritual Living in California, Florida, and Maryland. His latest book is CREATING THE BELOVED COMMUNITY: A Handbook for Spiritual Leadership.