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A Heart-Centered
Writing Retreat

With award-winning poet, Ana Ramana

Carmel, California


Postponed due to the pandemic.

Please check back for updates.


Carmel, California

"Leaves glowing in the sun, zealous hum of bumblebees… Before the five senses were opened, they waited, ready, for those who would call themselves mortals so that they might praise, as I do, life, that is, happiness."
 ~ Czeslaw Milosz

How might you give expression to your ‘one and precious life,’ as the poet Mary Oliver described it? It is said that the chances of our even having a human life are about one in 400 trillion. And here you are. How will you articulate the vast array of joys, delights, disappointments and challenges that you have experienced so far? What might your legacy, your record of being alive at this time in this body, be? 

If you are drawn to investigating such questions, you are warmly invited to relax into a weekend of intimate, heart-centered creativity. With gentle guided meditations, music and poetry for inspiration, we will explore the riches of our interior and transmute our findings onto the page. You may be surprised by the pearls of your life that emerge. We will give voice to our own hearts’ passions and have them heard and honored in a safe, supportive and soul-nourishing space.

Please know that all levels and genres of writing are welcome and that warm, thorough feedback will be offered. Just bring your writing materials and open heart. Those who have written with Ana before have witnessed the transformative power of writing from the truth of our spiritual interior.


There will be four sessions:

Friday October 25, 2019

6 pm – 9 pm

Saturday October 26, 2019

10 am – 1 pm
6 pm – 9 pm

Sunday October 27, 2019

10 am – 1 pm



$250 for the full retreat, or $70 per individual session.

It is highly recommended that you attend all sessions as the group energy blossoms over time. However, it is also possible to participate in individual sessions.

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