Thursday, January 17, 2013


Writing with Fire: Creating Works That Rivet Your Readers
A Week-long Residential Workshop Retreat
Led by David Hazard (
Arrival: Saturday, 10 August 2013
Departure: Saturday, 17 August 2013

"Publishers and readers find a powerful voice irresistible. For 34 years, David Hazard has coached writers, teaching them how to direct the latent powers of their whole being into their writing.

"Great writers... successful writers... learn how to speak with what I call, 'The voice of the soul, and the voice of the body.' Power is released into your writing when you open these energies.

"Whether creating a novel, a memoir, or essays, fresh, riveting voice is essential. In the many years I have taken to form this workshop retreat, I have seen countless writers experience the fresh energies of mind, body, and soul after this encounter -- which is really an encounter with your personal energies."

More about David:

David Hazard has worked as an author, publishing consultant, and writing and creativity coach since 1979, developing bestselling titles and lines of books for numerous publishers. He has authored more than 30 books of his own, including several award-winning and internationally bestselling titles. His 1984 book, Blood Brothers, led to three Nobel Peace Prize nominations for its subject, Dr. Elias Chacour, and is now published in 25 languages.

Other bestsellers and award-winning books include: A Place Behind the World (1st Place, Fiction, ECPA); No Compromise: The Keith Green Story (over 1.5 million sold); Rekindling the Inner Fire, an 11-volume series (over 350,000 sold). David has consulted with publishers such as Doubleday, HarperCollins, Random House, Thomas Nelson and others.

In his wide-ranging career as a writing coach, David has coached government officials, actors and celebrities, novelists, financial and economic experts, children's authors, international diplomats, news correspondents, psychologists and counselors, pop music stars, motivational speakers, sports figures, spiritual teachers and theologians... and everyday men and women with novels and poignant memoirs to publish.

Saturday, January 12, 2013


"Loosening the Bonds" – A Silent, Guided, Elements Retreat
A Week-long Residential Retreat
Retreat Leader: Kim Richardson
Arrival: Saturday, 17 August 2013
Departure: Saturday 24 August 2013

Join us for a week of companionable silence and guided meditations and practices drawn from the world’s great spiritual traditions, including the ancient Celtic tradition, in the great natural beauty of the Beara Peninsula. The landscape of the Southwest of Ireland is a living exemplar of the ancient Elements—Earth, Water, Fire, and Air. In this Elements Retreat, we will seek to use the alchemy of the four physical elements, along with guided and silent meditations, walking, music, breath and mantra practices, to go beyond them. In this way, we seek to free ourselves for a while from the bonds of attachment to the “false self,2 and the illusion that is this apparent world, going beyond and inward to awaken to the freedom and beauty of our real Self, and the wellspring of our creativity.

About Kim:
Kim Richardson is an experienced retreat guide and workshop leader, who regularly leads retreats in the UK and in the Sinai desert in Egypt. [Kim teaches and guides students and leads retreats in both the Sufi and Reiki spiritual traditions and is also a member of a Shingon Buddhist sangha.] He has also led haiku and meditation workshops at Anam Cara with Maeve O’Sullivan.