Mar
31
to Apr 6

Write Your Life Retreat

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Join award-winning writer & performer Ann Randolph for 7 days / 6 nights of writing, creating, and outdoor adventures on Kauai’s breathtaking North Shore. A perfect retreat for those seeking to explore memoir, personal essay, solo performance, and self-expression in a spectacular setting.

Write Your Life Retreats are an invitation for you to discover your unique and powerful story and the profound transformation that occurs when you speak it out loud.

You'll learn how to trust your creative impulses, thus embracing all of who you are. By becoming the author of your own life and learning how to tell your own story, you will not only learn to craft your experience into a compelling narrative, but you will also unleash a sense of purpose in your life that you never thought possible. Ann Randolph creates a supportive, fun, and dynamic space in which to create- writing exercises, improvisation and experiential exercises serve as the foundation for us to expand our artistry and dive deep.

For more information, please visit KauaiRetreats.com.

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May
5
to May 10

Sharing Your Life Story: From the Page to the Stage

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This is an invitation for you to discover your own unique and powerful story and the profound transformation that occurs when you speak it out loud. You’ll learn how to trust your creative impulses, thus embracing all of who you are.

By becoming the author of your own life and learning how to tell your own story, you will not only learn to craft your experience into a compelling narrative, but you will also unleash a sense of purpose in your own life that you never thought possible. Through improvisation, writing exercises, and group discussion, you can cultivate a fearlessness in speaking your truth.

For more information, please visit Esalen’s Event page.

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May
11
to May 12

Stories That Heal: Weekend Writing Workshop

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Full weekend workshop: Saturday, May 11 • 9:30-4:30pm and Sunday, May 12 • 9:30am-4:30pm

"As we write, we are both describing and deciding the direction that our life is taking. " Julia Cameron

Learn how to tell your story of life and loss in this small-group writing workshop with award-winning author, performer, and teacher Ann Randolph. Ann is a master at sharing stories from the heart in ways that are funny and inspiring.

In this weekend workshop hosted by Mission Hospice, you will discover your own unique and powerful story – and the profound transformation that occurs when you speak it out loud. You'll learn to trust your creative impulses. By becoming the author of your own life and learning how to tell your own story, you will also unleash a sense of purpose you never thought possible.

For more information, please visit the Mission Hospice Event page.

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Jun
28
to Jul 3

Holy Sh*t: Writing the Sacred & Profane

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No mud, no lotus.

Uncover the lotus of your unique, powerful story by mining the mud of your life journey. Discover the profound transformation that occurs as you write and speak aloud both the sacred and profane, the joy and suffering, to become whole. Trust your creative impulse. Release a sense of purpose you never thought possible. Become the author of your own life’s compelling narrative.

For more information, please visit the Hollyhock Retreat Center’s website.

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WRITE YOUR LIFE: A Group Writing Retreat in Kauai
Feb
17
to Feb 23

WRITE YOUR LIFE: A Group Writing Retreat in Kauai

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Join award-winning writer & performer Ann Randolph for 7 days of writing, creating, and outdoor adventures on Kauai’s breathtaking North Shore. A perfect retreat for those seeking to explore memoir, personal essay, solo performance, and self-expression in a spectacular setting.

This retreat is an invitation for you to discover your own unique and powerful story and the profound transformation that occurs in speaking it out loud. You'll learn how to trust your creative impulses, thus embracing all of who you are. By becoming the author of your own life and learning how to tell your own story, you will not only learn to craft your experience into a compelling narrative, but you will also unleash a sense of purpose in your life that you never thought possible. Ann Randolph creates a supportive, fun, and dynamic space in which to create - writing exercises, and experiential exercises

10 Beautiful Benefits of Coming to a Kauai Retreat

1. Get a jump-start on your memoir, solo show and generate new material.

2. Hike the world-famous Na Pali coastline.

3. Discover new ways to create spontaneously.

4. Swim in Hanalai Bay, named “Best Beach in America” by The Huffington Post and National Geographic.

5. Expand your range of self-expression and discover your uniquely powerful voice.

6. Experience the healing energy of the oldest of the Hawaiian islands.

7. Transform your “inner critic” into material.

8. Eat delicious locally-grown food.

9. Learn to craft your narrative in a compelling way.

10. Spend a week with the coolest people on the planet.

Tuition covers writing workshop, space rental, and excursions, including an evening cook-out on the beach and guided hikes to secret beaches. In addition, there will be a beautiful final night party and dinner in a lovely Kauai home. Fresh fruit, drinks, and snacks will be served throughout the day.


ACCOMMODATION TIPS

Rent a House  If you’re looking for an inexpensive room, please check into AirBnB or VRBO.  Ann has stayed in numerous rooms and houses through this site and our Destination Manager can look into any site that you might be interested in.  Consider getting friends together and sharing a house.

Luxury Hotels
The Westin Princeville Ocean Resort Villas
The St. Regis Princeville Resort
Koa Kea Hotel &; Resort
Grand Hyatt Kauai Hotel & Spa

Mid-Range Hotels
Hanalei Bay Resort
Hale Lani Bed & Breakfast
The Cliffs at Princeville – Oceanfront Realty
Wyndham Bali Hai Villas

Tent Camping
Anini Beach County Park
Haena Beach Park
Na Pali Coast State Park
YMCA of Kauai – Camp Naue

Ann is considered one of the most gifted and innovative writer/performers in the U.S. Her Ovation Award-winning solo show, Squeeze Box, was produced Off-Broadway by Mel Brooks. Ann received “Best Solo Performer” by the LA Weekly and SF Weekly for her current show, LOVELAND. Her personal essays have been featured on NPR, BBC, and PBS. She teaches and tours at Esalen, Kripalu and theaters throughout the country.

Ann is considered one of the most gifted and innovative writer/performers in the U.S. Her Ovation Award-winning solo show, Squeeze Box, was produced Off-Broadway by Mel Brooks. Ann received “Best Solo Performer” by the LA Weekly and SF Weekly for her current show, LOVELAND. Her personal essays have been featured on NPR, BBC, and PBS. She teaches and tours at Esalen, Kripalu and theaters throughout the country.

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SOLD OUT - Write Your Life: A Group Writing Retreat in Kauai
Jan
20
to Jan 27

SOLD OUT - Write Your Life: A Group Writing Retreat in Kauai

Join award-winning writer & performer Ann Randolph for 7 days of writing, creating, and outdoor adventures on Kauai’s breathtaking North Shore. A perfect retreat for those seeking to explore memoir, personal essay, solo performance, and self-expression in a spectacular setting.

This retreat is an invitation for you to discover your own unique and powerful story and the profound transformation that occurs in speaking it out loud. You'll learn how to trust your creative impulses, thus embracing all of who you are. By becoming the author of your own life and learning how to tell your own story, you will not only learn to craft your experience into a compelling narrative, but you will also unleash a sense of purpose in your life that you never thought possible. Ann Randolph creates a supportive, fun, and dynamic space in which to create - writing exercises, and experiential exercises

10 Beautiful Benefits of Coming to a Kauai Retreat

1. Get a jump-start on your memoir, solo show and generate new material.

2. Hike the world-famous Na Pali coastline.

3. Discover new ways to create spontaneously.

4. Swim in Hanalai Bay, named “Best Beach in America” by The Huffington Post and National Geographic.

5. Expand your range of self-expression and discover your uniquely powerful voice.

6. Experience the healing energy of the oldest of the Hawaiian islands.

7. Transform your “inner critic” into material.

8. Eat delicious locally-grown food.

9. Learn to craft your narrative in a compelling way.

10. Spend a week with the coolest people on the planet.

Tuition covers writing workshop, space rental and excursions, including an evening cook-out on the beach and guided hikes to secret beaches. In addition, there will be beautiful final night party and dinner in a lovely Kauai home. Fresh fruit, drinks and snacks will be served throughout the day.


ACCOMMODATION TIPS

Rent a House  If you’re looking for an inexpensive room, please check into AirBnB or VRBO.  Ann has stayed in numerous rooms and houses through this site and our Destination Manager can look into any site that you might be interested in.  Consider getting friends together and sharing a house.

Luxury Hotels
The Westin Princeville Ocean Resort Villas
The St. Regis Princeville Resort
Koa Kea Hotel &; Resort
Grand Hyatt Kauai Hotel & Spa

Mid-Range Hotels
Hanalei Bay Resort
Hale Lani Bed & Breakfast
The Cliffs at Princeville – Oceanfront Realty
Wyndham Bali Hai Villas

Tent Camping
Anini Beach County Park
Haena Beach Park
Na Pali Coast State Park
YMCA of Kauai – Camp Naue

Ann is considered one of the most gifted and innovative writer/performers in the U.S. Her Ovation Award winning solo show, Squeeze Box, was produced Off Broadway by Mel Brooks. Ann received “Best Solo Performer” by the LA Weekly and SF Weekly for her current show, LOVELAND. Her personal essays have been featured on NPR, BBC, and PBS. She teaches and tours at Esalen, Kripalu and theaters throughout the country.

Ann is considered one of the most gifted and innovative writer/performers in the U.S. Her Ovation Award winning solo show, Squeeze Box, was produced Off Broadway by Mel Brooks. Ann received “Best Solo Performer” by the LA Weekly and SF Weekly for her current show, LOVELAND. Her personal essays have been featured on NPR, BBC, and PBS. She teaches and tours at Esalen, Kripalu and theaters throughout the country.

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SHARING YOUR LIFE STORY: FROM THE PAGE TO THE STAGE
Nov
4
to Nov 9

SHARING YOUR LIFE STORY: FROM THE PAGE TO THE STAGE

A week-long workshop at Esalen Institute. Tickets are limited. 

This is an invitation for you to discover your own unique and powerful story and the profound transformation that occurs when you speak it out loud. You’ll learn how to trust your creative impulses, thus embracing all of who you are. By becoming the author of your own life and learning how to tell your own story, you will not only learn to craft your experience into a compelling narrative, but you will also unleash a sense of purpose in your own life that you never thought possible.

REGISTER NOW

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