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Yoga & Writing Retreats

Writing retreats on Lake Atitlan, GuatemalaGuatemala Retreats are held at Villa Sumaya, a retreat center near the Mayan village of Santa Cruz on the shores of Lake Atitlan.

The Yoga studio, dining hall and all of the guest rooms feature stunning views of the lake and surrounding volcanos. The Yoga studio features hard-wood floors and bay windows.

Retreat Dates: August 6-13, 2011
Cost: $1700

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Writing retreats in Yelapa MexicoMexico Retreats are hosted at the secluded Los Naranjos retreat center, in the fishing village of Yelapa. Isolated by the Sierra Madres, this village is accessible only by boat. No roads, no cars, no phones. Dinner by candlelight! Waterfalls, river trails, jungle, mountains, beaches, and snorkeling.

Retreat Dates: Temporarily on hold

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writing retreats in Western Massachusetts

Massachusetts retreats are held at Stump Sprouts retreat center in the Berkshires.

Retreats are scheduled in the Fall to maximise fall colors.

Wonderful views, great food, and cozy Yoga studio.

Retreat Dates: Sept 29-Oct 2, 2011
Cost: $685 ($625 prior to 8/1/11)

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writing retreats in TexasTexas retreats are held at the Margaret Austin retreat center located between Houston and Austin. The facilities are set in the rolling hills near Brenham, over-looking pastures, & woods. great facilities for yoga.

Retreat Dates: May 17-20, 2012
Cost: $685 ($645 prior to 3/17/12)
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Yoga & Writing Retreat vacationsCharles MacInerney has lead over 40 Yoga & Writing retreats since 1997, at retreat centers throughout Texas, Massachusetts, Costa Rica, Mexico and Guatemala. He has written for numerous publications, including the Yoga Journal.

Charles is a certified Amherst Writers & Artists writing workshop leader and is registered with the Yoga Alliance E-RYT 500 (their highest level of recognition). He is the founder of Expanding Paradigms, through which he offers a newsletter with over 8000 subscribers. His personal yoga web-site gets over 800 visitors a day. In addition, Charles is an accomplished public speaker and trainer. He offers workshops on peak performance, stress management, and creativity, including a Key Note on Improving Creativity at the 3M Innovators Banquet, SXSW, and numerous other conferences, corporations, and government agencies.

For his retreats in Guatemala, Massachusetts and Texas, Charles co-leads with Patricia Lewis, an award winning poet, and primary trainer for AWA Writing workshop leadership training. Students are welcome to journal, write fiction, memoir, poetry, and flow of counsciousness. Structure will be provided for the writing exercises, but students are invited to disregard any suggestions and write what comes.

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