Elephant Rock Retreats combine the transformative powers of writing, yoga, and art in breathtaking natural settings. The aim of the retreats? To "peer over the edge of doubt," something Romantic poet John Keats saw as a creative imperative. From this belief, Keats developed his intriguing and freeing theory of "Negative Capability," or the capacity to see the unexpected, to perceive unlimited possibility. Elephant Rock retreats explore this theory through extraordinary writing exercises designed to help writers dissolve unseen barriers and to free their authentic voices. Retreats are ideal for breathing life into a writing project or starting a fresh one. Or for overcoming writer's block and rediscovering your fierce original voice.
All are welcome, regardless of previous experience with writing or yoga or art. Beginners will find a safe haven in which to experiment, and experienced writers and yogis will find a refreshingly challenging environment in which to push through blocks and reach new levels of insight. Retreats are facilitated by Jeannine Ouellette, award-winning creative essayist, author, and editor with two decades of writing and teaching experience, including ten years of Waldorf teaching. View her blog here. Yoga sessions are led by experienced, certified yoga instructors who are inspired by and aligned with the Elephant Rock mission. Elephant Rock is a member of the Association of Writers and Writing Programs.