Victoria, Australia


Cosy Winter Writing Retreat (Sales Closed Retreat Full)

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07 Jun

Cosy Winter Writing Retreat (Sales Closed Retreat Full)

June 7 @ 5:00 pm - June 10 @ 5:00 pm

Nature Immersion Inspiration Creativity

Get it written…


Sales Closed Retreat Full!!!

                                                                      Creativity Relaxation Fun Writing

Immerse yourself in words and nature! Get more done on your current writing project, begin or finish that novel, article, essay, writing piece or find inspiration for something new. Move through a block or simply hang out in inspiring nature to doodle or reflect with people who love writing, in a lovely place.

Enjoy a riverside bush property in the beautiful mountains, forests and rivers of the Upper Yarra Valley, Vic, only 1.5hrs from Melb CBD, yet a world away from bustle! 

When: 7pm Frid 7 June–5pm Monday 10 June 2024 (Kings Birthday Long Weekend)

Price: Full $490 /Conc $390                

Included in the weekend: own bedroom, group & individual writing facilitation and exercises, helpful discussions, optional non-judgemental feedback, optional workshopping of material, endless tea & coffee, access to thousands of acres of forest and plenty of time to reflect/write.

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Limited to only 5 people! Public transport pick ups available. If needed it is only 5 mins to live music at a rustic pub or 20 mins to great cafes or don’t emerge from the tranquil forest cocoon at all!

 Emerge with refreshed & revitalized creativity, understanding and love for writing & the journey. Sleep in or work all night in your own bedroom, enjoy delicious meals, walk around inspiring nature, soar with the birds or burrow with the wombats and find support in facilitated moments that turn on those creative lightglobes!

Phoenix Arrien is a published writer, Somatic Therapist and nature immerser. She has written and edited books, contributed to anthologies, provided web content, blogs, articles and newsletters. 

Phoenix has taught writing short courses at Monash and Victoria Universities and finds plenty of creative inspiration where she lives and works in the wild tall tree rainforest mountains of the Yarra Valley. 




I just wanted to thank you for a wonderful writing retreat on the weekend.I was pleasantly surprised by what came out of it for me and it gave me new confidence and greater clarity on my book and exactly how to use certain topics, especially how best to incorporate my own story. I’m so glad I stayed until the end as that is where I found the gold thread that will tie my book together. Thank you so much for all your thoughts, ideas and opinions. I learnt so much from you…’ – Nancy Karin

‘I am now in such a more relaxed and connected space. The workshop helped me re-connect with both myself and my writer self, restore confidence in my abilities and help better integration of left and right brain.‘ Julia Heaiter

‘Thanks for a wonderful writing weekend. I came away refreshed and motivated full of inspiration, earger to write, write, write….’ – Marion McGill

‘Clarity…different perspectives and approaches…sharing ideas with fellow writers…the Stormy Night group story process…I needed this all so much.’  -Dianne Millet

‘Great weekend, thanks very much. Many insights including the writing process and how to break it down into achievable goals. Encouraging…and the Location, Location, Location!‘ – Jen Roberts,

‘Encouragement to continue and persist…looking at things in a new way.’ – Betty Caplan

A few of the testimonals from Phoenix’s published writing: 

“Hi Phoenix, The Guide has just been printed and looks great. Thanks for all your help with the project. Much appreciated!”
M. Davis, Burnham House Publishing

“Just to let you know I really loved your story … it’s so well-written and really took me there. Excellent job.”
T. Ali, Feature Editor, Women’s Health

“Just got a letter from a reader who said ‘… thank you so much for the article about Shiatsu – ‘it saved my husband’s life’ (he was suicidal because of his health and sadness). Now he’s getting more treatments and life is looking better. Wow!! What a letter!! Just wanted to let you know that you have made a HUGE lifesaving difference!!
” – Olivia Richardson, (former) Australian Natural Health Editor

“We … had a copy of this issue of Bear Deluxe with your article circulating around the office about a month or two ago, and all that I spoke to about it agreed it’s a really well-written article that provides a great insight to the issue, particularly for people who aren’t immediately familiar with the issues you’re writing about. Great stuff.
” – Liam White, The Wilderness Society Inc.

Cancellation policy for this workshop: Refundable – less 15% admin/bank fees if cancelled more than 60 days before the workshop or 50% refundable less admin/banking fees less than 60 but more than 30 days before the workshop begins. No refund 30 days before the workshop begins, during or after the workshop.

Event Details

Date: June 7 @ 5:00 pm - June 10 @ 5:00 pm
Time: 5:00 pm - 5:00 pm