Cosy Writing Retreat in Nature

Cosy Writing Retreat in Nature

Cosy Writing Retreat in Nature


Get it written…start writing…finish writing…mull over what to write…or just be around writing, nature and like-minded new friends!

Immerse yourself in words and nature! Get more done on your current writing project, begin or finish that novel, article, essay, or 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 Melbourne CBD, yet a world away from the bustle!


Friday 7th June 7 pm– Monday 10 June 5 pm (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 a lovely lush fern-lined river that borders the property and thousands of acres of forest and plenty of time to reflect/write.

To book:

More info:

Questions: or 0407 650026

Limited to only 5 people! Public transport pickups are available.

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 light globes!


Phoenix Arrien is a published writer, Somatic Therapist and nature immerser. She has written and edited books, contributed to anthologies, and 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 rainforested mountains and rivers of the Upper Yarra Valley.

To book:

More info:

Questions: or 0407 650026


‘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 testimonials 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.

To book:

More info:

Questions: or 0407 650026


21 May 2024


08:00 - 18:00

Local Time

  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: 20 - 21 May 2024
  • Time: 18:00 - 04:00



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