Rosendal Wellness Writing Retreat

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Have you ever considered writing as a form of therapy? Writing can be a powerful tool for healing, as it allows us to express ourselves freely, connect with our emotions and memories, and make sense of our experiences. If you’re looking for a safe and supportive environment to explore your writing and uncover your inner thoughts, the Rosendal Wellness Writers Retreat might be just what you need.

Set in the picturesque town of Rosendal in the Eastern Free State, this retreat offers a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in nature, community, and creativity. You’ll stay in comfortable and cozy accommodation, enjoy delicious meals, and participate in various writing sessions designed to inspire and challenge you. Whether you’re an experienced writer or a beginner, the retreat will help you tap into your creativity, find your voice, and write from the heart.

Writing for the Heart and Soul

The wellness writing retreat is centred around the theme of “Writing for the Heart and Soul,” which reflects the belief that writing is not just a technical skill, but a personal and emotional expression of ourselves. Through a series of workshops and exercises, you’ll explore your thoughts and feelings through writing.

Activities in the Area

One of the highlights of the retreat is the Holkrans Sunset Experience, which takes place on Saturday evening. This unique outdoor activity allows you to witness the breathtaking beauty of the sunset while engaging in a short writing exercise. You’ll have the opportunity to reflect, connect with the natural world, and appreciate the power of mindfulness and meditation.

The retreat agenda is carefully crafted to balance writing sessions with free time for relaxation, exploration, and socialising. You’ll have the chance to explore the charming town of Rosendal, visit local restaurants and galleries, or simply unwind in the peaceful surroundings. You’ll also have the opportunity to participate in an optional morning walk on Sunday, which will give you a chance to stretch your legs and enjoy the scenery.

Book Your Spot

The retreat price includes all meals, accommodation, a goodie bag, and three writing sessions. If you require transport, you can opt for the return transport from Fourways, Johannesburg, at an additional cost. To secure your spot, you’ll need to pay a 50% non-refundable deposit. The retreat dates are from Friday 19th March to Sunday 21st March, 2023.

The Rosendal Wellness Writers Retreat is an exceptional opportunity to connect with your inner writer, explore your creativity, and immerse yourself in a supportive and nurturing environment. Whether you’re looking to start journaling, try your hand at poetry, or simply discover the joy of writing, this retreat will provide you with the inspiration, and community you need to succeed. Don’t miss out on this life-changing experience – book book your spot


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A fifty-something woman who is passionate about living authentically and writing. Author of Coming Out Coming Home.


Susan Rabenowitz · April 11, 2023 at 5:54 am

Will you be offering other dates during the year? Cost?

    karen · April 11, 2023 at 8:14 am

    Hi Susan,

    We will likely have another retreat around November, between R5k and R6k, depending on the accommodation.

Brenton · July 18, 2023 at 4:57 pm

Hi Karen. Did you ever do a retreat on 29 June 2000 between Montague and Ladysmith. Called the writing healer. Thank you so much

    karen · July 19, 2023 at 8:13 am

    Hi Brenton, no, I didn’t, but it sounds awesome. Were you there?

Ilze · January 7, 2024 at 12:55 pm

Any retreats for 2024?

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