DescriptionWRITE & STAY in Ikaria and finish that book you have been dreaming of. Writing coach Joey Brown will organize your accommodation, daily meals, walks and visits to the most beautiful places in Ikaria. Writers residence is a combination of hours of concentrated writing, personal coaching and relaxing excursions. Choose the combination that suits you best:
- 7 Days Full Intensive
- 10 Days Semi Relaxing or
- 14 Days Full Lazy Relaxing.
WHERE TO STAYAccommodation is included - choose from these options: Cavos Bay Write & Stay at Cavos Bay, in the small village of Armenistis. Cavos Bay is a clean, friendly, family run hotel where you feel at home immediately. Cavos Bay is wonderfully quiet: the big terraces, the swimming pool, the lovely garden, the rooms … all have a magnificent view over the sea. Cavos Bay offers sound quality, and enough luxury for a relaxing stay. Dionysos Rooms Write & Stay at Dionysos Rooms, a small and friendly guesthouse in Kambos. It offers a big terrace and a breath taking view on the mountains and the sea. The owners Vasilis and Demetra welcome you warmheartedly. They make sure you’ll feel at home. Enjoy the delicious breakfast on their wide open terrace. The beach is only a 5 minutes walk. Ikarian Utopia, Cusco Studios Write&stay at Cusco studios, located at the village of Kambos, next to the port of Evdilos. They are built on a hill standing right above the beach of Kambos, on the edge of the village and they provide a magnificent view of the sea and the inland. The apartments are spacious with large shady verandas and equipped with all the facilities: kitchen equipment, tv set, air conditioning, wireless internet.
WHEN TO STAYBest season in Ikaria is from May 15 till July 15, and the month September. Beginning of April and towards the end of October the weather could turn out rather chilly and wet. But the winter months also have their beauty and charm, when the mountains are misty and when most houses have their fireplace working. July and August are the ‘crazy’ (busy & hot) months for Ikaria, and it will be more difficult to find the peace and silence you need. HOW TO BOOK Use the SEND INQUIRY button to contact Joey Brown or give her a call at +30 697 867 5508. As soon as she receives your request, she will send you more details for prices and accommodation. *Writers Residence in August: only on request. The same goes for the winter months which are not mentioned above.
Write to arrive in places that you have never left. For instance your own body… All the stories that you dream to write, are stored inside, buried under the soft surface of your skin. Dig them up, allow these stories to come to the surface and arrive in yourself as you have never arrived before.
WRITE & STAY in Ikaria and finish that book you have been dreaming of. Daily personal coaching. Choose any date between Apr 15 – July 15 and Sept 1 – Oct 15
: Joey Brown
Joey Brown, bookcoach
Joey Brown is a book coach, meditation facilitator, ghostwriter, entrepreneur, teacher of laughter yoga and the organiser of her own (silent) 'Inner Journey' writing retreats: Writing towards the Source. In 2013, after a long travel and a personal search, she started to live and work on the Greek island Ikaria, known for its stunning wild nature, healthy life, peace and harmony.
Joey guides you on your path to your inner self. Or in plain language: she helps you to discover your message and to get it out into the world.
"Writing is a process of wakening. It’s a matter of opening up to your inner wisdom, of opening your heart and eyes to what’s there”
WHAT TO EXPECT
You might compare Joey with a vacuum cleaner: She'll make sure that the dusty parts of your brains get the air and light they need and that you and your message get an honest chance to shine.
In Ikaria she's known as ‘the travelling book coach’; most of times she’ll take you to a magnificent place for a long walk and talk. Wherever she finds silence, she works and writes together with you: near a monastery, close to the beach, in the forest or high on top of the mountains. She’ll find for you the places that suit you best, so that you’ll feel safe to allow deep contact with yourself.
She’ll teach you to write from the heart, from your inner wisdom. She’ll guide you to ‘your source’, to the core of what really matters for you. What she want to start in you, is your process of awakening.
"Write what you need to write. Write down what really stirs and moves you. Write about what you need to do in this life."
STUDIES AND WORK
Joey studied English and Dutch literature and linguistics, took up a teaching job abroad, returned to work as a journalist and went back to teaching after some time. In her 'free' time she was active as a creative writing coach, editor, translator, ghostwriter and organiser and web writer for a major Literature Festival.
In 2010 she took a sabbatical year to travel - her personal Inner Journey. She felt an urgent need for silence, deep silence, the kind that rises up from your heart once your mind is still. This journey took her 3 years of travelling ... through Italy, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Ikaria and India. She never returned to her old life. The island Ikaria slowly but surely grew into her heart as her new ‘home’. And in 2013 she decided to stay ...
"My personal dream is to re-connect people to their own heart."
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