WRITING, enjoying healthy food, sipping divine wine, hiking, sunbathing, dancing ... this is in a nutshell what this writing retreat in Nas is all about.
Nas, where in ancient times the goddess Artemis had her temple, is the only artistic village in Ikaria that has a long history of hippies, camping out in the wild and nudism on the beach. In Nas you literally feel the freedom to be totally yourself, and to give expression to what and who you are; as a person, as a writer, as an artist. And of course, the energy and vigour of Artemis will help you through difficult moments in your writing process.
Writing coach Joey Brown will guide you step by step through the retreat. She’ll offer you daily individual coaching.
Every day starts and ends with a meditation and an invitation to write. In the evening there will be time for feedback, and/or sharing rounds. All the time in between morning and evening is yours!
This retreat is intended for writers with the serious intention of working and focusing on their story or project. There will be lots of writing time. You might just come with an idea or concept for a book: then the week might be spent to outline and structure the concept.
DATES AND PROGRAM
You’ll arrive with the morning or midday flight. The day of arrival is a day of relaxing. The first evening Joey will open the retreat with a short meditation and a shared group meal. Also the following days open and close with a meditation and some relaxation exercises. In the evening there will be time for general feedback and/or a sharing round. On the 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th day however, there’s no obligation to shared groups meals: you are free to eat wherever you want, in group, in pairs or on your own. The last evening we gather again around the big table for a shared group meal and a farewell party.
The 7 nights are from Thursday to Thursday (12 – 19 May) and Tuesday to Tuesday (13 – 20 September).
Please note: book your flight tickets in time and please take into account that you might have to stay the night in Athens. Direct flights from European countries other than Greece to Ikaria are non existent and immediate connection between flights is not always possible.
COACHING BY JOEY BROWN
Book coach Joey Brown will challenge and coach you. She’ll invite you to dive deep into your story, your book, your characters and … your own soul. Read more about Joey's approach on her personal page.
After registration she’ll send you an e-mail with some questions about your writing project. And in case you already have half a book finished, she’ll ask you for the manuscript, so that she can prepare some feedback and advice. Whatever stage of writing you are in, you’ll leave the island with a much clearer view on your writing process.
You’ll stay in the small village of Nas, the cradle of the goddess Artemis. You'll have your own room at IKAROS STUDIOS, a charming quiet house with large comfortable studios with sea view.
Every day breakfast and 4 evening meals (first, last and two nights of your choice) are included in the price. You'll be spoiled with local fresh products: goat cheese, olive oil, homemade red wine, meat, and locally produced honey. ‘Eat and drink with Dionysos’, they say in Ikaria. And here at Nas you might take that literally.
As a group we decide on the spot about our excursion. Joey will offer you several possibilities, such as visiting a vineyard, hiking in the mountains, a cooking lesson, a massage, a group lesson of yoga …
PRICES AND SUBSCRIPTION
- 765 EUR for 7 nights, shared room (per 2)
- 850 EUR for 7 nights, single room
Prices are 16% VAT exclusive
- 7 nights accommodation
- breakfast/brunch, coffee and tea
- 4 evening meals (first and last night, and 2 evenings of your choice)
- individual coaching on a daily base
Not included: travelling cost, travel insurance, 3 evening meals, transport from and to the airport, extra activities or excursions. For Airport transfer: send an e-mail to Joey and she’ll arrange everything for you.
To make sure that every writer will get lots of attention and coaching, the amount of participants will be limited to 12. Will you be one of twelve?
Writing retreat at the artistic village of Nas, on the Greek island Ikaria. Daily coaching by book coach Joey Brown: finish that book of your dreams!
: Joey Brown