Movement & Writing from
the Inside Out

August 2 – 4, 2019

Sun Door Yoga, Hornby Island BC

Join Darcy McMurray and Kristen Berg on beautiful Hornby Island and take the time to explore new approaches to creative expression in a supportive environment.

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During this weekend retreat we will explore ways to open our minds and bodies to inspire and connect to our innate creative power. We will learn gentle movement practices that encourage freedom, awareness and energy flow throughout the body.

From this place of openness, we will write freely without judgement, allowing our stories to spring from a grounded and embodied source.

Each day will involve movement, writing and sharing, as we practice listening to and expressing our creative voices.

All fitness levels welcome. Each movement will be tailored to all levels of strength and flexibility.

No previous writing experience required. This workshop is about opening up, taking risks and learning something about ourselves as we invite a practice of self-expression into our daily lives. 

Expect to play, dig deep, be uplifted and embody freedom by the end of the weekend!

About the Instructors:

Kristen Berg is a writer, teacher and mother. She hosts a creative writing practice Around the Table in her home in San Francisco. With a background in community development, she is passionate about bringing people together to connect over the transformative power of storytelling and creative expression.

Darcy McMurray is a professional dancer, choreographer, Pilates instructor trainer and owner of Full Circle Studio in Vancouver.  She has been a movement educator for the past twenty years, integrating Pilates, yoga, dance and somatics into her practice. Darcy’s extensive knowledge of anatomy and injury rehabilitation, combined with her passion for movement brings both mindfulness and joy to the experience of embodiment.

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Registration Information:

Things to Consider:

Ferry Schedule: Expect to wait. It’s OK if you cannot attend Friday evening welcome.

Carpooling: Travel with friends if possible. Fewer cars means shorter wait time.

Pick up at Ferry Terminal: Someone from our team can pick you up at Shingle Spit.

Accommodation on Hornby Island: Sun Door is recommended and available for all of your accommodation needs. Other sites book up quickly, so make arrangements as soon as you can.

What to Expect:

This workshop is about opening up, taking risks and learning something about ourselves as we invite a practice of self-expression into our daily lives.

Expect to be engaged, to be playful and to challenge yourself in a safe and judgement free environment.

Each day will offer opportunities for self-reflection, sharing and learning meaningful practices you can carry into your everyday lives.

What to Bring: Notebook and pen, water bottle, comfortable clothing you can move in.

All fitness levels welcome. Each movement will be gentle and tailored to all levels of strength and flexibility.

No previous writing experience required.  You only need to bring a willingness to be honest and share your authentic self.

Tentative Daily Schedule

Friday Schedule – Welcome and Introductions

4:00 – 4:30 – Arrive at Sun Door

4:30 – 6:00 – Welcome exercises

6:00 – 7:30  – Dinner provided  on-site

7:30 – Enjoy Hornby Music Festival

Saturday Schedule – Learning new skills

8:00 – 9:00 – Arrive and settle in 

9:00 – 10:30 – Movement

10:30 – 11:00 – Break

11:00 – 12:30 – Writing

12:30 – 1:30 – Lunch provided 

1:30 – 2:30 – Movement

2:30 – 3:00 – Break

3:00 – 4:00 – Writing

4:00 – Enjoy Hornby Island and the Music Festival

Sunday Schedule – Risk Taking and Integrating Practice

8:00 – 9:00  – Arrive and settle in

9:00 -12:00 – Safely Taking Risks 

12:00 – 1:00 – Lunch provided

1:00 -3:00 – Integration of practice

3:00 – 4:00 – Wrap-Up and Closure

4:00 – Enjoy Hornby Island and the Music Festival