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.


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:

  • $265.00 CAD includes Friday dinner and weekend lunches

  • To register contact

  • Accommodation offered on site at Sun Door Yoga

Things to Consider:

Traveling by Ferry: It’s expected that this will be a busy weekend for BC Ferries. We encourage a ferry reservation from the mainland to Vancouver Island. Please note that Denman Island and Hornby Island ferries do not take reservations but in high season they make more frequent trips than are listed online. Please allow for extra time in case there is a ferry line up.

Pick up at Ferry Terminal: If you are arriving on foot, we can arrange for someone from our team to pick you up at the Hornby Island ferry terminal.

Accommodation at Sun Door Yoga: If you need accommodation on Hornby Island, please connect with Diane at Sun Door Yoga. There are different accommodation options to choose from and meals are available if arranged ahead of time.

Hornby Island Music Festival: This incredible local festival takes place from August 1st-10th. If it interests you to take part after workshop hours, please visit the festival website for schedule and ticket information.

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.

Daily Schedule

Friday August 2nd

4:00 pm – 4:30 pm – Arrive at Sun Door

4:30 pm – 6:00 pm – Welcome activities and introductions

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

7:30 pm – Free time

Saturday August 3rd

8:00 am– 9:00 am – Arrive and settle in 

9:00 am – 12:30 pm — Workshop

12:30 pm – 1:30 pm– Lunch provided 

1:30 pm - 4:00 pm — Workshop

4:00 pm – Free time

Sunday August 4th

8:30 am – 9:00 am  – Arrive and settle in

9:00 am-12:00 pm – Workshop

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm – Lunch provided

1:00 pm -3:00 pm – Workshop

3:00 pm– 4:00 pm – Wrap-Up and Closure