Wilder Running and Writing Retreats utilize running, writing, storytelling, yoga, humor, coaching, and the beauty of the outdoors to inspire creative and physical courage. We aim to stretch ourselves with the help of teachers, learn from the work of other participants, and fill ourselves up with fresh air, big trees, rushing water, good food, laughter, and a mixture of community and solitude. A wilder approach to running and writing will help fuel confidence and purpose in the work we do at home for ourselves and our community.

CALDERA (Women)

(May 26-29, 2017)

An all-inclusive women's retreat for runners who write and writers who run, nestled inside a beautiful volcanic caldera with one of the bluest lakes in North America, fed by underground streams. Participants will run trails among the geologic effects of volcanism and forest regeneration, led by Lauren Fleshman. They will also practice wilder writing and creative courage with the guidance of author, activist, and teacher Marianne Elliott. Yoga and mindfulness will be led by Julia Hanlon, creator of Running on Om podcast. This retreat will be similar to the 2016 inaugural Wilder retreat in it's curriculum. Limited to ~30 participants. 

Read more about this retreat and apply.

Teachers attending:

Lauren Fleshman

Marianne Elliot

Julia Hanlon

 

CALDERA (Women and Men)

(August 25-28, 2017)

An all-inclusive men's and women's combined retreat for runners who write and writers who run, nestled inside a beautiful volcanic caldera with one of the bluest lakes in North America, fed by underground streams. Participants will run trails among the geologic effects of volcanism and forest regeneration, led by Lauren Fleshman. The curriculum will combine running with writing workshops led by creative living pioneer, author, and teacher Jennifer Louden. Susanna Spies of Comedy Playground uses interactive comedy to helping us break down our creative barriers and connect with others. Yoga and mindfulness will be led by Erin Taylor of Jasyoga.

Read more about this retreat and apply.

Teachers attending:

Lauren Fleshman

Jennifer Louden

Erin Taylor

Susanna Spies