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.

BEND workshop

(March 9-11, 2018)

A new workshop located in the heart of downtown Bend, official programming will be all day Saturday and a half day on Sunday, with an optional meet and greet celebration Friday evening for those in town early. It will include coached running by Lauren Fleshman, a deep dive into wild writing with acclaimed teacher Laurie Wagner of 27 Powers, expert in finding your most authentic writing voice, and a nutrition talk by NYT best selling cookbook author, Elyse Kopecky. This weekend workshop will provide awesome programming within a smaller time commitment at a more economical price point than our other retreats in 2018, and will give guests the flexibility to arrange their own accommodation to fit their needs and budget.

More information and registration coming soon.

Teachers attending: Lauren Fleshman, Laurie Wagner, and Elyse Kopecky


CALDERA

(May 25-28, 2018)

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. Limited to ~30-40 participants. 

More information and application window coming soon.

Teachers attending:

Lauren Fleshman

Marianne Elliot

Julia Hanlon

 

EAST COAST (dETAILS COMING SOON)

(Late September, 2018)

An all-inclusive women's retreat for runners who write and writers who run. Participants will be coached through a workout by Lauren Fleshman, and be supported in daily runs in beautiful places. 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.

More information and application window coming soon.

Teachers attending:

Lauren Fleshman

Marianne Elliot

Julia Hanlon