Friday, April 26 – Monday, April 29, 2019
Mavens’ Haven, Lucile, ID
With Tracey Kindall

Receive an entire weekend of support for your writing project at beautiful Mavens’ Haven on the Salmon River.

* Take an entire weekend just to write.
* Propel your message onto the page.
* Jump start your book, article, blog, or channel of inspiration.
* Be inspired by sessions on resistance, creativity, and purpose.
* Get specific help with creative tangles.
* Ask for fresh perspectives on your writing.
* Seek advice on overcoming specific challenges.
* Receive support from other writers.

Haven Spring flowersUse the support of the group and sacred space of Mavens’ Haven to access your deep and personal well of inspiration. Also called intuitive mind, wild mind, mythic mind, right brain, indigenous wisdom, and imagination~ this well holds all the resources you need to create.

We are committed to helping you access your unique inspiration, clarity, & purpose.

img-5403We get it. We write ourselves every day. We are each working on our own book, learning from the common themes of resistance, blocks, uncertainty, finding time, and surrender to the process. We understand being motivated by the unquestioning desire to write and create.

Be supported this weekend with optional sessions of yoga asana, meditation, and sauna. Use the spring warmth of Mavens’ Haven and Lucile to walk and find inspiration. Receive healthy homemade meals, time to reflect, and best of all, quiet time to write.

Special Bonus: meals by published author Darcy Williamson, happy to share easy tips about self-publishing your books.

We’ll open Friday at noon with introductions, agreements, and lunch. The weekend will proceed with short group sessions on writing and creativity followed by dedicated individual time just to write. Renée and Tracey will be available throughout the weekend for focused one-on-one feedback, discussion, and editing.

The retreat will conclude Monday lunch.   See special add-on options to remain for personal writing time and/or receive further support. Leave with a plan, structures, and accountability from the cohort. See full working itinerary below.

Guests are encouraged to arrive Thursday evening for no extra charge. Otherwise please arrive Friday by 11:30 am Mountain Standard Time.

river wagonRetreat fee of $395 includes private accommodation and all meals Friday breakfast through Monday lunch. View accommodations here. The weekend will be nourished by homemade meals using the stored bounty of the Haven and 7U Ranch in Lucile.

Additional nights: $50/night
With meals: $85/night
Ongoing project support available

To hold your accommodation, please send the following and a $50 deposit to PO Box 2115, McCall, 83638, drop off at Renée’s office at 337 Deinhard Lane, or click here to pay on Square.

42482963_1903464356378801_1646958346986586112_oRetreat Registration Form

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Early Bird Bonus

Register by March 31 and stay Monday night. Imagine sinking into an extra day, writing those additional pages, and more deeply habituating your commitment to writing.

Working Itinerary



12:00 Begin Retreat
1:00 Lunch
2:00 Sharing writing project pitches and requests
4:00 Walking and movement break~ get to know the Haven and Lucile
5:30 Optional yoga asana and meditation—downstairs
6:30 Dinner
8:00 Your Elusive, Creative Genius by Elizabeth Gilbert and discussion
9:00 Guided meditation and shavasana
9:30 Quiet time

7:00 Waking bell
7:45 Optional yoga asana and meditation
8:30-9:30 Breakfast
10:00 Leaning into resistance or blocks
10:30 Writing Time
1:00 Lunch
2:15 Learning from resistance or blocks
3:00 Writing Time
5:30 Optional yoga asana and meditation
6:30 Dinner
7:30 Get Clarity: feedback, troubleshooting, or workshop
9:00 Sauna hot

7:00 Waking bell
7:45 Optional yoga asana and meditation
8:30-9:30 Breakfast
10:00 Identifying Purpose
10:30 Writing Time
1:00 Lunch
2:15 Discussion topic group choice
3:00 Writing Time
5:30 Optional yoga asana and meditation or dancing
6:30 Dinner
7:30 Get Clarity: feedback, troubleshooting, or workshop
9:00 Sauna hot


7:00 Waking bell
7:45 Optional yoga asana and meditation
8:30-9:30 Breakfast
10:00 Closing topics: support structures and accountability
11:00 Writing and walking time
1:00 Lunch and closing


Renée brings a blend of perspectives as an educator, therapist, and coach. She offers courses, retreats, community-building events and 1-renee-1st-edit-6001.jpgcelebrations with Luminaire. Her facilitator training is with Authentic World San Francisco and the Integral Center Boulder.  Currently she is working on a writing and community presentation project based on Henry David Thoreau. 2019 brings her sixth year of offering retreats at the Haven.




Tracey is a dedicated teacher and guide who loves sharing her knowledge and passion with others, particularly when it relates to story and creativity. For the past 10 years, Tracey has served as the director of the McCall Arts and Humanities Council, where she acts as a relentless advocate for the power of imagination and develops programs that support individual creativity. While helping community members “flex their imaginations,” Tracey also writes extensively to share MAHC’s story and work. Tracey enjoys creative writing, as well. She has written two short plays that were produced at the Seven Devils Playwright Conference in McCall, enjoys writing poetry, and is currently working on a novel. She holds an MS in Folklore Studies from the University of Oregon and has been engaged in a life-long love affair with myth. She regularly teaches mythology classes for adults and children and will be presenting at BSU’s Osher Institute this spring.