Writers‘ Retreat | Pilot | 13-17 September 2021

A residential writers‘ retreat in the Dojo-Haus in the middle of a village in the middle of nature in the Belgian Eifel. This September 2021 retreat is a pilot on personal invitation only.

The main purpose is for linguistic researchers to get writing – or similar – done in an intensive getaway retreat. The second purpose is to use this experience as a pilot for a writers’ retreat formula. This formula is an idea that emerged between Sarah Haas and Greet De Baets a few months ago. To be honest, it is an idea that has popped up in the MULTIPLES research center writers’ group as well. In short, the formula comprises three pillars: writer development, wellbeing and body-mind integration.

Dojo-Saal

Room for writing, breaks and body-mind integration

🙏 COVID-19 😷 You are welcome if you are not at risk and if you are not a risk. 🙏

  • 🏡 Dojo-Haus, Weiherstraße 2, 4780 RECHT (St. Vith), Belgium
  • 📅 Earliest arrival Monday 13 September 2021 at 16:00
  • 📅 Latest departure Friday 17 September 2021 at 10:00

This pilot retreat is a once in a lifetime opportunity, because the Dojo-Haus is for free. Some details:

  • 💰 Free stay.
  • 🥐 Breakfast and breaks with healthy snacks | €9.00 p.p. per day.
  • 🍽 Other food moments will happen ad hoc (enough opportunities around).
  • ☕ Coffee and tea courtesy of the Dojo-Haus. You may want to bring your preferred tea leaves or bag.
  • 🍹 Other drinks available in the house at a socially acceptable price.
  • ✒ Number of participants:
    • 🛏 If one person per room: 6
    • 🛏 If two people per room: 12
    • 🚿 Each room has an en suite bathroom and twin beds or two bunk beds.

💪 To do | Go to Apollo and register telewerkdagen in the calendar with the Dojo-Haus address in the comment. ✅ If that function is not available in your calendar, just notify your supervisor where you will be.

💪 To do | Bring along bath and bed linen for a single bed (mattress, pillow and duvet covers). 😴

💪 To do | Get in touch if you want to carpool (preferred) or need a pick-up/drop-off at the railway station of Verviers. 🚂

💪 To do | Bring a personal item along that you are willing to talk about. Make sure it is something really important to you, or a picture of it. It should be personal, i.e. no immediate link to your job. 🎁

➕ Add-on of 6/09/2021 💪 To do | Bring along a pair of hiking boots. We are in the Belgian Eifel after all. 🥾

➕ Add-on of 13/09/2021 💪 To do for future retreats | Bring along a pair of slippers for indoor use. 👡

➕ Add-on of 13/09/2021 💪 To do for future retreats | Bring along easy clothes. 👕

Questions? Worries? Suggestions? Contact Greet 📧 dojohaus@telenet.be 📱 0474 71 48 00

Writers‘ Retreat | Outline

Monday
  • 🙏 Welcome
  • 🏁 Introduction: ✒ writing retreat format + 🧠🦴 mind-body approach
  • 🍽
Tuesday
  • 🧠🦴 Morning mobilisation
  • 🥐
  • ✒ Writing slots + 🧠🦴 mind-body breaks
  • 🍽
  • ✒ Writing slots + 🧠🦴 mind-body breaks
  • 🍽
  • 🎁 Evening activity
Wednesday
  • 🧠🦴 Morning mobilisation
  • 🥐
  • ✒ Writing slots + 🧠🦴 mind-body breaks
  • 🍽
  • ✒ Writing slots + 🧠🦴 mind-body breaks
  • 🍽
Thursday
  • 🧠🦴 Morning mobilisation
  • 🥐
  • ✒ Writing slots + 🧠🦴 mind-body breaks
  • 🍽
  • ✒ Writing slots + 🧠🦴 mind-body breaks
  • 🍽
Friday
  • 🧠🦴 Morning mobilisation
  • 🥐
  • 👋 Saying goodbye