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Writing Retreats at 
Phoenix Nest

ONE TO ONE WRITING RETREAT
AT PHOENIX NEST, NEAR BRIGHTON

Do you want some time out to dream, vision and write – and be nourished with delicious food in a cosy, vibrant environment? 

I would love to welcome to at PHOENIX NEST at Saltdean, near Brighton!

Come for a  tailor-made writing retreat to begin, complete or simply work on a writing project in a peaceful environment close to the South Downs and the sea.
 

One to One Writing Retreats can also include coaching session(s), bodywork, breathwork or massage, and/or bespoke ritual/ ceremony (for more info on this see here).
 

TO BOOK A FREE CALL TO CHAT ABOUT A PHOENIX NEST WRITING RETREAT click HERE


I look forward to connecting with you! 

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Mid-week non-residential Immersions & Retreats, 
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Why Join a Writing Retreat?

Whether you are a budding writer or have been writing all of your life, you are warmly welcome at Phoenix Nest!

Maybe you are pondering a new project, need to choose between several ideas, are keen to get over writer’s block, dig out an old draft and finally finish it or edit that tenth draft…. 

Anything you write, or plan to write, is welcome. And as a writing coach and an author of two published historic novels I am here to support you! 

I won’t read, edit or critique your work, but we will have space to explore any burning aspects of the process that come up for you, such as procrastination, writer’s block, too much material, difficulties completing, where to next etc. 

You will have plenty of time to write for yourself in a nourishing, comfortable environment and also receive individual attention from me in the form of coaching, and if wished, embodied tools such as ‘writing from the body’ exercises or a breathwork session. 

And of course, lots of informal chats!  

Phoenix Nest and the surrounding gentle hills of the South Downs and the sea are beautiful environments that will deeply nourish you. I can point you to local walks- horses, sheep and two llamas are just a short stroll away.

Phoenix Nest is in a col-de-sac and the South Downs path runs from the end of the road- and there are lovely places at the local beach. 

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An Example Day - two/three day
Writing Retreat

Day 1:

  • Arrival in the afternoon from 3pm

  • Orientation and settling in at Phoenix Nest and surrounding

  • Intro coaching session with me one to one- intentions for your time here, focus on your writing project or how to begin.

  • Dinner around 7pm

  • chilling out and, if you like, ‘ask the author’ informal chat re. writing, publishing etc

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Day 2 :

  • Breakfast (you help yourself from buffet)

  • Writing time, or however you would like to use the time

  • Brief check in around 10.30 am

  • Lunch around 1pm

  • Free time, more writing, walks, swims

  • Space for an extra bodywork/ massage/ breathwork or writing from the body session

  • Dinner 7pm

  • Informal chilling out, swim and sauna, sharing of writing etc 

Day 3:

  • Breakfast

  • Check out coaching session- including visioning- where to go from here

  • Lunch 

  • Leave afternoon by 3pm

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I have some flexibility with timings around lunch and dinner and can accommodate special food requirements. 

 
 

Practicalities

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I have several spaces for accommodation:

  1. ‘Octopus’–downstairs in the house, bedroom 1, southern facing, cosy- small double bed, desk.

  2. ‘Mermaid’ – upstairs in the house, bedroom 2- also southern facing, light, large double bed, desk

  3. Also my ‘Writing Cabin’ is available during the summer.  

If we were to do any bodywork/breathwork we will use the Temple/Cabin at the bottom of the garden- a  large (25square metres) quiet space, surrounded by  lush garden and beautiful views. 

There is a lovely spacious living room, decking and spaces in the garden to sit and a sauna you can use.

You can help yourself to breakfast and we will have lunch and dinner together (unless otherwise wished). Food is usually home cooked vegetarian, and I cater for food intolerances and special requirements

 

PRICE:

Writing retreats are £777

Additional nights, bodywork or extra coaching sessions can be arranged. 

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TO BOOK A FREE CALL TO CHAT ABOUT A PHOENIX NEST WRITING RETREAT click HERE

 

*NEW* Join us for a one to one Winter Writing Retreat
at Phoenix Nest!  

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"Thank you for this wonderful opportunity to dive deep into my writing these past

few days. I've written more in these two and a half 

days than I ever have before.
 

Your food is incredible, your flexibility as a hostess and the lovely mermaid room contributed to a meaningful and prolific time here. ' 
Sian Johnson,  Somatic Sex Therapist

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About Writing Retreats at Phoenix Nest

WELCOME to Phoenix Nest!

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Offers

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Phoenix Nest Retreats & Immersions

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Sian Johnson, Sex Therapist 

What people say about Writing Retreats ...

I feel so much more calm, peaceful and energised. The energy here has inspired many chapters for my book. Eva is s lovely and welcoming and the food is delicious.’ 

Kirsty Yogini, yoga teacher

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Thank you for this wonderful opportunity to dive deep into my writing these past few days. I’ve written more in these two and a half days than I ever have before.

 

Your food is incredible, your flexibility as a hostess and the lovely mermaid room contributed to a meaningful and prolific time here.’

‘Thank you for everything. I’ve felt very held while I have stayed in your beautiful home, it has been medicine for my writers soul.’