Wild Wonder Retreat

Wild Writing + finding wonder in Taos, New Mexico

WITH LAURIE WAGNER
& ANDREA SCHER

Explore Taos with us!

April 16th-21st, 2023 

Join the renowned Wild Writing teacher Laurie Wagner, and Andrea Scher,  the author of Wonder Seeker, for a week of deep creativity, joyful exploring and curated wonder-filled experiences in Taos, New Mexico.

Taos is a rich place for creativity, personal transformation and deep connection to your spirit.

We will be writing, walking, making art and sharing stories. If you’d like to feed your artist heart, this is the place to go!

We’ve been dreaming of Taos.

It’s been a dream of ours take our work to Taos, New Mexico, the Land of Enchantment. It’s a rugged and gorgeous country with big skies, and sunrises and sunsets that you won’t believe. The light is astounding in New Mexico.

We’ll also be staying at the famed Mabel Dodge Luhan House, a gorgeous retreat center established in the 1920’s as a creative salon for artists and thinkers such as Georgia O’Keeffe, Willa Cather, Ansel Adams, Emma Goldman, and Alfred Stieglitz. The place has big history, each room is different and the food it out of this world.

https://www.mabeldodgeluhan.com

HERE ARE ALL THE DETAILS IN ONE PLACE:

Dates:
Sunday, April 16th – Friday, April 21st, 2023
(5 nights at the famed Mabel Dodge Luhan) 

Your investment:
$3,100 (small, gorgeous private room)

$3,300 (larger, private room)

The price above includes:
-Lodging for 5 nights at Mabel Dodge Luhan
-Breakfast and lunch each day
-Two group dinners
-Wild Writing, art-making, yoga + other creative lessons

Deposit:
$500 (non-refundable deposit to secure your spot!) 

Space limited to 19 lovely peeps. 
Nab your spot soon. This will sell out!

WE HOPE YOU CAN COME!

Only 19 spots available
A non-refundable $500 deposit is required to hold your spot.

HOW TO REGISTER

Click one of the buttons below to pay your $500 non-refundable deposit + secure your spot! (You will either register for a smaller private room at $3,100 or a larger room at $3,300)

PLEASE NOTE: Registration button will take you to Laurie’s site to complete payment of non-refundable deposit.

P.S. Got more questions? Feel free to reach out to me by emailing me here: andrea@andreascher.com

YOU WILL COME AWAY WITH: 

  • A Wild Writing practice: A way to tell the truth on the page. It’s one part creative practice, one part healing practice. If you know it, you already love it. If you don’t know it, you’re in for a treat. (Led by Laurie) 
  • A camera (or phone!) full of glorious colors + amazing images: And an ability to find wonder everywhere. (Photo walks + portrait lessons led by Andrea.)
  • A wonderful textile project that we will work on everyday that Andrea will lead.
  • 18 new friends for adventure + support + connection: We will create a gorgeous little tribe for the week. We trust that the right constellation of people will show up for a really magical time.
  • An invitation to be healed by the magical light in Taos.
  • A personal portrait during the magic hour by Andrea
  • A creative adventure where you get to learn, grow, play and explore. We can’t wait to be with you!

About Your Guides

Laurie Wagner

Laurie Wagner has been publishing books and essays, and teaching writing for the last 25 years. She is a process guru and has a genius for holding space, helping people unzip what’s inside of them, and get ink on the page.

A creative brain-stormer, she specializes in out of the box ways to tell your stories. Her Wild Writing classes are the cornerstone of her live work. She teaches weekly, small groups, and also hosts The Wild Family, a large group of writers from around the world who write together weekly. She is the author of Living Happily Ever After: Couples Talk about Long Term Love, and Expectations: 30 Women Talk about Becoming a Mother. 

Andrea Scher

Andrea Scher, CPCC is an author, artist and life coach whose work is driven by her belief in the transformative power of creativity for joy and wellbeing. For nearly two decades, through her award-winning blog Superhero Journal, her Creative Superheroes podcast, and her bestselling e-courses, Andrea has thrilled others with their own power to find magic all around them.

Andrea has led thousands of women through her signature course Mondo Beyondo as well as dozens of other courses over the past 15 years.

Her new book, Wonder Seeker: 52 Ways to Wake up Your Creativity and Find Your Joy (HarperCollins) straddles the world of creativity and mindfulness – playfully inspiring readers to live more vibrant lives full of presence, joy and connection.

FAQS

How do I get there?

The closest airport to Mabel Dodge Luhan is Albuquerque. The airport is approximately 3 hours drive to Taos. Everyone is in charge of their own transport to the retreat center. We are happy to help you coordinate with other participants to share car rentals or shuttles.

By RENTAL CAR: Enterprise Rent-A-Car at (575) 758-5553 with discount code L34D109. One-way reservations accepted.

By PLANE: Albuquerque airport is a 3 hour drive to Taos. Santa Fe airport is a 1 hour 15 minutes drive to Taos. Denver airport is 5-6 drive to Taos.

Do I need to be a writer to attend the workshop?

Not at all! We love introducing beginners to the Wild Writing process. It’s accessible and fun and you will likely leave wanting more!

What is included in the retreat cost?

5 nights of lodging (including breakfast and lunch every day) as well as two group dinners together.

Also included in the retreat cost is yoga, art-making supplies, a Wonder workshop and Wild Writing each day. 

What is not included in the retreat cost?

You are responsible for getting yourself to and from the retreat center. Although breakfast, lunch and two of your dinners are all covered, there will be 3 evenings where you get to explore and eat from one of the many marvelous restaurants in town.

Can I pay in installments?

We require a non-refundable $500 deposit to secure your spot. Your balance will be due by February 16th, 2023.

What is your cancellation policy?

There is a nonrefundable deposit of $500 to hold your spot.

The full balance is due by February 16th, 2023. If you are not paid in full by then, we reserve the right to offer your spot to our waiting list or the public, and to retain your deposit.

Cancellation: In the event you need to cancel your trip after your full balance is paid, you will not be refunded. You are welcome to sell or give your ticket to another person. We think of these tickets like concert tickets. In the event that we have a waiting list we will try to fill your spot with a person from that list.

Travel Insurance: We request that you get travel insurance especially during these Covid times, in case you need to cancel at the last minute. We have used Allianz travel in the past. https://www.allianz.com/en.html

In the case of acts of God, war, disaster, pandemic, border closure or unforeseen circumstances, we reserve the right to retain your fees and reschedule or make any necessary changes to the retreat. Because there is significant planning on our and the hotel’s part, rescheduling the trip is the best option.

Covid precautions:

To protect our group as best we can, we are requesting that everyone take a Covid test before travel so that we can all be together in a more relaxed way. We will aim to be unmasked and/or outside!

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