WRITING  |  WOMEN  |  REAL

A seasonal Write to Glow retreat is where women eat well, rest deeply, enjoy nature, and witness one another through guided writing circles and other offerings — then return to their lives and loved ones nourished, refreshed, and connected

“I was surprised by how much I needed this opportunity to be with soul sisters through writing, talking, and listening.” ~Marilyn, Winter FIRE 2019  “Safe. Loving. Connected. Fun. The container that is set around the writing gives compassionate and expectationless permission to drop into vulnerability.” ~Sam, Winter FIRE 2019  “There is power in being witnessed and accepted.” ~Kerry, Winter FIRE 2019

“I was surprised by how much I needed this opportunity to be with soul sisters through writing, talking, and listening.”
~Marilyn, Winter FIRE 2019

“Safe. Loving. Connected. Fun. The container that is set around the writing gives compassionate and expectationless permission to drop into vulnerability.”
~Sam, Winter FIRE 2019

“There is power in being witnessed and accepted.”
~Kerry, Winter FIRE 2019

Coming Up:

Spring LIGHT

Heaven & Earth Retreats in Banks, Oregon
May 3, 2019 — May 5, 2019

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step away from your busy life…

…and step into the magical space that is Heaven and Earth Retreats.

Just 40 minutes from downtown Portland, this unique space is tucked away on 5 pristine, forested acres with stunning views. Be prepared to feel MILES away and experience rich connection around writing, nature, movement, and ritual.

Return to your family, friends, co-workers, clients — even your pets — relaxed and rejuvinated. They’ll love you for it!

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sweet connection

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“I loved this communal writing experience. The feminine style lowers inner-critic noise and releases authentic expression.” ~Kerry, Summer Glow 2018  “This writing practice never felt too hard or scary. The thing I appreciate the most was listening to the writing of other women. The prompts were great for me because I usually don’t write that way and it gave me permission to explore topics that I normally don’t explore.” ~Alyssa, Summer GLOW 2018  “I was surprised what I learned about myself and how truly connected we all are. I’ll  join a WTG Retreat any chance I get. Magic is created.” ~Pietra, Winter FIRE 2019

“I loved this communal writing experience. The feminine style lowers inner-critic noise and releases authentic expression.”
~Kerry, Summer Glow 2018

“This writing practice never felt too hard or scary. The thing I appreciate the most was listening to the writing of other women. The prompts were great for me because I usually don’t write that way and it gave me permission to explore topics that I normally don’t explore.”
~Alyssa, Summer GLOW 2018

“I was surprised what I learned about myself and how truly connected we all are. I’ll join a WTG Retreat any chance I get. Magic is created.”
~Pietra, Winter FIRE 2019

savor sublime nourishment

A WTG Retreat at Heaven and Earth is a unique opportunity for loving, sensual nourishment of your body, mind, and soul.

“Beyond my wildest imagination! The space wasn’t the frame around the experience, it was the foundation that let us open into the experience. Ruthanne creates pure magic here. Her food-phenomenal! ~Lisa, Summer GLOW 2018

“Beyond my wildest imagination! The space wasn’t the frame around the experience, it was the foundation that let us open into the experience. Ruthanne creates pure magic here. Her food-phenomenal!
~Lisa, Summer GLOW 2018


Spring LIGHT details:

Friday, May 3rd, 4 p.m. to Sunday, May 5th, 1 p.m.

Weekend  Activities Include: 

  • 3 WTG Circles with Alyse

  • deep-dive writing trios with Alyse

  • nature /embodiment /movement /ritual offerings with Honey

[To learn more about Alyse and communal free-flow writing circles, explore the site or contact me with any questions. To learn more about Honey, scroll to the bottom of the page].

Do as much or as little as you desire. There will be scheduled downtime to nap, walk, hike, read, cloud gaze, snack, sip tea + connect with other amazing women.


Amenities  Include:

  • a hot tub comfortable for 4

  • 2 in-ground fire pits

  • an outdoor shower (love!!)

  • freshly prepared, organic, nutrient-dense snacks + meals

    • gluten free

    • sugar free (other than honey)

    • largely dairy free (occasional butter or light aged cheeses)

    • largely grain free (all grains are soaked, nuts and seeds are soaked and dehydrated).

    • high quality fish and meat

    • food restrictions are accommodated

  • tempurpedic mattresses, high quality futons with lush mattress toppers. plush and luxurious bedding

  • close to the Banks Vernonia Trail


“This experience brings rest, wholeness & joy. You deserve all this!”
~Pat, Winter FIRE 2019

“I’m taking from this weekend my ability and desire to create more sacred awareness in my life.”
~Lisa, Winter FIRE 2019

Pricing is all inclusive:

lodging, snacks + meals, transportation to and from retreat if coming in from out of town, amenities, all WTG Circles and additional guided offerings

Glamping Tent  “How beautiful the settings — inside and out!!” ~Lynda, Summer GLOW 2018

Glamping Tent

“How beautiful the settings — inside and out!!”
~Lynda, Summer GLOW 2018

$650/person (single) | $595/person (double)

  • Glamping Tent: Queen Bed (occupancy 1 or 2)

$575/person (single) | $525/person (double)

  • Alaska Room: Queen Bed (occupancy 1 or 2) [sold out]


$495/person

  • Sun Room: 1 Double Bed, 1 Single Futon (occupancy 2)

  • Upstairs Loft: 2 Single Beds (occupancy 2) [sold out]

$475/person

  • The Ladies Lounge: 4 Single Beds with privacy curtains (occupancy 4)

$425/person

  • The Ladies Lounge Top Bunk: single bed with privacy curtains (occupancy 1)

The "Ladies Lounge"  “Lodging in the Ladies Lounge, I first wondered how that would be, but the room was great — the women fantastic — I felt a true sisterhood with my roomies. And the bed/fur — so comfy!” ~Donna, Summer GLOW 2018

The "Ladies Lounge"

“Lodging in the Ladies Lounge, I first wondered how that would be, but the room was great — the women fantastic — I felt a true sisterhood with my roomies. And the bed/fur — so comfy!”
~Donna, Summer GLOW 2018

$350/person

  • Tent Camping: Bring your tent + sleeping bag for your NW camping experience (room for 4 individual tents)

*Note: This space is a beautiful home that's been converted to a retreat center. Therefore, the experience is more intimate than a hotel. There are 2 full bathrooms, a deluxe and tricked out outdoor bathroom, and an outdoor shower.

“I am a solitary writer. It changes what I write when I know others will hear or read it. But this never felt too hard or too scary. The thing I appreciate the most was listening to the writing of other women. The prompts were great for me because I usually don’t write that way and it gave me permission to explore topics that I normally don’t explore.”  ~Alyssa, Summer GLOW 2018

“I am a solitary writer. It changes what I write when I know others will hear or read it. But this never felt too hard or too scary. The thing I appreciate the most was listening to the writing of other women. The prompts were great for me because I usually don’t write that way and it gave me permission to explore topics that I normally don’t explore.”

~Alyssa, Summer GLOW 2018


Space is limited. Reserve your spot with a $250 non-refundable deposit. Here's how:

Email Alyse to: 
1). request your room selection, and
2). receive options for securing your room with a deposit.

Alyse will confirm your room selection.

 Can't wait to hear from you — and sink into Winter FIRE!!

A word about Honey, my dear soul-sister and facilitator partner:

I met Honey Trabitz in 2015 at a SoulFire retreat in Montana. She was my roommate. Today, she’s my “Anam Cara,” my “soul friend.”

(You NEVER know who you may meet at a women’s retreat!✨)

Honey is a certified CTI Co-Active Coach & Leader who believes that, "We are the experts of our own lives and that when we attune to our body’s wisdom and move in nature we can hear ourselves more clearly.” 

Her earthy wisdom and witty humor is well-worth the price of admission — ‘cuz we like our soul work/teachings/circles to be equal parts FUN + REAL. And that’s Honey.