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

“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  “I was surprised by how much I needed this opportunity to be with soul sisters through writing, talking, and listening.” ~Marilyn, Winter FIRE 2019  “There is power in being witnessed and accepted.” ~Kerry, 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

“I was surprised by how much I needed this opportunity to be with soul sisters through writing, talking, and listening.”
~Marilyn, 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 — May 5, 2019

Registration details and availability below.

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step away from the busy-ness of 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

WTG retreats are intimate (14 women, max). We arrive from different cities and states. Different seasons in life. Different paths. We arrive as friends, acquaintances, and strangers. But when we step onto the land, we’re invited to connect to ourselves in sweet self-friendship; connect to the moment (ahhh….!), and connect to each other in deep sisterhood.

As we circle-up for communal free-flow writing, we aim for ease being ourself, just as we are — in the moment, just as it is. That’s the practice!

Expect seasonal themes that stir the imagination, timed writings to prompts, and comment-free, optional sharing. Our mantra, “All of it,” helps quiet our inner critic. Sweet notes, sharp notes, and all the notes in-between are welcome in our notebook, in our lives, and in ourselves.

“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. I most appreciate listening to the writing of other women. The prompts were great for me and 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. I most appreciate listening to the writing of other women. The prompts were great for me and 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 for your body, mind, and soul.

Meet Ruthanne.

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Ruthanne is the owner and hostess of Heaven & Earth Retreats. I think of her as a Hearth and Home Goddess. 

We are in the BEST hands with Ruthanne.

Long after you return home, you’ll remember her exquisite organic and nutrient-dense meals; her home’s warm and whimsical aesthetic; her passion and knowledge around food-vibrancy; and her beautiful heart.

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“Beyond my wildest imagination! The space wasn’t the frame around the experience. It was the foundation for opening into the experience. Ruthanne creates magic. And her food—phenomenal!!
~Lisa, Summer GLOW 2018

Meet Honey, my soul sister and facilitating partner, leading us in memorable movement, mediation, and ritual offerings.

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I think of Honey Trabitz as a Nature and Embodiment Goddess. We met in 2015 at a women’s retreat in Montana. She was my roommate. (NEVER know who you may meet at a WTG Retreat!✨)

Honey is a certified CTI Co-Active Coach & Leader who believes "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 wit and wisdom is worth the price of admission ‘cuz we like our soul work to be equal parts FUN + REAL. And that’s Honey.


Details for Spring LIGHT

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

Weekend  Activities: 

  • 3 WTG Circles with Alyse

  • deep-dive writing trios with Alyse

  • nature /embodiment /movement /ritual offerings with Honey

WTG Retreats are structured for you to do as much or as little as you desire. Aside from the opening and closing circles, participation is optional. There’s also scheduled downtime to nap, walk, hike, read, cloud gaze, snack, sip tea + connect with each other.


Amenities:

  • 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


“Drinking my morning coffee around the fire-pit with other women is a memory I’ll cherish.”
~Caroline, Summer GLOW 2018

“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:

Pricing is all inclusive: lodging, snacks + meals, shuttle 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

Sleeping options:

$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.

“You’ll love yourself more and love more of yourself when you leave.” ~Cathy, Winter FIRE, 2019

“You’ll love yourself more and love more of yourself when you leave.”
~Cathy, Winter FIRE, 2019


To Register:

Space is limited. Reserve your spot with a $250 non-refundable, but transferable 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.

Note: If you’re new to Alyse and Write to Glow, and not referred by a woman who has participated in Write to Glow, email Alyse to schedule a phone call to determine if a WTG Retreat is right for you.

 Can't wait to hear from you!