MOUNTAINS AND MYTHOLOGY
A WRITING & GASTRONOMY RETREAT
OCTOBER 3 - 11 2024
ONLY A FEW SPOTS LEFT—REGISTRATION CLOSES AUGUST 10!
Leave the hurried world behind on this journey to the heart of timeless storytelling. We'll channel the of components of “place” to learn what makes a story so compelling that it resonates for generations. Through ancient ruins, mythology, good food, and nature, we'll learn how to strike the strongest chords in our own tales. This time of year marks the best weather, with both the sea and air temperature being an average of 79 degrees in early October!
What we'll do
We'll spend five nights at a special 10-acre epicurean mountain retreat in Olympos, a region with deep history spanning thousands of years. Mornings begin with yoga and a walking meditation to waterfalls and inspirational viewpoints, followed by a writing lesson, quiet creative time, and immersive cultural activities. Evenings conclude with a daily-changing seasonal gastronomic tasting menu by a renowned chef, followed by sharing stories around a fire.
After the mountains, we embark on a traditional wooden "gulet"—a Turkish ship used for centuries and a famed vessel of creative inspiration for Turkish writers and artists. We'll learn about the maritime history of this practice and tap into the seafaring stories that have been told for centuries along this stunning coastline. Swimming in crystal clear turquoise water and stargazing from the bow are the perfect source of inspirational.
What it's like
Outdoor yoga and meditation sessions
Foraged cocktail workshop
Hiking ruin-laced trails and ancient forests
Wine tasting lesson
Expert-led tour to the ancient seaside city of Phaselis
Swimming and stargazing
Daily writing lessons and guidance
Dedicated writing time and spaces
Conversations with local historians, purveyors, and artists
One-on-one consultation with Jenna
Personalized feedback on your writing
Custom writing workbook
Travel insurance & visa
5 nights at a Olympos Mountain Lodge
3 nights on a luxury gulet (Turkish ship)
All meals and listed experiences
All ground transportation including airport transfers
Luxury rooms (shared and single occupancy available)
The trip cost is $4,445 for shared accommodation and $4,995 for single
limited to 8 participants