Holes in the Wall Collective is working hard to put on programming even as we are inbetween spaces.
In the meantime, send us your hi-fives, help hold back the bureaucratic monkey wrenches and donate your couch change and we'll be on our way.
Join Elyce Semenec for her second annual Summer Wellness Retreat on the Art in the Fields Property in New Jerusalem, PA.
Relax in 29-acres of oxygen rich summer foliage, away from the hustle and bustle of your everyday life. Restore and rejuvenate your body, mind and spirit with daily yoga in a huge barn with skylights. Refresh your senses during the morning walking meditation around the acre wide pond. Nourish your belly and body with catered organic, vegetarian meals.
There will be an evening bonfire and the Hawaiian Ho'oponopono ritual of reconciliation and forgiveness (to clear out negativity and put things right in our relationships with others). Dhira & Julia, of Holes in the Wall Collective, will lead a guided botanical tour of the fields followed by an elixir-making class and Craft Cocktails. You can swim in the pool or share with the wildlife in the acre-wide pond. If you choose to explore the area, there are local activities such as Crystal Cave, the covered bridges of PA, or a giant famous flea market and swap meet. Kutztown is easy to travel to from NYC, either by car or by bus from Port Authority, NYC.
Come work on your work - solo or with collaborators. Creatives across disciplines welcome. An affordable chance to get away from your daily grind and carve out a slice of time for you. Shared and individual space for productivity, reflection and work.
Each participant will have a private room with work space, use of kitchen and access to 29 acres for walks and reflection. $45/night, two night minimum.
We live in intense times. With the rapidly evolving state of the world, we can become overwhelmed by the amount of information and the stress of navigating it all.
Come fully unplug and de-stress with soothing techniques for the nervous system, including restorative yoga, breath work, meditation, self-hypnosis instruction and playful connection.
Every day there will be in-depth experience of these practices, as well as guided sessions to reflect how they can become a part of your daily life. With time to enjoy walking, reflection, and connecting with others.
This is a weekend of digital detoxification. You will be asked to hand over your devices for the entirety of the weekend-this is an integral part of the process!
Includes lodging, facilitation and breakfast. More info HERE.
You have a true story to tell, but how do you sift through all of the details, facts, and information to find the beating heart of your narrative? The art of memoir is often an exhausting and solitary task, so our retreat will bring together a group of like-minded writers for a weekend of writing, reading, and community.
Mornings will be spent studying key passages from both conventional and unconventional memoirs to find various examples of successful narrative structures, widening our understanding of the form. We will discuss these passages in detail and generate our own work through targeted exercises and prompts. Afternoons will be focused on workshopping prepared manuscript pages. Evenings will be devoted to readings and, of course, dinner, though you’re free to slink off at any point to work on more writing.
Come enjoy the first awakenings of spring on our 29 acres, relax by the fire with a new community of talented writers and carve time to dive into your work- the story that only you can tell. Breakfast and lunch will be provided by Holes in the Wall, all vegan and vegetarian, with dinner provided the first evening.
Includes lodging, workshop, breakfast and lunch + dinner on the first night. More info HERE.