Ignite your writing adventure!

We had a fantastic day on our first retreat!
Please email andrew [at] balanceatwork [dot] ca if you would like to receive emails about upcoming workshops and retreats.

Looking to write or get started?
Feeling stuck or looking for a spark?

This one-day writing retreat will inspire creativity and refresh you physically and mentally. 

  • Leave the day-to-day behind and take time to rediscover yourself in a beautiful natural setting
  • Cultivate and nurture newfound creativity
  • Nourish your physical and mental self through meditation, yoga, and time in nature
  • Discover a community of like-minded writers and share in a safe, supportive, non-judgmental environment
  • Relax and enjoy a delightful vegan lunch

What to Expect

The day will be divided into four 90-minute “modules.” Each will begin with about 20 minutes of meditation, yoga *, or time in nature as catalysts for calming the inner chatter, followed by facilitated writing exercises to express yourself from the space created for newfound expression.

* no yoga or meditation experience required!

When & Where

The first retreat was November 11th 9:00-4:30
at the Camp Kawartha Environment Centre

Please email andrew [at] balanceatwork [dot] ca if you would like to be informed of the next one.

Your Investment

$75 +HST
includes coffee/tea, gluten-and-nut-free vegan lunch, and snacks

Pre-registration by Monday, November 6th required so we know how much food to prepare.Thank you 🙂

Andrew Jobes

Andrew Jobes

Yoga Instructor & Guide

Andrew is a yoga teacher and Reiki practitioner. He has a range of writing experience, with work published in the non-fiction, scientific, and Canadian literary genres. He has a Creative Writing Certificate from Trent University, has edited 4 books, done some blogging, edited a monthly newsletter for 3 years, and has crazy hair.

Through Balance At Work, he offers corporate wellness, workshops, yoga classes, Reiki treatments, and guided bird walks. This is his first full-day retreat, and he’s excited to co-create with Stacy a rich day for all.

Stacy Kirkbride

Stacy Kirkbride

Yoga Instructor & Guide

Stacy is a certified personal trainer, yoga teacher, recreation therapist and freelance writer. She has a passion for guiding people, with the helpful lens of yoga and mindfulness, to exploring their stories. When she is not pulling at the details of life she can usually be found unravelling a piece of knitting to endlessly start over.