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8-Day Writer's Retreat 6-Day Healing Retreat
with New York Times Best-Selling Author Dynamic Healing Yoga
May 18 - 25th 2024 May 30 - June 4th 2024
At Botë Farms Retreat Center we searched the earth to find specialists, experts, and unique mentors, to bring their wellness and art to the farm to create a one-of-a-kind retreats.
Our retreats are here to support your body, mind and soul.
Creative Writing Retreat
with New York Times
May 18 - 25th, 2024
Behold Beauty in Nature.
Find Freedom for Creativity.
Clear your mind in this 8-day creative writing retreat where we will support your soul so you can focus on your writing with guidance from our New York Times Best Selling Author Corrina Bechko who will be your Special Guest Mentor.
Here at Bote Farms, we bring in successful professionals within your field to help you soar to new heights in your creativity. Bring your writing project, no matter what stage, and take in inspiration and support through both group and one-on-one sessions. This time will supercharge your work and motivate you to capture your momentum as you finally complete the project that lives inside of you.
Enjoy daily meditation and yoga to help keep you open to your imagination. Feast on delicious healthy meals and create bonds with like-minded artists. Explore this amazing country Albania and enjoy the simple pleasures of the farm. As you unplug and relax, the structure and guidance of our writing program will give you plenty to delve into your project during your free time.
We look forward to giving you the space, the tools, and the time for you to access your creativity.
Check into your luxury Villa at this agritourism retreat center and check out the astonishing 360-degree views there for your inspiration. Take a dip in the Eco Pool or spend some time communing with the rescue farm animals as your mind begins to quiet and focus on what it is you came for - to advance your writing project and career.
This writer's retreat gives you more than just the space and time to write, you will hone your craft alongside New York Times Best Selling Author Corrina Bechko.
Your writing mentor will be Corinna Bechko. Corrina is a Hugo- and Eisner-nominated New York Times best-selling author who has worked for numerous publishers including DC, Marvel, Dark Horse, BOOM!, IDW and Sideshow. She has written for some of the biggest entertainment brands and stories such as Star Wars: Legacy, Savage Hulk, Invisible Republic, The Expanse, Avatar: Adapt or Die, Green Lantern: Earth One, The Space Between and several Star Trek short stories. She has also written books for young readers including Smithsonian Dig it: Dinosaurs and Smithsonian 1001 Super Space Facts. Corrina has been a guest speaker and panel participant at many writer's conferences where she has focused on such topics as: "How to build a world" and "Anatomy of a script" and "Writing for a visual audience". Corinna is a frequent guest on podcasts and can also be found as a visiting professor at Ringling School of Art and Design.
You will have ample one-on-one development time with Corrina, and group workshops as she shares her experience and expertise. Projects will be workshoped daily with your retreat class giving you feedback, clarity, and inspiration. You will not only learn about your craft but also learn about the professional writing industry.
“I dwell in possibility.” — Emily Dickinson
May 30 - June 4th, 2024
'Yoga is not about touching your toes, it is about what you learn on the way down.' - Jigar Gor
Located in the stunning countryside just on the edge of Saranda in Southern Albania - one of the fastest-growing travel locations - this Dynamic Healing Yoga Retreat is the perfect place to escape the daily grind and focus on your mental and physical wellness. Our team of experts provides a variety of healing modalities including Reiki healing sessions, OSHO dynamic healing, mindfulness meditation, healing touch massage, and yoga to help you break through and break free of old patterns that are holding you back.
We believe in the power of community.
We believe in exploration.
We believe in saving space.
We believe in transformation.
Join us for a healing experience that will guide you toward positive change and personal growth. This all-inclusive six-day healing retreat will provide you with support from staff and the courage of the community to help foster emotional and spiritual freedom.
Join us in the land of Sunsets, Saranda, Albania for an excursion to a transformed you!
After winter comes the spring. Spend this time of renewal with us in sunny Albania with Cristine Swales, owner of Elements of Zen in the United Kingdom and Shawn Simons owner of Botë Farms. These healing facilitators await your arrival.
Here we aim to provide for your body, mind, and soul as you go on a journey of self-discovery and healing.
As you take this time for yourself, focus inward and learn to heal and evolve. As you transform, so will the people and circumstances that surround you.
Modalities of healing:
Reiki - Reiki means "universal life energy." It's an ancient healing method that manipulates energy flow in the body. Reiki practitioners use this energy force in and around the body, using gentle touch -- or by placing their hands just above your body -- to help guide this energy in a way that promotes balance and healing. These sessions are one-on-one sessions with our Reiker healer.
Massage - Massage is a great support tool during healing practice as massage can: Release feel-good hormones: Massage stimulates the production of endorphins, serotonin, and dopamine, which are known to elevate mood and promote relaxation. Reduce stress hormones: Massage helps lower cortisol levels, a hormone associated with stress, anxiety, and depression.
OSHO Dynamic Meditation - This group meditation is a fast, intense and thorough way to break old, ingrained patterns in the bodymind that keep one imprisoned in the past, and to experience the freedom, witnessing, silence and peace that are hidden behind those prison walls. Clinical research shows that Osho dynamic meditation produces anti-stress effects due to the dynamic of action of releasing repressed emotions and psychological inhibitions and traumas.
Mindfulness Meditation - As you spend time practicing mindfulness, you'll probably find yourself feeling kinder, calmer, and more patient. These shifts in your experience are likely to generate changes in other parts of your life as well. Research shows that mindfulness meditation changes our brain and biology in positive ways, improving mental and physical health. It is especially effective for reducing stress, anxiety, and depression as practitioners are better able to focus on the present and are less likely to worry and dwell on negative thoughts or experiences.
Yoga - Our yoga staff will provide the yoga class necessary to balance the healing work of the day. From Hatha or Vinyasa to Aerial or Core. We aim to provide yoga that best suits that day's schedule and intention.
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