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Creative Connections Writing and Meditation Retreat
L. Ayu Saraswati and Tanya Golash-Boza
Intellectuals spend countless hours reading, writing, and thinking. Yet, few of us think about how to be better scholars, how it might be possible to think, read, and write more effectively. There are specific practices intellectuals can use to enhance our creativity and our productivity. We have designed a workshop that incorporates these proven practice and we invite you to join us at this workshop in beautiful Hawaii.
The Creative Connections writing retreat is based on the idea that there are four elements that lead to enhanced creativity: 1) focused writing time; 2) spending time unplugged and in nature; 3) connections via conversations about our work; and 4) meditation and mindfulness activities that enhance focus and allow us to tap into our creative potential.
This retreat will use a combination of these proven techniques to create a space that not only provides for productivity during this week, but that also teaches participants valuable skills they can use for the remainder of their careers. Producing cutting-edge scholarship requires imaginative and creative abilities and this retreat is designed to maximize creativity and productivity.
About the Facilitator(s)
L. Ayu Saraswati is an award-winning author, award-winning teacher, engaging speaker, innovative consultant, and an associate professor and graduate director of women’s studies at the University of Hawai`i.
Email Address: [email protected]
Social Media: facebook.com/dr.saraswati
Tanya Golash-Boza is the author of five books, dozens of articles and book chapters, and many online essays. She is an Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of California, Merced. Her blog, Get a Life, Phd, is a leading source of information and inspiration for scholars looking to be productive and have a life too.
Email Address: [email protected]
Social Media: @tanyaboza
For More Information:
Kalani is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization. Your stay here supports education, community arts programming, and Hawaiian culture preservation within the District of Puna. Kalani has grown to become the largest provider of services in Puna – thanks to the support from guests like you!
Kalani retreat rates are all-inclusive and provide access to all instruction and course activities, meals, accommodations, and use of Kalani's facilities including our 25-meter pool, hot tubs and sauna.
|Fees per person:||Double Occupancy||Single Occupancy|
|6 - Cottage||n/a||n/a|
|5 - Tropical Loft||n/a||n/a|
|4 - Tree House Room||n/a||n/a|
|3 - Bungalow Room||n/a||n/a|
|2 - Lodge Room (private bath)||$ 1550||$ 1850|
|1 - Lodge Room (shared bath)||$ 1400||$ 1600|
Triple Occupancy Available:
Lodge Room (private bath): $1450
Lodge Room (shared bath): $1350
Additional lodging options may be available; please inquire upon registration if your preferred lodging type is not listed above.
Kamaʻāina and commuter tuitions are both available for this retreat – inquire for details. A valid Hawaii state-issued ID or driver’s license must be presented at retreat check-in to receive kama'āina rates.
Extend Your Stay at a Discount!
Additional nights can be added on to the beginning or end of this package at special discounted rates for retreat attendees. There is so much to explore on this incredible island - from the volcano and the astronomy centers on Mauna Kea to the tide pools, beaches, and hikes along the coast. Kalani is always brimming with activity, with 50 classes a week, as well as special events.
If you require airport shuttle service, please contact Kalani Guest Services at 800-800-6886 or [email protected], at least one week in advance.
Because of the structure of our retreat packages, we are unable to pro-rate retreat fees for shortened stays.