THE ZEN SPEAKER'S WRITING RETREAT

“I believe that what we want to write wants to be written.”
Julia Cameron

This is for you, yes, you.

Imagine a peaceful weekend in a safe space, totally focused on your creative dreams. You’ll be in the heart of Las Vegas and feel like you’re a million miles from any troubles, challenges or expectations.

This is for you, yes, you.

You have information from your life experiences that is worth sharing. It may be a story that will let others know they aren’t alone; it may change the way your audience looks at an issue; it may move people to laughter, tears and then action; it may move people from a place of mediocrity to excellence; or it may bring them peace and joy. You have something to share in your unique voice, through a speech, a book, and/or a blog!

“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” 
Maya Angelou

Take a deep breath. Now imagine yourself with a small group of 11 others creative souls feeling what you’re feeling. This time it’s going to be different. No excuses. You’re in the right place, at the right time, with the right people. And you’re leaving with the speech (or book or blog) you’ve had in your subconscious for a long time. Out of your head, out of your heart, on paper and on the way to those who need and want to hear it. Finally. We will brainstorm, we’ll listen, we’ll write. We’ll laugh, we’ll cry (I hope because I love the catharsis of it), we’ll bond, and we’ll write. We will be nourished by the food, the space, and the loving support.

This is for you, yes, you.

 



In-person retreat dates in 2021:

 

November 5, 6 & 7


5:30 – 8:30 pm on Friday – Bonding and creativity exercises; brainstorm and mind map what you want to work on during our time together.

​9 am – 4 pm on Saturday – Breakout individually for writing sessions in various areas of the retreat space while being checked on to make sure you’re in the flow and not stuck in resistance; learn techniques to write consistently and breakthrough resistance; share any challenges and successes so we can decrease the first and increase the second; celebrate the progress you’ve made on almost completing your weekend goal! 

9 am – 2 pm on Sunday – Continue opening our creative channels; complete our projects; make sure it is your voice that will be heard loud and clear because you have an audience waiting to hear you – only you; and we will end by celebrating your decision to give yourself this time and by expressing gratitude to each other for the support you shared. 

There is a chance you’ll leave without a completed speech, book, or blog. Do not despair. If that happens, it will be because you were so busy ridding yourself of unspoken shame to make room for your creative soul to shine through. And now you are free. Free to write. And if or when you’re ready, free to speak.

​This is for you, yes, you.

Limited to 12 open-minded, open-hearted souls.
Investment in yourself: $1,500 and 15 hours of your life that will change many of your future hours in a positive way.

 

If it isn’t for you, don’t force it. If it is for you, don’t resist it.
If I didn’t know from my personal experience how a well-written, well-prepared, authentically delivered speech affects the audience, I wouldn’t encourage this. But I do, so I am.

You knew from the beginning that this is for you. Yes. You

Select the session date below to register.

Additional retreat details will be emailed to you in the weeks leading up to the scheduled date. 

Due to Amy being in the vulnerable demographic and the current COVID restrictions, all participants must be vaccinated. 

Messages to You from Previous Attendees

“I attended the most INCREDIBLE writing retreat facilitated by my dearest friend, Amy Ayoub. Guided by her wisdom and insight, as she gently pushed us into a space of expansion. We each became better a version of ourselves. What a gift!” 

—  Rebecca Prephan