The Write Life blog chose the "French Alps Natural Balance Retreat" as one of its "31 Incredible Writing Retreats to Attend in 2017"
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 2017
Award-winning Author’s French Alps Retreat Voted
“One of the Incredible Writing Retreats to Attend in 2017”
A week to discover your own wisdom and power to discover and use your creative gifts to make a difference in the world.
Date: August 6th-12th, 2017
Location: La Gare des Glaciers, Chamonix-Mont Blanc
The Write Life voted award-winning author, Debra Moffitt’s retreat one of its “Incredible Writing Retreats to Attend in 2017” for the 3rd year in a row. The annual retreat moves to the French Alps in 2017 with a focus on creative energy and purpose. Inspired by the beauty of the disappearing glaciers and the clear signs of climate change, Debra chose the area of Mont Blanc to encourage participants to use their writing and creative energy to move to higher perspectives and make a difference in the world.
"This year, more than ever, we are faced with dramatic shifts throughout the world. Many people feel powerless, but every small, inspired action makes a difference in creating a better, more peaceful and harmonious world," Debra said. Debra Moffitt will be joined by two co-teachers. Alex Inchbald is an extreme artist and change agent, who is not only an inspired painter, he also works with international organizations to effect changes in the world. Nathalie Doswald is a certified yoga teacher, and author of the forth-coming book, "Yoga Fables" soon to be released by Findhorn Press. Nathalie was an environmental scientist before teaching yoga.
The rivers, mountains, and purity of the place regenerated and renewed me and I want to share the natural beauty with others.” Debra’s French Alps Writing retreat counted as one of The Write Life’s “Incredible Retreats to Attend in 2015.” Debra’s non-sectarian retreats encourage people to connect with their own inner wisdom through simple writing practices that encourage self-awareness. Beginners are welcome and no prior experience with writing, yoga, or music are required. Participants from past retreats have come from all over the world and from a broad array of career paths and backgrounds.
Debra teaches writing for self-discovery and greater clarity. Muni Natarajan, a yoga and meditation teacher in Charleston, South Carolina, will teach gentle yoga accessible to beginners. Muni lived as a Hindu monk for 37 years before marrying and moving to Charleston. He’s also a gifted artist and musician. Luca Giugno, a professional jazz musician and music teacher in Locarno, Switzerland will lead the group in expression through music. Inspired by travels to India, Luca fuses his diverse musical experiences with a powerful sense of devotion through kirtan (Indian call and response singing) to create music that touches the spirit.
What people say: New York Times bestselling author Mark Nepo says, "Debra [Moffitt] is a gentle teacher who offers water for the spiritually thirsty." —Mark Nepo, author of Inside the Miracle and The Book of Awakening
What Participants Say:
At Debra's popular retreats, you'll find participants from all over the world who come from a broad array of backgrounds. Debra's French Alps Retreat was one of The Write Life's "Incredible Retreats to Attend in 2015 and 2016." Debra has led workshops and retreats at Esalen Institute in Big Sur, California, at the Sophia Institute in Charleston, South Carolina, and in many places in Europe. She lives in France and speaks three languages. Her writing is deeply influenced by her travels.
What People Say About the Debra's Retreats:
“I take with me a full heart and a sense of peace. I am so thankful and feel very blessed that I was able to attend. I have learned so much here!” – TD from Charleston, SC
What People Say About Debra's Retreats:
“Debra resists telling in favor of guiding you to your own discoveries. She will then help you to discover what is truth for you – or encourage you to continue seeking. She is real & she is amazing – has a true caring nature.” – PR, Charlotte, NC“
Debra created a comfortable environment giving each of us the opportunity to express ourselves without fear or feeling threatened. She provided thoughtful guidance to each of us in very constructive ways.” – JM, Charlotte, North Carolina
“Debra does a wonderful job of putting information out there and letting you grab hold of it in your own way.” DE, Charleston, South Carolina
What people say About Muni: “Yoga with Muni has changed me. I am more flexible, have better balance and more importantly I am more present to my life experiences. He is a gem on Daniel Island and we are blessed to have his studio here. He brings such a unique set of experiences from his many years in the monastery and he couples that with an approach to yoga practice that is very unique. He is willing to tailor your experience of yoga based on your own goals and desires and the results are extraordinary. When you are ready to commit, he is the person to partner with to create a journey of personal growth.” — Peg Clarkson
What people say about Luca: “Luca’s rich vocals, combined with his adept musical talents on guitar make for a hot combo. Throw in his passion for Indian fusion, jazz, and his sense of humor and you’ve got a winning combination. Luca’s mini-concert and send off for the French Alps Retreat group in 2015 was a treat!” – Debra Moffitt
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