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Offer: Writing and Meditation Workshop in Thailand

International Women’s Partnership for Peace and Justice (IWP) announces a 5 day StoryWork and Writing Retreat for women, from Sept 29 to Oct 2, 2009. This workshop is geared to any of us who are “seeking”; seeking more meaningfulness, a widened perspective, fresher insights, wholesome choices, ways to tap into inner wisdom or inner courage, seeking deeper self-awareness, new ways of seeing, new ways of being.

Story is central to the expression of the human condition. We can enjoy stories, and more importantly - learn from them, as they gift us the understanding of who and why we are, and what we can be. StoryWork is about connecting those overlooked, hurt or disconnected parts of ourselves in order to be more fully integrated. This helps us to lead more wholesome, meaningful, effective and creative lives.

Days will be divided into sessions for storywork and time for individual writing and reflection. Daily yoga, meditation and mindfulness practices will help us to create the space and peace within for our stories and writing to emerge.

The storywork and writing retreat will be co-facilitated by Dr. Marguerite Theophil, who regularly leads storywork workshops in India, and Ginger Norwood, facilitator with IWP.

Fees for the 5 day retreat are on a sliding scale of $125-$175 for women living in the Global South, and $200-$300 for women living in the Global North. Fees include delicious vegetarian meals, simple accommodation and transport to/from Chiang Mai and the training center.

Please contact Ginger at for more information or to register for the retreat. For more information about IWP, please visit our website:

(NB: Directly adapted from the website)


jap21's picture

Hi Katea

I just read this post and wondered about the topics. Of course I cannot attend the seminar, so I was thinking that, according to the contents of it, maybe we could replicate it here. It is something that has not been done, and I am sure the Foundation I work for would be happy to help. Do you think there might be any chance to do it? If you want, you can send details to my personal email.




Jacqueline Patiño FundActiva
Tarija - Bolivia
South America

katea's picture

of course! :)

Hi Jackie,
Sorry for the delayed reply. Of course, you can duplicate it. If you need materials, I have some that I can send through the net.


Poverty is man-made that we can undo.

Anette Leslie's picture

Hi Katea, I haven't checked

Hi Katea,

I haven't checked in with you in a while. How are you doing? This retreat sounds very interesting. When will it be held?


katea's picture

great to hear from you

Hey Anette,
I'm happy to hear from you! How are you? I've been busy with school but I get to have a break for a couple of days. They retreat is going to be from Sept 28 to Oct 2. :) I hope you attend, and who knows, we might catch each other there.


Poverty is man-made that we can undo.

Anette Leslie's picture

hi Katea, I hope you'll get

hi Katea,

I hope you'll get some time to relax. Please tell me what you studying.

I might not be able to join you at this retreat as that time is the beginning of the next school term.

See you around.


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