Crack Open the Light:
A Yoga & Creative Writing Retreat

If light is in your heart, you will find your way home.

What creative possibilities emerge when we get physical and move our bodies with intention? When we breathe mindfully? What light can we unearth within ourselves when we crack open the armor? What might be revealed? Yoga begins as a practice of awareness –both of mind and body. When we connect breath with movement, a deep listening opens inside of us. This 4-day retreat will take you through a daily morning asana and meditation practice, which will help clear blocks and prime the pump for creative juices to flow. Immediately after, we will use generative writing to explore and harness this new energy by experimenting with various genres (poetry, story, letters, essays). In the evenings, there will be satsang, a sacred gathering to close the day. All levels of yoga and writing are welcome!

Workshop Retreat Schedule: Each day begins with breakfast followed by the workshop at 10:00 AM. Afternoons can be spent working or meditating in the studio or walking the mountain trails. Dinner is eaten overlooking our field and gorgeous meadows. Evening hours are devoted to worktime.

Fees: $750 includes tuition, private room, private studio and all meals. We also offer day participant status for $600 which includes workshop and lunch (add $75 to stay for dinner). Space is limited! Register today!

Workshop cancellations will be accepted up to 30 days before the workshop start date with a 50% refund issued. We are not able to offer refunds beyond the cut-off date. In the unlikely event that a workshop is cancelled by The Millay Colony, full refunds will be issued.

To Reserve Your Spot: Contact Calliope Nicholas at, or 518 392-3103. You can pay the deposit via PayPal on the home page of our website or send a check to: The Millay Colony for the Arts, PO BOX 3, Austerlitz, NY, 12017, Attention: Workshops.

Learn more about Millay Colony here.