writer’s residency

AUGUST 9-13, 2020

4 days / 4 nights at Veritas Vista Writer’s Residency offers you a cocoon of beauty and tranquility for inspiration, focus and transformation in the company of other like-minded creatives, artists and writers.

This residency is designed for QUIET TIME to write, with wellness options available on-site to get your creative juices flowing.

 

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Your essence is gold hidden in dust. To reveal its splendor you need to burn in the fire of love. - Rumi

A WRITER’S HAVEN FOR GETTING TO THE FINISH LINE

Perfect for anyone who needs undistracted time to get it done

Writing takes tenacity through many drafts and stages of the creative process. Wrangling resistance, repeatedly making your project a priority, being persistent with getting your work out in the world is a noble act of becoming who you are meant to be.

Why do it alone?

Why not retreat into a luxurious sanctuary of quiet undisturbed time, with all meals lovingly prepared?

Why not be championed in conversation with other writers on the same path?

You know you have something to say.

You know you need to write.

Literally your only job is to show up.

Put your butt in the chair and…. write, write, write.

HOSTED BY:

Krista Kujat, Founder of Veritas Vista

Through the process of writing a memoir, I’ve come to know that exposing one’s heart and soul onto the page takes honesty, dignity, courage, strength, and richness.

I vowed to design a space for creatives to journey through the emotional landscape of the soul in a safe, nurturing and awe-inspiring cocoon. So here we are: The Writer’s Residency at Veritas Vista.

At Veritas Vista, we know that nurturing creativity results in productivity.

My intention is for each person who enters the Writer’s Residency to meet a part of themselves they have long missed, as they pour their voice onto the page.

ITINERARY

MORNINGS
Wake up to stunning sunrise views, sip some blueberry merlot tea or a cappuccino from the coffee station. Luxuriate in the morning stillness in your private writing zone.

Breakfast is a self-serve spread and an offical quiet time. Conversations are kept in bedrooms only.

Move your body in the yoga studio or meander 5 minutes up the hill for 360 degree views of the San Francisco Bay.

Write, write, write.

AFTERNOONS
Chef prepared lunches are served 12:30-1:30pm.

The salads are like no other you’ve tasted, alive with herbs and veggies picked from the land just days before.

Soak in the salt water hot tub. Luxuriate on the lounge chairs. Let the sun rays nourish you as you rest your eyes from the computer screen.

Write, write, write.

EVENINGS
Chef prepared dinners are served 6:30-7:30pm.

Dinners are the magic hour where we commune around our writing process. This is when each writer has the opportunity to share about their process and set their intentions for the following day.

We cross pollenate tricks and tools. There’s nothing like several brains and hearts coming together instead of one.

We exalt in triumphs, dispel quandries, celebrate breakthroughs and declare new insights.

Write, write, write.

Rest and repeat it all the next day.

RESIDENCY TESTIMONIALS

“I joined the residency to work on my PhD in Metaphysics. One of the most supportive things was the setting. I felt held to do the work I needed to do. I feel so much gratitude for being in this group, sharing our energies, stories and experiences. I got so much out of the humanity that came out of our exchanges.”
- Heather Crimmins
“I’m walking away with a deeper knowing of why my material is important. I got clear on the core of what I want to say. And its was fun. It didn’t feel like ‘work’. This retreat has also reminded me of my commitment to slow down.”
- Elizabeth Husserl
“I cannot wait to come back. The food literally came from the chefs’ farm to our table. I so appreciated having a tea/coffee station near my room so I could get back to work without having to go to the kitchen. Soaking in the hot tub while smelling the eucalyptus trees is a true spa experience. Did I mention the creative breakthroughs while I was there?!
- Jenn Sutkowski

RETREAT DETAILS

The writer’s residency is 4 days, 4 nights of inspired space to write, think, and be shoulder to shoulder with other writers. Everything you need to maximize your productivity has been taken care of. All you need to do is show up.

PRIVATE 1-1 VISUAL STORYBOARD SESSION
You’ll get your project mapped out onto a visual storyboard by a graphic facilitator. Our past participants rave about their storyboard giving them new insight as well as a bird’s eye view of their project at a glance.

4 STAR LUXURY ACCOMODATION
Private or shared room in a luxury 4-star retreat house. Each room has it’s own table or desk for writing. There are multiple decks and common areas to sink into your zone of genius and sit with your innner muse.

CUISINE
Chef prepared breakfast, lunch and dinner are included.

Local, organic, plant-based meals for enhancing focus and promoting healthy cognitive brain function are carefully curated for participants to feel enriched, nourished and litterally loved up after each meal.

LOCATION & TRANSPORTATION
Veritas Vista is located just 7 mins away from Downtown San Rafael and an hour drive from the San Francisco airport (SFO). Shuttle service from SFO airport leaves every 30 minutes and brings you to San Rafael transit station where uber, lyft and taxis are available to bring you to the retreat house. If driving, street parking is available. Airfare and transfers are not included in the retreat cost.

ACCELERATOR SESSIONS (optional)
Enhance your experience by booking a private wellness session to support your insights and allow for more creativity to flow through you. These body oriented (somatic) sessions accelerate the clarity in your writing process by resolving blocks, releasing stuck energy, and opening to new perspectives.

Systemic Constellations
Therapeutic method which draws on elements of family and socieital systems using subtle movement and systemic insight to track and resolve the orgins of personal and professional challenges. This is a rich tool for unearthing personal material and insights for the writing process.

Somatic Experience Sessions
These sessions are ideal for writers who face mental or emotional blocks with their writing. Guided by your body’s unique blueprint you will gain relaxation, clarity, and insight, while gently releasing tension, anxiety and trauma without overwhelming your nervous system. Through a sensory ‘felt’ experience of safety, creativity and joy you return to your project more grounded your body where expression flows fluidly.

THIS IS FOR YOU...

  • If you are ready to prioritize your writing and give yourself the time and space to do it.
  • If you thrive by exchanging your ideas with like-minded creatives.
  • If you want to be surrounded by beauty and nature so writing to be fun.
  • If you are committed to bringing your writing to the finish line.

PRICING
Based on room selection.


ROOM SELECTION

4 days / 4 nights ALL MEALS INCLUDED

EARLY BIRD ENDS JUNE 30
SPACES ARE VERY LIMITED

Only 50% deposit required to save your room

Master Bedroom

  • King Bed Private Room
  • Sunset Views
  • Private Bathroom
  • Shower and Tub with Canyon Views
  • Fireplace
  • Private Mini-Bar
  • Desk
Regular Price $2250
Only 50% deposit required to save your room

Gold Bedroom

  • King Bed Private Room
  • Sunset Views
  • Private Bathroom
  • Shower and Tub
  • Desk
Regular Price $1950
Only 50% deposit required to save your room

Zen Room

  • Canyon Views
  • Shared Bathroom
  • Desk

Setup Options:
2 Twin Beds
1 King Bed

bring a friend and share a room
Double Occupancy Regular Price $2100 ($1050 each)
Single Regular Price $1680
Only 50% deposit required to save your room

Blue Room

  • Shared Deck
  • Shared Bathroom
  • Canyon Views
  • Desk

Setup Options:
2 Twin Beds
1 King Bed

bring a friend and share a room
Double Occupancy Regular Price $2200 ($1100 each)
Single Regular Price $1750
Only 50% deposit required to save your room

Muse Room

  • Shared Bedroom
  • Shared Deck
  • Desk
  • 2 Full Size Beds
bring a friend and share a room
Double Occupancy Regular Price $2240 ($1120 each)
Single Regular Price $1850
Only 50% deposit required to save your room

Queen Room

  • Queen Bed
  • Hill & Street View
  • Powder Room
  • Shared Shower
  • Laptop Desk
Regular Price $1680
Only 50% deposit required to save your room

Sultry Room

  • Shared Bath
  • Laptop Desk

Setup Options:
2 Twin Beds
1 King Bed

bring a friend and share a room
Double Occupancy Regular Price $2040 ($1020 each)
Single Regular Price $1580
Only 50% deposit required to save your room